Research & Centers

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.

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.

Beyster Fellows Profiles

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 2013-2014 BEYSTER FELLOWS

 

Centers and Programs

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.