Prof. Dr. Gregory Jackson
Freie Universität Berlin
Professur für Personalpolitik
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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. Particular empirical interests have been the relationship of corporate governance and human resource management, and issues around corporate social responsibility and labor standards. His current projects seek to apply methods of fuzzy set and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to understanding.
Gregory Jackson’s research has been published widely in leading business journals. A number of his projects on public policy have been sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry (UK), the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (Japan), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and the Hans-Boeckler Foundation. His research also is cited by The Economist, Financial Times, and BBC radio. He is an editor of British Journal of Industrial Relations and serves as Chief Editor of Socio-Economic Review since 2012.
“Comparing Capitalisms and Taking Institutional Context Seriously,” Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming (With Richard Deeg)
“The Problem of De-contextualization in Organization and Management Research,” Research on the Sociology of Organizations, forthcoming (with Markus Helfen, Rami Kaplan, Anja Kirsch, Nora Lohmeyer)
“Corporate Social Responsibility and Labour Standards: Bridging Business Management and Employment Relations Perspectives,” British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol 56, No.1, 2018, p.3-13 (with Virginia Doellgast, and Lucio Baccaro)
Jackson, Gregory & Rathert, Nikolas (2017) Private Governance as Regulatory Substitute or Complement? A Comparative Institutional Theory of CSR Adoption by Multinational Corporations. In Dörrenbächer, Christoph & Geppert, Mike (eds.) Research in the Sociology of Organizations: Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory. Emerald: 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.
Jackson, G. & Fortwengel, J. (2016) Legitimizing the apprenticeship practice in a distant environment: Institutional entrepreneurship through inter-organizational networks. Journal of World Business.
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. & Ni, N. (2013) Understanding Complementarities as Organizational Configurations: Using Set Theoretical Methods. In: Fiss, P. C. & Cambré, B. & Marx, A. (eds.) Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 38): 129-158. Emerald.
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.
Jackson, G. & Müllenborn, T. (2012) Understanding the Role of Institutions in Industrial Relations: Perspectives from Classical Sociological Theory. Industrial Relations.
Brammer, S. & Jackson, G. & Matten, D. (2012) Corporate Social Responsibility and institutional theory: new perspectives on private governance. Socio-Economic Review, 10: 3-28.
Jackson, G. & Petraki, A. (2011) How Does Corporate Governance Lead to Short-Termism? In: Vitols, S.&Kluge, N. (eds.) The Sustainable Company: A New Approach to Corporate Governance, Brussels, European Trade Union Institute.
Jackson, G. & Petraki, A. (2011) Understanding Short-termism: the Role of Corporate Governance. Stockholm: Glasshouse Forum.
Jackson, G. (2010) Understanding Corporate Governance in the United States: An Historical and Theoretical Reassessment, Arbeitspapier Nr. 223, 2010, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung: Düsseldorf.
Jackson, G. (2010) Actors and Institutions. In: Morgan, G.&Campbell, J.&Crouch, C.&Pedersen, O. K.&Whitley, R. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis: 63-86. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Aguilera, R. V.& Jackson, G. (2010) Comparative and International Corporate Governance. The Academy of Management Annals, 4 (1): 485-556.
Jackson, G.&Apostolakou, A. (2010) Corporate Social Responsibility in Western Europe: CSR as an Institutional Mirror or a Substitute? Journal of Business Ethics, 94 (3): 371-394.
|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
|since 2010||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.|
Editorial and Related Activities
Socio-Economic Review, Chief Editor, from 2012-
British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2010-2012.
Editor of journal special issues
Co-Editor, Special Issue on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Institutional Theory” with Steve Brammer and Dirk Matten, Socio-Economic Review, Vol 1 of 2012.
Co-Editor, Special Issue on “Institutional Change and Capitalist Diversity” with Richard Deeg, Journal of European Public Policy, forthcoming 2012.
Co-Editor, Special Issue on “Germany and Japan” with Andreas Moerke, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol.3, Issue 3, July, 2005.
International Advisory Panel, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2010-2012.
International Advisory Board, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2007-2010.
Editorial Review Board, Journal of International Business Studies(JIBS), 2009-2011.
Editorial Review Board, Corporate Governance: An International Review(CGIR), 2011-2013.