Sanford Jacoby

Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management

Department: UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson/Histr/SPPSR-Pol Stu
BOX 951481, A406 Collins Cntr
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Phone: 310-206-6550
Fax: 310-825-0218

Keywords: Economics, Japan, Asia

The author of five books and many articles, Sanford M. Jacoby holds the Howard Noble Chair. His latest book, The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States, compares the policies and practices of human resources executives in Japan and the United States. This study explores whether different varieties of capitalism are becoming more similar as a result of globalization. Other recent research focuses on contemporary employment issues, including research on employees and corporate governance, on high-performance work practices, and on the future of career jobs.

Prof. Jacoby is the co-editor of Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal and serves on the editorial boards of other journals including California Management Review, Enterprise & Society, Industrial Relations, Labor History, and Work & Occupations.

Prof. Jacoby holds joint appointments in two UCLA departments: history and public policy. He has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University, Meiji University, and the University of Tokyo.

Ph.D. Economics, 1981, U.C. Berkeley
A.B. Economics, 1974, University of Pennsylvania

Benefits and compensation, federal government, state government, downsizing, layoffs,  human resource management, corporate governance, labor history, business history, unemployment, unions, labor markets, Japanese business, globalization

National Academy of Social Insurance
Co-recipient, Top Fifty Papers in Management in 2003, Emerald Management Reviews
Abe Fellow, Japan Foundation and Social Science Research Council, 2000
Piper Memorial Lecturer, Chicago-Kent Law School, 1999
Philip Taft Prize in Labor History, 1998
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1990
George R. Terry Book Award, Academy of Management, 1986

Teaching Focus
International political economy
Human resources

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