Jackson G. Lu


Jackson G. Lu


Jackson Lu is the Mitsui Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2019, he was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets and Quants.

Jackson’s research focuses on culture and globalization (e.g., multilingualism, multicultural identities, multicultural experiences, multicultural relationships, multicultural networks, multicultural teams). His research has been published in premier scientific journals (e.g., Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Nature: Human Behaviour, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science), and featured in major media outlets (e.g., BBC, The Economist, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, The Boston Globe,The Washington Post).

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


Lu wins Outstanding Dissertation Award


"Air Pollution: A Systematic Review of Its Psychological, Economic, and Social Effects."

Lu, Jackson G. Current Opinion in Psychology. Forthcoming.

"Creativity and Humor Across Cultures: Where Aha Meets Haha."

Lu, Jackson G., Ashley E. Martin, Anastasia Usova, and Adam D. Galinsky. In Creativity and Humor, edited by James C. Kaufman, John Baer, Sarah R. Luria, San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2019.

"Incorporating Physiology into Creativity Research and Practice: The Effects of Bodily Stress Responses on Creativity in Organizations."

Akinola, Modupe, Chaitali Kapadia, Jackson G. Lu, and Malia Mason. Academy of Management Perspectives Vol. 33`, No. 2 (2019): 1-10.

"Activando la creatvidad."

Lu, Jackson G., Modupe Akinola, and Malia Mason. Harvard Deusto Business Review, March 2019.

"Switching On Creativity."

Lu, Jackson G., Modupe Akinola, and Malia F. Mason. Harvard Business Review, Case Study, January 2019.

"Moral Utility Theory: Understanding the Motivation to Behave (Un)ethically."

Hirsh, Jacob B., Jackson G. Lu, and Adam D. Galinsky. Research in Organizational Behavior Vol. 38, (2018): 43-59.

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