Robert McKersie

Professor Emeritus of Management
Institute for Work and Employment Research

Biography | Selected Publications

Bargaining Theory Meets Interest Based Negotiations: A Case Study.” McKersie, Robert, Theresa Sharpe, Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne Eaton, George Strauss and Marty Morgenstern. Industrial Relations Vol. 47, No. 1 (2008): 66-96.

Healing Together: The Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership. Kochan, Thomas A., Adrienne Eaton, Robert McKersie and Paul Adler. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009.

“Out of the Ashes: Building an Effective Labor Relations System in Airlines.” Kochan, Thomas A., Andrew Von Nordenflycht, Robert McKersie, and Jody Hoffer Gittell. Perspectives on Work (2004.) (2004)

Transforming workplaces : an interview with Robert B. McKersie. Kingston, Ont: IRC Press, 1996.

Pathways to Change: Case Studies of Strategic Negotiations. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1995.

Strategic Negotiations : A Theory of Change in Labor-Management Relations. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1994.

The Transformation of American Industrial Relations. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1994.

A Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations : An Analysis of a Social Interaction System. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1991.

New Developments in the Labor Market : Toward a New Institutional Paradigm. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990.

The Transformation of American Industrial Relations. Kochan, Thomas A., Harry C. Katz and Robert B. McKersie. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1986. 

"The Effects of Corporate Strategy and Workplace Innovations on Union Representation." Kochan, Thomas A., Robert B. McKersie and John Chalykoff. Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 39, No. 4 (1986): 487-501. (1986)

"Strategic Choice and Industrial Relations Theory and Practice." Kochan, Thomas A., Robert B. McKersie and Peter Cappelli. Industrial Relations Vol. 23, No. 1 (1984): 16-39. (1984)

"Collective Bargaining: Pressures for Change." Kochan, Thomas A. and Robert B. McKersie. Sloan Management Review, 1983.

Job Losses in Major Industries : Manpower Strategy Responses. Washington, D.C.: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1983.

Pay Productivity and Collective Bargaining. London, NY: Macmillan; St Martin's Press, 1973.


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General Expertise
Industrial relations; Interest based negotiations; Organizational change