Thomas Kochan

George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management
Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems
Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research

Biography | Selected Publications

“Tapping the Frontier of Theory in Industrial Relations: The Contested Role of Worker Representation.” Kochan, Thomas A., Maite Tapia, and Christian Isben (2015). Socio-Economic Review, Forthcoming.

Labor Relations in Emerging Economies. Katz, Harry C., Thomas A. Kochan, and Alexander J. S. Colvin. Ithaca: Cornell/ILR Press, 2015.

“Training Programs that Work—for Business, Workers, and the Economy.” Kochan, Thomas A. Harvard Business Review On-Line Forum, January 29, 2014.

“The Volkswagen Way to Better Labor Management Relations." Kochan, Thomas A. Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2014.

The Fissured Workplace by Weil, David. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2014.

“3 Things we can Learn from the Boston Red Sox.” Kochan, Thomas A. Cognoscenti, October 31, 2013.

“Back to School with a Fresh Approach to Improving Student Outcomes.” Kochan, Thomas A. Boston Globe Online, September 4, 2013.

“Which Way America: Labor Management Partnership or Back to the Labor Wars?” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, September 2013.

“Capitalism in Question.” Kochan, Thomas A. Cognoscenti, August 10, 2013.

“Marching Again to Realize the American Dream.” Kochan, Thomas A. Boston Review, August, 2013.​

“We are One MIT, One Society as we Pay Tribute to Officer Sean.” Kochan, Thomas A. Cognoscenti, April 25, 2013.

“The American Jobs Crisis and its Implication for the Future of Employment Policy: A Call for a New Jobs Compact.” Kochan, Thomas A. (April 2013). ILR Review, 66(2): 291-314.

“Who Should Close the Middle Skills Gap?” Kochan, Thomas A., David Finegold and Paul Osterman. Harvard Business Review, December, 2012.

“80 CEO Call for Deficit Reduction: How the President Should Respond.” Kochan, Thomas A. Cognoscenti, October 30, 2012.

“Addressing the Problem of Stagnant Wages.” Levy, Frank, and Thomas A. Kochan (October 2012). Comparative Economics Journal, 54(4): 739-764.

“The New Great Debate about Unionism and Collective Bargaining in US. State and Local Governments.” Lewin, David, Jeffrey Keefe, Thomas A. Kochan (October 2012). ILR Review, 65(4): 749-778.

“The Workforce.” Kochan, Thomas A. Harvard Magazine, Sept-Oct., 2012, 35-39.

“Collective Bargaining: Crisis and its consequences for American society.” Kochan, Thomas A. (July 2012). Industrial Relations Journal, 43(4): 302-316.

“The Future of Human Capital: An Employment Relations Perspective.” Kochan, Thomas A., and Adam Seth Litwin. In Burton-Jones, Alan, and J.C. Spender (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Human Capital. Oxford University Press, June 2012.

“A Jobs Compact for America's Future.” Kochan, Thomas A. Harvard Business Review, March 2012.

“Building a New Social Contract at Work: A Moral and Economic Imperative.” Kochan, Thomas A. (Winter 2012). Journal of Catholic Social Thought, 9(1): 1-16.

“Rethinking and Reframing U.S. Policy on Worker Voice and Representation,” Kochan, Thomas A. (2012). ABA Law Journal. (2012)

Toward a New Grand Bargain: Collaborative Approaches to Labor-Management Reform in Massachusetts. Bluestone, Barry, and Thomas A. Kochan. Boston: The Boston Foundation, October 2011.

“Beyond Labor Day: The Year for a Jobs Compact.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, September 5, 2011

“Labor, Business Can Unite as Economic Heroes.” Kochan, Thomas A. Boston Globe, September 4, 2011.

“Hawaii Well Poised to Offer an Alternative to Wisconsin Public Sector Unions.” Kochan, Thomas A. Honolulu Star Advertiser, May 30, 2011.

“An Anniversary Worth Remembering.” Kochan, Thomas A. Madison Capital Times, May 5, 2011.

“A Transformational Strategy for American Labor.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, April 5, 2011

“Non-political Solution: Business, Labor Can Solve the Crisis." Kochan, Thomas A. Herald Times Reporter, March 6, 2011.

“Protective Bargaining: How to Prevent Labor Wars,” Boston Review on-Line, February 23, 2011.

“Protective Bargaining: How to Prevent Labor Wars.” Kochan, Thomas A. Boston Review Online, February 23, 2011.

“Legislators Please Make us Proud." Kochan, Thomas A. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, February 21, 2011.

“Use Evidence Based Approach to Public Sector Challenges.” Kochan, Thomas A. Madison Capital Times, February 6, 2011.

“Building a Sustainable Employment System in the U.S.: Lessons from the Financial Crisis.” Kochan, Thomas A., and Ryan Hammond (2011). Korean Labor Institute Journal. (2011)

“Collective Bargaining for the 21st Century,” Kochan, Thomas A., Susan Hayter, and Tayo Fashoyin (2011). Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(2): 225-247. (2011)

“Work and Employment Policy and Practice: Lessons from a Failed State.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Baird, Marian, Keith Hancock, and Joe Isaac (eds.), Work and Employment Relations in an Era of Change, Sydney: The Federation Press, 178-195, 2011.

