Ofer Sharone

Mitsubishi Career Development Professor
Assistant Professor of Work and Employment Research

Biography | Selected Publications

Ofer Sharone

Ofer Sharone is the Mitsubishi Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sharone’s research examines the interplay between varied labor market and workplace institutions, on the one hand, and workers’ practices and experiences, on the other hand. His studies are primarily cross-national comparisons and utilize in-depth interviews and participant observations. Sharone’s current research compares the effects of different labor market institutions on the experiences of unemployed white-collar job seekers in Israel and the United States. His teaching interests include the sociology of work, economic sociology, negotiations, and social theory. He has practiced international law in San Francisco and Japan.

Sharone holds a BA in economics from the University of Illinois; a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley; and a JD from Harvard Law School. 


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General Expertise
Hiring, Recruitment; Job searching, Negotiations; Unemployment; Work-life balance