Paul Adler is Professor of Management & Organization at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. At the Academy of Management, he has served as chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division, co-founded the Critical Management Studies Interest Group, and participated in numerous junior faculty and doctoral consortia for several Divisions.
He began his education in Australia and moved to France in 1974. He received his doctorate in economics and management there while working as a Research Economist for the French government. He came to the USA in 1981, and before arriving at USC in 1991, he was affiliated with the Brookings Institution, Barnard College at Columbia University, the Harvard Business School, and Stanford's School of Engineering.
His research and teaching focus on organization theory and design, strategic management, and human resource management in R&D, engineering, software, healthcare, and manufacturing operations. He has published widely in academic and managerial journals both in the U.S. and overseas, and has (co-)edited several volumes: Technology and the Future of Work (1992), Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools (1992), Remade in America: Transplanting and Transforming Japanese Management Systems (1999), The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy (2006), and Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies (forthcoming).