Lee Dyer

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Lee Dyer

Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Studies
Human Resource Studies

Overview

Lee Dyer is Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Studies and Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at the ILR School, Cornell University. He holds a BBA, MBA, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research and teaching interests focus on the future of work, organizational agility, and human resource strategy. Over the years he has addressed these and related interests in over a dozen books and monographs, several dozen journal articles, and a smattering of book chapters, as well as numerous speaking engagements and consulting assignments worldwide. Currently semi-retired, he is conducting research on the future of work with a particular emphasis on workforce agility and especially corporate reliance on high-end, on-demand talent. In addition, he teaches a 7-week course at the ILR School titled Forging the Future of Work, and recently coauthored a companion book for the course, Shaping the Future of Work: A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract (MITxPress).

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jeff Ericksen, Jake Holwerda, Lee Dyer. . The Impact of Mobilization Strategy on Project Team Effectiveness, Academy of Management Journal .
  • Patrick Wright, Scott Snell, Lee Dyer. 2005. New Models of Strategic HRM in a Global World, International Journal of Human Resources Management . 16:875-881.
  • Lee Dyer, Jeff Ericksen. 2005. Toward a Strategic Human Resource Model of High Reliability Organization Performance, International Journal of Human Resources Management . 16(6):907-928.
  • Lee Dyer, Jeff Ericksen. 2004. Right From the Start: Exploring the Effects of Early Events on Subsequent Project Team Development and Performance, Administrative Science Quarterly . 49:438-471.
  • Richard Allen Shafer, Lee Dyer, Janine Kilty, Jeff Amos, Jeff Ericksen. 2001. Crafting Human Resource Strategy to Foster Organizational Agility: A Case Study, Human Resource Management . 40(3):197-211.
  • Lee Dyer. 2000. Toward a New Social Contract Around Work: The Role of Management, Perspectives on Work . 4(1).
  • Lee Dyer, Patrick Wright, M Takla. 1999. What’s Next? Key findings from the 1999 State of the Arts & Practice Study, Human Resource Planning . 22(4).
  • Lee Dyer, D Blancero. 1996. Due Process for Non-union Employees: The Influence of System Characteristics on Fairness Perceptions, Human Resource Management . 35(3).
  • Lee Dyer, D Blancero, J Boroski. 1996. Key Competencies for a Transformed Human Resource Organization: Results of a Field Study, Human Resource Management . 35(3).
  • Lee Dyer, T Reeves. 1995. Human Resource Strategies and Firm Performance: What Do We Know and Where Do We Need To Go?, International Journal of Human Resources Management . 6(3).
  • Lee Dyer, Thomas Kochan. 1993. Managing Transformational Change: The Role of HR Professionals, International Journal of Human Resources Management . 4(3).
  • Lee Dyer, C Labelle. 1992. Une Etude Empirique Sur les Roles de Base des Services de Resources Humaines, Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations . 47(4).
  • Lee Dyer. 1985. Corporate Revitalization Through Human Resource Management, Optimum . 16(2).
  • Lee Dyer. 1984. Human Resource Planning at IBM, Human Resource Planning . 7(3).
  • Lee Dyer. 1984. Linking Human Resource and Business Strategies, Human Resource Planning . 7(2).
  • Lee Dyer. 1984. Studying Strategy in Human Resource Management: An Approach and an Agenda, Industrial Relations . 23(2).
  • Lee Dyer. 1983. Bringing Human Resources Into the Strategy Formulation Process, Human Resource Management . 22(3).
  • Lee Dyer, E C Wesman. 1979. Affirmative Action Planning at AT&T: An Applied Model, Human Resource Planning . 2(2).
  • Lee Dyer, D P Schwab. 1979. Correlates of Faculty Salary Levels, Industrial Relations . 18(2).
  • Lee Dyer, T A DeCotiis. 1978. Implications of the Age Discrimination Amendments for Performance Appraisal, Journal of the College and University Personnel Association . 29(4).
  • Lee Dyer, T A DeCotiis. 1978. Retirement Options and EEO/AA Goals: A Human Resource Planning Perspective, Journal of the College and University Personnel Association . 29(4).
  • Lee Dyer, D P Schwab, J Fossum. 1978. Impacts of Pay on Employee Behaviors and Attitudes: An Update, The Personnel Administrator . 23(1).
  • Lee Dyer, R Theriault. 1977. Criteres D'Augmentations De Salaries Chez Les Cadres Canadiens-Francais, Candiens-Anglais et Americains, Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations . 32(1).
  • Lee Dyer, R Theriault. 1977. Les Cadres et Leurs Augmentations de Salaire en Amerique du Nord, Review Internationale de Gestion . 2(4).
  • Lee Dyer, T A DeCotiis. 1977. Project Performance: Dimensions and Determinants, Industrial Marketing Management . 6(5).
  • Lee Dyer, D F Parker. 1976. Expectancy Theory as a Within-Person Behavioral Choice Model: An Empirical Test of Some Conceptual and Methodological Refinements, Organizational Behavior and Human Performance . 17(1).
  • Lee Dyer, R Theriault. 1976. The Determinants of Pay Satisfaction, Journal of Applied Psychology . 61(5).
  • Lee Dyer, D P Schwab, R Theriault. 1976. Managerial Perceptions Regarding Salary Increase Criteria, Personnel Psychology . 29(2).
  • Lee Dyer, D F Parker. 1975. A Model of Organizational Change in the Context of Union-Management Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology . 60(6).
  • Lee Dyer, D F Parker. 1975. A Note on the Measurement of Valence Perceptions in Expectancy Theory Research, Journal of Applied Psychology . 60(6).
  • Lee Dyer, D F Parker. 1975. Classifying Outcomes in Work Motivation Research: An Examination of the Intrinsic-Extrinsic Dichotomy, Journal of Applied Psychology . 60(4).
  • Lee Dyer. 1973. Implications of Job Displacement at Mid-Career, Industrial Gerontology . 17
  • Lee Dyer. 1973. Job Search Success of Middle-Aged Managers and Engineers, Industrial and Labor Relations Review . 26
  • Lee Dyer, D P Schwab. 1973. The Motivational Impact of a Compensation System on Employee Performance, Organizational Behavior and Human Performance . 9(2).
  • Lee Dyer. 1972. Managerial Jobseeking: Methods and Techniques, Monthly Labor Review . 95(12).
  • Lee Dyer, D P Schwab. 1971. Private Pension Plan Coverage in Manufacturing: A Cross-Sectional Study, Industrial Gerontology . 11

