Prof. Dr. Gregory Jackson
Freie Universität Berlin
Professur für Personalpolitik
Sprechstunde nach vorheriger Vereinbarung.
Professor Jackson’s research examines how corporate governance is influenced by diverse organizational and institutional contexts. His research utilizes cross-national comparison to better understand the regulatory and other societal influences on the corporation, particularly using the cases of Germany, Japan, the UK and USA. His research aims to link disparate fields of scholarship, including institutional theory, organizational analysis, economic sociology, and comparative political economy. His current empirical projects focus on corporate responsibility and irresponsibility, organizational approaches to studying inequality, the role of ethics in organizations, and civic engagement in comparative perspective. His internationally comparative work utilizes a range of methodological approaches including quantitative analysis of organization-level data in different countries, as well as qualitative “matched pair” case studies of organizations, macro-historical comparisons of institutions, and fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fs/QCA).
Gregory Jackson’s research has been published widely in leading international journals in business studies, sociology, and political science. He has been principle investigator on grants from the German Science Foundation (DFG), European Union FP7 program, and ERSC, as well as the Department of Trade and Industry (UK), Bertelsmann Foundation, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (Japan), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and the Hans-Boeckler Foundation. His research has received mention in The Economist, Financial Times, and BBC radio. He is an editor of British Journal of Industrial Relations and served as Chief Editor of Socio-Economic Review from 2012-2021.
Lohmeyer, N. & Jackson, G. (forthcoming) Vocabularies of Motive for CSR: The Emergence of the Business Case in Germany, 1970-2014, Business Ethics Quarterly.
Jackson, G. (2022). Socio-economics beyond the Global North. Socio-Economic Review, 20(1), 1-27.
Ibert, O., Jackson, G., Theel, T., & Vogelgsang, L. (2021). Organizing Uncertainty as an Asset in Creative Collaboration: A Comparison of the Music and Pharmaceutical Industries Research in the Sociology of Organizations,75, 115-136.
Jackson, G., Bartosch, J., Avetisyan, E., Kinderman, D., & Knudsen, J. S. (2020). Mandatory Non-financial Disclosure and Its Influence on CSR: An International Comparison. Journal of Business Ethics, 162(2): 323-342.
Jackson, G., & Deeg, R. (2019). Comparing capitalisms and taking institutional context seriously. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(1): 4-19.
Jackson, G., Helfen, M., Kaplan, R., Kirsch, A., & Lohmeyer, N. (2019). The Problem of De-contextualization in Organization and Management Research. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 59: 21-42.
Jackson, G., Doellgast, V., & Baccaro, L. (2018) Corporate Social Responsibility and Labour Standards: Bridging Business Management and Employment Relations Perspectives, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 56(1): 3-13
Jackson, Gregory & Rathert, Nikolas (2017) Private Governance as Regulatory Substitute or Complement? A Comparative Institutional Theory of CSR Adoption by Multinational Corporations. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 49: 445-478.
Jackson, G. & Bartosch, J. (2016) Corporate Responsibility in Different Varieties of Capitalism: Exploring the Role of National Institutions. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Foundation.
Jackson, G. & Witt, A. M. (2016) Varieties of Capitalism and Institutional Comparative Advantage: A test and Reinterpretation. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(7): 778-806.
Jackson, G. & Fortwengel, J. (2016) Legitimizing the apprenticeship practice in a distant environment: Institutional entrepreneurship through inter-organizational networks. Journal of World Business, 51(6), 895-909.
- Jackson, G. (2015). Scholarly contribution between science and art. Socio-Economic Review, 13(1), 1-3.
Jackson, G. (2014) A Socio-Political Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility: Understanding Regulatory Substitution and the Persistence of Irresponsibility, in Frauke Henning-Bodewig (eds) Corporate Social Responsibility: Verbindliche Standards des Wettbewerbsrechts? Springer Verlag, 19-31.
Jackson, G. et al. (2014) Introducing Grey Areas: The Unexpectedly Weak Link between Corporate Irresponsibility and Reputation. Socio-Economic Review, 12 (1): 153-218
Jackson, G., & Kirsch, A. (2014). Employment Relations in Liberal Market Economies. In A. Wilkinson, G. Wood, & R. Deeg (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Employment Relations. Oxford University Press, 264-291.
Jackson, G., & Thelen, K. (2014). Stability and Change in CMEs: Corporate Governance and Labor Relations in Germany and Denmark. In P. Beramendi, S. Häusermann, H. Kitschelt, & H. Kriesi (Eds.), The Politics of Advanced Capitalism. Cambridge University Press.
Jackson, G. & Ni, N. (2013) Understanding Complementarities as Organizational Configurations: Using Set Theoretical Methods. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 38: 129-158.
Jackson, G & Schnyder, G. (2013) Germany and Sweden in the crisis: Re-coordination or resilient liberalism? in Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher (eds) Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy, Cambridge University Press, 313-345.
Deeg, R. & Jackson, G. (2012) The long-term trajectories of institutional change in European capitalism. Journal of European Public Policy, 19 (8): 1109-1125.
Jackson, G. & Sorge, A. (2012) The trajectory of institutional change in Germany, 1979-2009. Journal of European Public Policy, 19 (8): 1146-1167.
Filatotchev, I. & Jackson, G. & Nakajima, C. (2012) Corporate governance and national institutions: A review and emerging research agenda. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 30(4), 965-986.
Jackson, G. & Müllenborn, T. (2012) Understanding the Role of Institutions in Industrial Relations: Perspectives from Classical Sociological Theory. Industrial Relations, 51, 472-500.
Brammer, S. & Jackson, G. & Matten, D. (2012) Corporate Social Responsibility and institutional theory: new perspectives on private governance. Socio-Economic Review, 10: 3-28.
Brammer, S., & Jackson, G. (2012). How Regulatory Institutions Influence Corporate Reputations: a Cross-Country Comparative Approach. In M. L. Barnett & T. G. Pollock (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation. Oxford University Press, 297-319.
|2002||Ph.D., Sociology, Columbia University.
Dissertation: Organizing the Firm: Corporate Governance in Germany and Japan, 1870-2000.
|1996||M.A., Sociology, Columbia University.|
|1992||B.A., Sociology (with Certificate in Analysis and Research) and German Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
|since 2010||Professor of Human Resource Management and Labor Politics (Professor für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Personalpolitik), Freie Universität Berlin.|
|2008 - 2010||Professor of Business and Society, School of Management University of Bath.|
|2004 - 2008||Reader of Comparative Management and Strategy, Department of Management, King’s College London. (Senior Lecturer 2004-2007).|
|2002 - 2004||Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Tokyo, Japan.|
|1996 - 2002||Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany.|
|1992 - 1993||Research Scientist, London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance. Project director Ronald Dore.|
Visiting Academic Positions
|Visiting Professor of Comparative Management, Loughborough University London.|
|International Research Fellow, The Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation.|
|since 2010||Adjunct Researcher (International Visiting Fellow), Research Institute of Contemporary Japanese Systems, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.|
|August 2009||Visiting Professor of Strategic Management, Department of Management and Marketing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.|
|2004 - 2006||Visiting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Tokyo, Japan.|
|2001 - 2002||Visiting Lecturer, Universität Duisburg.|
|1999 - 2000||Visiting Researcher, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan.|
|1992||Visiting Researcher, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin.|