Gregory Jackson is Professor of Management of the Freie Universität Berlin and holds visiting appointments at Oxford University and Loughborough University London. His research examines how corporate governance and corporate social responsibility is influenced by diverse institutional contexts. He approaches cross-national comparison using multi-level statistical modelling, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and historical case studies of Germany, Japan, the UK and USA. His interdisciplinary work links organizational theory, economic sociology, and comparative political economy. Current projects examine corporate governance and inequality, short-termism, and corporate social responsibility and irresponsibility.
Professor Jackson received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia University and previously held positions at RIETI (Tokyo, Japan), King’s College London and University of Bath. His research has been published in Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Journal of International Business Studies. He is an editor of British Journal of Industrial Relations and Chief Editor of the Socio-Economic Review.
Between January and February 2019, he will spend a month in Paris as an EHESS Visiting Scholar. He will give four lectures on: "Corporate Governance and Inequality: Theory and Evidence from Japan"; "Short Termism as a Governance Problem: Temporal Calibration and the Double Contingency"; "Corporate Social Responsibility and Irresponsibility in Comparison: An Actor-centered Institutional Perspective"; "Studying Capitalism: Comparative and Historical Views on Institutional Change".