Mitsui Career Development Professor
Associate Professor, Work and Organization Studies
MIT Sloan School of Management
Creativity, Culture, Ethics, Diversity, Globalization, International Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior
Globalization, The Bamboo Ceiling experienced by Asians
Jackson Lu is the Mitsui Career Development Professor and an Associate 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 PhD from Columbia Business School.
- Asians Don’t Ask? The Bamboo Ceiling in Starting Salary, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Cultural Diversity Stimulates Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Two Large-Scale Natural Experiments, Academy of Management Proceedings
- The Bamboo Ceiling: A Network Perspective on Why East Asians are Underrepresented in Leadership, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Helping the Organization but Harming Yourself: Consequences of Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Leader International Experiences Influence the Success of Multinational Teams, Academy of Management Proceedings
- “Switching On” Creativity: Task Switching Increases Creativity by Reducing Cognitive Fixation, Academy of Management Proceedings
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation