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Jade Lo, PhD

Associate Professor

Management

Headshot of Yu-Chieh Lo
Contact:
215.571.4441
yl663@drexel.edu

Gerri C. LeBow Hall 628

Biography

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 leading management, entrepreneurship, and innovation journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Organization Science, and Research Policy. She currently serves on the research committee of the Academy of Management’s Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division.

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology innovation
  • Categorization in markets
  • Organization Theory
  • Entrepreneurship

Selected Works

Articles

Lo, Jade, Xu, Lei, and Park, H. D., Hot Markets, Sociocognitive Cues, and New Industry Entry in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (May 2023).

Soublière, Jean-François, Lo, Jade, and Rhee, Eunice Y., Coherence Within and Across Categories: The Dynamic Viability of Product Categories on Kickstarter. Academy of Management Journal (Apr 2023).

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, 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.

Chapters

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, (2022): .

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): .

Proceedings

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.

Soubliere, Jean-Francois, Lo, Jade, and Rhee, Eunice Y., Coherence Within and Across Categories: The Dynamic Viability of Product Categories on Kickstarter, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings Apr 2022. (Jul 2022):

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):

Education

PhD Management and Organization-University of Southern California 2010

Professional Experience

Academic-Organization Science Editorial Review Board member Dec 2016-Nov 00-1

Awards

2021 2022 OMT Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award (Academy of Management)
2021 MOC Kauffman Best Paper Awards in Entrepreneurial Cognition Finalist (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 Finalist for the OMT Division Best Symposium Award (Academy of Management)
2015 SMS Best Conference Paper Prize Nomination (Strategic Management Society)
2014 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management)
2011 Social Science in Practice (SSIP) Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (UCLA)
2010 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management)

Service

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship – Advisory Board Member (2019–Present)
Organization Science – Member (2017–2020)