Richard E. Wokutch

R. B. Pamplin Professor
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2017 Pamplin (0233)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Richard E. Wokutch (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is Pamplin Professor in the Department of Management at Virginia Tech.  He has held visiting faculty positions at Shanghai Finance University, Korea University, Keio University, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, and the University of Delaware.  He was also the recipient of Fulbright research fellowships to Germany and to Japan.  Dr. Wokutch teaches and does research in the social issues in management/business ethics areas with particular emphasis on international issues.  He is the author of Cooperation and Conflict in Worker Safety and Health: A Multination Study of the Automotive Industry (Praeger, 1990) and Worker Protection, Japanese Style: Occupational Safety and Health in the Auto Industry, (Cornell University's ILR Press, 1992) and he was a contributing editor of Rising Above Sweatshops: Innovative Approaches to Global Labor Challenges, (Greenwood Press, 2003).  In addition he has published articles in outlets such as The California Management ReviewJournal of Accounting and Public PolicyJournal of Public Policy and Marketing, the Monthly Labor Review, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Academy of Management Executive, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy.   He has led 15 study abroad programs to Japan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, New Zealand, France, and most recently to Cuba.  He has received the Pamplin College of Business Awards for Excellence in International Programs and for Doctoral Education.   He has also received Virginia Tech’s Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research and the Social Issues in Management Division’s Sumner Marcus Award.   He is a past Program Chair and Division Chair of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management and he served as Head of the Department of Management at Virginia Tech from 2003-2008.