MIT Sloan

Executive Education Faculty

Tom Kochan

George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management
Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems
Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research

Kochan focuses on the need to update America’s work and employment policies, institutions, and practices to catch up with a changing workforce and economy. His recent work calls attention to the challenges facing working families in meeting their responsibilities at work, at home, and in their communities... Read More»


Institute for Work and Employment Research

Research Center(s):
MIT Center for Digital Business

General Expertise:
Benefits; Career development; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Compensation; Diversity; Employee motivation; Employment relations; Family issues; Flextime; Gender issues- workplace; Harassment; Human resource management; Incentives- corporate; Industrial relations; Labor relations; Management effectiveness- measuring; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Public policy- employment relations; Recruitment; Regulatory policy; Training programs; Tri-sector collaboration (business-government-civic sector); Unemployment; Working virtually; Work-life balance

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Contact Information:

Office: E62-334

Tel: (617) 253-6689


Email: tkochan@MIT.EDU

Support Staff:

Name: Katherine Bertman

Tel: (617) 253-8515


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The role of employee satisfaction in successful airline mergers

Date Added: January 03, 2014

Employees are the faces of the airlines. And, it was the airline industry that invented the first loyalty programs. Mergers upset those loyalties,... more

An on-call workforce at the markets mercy

Date Added: December 12, 2013

The National Labor Relations Act, a 1935 law that protects the right of private sector employees to unionize, probably doesnt recognize them as... more

After PPS deadlock, what's next?

Date Added: December 12, 2013

Interest Based Bargaining has become more common between organizations and their labor groups in the private and public sector across the country,... more

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