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

“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)

“Protective Bargaining: How to Prevent Labor Wars,” Boston Review on-Line, February 23, 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 Share in the Economic Recovery?” Kochan, Thomas A. (December 2009). Work and Occupations.

“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)

“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.

“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.

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.

“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," 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)

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

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)

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

“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.

"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.

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.

"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.

“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)

"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.

"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. 

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.

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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

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.

"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 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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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)

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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)

"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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