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Prof. Dr. Gregory Jackson


Freie Universität Berlin


Professur für Personalpolitik


Garystr. 21
Raum 303
14195 Berlin


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Short Biography

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.

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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.


Academic Positions

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

  • Editor

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.

  • Editorial Boards

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.

Social-Economic Review
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
Organized Creativity