Jiao Luo

Jiao Luo

Assistant Professor
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


  • Ph.D. 2012
    Management, Columbia Business School
  • M.P.A. 2005
    Public and Economic Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science & Columbia University
  • B.S. 2002
    Economics, Renmin University of China


  • Organization Theory
  • Non-market Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Philanthropy
  • Social Impact
  • Industry Self-Governance


Jiao (pronounced 'jyow') Luo joined the Carlson School in 2012, having received her doctoral training in management and organizational theory at Columbia Business School. Jiao's research is at the intersection of organization theory and non-market strategy. Building on the notion that non-market activities may benefit firm performance, her work addresses the question of why firms engage in these activities, under which conditions might nonmarket activities benefit shareholders, and what may be the impact of firms' nonmarket actions on society separate from the impact on firms. Her research contexts include both collective governance arrangements and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

Jiao's research has been published or forthcoming at peer-reviewed outlets such as Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal, and was profiled in popular media outlets such as Financial Times.  Her work has been recognized by a number of awards, including Strategic Management Society (SMS) Best Conference Paper Prize (Honorable Mention), Academy of Management Meeting STR Distinguished Paper Award (Winner), Academy of Management Meeting OMT Best Paper on Environmental and Social Practices Award (Finalist), Alliance of Research in Corporate Sustainability Outstanding Paper Award (Winner), and LBS Transatlantic Doctoral Conference Best Paper Award (Winner of the Strategy Track). Jiao earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics from Renmin University of China, and joint Master's degree in Public and Economic Policy from London School of Economics and Political Science and Columbia University.

Read more on Jiao's research at jluo.org

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