BA (Rajasthan); MA, PhD, Economics (Queen's)
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Research/Teaching: unionism, collective bargaining and workplace change in North America, as well as the response of the auto industry to the North American Free Trade Agreement, changing Canadian union strategies and organization structures in response to economic and demographic pressures focusing on innovation and change in Canadian labour organizations.
Pradeep Kumar is Professor Emeritus of industrial relations. He has been associated with Queen’s for over 40 years in various capacities, as a graduate student, researcher, Professor, acting director and Associate Director of the School of Industrial Relations and the Industrial Relations Centre, and Director of the MIR program.
He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in labour relations and labor economics, has been a member of various research networks and served as an advisor to both public and private organizations. He is the author of numerous monographs, chapter in books and articles in prominent journals on a variety of issues relating to labour relations, human resource management, labor market policies and the auto industry. Among his recent publications include Paths To Union Renewal: Canadian Experiences (edited with Christopher Schenk), published by Broadview Press in 2006 (now a part of University of Toronto Press) and Whither Unionism: Current State and Future Prospects of Union Renewal in Canada, Discussion Paper # 2008-04. Kingston, ON: IRC, Queen’s University.