“The Long Haul Effects of Interest Arbitration: The Case of New York State's Taylor Law.” Kochan, Thomas A., David Lipsky, Mary Newman, and Alan Benson (2010). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 63(4): 565-584. (2010)

“Special Research Forum—Public Policy and Management Research: Finding the Common Ground.” Kochan, Thomas A., Larry Hunter, Mauro Guillen, and Siobhan O'Mahoney (December 2009). Academy of Management Journal.

"Will Workers Benefit from this Economic Recovery?" Kochan, Thomas A. Review Essay of The State of Working America: 2008-09, by Mishel, Larry, Jared Bernstein, and Heidi Shierholtz. Reviewed in Work and Occupations, December 2009.

“Will Workers Share in the Economic Recovery?” Kochan, Thomas A. (December 2009). Work and Occupations.

“The Jobs Summit: Opportunity to Forge a New Social Contract.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, November 29, 2009

“Making Workers the Catalyst for Economic Recovery.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, September 4, 2009.

“Learning from Down Under: Where Labor Policy is Center Stage.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, August 28, 2009.

“Bringing the Workforce into Health Care Reform.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, July 24, 2009.

"Getting Real about First Contract Arbitration." Kochan, Thomas A., and Arnold Zack. Roll Call, June 2, 2009.

“Contrasting Management and Employment Relations Strategies in European Airlines.” Bamber, Greg J., Jody Hoffer Gittell, Thomas A. Kochan, and Andrew Von Nordenflycht (2009). Journal of Industrial Relations, 51(5): 635-652. (2009)

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

“Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining.” Kochan, Thomas A., and Greg Bamber. In Wilkinson, Adrian, Nicolas Bacon, Tom Redman, and Scott Snell (eds.), Sage Handbook on Human Resource Management, 2009.

“Main Street’s Agenda: Give Workers the Tools to Lead and Sustain a Recovery.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, September 29, 2008.

“Workers: The Backbone and the Brains of Today’s Economy.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, September 19, 2008.

“Labor at the Crossroads: Frank Talk about What’s at State in this Election.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, August 29, 2008.

“It’s All About Jobs and Wages: How Obama can get ‘Al Boats Rising.’” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, August 27, 2008.

“Staying the Course for  Working Families: Kennedy and Obama (Michelle this time).” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, August 26, 2008.

“How to Renew the American Dream for Working Families.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Huffington Post, August 22, 2008.

“Balancing Acts: Dynamics of a Union Management Coalition in a Labor Management Partnership.” Eaton, Adrienne E., Saul A. Rubinstein, and Thomas A. Kochan  (January 2008). Industrial Relations, 47(1): 10-35.

“Bargaining Theory Meets Interest Based Negotiations: A Case Study.” McKersie, Robert, Theresa Sharpe, Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne Eaton, George Strauss, Marty Morgenstern (January 2008). Industrial Relations, 47(1): 66-96.

“Introduction to Symposium on the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership” Kochan, Thomas A. (January 2008). Industrial Relations, 47(1): 1-9.

“The Potential and Precariousness of Partnership: The Case of the Kaiser Permanente LaborManagement Partnership.” Kochan, Thomas A., Paul Adler, Adrienne Eaton, Paul Gerhart, Robert McKersie and Phyllis Segal (January 2008). Industrial Relations, 47(1): 36-65.

“Industrial Relations.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Durlauf, Steven N., and Lawrence E. Blume (eds.), Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2008.

Up in the Air: How Airlines can Improve Performance by Engaging Their Employees. Bamber, Greg J., Jody Hoffer Gittell, Thomas A. Kochan, and Andrew Von Nordenflycht. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008.

“Response.” Kochan, Thomas A. (August 2007). Labor History, 48(3): 365-370.

Symposium on Restoring the American Dream. “Response” Labor History, 48(3): 365-70 August 2007.

“Collective Bargaining in the Twenty-First Century: A Negotiation Institution at Risk." Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, Thomas A. Kochan, John-Paul Ferguson and Betty Barrett (July 2007). Negotiation Journal, 23(3): 249-265.

“How to Break the Gridlock on Labor Law.” Ferguson, John Paul, and Thomas A. Kochan. The Boston Globe, Jun 16, 2007

“Employer-Employee New Social Contracts: Fashioning a New Compact.” Uchitelle, Louis, J.T. Battenberg III, and Thomas A. Kochan (May 2007). Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(2): 13-16.

"Wages and the Social Contact." Kochan, Thomas A. The American Prospect, May 2007, A22-23.

“Wages and the Social Contact," The American Prospect, May 2007, A22-A23.

“Beyond Corporate Codes of Conduct: Work Organization and Labor Standards at Nike's Suppliers.” Locke, Richard, Thomas A. Kochan, Monica Romis, and Fei Qin (2007). International Labour Review, 146(1-2): 21-40. (2007)

The Disposable Americans, by Uchitelle, Louis. Kochan, Thomas A. Review Essay in Work and Occupations, 2007.

“Updating American Labor Law: Taking Advantage of a Window of Opportunity,” Kochan, Thomas A. (Winter 2007). Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, 28(2): 101-124.

“Moving Beyond Labor v Health Care.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Boston Globe, August 22, 2006.

“Restoring Voice at Work and in Society.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Lawler, Edward E., and James O’Toole (eds.), America at Work: Choices and Challenges, New York: Palgrave, 37-52. (2006)

Restoring the American Dream: A Working Families’ Agenda for America. Kochan, Thomas A. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, September 2005.

“Airborne distress: How can labor recover in the airline industry?" Kochan, Thomas A., Andrew Von Nordenflycht, Robert McKersie, Jody Hoffer Gittell (Summer 2005). New Labor Forum, 14(2): 39-50.

