Research and Publications: June 16, 2017

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I – Vermont) cited SMLR research when co-sponsoring a legislative package to boost employee ownership. Studies led by Distinguished Professors Joseph Blasi, the J. Robert Beyster Professor, and Douglas Kruse, the J. Robert Beyster Faculty Fellow, reveal that employee ownership increases company productivity by 4 percent, shareholder returns by 2 percent, and profits by 14 percent. Read the press release here


The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research published How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions?, a book co-authored by Douglas Kruse, Distinguished Professor and the J. Robert Beyster Faculty Fellow. Kruse found that companies with employee stock ownership had only half as many layoffs as other companies during the last two recessions. Read more about his findings here.




Personnel Psychology published a study co-authored by Xiangmin (Helen) Liu, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management. "Boundaryless LMX: Examining LMX's Impact on External Career Outcomes and Alumni Goodwill" explores the reasons why people quit their job even when they have a good boss.





Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and Associate Director of the Rutgers-Renmin Center for Global Work and Employment, edited "Higher Education in the Knowledge Economy: Politics and Policies of Transformation." Published by PS: Political Science and Politics, this symposium probes the politics and policies behind the institutional transformation of American universities and colleges in recent decades.