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 serves on the editorial boards of Business Ethics Quarterly (where he was editor-in-chief 2016-2021), Work and Occupations, and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. He is a past president and fellow of the International Association for Conflict Management and sits on its Advisory Board. He is a past chair of the Academy of Management’s Conflict Management Division.
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 ninth edition, are the most widely used books on the subject in colleges and universities worldwide and have been translated into several languages.
Professor Barry teaches Ethics in Business, Negotiation, and a course on argument and public policy.
On A Personal Note...
Professor Barry is a contributing writer of commentary on politics and public policy for Tennessee Lookout, a nonprofit news site based in Nashville. He is a member of the board of directors and past president of the ACLU of Tennessee, and is also on the board of Walk Bike Nashville.
Professor Barry's current and recent research explores the social context of ethical decision making, the effects of incentives on unethical behavior, and communication attributes of organizational relationships.
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