Paul Osterman is the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at the MIT. Sloan School of Management as well as a member of the Department of Urban Planning at MIT. From 2003 to 2007 he also served as Deputy Dean at the Sloan School.
His research concerns changes in work organization within companies, career patterns and processes within firms, economic development, urban poverty, and public policy surrounding skills training and employment programs.
Professor Osterman has been a senior administrator of job training programs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has consulted widely to government agencies, foundations, community groups, firms, and public interest organizations.
Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone (Russell Sage, 2011).
"Community Colleges: Promise, Performance, and Policy," 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," Industrial and Labor Relations Review (forthcoming July 2011).