Books

  • Lee Dyer, Patrick Wright. 2000. People in E-Business: New Challenges, New Solutions. New York NY, United States: Human Resource Planning Society, 2000.
  • Patrick Wright, Lee Dyer, Michael G Takla. 1999. Execution: The Critical “What’s Next” in Strategic Human Resource Management. New York NY, United States: Human Resource Planning Society, 1999.
  • Lee Dyer. 1993. Human Resources as a Source of Competitive Advantage. Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Industrial Relations Centre Press, Queen's University, 1993.
  • Herbert G Heneman, Donald P Schwab, John A Fossum, Lee Dyer. 1989. Personnel/Human Resource Management. Homewood IL, United States: Richard D. Irwin, 1989.
  • Lee Dyer. 1988. Editor, Human Resource Management: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities. Washington, DC, United States: Bureau of National Affairs, 1988. Lee Dyer.
  • Lee Dyer. 1986. Editor, Human Resource Planning: Tested Practices of Five Major U.S. and Canadian Companies. New York NY, United States: Random House, 1986.
  • Lee Dyer. 1982. Co-editor, Industrial Relations Research in the 1970s: Review and Appraisal. Madison WI, United States: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1982. Thomas A Kochan, Daniel J B Mitchell, Lee Dyer.
  • Lee Dyer. 1979. Co-editor, Affirmative Action Planning. New York NY, United States: Human Resource Planning Society, 1979. George T Milkovich, Lee Dyer.
  • Lee Dyer. 1976. Editor, Organizational Careers: Individual Planning and Organizational Development. Ithaca NY, United States: Publications Division, NYSSILR, Cornell University, 1976. Lee Dyer.

