John Fossum

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 & Activities

  • Journal Articles
    "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
  • Journal Articles
    "Labor Relations: Research and Practice in Transition," Journal of Management, 1987
  • Journal Articles
    "Modeling the Skills Obsolescence Process: A Psychological/Economic Integration," Academy of Management Review, 1986
  • Journal Articles
    "The Effects of Individual and Contextual Attributes on the Sizes of Recommended Salary Increases," Personnel Psychology, 1985
  • Whole Books
    Labor Relations: Development, Structure, Process, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill-Irwin, 2006
  • Whole Books
    Employee and Labor Relations, with J. Mattson (eds.), Bureau of National Affairs, 1990
  • Whole Books
    Personnel/Human Resource Management, 4th edition, with H. Heneman, D. Schwab and L. Dyer, Richard D. Irwin, 1989
  • The implementation and effects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

  • 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

  • Editorial board, Journal of Labor Research

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