Paul Osterman is Deputy Dean at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He is also the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management as well as a member of the Department of Urban Planning.
His 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.
Professor Osterman has been a senior administrator of job training programs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has consulted widely to government agencies, foundations, community groups, firms, and public interest organizations.
His most recent book is Gathering Power: The Future of Progressive Politics in America (Beacon Press, 2003). Other recent books include Securing Prosperity: The American Labor Market: How It Has Changed and What to Do About It (Princeton University Press, 1999) and Working In America: A Blueprint for the New Labor Market (MIT Press, 2001).