Paul Adler

Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy and Professor of Management and Organization
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PhD, University of Picardie; DEA, EHESS

Paul S. Adler is Professor of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, where he holds the Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy. 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, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and Stanford's School of Engineering. He currently serves as President of the Academy of Management.

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Adler, Paul.,Heckscher, Charles. () "An organizational design for collaborative purpose", Towards permeable boundaries of organizations, Research in Sociology of Organizations, forthcoming.
Bodrožić, Zlatko.,Adler, Paul. () "The Evolution of Management Models: A Neo-Schumpeterian Theory", Administrative Science Quarterly, forthcoming.
Adler, Paul. () "Alternative Economic Futures: A Research Agenda for Progressive Management Scholarship", Academy of Management Perspectives, 30, 123-128.
Adler, Paul. () "Our teaching mission", Academy of Management Review, 41, 185-195.
Adler, Paul. () "Community and innovation: From Tönnies to Marx", Organization Studies, 36, 445–471.
Vidal, Matt.,Adler, Paul.,Delbridge, Rick. () "When Organization Studies Turns to Societal Problems: The Contribution of Marxist Grand Theory", Organization Studies, 36, 405–422.
Adler, Paul. () "Stewardship versus the Market: A Skeptical Perspective", Stewardship of the Future, Greenleaf.
Adler, Paul.,Heckscher, Charles.,McCarthy, John.,Rubinstein, Saul. () "The Mutations of Professional Responsibility: Toward Collaborative Community ", Evolving Professional Responsiblity in Diverse Communities.
Adler, Paul. () "Capitalism in question", Journal of Management Issues, 23.
Adler, Paul.,du Gay, Paul.,Morgan, Glenn.,Reed, Mike. () "The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents".
Adler, Paul.,Heckscher, Charles. () "Toward collaborative, ambidextrous enterprise", Universia Business Review, Sept 2013, 34-51.
Adler, Paul. () "The Ambivalence of Bureaucracy: From Weber via Gouldner to Marx", Organization Science, 23, 244-266.
Adler, Paul.,Chen, Xiaoling. () "Combining creativity and control: Understanding individual motivation in large-scale collaborative creativity", Accounting, Organizations and Society, 36, 63-85.
Adler, Paul. () "Marx's philosophy and organization studies", Research in the Sociology of Organizations, pp. 123-153.
Adler, Paul. () "Political Economy", Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies.
Adler, Paul. () "A science which forgets its founders is lost", The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations.
Kochan, T..,Eaton, A..,McKersie, R..,Adler, Paul. () "Healing Together: The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente", Ithaca NY: Cornell Univerity Press.
Adler, Paul. () "Marx and organization studies today", Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations.
Adler, Paul.,Benner, Mary.,Brunner, David.,MacDuffie, John.,Osono, Emi.,Staats, Bradley.,Takeuchi, Hirotaka.,Tushman, Michael.,Winter, Sidney. () "Perspectives on the productivity dilemma", Journal of Operations Management,, 27, 99-113.
Adler, Paul. () "(Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations", New York NY: Oxford University Press.
Kochan, Thomas.,Adler, Paul.,McKersie, Robert.,Eaton, Adrienne.,Segal, Phyllis.,Gerhart, Paul. () "The potential and precariousness of partnership: The case of the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership", Industrial Relations, 47, 36-66.
Adler, Paul.,Kwon, Seok-Woo. () "Community, Market, and Hierarchy in the Evolving Organization of Professional Work: The Case of medicine", Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour.
Adler, Paul.,Forbes, L..,Willmott, H.. () "Critical Management Studies", Academy of Mangement Annals, pp. 119-180, 1, 2008.
Adler, Paul.,Kwon, Seok-Woo.,Heckscher, Charles. () "Professional work: The emergence of collaborative community", Organization Science, 19, 359-376.
Adler, Paul. () "Technological determinism", The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies.
Adler, Paul. () "The Future of Critical Management Studies: A Paleo-Marxist Critique of Labour Process Theory", Organization Studies, 28, 1313-1345.
Adler, Paul.,Obstfeld, D.. () "The role of affect in creative projects and exploratory search", Industrial and Corporate Change, 16, 19-50.
Adler, Paul. () "Beyond Hacker Idiocy: A New Community in Software Development", The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy.
Adler, Paul. () "From Labor Process to Activity Theory", Critical Perspectives on Activity Theory, Education and Work: An International Collection.
