ILR Review

For more than 70 years, the ILR Review has been at the forefront of publishing peer-reviewed research on work and employment relations. The Review, published by SAGE Publications, is part of the Cornell University ILR School, which is regarded as the leading academic institution focused on the world of work.

We are dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy.

Calls for Papers

Announcing the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and ILR Review Best Paper Competition. (PDF, 182 KB)

Now accepting submissions for a special series on Industry and Organization Studies, in partnership with the Industry Studies Association (ISA). (PDF, 206 KB)

Current Issue – Volume 72, Number 5, October 2019



  • Introduction to a Special Issue on Entrepreneurship and Employment: Connecting Labor Market Institutions, Corporate Demography, and Human Resource Management Practices
    M. Diane Burton, Robert W. Fairlie, and Donald Siegel, Guest Editors
  • Occupational Licensure and Entrepreneurs: The Case of Tax Preparers in the United States
    Kyle W. Albert, Roman V. Galperin, and Aleksandra Kacperczyk
  • Academic Entrepreneurship: The Bayh-Dole Act versus the Professor’s Privilege
    Thomas Åstebro, Serguey Braguinsky, Pontus Braunerhjelm, and Anders Broström
  • Do Start-ups Provide Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Workers?
    Daniel Fackler, Michaela Fuchs, Lisa Hölscher, and Claus Schnabel
  • Experience and Entrepreneurship: A Career Transition Perspective
    Christopher I. Rider, Peter Thompson, Aleksandra Kacperczyk, and Joacim Tåg
  • Local Prior Employment and Ecosystem Dynamics
    Paige Clayton, Mary Donegan, Maryann Feldman, Allison Forbes, Nichola Lowe, and Alyse Polly
  • Is It All About Who You Know? Prior Work Connections and Entrepreneurial Success
    Sarada and Oana Tocoian
  • The Productivity Advantage of Serial Entrepreneurs
    Kathryn Shaw and Anders Sørensen
  • Measuring Job Creation, Growth, and Survival among the Universe of Start-ups in the United States Using a Combined Start-up Panel Data Set
    Robert W. Fairlie, Javier Miranda, and Nikolas Zolas

Book Reviews

  • Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It.
    By Jeffrey Pfeffer. Reviewed by Paul Osterman.
  • From Headshops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs.
    By Joshua Clark Davis. Reviewed by Jason L. Newton.
  • Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work.
    By Alex Rosenblat. Reviewed by Hannah Johnston.
  • Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass.
    By Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri. Reviewed by Benjamin Shestakofsky.
  • The Innovation Illusion: How So Little Is Created by So Many Working So Hard.
    By Fredrik Erixon and Bjorn Weigel. Reviewed by Carl J. Schramm.
  • Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges.
    Edited by John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar. Reviewed by Sameeksha Desai and A. J. Herrmann.


  • Unions and Non-Standard Work: Union Representation and Wage Premiums across Non-Standard Work Arrangements in Canada, 1997–2014
    Rafael Gomez and Danielle Lamb

Indices to Volume 72, 2019