Skip Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Footer

Our People

Dr Joseph Blasi

Fellow, Visiting Fellow

J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor, University Department/Company: Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations

EdD (Harvard), BS (Pittsburgh)

Joseph R. Blasi is the J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He holds a joint appointment as professor of Management and Global Business at the Rutgers Business School. His scholarship focuses on the economic sociology of the corporation, corporate governance, and the sociology of work with particular emphasis on forms of equity and profit and gain sharing by employees at all levels in corporations from small businesses to large stock market companies. He is the author or co-author of The Citizen’s Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century (Yale University Press), Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options (University of Chicago Press), In the Company of Owners (Basic Books), A Working Nation: Workers, Work, and Government in the New Economy (Russell Sage Foundation), Stock Options, Organizational Performance and Organizational Change (National Center for Employee Ownership), The New Owners: The Mass Emergence of Employee Ownership in Public Companies and What It Means to American Business (HarperCollins), Employee Ownership: Revolution or Ripoff? (Harper and Row – Ballinger Books), Taking Stock: Employee Ownership at Work (Harper and Row), and the Oxford Handbook of Mutual, Co-operative and Employee-Owned Businesses, with Jonathan Michie, (Oxford University Press). He is frequently called upon to serve as an advisor to the Federal government and state governments, members of Congress, and, U.S. Presidential candidates. He has given two Talks@Google as the guest of Google employees about his books.