Samuel Lee joined Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business in 2015 after working at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Lee's primary research interests include financial market liquidity, corporate finance and corporate governance. His current research includes: a comparative theory of activism and takeovers, the role of social ties in family financing and family firms, and the role of market competition in risk management failures. During Professor Lee's Ph.D. studies, he was an early-stage researcher in the European Corporate Governance Training Network (ECGTN) and a doctoral fellow at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). Professor Lee earned his Diplom in Business Administration, Germany, and his Ph.D. in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.