Lee J. Zane
Assistant Professor Email: lzane@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609) 895-5519
Department Name:
Department of Management
Office Location:
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
Sweigart Hall 233
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Email: 
lzane@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609) 895-5519
Department Name: 
Department of Management
Mailing Address: 
Sweigart Hall 233
Office Location: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2011, Drexel University, Philadelphia. PA,  Organization and Strategy: Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Magna Cum Laud
  • Bachelor’s of Science, 2005, Rowan University,  Glassboro, NJ,  Management Information Systems , Summa Cum Laude

Refereed Articles

  • Zane, L. J. & Masterfano, M.K. (2013). Effect of Participation in Business Membership Organizations on the Size and Occupational Diversity of Entrepreneurs' Core Business Discussion Network. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 22 (2), 71-91.
  • Narayanan, V. K., Zane, L. J., & Kemmerer, B. (2011).  The Cognitive Perspective in Strategy: An Integrative Review.  Journal of Management, 37 (1), 305-351.
  • Narayanan, V. K. & Zane, L. J. (2009).  Inventing a Future for Strategic Leadership: Phenomenal Variety and Epistemic Opportunities.  Journal of Strategy and Management, 2 (4), 380-404.

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Zane, L. J. & Masterfano, M.K. (2012). Effect of Participation in Paid Membership Organizations on Entrepreneurs' Core Network Size and Heterogeneity.  26th Annual Meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) (26), 226-242.

Book Chapters
Refereed

  • Narayanan, V.K., Zane, L. J., & Miller, J.L. (2013). Entrepreneurial Cognition: A Methodological Review. In press, in R. Mitchell, R. Mitchell & B. Randolf-Seng (Eds.), Handbook of Entrepreneurial Cognition.
  • Narayanan, V. K. & Zane, L. J. (2011).  "Current Theoretical Debates in Management Research: Epitstemological Analysis in Strategic Management",  In Press, In Cassell, C. and Lee, B. (Eds.) Challenges and Controversies in Management Research.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Zane, L. J. & DeCarolis, D. M. (2012). Founding Team Networks: Does Who You Know, and Who They Know, Get You What You Need?  Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Zane, L. J. & Forster, W. (2010).  What is an Opportunity Worth? Opportunity Value and the Decision to Venture. Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.
  • Chen, T., Zane, L. J. , Yamada, H., & Kurokawa, S. (2009).  Firms' Strategic Choice in Standards War: A historical analysis of 78 cases. Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Narayanan, V. K. & Zane, L. J. (2009).  Epistemological Analysis in Strategic Management. Eastern Academy of Management International Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Zane, L. J., Chen, T., & DeCarolis, D. M. (2009).  A Model of Entrepreneurial Competitive Moves: The Influence of Industry Context and Individual Factors. Strategic Management Society, Washington, District of Columbia.

National

  • Zane, L. J. & Masterfano, M.K. (2012).  Effect of Participation in Paid Membership Organizations o Entrepreneur's Core network Size and Heterogeneity.  USASBE Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Cunningham, Q. W., Resick, C. J. , DiRenzo, M. S. , Whitman, D. S. , Weingarden, S. M. , Zane, L. J., (2011).  Leveraging Team Human Capital: Examining Role Compositions and Functional Leadership.  2011 INGRoup Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Papers Under Review

  • Zane, L. J. & Forster, W. (2013). “What is an Opportunity Worth? Opportunity Value and the Decision to Venture.” Initial submission to Academy Of Management Journal.
  • Chen, T., Zane, L. J., Yamada, H., & Kurokawa, S. (2010). “How Will The Firm's Strategic Maneuvering of Technological Factors Influence The Emergence of a De Facto Standard?” 3rd revise and resubmit to Technovation.
  • Zane, L. J. & Masterfano, M.K. (2011). "Effect of participation in paid membership organizations on entrpreneurs' core network size and heterogeneity," Initial submission

Working Papers

  • Zane, L. J., Chen, T., & DeCarolis, D. M. (2010).  "A Model of Entrepreneurial Competitive Moves: The Influence of Industry Context and Individual Factors".
  • Zane, L. J., DeCarolis, D. M. , & DiRenzo, M. S. (2010).  "An Empirical Examination of the Role of Opportunity Cost and Opportunity Value in New Venture Creation".

Honors/Awards/Grants
Awards

  • 2013: Davis Fellowship Rider University
  • 2012: Summer Fellowship Rider University
  • 2011:  Rider University Summer Fellowship.
  • 2009:  Honorary Mention, Student Paper/Poster (Business Research Initiative). 'A Model of Entrepreneurial Competitive Moves: The Influence of Industry Context and Individual Factors.' ($300) Drexel University Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity Day.
  • 2008:  Best Ph.D. Student Paper/Poster (Business Research Initiative). 'What Does Opportunity Value Mean to the Entrepreneur, and How Does it Influence Opportunity Pursuit?' ($500) Drexel University Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity Day.
  • 2008:  Kauffman Doctoral Consortium Grant, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • 2007:  Best Ph.D. Student Paper/Poster (Business Research Initiative) - 'An Examination of the Role of Opportunity Cost and Opportunity Value in New Venture Creation. ($500) Drexel University Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity Day April 2007.
  • 2007:  Outstanding PhD Student Instructor Award, 2007-2008 ($1,200) Drexel University.
  • 2006:  Teaching Excellence Award - 2006-07 ($500) Drexel University.

Honors

  • 2012: Sigma Iota Epsilon - The National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity
  • 2011: Rider Advisor Appreciation Award.
  • 2010:  2010 Outstanding Paper Award to Narayanan, V.K., & Zane, L.J. for the paper, 'Inventing a Future for Strategic Leadership: Phenomenal Variety and Epistemic Opportunities.' Journal of Strategy and Management, 2(4) 2009. Emerald LiteratiNetwork.
  • 2007:  Zane, L.J., DeCarolis, D.M., & DiRenzo, M.S. 'An Empirical Examination of the Role of Opportunity Cost and Opportunity Value in New Venture Creation.' presented at 2007 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Madrid, Spain. SSRN's Top Ten download list (as of 1/17/08) for ERPN Conferences.
  • 2005:  Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
  • 2005:  Golden Key International Honor Society.
  • 2005:  New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honor Society (Top 1% of class).
  • 2005:  Gold Medallion Award - Outstanding Business Student Rowan University.
  • 2004:  Graduate School Scholarship finalist (Rowan University 2004 nominee) Truman Foundation.
  • 1997:  Certificate of Appreciation from the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys.
  • 1996:  Designated an honorary faculty member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in order to give educational presentations to its members at its annual symposium. (11/96 and 11/98) Pennsylvania Bar Institute.