The faculty associated with the Institute for Work and Employment Research are a highly collaborative mix of thought leaders from MIT Sloan and from departments across the Institute, including economics, political science, and urban studies and planning. Each member is committed to continuing MIT’s long tradition of leadership at the forefront of work and employment.
Since Douglas McGregor’s landmark work in the 1940s, research here has dispelled outdated assumptions about work and employment theory. Faculty research not only chronicles employment practices, it also drives change toward a more effective and more humane workplace. And IWER research has never been more vital to the world as the U.S. employment system stands in need of a wholesale overhaul and globalization raises questions about the labor practices of international corporations.