Jackson Lu

Researcher of culture and globalization.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021.


Featured on the 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets & Quants.


Won the Rising Star Early Career Award by NLS, Network of Leadership Scholars (2021).


Lu’s two streams of research focus first on the phenomenon of the “bamboo ceiling” – why East Asians but not South Asians are disproportionately under-represented in leadership positions in the US – and secondly on how multicultural experiences, such as working abroad and inter-cultural friendships, shape outcomes key to organizations, including leadership, creativity, and ethics.


Columbia Business School PhD and now Mitsui Career Development Assistant Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Selected as a “40 Under 40” Best Business School Professor by Poets & Quants.


Published in premier scientific journals including PNAS, Nature Human Behaviour, and Journal of Applied Psychology; https://www.jacksonlu.net/

Media picks


Why East Asians but not South Asians are underrepresented in leadership positions in the United States


“Telling research on the upsides and downsides of globalization for individuals, groups, and organizations.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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