Why do many U.S. colleges give preference to applicants who are relatives of alumni? A new paper coauthored by MIT Sloan Professor Emilio J. Castilla sheds light on this question.
In a June 2022 CNBC article, MIT Sloan Professor Emeritus Thomas Kochan comments on the recent uptick in unionization efforts among US workers, and what managers need to understand about it.
This report by Fei Qin, an Associate Professor in Management at the University of Bath, and Thomas A. Kochan, the George M. Bunker Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, describes what the authors believe to be a state‐of‐the‐art learning system at IBM Corporation and traces the effects of...
This 2019 MIT Sloan case by Zeynep Ton and Katie Bach describes how the executive team at Mud Bay, a privately held pet store chain based in Olympia, Washington, implemented a good jobs strategy by offering better wages and benefits and seeking to recoup the costs by increasing sales growth and lowe...
Bystanders play an important role in addressing unacceptable behavior in organizations & communities—but may understandably hesitate to intervene. In a new article, longtime MIT ombuds Mary Rowe offers ideas and options for hesitant bystanders and those who counsel them.
MIT Sloan Professor Emeritus Thomas A. Kochan of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) co-leads this executive education Course with MIT Professors David Autor and Sandy Pentland.
New Report on U.S. Workers' Organizing Efforts and Collective Actions
WorkRise has published a new report that reviews and synthesizes academic research on employer practices that foster economic mobility for disadvantaged workers. The report, "Employer Practices and Worker Outcomes: A Landscape Report," was coauthored by faculty affiliated with the MIT Institute for ...
A number of faculty members from the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) have expressed their support for a new statement defining the attributes of a good job in today’s economy.