Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is Dean of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois. He is an award winning author who compiled the annotated edition of the Douglas McGregor’s 1960 management classic, The Human Side of Enterprise (McGraw-Hill, 2006); coauthored Valuable Disconnects in Organizational Learning Systems (Oxford University Press, 2005), Lean Enterprise Value (Palgrave, 2002), Knowledge-Driven Work (Oxford University Press, 1998), Strategic Negotiations (Harvard Business School Press, 1994); and authored or coauthored over eighty-five articles on new work systems, labor-management relations, negotiations, conflict resolution, organizational learning and change, public policy, economic development, and engineering systems. He also has extensive experience in leading large-scale change initiatives. He is president elect of LERA for 2010.
LER 567 Negotiations in Human Resource Decisions (click to download a copy of the syllabus)- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: new work systems, labor-management relations, negotiations, conflict resolution, organizational learning and change, public policy, economic development, and engineering systems
Lean Enterprise Value: Insights from MIT’s Lean Aerospace Initiative, Earll Murman, Tom Allen, Kirkor Bozdogan, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Hugh McManus, Debbie Nightingale, Eric Rebentisch, Tom Shields, Fred Stahl, Myles Walton, Joyce Warmkessel, Stanley Weiss, and Sheila Widnall. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan (2003).
Knowledge-Driven Work: Unexpected Lessons from Japanese and United States Work Practices, Work Practices Diffusion Team (Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Michio Nitta, Betty Barrett, Nejib Belhedi, Simon Chow, Takashi Inaba, Iwao Ishino, Wen-Jeng Lin, Michael Moore, William Mothersell, Jennifer Palthe, Shobha Ramanand, Mark Strolle, and Arthur Wheaton; with Cheryl Coutchie, Seepa Lee, and Stacia Rabine). New York: Oxford University Press (1998) — Reprinted in Spanish (OUP, 2000).
Strategic Negotiations: A Theory of Change in Labor-Management Relations, Walton, Richard, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, and Robert McKersie. Boston: Harvard Business School Press (1994) — Reissued in paperback with a new forward on negotiated change by Cornell Press (2000).
Joint Training Programs: Union-Management Approach to Preparing Workers for the Future, Ferman, Louis, Michele Hoyman, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, and Ernest Savoie. Ithaca: Cornell ILR Press (1991).
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