Stephen Hills

Professor Emeritus, Management and Human Resources
Faculty in Other Area

Professor Hills' research and teaching have taken him to Europe, Russia, China, Japan, southern Africa and most of Latin America. He completed a comparative study of labor markets in South Africa, Mexico and Poland for the book Labour Relations in South Africa and is co-author of Cases in International Business: A Focus on Emerging Markets. He is author of the book Employment Relations and the Social Sciences, a synthesis of the variety of ways that social scientists have contributed to labor relations theory. He has had a long-standing interest in China, publishing (with B. Fleisher) "Education and Regional Economic Development in China: The case of Shanghai," (Comparative Economic Studies).

He initiated and has taught regularly an import/export course for honors undergraduates in conjunction with the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Each year he accompanies MBA students on a field study to a different "emerging market." Students visit companies and write cases based on their experience. He is past president of the International Division of the Industrial Relations Research Association and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer to Venezuela (1965-57) and coordinator for the Fisher College Peace Corps MBA program.

Areas of Expertise
  • Role of monetary policy on part-time employment levels in Eu
  • Labor markets in Mexico, South Africa, Poland and China
  • International markets
  • Ph.D., Industrial Relations - Wisconsin, 1975
  • M.A., Economics - Wisconsin, 1969
  • B.A. Economics - College of Wooster, 1965