Peter Lane

Professor of Strategy & Technology
Phone: (603) 862-4358
Office: Management, Paul College Rm 360E, Durham, NH 03824
Peter Lane

Peter Lane is a former entrepreneur who researches and teaches strategy, international business, and change management. An award-winning teacher, Peter works with MBAs and managers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia to help a range of companies improve their effectiveness and their ability to respond to challenging environments.

The 27 academic articles and book chapters that Peter has published have been cited by other scholars over 17,000 times. He served on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management, and has held Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society leadership positions.

Peter is an effective and entrepreneurial academic leader. He has served UNH’s Paul College as Associate Dean for Faculty & Graduate Programs, Marketing Department Chair, Hospitality Department Interim Chair, Co-director of MS Management of Technology Programs (NH & Korea), Family Business Center Interim Director, and currently serves as its Management Department Chair.


  • 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

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 840: International Business
  • ADMN 905: Corporate Consulting Project I
  • HMGT 695: Independent Analysis

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., Hitt, M. A., & Lane, P. J. (2009). Complementary technologies, knowledge relatedness, and invention outcomes in high technology mergers and acquisitions. Strategic Management Journal, n/a. doi:10.1002/smj.829

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