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Community Colleges: Promise, Performance, and Policy (PDF) — from Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation, Ben Wildavsky, Andrew P. Kelly, Kevin Carey, eds, Harvard Education Press, 2011.

Institutional Labor Economics, the New Personnel Economics and Internal Labor Markets: A Reconsideration (PDF) — Industrial and Labor Relations Review, forthcoming July 2011.

Improving Job Quality - Policies Aimed At the Demand Side of the Low Wage Labor Market (PDF)
2008
from A Future of Good Jobs, Timothy Bartik and Susan Houseman, eds, The Upjohn Institute For Employment Policy

College For All? The Labor Market For College Educated Workers (PDF)
May, 2008
Prepared for the Center For American Progress

Overcoming Oligarchy: Culture and Agency in Social Movement Organizations (PDF) — Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 51, No. 4 (December 2006), pp. 622-649.

Employment And Training Policies: New Directions For Less Skilled Adults (PDF)
2006
In Harry Holzer and Demetra Nightingale, eds., Workforce Policies for a Changing Economy (Washington: Urban Institute)

The Wage Effects of High Performance Work Organization in Manufacturing (PDF)
Jan, 2006
Source: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 59, No. 2

"Labor Market Intermediaries in the Modern Labor Market" (PDF) — Robert P. Giloth (ed.), Workforce Intermediaries for the Twenty-first Century, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, published in association with The American Assembly, Columbia University, 2004, pp. 155-169.

"Ports and Ladders: The Nature and Relevance of Internal Labor Markets in a Changing World" (PDF)
Nov, 2004
Ackroyd/The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

"Employers in the Low-Wage/Low-Skill Labor Market" (PDF) — Richard Kazis and Marc S. Miller (eds.), Low-Wage Workers in the New Economy, Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press, 2001, pp. 67-87.

"Work Reorganization in an Era of Restructuring:  Trends in Diffusion and Effects on Employee Welfare" (PDF) — Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 53, No. 2 (January 2000), pp. 179-196.

"Project QUEST:  A Report to the Ford Foundation" (PDF) — coauthor with Brenda A. Lautsch (January 1996).

"Skill, Training, and Work Organization in American Establishments" (PDF) — Industrial Relations, Vol. 34, No. 2 (April 1995), pp. 125-146.

"Work/Family Programs and the Employment Relationship" (PDF) — Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 40 (1995), pp. 681-700.

"Internal Labor Markets:  Theory and Change" (PDF) — Clark Kerr and Paul D. Staudohar (eds.), Labor Economics and Industrial Relations:  Markets and Institutions, Cambridge, MA and London:  Harvard University Press, 1994, pp. 303-339.

"How Common Is Workplace Transformation and Who Adopts It?" (PDF) — Industrial and Labor Relations Revew, Vol. 47, No. 2 (January 1994), pp. 173-188.

"Employer-Centered Training for International Competitiveness:  Lessons from State Programs" (PDF) — Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 12, No. 3 (1993), pp. 456-477.

"Choice of Employment Systems in Internal Labor Markets" (PDF) — Industrial Relations, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Winter 1987), pp. 46-67.