Heckscher, C..,Adler, Paul. () "The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy", Oxford University Press.
Kochan, T..,McKersie, R..,Eaton, A..,Adler, Paul.,Segal, P..,Gerhart, P.. () "The Kaiser Permante Labor Management Partnership, 2002-2004".
Adler, Paul.,Heckscher, C.. () "Towards Collaborative Community", The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy.
Adler, Paul. () "The Evolving Object of Software Development", Organization, 12, 401-435.
Adler, Paul.,Jermier, J.. () "Developing a Field with More Soul: Standpoint Theory and Public Policy Research for Management Scholars ", Academy of Management Journal , 48, 941-944.
Adler, Paul.,McGarry, F..,Irion-Talbot, W..,Binney, D.. () "Enabling Process Discipline: Lessons on Implementing the Capability Maturity Model for Software", MIS Quarterly Executive, 4, 215-227.
Adler, Paul. () "Skill Trends Under Capitalism and the Socialisation of Production", Skill Trends Under Capitalism and the Socialisation of Production.
Adler, Paul. () "Introduction to the Forum on Hospital Management", California Management Review, 45, 6-11.
Adler, Paul. () "Making the HR Outsourcing Decision ", Sloan Management Review, 45, 53-60.
Adler, Paul. () "Towards Collaborative Interdependence: A Century of Change in the Organization of Work", Balancing the Interests: The Evolution from Industrial Relations to Human Resources and Beyond.
Adler, Paul.,Riley, P..,Kwon, S..,Signer, J..,Lee, B..,Satrasala, R.. () "Performance Improvement Capability: Keys to Accelerating Improvement to Hospitals", California Management Review, 45, 12-33.
Adler, Paul. () "Corporate scandals: It's time for reflection in business schools", Academy of Management Executive, 16, 148-149.
Adler, Paul. () "Critical in the name of whom and what?", Organization, 9, 387”395.
Adler, Paul. () "Market, Hierarchy, and Trust: The Knowledge Economy and the Future of Capitalism", Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge.
Adler, Paul.,Kwon, Seok-Woo. () "Social capital: Prospects for a new concept", Academy of Management Review, 27, 17-40.
Adler, Paul. () "Market, Hierarchy, and Trust: The Knowledge Economy and the Future of Capitalism", Organization Science, 214-234.
Adler, Paul.,Kwon, S.. () "Social Capital: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", Knowledge and Social Capital: Foundations and Applications.
Adler, Paul.,Lawler, Edward. () "Who Needs MBAs in HR? USC's Strategic Human Resource Management MBA Concentration", Human Resource Management , 38, 125-130.
Adler, Paul. () "Building Better Bureaucracies", Academy of Management Executive, 13, 36-47.
Adler, Paul. () "Hybridization of Human Resource Management at two Toyota Transplants", Remade in America: Transplanting and transforming Japanese management systems.
Adler, Paul. () "Teams at NUMMI", Teamwork in the Automobile Industry.
Adler, Paul. () "The Emancipatory Significance of Taylorism", Readings in Organization Science.
Adler, Paul.,Goldoftas, B..,Levine, D.. () "Flexibility Versus Efficiency? A Case Study of Model Changeovers in the Toyota Production System", Organization Science, 10, 43-68.
Liker, J..,Fruin, M..,Adler, Paul. () "(Eds.), Remade in America: Transplanting and Transforming Japanese Management Systems", New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Liker, J..,Fruin, M..,Adler, Paul. () "Bringing Japanese Management Systems to the U.S.: Transplantation or Transformation? ", Remade in America: Transplanting and transforming Japanese management systems.
Adler, Paul.,Landsbergis, P.. () "Lean Production and Worker Health: A Discussion ", New Solutions, 8, 499-523.
Adler, Paul.,Goldoftas, B..,Levine, D.. () "Stability and Change at NUMMI", Between Imitation and Innovation: The Transfer and Hybridization of Productive Models in the International Automobile Industry.
Adler, Paul. () "Work Organization: From Taylorism to Teamwork", Perspectives on Work, June 1997, 61-65.
Adler, Paul.,Goldoftas, B..,Levine, D.. () "Ergonomics, Employee Involvement, and the Toyota Production System: A Case Study of NUMMI'S 1993 Model Introduction", Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 50, 416-437 (Reprinted in The Fordism of Ford and Modern Management, edited by Huw Beynon and Theo Nichols, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing).
