Cornell University

Harry Katz : Vita

Curriculum Vita


110 Hanshaw Road              New York State School of  
Ithaca, NY 14850                  Industrial & Labor Relations 
                                             309 Ives Hall
                                             Cornell University
                                             ILR School 
                                             Ithaca, NY 14853

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University of California at Berkeley,  AB (Economics), 1973
University of California at Berkeley, PhD (Economics), 1977


Industrial Relations
Labor Economics


The Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and The Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining

ILR School, Cornell University, 1998-present

Director, Institute of Collective Bargaining,
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 
Cornell University, 1989 - 2000

Director, National Telecommunications Research and Policy Consortium 
             1993 - 1996

Coordinator, International Telecommunications Research Network,
             1993 - 1996

Member, Board of Directors, BellSouth - CWA, Employment Security Partnership, 

             1996 - 1999

Associate Professor
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Cornell University, 1985 - 1988

Associate Professor of Industrial Relations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983 - 1985

Assistant Professor of Economics and Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977 - 1982



Rekindling the Labor Movement (co-editor with Lowell Turner and Richard Hurd), Ithaca, NY:Cornell University Press, 2001

The Internal Governance and Organizational Effectiveness of Trade Unions: Essays in Honor of George Brooks (co-editor with Samual Estricher and Bruce Kaufman), Kluwer Law International, forthcoming, Fall 2001. 

Converging Divergences: Worldwide Changes in Employment Systems (with Owen Darbishire), Cornell University Press, 2000. (A review symposium on this book appears in ILRR, April 2001.)

An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations, (with Thomas Kochan), (New York:  McGraw Hill Inc., 1992) with Instructor's Manual, second edition, 1999, Irwin - McGraw-Hill.

Telecommunications: Restructuring Work and Employment Relations World-wide, editor, Cornell University Press, 1997.

Change at Work, (with Peter Cappelli, Laurie Bassi, David Knoke, Paul Osterman, and Michael Useem), New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 

The Transformation of American Industrial Relations, (with Thomas Kochan and Robert McKersie), New York:  Basic Books, 1986, first edition and Ithaca:  ILR Press, 1994, second edition.

Regional Integration and Industrial Relations in North America (editor, with Maria L. Cook), Ithaca, NY:  Institute of Collective Bargaining, NYSSILR, 1994.

The Future of Industrial Relations:  Proceedings of the Second Bargaining Group Conference, (editor), Ithaca, N.Y.:  Institute of Collective Bargaining, NYSSILR, 1991.

Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations, (with Thomas Kochan), 1988, Homewood, Illinois:  Irwin Inc., Second Edition.

Shifting Gears:  Changing Labor Relations in the U.S. Automobile Industry, Cambridge, Mass.:  M.I.T. Press, 1985.

Worker Participation and American Unions:  Threat or Opportunity?, (with Thomas Kochan and Nancy Mower), Kalamazoo, Michigan:  W.E. UpJohn Institute for Employment Research, 1984.

The Impact of Public Employee Unions on City Budgeting and Employee Remuneration:  A Case Study of San Francisco, Distinguished Dissertations in Economics Series, New York:  Garland Publishing, 1984.


"How High Performance Human Resource Practices and Workforce Unionization Affect Managerial Pay," (with Alex Colvin and Rosemary Batt), forthcoming, Personnel Psychology.

"Introduction to the Symposium on Industry Studies of Wage Inequality", ILRR, Vol. 54, Number 2A, March 2001:399-401.

"Whither the American Labor Movement," in Rekindling the Labor Movement, L. Turner, H. Katz, and R. Hurd eds., Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.

"Changing Patterns of Employee and Union Participation," Jaban Labor Bulletin, December 1, 2000. pp 18-21. Rapporteur's Report, IIRA 12 th World Congress.

"Convergences and Divergences in Employment Systems," (with Owen Darbishire), Revista Latinoamerica de Estudios del Trabajo, vol. 4, no. 8, 1998: 5-28 (in Portugese).  Also published (in English) in, Global Competition and the American Employment Landscape - As We Enter the 21 st Century, S. Estreicher ed., Kluwer, New York, forthcoming.

"The Collective Bargaining System in the United States: The Legacy and the Lessons," (with David Lipsky) in Industrial Relations at the Dawn of a New Millennium, M.Neufeld and J. McKelvey eds., Ithaca: NYSSILR, 1998, pp. 145-162.

“Industrial Relations in the U.S. Automobile Industry: An Illustration of Increased Decentralization and Diversity,” in The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 8,2 (December 1997): 192-220.

