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. Forthcoming.

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

Lu, Jackson G. Current Opinion in Psychology Vol. 32, (2020): 52-65.

"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): 163-184.

"Activando la creatvidad."

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

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Tallying the full cost of air pollution

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Revisiting a classic negotiation framework

Insights into attitudinal restructuring and intra-organizational negotiations still hold the key to positive outcomes.

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