About Pamela S Tolbert

Overview

Professor Tolbert is the Lois S. Gray Professor of ILR and Social Sciences, and professor of the Department of Organizational Behavior. She came to the ILR School after receiving her Ph.D in sociology from UCLA. She is broadly interested in processes of organizational change, culture and entrepreneurship, and organizational practices and social inequality.

Research Statement

Her current research includes work on cross-cultural differences in entrepreneurial attitudes, growth strategies of art museums, and the impact of relative spousal earnings on career and family satisfaction. She has served on the editorial boards of a variety of organization and sociological journals, as the book review editor for Administrative Science Quarterly, and as a senior editor for Management Science; Academy of Management Review, Organization Science and Administrative Science Quarterly. She has also been a guest editor for a special issue of Organization Studies on careers, and an issue of the ILR Review on diversity management practices.

Positions

2010 Present Lois S. Gray Professor of ILR and Social Sciences, Cornell University ILR School
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1983 Faculty Member, Cornell University ILR School ‐ Department of Organizational Behavior
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Research Interests

Affirmative action, Change and development, Complex organizations, Discrimination, Diversity and inclusion, Education (organizations and systems), Entrepreneurial firms, Equal employment opportunity, Gender and families, Human resources, Inclusive organizations, Innovation, Institutional structure and politics, Occupational segregation, Occupations and professions, Organizations, Strategic tactics, Technology and work, Temporary and contract workers, Wage differentials and inequality, Women in the workplace, Work and families, and Workplace democracy

Education

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1983 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Sociology
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1979 M.A., University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Sociology
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1975 B.A., University of Tulsa
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Contact Information

Ives Hall, Room 392
607-255-9527
(f) 607-255-2261

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