Peter Lane

Peter Lane

Phone: (603) 862-4358
Office: Management, Paul College Rm 360E, Durham, NH 03824

Peter Lane is a former entrepreneur who researches and teaches strategy, change management, and international business. An award-winning MBA teacher, Peter also works with managers and leaders in non-profits, government agencies, family businesses, and Fortune Global 500 corporations through executive education and strategic process facilitation.

The 27 academic articles and book chapters that Peter has published have been cited by other scholars over 22,000 times, making him one of the most highly cited strategy researchers over the past 25 years. He served on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management, and has held elected leadership positions in the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.

Peter has served Paul College as Associate Dean for Faculty & Graduate Programs, Hospitality Management Department Chair, Management Department Chair, Marketing Department Chair, Co-Director of MS Management of Technology Programs (NH & Korea), and Family Business Center Interim Director. He currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Physicians Leadership Program which Paul College runs in partnership with the NH Medical Society.

Peter has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MBA from UMass Amherst, and a PhD from the University of Connecticut. Between his BA and MBA, he co-founded, grew, and sold a wine importing & wholesaling company, served as New England regional sales manager of a fine wine importing company, and led the turnaround of a large high-end restaurant and function operation.

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 775: Strategic Management
  • ADMN 840: International Business
  • ADMN 882: Managing Growth and Innovation
  • ADMN 905: Corporate Consulting Project I
  • ADMN 982: Creating Winning Strategies
  • HMGT 695: Independent Analysis
  • MGT 714: Org Changemaker Skills


  • Ph.D., Business Admin.&Managemt, University of Connecticut
  • M.B.A., Business Admin.&Managemt, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • B.A., History Teacher Education, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Change and transformation
  • Corporate/Strategic Planning
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

Selected Publications


  • Floyd, S. W., & Lane, P. J. (2010). Facilitating Strategic Renewal by Managing Strategic Role Conflict. In HANDBOOK OF TOP MANAGEMENT TEAMS (pp. 449-459). Retrieved from

  • Makri, M., & Lane, P. J. (2007). A search theoretic model of productivity, science and innovation. R & D MANAGEMENT, 37(4), 303-317. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9310.2007.00477.x

  • Lubatkin, M., Lane, P. J., Collin, S., & Very, P. (2007). An embeddedness framing of governance and opportunism: towards a cross-nationally accommodating theory of agency. JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 28(1), 43-58. doi:10.1002/job.402

  • Makri, M., & Lane, P. J. (2007). Responding to technological maturity: A socio-cognitive model of science and innovation in technological communities. The Journal of High Technology Management Research, 18(1), 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.hitech.2007.03.001

  • Makri, M., Lane, P. J., & Gomez-Mejia, L. R. (2006). CEO incentives, innovation, and performance in technology-intensive firms: A reconciliation of outcome and behavior-based incentive schemes. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 27(11), 1057-1080. doi:10.1002/smj.560

  • Lane, P. J., Koka, B. R., & Pathak, S. (2006). The reification of absorptive capacity: A critical review and rejuvenation of the construct. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 31(4), 833-863. doi:10.5465/AMR.2006.22527456

  • Sirmon, D. G., & Lane, P. J. (2004). A model of cultural differences and international alliance performance. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES, 35(4), 306-319. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400089

  • Dess, G. G., Ireland, R. D., Zahra, S. A., Floyd, S. W., Janney, J. J., & Lane, P. J. (2003). Emerging Issues in Corporate Entrepreneurship. Journal of Management, 29(3), 351-378. doi:10.1016/s0149-2063_03_00015-1

  • Lane, P. J., Salk, J. E., & Lyles, M. A. (2001). Absorptive capacity, learning, and performance in international joint ventures. Strategic Management Journal, 22(12), 1139-1161. doi:10.1002/smj.206

  • Most Cited Publications