A deepening global economy has challenged inherited approaches to labor management. The Center for Global Work & Employment explores the consequences of increased transnational competition for labor markets, employment relations and workplace conflicts around the world. In tracking the changing governance of work, it engages with strategic responses by businesses, workers and public authorities.


Workplace Transformation

The center engages with the transformation of work through interconnected lines of academic inquiry. View our research

Stakeholder Engagement and Academic Network 

In line with SMLR’s mission, the center actively involves stakeholders in research, from developing projects to exploring the practical implications of academic inquiries. The center is also linked with academic partners, both domestically and internationally. Learn more

Internationalizing the Curriculum

The center contributes to the internationalization of Rutgers University by:

  • Supporting comprehensive internationalization strategies - Learn more
  • Engaging in partnership-building with universities in China - Learn more
  • Facilitating student attendance at summer school in Transnational Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen - Learn more
  • Providing Research Opportunities for Undergraduates - Learn more

Event Highlights

Image of Need for Effective Leadership in Uncertain TimesThe Need for Effective Leadership in Uncertain Times - 4/13/21

Speaker: Chris Rowley, Professor Emeritus at The Business School, City, University of London

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Image of Order Overload? Demand Spikes and Labor Violations in Global Supply ChainsOrder Overload? Demand Spikes and Labor Violations in Global Supply Chains - 12/18/20

Speaker: Greg Distelhorst, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto

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Image of Preventing Unemployment in GermanyPreventing Unemployment During COVID-19: Lessons from European "Short-Time" Employment Schemes - 6/18/20

This webinar explores how European countries have used “short-time” employment schemes to buffer economic displacement by allowing companies to apply for publicly sponsored wage replacement as they reduce employees’ work hours (including to zero). 

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