Michael J. Piore

American economist and political scientist

1940   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University
occupation: economist
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, honorary doctorate at the Laval University

Michael Joseph Piore (born August 14, 1940) is an American economist and professor of economics and political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research centers on labor economics, immigration, and innovation. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1984.Piore attended Harvard University and received a B.A. in Economics in 1962 and Ph.D. in 1966. He has been a faculty member at MIT since 1966 and has previously served as a consultant to the Department of Labor between 1968 and 1970 and labor consultant to the government of Puerto Rico between 1970 and 1972. Piore is best known for the development of the concept of the internal labor market and the dual labour market hypothesis and, more recently, for work on the transition from mass production to flexible specialization. He has worked on a number of labor market and industrial relations problems, including low income labor markets, the impact of technological change upon work, migration, labor market segmentation and the relationship between the labor market, business strategy and industrial organization. Piore is a member of the Executive Board of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association (1990–1995), and a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Labour Studies of the International Labour Organization (1990–1996). In addition to the ILO, Piore has worked with many other international organizations, foreign governments, U.S. government agencies, state governments, and nonprofit organizations including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the AFL-CIO, and the Social Science Research Council. He holds a Docteur HONORIS CAUSA from Lille University of Science and Technology.
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The Second Industrial Divide

study on requalification from work and return of the economy to society

author: Michael J. Piore, Charles Sabel


Das Ende der Massenproduktion

study on requalification from work and return of the economy to society

author: Michael J. Piore, Charles Sabel


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