Research & Centers

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 Fellowships

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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.

Beyster Fellows Profiles

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These competitive fellowships identify the most distinguished young scholars around the country and support their scholarly work. SMLR has developed the leading interdisciplinary research program in the world on issues of shared capitalism and the role of the corporation in society.

THE 2014-2015 BEYSTER FELLOWS

 

Centers and Programs

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The School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)'s goal is to advance the world of work through activities facilitated by our centers and programs. A listing and information on our centers and programs are featured below.

Past Beyster Fellows

The 2010-2011 Beyster Fellows

Karen Bernhardt_Walther

 

Karen F. Bernhardt-Walther, a lecturer in economics at Ohio State University, is working on a theoretical model of shared ownership in different organizational forms. She has a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.