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Sanford M. Jacoby


Distinguished Research Professor of History, Management, and Public Policy


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Email    sanford.jacoby@anderson.ucla.edu
Office  AGSM A406
Phone  310-206-6550

Sanford M. Jacoby is Distinguished Research Professor of History, Management, and Public Policy. His research uses comparative and historical methods to analyze employers, labor market institutions, and the political economy of labor and corporate governance. Thus his main fields are comparative and U.S. labor history, business history, and economic history.

Jacoby’s first book was Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the Twentieth Century (1985, 2004), which won the George Terry Book Award from the Academy of Management. In 1997 he published Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism Since the New Deal, which received the Philip Taft Labor History Prize. His most recent book is The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States (2005), the Japanese translation of which was judged by Nikkei Shinbun to be one of the top three books on economics and management published in 2005. He has edited two collections: Masters to Managers: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Employers (1991) and The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relations in a Global Economy(1995).

His research has appeared in leading journals in several fields, including economics, history, industrial relations, and law. He is co-editor of Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal and serves on the editorial boards of other scholarly journals in the United States and abroad. In recent years Jacoby has been a visiting professor at Doshisha University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Tokyo, the University of Manchester, and Waseda University’s Institute for Advanced Study.

Jacoby recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship. His project studies the reaction of labor movements to financialization in several industrialized nations—past and present. It focuses on pension fund activism, politics, and corporate governance.

Selected Publications

The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2005).

Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of the Workplace in the Twentieth Century (Erlbaum, 2004).

Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism Since the New Deal (Princeton University Press, 1997).

The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relations in a Global Economy, ed., New York, (Oxford University Press, 1995).

Masters to Managers: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on American Employers, ed., New York, (Columbia University Press, 1991).

Research

20th Century U.S. Business, Economic, and Labor History