“Introduction” (with Russell Lansbury and Fun-Koo Park) to “Symposium on Employment Relations Reform in the World Automobile Industry,” in The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 8,2 (December 1997): 179-191.

“Introduction and Comparative Overview”, in Telecommunications: Restructuring Work and Employment Relations World-wide, H. Katz editor, 1997, Cornell University Press.

"Downsizing and Employment Insecurity", in Change at Work, Peter Cappelli et al., 1997, Oxford University Press.

An abbreviated version of this paper appears in Looking Ahead, Vol. 16, no. 2-3, National Planning Association, pp. 15-19, 1995.

"The Transformation of U.S. Industrial Relations - An Overview of Recent Developments", in Regional Integration and Industrial Relations in North America, H. Katz and M.L. Cook eds., (Ithaca, NY:  Institute of Collective Bargaining, NYSSILR), 1994, pp. 1-18.

"Collective Bargaining in the U.S. Auto Assembly Sector" (with John Paul MacDuffie), in Contemporary Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector, Paula Voos ed., IRRA, 1994, pp. 181-224.

"The Decentralization of Collective Bargaining:  A Literature Review and Comparative Analysis", Industrial and Labor Relations Review 47, 1, (October 1993:  3-22).

"Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining:  Suggestions for Emerging Democracies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union" (with S. Kuruvilla and L. Turner) in Double Shift:  The Transformation of Work in Post-Socialist and Post-Industrial Societies, B. Silverman et al eds., (NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993):  187-208.

"Report on a Study of Training, Adjustment Policies and the Restructuring of Work in Large Unionized Firms".  (with Jeff Keefe), Papers and Proceedings of the 1993 Annual Meetings, (Madison, WI:  IRRA).

"Training and the Restructuring of Work in Large Unionized Settings", EQW Report, Univ. of Penn., October 1993.

"Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining", (with Sarosh Kuruvilla and Lowell Turner), 1993, The World Bank, PHREE.

"Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations:  The Causes and Consequences of Diversity", (with Jeff Keefe), Research Frontiers in Industrial Relations, D. Lewin, O. Mitchell and P. Sherer eds., (Madison, WI:  IRRA, 1992):  43-76.

"La Ristructturazione Delle Relazioni Industriali Negli Starti Uniti", (A translation of "The Restructuring of Industrial Relations in the United States", in Iniziativa Manageriale E Partecipazione In Un Confronto Modiate ed. Marco Biagi, SINNEA, Bologna (1991):  155-168.

"Profit Sharing and Auto Workers' Earnings:  The United States vs. Canada", (with Noah Meltz), Relations Industrielles, Vol. 42, No. 3, 1991, pp. 513-530.

"Strategic Choice and Industrial Relations Theory:  An Elaboration", (with Thomas Kochan and Robert McKersie), in The Future of Industrial Relations, H. Katz ed., (Ithaca, N.Y.:  Institute of Collective Bargaining, NYSSILR), 1991, pp. 104-115.

"Job Classifications and Plant Performance in the Auto Industry" (with Jeffrey Keefe), in Industrial Relations, (Winter 1990), Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 111-118.

"Industrial Restructuring and Human Resource Preparedness in Unionized Settings", (with Jeffrey Keefe), in Workplace Turbulance, P. Doeringer ed., (London:  Oxford University Press, 1991), pp. 124-139.

"A Reaction to the Debate", (with Thomas Kochan and Robert McKersie), in Reflections on the Transformation of Industrial Relations, J. Chelius and J. Dworkin, eds., (Metachen, NJ:  IMLR Press/Rutgers University, 1990):  189-201.

"The Restructuring of Work and Industrial Relations in the US", in The Transformation of Industrial Relations?  G. De Santis ed., ENI, Rome, Italy, 1990.

"Wage Development in the Auto Industry:  A Perspective on the Upcoming Negotiations," Proceedings of the 1990 Spring Meeting, IRRA, Buffalo, pp. 502-505.

"Training and Workforce Preparedness:  Introduction",  ILR Report, Fall 1990, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 4-6.

"Changing Work Practices and Productivity in the Auto Industry:  A U.S. - Canada Comparison", (with Noah Meltz), in Proceedings of the 26th Conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, M. Grant ed., Quebec, 1989, pp. 384-396.

"Work Organization and Labor Market Structure:  Where is the U.S. Heading", in Searching for a New System in Industrial Relations, Proceedings of the 30th Anniversary International Symposium (Tokyo:  The Japan Institute of Labour, 1989):  179-198.

"Work Restructuring:  Introduction", ILR Report, Fall 1988, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 4-5.