“Social Legitimacy of the Human Resource Management Profession.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Boxall, Peter, John Purcell, and Patrick Wright (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management, 2005. (2005)

“Education, Families, and Workplace Policies: Their Role in a Knowledge-Based Economy.” Kochan, Thomas A. (November 2004). Challenge, 47(6): 69-81.

Choose a President to Turn America Around.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Madison Capital Times, October 12, 2004.

“Taking Stock: Collective Bargaining at the Turn of the Century.” Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, and Thomas A. Kochan (October 2004). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 58(1): 3-26.

“A Message to Wisconsin’s Working Families.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Herald Times Reporter, September 23, 2004.

Unions in the 21st Century. Verma, Anil, and Thomas A. Kochan (eds.). Toronto: Palgrave, September 2004.

“Bringing Family Values to the Workplace.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Boston Globe, August 29, 2004.

“Mutual Gains or Zero Sum: Labor Relations and Firm Performance in the Airline Industry.” Gittell, Jody Hoffer, Andrew Von Nordenflycht, and Thomas A. Kochan (January 2004). Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 57(2).

“A Silver Anniversary not worth Celebrating: The Impasse over American Labor and Employment Policies.” Kochan, Thomas A. (Fall 2004). Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, 25(1).

“Collective Actors and Industrial Relations: Which Future?" Kochan, Thomas A. (2004). The German Journal of Industrial Relations, 11(1-2): 6-14. (2004)

“Forward.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Lipset, Seymour Martin, and Noah Meltz, The Paradox of American Unionism. Ithaca: Cornell University, ILR Press, 2004

Managing for the Future: Organizational Behavior and Processes. Deborah Ancona, Maureen Scully, John Van Maanen, and D. Eleanor Westney, Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Publishing, 1996. Second edition, 1999; Third edition, 2004.

“Options for Rebuilding Airline Labor Relations.” Kochan, Thomas A. (Winter 2004). Perspectives on Work.

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

“Restoring Trust in the Human Resource Management Profession,” Kochan, Thomas A. (2004). Journal of Industrial Relations, 42(2): 132-146. (2004)

“A New Deal for Labor Day.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Boston Globe, September 1, 2003.

“Contract Negotiations in the Airline Industry.” Von Nordenflycht, Andrew, and Thomas A. Kochan (July 2003). Monthly Labor Review.

“Beyond McGregor’s Theory Y: Human Capital and Work in the 21st Century Corporation.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Kochan, Thomas A., and Richard Schmalensee (eds.), Management: Inventing and Delivering the Future, May 2003.

“Putting the Wisconsin Idea to Work.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Madison Capital Times, May, 2003.

“Government Policies for a Knowledge Based Economy.” Kochan, Thomas A. (2003). Economic and Social Research Council. (2003)

Management: Inventing and Delivering Its Future. Kochan, Thomas A., and Richard L. Schmalensee (eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

“Needed: American Leadership for a Global Work and Employment Policy,” Kochan, Thomas A. (Winter 2003). Journal of Industrial Relations.

“Restoring Trust in American Corporations: Root Causes.” Kochan, Thomas A. (Summer 2003). Journal of Management and Governance, 7(3): 223-231.

“The Effects of Diversity on Business Performance: Report of the Diversity Research Network.” Thomas Kochan, Katerina Bezrukova, Robin Ely, Susan Jackson, Aparna Joshi, Karen Jehn, Jonathan Leonard, David Levine, and David Thomas (Spring 2003). Human Resource Management Journal, 42(1): 3–21.

“The Future of British Unions: A Perspective from the U.S.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Gospel, Howard, and Stephen Wood (eds.), The Future of British Unions. London: Routledge, 2003.

“Addressing the Crisis in Confidence in Corporations: Root Causes, Victims, and Strategies for Reform.” Kochan, Thomas A. (August 2002). Academy of Management Executive, 16(3): 139-41.

“Labor Law: The Missing Piece of Corporate Reform.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Boston Globe, August, 2002.

"Working in America: Labor Market Institutions for the New Century." Osterman, Paul, Thomas A. Kochan, Richard M. Locke, and Michael J. Piore. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, August 2002.

“The Impact of Visible Diversity on Organizational Effectiveness: Disclosing the Contents in Pandora's Black Box.” Richard, Orlando C., Thomas A. Kochan, Amy McMillan-Capehart (July 2002). Journal of Business and Management, 8(3): 265-291.

“Celebrating Work: A Job Unfinished.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Bedieian, Arthur G. (ed.), Managerial Laureates: A Collection of Autobiographical Essays, 6. Greenwich CT: JAI Press, 2002.

"FDR Knew the Key to National Unity: Workers." Kochan, Thomas A. The Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2001.

Facilitating Conflict Resolution in Union-Management Relations: A Guide for Neutrals. Chaykowski, Richard, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Thomas A. Kochan, and Christina Sickles Merchant. Ithaca, NY: Cornell/Perc Institute on Conflict Resolution, January 2001.

“In Whose Interest? A First Look at National Survey Data on Interest-Based Bargaining in Labor Relations.” Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, Thomas A. Kochan, and John Calhoun Wells (January 2001). Industrial Relations, 40(1): 1-21.

“Can the U.S. Industrial Relations System be Transformed? The Role of Ideas, Reform Efforts and Social Crisis.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Berg, Ivar, and Arne L. Kalleberg (eds.), Sourcebook on Labor Markets. New York: Plenum Publishers, 83-100, 2001.