Book Chapters

  • Lee Dyer, Jeff Ericksen . 2008. Complexity-Based Agile Enterprises: Putting Self-Organizing Emergence to Work. in Sage Handbook of Human Resource Management. London, United Kingdom: Sage, 2008. A. Wilkinson, T. Redman, S. Snell & N. Bacon. (263-281)(Accepted)
  • Lee Dyer, Jeff Ericksen. 2007. Dynamic Organizations: Achieving Marketplace Agility through Workforce Scalability. in Human Resource Management: A Critical Text. London, United Kingdom: Thompson Learning, 2007. John Storey. (32 pages)(Accepted)
  • Lee Dyer, Jeff Ericksen. 2005. In Pursuit of Marketplace Agility: Applying Precepts of Self-Organizing Systems to Optimize Human Resource Scalability. in The Future of Human Resource Management. New York, United States: Wiley, 2005. M. Losey, S. Meisinger, D. Ulrich. (233-241)
  • Lee Dyer, Richard Allen Shafer. 2003. Dynamic Organizations: Achieving Marketplace and Organizational Agility with People. in Leading and Managing People in the Dynamic Organization. Mahwah NJ, United States: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003. R Peterson, E Mannix.
  • Lee Dyer, Thomas Kochan. 2001. HRM: An American View. in Human Resource Management: A Critical Text. London, United Kingdom: Thomson Learning, 2001. J Storey.
  • Lee Dyer, Richard Allen Shafer. 1999. From Human Resource Strategy to Organizational Effectiveness: Lessons From Research on Organizational Agility. in Strategic Human Resources Management in the Twenty First Century. Stamford CT, United States: JAI Press, 1999. P Wright, L Dyer, J Boudreau, G Milkovich.
  • Lee Dyer, W Burdick. 1998. Personnel and Human Resource Management. in Industrial Relations at the Dawn of the New Millennium. Ithaca NY, United States: ILR Press, 1998. Jean T McKelvey, Maurice F Neufeld.
  • Lee Dyer, Thomas Kochan. 1995. Is There a New HRM? Contemporary Evidence and Future Directions. in Managing Human Resources in the 1990s and Beyond: Is the Workplace Being Transformed?. Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Industrial Relations Centre Press, Queen's University, 1995. B Downie, P Kumar, M L Coates.
  • Lee Dyer, Thomas Kochan, Rosemary Batt. 1993. International Human Resource Studies: A Framework for Future Research. in Research Frontiers in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Madison WI, United States: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1993. D Lewin, O Mitchell, P Scherer.
  • Lee Dyer, Gerald W Holder. 1988. Toward a Strategic Perspective of Human Resource Management. in Human Resource Management: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities. Washington, DC, United States: Bureau of National Affairs, 1988. Lee Dyer.
  • Lee Dyer. 1987. Formulating Human Resource Strategies in a Professional Service Firm: A Systemic Approach. in Strategic Human Resource Planning Applications. New York NY, United States: Plenum, 1987. R J Niehaus.
  • Lee Dyer, F Foltman, G Milkovich. 1985. Contemporary Employment Stabilization Practices. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management: Text, Readings, and Cases. Boston MA, United States: Little, Brown, 1985. Thomas A Kochan, T A Barocci.
  • Lee Dyer. 1985. Strategic Human Resource Management and Planning. in Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management. Greenwich CT, United States: JAI Press, 1985. K Rowland, G Ferris.
  • Lee Dyer, G Milkovich, T Mahoney. 1983. HRM Planning. in Human Resources Management in the 1980's. Washington, DC, United States: Bureau of National Affairs, 1983. S Carroll, R Schuler.
  • Lee Dyer, Thomas A Kochan, D Mitchell. 1982. Appraising a Decade's Research: An Overview. in Industrial Relations Research in the 1970s Review and Appraisal. Madison WI, United States: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1982. Thomas A Kochan, Daniel J B Mitchell, Lee Dyer.
  • Lee Dyer. 1982. Human Resource Planning. in Personnel Management. Boston MA, United States: Allyn and Bacon, 1982. K Rowland, G Ferris.
  • Lee Dyer, D P Schwab. 1982. Personnel/Human Resource Management Research. in Industrial Relations Research in the 1970s Review and Appraisal. Madison WI, United States: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1982. Thomas A Kochan, Daniel J B Mitchell, Lee Dyer.

Conference Proceedings

  • Lee Dyer, Richard Allen Shafer. 1999. Agile Organizations: A New paradigm for Human Resource Strategy Research. in From the Edge: Management Beyond 2000. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: Proceedings of the Annual ANZAM Conference, 1999. P J Dowling, et. al..
  • Lee Dyer, D J Koys. 1985. Managerial Strategy Development: A Model, Propositions, and Suggested Research. in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. 1985.
  • Lee Dyer. 1976. The Determinants of Pay Satisfaction: An Update. in Proceedings of the National Conference of the American Compensation Association. 1976.
  • Lee Dyer, T A Decotiis, A T Hundert. 1976. The Nature of Project Leader Behavior and Its Impact on Major Dimensions of Project Performance. in Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Project Management Institute. 1976.
  • Lee Dyer. 1975. Implications of New Theories of Work for the Design of Compensation Systems. in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Industrial Relations Research Association. 1975.
  • Lee Dyer, D P Schwab, R Theriault. 1975. Managerial Perceptions of Salary Criteria for Themselves, Their Subordinates, and Their Satisfaction with These Criteria. in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 1975.
  • Lee Dyer, W Weyrauch. 1975. MBO and Motivation: An Empirical Study. in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 1975.
  • 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, United States: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1974. (150-162)

Selected Works

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Professional Activities

  • Organizational Agility. Presented to CAHRS. ILR School, Cornell University. 2012.
  • Unit-level Satisfaction and Performance: Intervening Variables and Indirect Relationships. Presented to Academy of Management. Montreal, Canada. 2010.

Honors and Awards

  • Michael R. Losey HR Research Award, Society for Human Resource Management. 2004
  • Herbert G. Heneman Career Achievement Award, Academy of Management. 2003
  • Fellow, National Academy of Human Resources. 1994