Faculty Bio

Dr. David Lei

  • Name:
    Dr. David Lei
  • Dr. David Lei is Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has taught classes on competitive strategy, strategic alliances, innovation, managing in high-technology industries and organization design to a variety of participants across different MBA programs and executive education seminars. Dr. Lei is the author or co-author of over forty articles on strategy and organizational issues that have been published in major academic and practitioner journals, where his most recent research has examined how firms respond to new technological and competitive developments in high-technology industries. He is also the co-author of Strategic Management: Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage (West Publishing). He has consulted with a wide variety of different companies in the high technology and financial services industries over the past fifteen years, including Caltex, Corning, DSC Communications, Fidelity Investments, IBM, Lennox International, Microsoft, The Sabre Group, Texas Instruments and Verizon Communications. Dr. Lei has received numerous teaching and research awards at SMU. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in business from Columbia University.

  • Upcoming Seminars:
    Strategic Thinking:
    Essentials for Leading Today's Organizations
    with Dr. David Lei
        This session will give audience participants a clear look at how to think about crafting a strategy that builds a distinctive competitive advantage. The first part of the session looks at the four essential ingredients of strategy: clear mission and vision, choice of competitive strategy,...