Paul Osterman is the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. He is also a member of MIT's urban planning department.
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.
His most recent book is The Truth About Middle Managers: Who They Are, How They Work, How They Matter. He is the editor of two books, Internal Labor Markets and Broken Ladders: Managerial Careers in the New Economy.
Osterman has received research grants from the Ford, Russell Sage, Annie E. Casey and Sloan foundations.
Osterman received his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College.He then earned a joint doctoral degree, in economics and urban studies and planning from MIT.
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