Adler, Paul. () "Review of: Laurie Graham: On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu: The Japanese Model and the American Worker, and Terry L. Besser, Team Toyota: Transplanting the Toyota Culture to the Camry Plant in Kentucky", Contemporary Sociology, 26, 754-757.
Adler, Paul.,Kochan, T..,MacDuffie, J..,Pil, F..,Rubenstein, S.. () "United States: Variations on a Theme", After Lean Production: Evolving Employment Practices in the World Auto Industry.
Adler, Paul.,Mandelbaum, A..,Nguyen, V..,Schwerer, E.. () "Getting the Most out of Your Product Development Process", Harvard Business Review, 134-152.
Adler, Paul.,Borys, B.. () "Two Types of Bureaucracy: Enabling and Coercive", Administrative Science Quarterly, 41, 61-89.
Shenhar, A..,Adler, Paul. () "The Technological base of the Company", The Technological base of the Company.
Adler, Paul.,Borys, B.. () "A Portrait of the Relationship between Mechanization and Work in the U.S. Economy in 1980", International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing, , 5, 345-375.
Adler, Paul.,Mandelbaum, A..,Nguyen, V..,Schwerer, E.. () "From Project to Process Management: An Empirically-Based Framework for Analyzing Product Development Time", Management Science, 41, 458-484.
Adler, Paul.,Cole, R.. () "Designed for Learning : A Tale of Two Auto Plants", Enriching Production.
Adler, Paul.,Mandelbaum, A..,Nguyen, V..,Schwerer, E.. () "From Project to Process Management in Engineering: Managerial and Methodological Challenges", Management of Design.
Adler, Paul.,Mandelbaum, A..,Nguyen, V..,Schwerer, E.. () "From Project to Process Management: An Empirically-Based Framework for Analyzing Product Development Time", Management Science, 41, 458-484.
Levine, D..,Adler, Paul.,Goldoftas, B.. () "NUMMI: A Case Study", Reinventing the Workplace: How Business and Employees Can Both Win.
Adler, Paul. () "The Dynamic Relationship Between Tacit and Codified Knowledge: Comment on Nonaka", Technology Management and Corporate Strategies: A Tricontinental Perspective.
Adler, Paul. () "Democratic Taylorism: The Toyota Production System at NUMMI", Lean Work: Empowerment and Exploitation in the Global Auto Industry.
Pelled, L..,Adler, Paul. () "Antecedents to Intergroup Conflict in Multifunctional Product Development Teams: A Conceptual Model", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 41, 21-28.
Adler, Paul. () "Review of: C. Berggren: Alternatives to Lean Production: Work Organization in the Swedish Auto Industry", American Journal of Sociology, 99, 1366-68.
Adler, Paul. () "Workers' Responses to New Wave Manufacturing", New Wave Manufacturing Strategies: Organizational and Human Resource Management Dimensions.
Adler, Paul.,Cole, R.. () "Rejoinder to Berggren's critique", Sloan Management Review, 35, 45-49.
Adler, Paul.,Cole, R.. () "Designed for Learning: A Tale of Two Auto Plants", Sloan Management Review, 34, 85-94 (Reprinted in Ake Sandberg, ed., Enriching Production, Aldershot: Avebury, 1995, pp. 157-178.).
Adler, Paul.,Borys, B.. () "Materialism and Idealism in Organizational Theory", Organization Studies, 14, 657-679.
Adler, Paul. () "The Learning Bureaucracy: New United Motors Manufacturing, Inc.", Research in Organziational Behavior, vol.15.
Adler, Paul. () "Time-and-Motion Regained", Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb, 97-108 (reprinted in Robert Howard, ed., The Learning Imperative, pp. 255-276, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1993.).
Adler, Paul. () "(Ed.), Technology and the Future of Work", Oxford University Press.
Adler, Paul.,Winograd, T.. () "(Eds.), Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools", Oxford University Press.
Adler, Paul. () "Managing DFM: Learning to Coordinate Product and Process Design", Design for Manufacturability.
Adler, Paul.,Ferdows, K.. () "The Chief Technology Officer: A New Role for New Challenges ", Advances in Global High-Technology Management: Top Management and Executive Leadership in High Technology. vol. 2.
Adler, Paul.,McDonald, D..,MacDonald, F. () "Strategic Management for Technical Functions", Sloan Management Review, 33, 19-28.
Adler, Paul. () "Workers and Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Three Installations Compared", Journal of Organizational Behavior, 12, 447-460.