"Business and Labor Relations Strategies in the U.S. Automobile Industry:  The Case of the General Motors Corporation", in The Future of Work in the Automobile Industry, (Die Zukunft der Arbeit in der Automobilindustrie) B. Dankbaar et al. eds., Berlin:  Verlay, 1988, pp. 249-263.

"Policy Debates Over Work Reorganization in North American Unions", in New Technology and Industrial Relations:  International Experiences, edited by Richard Hyman and Wolfgang Streeck, Oxford:  Basil Blackwell, 1988, pp. 220-32.

"Industrial Relations and Productivity in the U.S. Automobile Industry" (with Thomas A. Kochan and Jeffrey H. Keefe), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1987:  3, pp. 685-715.

"Industrial Relations:  A New System Emerges", Work in America, September 1987, Vol. 12, No. 9.

"Collective Bargaining in the U.S. Auto Industry", in Collective Bargaining in American Industry, Lipsky and Donn eds., 1987 (Boston:  D.C. Health), pp. 13-53.

"Introduction" to the Issue on "Flexible Pay Systems", (with George Milkovich) ILR Report, Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall 1986, pp. 4-6.

"Industrial Relations and Industrial Adjustment in the Car Industry", (with Charles Sabel), Industrial Relations, Vol. 24, No. 3, (Fall 1985), pp. 295-315.

"U.S. Industrial Relations in Transition:  A Summary Report", (with Thomas Kochan and Robert McKersie), Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the I.R.R.A., (Madison:  I.R.R.A.), 1985.  Reprinted in Perspective on Personnel/Human Resource Management, Heneman and Schwab eds., Third edition.

"Recent Developments in U.S. Auto Labor Relations", in Between Fordism and Flexibility, Tolliday and Zeitlin eds., (London:  Polity Press/Basil Blackwell), 1986, pp. 282-304.

"Assessing the Effects of Industrial Relations Systems and Efforts to Improve the Quality of Working Life on Organizational Effectiveness", (with Thomas Kochan and Mark Weber), Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, 1985, pp. 509-526.  A shortened version appears in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, (Kochan and Barocci, New York:  Little Brown Inc.), 1985.

"The 1984 GM-UAW Settlement:  Breakthrough or More of the Same?", Personnel, Vol. 62, No. 1, January 1985, pp. 16-24.

"The Historical Evolution of U.S. Collective Bargaining", in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, Kochan and Barocci, (New York:  Little Brown Inc.), 1985.

"Worker Participation and American Unions" (with Thomas Kochan and Nancy Mower), in Challenges and Choices for American Labor, T. Kochan ed., (Cambridge, Mass.:  M.I.T. Press), 1984.

"The U.S. Automobile Collective Bargaining System in Transition", British Journal and Industrial Relations, Vol. 22, No. 2, July 1984.

"Labor Relations and Employment Adjustment", (with Wolfgang Streeck), in The Future of the Automobile, A. Altshuler et al., (Cambridge, Mass:  M.I.T. Press), 1984.

"Collective Bargaining in 1982:  A Turning Point in Industrial Relations?", Compensation Review, Winter 1984, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 38-49.  Reprinted as "Collective Bargaining in the 1982 Bargaining Round", in Challenges and Choices for American Labor, T. Kochan ed., (Cambridge, Mass.:  M.I.T. Press), 1984.

"Industrial Relations Performance, Economic Performance and Quality of Working Life Programs:  An Inter-Plant Analysis", (with Thomas Kochan and Kenneth Gobeille), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 1983, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 3-17.

"Collective Bargaining, Work Organization and Worker Participation:  The Return to Plant Level Bargaining", (with Thomas Kochan), Labor Law Journal, August 1983, pp. 524-530.  Reprinted in Readings in Labor Economics and Labor Relations, L. Reynolds et al., Fourth Edition, 1988, Prentice-Hall.

"Personnel Planning in the U.S. Auto Industry", (with Ron Karl), in Workforce Restructuring, Manpower Management and Industrial Relations in the World Automobile Industry, a report to the European Economic Commission.  A shortened version of this paper appears in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, Kochan and Barocci eds., (New York:  Little Brown Inc.), 1985.

"A Study of Regulatory Intervention in Labor-Management Relations:  School Desegregation in Los Angeles, Dade County and Boston", Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1983, pp. 295-309.

"Assessing the New Auto Agreements," Sloan Management Review, Summer 1982, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 57-63.

"Quality of Working Life Impacts on Plant Level Industrial Relations and Economic Performance", Papers and Proceedings of the Society of Professionals Involved in Dispute Resolution -- Annual Conference 1982, Washington, D.C.:  SPIDR, 1983, pp. 113-116.

