John Fossom
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John Fossum

Professor Emeritus
Department of Work and Organizations


  • BA 1961
    Economics St. Olaf College

  • MA 1968
    Industrial Relations Univ. of Minnesota

  • PhD 1975
    Labor and Industrial Relations Michigan State Univ.


  • Compensation

Selected Works

"New Dimensions in the Design and Delivery of Corporate Training Programs," New Development of Worker Training: A Legacy for the 1990s, Industrial Relations Research Association, 1990
"Labor Relations: Research and Practice in Transition," Journal of Management, 1987
"Modeling the Skills Obsolescence Process: A Psychological/Economic Integration," Academy of Management Review, 1986
"The Effects of Individual and Contextual Attributes on the Sizes of Recommended Salary Increases," Personnel Psychology, 1985
Labor Relations: Development, Structure, Process, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill-Irwin, 2006
Employee and Labor Relations, with J. Mattson (eds.), Bureau of National Affairs, 1990
Personnel/Human Resource Management, 4th edition, with H. Heneman, D. Schwab and L. Dyer, Richard D. Irwin, 1989

Current Activities

Current Research

  • The implementation and effects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial board, Journal of Labor Research

Scholarly Service

  • Chair, Personnel/Human Resources Division, Academy of Management, 1981-1982; Consulting Editor, Academy of Management Journal, 1987-90; Executive Committee, LERA, 1993-95.

  • Fulbright lecturer, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, 2001-2002