Jason K. Lee

Jason K. Lee
  • Doctoral Candidate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3032 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Links: CV

Overview

Jason Lee is a doctoral candidate in the Management Department at the Wharton School.

His research interests are anchored around two major challenges entrepreneurs face in transforming opportunities into successes: identifying truly promising opportunities and overcoming the lack of resources and capabilities in pursuing the identified opportunities.

His dissertation addresses the first challenge of opportunity identification, examining how entrepreneurs learn from early feedback to identify good opportunities. He studies how entrepreneurs selectively incorporate early customer feedback, particularly when it is ambiguous and conflicting. By comparing user reviews and game updates in an experimental videogame platform, the study finds that game developers prioritize enhancing the product dimensions that receive positive feedback. Findings also reveal that prioritizing positive feedback dimensions is effective in establishing a niche that ensures competitiveness against existing market players.

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Teaching

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  • MGMT1010 - Intro To Management

    We all spend much of our lives in organizations. Most of us are born in organizations, educated in organizations, and work in organizations. Organizations emerge because individuals can't (or don't want to) accomplish their goals alone. Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve their goals together. Managers in an organization determine where their organization is going and how it gets there. More formally, managers formulate strategies and implement those strategies. This course provides a framework for understanding the opportunities and challenges involved in formulating and implementing strategies by taking a "system" view of organizations,which means that we examine multiple aspects of how managers address their environments, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people, and outputs, and how managerial decisions made in these various domains interrelate. The course will help you to understand and analyze how managers can formulate and implement strategies effectively. It will be particularly valuable if you are interested in management consulting, investment analysis, or entrepreneurship - but it will help you to better understand and be a more effective contributor to any organizations you join, whether they are large, established firms or startups. This course must be taken for a grade.

  • MGMT2650 - Culture of Technology

    Academics, students and practitioners alike are fascinated by the culture of tech sector - its people, practices, and organization. In this course we explore this sector using a combination of research papers, press coverage, and practitioner involvement. Each class session will be devoted to discussion of a single research article, during which we will be joined via state-of-the-art videoconferencing by a Wharton alum from the tech sector whose expertise is relevant to the paper topic. Therefore, the learning objectives half-credit course are to: 1) understand the managerial, organizational, and regional institutions that characterize the tech sector, with particular emphasis on the case of Silicon Valley 2)Bridge research and practice by critical analysis of academic research papers in conjunction with practitioner input 3) Forge connections with tech sector practitioners, particularly with our west coast alumni base.

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