Paul Osterman is the Nanyang Technological University Professor of Human Resources and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management as well as a member of MIT’s Department of Urban Planning. Osterman’s research concerns changes in work organization within companies, career patterns and processes within firms, economic development, urban poverty, and public policy surrounding skills training and employment programs. He has consulted widely for government agencies, foundations, community groups, firms, and public interest organizations.
BA in History from Oberlin College
PhD in Economics/Urban Studies and Planning from MIT
He is the co-author (with the late Beth Shulman) of Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011) and The Truth About Middle Managers: Who They Are, How They Work, How They Matter (Harvard Business School Press, 2009). He has also written numerous academic journal articles and policy issue papers on such topics as labour market policy, the organization of work within firms, careers, job training programs, economic development, and anti-poverty programs.