"Integrating Work and Family Life: A Holistic Approach." Bailyn, Lotte, Robert Drago, and Thomas A. Kochan. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, 2001.

"Learning from Saturn: Possibilities for Corporate Governance and Employee Relations." Rubinstein, Saul A., and Thomas A. Kochan. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.

“An Agenda for the President.” Kochan, Thomas A. (November/December 2000). Challenge, 43(6): 5-14.

“On the Paradigm Guiding Industrial Relations Theory and Research.” Kochan, Thomas A. (July 2000). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 53(4): 704-711

“Toward a Stakeholder Theory of the Firm: The Saturn Partnership.” Kochan, Thomas A., and Saul A. Rubinstein, Organization Science, 11(4): 367-386. (2000)

“Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Evaluation." Kochan, Thomas A., Brenda A. Lautsch, and Corinne Bendersky (Spring 2000). Harvard Negotiations Law Review, 5: 233-278.

“Rebuilding the Social Contract at Work: A Call to Action." Kochan, Thomas A. Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association 52nd Annual Meetings, 1-25, 2000.

"The New Relationship: Human Capital in the American Corporation." Blair, Margaret M., and Thomas A. Kochan (eds.). Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2000.

“Reconstructing America's Social Contract in Employment: The Role of Policy, Institutions, and Practices.” Kochan, Thomas A. (January 1999) Chicago-Kent Law Review, 75(1): 137-52.

“How to Update Employment and Labor Policies for the 21st Century." Kochan, Thomas A. (1999). Perspectives on Work, 3(2): 12-17. (1999)

The Changing Nature of Work: Implications for Occupational Analysis, Committee on Techniques for theEnhancement of Human Performance: Occupational Analysis. Kochan, Thomas A. Washington: National Academy Press, 1999.

“How Do Labor and Management View Collective Bargaining?” Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, Thomas A. Kochan, and John Calhoun Wells (October 1998). Monthly Labor Review, 121(10): 23-31.

“Beyond Myopia: Human Resources and the Changing Social Contract.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Ferris, Gerald R. (ed.), Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Greenwich: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 199-212, 1998.

“Crossroads in Employment Relations: Approaching a Mutual Gains Paradigm.” Kochan, Thomas A. In Auerbach, James A. (ed.), Through a Glass Darkly: Building the New Workplace for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: National Policy Association, 1998.

“Human Capital and the American Corporation.” Kochan, Thomas A. (1998). Perspectives on Work, 2(1): 7-12. (1998)

“Labor Policy for the Twenty-First Century.” Kochan, Thomas A. (1998). University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law, 1(1): 117-131. (1998)

“What Is Distinctive about Industrial Relations Research?” Kochan, Thomas A. In Strauss, George, and Keith Whitfield (eds.), Researching the World of Work: Strategies and Methods in Studying Industrial Relations. Ithaca: ILR Press, 31-45, 1998.

Organizations in America: Analyzing Their Structures and Human Resource Practices, by Kalleberg, Arne L., David Knoke, Peter V. Marsden, and Joe L. Spaeth. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology, July 1997.

“Changing Employment Relations and Governance in the International Auto Industry.” Kochan, Thomas A., and Russell D. Lansbury (March 1997). The Journal of Management and Governance, (1)1: 85-102.

After Lean Production: Evolving Employment Practices in the World Auto Industry. Kochan, Thomas A., Russell D. Lansbury, and John Paul MacDuffie. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997.

“Dispute Resolution and Team-Based Work Systems.” Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, and Kochan, Thomas A. In Gleason, Sandra E. (ed.), Workplace Dispute Resolution – Directions for the 21st Century. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1997.

“Rebalancing the Role of Human Resources.” Kochan, Thomas A. (Spring 1997). Human Resource Management Journal, 36(1): 121-127.

“What Works at Work: Overview and Assessment.” Ichniowski, Casey, Thomas A. Kochan, David Levine, Craig Olson, and George Strauss (July 1996). Industrial Relations, 35(3): 299-333.

“A Grass-Roots Experiment to Resolve Workplace Problems.” Eaton, Susan C., and Thomas A. Kochan (April 1996). Negotiation Journal, 12(2): 175-179.

“New Ideas on Resolving Workplace Disputes: Examples from the U.S. and Abroad.” Kochan, Thomas A., and Susan C. Eaton (April 1996). Negotiation Journal, 12(2): 113-117.

"Launching a Renaissance in International Industrial Relations Research." Kochan, Thomas A. (Spring 1996). Relations Industrielles, 51: 247-263.

"Managing for the Future: Organizational Behavior and Processes," with Deborah Ancona, Maureen Scully,John Van Maanen, and D. Eleanor Westney, Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing, 1996.Second edition, 1999; Third edition, 2004.

"The American Corporation as an Employer: Past, Present, and Future." Kochan, Thomas A. In Carl Kaysen (ed.), The Corporation in Modern Society: A Second Look. New York: Oxford University Press, 242-268, 1996.

Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy. Locke, Richard M., Thomas A. Kochan, and Michael Piore (eds.). Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1995.

"The Limits of Diffusion: Recent Developments in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Practices." Kochan, Thomas A., and Marc Weinstein. In Locke, Richard, Thomas A. Kochan, and Michael Piore, (eds.), Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy. Cambridge: The MIT Press, September 1995.

