Big-Science Organizations as Lead Users: A Case Study of CERN

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Poul Andersen of Aalborg University, Denmark and Susanne Åberg of Uppsala University, Sweden. Andersen and Åberg recently published an article in the Competition and Change entitled “Big-science organizations as lead users: A case study of CERN," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Andersen reflects on the … Continue reading Big-Science Organizations as Lead Users: A Case Study of CERN

Can Unions, by Themselves, Help Curb CEO Pay?

[We’re pleased to welcome author Muhammad Umar Boodoo of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Boodoo recently published an article in the ILR Review entitled “Do heavily-unionized companies compensate their CEOs less in periods of financial distress?," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Boodoo reflects on the inspiration … Continue reading Can Unions, by Themselves, Help Curb CEO Pay?

Happy Labor Day from Management INK!

In honor of Labor Day in the United States, we're pleased to feature a collection of articles from ILR Review. The collection includes nine articles related to Labor Economics. One paper, entitled "Workforce Reduction at Women-Owned Businesses in the United States," authors David A. Mats and Amalia R. Miller find an association between female business leadership and increased … Continue reading Happy Labor Day from Management INK!

Explaining the Recent Decline of Retirement Plans

[We're pleased to welcome Teresa Ghilarducci of The New School for Social Research. Teresa published an article in ILR Review, entitled "Explaining the Decline in the Offer Rate of Employer Retirement Plans between 2003 and 2012" with co-author Joelle Saad-Lessler of The New School for Social Research.] This study is the first to focus on … Continue reading Explaining the Recent Decline of Retirement Plans

Why Do Women Leave Science and Engineering Fields?

To say that women are underrepresented in science and engineering fields is an understatement. It is also an oversimplification, because representation of women in STEM fields is a nuanced issue. Consider for instance that while women are undeniably underrepresented in engineering fields, they are overrepresented in life sciences. This dichotomy manifests itself in a glaring gender patenting … Continue reading Why Do Women Leave Science and Engineering Fields?

The Gender Pay Gap

Back in the news is an issue of importance in the field of management: the gender pay gap. Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women continue to be paid less than men, even when accounting for factors commonly understood to affect earnings. As the U.S. Census Bureau data has … Continue reading The Gender Pay Gap

Do Women Really Earn Less Than Men?

According to the White House, women earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make. But how does this statistic hold up once other contributing components are factored in? John G. Kilgour, Professor Emeritus of California State University, East Bay, discusses in his article "The Pay Gap From a Different Perspective: Hours Worked and Geographic … Continue reading Do Women Really Earn Less Than Men?

Can Undocumented Immigrants Be Protected From Wage Theft?

A study done by Pew Hispanic Center found that undocumented immigrants living in the United States earned a median household income of $36,000, $14,000 less than their legal and native-born counterparts, despite the fact that many households had more working members. These workers are also more susceptible to situations where employment laws aren't followed, as … Continue reading Can Undocumented Immigrants Be Protected From Wage Theft?

Do Home Foreclosures Affect Some Neighborhoods More than Others?

According to a December 2010 report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics' Monthly Labor Review report, the U.S. housing bubble peaked in 2006 and burst in 2008. Residential-construction-employment fell to levels lower than those in 1993 and foreclosure signs quickly became a common sight in neighborhoods across the country. But were some neighborhoods … Continue reading Do Home Foreclosures Affect Some Neighborhoods More than Others?

Who is Hurt By Corruption in the United States?

What is the economic impact of corruption? And who is hurt most by these misguided acts? Author Adriana S. Cordis discusses this topic in her article "Corruption and Composition of Public Spending in the United States" from Public Finance Review. The abstract: I investigate the relation between corruption and the composition of state government spending … Continue reading Who is Hurt By Corruption in the United States?