James Lincoln


James R. Lincoln is the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Business Administration and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the UCB Department of Sociology, the Center for Japanese Studies at UCB, and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. He is a former Director (1997-2002) and Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (formerly the Institute of Industrial Relations). He was formerly on the faculties of the University of Southern California, Indiana University, and the University of Arizona. His primary research and teaching interests include Japanese business and labor, organizational theory, and network analysis. He is the author (with Michael Gerlach) of Japan's Network Economy: Structure, Persistence, and Change (Cambridge University Press, 2004), and (with Arne Kalleberg) Culture, Control, and Commitment: A Study of Work Organizations and Work Attitudes in the U. S. and Japan (Cambridge University Press, 1990). He has also published numerous articles on Japanese business and labor topics. He has been a visiting scholar at Hitotsubashi (1989-90; 2001), Doshisha (1993-94; 2002-03), and Ritsumeikan (Summer, 1996) Universities in Japan.


James R. Lincoln and Michael L. Gerlach: Japan's Network Economy: Structure, Persistence, and Change. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

2006 Co-winner of the American Sociological Association's Viviana Selizer Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Economic Sociology.

Paul Ong and James R. Lincoln (editors): The State of California Labor. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Institute of Industrial Relations, 2001.

James R. Lincoln and Arne L. Kalleberg: Culture, Control, and Commitment: A Study of Work Organization and Work Attitudes in the U.S. and Japan. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Republished with a new prologue by Percheron Press, 2002.

David Levine, James R. Lincoln, and Tsuyoshi Tsuru (editors): Japanese Industrial Relations in the New Milennium (Special Issue of Industrial Relations). Papers from the IRLE-Hitotsubashi Conference on "The Coming of the Information-Intensive Century and Innovation in the Organization of the Firm: Comparing Human Resources, Management, and Policy Responses in the U. S. and Japan." 12/17-20, 1998. Honolulu.

Articles, chapters, notes:

James R. Lincoln: "Interfirm networks and the management of technology and innovation in Japan." Forthcoming in D. Hugh Whittaker, Robert E. Cole, and Philippe Byosiere (eds): Perspectives on Technology Management in Japan. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

James R. Lincoln and Didier Guillot: "A Durkheimian view of organizational culture." In Marek Korczynski and Randy Hodson (editors): Social Theory at Work. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Didier Guillot and James R. Lincoln: "Dyad and network: models of manufacturer-supplier collaboration in the Japanese TV manufacturing industry." Pp. 159-185 in Alan Bird and Thomas Roehl (eds.): Advances in International Management: Special Issue on Changing Japan. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 2005.