Portrait of Assistant Professor Cathy Lu

Xuege (Cathy) Lu

Assistant Professor
Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship


  • PhD 2022
    Management and Organizations Cornell University
  • MA 2013
    Public Policy Johns Hopkins University
  • BA 2011
    Journalism Fudan University


  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Social Evaluations
  • Market Classifications and Boundaries
  • Organization Change and Renewal


Xuege (Cathy) Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Her research sits at the intersection of strategic management, corporate sustainability, and innovation. She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from Cornell University, her M.A. in Public Policy from Johnson Hopkins University, and her B.A. in Journalism from Fudan University.

Prior to joining academia, she worked as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington D.C. on issues related to climate finance and sustainable energy access in developing countries.

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