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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 20, 2018) – The Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, the world’s first academic institute dedicated to researching capital shares and their impact on the economy, today announced the recipient of the 2018-19 George S. Pillsbury Fellowship. Carla Ilten, a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will study the support systems needed for employee share ownership. Charlie Pillsbury established the research fellowship in honor of his father, George... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 21, 2018) – The Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, the world’s first academic institute dedicated to researching capital shares and their impact on the economy, today unveiled its 2018-19 class of research fellows and announced two endowments to support the program. Awarded on a competitive basis, the fellowships will enable 22 scholars from colleges, universities, and policy centers worldwide to research the impact of broad-based employee share ownership, equity... read more

Distinguished Professor Randall S. Schuler is retiring at the end of June after two decades of service to the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. “Randall has been an extraordinary member of our Department of Human Resource Management,” Dean Adrienne Eaton said. “Through his scholarship and teaching, he has been a leading voice in the fields of global talent management, strategic human resource management, and international human resource management, while also making significant contributions to understanding the role of human resource management in innovation and in the... read more

By Steve Flamisch Who says you can’t reason with a Twitter troll? Two working papers co-authored by Charles Heckscher, a distinguished professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), reveal that it’s not only possible to overcome online disagreements – it’s actually easier than researchers expected. These papers are among the first studies to challenge the notion that online communication is hopelessly fragmented. Analyzing 40,000 posts in two IBM intranet forums, Heckscher and fellow researchers found employees moved toward agreement on controversial topics even... read more

May 21-22, 2018 On May 21 and 22, 2018, Rutgers University’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) held a convening of many of the country’s most eminent strategic enforcement experts. Comprised of scholars, former senior-level Wage and Hour personnel, local and state enforcement practitioners, and community partners engaged in strategic enforcement collaborations, the group came together to share experiences and lessons learned with the goal of laying the foundation for training curricula that advances strategic enforcement with state and local agencies and helps community... read more