Bruce Barry

Bruce Barry

Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management Professor of Sociology

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Social issues in management, including ethics, public policy, and workplace rights. And the psychology of interpersonal and group behavior in organizations, including power, influence, negotiation, conflict and justice.

Subject Areas

Ethics & Social Responsibility, Organization Studies

Biography

Biography

An authority on negotiation, ethics, and workplace rights, Bruce Barry’s multidisciplinary approach to research and teaching brings together insights from psychology, sociology, management, philosophy, and public policy.

Expertise

Professor Barry’s expertise lie in two areas: (1) social issues in management, including ethics, public policy, and workplace rights; and (2) the psychology of interpersonal and group behavior in organizations, including power, influence, negotiation, conflict and justice.

Leadership

Professor Barry is editor in chief of Business Ethics Quarterly and also servies on the editorial boards of Work and Occupations and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. He is a past president of the International Association for Conflict Management, and sits on its Advisory Board. He is a current member of the board of directors of the Society for Business Ethics, and is a past chair of the Academy of Management’s Conflict Management Division.

Publications

Professor Barry’s research has been widely published in numerous academic journals and volumes. His books include Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace (Barrett-Koehler). His co-authored books on negotiation (McGraw-Hill), in their seventh edition, are the most widely used books on the subject in colleges and universities worldwide and have been translated into several languages.

Teaching

Professor Barry teaches Ethics in Business, Negotiation, and a course on argument and public policy.

On A Personal Note...

Professor Barry is a member of the national board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is a longtime contributing writer and blogger on politics and public policy for the Nashville Scene, a weekly alternative newspaper in Nashville.

Research Interests

Professor Barry's current and recent research explores the social context of ethical decision making, the intersection of ethics and emotion, and deception and entitlement in negotiation. He is also exploring the role of political ideology in the exercise of corporate influence on public policy.

Education

Ph.D., Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991

M.A., Department of Speech Communication, University of Virginia, 1981

B.A., Foreign Affairs and Speech Communication, University of Virginia, 1980