Thomas A. Kochan
George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management; Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems; and Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research
areas of expertise: 401k plans, benefits, career development, changing workforce, collective bargaining, compensation, labor market policy, human resources, employment relations, industrial relations, stock options, telecommuting, sexual harassment, tri-sector collaboration, work-life balance, workplace health
University of Wisconsin, BBA ‘69, Personnel Management, MS ‘71, PhD ‘73, Industrial Relations
Thomas Kochan is an expert source on labor relations, collective bargaining, human resource management, regulatory policies, and unemployment. In particular, Kochan focuses on the need to update America's work and employment policies, institutions, and practices to catch up with a changing workforce and economy. His recent work calls attention to the challenges facing working families in meeting their responsibilities at work and at home and in their communities. Through empirical research, he demonstrates that fundamental changes in the quality of employee and labor-management relations are needed to address America's critical problems in industries ranging from health care to airlines to manufacturing. His newest book is titled, Restoring the American Dream: A Working Families' Agenda for America (MIT Press, September 2005).
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