David Lipsky

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David Lipsky

Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Dispute Resolution
Director, Scheinman Institute
Labor Relations, Law, and History

Overview

David B. Lipsky is the Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Dispute Resolution in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University. He served as the national president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association) in 2006. In his research and teaching activities he primarily focuses on negotiation, conflict resolution, and collective bargaining. Lipsky served as dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell from 1988 until 1997 and has been a member of the Cornell faculty since 1969. He received his B.S. in 1961 from the ILR School at Cornell and his Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1967.

Lipsky is the author of over seventy articles and chapters in books, and the author or editor of fifteen books and monographs. He is the co-author (with Ronald L. Seeber and Richard D. Fincher) of Emerging Systems for Managing Workplace Conflict, published by Jossey-Bass in April 2003. He is also the co-editor (with Thomas A. Kochan) of Negotiations and Change: From the Workplace to Society, which was published by the Cornell University Press in February 2003.

He was selected as a Fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Association for his "exceptional contributions to the study of Labor and Employment Relations" in 2009. He was a member of the inaugural class of Fellows of the National Academy of Human Resources and has served on the Academy's Board of Directors. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Judge William B. Groat Alumni Award for professional accomplishment and service to the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell. He received the General Mills Foundation Award for Achievement in Teaching from the ILR School in 2003 and the General Mills Award for Exemplary Graduate Teaching from the ILR School in 2011. In 1997 the New York State Senate passed a resolution honoring Professor Lipsky "for his distinguished contributions as Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations [at] Cornell University."

Publications

Journal Articles

  • J. Ryan Lamare, David Lipsky. 2015. Discrimination and Justice in Employment Arbitration: An Analysis of the Expereince in the U.S. Financial Industry, Organization Studies. Forthcoming
  • David Lipsky. 2015. The Future of Conflict Management Systems, Conflict Resolution Quarterly. Forthcoming
  • J. Ryan Lamare, David Lipsky. 2014. Employment Arbitration in the Securities Industry: Lessons Drawn from Recent Empirical Research, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. 35:113-133.
  • David Lipsky, J. Ryan Lamare, Michael D. Maffie. 2014. Mandatory Employment Arbitration: Dispelling the Myths, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation. 32(9):133, 139-146.
  • David Lipsky, James Ryan Lamare, Abhishek Gupta. 2013. The Effect of Gender on Awards in Employment Arbitration Cases: The Experience in the Securities Industry, Industrial Relations. 52(1):314-342.
  • Ariel C Avgar, David Lipsky, James Ryan Lamare, Abhishek Gupta. 2013. Unions and ADR: The Relationship between Labor Unions and Workplace Dispute Resolution in U.S. Corporations, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. 28(1):63-106.
  • Thomas A Kochan, David Lipsky, Mary Newhart, Alan Benson. 2010. The Long-Haul Effects of Interest Arbitration: The Case of New York State's Taylor Law, Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 63(4):565-583.
  • David Lipsky, Ronald Seeber, James Ryan Lamare. 2010. The Arbitration of Employment Disputes in the Securities Industry, Dispute Resolution Journal. 65(1):12; 54-61.
  • Ronald Seeber, David Lipsky. 2005. The Transformation of the Social Contract in the U.S. Workplace and the Emergence of New Strategies of Dispute Resolution, Human Resources and Employment Review.
  • David Lipsky, Ariel C Avgar. 2004. Research on Employment Dispute Resolution: Toward a New Paradigm, Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 22(1-2):175-189.
  • Ronald Seeber, David Lipsky. 1999. What We Know and Don’t Know About Mediation, Business Law Today.

