Jackson G. Lu


Jackson G. Lu


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

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 Behavioral and Human Decision Processes, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, and Psychological Science), and featured in major media outlets (e.g., BBC, The Economist, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post).

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


"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. Forthcoming.

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

Hirsh, Jacob B., Jackson G. Lu, and Adam D. Galinsky. Research in Organizational Behavior. 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.

"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.

"The Shortest Path to Oneself Leads Around the World: Living Abroad Increases Self-concept Clarity."

Adam, Hajo, Otilia Obodaru, Jackson G. Lu, William W. Maddux, and Adam D. Galinsky. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Vol. 145, (2018): 1-30.

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