Maria Figueroa

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Maria Figueroa

Director, Labor and Policy Research
Labor and Unions

Overview

Maria C. Figueroa is Director of Labor and Industry Research at the Cornell University-School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Since she joined Cornell seven years ago, Maria has specialized in the study of the media, arts and entertainment industry. She's worked in several research projects commissioned by unions and employer groups in this industry, including the New York’s Big Picture: NY’s Position in Film, TV and Commercial Production, which was published by the New York Film, Television and Commercial Initiative in 2006. Maria has over 20 years of experience in strategic, corporate and market research, having worked as an industry analyst and researcher for national and international organizations, including the Teamsters union and the United Nations.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Maria C. Figueroa, Damone Richardson. 2004. Consolidation and Labor in Arts and Entertainment: a Peek at Clear Channel, WorkingUSA. 8(1):83-97.

Book Chapters

  • Maria C. Figueroa, Peter Michael Lazes, Arun Karpur, Liana Katz. 2012. Using Adaptive and Disruptive Change Strategies to Create an Integrated Delivery System: Montefiore Medical Center's Experience. in Organizing for Sustainable Health Care. Emerald Group Publishing, 2012. Susan A. Mohrman, Abraham B. Shani. (21)(Published)(Book Chapter)
  • Maria C. Figueroa, Peter Michael Lazes, Arun Karpur, Liana Katz. 2012. Using Adaptive and Disruptive Change Strategies to Create an Integrated Delivery System: Montefiore Medical Center's Experience. in Organizing for Sustainable Health Care. Emerald Group Publishing, 2012. Susan A. Mohrman, Abraham B. Shani. (21)(Published)(Book Chapter)

Professional Activities

  • Labor issues Affecting Latinos in NYS. Presented to League of United Latin American Citizens. Albany. 2009.
  • The Effects of Technological and Organizational Changes on Employment and Labor Management Relations in the Electronic Media Industry.. Presented to Sloan Foundation. Boston, MA. 2008.

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Award, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, NYC Chapter.

Contact

Ives Hall, Room 197
212-340-2877
(f) 212-340-2822