Books

  • David Lipsky, Ariel C. Avgar, J. Ryan Lamare. 2015. Managing and Resolving Workplace Conflict: Special Volume of Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Emerald Group Publishing, 2015. (Accepted)
  • Jay W Waks, Nancy L Vanderlip, David Lipsky, . 2014. Cutting Edge Advances in Resolving Workplace Disputes. New York, NY: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, 2014. Jay W. Waks, Nancy L. Vanderlip, David B. Lipsky.
  • David Lipsky, Ronald Seeber, Richard D. Fincher. 2003. Emerging Systems for Managing Workplace Conflict: Lessons from American Corporations for Managers and Dispute Resolution Professionals. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003. (406 pp.)
  • David Lipsky. 2003. Going Public: The Role of Labor-Management Relations in Delivering Quality Government Services. Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, 2003. Jonathan Brock and David B. Lipsky. (320 pp.)
  • David Lipsky. 2003. Negotiations and Change: From the Workplace to Society. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003. Thomas A. Kochan and David B. Lipsky. (353 pp. )
  • David Lipsky. 1991. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1991. Donna Sockell and David Lewin.
  • David Lipsky, Robert Hutchens, Robert Stern. 1989. Strikers and Subsidies: The Influence of Government Transfer Programs on Strike Activity. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute, 1989. (230 pp. )
  • David Lipsky. 1987. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1987. David Lewin, Donna Sockell, and David B. Lipsky.
  • David Lipsky. 1986. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1986. David Lewin and David B. Lipsky.
  • David Lipsky, David Lewin. 1986. Current Research on Industrial Relations Regulation, Bargaining Theory, Progressive Discipline, and Occupational Influences on Unionism. in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1986. David B. Lipsky and David Lewin. (1-19)
  • David Lipsky. 1985. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1985. David B. Lipsky.
  • David Lipsky. 1983. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1983. Joel Douglas and David B. Lipsky.
  • David Lipsky. 1979. The Labor Market Experience of Workers Displaced and Relocated by Plant Shutdowns. New York, NY: Garland, 1979.
  • David Lipsky. 1978. Unfinished Business: An Agenda for Labor, Management, and the Public. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1978. Abraham J. Siegel and David B. Lipsky.
  • David Lipsky. 1977. The Effectiveness of Union-Management Safety and Health Committees. Kalamazoo, MI: W. E. Upjohn Institute, 1977. Thomas A. Kochan, Lee Dye, and David B. Lipsky.
  • David Lipsky. 1975. Union Power and Public Policy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell-ILR, 1975. David B. Lipsky.

