Thomas G. Cummings

Director, Leadership Institute

Professor and Chair of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business


  • self-managing work teams
  • improving productivity
  • employee involvement programs
  • organizational change
  • organizational learning
  • organizational design
  • team development and human resource management
  • strategic change management

Additional Information

      Editor of Systems Theory for Organization Development (1980)


      Co-author of Management of Work: A Socio-technical Systems Approach (1977); Improving Productivity and the Quality of Work Life (1977); Job Satisfaction and Productivity (1977); Industrial Relations: A Multidimensional View (1985); Self-Designing Organizations (1989); and Organization Development and Change, 6th ed. (1997)


      Co-editor of Producing Knowledge for Theory and Practice (1985); Industrial Relations: Reports from the Firing Line (1988); Large- Scale Organizational Change (1989); Service Management Effectiveness (1990); and Cases in Organization Development (1991)


    A consultant to productivity programs

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