Research & Centers

Q.A. Shaw McKean, Jr. Fellowships in Democratic Capitalism

The School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) invites applications for the  Q.A. Shaw McKean, Jr. Fellowships in Democratic Capitalism. The fellowships will be awarded to outstanding PhD or master's candidates or to visiting or postdoctoral scholars. The  Q.A. Shaw McKean, Jr. Fellowships are supported by a generous gift from Linda Borden McKean. 

OTEC’s Health Care Project

Based on an understanding of the interrelationship between the work environment and quality of care offered to long-term care residents, OTEC’s research projects and collaborations with health care organizations focus on organizational practices that enhance frontline staff participation in problem solving.

Occupational Training and Education Consortium

Since 2001, the Occupational Training and Education Consortium has led a range of workforce development projects supported through federal, state, and foundation sources. With a focus on work environment issues including occupational and environmental health and safety, OTEC develops grant-funded partnerships with employers, unions, and community-based groups. OTEC projects seek to increase the communication and problem-solving skills of individuals and the effectiveness of their organizations. 

J. Robert Beyster Professorship

The Beyster Professorship is SMLR’s first endowed professorship. An endowed professorship is one of the highest honors a university can bestow and is reserved for an eminent scholar whose work and research significantly advances the discipline. The Beysters’ generosity is recognition of the unparalleled level of expertise that the School of Management and Labor Relations has in the area of employee ownership, profit-sharing, and broad-based stock options.

Smiley Fellow Profile

The Smiley Fellow For 2011-2012

Stephen Adams

J. Robert Beyster Fellowships

History

SMLR’s annual fellowship program was established with a major gift from J. Robert Beyster and Mary Ann Beyster of La Jolla, California, with a grant from the Foundation for Enterprise Development.

The Beyster Fellowships Program

The fellowships program is coordinated by two Beyster faculty fellows at Rutgers, professors Joseph Blasi and Douglas Kruse.