Book Chapters

  • David Lipsky, Ariel C. Avgar, J. Ryan Lamare. 2015. The Evolution of Conflict Management Policies in U.S. Corporations. in Reframing Resolution - Innovation and Change in the Management of Workplace Conflict. London: Palgrave McMillan, 2015. Richard Saundry and Paul Latrielle. (Submitted)
  • David Lipsky, Ariel C Avgar, J Ryan Lamare. 2014. Conflict Resolution in the United States. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014. William K. Roche, Paul Teague, Alex Colvin. (399-418)(Accepted)
  • David Lipsky. 2014. How Leading Corporations Use ADR to Handle Employment Complaints. New York, NY: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 2014. Jay W. Waks, Nancy L. Vanderlip, David B. Lipsky. (5-24)
  • David Lipsky. 2014. The Evolution of Integrated Conflict Management Systems. New York, NY: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 2014. Jay W. Waks, Nancy L. Vanderlip, David B. Lipsky. (25-43)
  • David Lipsky, Ariel C Avgar. 2013. Caregivers and Computers: Key Lessons from the Adoption and Implementation of EMR in New York State Nursing Homes. in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Bingley: Emerald Group, 2013. David Lewin and Paul Gollan. (75-103)
  • David Lipsky, Ariel C Avgar, James Ryan Lamare. 2013. Conflict Resolution in the United States. in Oxford Handbook on Conflict Management in Organizations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. William K. Roche, Paul Teague, Alex Colvin. (Accepted)
  • David Lipsky, Ronald Seeber, . 2009. Social Capital and the Labor Movement. in New Directions in the Study of Work and Employment: Revitalizing Industrial Relations as an Academic Enterprise. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009. Charles J. Whalen. (89-109)
  • David Lipsky, Adrienne Eaton, Thomas A Kochan, Daniel J. B. Mitchell, Paula B Voos. 2006. Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations--A Roundtable. in Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations. Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2006. David Lewin. (285-305)
  • David Lipsky, Ronald Seeber. 2006. Managing Organizational Conflicts. in The Sage Handbrook of Conflict Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006. John G. Oetzel and Stella Ting-Toomey. (359-390)
  • David Lipsky, Ronald Seeber, Lavinia Hall. 2004. An Uncertain Destination: On the Development of Conflict Management Systems in U.S. Corporations. in Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Arena. New York, NY: Kluwer Law International, 2004. Samuel Estreicher and David Sherwyn. (109-151)
  • David Lipsky, Thomas A Kochan. 2003. Conceptual Foundations: Walton and McKersie's Subprocesses of Negotiations. in Negotiations and Change: From the Workplace to Society. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003. (15-19)
  • David Lipsky. 2003. Public Sector Collective Bargaining and the Imperative for Service Delivery: An Overview. in Going Public: The Role of Labor-Management Relations in Delivering Quality Government Services. Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, 2003. Jonathan Brock and David B. Lipsky. (87-109)
  • David Lipsky. 2001. George Brooks: A Personal Reminiscence. in The Internal Governance and Organizational Effectiveness of Labor Unions: Essays in Honor of George Brooks. New York, NY: Kluwer Law International, 2001. Samuel Estreicher and Harry C. Katz. (xix-xxiv)
  • David Lipsky, Harry Katz. 1998. The Collective Bargaining System in the United States: The Legacy and the Lessons. Ithaca, NY: School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1998. Maurice Neufeld and Jean T. McKelvey. (145-161)
  • David Lipsky, Sharon Conley. 1990. Incentive Pay and Collective Bargaining in Public Education. in Advances in Research and Theories of School Management and Educational Policy. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1990. Samuel B. Bacharach. (71-94)
  • David Lipsky, Clifford B Donn. 1987. Collective Bargaining in American Industry: Contemporary Perspectives and Future Directions. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987. David B. Lipsky and Clifford B. Donn. (307-332)

Book Sections

  • David Lipsky, Clifford B Donn. 1987. Introduction. in Collective Bargaining in American Industry. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987. David B. Lipsky and Clifford B. Donn. (1-12)

