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.
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.
Professor Barry is editor in chief of Business Ethics Quarterly and also serves serves 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.
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 eighth edition, are
the most widely used books on the subject in colleges and universities
worldwide and have been translated into several languages.
Barry teaches Ethics in Business, Negotiation, and a course on argument and
On A Personal Note...
Barry is a member of the national board of directors of the American Civil
Liberties Union. He is a contributing writer of commentary on politics
and public policy for the Tennessee Lookout, a nonprofit news site based in Nashville.
Professor Barry's current and recent research explores the social context of ethical decision making, the effects of incentives on unethical behavior, and deception and
entitlement in negotiation. He is also exploring the role of political ideology
in the exercise of corporate influence on public policy.
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