Lecture Notes

SES # TOPICS LECTURE NOTES
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Historical evolution, contemporary issues and debates, and alternative approaches to the study of work and employment relations

Prof. Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan, and IWER (Institute for Work and Employment Research) faculty

Session 1 (PDF)

Session 2 (PDF)

3

The bases of pluralist/institutional industrial relations theory

Prof. Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan

Attributes of a good theory (PDF)
4

Marxist perspectives of industrial relations

Prof. Michael Piore, MIT Economics

5

Economics perspectives: institutional and internal labor market theory

Prof. Paul Osterman, MIT Sloan

The role and study of institutions (PDF)
6

Sociological foundations of human resource management

Prof. Emilio Castilla, MIT Sloan

7

Psychological foundations of human resource management

Prof. Joseph Martocchio, Prof. Aparna Joshi, and Prof. John Dencker, all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor and Employment Relations

From personnel to human resource management (PDF)
8

Strategic human resource management and high performance work systems

Prof. Diane Burton, MIT Sloan, and multi-university faculty roundtable

9

Political science perspectives: global supply chains

Prof. Richard Locke, MIT Sloan and Political Science

10

Negotiations theory and research

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, MIT Engineering Systems Division, and Prof. Robert McKersie, MIT Sloan

Negotiations puzzles (PDF)
11

Global occupational studies: call center research

Prof. Rosemary Batt, Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations

12

Industry studies

Students are encouraged to come to Cambridge and participate in the Sloan Industry Studies Annual Meeting. We will hold a class at MIT on Friday afternoon following the Sloan Meeting and continue through dinner Friday evening.

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Wrap-up

Prof. Diane Burton, Prof. Emilio Castilla, and Prof. Thomas Kochan, all MIT Sloan