Peter J. Lane

Professor of Strategic Management & Technology
Paul College 360E
Peter J.

Curriculum Vita

Fields of Specialization:

Corporate strategy, strategic alliances and joint ventures, strategy development processes, change management & leadership, strategic management of science, technology and innovation management, managing emerging technologies



Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Business Administration
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., University of New Hampshire, History



An entrepreneur turned academic, Peter Lane uses rigorous scholarship to address real-world problems in corporate strategy, leadership, change management and technological innovation. Peter's model of learning and innovation within strategic alliances is one of the most highly cited strategic management studies of the past decade. His work on CEO involvement in public policy was praised as a "new paradigm" for corporate leadership by the Peter Drucker Foundation's Leader to Leader magazine. Peter has worked with MBAs, managers and executives in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has helped a wide range of organizations improve their effectiveness including local non-profits, national business associations, private entrepreneurial companies and major international corporations.

Peter was on the faculty of two other business schools prior to UNH’s Whittemore School of Business & Economics (WSBE). From 1996 to 1998 he was at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, where he won three MBA teaching awards. From 1998 to 2003 he was at Arizona State’s W.P. Carey School of Business where he served as curriculum co-director of their full-time MBA program and helped direct the Management Department’s Ph.D. program. After joining WSBE in 2003 Peter served as a founding co-director of WSBE's innovative Masters of Science in Management of Technology (MS-MOT) degree programs in the U.S. and Korea from 2004 to 2008. FromJuly 2008 to July 2011 he has served the chair of the Marketing Department. His teaching accomplishments at UNH have earned him awards from WSBE’s MBA and MS-MOT students and the university honor "The Class of 1941 Professor" which recognizes excellence in both teaching and research.

The 17 articles that Peter has published in leading academic journals have been cited by other scholars over 10,000 times. He has served on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Management. Peter has been elected to several leadership positions in international academic associations including treasurer and executive board member for the Academy of Management's Business Policy & Strategy Division, and board member for two of the Strategic Management Society’s interest groups. Outside of academia Peter has written about his research for Director magazine and The Boston Globe. During his earlier career as a wine importer and restaurateur he also wrote articles on wine and single malt scotches for the Quarterly Review of Wines.


Professional Experience:

Examples of Executive Education & Consulting Projects:
Velcro USA
R.R. Donnelly
Teleflex, Inc.
Northern Elastomeric, Inc.
G.E. Capital Corp.
SK Group (Seoul, South Korea)
National Association of Manufacturers
Catholic Social Services of Central Indiana
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program




Recent Research:

“Complementary Technologies, Knowledge Relatedness, and Invention Outcomes in High Technology Mergers and Acquisitions” (with Makri and MA Hitt), Strategic Management Journal, 2010.

"A Search Theoretic Model of Productivity, Science and Innovation" (with M. Makri), R&D Management, 2007.

"An Embeddedness Framing of Governance and Opportunism: Towards a Cross-Nationally Accommodating Theory of Agency" (with M. Lubatkin, S.O. Collin and P. Very), Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2007.

"Responding to Technological Maturity: A Socio-Cognitive Model of Science and Innovation in Technological Communities" (with M. Makri), The Journal of High Technology Management Research, 2007.

"Science, Innovation, and CEO Pay in High Technology Firms" (with M. Makri and L.R. Gomez-Majia), Strategic Management Journal, 2006.

"The Reification of Absorptive Capacity: A Critical Review and Reconceptualization" (with B. Koka and S. Pathak), Academy of Management Review, 2006.

"Science Intelligence Capability and Innovation Performance: An Absorptive Capacity Perspective" (with R. Klavans), International Journal Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2005.

"Origins of Corporate Governance in the USA, Sweden and France" (with M. Lubatkin, S.O. Collin and P. Very), Organization Studies, 2005.

"Homesteading on the Endless Frontier: Mapping Science to Cultivate Innovation", Innovating Strategy Processes, 2005.


Honors & Awards:

Research Impact

See my Google Scholar page

University of New Hampshire

Outstanding Professor Award, MS Management of Technology Class of 2008
Class of 1941 Professorship, 2005 - 2007
Outstanding Teaching Award, Full-Time MBA Class of 2005
WSBE Research Excellence Award, 2004 & 2005

Indiana University

MBA Teaching Excellence Award, 1997 & 1998
Eli Lilly Alumni Teaching Award (Greatest Contribution to Evening MBA Program), 1997

Academic Honor Societies

Beta Gamma Sigma                  Phi Kappa Phi