Jackson G. Lu

Faculty

Jackson G. Lu

About

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.

Honors

Lu wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Publications

"Disentangling Stereotypes from Social Reality: Astrological Stereotypes and Discrimination in China."

Lu, Jackson G., Xin Liu, Hui Liao, and Lei Wang. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Forthcoming.

"Why East Asians but not South Asians are Underrepresented in Leadership Positions in the United States."

Lu, Jackson G., Richard E. Nisbett, and Michael W. Morris. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 117, No. 9 (2020): 4590-4600.

"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, 183-203. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 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.

"How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self."

Adam, Hajo, Otilia Obodaru, Jackson G. Lu, William Maddux, and Adam Galinsky. Harvard Business Review, May 2018.

"Polluted Morality: Air Pollution Predicts Criminal Activity and Unethical Behavior."

Lu, Jackson G., Julia J. Lee, Francesca Gino, and Adam D. Galinsky. Psychological Science Vol. 29, No. 3 (2018): 340-355.

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