Sanford M. Jacoby

Sanford M. Jacoby

Distinguished Research Professor, Public Policy, Management and History

Education:

Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Interest:

Economics, Politics, Welfare

Phone:

(310) 206-6650

Email:

sanford.jacoby@anderson.ucla.edu

Office Location:

Anderson School of Management, A406, Collins Center

Sanford M. Jacoby is the Howard Noble Professor in UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He also holds appointments in UCLA’s Department of History and its Department of Public Policy. His research uses comparative and historical methods to analyze employers, labor market institutions, and the political economy of labor and corporate governance.

Jacoby’s first book was Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the Twentieth Century (1985, 2004), which won the George Terry Book Award from the Academy of Management. In 1997 he published Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism Since the New Deal, which received the Philip Taft Labor History Award. His most recent book is The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States (2005), the Japanese translation of which was judged by Nikkei Shinbun to be one of the top three books on economics and management published in 2005. He edited two collections: Masters to Managers: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Employers (1991) and The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relations in a Global Economy (1995).

His research also has appeared in leading journals in several fields, including economics, history, industrial relations, and law. He is co-editor of Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal and serves on the editorial boards of eleven scholarly journals in the United States and abroad. In recent years Jacoby has been a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Manchester.

Jacoby’s Guggenheim project studies the reaction of labor movements to financialization in several industrialized nations. It focuses on pension fund activism, regulatory efforts, and corporate governance. Preliminary research was supported by UCLA, Doshisha University, and Waseda University’s Institute for Advanced Study.

SELECTED BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States
Princeton University Press, 2005; Toyo Keizai 2005
Publication Link: Princeton University Press

Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism Since the New Deal
Princeton University Press, 1997.

Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the Twentieth Century
Erlbaum Associates, Spring 2004

Masters to Managers: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on American Employer
Jacoby, S.M., ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relations in a Global Economy
Jacoby, S.M., ed.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Masters to Managers: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on American Employer
Jacoby, S.M., ed.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

Selected Books and Publications

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Research Interests

  • Incarcerated youth and identity transitions
  • The transition to adulthood among formerly incarcerated youth and youth aging out of foster care
  • Contextual influences on youth mental health and psychosocial functioning
  • Qualitative and mixed methods research
  • Gender studies
  • Critical race theory and social work education

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