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Edward E. Lawler III

Director of Center for Effective Organizations and Distinguished Professor of Business Research Areas Lawler has been honored as a major contributor to theory, research, and practice in the fields of human resources management, compensation, organizational development, and organizational effectiveness.

He has worked with many of the Fortune 500 firms as well as a number of government and non-profit organizations and is the author of over 300 articles and 35 books. His articles have appeared in leading academic journals as well as Fortune, Harvard Business Review and leading newspapers.

His most recent books include From The Ground Up (Jossey-Bass, 1996), Rewarding Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2000), Corporate Boards: New Strategies for Adding Value at the Top (Jossey-Bass, 2001), Organizing for High Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2001), Treat People Right (Jossey-Bass, 2003),Creating a Strategic Human Resources Organization (Stanford Press, 2003),  and Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing (Jossey-Bass, 2004).

Ed  is the recipient of the highest research awards given by the University of Southern California, The Human Resource Planning Society, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, the American Society for Training and Development, and World at Work.

Lawler has a BA from Brown University and a PhD from University of California, Berkeley.