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Paul S. Adler

Management and Organization Dept.

Paul S. Adler is Professor of Management and Organization, Sociology, and Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California. He holds the Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy, and currently serves as the President of the USC Academic Senate. He began his education in Australia and moved to France in 1974, where he received his doctorate in Economics and Management while working as a Research Economist for the French government. He came to the USA in 1981, and before arriving at USC in 1991, he was affiliated with the Brookings Institution, Barnard College at Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and Stanford's School of Engineering. He has served as chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division and of the Critical Management Studies Interest Group of the Academy of Management, and served as President of the Academy of Management in 2013-14. He has published widely in academic journals, edited several books, including 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 most recent book is The 99 Percent Economy: How Democratic Socialism Can Overcome the Crises of Capitalism (2019).