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One of the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time lies in harnessing the innovative potential of emerging technologies to help achieve a more prosperous and just society. Discussions of how to do so are at the center of debates over how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning,...
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In this paper, Inez von Weitershausen pairs data on the evolution and design of Work-Based Higher Education (WBHE) programs in the United States and in Germany with insights from two in-depth case studies to show how a shared idea--the 'integration of theory and practice'--manifests in...
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In this paper, Thomas Kochan, the George M. Bunker Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research, explores how the labor management relations system in the U.S. and, in particular, workplace dispute systems, may...
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The purpose of this memo, which was written by Thomas Kochan (MIT Sloan School of Management), Susan Helper (Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve), Alexander Kowalski (MIT Sloan) and John Van Reenen (MIT Sloan) is to summarize prior evidence on the interrelationships between...
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Although never as powerful as in other advanced democracies, unions remain incredibly important economic and political organizations in the United States. Yet we know little about the structure of workers’ preferences for labor unions or other alternative labor organizations. In this working paper...

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