"Using the Dunlop Report to Achieve Mutual Gains." Kochan, Thomas A. (1995). Industrial Relations, 34(3): 350-366. (1995)

"Total Quality Management and Human Resource Systems: An International Comparison." Kochan, Thomas A., Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brenda A. Lautsch (May 1995). The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 6(2): 201-222.

"Do U.S. Firms Invest Less in Human Resources? Training in the World Auto Industry." MacDuffie, John Paul, and Thomas A. Kochan (April 1995). Industrial Relations, 34(2): 147-168.

Human Resource Management in Asian Economies. Verma, Anil, Thomas A. Kochan, and Russell Lansbury (eds.). London: Routledge, 1995.

"Reconceptualizing Comparative Industrial Relations: Lessons from International Research." Locke, Richard, Thomas A. Kochan, and Michael Piore (1995). International Labour Review, 134(2): 139-161. (1995)

White Collar Blues, by Heckscher, Charles. Kochan, Thomas A. Regional Review, Fall 1995.

"Recent Developments in U.S. Industrial Relations." Kochan, Thomas A., and Marc Weinstein (December 1994). The British Journal of Industrial Relations, 32(4): 483-504.

"Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in Korea: Implications for Further Reforms." Kochan, Thomas A. In Lee, Jay-Cho, and Yoon H. Kim (ed.), Korea's Political Economy. San Francisco: Westview Press, July 1994.

"HRM: An American View." Dyer, Lee, and Thomas A. Kochan. In Storey, John (ed.), Human Resource Management. London: Routledge, 332-351, 1994.

"Human Resource Strategies and Contingent Workers: The Case of Safety and Health in the Petrochemical Industry." Kochan, Thomas A., Michael Smith, John C. Wells, and James B. Rebitzer (Spring 1994). Human Resource Management, 33(1): 55-78.

"Labor and Employment Policies for a Global Economy." Kochan, Thomas A. (1994). Industrial Law Journal, 15: 689-707. (1994)

The Mutual Gains Enterprise: Forging a Winning Partnership Among Labor, Management, and Government. Kochan, Thomas A., and Paul Osterman. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1994.

"Managing Transformational Change: The Role of Human Resource Management Professionals." Kochan, Thomas A., and Lee Dyer (September 1993). The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 569-590.

"Toward a Mutual Gains Paradigm for Labor-Management Relations." Kochan, Thomas A. (August 1993). Labor Law Journal, 44(8): 454-464.

"Crossroads in Employment Relations: Approaching a Mutual Gains Paradigm." Kochan, Thomas A. (February 1993). Looking Ahead.

"Canadian Labor Policy and Research at a Crossroads." Kochan, Thomas A. (1993). Proceedings of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association. ​ (1993)

"Principles for a Post New Deal Employment Policy." Kochan, Thomas A. In Kerr, Clark, and Paul D. Staudohar, (eds.), Labor Economics and Industrial Relations: Markets and Institutions. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.

"Teaching and Building Middle Range Industrial Relations Theory." Kochan, Thomas A. In Adams, Roy J., and Noah M. Meltz (eds.), Industrial Relations Theory. New Brunswick: Scarecrow Press, 353-380, 1993.

"The Saturn Partnership: Reinventing the Local Union." Rubinstein, Saul, Michael Bennett, and Thomas A. Kochan. In Kaufman, Bruce E., and Morris M. Kleiner (eds.), Alternative Models for Employee Representation. Madison: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1993.

"Trade Unionism and Industrial Relations: Notes on Theory and Practice for the 1990s." Kochan, Thomas A. (1993). Annual Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 185-195. (1993)

An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations. Katz, Harry C., Thomas A. Kochan, and Alex Colvin. New York: McGraw Hill, 1992. Second Edition, 2000; Third Edition, 2003; Fourth edition, 2007.

"Bringing Research to the Classroom: The MIT Auto Case." Kochan, Thomas A., and Ben Whipple. MIT Sloan Management Review, 27-33, Winter 1992.

"Human Resources, Organizational Governance, and Public Policy: Lessons from Experimentation in the 1980s." McKersie, Robert, and Thomas A. Kochan. In Kochan, Thomas A., and Michael Useem (eds.), Transforming Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press, 169-186, 1992.

"International Human Resource Studies: A Review and Critique." Dyer, Lee, Rosemary Batt, and Thomas A. Kochan. In Lewin, David, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Peter D. Sherer (eds.), Research Frontiers in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. Madison: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1992.

"The Consequences of a Failed IR System: Contract Workers in the Petrochemical Industry." Kochan, Thomas A., John C. Wells, and Michael Smith. Sloan Management Review, Summer 1992, 79-89.

"The Management of Contract Workers and the Risks of Accidents: Evidence from the Petrochemical Industry." Kochan, Thomas A., and James Rebitzer (1992). Annual Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 325-331. (1992)

Transforming Organizations. Kochan, Thomas A., and Michael Useem. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

"Internal Labor Markets and Employment Security." Kochan, Thomas A., and Paul Osterman. In Abraham, Katherine, and Robert McKersie (eds.), New Developments in Labor Markets. Cambridge: The MIT Press, December 1991.

"American Unions and the Future of Worker Representation." Kochan, Thomas A., and Kirsten Wever. In Strauss, George, Daniel Gallagher, and Jack Fiorito, (eds.), The State of Unions. Madison: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1991.

"Employee Participation, Work Redesign and New Technology: Implications for Manufacturing and Engineering Practice." Kochan, Thomas A. In Salvendy, Gavriel (ed.), Handbook of Industrial Engineering. New York: John Wiley, 1991.

