Jade Lo, PhD
Jade Y. Lo is an Associate Professor of Management and Director of PhD Programs at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. She received her PhD in Management and Organization from the University of Southern California. She is an organizational theorist with interests in innovation, entrepreneurship, and emerging phenomena. Her research aims to understand the dynamics of categories and institutions in organizational fields, the emergence of new markets and industries, and the socio-cognitive processes and mechanisms of entrepreneurial and innovation endeavors. Her work has been published in top organization and innovation policy journals such as Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Research Policy. She currently serves on the editorial review board of Organization Science and the research committee of the Academy of Management’s Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division.
Areas of Expertise
- Categorization in markets
- Organization Theory
- Technology innovation
Lo, Jade, Selling Science: Resource Mobilization Strategies in the Emerging Field of Nanotechnology. Research Policy 44 (Oct 2015): 1513-1526.
Lo, Jade, Fiss, Peer C., Rhee, Eunice, and Kennedy, Mark T., Category Viability: Balanced Levels of Coherence and Distinctiveness. Academy of Management Review 45 (Jan 2020): 85-108.
Lo, Jade, Nag, Rajiv, Xu, Lei, and Anak Agung Istri, Shanti Dewi, Organizational Innovation Efforts in Multiple Emerging Market Categories: Exploring the Interplay of Opportunity, Ambiguity, and Socio-cognitive contexts. Research Policy 49 (Jan 2020):
Lo, Jade, (Book Review) Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation. Social Forces (Aug 2019):
Lo, Jade, and Li, Haiyang, In the Eyes of the Beholder: The Effect of Participant Diversity on Perceived Merits of Collaborative Innovations. Research Policy 47 (Sep 2018): 1229-1242.
Lo, Jade, and Kennedy, Mark T., Approval in Nanotechnology Patents: Micro and Macro Factors that Affect Reactions to Category Blending. Organization Science 26 (Oct 2014): 119 - 139.
Lo, Jade, “Too Much, Too Soon: A Framework for Understanding Unintended Consequences of Cultural Entrepreneurship on Market Emergence.” Advances in Cultural Entrepreneurship (Research in the Sociology of Organizations), Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing, (Forthcoming)
Eliasoph, Nina, Lo, Jade, and Glaser, Vern, “Navigation Techniques and Their Unintended Consequences: How Ordinary Participants Orient Themselves in Scrambled Institutions.” Microfoundations of Institutions, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing, (2019):
Rhee, Eunice, Lo, Jade, Kennedy, Mark T., and Fiss, Peer C., “Things That Last? Category Creation, Imprinting, and Durability.” Research in Sociology of Organizations, From Categories to Categorization: Studies in Sociology, Organizations and Strategy at the Crossroads, Ed. Rodolphe Durand , Nina Granqvist , Anna Tyllström. Emerald: Emerald Group Publishing , (2017): 295 - 325.
Eliasoph, Nina, and Lo, Jade, “Broadening Cultural Sociology’s Scope: Meaning-making in Mundane Organizational life.” Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology, USA: Oxford University Press, (2010):
Kennedy, Mark, Lo, Jade, and Lounsbury, Michael, “Category Currency: A Framework for Analyzing the Effects of Meaning Construction Processes..” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, USA: Emerald, (2010):
Li, Xiumei, Lo, Jade, Chen, Tianxu, and Narayanan, V.K., I am the Leader: The Effect of Entrepreneurial Leadership Claiming on Attracting VC Funding., Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings Mar 2018.
Lo, Jade, and Li, Haiyang, Effects of Participant Diversity on the Perceived Merits of Collaborative Innovations, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings Mar 2014.
Rhee, Eunice, Lo, Jade, Kennedy, Mark T., and Fiss, Peer C., Things That Last? Category Creation, Imprinting, and Durability, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings Apr 2016. (Apr 2016):
Lo, Jade, The More, the Merrier? Resource Mobilization and Field Diversity in Emerging Fields, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings Apr 2010. (Apr 2010):
Editorial Board Service
New England Journal of Entrepreneurship – Advisory Board Member (2019–Present)
Organization Science – Member (2017–Present)
PhD Management and Organization - University of Southern California 2010
Academic-Organization Science Editorial Review Board member Dec 2016 -
2021 2022 OMT Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award (Academy of Management)
2020 Best Paper Award Finalist (Academy of Management Review)
2018 Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management)
2018 Faculty Summer Research Award for Tenure/ Tenure-Track Faculty (Drexel University)
2017 Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management)
2016 Finalist for the OMT Division Best Symposium Award (Academy of Management)
2016 Best Paper (Western Academy of Management Meetings)
2016 OMT Division Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management)
2015 Best Reviewer Award for the TIM Division (Academy of Management)
2015 Runner-up for the OMT Division Best Symposium Award (Academy of Management)
2015 SMS Best Conference Paper Prize Nomination (Strategic Management Society)
2015 Finalist for the OMT Division Best Symposium Award (Academy of Management)
2014 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management)
2011 Social Science in Practice (SSIP) Deans Postdoctoral Fellowship (UCLA)
2010 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management)