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. 

Beyster Professorship, Fellowship, and Related Fellows Programs

are supported by a major gift from J. Robert Beyster, Mary Ann Beyster, the Foundation for Enterprise Development, and the Employee Ownership Foundation. Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations established this leading fellowship and professorship program in employee ownership and shared capitalism.

Smiley Economic History Fellowship

Robert W. Smiley, Jr. “I'm delighted to be a part of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations fellowship program. These young scholars will be studying the role of broad-based employee ownership in our free market economic system.  Rutgers’ initiative is an important step into the future of scholarship in this area.” – Robert W. Smiley, Jr.

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.