Conference Proceedings

  • David Lipsky, Ariel C Avgar, James Ryan Lamare. 2009. Organizational Strategies for the Adoption of Electronic Medical Records: Toward an Understanding of Outcome Variation in Nursing Homes. in Proceedings of the Sixty-First Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2009. (Accepted)
  • David Lipsky. 2007. Presidential Address: Conflict Resolution and the Transformation of the Socieal Contract. in Proceedings of the Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2007.
  • David Lipsky, Ronald Seeber, Ariel C Avgar, Rocco M. Scanza. 2007. Managing the Politics of Evaluation: Lessons from the Evaluation of ADR Programs. in Proceedings of the Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2007. (116-129)
  • David Lipsky. 2005. The Impacts of Alternative Dispute Resolution on Workplace Outcomes: Discussion. in Proceedings of the Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2005.
  • David Lipsky. 2005. Factors Affecting Arbitration and Mediation Fees in the United States and Canada: The Influence of Alternative Dispute Resolution on the Compensation of Professional Neutrals. Aalborg: 13th Annual International Employment Relations Conference, 2005.
  • David Lipsky, Ronald Seeber. 2004. Dispute Resolution in the Changing Workplace. in Proceedings of the Fifty-Sixth Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, 2004.
  • Ronald Seeber, David Lipsky. 2004. The Social Contract and Dispute Resolution: The Transformation of the Social Contract in the U.S. Workplace and the Emergence of New Strategies of Dispute Resolution. in Regulation, Deregulation and Reregulation: The Scope of Employment Relations in the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association. 2004. Geoff White, Susan Corby, Celia Stanworth.
  • David Lipsky, , Michel Picher, Ronald Seeber. 2001. The Arbitration Profession in Transition: Final Report to the National Academy of Arbitrators. in Proceedings of the Fifty-Third Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: The Bureau of National Affairs, 2001. Steven Briggs.
  • David Lipsky, Michel Picher, Ronald Seeber. 2000. The Arbitration Profession in Transition: Preliminary Results from a Survey of the National Academy of Arbitrators. in Arbitration 1999--Proceedings of the Fifty-Second Annual Meeting, National Academy of Arbitrators. Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 2000. Jay E. Grenig and Steven Briggs. (241-264)
  • David Lipsky, Ronald Seeber. 1999. The Growth of Alternative Dispute Resolution in U.S. Employment Relations: Privatizing the American System of Justice. in The Yearbook on Work and Technology 1999-2000. Bonn: Dietz, 1999. (162-167)
  • David Lipsky, Robert E Doherty. 1988. The Education Reform Movement and the Realities of Collective Bargaining. in Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1988. (51-59)
  • David Lipsky, Thomas A Barocci. 1977. Final-Offer Arbitration and Public Safety Employees: The Massachusetts Experience. in Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1977. (65-76)
  • David Lipsky, John E Drotning. 1977. The Relation Between Teacher Salaries and the Use of Impasse Procedures Under New York's Taylor Law: 1968-1972. in 1976 Proceedings, Fourth Annual Meeting, New Dimensions in Dispute Resolution. Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution, 1977. (106-115)
  • David Lipsky. 1976. Collective Bargaining as an Institution--A Long View: Discussion. in Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting. Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1976. (311-316)
  • David Lipsky, Thomas Kochan, Lee Dyer. 1974. Collective Bargaining and the Quality of Work: The Views of Local Union Activists. in Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Winter Meeting. Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1974. (150-162)