Adler, Paul. () "Workers' Assessments of Three Flexible Manufacturing Systems", International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing, 1, 33-54.
Adler, Paul.,Clark, K.. () "Behind the learning curve: The learning process", Management Science, 37, 267-281.
Adler, Paul. () "Capitalizing on New Manufacturing Technologies: Current Problems and Emergent Trends in US Industry, in National Academy of Engineering and the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education", People and Technology in the Workplace.
Adler, Paul.,Shenhar, A.. () "Adapting Your Technological Base: The Organizational Challenge", Sloan Management Review, 32, 25-37.
Adler, Paul. () "Marx, Machines and Skill", Technology and Culture, 31, 780-812.
Adler, Paul. () "Shared Learning ", Management Science, 36, 938-958.
Adler, Paul. () "Managing High-Tech Processes: The Challenge of CAD/CAM", Managing Complexity in High-Technology Organizations.
Adler, Paul.,Ferdows, K.. () "The Chief Technology Officer", California Management Review, 55-63.
Adler, Paul. () "The Skill Requirements of CAD/CAM", International Journal of Technology Management, 5, 201-216.
Adler, Paul.,Ferdows, K.. () "The Role of the Chief Technology Officer", International Conference on Strategic Leadership in High Technology Organizations, University of Colorado at Boulder .
Adler, Paul.,Riggs, H..,Wheelwright, S.. () "Product Development Know-How: Trading Tactics for Strategy", Sloan Management Review, 7-17.
Adler, Paul. () "When Knowledge is the Critical Resource, Knowledge Management is the Critical Task.", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management , 36, 87-95.
Adler, Paul.,Borys, B.. () "Automation and Skill: Three Generations of Research on the Machine-Tool Case", Politics and Society, 17, 377-412.
Adler, Paul. () "CAD/CAM: Managerial Challenges and Research Issues", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 36, 202-215.
Adler, Paul. () "Contributing author: Challenges and Opportunities for Manufacturing Engineers", SME Technology Report, Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Adler, Paul.,Borys, B.. () "Socio-dets and Techno-dets: Determinants of Diffusion and Implementation Patterns of Automated Machine Tools", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management , 6, 161-185.
Adler, Paul. () "Technology Strategy: A Guide to the Literatures ", Research on Technological Innovation, Management, and Policy (vol. 4).
Adler, Paul.,Borys, B.. () "Automation and Work (in French)", Revue Formation-Emploi, 5-25.
Adler, Paul.,Borys, B. () "The Forest and the Trees: A Response to the Comments by Alain d'Iribarne (in French)", Revue Formation-Emploi, 30-31.
Adler, Paul. () "Managing Flexible Automation", California Management Review, 34-56.
Adler, Paul. () "Automation Skill and the Future of Capitalism", Berkeley Journal of Sociology , 33, 1-36.
Adler, Paul. () "A Plant Productivity Measure for High-Tech Manufacturing", Interfaces, 17, 75-85.
Adler, Paul. () "Review of: P. Whalley: The Social Production of Technical Work and R. Sussman, Mechanics of the Middle Class", American Journal of Sociology, 93, 499-501.
Adler, Paul.,Helleloid, D.. () "Effective Implementation of Integrated CAD/CAM: A Model", IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, 34, 101-108.
Adler, Paul. () "Review of: P. Blackburn, R. Coombs, K. Green: Technology, Economic Growth and the Labor Process.", Journal of Economic Literature, 158-59.
Adler, Paul. () "Automation and Skill: New Directions ", International Journal of Technology Management, 2, 761-772.
Adler, Paul. () "Contributing author: Management of Technology: The Hidden Competitive Advantage.".
Adler, Paul. () "Skill Formation in U.S. Accounting Firms", Office: Technology and People, 3, 3-16.
Adler, Paul. () "New Technologies, New Skills", California Management Review, 9-28.
Adler, Paul. () "Rethinking the Skill Requirements of New Technologies", High Hopes for High Tech.
Adler, Paul. () "Review of: L. Hirschhorn: Beyond Mechanization", Academy of Management Review, 222-226.
Adler, Paul.,Bowers, N.. () "History vs. Segmentation: On Recent Labor Market Research (in Italian)", Metamorfosi, 1, 235-264.
Adler, Paul. () "Thirty Years of Automation and Operating Costs in French Banking ( in French)", Revue Economique, 987-1020.
Adler, Paul. () "The Productivity Puzzle': Numbers Alone Won't Solve It", Monthly Labor Review, 15-21.