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John McCarthy
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John McCarthy

Associate Professor
Global Labor and Work (GLW)


John McCarthy is an Associate Professor at Cornell University's ILR School. His research examines how to build and sustain collaborative organizations and the impact of employee participation on workers and broader organizational outcomes. In recent years, John has expanded his research to explore the transformative effects of emerging technologies, with a particular emphasis on generative artificial intelligence and its implications for the future of work. He is the principal investigator at the JEM Lab for Generative AI at Work.

John’s research appears in several leading academic outlets, including Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Harvard Education Press.

Before joining Cornell’s ILR School, John was a Visiting Doctoral Student and Research Fellow at The Wharton School and a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT's Sloan School of Management, He received his PhD from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.


Journal Articles

Professional Activities

  • The Fleeing US Educator Workforce: Causes and Solutions. Presented to Labor and Employment Research Association. Minneapolis, MN. 2016.