"Collective Bargaining in the U.S. Auto Industry:  Problems and Prospects", in Industrial Relations in the World Automobile Industry -- The Experience of the 1970s, Science Center, International Institute of Management, Berlin, West Germany, W. Streeck and A. Hoff eds., 1982, pp. 277-305.

"Pay Determination in Municipal Building Department Under Unionism and Civil Service", (with David Lewin), in The Economics of Municipal Labor Markets, W. Hirsch ed., Institute of Industrial Relations, U.C.L.A., Monograph and Research Series No. 33, 1982.

Labor Relations and Public School Desegregation in Los Angeles, Dade County and Boston, A Report to the National Institute of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., September 1981.

"The Boston Teachers Union and the Desegregation Process", in Public Sector Labor Relations:  Analysis and Readings, D. Lewin et al., second edition, (Horton and Daughters Pub., Sun Lakes, Arizona), 1981, pp. 490-500.

"Efficiency and Equity Considerations in State and Local Government Wage Determination", (with David Lewin), Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Meeting, I.R.R.A., (Madison, Wisc.:  I.R.R.A.), 1981, pp. 90-101.

"Ethnic Diversity and Public Sector Labor Relations", Proceedings of the Seminar on Heterogeneity in the Workforce and Productivity, National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of Naval Research, August 1980, Washington, D.C.

"Interest Arbitration, Outcomes, and the Incentive to Bargain:  The Role of Risk Preferences", (with Henry Farber), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 1979, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 55-63.

"The Municipal Budgetary Response to Changing Labor Costs:  The Case of San Francisco", Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July 1979, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 506-519.

"Municipal Pay Determination:  The Case of San Francisco", Industrial Relations, Winter 1979, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 44-58.  Reprinted in Public Sector Labor Relations:  Analysis and Readings, D. Lewin et al., eds., (Horton and Daughters Pub, Sun Lake, Arizona), 1981.

"An Essay on Subsidized Employment in the Public Sector", (with Michael Wiseman), in Job Creation Through Public Service Employment, Vol. 3, March 1978, (Washington, D.C.:  National Commission on Manpower Policy).


Lean Work: Empowerment and Exploitation in the Global Auto Industry, Steve Babson ed., Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1995, in ILRR, Vol. 49 (July 1996): 764-65.

Employment Futures:  Reorganization, Dislocation and Public Policy, Paul Osterman, (Oxford and New York:  Oxford University Press, 1988), in ASQ, Vol. 34, No. 4, (December 1989), pp. 639-40.

Response to ILLR Symposium Reviews of The Transformation of American Industrial Relations (with Thomas A. Kochan and Robert B. McKersie) in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, April 1988, pp. 451-55.

Response to Hogler's Review of The Transformation of American Industrial Relations (with Thomas A. Kochan and Robert B. McKersie) in Industrial Relations Law Journal, Vol 10, No. 1, 1988, pp. 144-47.

"Inside the Circle:  A Union Guide to QWL", Mike Parker, Boston:  South End Press, 1985 in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, January 1988, pp. 323-24.

Collective Bargaining and the Decline of the United Mine Workers, Charles R. Perry, (Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania, 1984), in Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 23 (March 1985), pp. 142-143.

What Do Unions Do?,  Richard B. Freeman and James L. Medoff, (New York:  Basic Books, 1984), in Sloan Management Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, Fall 1984, pp. 75-77.

Unions in Postindustrial Society, John Schmidman, (University Park, Penn.:  Pennsylvania State University Press, 1979), in Administrative Science Quarterly, June 1981, pp. 305-306.


“The Revitalization of the CWA: Integrating Political Action, Organizing, and Collective Bargaining,” (with Rosemary Batt and Jeffrey Keefe), under review at Industrial Relations.


Associate Editor, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, June 1994 - present
Editorial Board, Revista Latinoamerica de Estudios del Trabajo 1997-present
Editorial Board, Journal of Industrial Relations, 2000 - present
Editorial Board, Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, 1987 - 1994
Editorial Board, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1989 - 1994
Executive Board, National Industrial Relations Research Association, 1991 - 1993
Board of Reviewers, Industrial Relations, 1984 - 1988
Contributing Editor, Personnel, 1984 - 1987


Graduate Teaching Award, ILR School, 1998
George R. Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management, 1988, for The Transformation of American Industrial Relations.


Colgate-Palmolive Corporation
Riverwood International Corporation
General Motors Corporation
Corning Incorporated
John Deere Corporation
Continental Can Corporation
Brown and Williamson Inc.
UAW-GM PEL Program (1985 - present)
UAW-FORD AIS Program (1992 - 1997)