Prof. Emeritus George Strauss

Industrial relations pioneer

Professor Emeritus George Strauss

George Strauss, 97, an icon in the field of industrial relations who helped establish Haas as an organizational theory powerhouse starting in the 1960s, passed away in Berkeley, Calif., on Nov. 28, 2020.

Strauss served as a professor at Haas from 1962 to 1991. He was a top scholar of organizational behavior, unions, workplace participation, and comparative industrial relations who introduced a focus on human problems to the study of management. A prolific researcher, he wrote 13 books and more than 150 journal articles. He also served as director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (then known as the Institute for Industrial Relations) from 1983 to 1987, and for more than 50 years, he was dedicated to strengthening Berkeley. Read a full obituary.


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Lois McManus, BS 49
Anna Miwa, BS 49
Victor Schmidt, BS 49
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Doris Broughton, BS 51
Bruce Hanger, BS 51
Paul Ichiuji, BS 52
Harry Kunimune, BS 52
Jesse Levy, BS 53
Martin Sosnick, BS 53
Jack Stednitz, BS 53, MBA 56
Richard Righter, BS 55, MBA 56
Frederick Flowers, BS 56
William Loveless, BS 56
Donald Jordan, BS 57
Stephen Schadlich, BS 58
John Hardebeck, BS 59
Takenori Iijima, MBA 59
Burch Fitzpatrick, BS 61
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Shelly Weinstein, MBA 65
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