Jackson G. Lu


Jackson G. Lu

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Jackson Lu is the Mitsui Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies culture and globalization through two distinctive research streams. His first research stream examines the “Bamboo Ceiling” experienced by Asians despite their educational and economic achievements in the United States. His second research stream elucidates how multicultural experiences (e.g., working abroad, intercultural friendships) shape outcomes key to organizations, including  leadership, creativity, and ethics.

Jackson has published in top general science journals (Nature Human Behaviour, PNAS), management journals (Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science), and psychology journals (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science). His research has been featured in over 150 media outlets in different languages (e.g., BBC, The Economist, The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post).

He has received prestigious awards and honors, including the 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, the 30 Thinkers to Watch, and the NLS Rising Star Award from the Academy of Management.

Jackson received his BA from Williams College (summa cum laude) and his PhD from Columbia Business School.


Lu’s papers win 2021 awards

Lu wins Outstanding Dissertation Award


"A Social Network Perspective on the Bamboo Ceiling: Ethnic Homophily Explains Why East Asians but not South Asians are Underrepresented in Leadership in Multiethnic Environments."

Lu, Jackson G. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Forthcoming.

"Experiential Learning of Cultural Norms: The Role of Implicit and Explicit Aptitudes."

Savani, Krishna, Michael W. Morris, Katrina Fincher, Jackson G. Lu, Scott Barry Kaufman. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Forthcoming.

"Multicultural Experiences: A Systematic Review and New Theoretical Framework."

Maddux, William W., Jackson G. Lu, Salvatore Affinito, and Adam D. Galinsky. Academy of Management Annals. Forthcoming.

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