Lingling Pan
Assistant Professor of Business Administration


220 Mervis Hall


Lingling Pan is an assistant professor of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the Organizations and Entrepreneurship group at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business in 2018. Her current research focuses on strategic communication and strategic leadership. Lingling holds a Ph.D. in strategy from Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Recent Publications

Mah, J., Kolev, K., McNamara, G., Pan, L., & Devers, C. (2022 online). Women in the C-suite: A review of predictors, experiences, and outcomes. Academy of Management Annals.

Pan, L., Li, X., Chen, J., & Chen, T. (2020). Sounds novel or familiar? Entrepreneurs’ framing strategy in the venture capital market. Journal of Business Venturing, 35(2).

Nadkarni, S., Pan, L., & Chen, T. (2019). Only timeline will tell: Temporal framing of competitive announcements and rivals’ responses. Academy of Management Journal62(1), 117-143.

Pan, L., McNamara, G., Lee, J., Haleblian, J., & Devers, C. (2018). Give it to us straight (most of the time): Top managers use of concrete language and its effect on investor reactions. Strategic Management Journal, 39(8): 2204-2225.

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist, Karen Legge Prize for rising scholars (2019), Journal of Management Studies
  • Katz School of Business Excellence in Research Award (2018-2019)
  • Distinguished paper award (2017) – STR Division of the Academy of Management for the paper “Give it to Us Straight: Language Concreteness and its Effects on Investors’ Reactions”

Professional Service and Activities

Editorial review board

  • Journal of Management Studies, 2020 – present
  • Strategic Management Journal, 2021– present
  • Management and Organization Review, 2022 – 2025

Ad Hoc reviewers

  • Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Journal,  Journal of Business Venturing,  Journal of Consumer Research,  Journal of Management, Management Science,  Organization Science


  • PhD, Strategy, Michigan State University

Academic Area

Organizations and Entrepreneurship