"Comparison of Changes in U.S. and Canadian Industrial Relations." Kochan, Thomas A., and Anil Verma (August 1990). Labor Law Journal.

"Computer-Aided Monitoring: Its Influence on Employee Job Satisfaction and Turnover." Chalykoff, John, and Thomas A. Kochan (December 1989). Personnel Psychology, 42(4): 807-834.

“Beware of the Return to the Labor Wars.” Kochan, Thomas A. The Boston Globe, March 12, 1989.

"Collective Bargaining and New Technology." Kochan, Thomas A., and Boaz Tamir. In Bamber, Greg, and Russell Lansbury (eds.), New Technology: Perspectives on Human Resources and Industrial Relations. London: Allen and Unwin, 1989.

"Future Directions for American Labor and Human Resources Policy." Kochan, Thomas A., and Robert B. McKersie (Winter 1989). Relations Industrielles, 44(1): 224-244.

"Looking to the Year 2000: Challenges for Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management." Kochan, Thomas A. In Newton, Keith, Thomas T. Schweitzer, and J.P. Voyer (eds.), Perspective 2000. Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the Economic Council of Canada, 203-l7, December 1988.

"Industrial Relations Agenda for Change: The Case of the United States." Kochan, Thomas A., and Kristen Wever (September 1988). Labour, 2(2): 21-56.

"The Adaptability of the U.S. Industrial Relations System." Kochan, Thomas A. (April 1988). Science, 240(4850): 287-292.

"The Future of Worker Representation: An American Perspective." Kochan, Thomas A. (April 1988). Labour and Society, 13(2): 184-201.

"Employment Security at DEC: Sustaining Values Amid Environmental Change." Kochan, Thomas A., John Paul MacDuffie, and Paul Osterman (Summer 1988). Human Resource Management Journal, 27(2): 121-143.

"Enhancing Industrial Relations Innovations in the United States," in New Departures in IndustrialRelations, National Planning Association, 5-10, 1988.

“Human Resources, Technology, and Economic Performance: Evidence from the Automobile Industry." Kochan, Thomas A., and John Paul MacDuffie. Annual Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 1988, 159-171.

Innovating to Compete, by Walton, Richard. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Human Resource Management Journal, Winter 1988.

"On the Human Side of Technology." Kochan, Thomas A. (November 1988). ICL Technical Journal, 391-400.

"Recent Developments in U.S. Employee Involvement Activities: Erosion or Transformation?" Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, Thomas A. Kochan, and Anil Verma. In Lipsky, David, and Donna Sockell (eds.), Advances in Industrial Relations. Greenwich: JAI Press, 1988.

“Accepting Labor as a Legitimate Partner.” Kochan, Thomas A. The New York Times, July 26, 1987.

Employing Bureaucracies, by Jacoby, Sanford. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July 1987.

"Industrial Relations and Productivity in the U.S. Automobile Industry." Katz, Harry, Thomas A. Kohan, and Jeffrey H. Keefe (January 1987). Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 3: 685-715.

"Strategies for Sustaining Innovations in U.S. Industrial Relations." Kochan, Thomas A. (January/February 1987). Journal of State Government, 60: 30-35.

Collective Bargaining and Labor Economics, by Craypo, Charles. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Labor Studies Journal, 1987.

"Human Resource Management and Business Life Cycles: Some Preliminary Propositions." Kochan, Thomas A. In Kleingartner, Archie, and Carolyn S. Anderson (eds.), Human Resource Management in High Technology Firms. Lexington: Lexington Books, 1987, 183-200.

"Labor Arbitration and Collective Bargaining in the 1990s: An Economic Analysis." Kochan, Thomas A. In Gershenfeld, Walter J. (ed.), Arbitration 1986: Current and Expanding Roles. Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 44-59, 1987.

"The Effects of Corporate Strategy and Workplace Innovations on Union Representation." Kochan, Thomas A., Robert B. McKersie, John Chalykoff (July 1986). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 39(4): 487-501.

"Macro Determinants of the Future of the Study of Negotiations in Organizations." Kochan, Thomas A., and Anil Verma. In Lewicki, Roy J., Blair H. Sheppard, and Max H. Bazerman (eds.), Research on Negotiations in Organizations, Vol. 1, 1986. Greenwich: JAI Press, 1986, 287-310.

The Transformation of American Industrial Relations. Kochan, Thomas A., Harry C. Katz, and Robert B. McKersie. New York: Basic Books, 1986. Second edition, 1994.

"Assessing the Effects of Industrial Relations and Quality of Working Life Efforts on Organizational Effectiveness." Katz, Harry C., Thomas A. Kochan, and Mark R. Weber (September 1985). Academy of Management Journal, 28(3): 509-527.

"Comment on What Do Unions Do?" Kochan, Thomas A. (1985). Annual Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 365-368. (1985)

Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations: Text, Readings and Cases. Kochan, Thomas A., and Thomas A. Barocci. Boston: Little Brown, 1985.

Challenges and Choices for American Labor. Kochan, Thomas A. (ed.). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, December 1984.

"The Growth and Nature of the Nonunion Sector Within a Firm." Kochan, Thomas A., and Anil Verma. In Kochan, Thomas A. (ed.), Challenges and Choices Facing American Labor. Cambridge: The MIT Press, December 1984.

"U.S. Industrial Relations in Transition." Kochan, Thomas A., and Michael Piore. In Kochan, Thomas A. (ed.), Challenges and Choices Facing American Labor. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1984.

