Faculty Interest Inventory
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Sun, 2010-06-13 02:05 — adamsj
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
James D. Adams is Professor of Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. In addition, he is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Rensselaer he was Professor of Economics at the University of Florida. He has also held visiting appointments at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago. He recently served on the Telecommunications R&D Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC and currently advises the Advanced Technology Program of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology on issues of data quality and policy evaluation. He received a BA in economics from the University of New Mexico in 1967 and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1976.
Dr. Adams has published numerous articles on the economics of technical change, with emphasis on the causes and consequences of industrial and academic research and development, as well as articles in the fields of labor and public economics. His current research focuses on the limits of the firm in research and development, the measurement of scientific influence, the identification of alternative channels of knowledge externalities in the economy, the structure and meaning of scientific teams and collaborations, the speed of diffusion of scientific research, and the determinants of research and teaching productivity in academia.
growth and technical Change
Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1976 MA, University of Chicago, 1969 BA (Magna Cum Laude), University of New Mexico, 1967
“The Growing Allocative Inefficiency of the U.S. Higher Education Sector,” (With J. Roger Clemmons), forthcoming.
“Learning, Internal Research, and Spillovers,” The Economics of Innovation and New Technology 15 (January 2006): 5-36.
Sun, 2010-06-13 02:05 — albrib
Professor of Practice, Hartford
Lally School of Management and Technology
Lally School of Management and Technology
Dr. Albright teaches Designing and Staffing Organizations, Leadership and Organizational Development and Strategy, Technology and Competitive Advantage to MBA and Executive Masters Program participants. Bob received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Business in 1994. He has been the recipient of Sloan Foundation Grants, and received fellowships at Yale University and the Defense Equal Opportunity and Management Institute. The American Council of Education (ACE) named Bob a “Fellow” for the 1999 – 2000 school year.
Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Albright served as the Associate Dean of Academics at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, as well as Chair of the Academy’s Leadership and Management Department. In addition to teaching at the Coast Guard Academy and Rensselaer, he has taught in Weekend MBA programs in Poland and Slovakia. His areas of expertise include Strategy, Strategic Business Planning, Leadership Development, Survey Research and Conflict Resolution. Dr. Albright has published in a wide array of scholarly journals on such topics as conflict resolution, strategic labor relations and organizational change. His recent book “A Complete Guide to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace” was published by the American Management Association Press (AMACOM). Among other high profile engagements, Connecticut Governor M. Jody Rell appointed Dr. Albright as a special mediator for a conflict involving the New London, Conn. area. Dr. Albright actively consults with a diverse array of public and private sector corporations in the Leadership Development and Strategic Planning arenas. He also serves as a qualified Arbitrator for the State of Pennsylvania Panel of Arbitrators and as an arbitrator for the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.
B.S., Management, U. S. Coast Guard Academy; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Business
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