Luke Rhee

Luke Rhee

Assistant Professor

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PhD, Northwestern University
MS, UC Berkeley
BS, Seoul National University

Luke Rhee is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining UC Irvine, Luke was an Assistant Professor of Technology Management at the Tandon School of Engineering and Affiliated Faculty of Management and Organizations at the Stern School of Business at New York University. Also, he worked as a software engineer at IBM Almaden Research Center in the Bay Area. He received his PhD in Management and Organizations from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2016, MS in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley in 2009, and BS in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University in 2007.

His research areas of interest include behavioral strategy, cognition, creativity and innovation, and social networks.


Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Rhee, L., Ocasio, W., and Kim, T. 2018. Performance Feedback in Hierarchical Business Groups: The Cross-Level Effects of Cognitive Accessibility on R&D Search Behavior. Organization Science. Forthcoming
  • Rhee, L. and Leonardi, P. 2018. Which Pathway to Good Ideas? An Attention-Based View of Innovation in Social Networks. Strategic Management Journal 39(4): 1188-1215 
  • Ocasio, W. Rhee, L. and Milner, D. 2017. Attention, Knowledge and Organizational Learning. In Linda Argote and John Levine (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Group and Organizational Learning. Oxford University Press 
Harvard Business Review
  • Finding New Ideas When You Don’t Have a Broad Network