"Worker Participation and American Unions." Katz, Harry C., Thomas A. Kochan, and Nancy Mower. In Kochan, Thomas A. (ed.), Challenges and Choices Facing American Labor. Cambridge: The MIT Press, December 1984.​

"Will the New Industrial Relations Last? Implications for the Labor Movement." Kochan, Thomas A., and Michael J. Piore (May 1984). The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 473: 177-189.

"Strategic Choice and Industrial Relations Theory and Practice." Kochan, Thomas A., Robert B. McKersie, and Peter Cappelli (Winter 1984). Industrial Relations, 23(1): 16-39.

"The Transformation of the Industrial Relations and Personnel Function."  Kochan, Thomas A., Peter Cappelli. In Osterman, Paul (ed.), Internal Labor Markets. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1984.

Worker Participation and American Unions: Threat or Opportunity? Kochan, Thomas A., Harry C. Katz, and Nancy R. Mower. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1984.

Industrial Democracy in Europe, by Industrial Democracy in European Study Group. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Administrative Science Quarterly, December 1983.

"Industrial Relations Performance, Economic Performance and Quality of Working Life Efforts: An Inter-Plant Analysis." Katz, Harry C., Thomas A. Kochan, Kenneth R. Gobeille (October 1983). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 37: 13-17.

"Collective Bargaining, Work Organization, Worker Participation: The Return to Plant Level Bargaining." Kochan, Thomas A., and Harry C. Katz (August 1983). Labor Law Journal, 34: 524-529.

"Collective Bargaining and Income Policies in a Stagflation Economy." Kochan, Thomas A. Rapporteur's Report in Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, Kyoto, Japan, 1983.​

"Collective Bargaining: Pressures for Change." Kochan, Thomas A., and Robert B. McKersie (Summer 1983). Sloan Management Review, 24: 59-65.

European Industrial Relations, by Industrial Democracy in Europe Study Group. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Organization Studies, Spring 1983.

"Negotiations in Organizations: Blending Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior Approaches." Kochan, Thomas A., and Anil Verma. In Bazerman, Max H., and Roy J. Lewicki (eds.), Negotiating in Organizations. New York: Sage Publications, 1983.

The Art and Science of Negotiations, by Raiffa, Howard. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Sloan Management Review, Spring 1983.

"Worker Participation and American Unions: A Case Study." Kochan, Thomas A. In Bairstow, Frances (ed.), 1983 McGill Industrial Relations Conference Proceedings. (1983)

"Canadian Management Policies, Structures and Practices under Collective Bargaining." Kochan, Thomas A., and John Godard. In Anderson, John C., Morley Gunderson, and Allen Ponak (eds.), Union Management Relations in Canada. Toronto: Addison Wesley, 1982.

Industrial Relations Research in the 1970s: Review and Appraisal. Kochan, Thomas A., Daniel J.B. Mitchell and Lee Dyer (eds.). Madison, WI: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1982.

"Review Symposium: Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations." Kochan, Thomas A. (Winter 1982). Industrial Relations, 21: 115-122.​

"Toward a Behavioral Model of Management Under Collective Bargaining." Kochan, Thomas A. In Bomers, Gerald B J., and Richard B. Peterson (eds.). Conflict Management and Industrial Relations, Boston: Kluwer, 1982.

"Estimating the Narcotic Effects: Choosing Techniques that Fit the Problem." Kochan, Thomas A., and Jean Baderschneider (October 1981). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 35(1): 21-28.

"An American Perspective on the Integration of the Behavioral Sciences Into Industrial Relations." Kochan, Thomas A. In Thomson, Andrew W. J. (ed.), Industrial Relations and the Behavioral Sciences in Britain. London: Saxon House, 1981.

"Empirical Research on Labor Law: Lessons from Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector." Kochan, Thomas A. (1981). Illinois Law Review, 161-81. (1981)

"Step by Step in the Middle East from the Perspective of the Labor Mediation Process." Kochan, Thomas A. In Rubin, Jeffrey Z. (ed.), Dynamics of Third Party Intervention: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Conflict. New York: Praeger, 1981.

"The Effects of Collective Bargaining on Economic and Behavioral Job Outcomes." Kochan, Thomas A., and David E. Helfman. In Enrenberg, Ronald G. (ed.), Research in Labor Economics, Vol. III. Greenwich: JAI Press, 1981.

"Industrial Relations Research: An Agenda for the 1980s." Kochan, Thomas A. (September 1980). Monthly Labor Review, 103(9): 20-25.

Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations: From Theory to Policy and Practice. Kochan, Thomas A., and Harry C. Katz. Homewood: Irwin, 1980. Second Edition, 1987.

"Collective Bargaining and Organizational Behavior Research." Kochan, Thomas A. In Staw, Barry, and Larry L. Cummings (eds.), Research in Organizational Behavior, Vol. II. Greenwich: JAI Press, 1980, 129-176.

"Labor Management Relations Research: The Role of the Department of Labor." Kochan, Thomas A. (1980). Annual Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 8-15.​ (1980)

"How American Workers View Trade Unions." Kochan, Thomas A. (April 1979). Monthly Labor Review, 102(4): 23-33.

"How American Workers View Trade Unions," Kochan, Thomas, Monthly Labor Review, 102: 23-33, April 1979.

