Richard Locke

Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Entrepreneurship, Emeritus
Professor of Political Science and Management, Emeritus

Biography | Selected Publications

The Promise and Perils of Private Voluntary Regulation: Labor Standards and Work Organization in Two Mexican Garment Factories (2009)

Virtue out of Necessity?: Compliance, Commitment and the Improvement of Labor Conditions in Global Supply Chains (2008)

"Does Monitoring Improve Labor Standards?: Lessons from Nike," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 61 Issue 1, (October 2007): 3-31.

"Improving Work Conditions in a Global Supply Chain." MIT Sloan Management Review, Volume 48, Number 2 (Winter 2007): 54-62.

"Education as an Emotional Experience: Reflections of a Teacher," Schools: Studies in Education. (2006) (2006)

Information Content of Equity Analyst Reports, Journal of Financial Economics, February 2005 (with Michael Mikhail and Andrea Au).

"Claves para Ser Un Pais de Emprendedores," Empresas COPEC, No. 55 (April 2004).

"Extended Networks: A Vision for Next Generation Unions," in Unions in the 21st Century: An International Perspective, Anil Verma and Thomas A. Kochan, eds. 2004.

"Il Caso Italiano and Globalization," in European Industrial Restructuring in a Global Economy: Fragmentation and Relocation of Valve Chairs, Michael Faust, Ulrich Voskamp, and Volker Witke, eds., Gottingen: SOFI, 2004.

"Construindo Confianga," Economica, Vol. 3, No. 2 (September 2003)

The Promise and Perils of Globalization: The Case of Nike, in Management: Inventing and Delivering It's Future, Richard Schmalensee and Thomas A. Kochan, eds. MIT Press, 2003.

"Construire la Fiducia," in Mezzogiorno e Sviluppo Economico, Archille Flora, ed., Naples: Nuovo Scientifico, 2002.

Co-author with Zairo B. Cheibub, "Valores ou intresses? Reflexoes sobre a responsabilidad social das empresas, in Empresa, Empresarios e Globalizacao, Anna Kircher, ed. Rio de Janeiro: Relume Dumara, 2002.

"Building Trust", paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, September 11, 2001.

"Il 'Caso italiano' e la globalizzazione," in L'Italia Che Cambia; Stephen Graubard and Tomasso Padoa-Schioppa, eds., Bologna: Il Mundo. 2001.

"Mirror Images?: Political Strategies for Economic Development in East Germany and Southern Italy." Stato e Mercato. (2001)

Globalization and Il Caso Italiano, Daedalus, Volume 130, No. 3 (Spring 2001).

The Shifting Boundaries of Labor Politics: New Directions for Comparative Research and Theory, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Richard Locke and Kathleen Thelen, eds. (2001)

Unions on the Rebound: Social Embeddedness and the Transformation of Building Trades Locals, co-author with Sean Safford,under review at Industrial and Labor Relations Review. (2001)

Working in America, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2001. Co-Author with Paul Osterman, Thomas Kochan, Michael Piore.

"The Resurgence of Italian Trade Unionism." In Andrew Martin and George Ross, eds. The Brave New World of European Labor : Comparing Trade Union Responses to the New European Political Economy. Providence, RI: Berghahn Books, 1999: 217-268.

"The Resurgence of Italian Unions," Perspectives on Work, Vol. 3(1), 1999: 18-22.

The End of Solidarity?: The Decline of Egalitarian Wage Policies in Italy and Sweden," European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 4, No. 3, (November): 283-308. (1998)

"Reforma do sector publico e participatao sindical: O caso do Sistema de Pensione Italiano." Revista do Servito Publico. (Public Sector Reform and Union Participation:; The Case of the Italian Pension System) Ano 48, Numero 2, Mai-Ago 1997.

The Dilemmas of Diffusion: Social Embeddedness and the Problems of Institutional Change in Eastern Germany, Politics & Society, Vol. 25, No. 1, (March): 34-65. 1996. (1997)

"The End of Solidarity? Union Fragmentation and the Decline of Egalitarian Wage Policies in Italy and Sweden." MIT, Sloan School of Management Working Paper, May 1996.

Learning From Past Mistakes? Recent Reforms in Italian Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, (December): 289-303. (1996)

Public Sector Reform and Union Participation: The Case of the Italian Pension Reform. MIT, Sloan School of Management Working Paper, September 1996.

The Composite Economy: Local Politics and Industrial Change in Contemporary Italy, Economy and Society, Vol. 25, No. 4, (November): 483-510. 1995. (1996)

"Italian Industrial Relations: Searching for a New National Model ?" MIT, Sloan School of Management Working Papers, June 1995.

"Una economia differenziata: politica locale e cambiamento industriale," Stato E Mercato, n.43 (April): 27-64. (1995)

Apples and Oranges Revisited: Contextualized Comparisons and the Study of Comparative Labor Politics, Politics & Society, Vol. 23, No. 3 (September): 337-68. (Revised translated version, "Comparagoes contextualidas: Uma abordagem alternativa para a analise de politica sindical, " in Revista Latinoamericana de Estudos del Trabajo, Vol. 4, No. 8, 1998.) (1995)

Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.

"Pedagogy and Politics in the Italian Union Movement: A Tale of Administrative Failure." MIT, Sloan School of Management Working Papers, June 1994.

The Demise of the National Union in Italy: Lessons for Comparative Industrial Relations Research, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 45, No. 2 (January): 229-49. (1992)

The Resurgence of the Local Union: Industrial Restructuring and Industrial Relations in Italy, Politics & Society, Vol. 18, No. 3 (September): 347-79. (1990)


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