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Peter Norlander

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 602

Phone: 312.915.6615

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About

Associate Professor of Management Peter Norlander, Ph.D. is director of the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations program at Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business.  His research examines the balance of power in employment relationships, employment discrimination, gig work, and globalization.  He teaches courses on managing and motivating in the workplace, employment relations, negotiation and conflict management, and global and comparative employment relations. 

Prior experience 

  • Postdoctoral scholar and instructor, Research Design and Applications for Data Analysis, Online Masters of Information and Data Science program, University of California, Berkeley School of Information 2014-2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Negotiations, Human Resources Management, Social Network Analysis, Leadership Foundations, Interpersonal, Group and Cultural Dynamics at Work, MBA, Part-Time MBA, Global Executive Latin America and Asia MBA programs, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2009-2014.

Degrees

  • PhD Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA 2014
  • BS Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Ithaca, NY 2005

Research Interests

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Labor and Employee Relations Association
  • Academy of Management

Courses Taught

Employment Relations

  • Explores contemporary issues workers, HR, and labor are facing in the 21st Century
  • Topics include: Collective bargaining, negotiations and labor law, theories of efficiency, justice, power, wage-setting, inequality, and individual and collective action that improve working conditions 

Conflict Management and Negotiations 

  • Experiential and simulation based, this class teaches dispute resolution tactics and strategies through the interplay between on-the-ground experience and academic theory

Global and Comparative Employment Relations

  • Course covers regional and international variation in employment relations practices and opportunities to learn from and implement. 
  • Emphasizes comparison of work and employment practices between different cultures, institutional arrangements, and systematic international variation. 

Managing and Motivating in the Workplace 

  • Course covers structure and function of human behavior in organizations. Students will be introduced to the principles of theory of perception, motivation, decision-making, job and organizational design as they relate to organizational realities such as power, politics and change.
  • Develops an understanding of both individual and group behavior in organizational settings, emphasizing ethics, technology, globalization and diversity.

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Norlander, P. (2021).  Do guest worker programs give firms too much power?  IZA World of Labor. https://wol.iza.org/articles/do-guest-worker-programs-give-firms-too-much-power

Norlander, P., Jukic, N., Varma, A., & Nestorov, S. (2021).  The Effects of technological supervision on gig workers:  organizational control and motivation of Uber, taxi, and limousine drivers.  The International Journal of Human Management, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2020.1867614.  Accepted Manuscript:  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3756543 

Norlander, P., Ho, G.C., Shih, M., Walters, D.J. & Pittinsky, T.L. (2020). The Role of Psychological Stigmatization in Unemployment Discrimination, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, DOI:10.1080/01973533.2019.1689363

Gibbons, E., Greenman, A., Norlander, P., and Sorensen, T. (2019). Monopsony Power and Guest Worker Programs. Antitrust Bulletin, 64: 540-565. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0003603X19875040. (Working Paper VersionEquitable Growth Write-Up).

Norlander, P, Varma, A. (2019). H-1B and L-1 visa-sponsored guest workers in the USA: An analysis of the strategic impact of Indian and other firms. Thunderbird Int. Bus. Rev. 2019; 61: 565– 579.https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.22044

Norlander, P. Ho, G.C., Shih, M., Walters, D.J. & Pittinsky, T.L. (2019). The Role of Psychological Stigmatization in Unemployment Discrimination, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, DOI:10.1080/01973533.2019.1689363

Norlander, P., & Sørensen, T. A. (2018). 21st Century Slowdown: The Historic Nature of Recent Declines in the Growth of the Immigrant Population in the United States. Migration Letters; Vol. 15, Iss. 3: 409-422. (Working Paper Version)

Depew, B., Norlander, P., Sorensen, T. Inter-Firm Mobility and Return Migration Patterns of Skilled Guest Workers. Journal of Population Economics. (Working Paper Version)

Norlander, P., Erickson, C., Kuruvilla, S., & Kannan-Narasimhan, R. (2015)India’s Outsourcing Industry and the Offshoring of Skilled Services Work: A Review Essay. E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 4(1). 

Under Review

Norlander, P. and DeVaro, J. "Labor Law Violations, Economic Conditions, and Labor-Market Power: The case of Wage Theft Against H-1B Workers." Under review at Journal of Law and Economics. http://ssrn.com/abstract=3858061

Norlander, P., Does, S., Shih, M.  "Deprivation at work: The Racial Gap Between White and Non-White Americans' Quality of Work Life." Working paper.

Shih, M., Does, S., Norlander, P. The Absence of Positive Experiences: Examining Disparities at Work. (submitted)

Harris, D. A., Norlander, P. Fifteen Years Later: The Pipeline to the Top at Best Practice and Matched Comparison Firms. (submitted)

Other Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapters

Norlander, P. (2019). The Growing Divergence in US Employee Relations: Individualism, Democracy, and Conflict. In International ComparativeEmployee Relations, Eds. Pietro Manzella and Karl Koch. Edward Elgar. London, UK. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788973229.00018. (Working Paper Version).

Varma, A., Budhwar, P., Dasgupta, B. Norlander, P. (2019). Living in India: Western and Indian Thinking. In Doing Business in India. Budhwar, P., and Varma, A. (eds.). Routledge: London.

Varma, A., Budhwar, P., Norlander, P. Performance Management in Asia. Handbook of HRM in Asia. Routledge.

Varma, A., Budhwar, P., Norlander, P. Performance Management and Motivation. Sage.

Varma, A., Budhwar, P., Norlander, P. (2017). HRM and performance in Asia. Routledge Handbook of HRM in Asia (pp. 19). Routledge.

Varma, A., Budhwar, P., Norlander, P. (2017). Performance Management and motivation (278-301). Human resource management: Strategic and International Perspectives (Second Edition ed., pp. 278-301). Sage.  

Varma, A., Budhwar, P., Norlander, P. Performance Management in Asia. Handbook of HRM in Asia. Routledge.  

Varma, A., Budhwar, P., Norlander, P. Performance Management and Motivation. Sage.

Book Review 

Norlander, P. (2017). The Co-Operative Firm Keywords, edited by Andrea Bernardi and Salvatore Monni. A Review. The Co-Operative Firm Keywords, edited by Andrea Bernardi and Salvatore Monnihttp://ejcls.adapt.it/index.php/ejcls_adapt/article/viewFile/437/652