People at ILR
John McCarthyAssistant Professor
John McCarthy received his PhD from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Prior to joining Cornell’s ILR School, he was a Visiting Doctoral Student and the Northrop Grumman Research Fellow at The Wharton School and a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Spanning multiple professional settings, Dr. McCarthy's research examines how human resource management practices impact organizational social networks, and in turn how social networks impact employee and organizational outcomes. For example, he is currently leading a multi-year research effort to understand how the introduction of an organization-wide merit pay system impacts knowledge sharing, mentoring and benevolence-based trust among colleagues over time. His studies appear in leading academic journals and have been cited by popular media outlets, including the LA Times.
- John E McCarthy, Saul A Rubinstein. 2016. Union-Management Partnerships, Teacher Collaboration, and Student Performance, ILRR .
- Charles Heckscher, John E McCarthy. 2014. Transient Solidarities: Commitment and Collective Action in Post-Industrial Societies, British Journal of Industrial Relations . 52(4):627–657.
- Jean Phillips, Stan Gully, John McCarthy, Castellano William, Kim MeeSook. 2013. Recruiting global travelers: The role of global travel recruitment messages and individual differences in perceived fit, attraction, and job pursuit intentions, Personnel Psychology . 67(1):153-201. (DOI:10.1111/peps.12043)