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Faculty Book

Shaping the Future of Work

Thomas A. Kochan and Lee Dyer  |  August 2017

A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract

This book provides a roadmap for what workers, business, labor, education, and government need to do to build a new social contract for all to prosper. It is a call to action for building high-quality jobs and strong and successful businesses through collaborative efforts capable of overcoming the deep divisions all too apparent in society today.

MITxPress is a collaboration between MITx, which makes some of MIT’s best courses available online, and the MIT Press, a publisher of cutting-edge research and scholarship in the arts and sciences. MITxPress makes available in book form course and lecture materials from MIT’s essential online courses. A valuable resource for those enrolled in MITx courses, MITxPress editions provide a reliable reference after the course has concluded. MITxPress editions are aso useful guides for general readers interested in the subject.

About the Authors

Thomas Kochan is the George M. Bunker Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Codirector of the Institute for Work and Employment Research. He teaches courses on the future of work to MIT students on campus and to the general public through the MITx online platform.He is coauthor (with Paul Osterman, Richard M. Locke, and Michael J. Piore) of Working in America: A Blueprint for the New Labor Market (MIT Press).

Lee Dyer is Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Studies and CAHRS Research Fellow at the ILR School, Cornell University. His CAHRS-related research and outreach activities focus on workforce agility and more broadly the future of work. In addition, he teaches a combination undergrad/grad-level course titled “Forging the Future of Work” at the ILR School.