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Sanford M. Jacoby

m_jacoby_img01Sanford M. Jacoby
Howard Noble Professor of Management, Public Policy & History,
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Research Topics

The Political Economy of Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation in Japan

Education and Academic Employment

1973 A.B., Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1981 Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
1975-76 Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
1976-80 Research Assistant, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley
1989-90 Visiting Scholar, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
2005-08 Vice Chairman, Department of Management, UCLA
2007 Harmsworth Visiting Professor, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
2008 Visiting Scholar, London School of Economics & Political Science

Research Fields of Interest

  • Economics
  • Economic History
  • Economic Sociology

Selected Publications

Recent Books

  1. Jacoby, S.M., “Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the 20th Century ”(revised and expanded edition of 1985 book), Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 315 pp., 2004. Japanese translation, Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press, 2005.
  2. “Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism since the New Deal” Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. Japanese translation, Hokkaido University Press, 1998.
  3. Jacoby, S.M., “The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States”, Princeton University Press, 216 pp., 2005.
    Japanese translation published as “Nihon no jinjibu, Amerika no jinjibu”, with preface for Japanese readers, Tokyo: Toyo Keizai Press, 345 pp., 2005. (Ranked by ‘Nikkei Shinbun’ as #3 book in economics and management published in Japan in 2005.) Chinese translation, forthcoming.

Recent Journal Articles

  1. Jacoby, S.M. and Finkin, M.W., “Labor Mobility in a Federal System: The United States in Comparative Perspective,”
    The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 20, 3, 313-337, Autumn 2004.
  2. Jacoby, S.M., Nason, E.M. and Saguchi, K., “The Role of the Senior HR Executive in Japan and the United States: Employment Relations, Corporate Governance, and Values,” Industrial Relations, 44, 2, 207-241, April 2005.
  3. Jacoby, S.M., “Corporate Governance and Society,” Challenge, 48, 4, 69-87, July-August 2005.
  4. Jacoby, S.M., “Business and Society in Japan and the United States,” British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43, 4, 617-634, December 2005.
  5. Jacoby, S.M., Nason, E., and Saguchi, K., “Corporate Organization in Japan and the United States: Is There Evidence of Convergence?”, Social Science Japan Journal, 8, 1, 43-67, 2005.
  6. Jacoby, S.M., “Economic Ideas and the Labor Market: Origins of the Anglo-American Model and Prospects for Global Diffusion,”Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, 25, 1, 43-78, Fall 2003 [published in 2005].
  7. Jacoby, S.M., “Convergence by Design: The Case of Calpers in Japan,” American Journal of Comparative Law (Spring 2007).
  8. Jacoby, S.M., “Institutional Change in Japan and the United States,” New Political Economy 12, 2, June 2007.
  9. Jacoby, S.M. “Finance and Labor: Perspectives on Risk, Inequality and Democracy,” working paper, 2009.


1974 Joseph Warner Yardley Prize for Best Honors Thesis, University of Pennsylvania
1982 Columbia University Prize in American Economic History in Honor of Allan Nevins, awarded by the Economic History Association to the year’s outstanding dissertation in the field of American economic history.
1983 Buchanan Memorial Award, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, for best dissertation of preceding two years
1986 George R. Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management, presented annually to the outstanding book that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of management
1987-88 Member, Honorary Committee for the U.S. Department of Labor’s 75th Anniversary Year
1990 Book selected by the Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University, as one of the “Outstanding Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics for the decade 1980-1989”
1998 Book selected by Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University, as one of the “Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics of 1997”
1998 Finalist for George R. Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management
1998 Book selected by Choice magazine as “Outstanding Academic Book”
1998 1998 Philip Taft Prize in Labor History for Modern Manors
1999 Elected to National Academy of Social Insurance
1999 Kenneth M. Piper Memorial Lecture, Chicago-Kent Law School, Illinois Institute of Technology
2002-05 Elected to Executive Board, Industrial Relations Research Association
2004- Omron Fellow, Institute for Technology and Enterprise Competitiveness, Doshisha University, Kyoto
2004 Citation of Excellence, Emerald Management Reviews’ Independent Review Board, as author of one of the top fifty management articles of 2003 for the paper, “The Effect of Employer Networks on Workplace Innovation and Training,” with C. Erickson
2008 Who’s Who in the United States

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