Robert McKersie

Professor Emeritus of Management
Institute for Work and Employment Research

Biography | Selected Publications

Robert McKersie

Robert McKersie is Professor Emeritus of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

McKersie is an expert source on industrial and labor relations with a focus on bargaining. He researches strategies being pursued by different industries to bring about more effective organizational changes. McKersie is the author of A Decisive Decade: An Insider’s View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement (SIU Press, 2013), co-author of A Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations (ILR Press, 1991), Strategic Negotiations (Harvard Business School Press, 1995), The Transformation of American Industrial Relations (Basic Books, 1986), and Pay, Productivity, and Collective Bargaining (Macmillan, 1983). 

McKersie holds an SB in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA and a DBA from Harvard University. 

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General Expertise
Industrial relations; Interest based negotiations; Organizational change