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Lotte Bailyn is the T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For the period 1997-99 she was Chair of the MIT faculty, and during 1995-97 she was the Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at Radcliffe's Public Policy Institute. 

She studies the relationship between managerial practice and employees’ lives. Her research investigates how institutional and organizational processes intersect with people’s lives, with special emphasis on the dynamics of gender and diversity in business organizations and academia. Bailyn argues that industries will fail in an intensely competitive world unless they take into account the changing nature of the professional workforce— including the influx of women and the consequent lifestyle changes for both women and men. Her work in organizations shows that work and personal life are complementary, even synergistic, rather than adversarial. By challenging the assumptions in which current work practices are embedded, the goals of both business productivity and employees’ family and community concerns can be met in ways that are equitable for both men and women.

Bailyn holds a BA in mathematics from Swarthmore College as well as an MA and a PhD in social psychology from Harvard/Radcliffe and two honorary degrees.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.


Bailyn receives 2021 Centennial Medal

Bailyn receives honorary doctorate

Lotte Bailyn named the 2009 recipient of Gordon Y Billard Award


"A Cross-Cultural Comparison of American, Israeli and Greek Women Pursuing Technical and Scientific Careers."

Etzion, Dalia, Litsa Nicolaou-Smokoviti and Lotte Bailyn. International Review of Sociology Vol. 4, No. 1-2 (1993): 76-94.

"Academic Careers and Gender Equity: Lessons Learned from MIT."

Bailyn, Lotte. Gender, Work and Organization Vol. 10, No. 2 (2003): 137-153.

"Accomodation of Work to Family."

Bailyn, Lotte. London, UK: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978.

"Approaches to the Study of Television."

Bailyn, Lotte. Journal of Social Issues Vol. 18, No. 2 (1962): 1-5.

"Autonomy in the Industrial R&D Lab."

Bailyn, Lotte. Human Resource Management Vol. 24, No. 2 (1985): 129-146.

"Beyond Work and Family: Adventures on the Fault Line."

Lotte Bailyn. In Changing Work in America Series, Cambridge, MA: 1996.

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