James Scoville

James Scoville

Professor Emeritus
Department of Work and Organizations

Contact

4-177 CarlSMgmt

Education:

  • AB 1961
    Economics Oberlin College
  • AM 1963
    Economics Harvard Univ.
  • PhD 1965
    Economics Harvard Univ.

Expertise:

  • International and comparative industrial relations
  • Labor markets in developing countries

Selected Works & Activities.

  • Book Chapters
    "Moral Philosophy, Business Ethics, and the Employment Relationship," with John Budd in Budd and Scoville, eds. (above).
  • Book Chapters
    "Non-western Ethical Frameworks," with John Lawler and Xiang Yi, in Budd and Scoville, eds., (above)
  • Journal Articles
    "A Theory of Jobs and Training," Industrial Relations, October 1969.
  • Whole Books
    Perspectives on Poverty and Income Distribution, DC Heath, 1971
  • Journal Articles
    "Remuneration in Afghan Industry," Intl. Lab. Rev., April 1969
  • Whole Books
    Manpower and Occupational Analysis: Concepts and Measurements, DC Heath 1972
  • Journal Articles
    "Afghan Labor Markets: A Model of Interdependence," Industrial Relations, Oct. 1974
  • Journal Articles
    "Organizing our Thoughts about Workers' Participation," Labour and Society, July 1980
  • Journal Articles
    "Was Lenin Truly Taylorized?" Industrial Relations, April 2004
  • Abstracts
    Jajmani Matrix (entry on this analytical tool in the Intl. Encyc. of the Social Sciences, 2nd Ed.)
  • Journal Articles
    "The Taylorization of Vladimir Ilich Lenin," Industrial Relations, Spring 2001
  • Whole Books
    Status Influences in Third World Labor Markets: Caste, Gender and Custom, DeGruyter, 1991
  • Whole Books
    The Job Content of the US Economy, McGraw-Hill, 1969
  • Journal Articles
    "The Labor Market in Pre-revolutionary Iran," Economic Development and Cultural Change, October 1985
  • Journal Articles
    "The Traditional Industrial Sector: An Update on its Role and Functioning," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, July 1986
  • Journal Articles
    "New Tasks for the Theory of the Labor Movement: New Beginnings in Eastern Europe," Labour, Winter 1995
  • Journal Articles
    "Labor Market Underpinnings of a Caste Economy: Foiling the Coase Theorem," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, October 1996
  • Journal Articles
    "Compensation: the American Way," with Ross Azevedo, Journal of Comparative International Management, December 2001
  • Journal Articles
    "The Latin Model of Compensation," with Laura Moran and Nora Wilmot Ragatz, Journal of Comparative International Management, December 2001
  • Journal Articles
    "Segmentation in the Market for Child Labor: the Economics of Child Labor Revisited," American Journal of Economics & Sociology, July 2002
  • Journal Articles
    "Discarding facts - the Economics of Caste," Review of Development Economics, August 2003
  • Whole Books
    The International Labor Movement In Transition, edited with Adolf Sturmthal, Univ of Illinois Press, 1971
  • Whole Books
    Ethics of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, 2005 IRRA/LERA Research volume, edited with John Budd.
  • Current Research

    Social dialogue in the commerce sector

  • Current Research

    Theories of the labor movement

  • Current Research

    Worker participation

  • Current Research

    Third World urban employment problems

  • Scholarly Service

    Vice President, Annual Program chair (1998), President (1999), International Section of the Industrial Relations Research Association

  • Scholarly Service

    Program Committee member, Industrial Relations Research Association

  • Scholarly Service

    Chair, International Industrial Relations Association study group on urban labor markets

  • Community Relationships

    Consultant for USAID, International Labor Office, UNDP

  • Community Relationships

    Listed on the Minnesota and Iowa PERB Arbitration Rosters and FMCS Roster

  • Community Relationships

    Labor-Management arbitrator

  • Editorial Appointments

    Perspectives on Work

  • Editorial Appointments

    Human Resource Development Review

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