"Superior-Subordinate Relations: Leadership and Headship." Kochan, Thomas A., Stuart M. Schmidt, and Thomas A. DeCotiis (1979). Human Relations, 28(3): 279-294. (1979)

"The Dynamics of Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector." Kochan, Thomas A. In Aaron, Benjamin, Joseph Grodon, and James Stern (eds.), Public Sector Bargaining, Bureau of National Affairs, Annual Research Volume of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 1979, 150-190.

"Dependence on Impasse Procedures: Police and Firefighters in New York State." Kochan, Thomas A., and Jean Baderschneider (July 1978). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 31(4): 431-449.

"The Public Sector Mediation Process: A Theory and Empirical Examination." Kochan, Thomas A., and Todd Jick (June 1978). Journal of Conflict Resolution, 22(2): 209-240.

"The Politics of Interest Arbitration." Kochan, Thomas A. (March 1978). The Arbitration Journal, 33(1): 5-9.

Dispute Resolution Under Factfinding and Arbitration: An Empirical Analysis. Kochan, Thomas A., Mordechai Mironi, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Jean Baderschneider, and Todd Jick. New York: American Arbitration Association, 1978.

"The Impact of Unionization of Public Sector Supervisors." Wheeler, Hoyt N., and Thomas A. Kochan (December 1977). Monthly Labor Review, 100(12): 44-48.

"An Interindustry Analysis of Bargaining Outcomes: Preliminary Evidence from 2-Digit Industries." Kochan, Thomas A., and Richard N. Block (August 1977). Quarterly Journal of Economics, 91(3): 431-452.

"Interorganizational Relations: Patterns and Motivations." Schmidt, Stuart M., and Thomas A. Kochan (June 1977). Administrative Science Quarterly, 22(2): 220-234.

"Union Attitudes Toward Management Cooperation." Dyer, Lee, David B. Lipsky, and Thomas A. Kochan (May 1977). Industrial Relations, 16(2): 163-172.

"An Examination of the Dual Impasse Procedures in the Federal Public Service of Canada." Kochan, Thomas A., and John Anderson (April 1977). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 3: 228-301.

"Collective Bargaining in the Public Service of Canada: An Evaluation of Some Policy Recommendations." Kochan, Thomas, A., and John Anderson (1977). Relations Industrielles, 32: 234-249. (1977)

Public Sector Labor Relations: Analysis and Readings. Lewin, David, Peter Feuille, Thomas A. Kochan, and John Delaney. Thomas Horton and Daughters Publishers, 1977. Second Edition, 1981. Third Edition published by Lexington Books, 1987.

The Effectiveness of Union-Management Safety Committees. Kochan, Thomas A., Lee Dyer and David Lipsky. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1977.

Bargaining: Formal Theories of Negotiation, by Young, Oran. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 1976.

"Operationalizing the Concepts of Goals and Goal Incompatibilities in Organizational Behavior Research." Kochan, Thomas A., L.L. Cummings, George P. Huber (June 1976). Human Relations, 29(6): 527-554.

"A Model of Organizational Change in the Context of Union-Management Relations." Dyer, Lee, and Thomas A. Kochan (February 1976). Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 12(1): 58-78.

"An Application of a Political Economy Approach to Effectiveness: Employment Service-Employer Exchanges." Schmidt, Stuart M., and Thomas A. Kochan (February 1976). Administration and Society, 7(4): 455-475.

"Theory, Methodology and Policy Evaluation in Collective Bargaining Research." Kochan, Thomas A. (1976). Twenty-ninth Annual Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 238-248. (1976)

"Municipal Collective Bargaining: A Model and Analysis of Bargaining Outcomes." Kochan, Thomas A. (October 1975). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 29(1): 46-66.

"Determinants of Power of Boundary Units in an Inter-organizational Bargaining Relationship." Kochan, Thomas A. (September 1975). Administrative Science Quarterly, 20(3): 434-452.

Managing Organizational Conflict: A Non-traditional Approach, by Robbins, Stephen R. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Administrative Science Quarterly, September 1975, 472-475.

"City Government Bargaining: A Path Analysis." Kochan, Thomas A. (February 1975). Industrial Relations, 14(1): 90-101.

"A Theory of Multilateral Bargaining in City Governments." Kochan, Thomas A. (July 1974). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 27(4): 525-542.

The Resolution of Conflict, by Deutsch, Morton. Kochan, Thomas A. Reviewed in Administrative Science Quarterly, June 1974.

"Collective Bargaining and the Quality of Work: The View of Local Union Activists." Kochan, Thomas A., David B. Lipsky, Lee Dyer (1974). Annual Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 150-162. (1974)

"Professionalization and Unions in Law Enforcement." DeCotiis, Thomas A., and Thomas A. Kochan (1974). National Symposium on Police and Labor Relations, International Association of Chiefs of Police, 41-50.​ (1974)

"Correlates of Public Sector Bargaining Laws," Kochan, Thomas A. (October 1973). Industrial Relations, 12(3): 322-337.

Resolving Management Conflict for Labor Negotiations. Kochan, Thomas A. Chicago: International Personnel Management Association, 1973.

"The Concept of Conflict: Toward Conceptual Clarity." Schmidt, Stuart M., and Thomas A. Kochan (September 1972). Administrative Science Quarterly, 17(3): 359-370.

"Interplant Transfer and Terminated Workers: A Comment." Kochan, Thomas A. (April 1971). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 24(3): 442-446 .

City Employee Bargaining with a Divided Management. Kochan, Thomas A. Madison: Industrial Relations Research Institute, 1971.

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