Selected Works

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Professional Activities

  • Negotiation and conflict resolution in the workplace: a fifty-year perspective. Presented to Program on Negotiation, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. 2015.
  • The Walton and McKersie Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations at Fifty: Looking Back and Looking Ahead - Dispute Resolution and Industrial Relations Perspective. Presented to Labor and Employment Relations Association. Boston, MA. 2015.
  • How Leading Corporations Use ADR to Handle Employment Complaints: New Survey Results of Emerging Policies and Practices. Presented to International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. New York, NY. 2014.
  • The Strategic Underpinnings of Conflict Management in U.S. Corporations. Presented to Labor and Employment Relations Association . Portland, OR. 2014.
  • Employment Arbitration in the Securities Industry. Presented to University of California, Berkeley, Law School. Berkeley, CA. 2014.
  • How Leading Corporations Use ADR to Handle Employment Complaints. Presented to International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Charleston, SC. 2014.
  • Employer Motivations for Participation in Multi-Employer Labor-Management Health Care Worker Training Programs. Presented to Labor and Employment Relations Association. Philadelphia, PA. 2014.
  • Strategies that Foster Student Engagement. Presented to Center for Teaching Excellence, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. 2013.
  • Current Practices in Resolving Workplace Disputes. Presented to Labor and Employment Relations Association of Western New York. Rochester, NY. 2013.
  • Managing and Resolving Workplace Conflict in U.S. Corporations. Presented to Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom. Univ. of Westminster, London, UK. 2013.
  • Employment Discrimination Arbitration in the Securities Industry. Presented to George Mason University, School of Law, Law and Economics Center. Arlington, VA. 2013.
  • Current Practices in Resolving Workplace Disputes: Lessons for Managers, Workers, and Unions. Presented to Labor and Employment Relations Association. Syracuse, NY. 2013.
  • Principles of Negotiation. Presented to Young Global Leadership Foundation. New York, NY. 2013.
  • Managing and Resolving Conflict. Presented to CU-ADVANCE Center and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Ithaca, NY. 2012.
  • Designing Dispute Resolution Systems. Presented to Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. New York, NY. 2012.
  • Resolving Workplace Disputes in the U.S.. Presented to Cornell University Debate Camp. Ithaca, NY. 2012.
  • The Antecedents of Workplace Conflict Management Systems in U.S. Corporations: Evidence from a New Survey of Fortune 1000 Companies. Presented to International Labour and Employment Relations Association. Philadelphia, PA. 2012.
  • The Repeat Player Effect in Employment Arbitration: Experience in the Securities Industry, 1988-2008. Presented to New York State Management Attorneys. Ithaca, NY. 2012.
  • Remembrance of Milton R. Konvitz. Presented to Cornell Forensics Society and the Center for Jewish Living. Ithaca, NY. 2012.
  • The Repeat Player Effect in Employment Arbitration: Experience in the Securities Industry, 1988-2008. Presented to American Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution. Washington, DC. 2012.
  • The Use of ADR by U.S. Corporations: Results from a 2010-11 Survey of the Fortune 1000. Presented to American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. Washington, DC. 2012.
  • Information Technology and Employee Voice: Moving Beyond the Traditional Boundaries of Voice. Presented to William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV. 2012.
  • The Repeat Player Effect in Employment Arbitration: Experience in the Securities Industry, 1988-2008. Presented to William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV. 2012.
  • Unions, ADR, and Workplace Disputes in U.S. Corporations: Results from a 2010-11 Survey of the Fortune 1000 and Their Implications for the Public Sector. Presented to Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. Columbus, OH. 2012.
  • Resolving Workplace Disputes in U.S. Corporations: Results from a 2010-11 Survey of the Fortune 1000. Presented to International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. New York, NY. 2012.
  • The Use of ADR by U.S. Corporations: Results from a 2010-11 Survey of the Fortune 1000. Presented to International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. New York, NY. 2012.
  • Mediation, ADR, and Conflict Management Systems. Presented to New York Peace Institute. New York, NY. 2011.
  • Designing Dispute Resolution Systems. Presented to Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. Ithaca, NY. 2011.
  • Conflict and Collaboration. Presented to Cornell University Mortar Board Society. Ithaca, NY. 2011.
  • Caregivers and Computers: The Effect of Electronic Medical Records on Employment and Labor Relations in Nursing Homes. Presented to ILR School. New York, NY. 2010.
  • Designing Dispute Resolution Systems in Higher Education. Presented to Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. Cortland, NY. 2010.
  • Arbitrating Employment Disputes in the Financial Services Industry: An Analysis of the Experience, 1988-2008. Presented to Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. Ithaca, NY. 2010.
  • Integrated Conflict Management Systems. Presented to Labor and Employment Relations Association. Atlanta, GA. 2010.
  • Interest Arbitration and Card Recognition in the Public and Private Sectors. Presented to Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations. New Brunswick, NJ. 2009.
  • Leadership of an Academic Institution. Presented to ILR School. Ithaca. 2009.
  • Tear Down These Walls: Making the Case for the Non-Attorney Arbitrator. Presented to Association for Conflict Resolution. Atlanta, GA. 2009.
  • Presented to Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University. Malibu, CA. 2009.
  • The Future of U.S. Healthcare. Presented to Institute for Workplace Studies, ILR School. New York, NY. 2009.
  • Arbitrator Diversity in Workplace Arbitration: Fact or Fiction?. Presented to American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. New York, NY. 2009.

Honors and Awards

  • Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell University.
  • General Mills Award for Exemplary Graduate Teaching, ILR School, Cornell University.
  • Fellow, Labor and Employment Relations Association.
  • Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Dispute Resolution, Cornell University.
  • Judge William B. Groat Alumni Award for Professional Accomplishment and Service to the ILR School, ILR School, Cornell University.
  • Fellow, National Academy of Human Resources.
  • Meritorious Service Award, Labor and Employment Relations Association. 2008
  • National President, Labor and Employment Relations Association. 2006
  • Faculty Appreciation Award for "Outstanding Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring", Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, and Multicultural Greek Letter Council, Cornell University. 2004
  • General Mills Foundation Award for Achievment in Teaching, ILR School, Cornell University. 2003