Ph.D. Candidate


Chunyun Li is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate. Her research focuses on labor and human resource issues in China, labor in global value chains, and global talent management in biotechnology industry in emerging economies.

  • Education

    M.S., Human Resource Management, Rutgers University (2011)

    B.A., Labor and Social Security, Renmin University of China (2009)

  • Publications

    Liu, M. and Li, C. 2012. Environment Pressures, Managerial Industrial Relations Ideologies, and Unionization in the Chinese Enterprises. British Journal of Industrial Relations.

    Liu, M., Li, C., and Kim, S.2011. Chinese Trade Unions in Transition: A three-level analysis, in Sheldon, P., Kim, S., Li, Y., and Warner, M. (eds.), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity, and disparity, London: Routledge.

Ph.D. Candidate


Anne-Laure Winkler is a doctoral candidate whose research interests lie at the intersection of human resource management, ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Prior to joining SMLR, Anne-Laure worked eight years in the biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry, in strategic management consulting at ZS Associates in France, and product management at Genzyme, in the US and Japan. She completed her undergraduate and MBA degrees at ESSEC business school in France.

  • Courses Taught

    • Corporate Governance
    • Perspectives on Labor Studies (hybrid course: online and face to face)
    • Selected problems in HR: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (hybrid course)
  • Education

    MBA, Business Administration, ESSEC Business School, France (1998)

  • Publications

    Jiang, K., Lepak, D. P., Han, K., Hong, Y., Kim, A., & Winkler, A.-L. Forthcoming. Clarifying the construct of human resource systems: Relating human resource management to employee performance. Human Resource Management Review.

    Finegold, D., Ali, M., & Winkler, A-L. 2011. Governing Value Creation: New Models for the Global Economy. In C. Crouch, & C., MacLean (Eds.), The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy: 251-284. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Finegold, D., Kumar, B. V., Winkler, A.-L., & Argod, V. 2011. Will They Return? Indian Students in the United States. Economic and Political Weekly, 46: 21-24.     

    Finegold, D., Klossek, A., Nippa, M. & Winkler, A.-L. 2010. Explaining Firm Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility: Institutional Environment and Firm Size. European Journal of International Management, 4: 213-233.

    Winkler, A-L. & Finegold, D. 2008. Giving patients a say: how to work with patient advocacy groups. Nature Biotechnology, 26: 23-26.

  • Research Initiatives

    She is studying contextual and individual drivers which affect corporate social responsibility outcomes. She is particularly interested in exploring if and how a deep collaboration with certain stakeholders, like non-profit organizations, changes the way a company becomes more socially responsible.

  • Awards

    Best Student Paper Finalist
    Labor and Employment Relations Association

    2009, 2010
    Founder’s Award
    Society for Business Ethics

    Best Paper Proceedings
    68th Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Ph.D. Candidate


His research interests include Worker Centers and community organizations, with a particular focus in networking problems that arise between organizations. Other interests include workforce and economic development, networks and organizational outcomes, and Social Network Analysis more broadly.

  • Education

    BA, English (High Honors), Rutgers University (2007)

  • Research Initiatives

    His research interests include Worker Centers and community organizations, with a particular focus in networking problems that arise between organizations.

Ph.D. Student


She is interested in issues of value fit (person-organization, person-job, and person-person), organizational culture, diversity, motivation, international HR, strategic HR, selection, and training and development. Her master’s thesis was “The effects of value congruence among team members on job satisfaction and organizational commitment.”

Prior to Ph.D. study, she worked for several years as a HR staff and training specialist in Korea.

  • Education

    MBA, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, Seoul National University (2004)

    BA, English Literature, Ewha Womans University (2001)

Ph.D. Student


Sargam Garg is a second-year Ph.D. student at School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. Her research interests include strategic human resource management, social networks and work-life balance issues. She has an MBA, an MS and four years of work experience in Human Resource Management. 

  • Education

    MBA, MS - Major: Human Resource Management 

  • Publications

    Training - Mantra of the new millennium, Human Capital, 4(11), Apr 2001.

    Leadership - Poised for perfection, Human Capital, 4(6), Nov 2000. 

  • Research Initiatives

    Her research interests include strategic human resource management, employee-employer relationship and work-life balance issues 

Our Ph.D. Alumni

At the School of Management and Labor Relations, we believe our graduates are our most powerful recommendation and we are proud to be judged by their success.

We are pleased to introduce our alumni.



  • Barnes, Jane, PhD 2004, Assistant Professor, Meredith College

    Jane Barnes


The Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR) is an interdisciplinary program designed for people who want to:

A Program That is Convenient for You

Rutgers Ph.D. students can take doctoral courses at Princeton, Columbia, NYU, CUNY, Fordham, New School, or Stony Brook as part of their studies, through the Inter-University Consortium in which Rutgers participates. Our program also participates in a new consortium of industrial relations and human resources programs with M.I.T., Cornell, Michigan State, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Minnesota in which students can take joint videoconference classes from leading scholars in each institution.


Admission to the PhD program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR) is competitive and highly selective. On average, two or three students are admitted to the program per year. The school values diversity and is strongly committed to equal opportunity.

Degree Requirements

The program of study in IRHR requires all students to:

  1. complete three core seminars
  2. select a primary field of either Human Resources [PDF] or Labor, Work, and Society [PDF], in which five courses will be taken
  3. either select a secondary field in which three courses will be taken, or take three electives if no secondary field is chosen
  4. complete four statistics and research methods courses
  5. complete a Master's thesis