Seminars

IACMR Young Scholar Development Series Session #17

How to Develop Meaningful Research Ideas and a Unique Research Identity


with Jackson G. Lu, MIT Sloan School of Management


20:00-21:00, September 21, 2023 (Beijing time)


Language: Chinese/English

Jackson G. Lu is the Sloan School Career Development Associate Professor in Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He serves as a Senior Editor for Organization Science, a Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review, and an Associate Editor (incoming) for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He received his PhD from Columbia Business School in 2018 and early tenure from MIT in 2023. 

Jackson studies culture and management 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 key organizational outcomes, including leadership, creativity, and ethics. He has published in top general science journals (Nature Human BehaviourProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), management journals (Journal of Applied PsychologyOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesOrganization Science), and psychology journals (Annual Review of PsychologyJournal of Personality and Social PsychologyPsychological Science). His research has been featured in over 300 media outlets (e.g., BBC, The Economist, The Financial TimesHarvard Business Review, NPR,The Boston Globe, The New York TimesThe Washington Post).

He has received prestigious awards and honors, including World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 4030 Thinkers to WatchNLS Rising Star Award from the Academy of Management, Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science, SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Early Career Award from the International Association for Conflict Management, New Investigator Award from the Behavioral Science & Policy Association, and Best Senior Editor Award from Management and Organization Review.