Expertise: Sustainability; Business; Capitalism; Organization; Strategy
Paul Adler is currently Harold Quinton Chair of Business Policy, and Professor of Management and Organization, Sociology, and Environmental Studies, at the University of Southern California. He began his education in Australia, and then moved to France. While working towards his PhD there, he worked as a research economist for the French government. He came to the USA in 1981, and before arriving at USC in 1991, he was a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, a visiting Assistant Professor at Barnard College, a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Business School, and an Assistant Professor at Stanford’s School of Engineering. He has published widely in academic journals, edited several books, most recently The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy (2006), The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations (2009), The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents (2014), and co- authored Healing Together: The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente (2009). His book An Economy of the 99 Percent: How Democratic Socialism Can Overcome the Crises of Capitalism will appear in October 2019.