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Deishin Lee

Assistant Professor


Operations Management


Professor Deishin Lee uses an operational lens to approach sustainability problems, focusing on how natural resources can be utilized more effectively. She applies analytical models to field-based problems in a number of different industries including food, energy, high tech, and industrial manufacturing. Professor Lee also has a stream of research on the management of information and technology in a network environment.

Prior to joining the Carroll School of Management, Professor Lee was on the faculty of Harvard Business School where she taught Technology and Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management. Before her doctoral studies, Professor Lee worked at Motorola in the Operations group within the Paging Products, Wireless Data, and Multi- Media divisions.


  • Ata, Baris, Deishin Lee, and Mustafa H. Tongarlak. "Optimizing Organic Waste to Energy Operations." Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 14 (Spring 2012): 231–244.
  • Lee, Deishin. "Turning Waste into By-Product." Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 13, no. 1 (winter 2011).
  • Lee, Deishin, and Eric J. Van den Steen. "Managing Know-How." Management Science 56, no. 2 (February 2010): 270-285.
  • Lee, Deishin, and Haim Mendelson. "Divide and Conquer: Competing with Free Technology under Network Effects." Production and Operations Management 17, no. 1 (summer 2008): 12–28.
  • Lee, Deishin, and Haim Mendelson. "Adoption of Information Technology under Network Effects." Information Systems Research 18, no. 4 (December 2007).


  • President, College of Sustainable Operations, Production and Operations Management Society, 2012-present
  • Treasurer, College of Sustainable Operations, Production and Operations Management Society, 2010-2012
  • Track/Cluster Chair for INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012, 2011, 2003