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George Strauss

Professor Emeritus
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Academic Status: Emeritus
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PhD, Economics and Social Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, Swarthmore College

Positions Held

At Haas since 1960
1992 – present, Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business
1961 – 1991, Professor, Haas School of Business
1959 – 1961, Professor, University of Buffalo
1957 – 1959, Associate Professor, University of Buffalo
1954 – 1957, Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo
1951 – 1954, Research Associate (post-doc), Cornell University

Visiting Positions

University of Sydney, Cardiff, Western Australia and Trier Fulbright Scholar, Australia

External Service and Assignments

  • Member, Mayor’s Budget Committee, City of Berkeley
  • Editor, Industrial Relations
  • Member or former member of following editorial boards: Industrial RelationsHuman RelationsNew Zealand Journal of Industrial RelationsInternational Journal of Human Resources ManagementInternational Journal of Employment Studies

Current Research and Interests

  • Internal union government
  • Comparative industrial relations
  • History of organizational behavior

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “HRM in the US: Correcting Some British Impressions.” International Journal of Human Resources Management 12 (2001) 873.
  • “What’s Happening Inside US Unions: Democracy and Union Politics.” Journal of Labor Research 21 (1999): 211-226.
  • Human Resources Policy, with L. Sayles. Dame, 1999.
  • Organizational Participation: Myth or Reality, with F. Heller, E. Pusic, and B. Wilpert. Oxford, 1999.
  • “Issues in Union Structure,” edited by S. Bacharach. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 12 (1994): 1.
  • “Present at the Beginning: Some Personal Notes on OB’s Early Days and Later,” in Management Laureates, edited by A. Bedeian. JAI Press, 1993.
  • “Against the Tide: Projects and Pathways of the New Generation of Union Leaders: 1984-2001,” with Marshall Ganz,  Kim Voss, Teresa Sharpe and Carl Somers, in Rebuilding Labor: Organizing and Organizers, edited by Ruth Milkman and Kim Voss.  Cornell: 2004.
  • Researching the World of Work: Strategies and Methods of Studying Industrial Relations, with K. Whitfield. Cornell, 1998.

Honors and Awards

  • A.J. Marrow Award, Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, 1953
  • Fellow, Academy of Management
  • Berkeley Citation

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