Michael Y. Lee

Assistant professor of organizational behaviour at INSEAD.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020. 


Received the Emerging Scholar Award in Employee Participation and Ownership from AOM HR Division (2021). 


Won the Wyss Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research from Harvard Business School (2018).


Studies novel and innovative approaches to organizing. His research explores the dynamics and consequences of radically decentralised systems. How can organizations thrive without conventional hierarchies?


Prior to entering academia, he worked at the management consulting firm Parthenon Group, and the technology industry at Google, as well as in the social sector where he helped clients measure and increase their social impact. He holds a DBA in management from Harvard Business School, and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. An advanced student of Vipassana meditation.




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“In the world beyond hierarchy, Lee’s work will be a key navigational tool.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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