Richard M. Locke is professor of management and deputy dean at the Sloan School of Management and professor and head of the political science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Locke's current research is focused on two projects: one studying the patterns of entreprenuership and economic development in southern Italy and northwest Brazil and one analyzing globalization and labor standards in the athletic footwear and sportswear industries.
His books include Remaking the Italian Economy ; and with Thomas Kochan and Michael Piore, Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy. Locke was named a 2005 Faculty Pioneer in Academic Leadership by The Aspen Institute.
Locke received his doctorate in political science from MIT, his master's degree in education from the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degree from Wesylyan University.
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