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 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 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 eighth 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 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, communication attributes of organizational relationships, and resilience in teams.
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