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Assistant Professor

Faculty

Mingwei Liu is Assistant Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University. He holds a PhD in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. His research interests fall into two broad areas. The first is Asian industrial relations, with a specific focus on Chinese labor relations, trade unions, and human resource issues. The second is high performance work practices, with a specific focus on the healthcare sector 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Associated Programs

    Member of Labor and Employment Relations Association

    Member of Academy of Management

    Member of Sloan Industry Studies Association

    Member of The Association for Asian Studies

  • Courses Taught

    Employment Relations and HRM in China (Cornell)

    Introduction to Labor Studies and Employment Relations

    Comparative Labor Movements

    International Comparative Labor and Employment Relations  

    Employee Relations/Human Resources in China

  • Education

    Ph.D. Cornell University

    M.S. Central University for Nationalities, Beijing, China

    B.A. University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, China 

  • Publications

     Liu Mingwei. 2010. “Union Organizing in China: Still a Monolithic Labor Movement?”  Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol.64, No.1, pp. 30-52. Available at http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/vol64/iss1/2/

    Liu Mingwei, Chunyun Li, and Sunghoon Kim. 2011. “The Changing Chinese Trade Unions: A Three Level Analysis.” In Shelton Peter, Sunghoon Kim, Yiqiong Li, and Malcolm Warner (eds), China’s Changing Workplace. London: Routledge.

    Avgar Ariel, Rebecca Givan, and Mingwei Liu. 2011. “Patient Centered but Employee Delivered: Patient-Centered-Care, Turnover, and Organizational Outcomes,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, forthcoming [The authors contributed equally to the paper; order was determined alphabetically.]

    Avgar Ariel, Rebecca Givan, and Mingwei Liu. 2011. “A Balancing Act: Work-Life-Balance and Multiple Stakeholder Outcomes in Hospitals,” British Journal of Industrial Relations, forthcoming [The authors contributed equally to the paper; order was determined alphabetically.]

    Kuruvilla Sarosh and Mingwei Liu. 2007. “Health Security for the Rural Poor?  A Case Study of a Health Insurance Scheme for Rural Farmers & Peasants in India”, International Social Security Review, 60 (4), pp. 3-21. [Published in four languages: English, French, German, and Spanish]

     

     

     

     

     

      

  • Awards

    Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award, Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2010.

    Early Career Fellowship, Cardiff Business School, 2010 (£ 500).

    Runner-Up for the Best PHD Dissertation, Labor History, 2010.

  • Expertise

    Labor and Human Resource issues in China; high performance work system

  • Files

  • 848-932-6540
  • mliu@work.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903

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Associate Dean and Director, Undergraduate and Masters Programs in Labor and Employment Relations

Faculty

  • Departments

    Labor Studies and Employment Relations

  • Associated Programs

    Public Service Member of NJ PERC

  • Courses Taught

    Undergraduate:

    Introduction to Labor Studies and Employment Relations

    Perspectives on Labor Studies and Employment Relations

    Economics of the Employment Relations

    Issues in Work: Avoid Sexual Harrassment

     

    Masters:

    Introductory Seminar in labor and Employment Relations

    Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets

    Ph.D.:

    Seminar in Industrial Relations: A Survey of Scholarly Literature

  • Education

    Harvard University, Ph.D. Economics

    Portland State University, MA Economics

    Whitman College, AB English

  • Publications

    Steven E. Abraham, Adrienne E. Eaton, and Paula B. Voos, “Card Check Recognition:  Resulting Labor Relations and Investor Reaction,” in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, ed. by Bruce Kaufman and David Lewin. Vol. 17 (2009), pp. 1-30.

    Steven E. Abraham and Paula B. Voos, “Investors’ Assessment of California’s Health Insurance Act of 2003,” Industrial Relations, Vol. 47, No. 2 (April, 2008), pp. 209-228.

    Haejin Kim and Paula B. Voos, “The Korean Economic Crisis and Working Women,” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 37, No. 2, (May 2007), pp. 190-208.

    Dale Belman and Paula B. Voos, “High Wages and Union Decline:  Evidence from the Construction Industry,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 60, No. 1 (Oct. 2006), pp. 67-87

  • Research Initiatives

    Current initiatives involve working with two different SMLR research teams.  One project concerns the consequences of union representation of teaching/research assistants in higher education (with Professor Adrienne Eaton and PhD student Sean Rogers).  Another project involves the way union representation interacts with employee ownership or other forms of “shared capitalism”   (With Professors Adrienne Eaton, Doug Kruse, and Joseph Blasi and Phd student John McCarthy).  A final ongoing initiative involves extending recently published research on how equity markets react to unions created through majority sign-up; here the goal is to measure that same reaction to representation election victories after organizing campaigns of different lengths. The purpose of this last study would be to inform contemporary debates over labor law reform.

  • Subjects Taught

    Labor Economics

    Employment Relations Theory

    Labor Relations

  • Files

  • 848-932-1748
  • pbvoos@work.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903

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