Peter Berg is professor of employment relations at the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University.
His research interests include work-life flexibility policies and practices, high performance work systems, and international comparisons of flexible work arrangements. Dr. Berg has conducted research focusing on employees in a variety of industries, including the steel, apparel, medical electronics, hospital, and other manufacturing and service industries. He has served as an executive board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association USA and authored numerous publications in a variety of academic journals.
In 2006, Dr. Berg received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to the University of Sydney to study work-life flexibility in Australian organizations. He has presented his research throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2011, he received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the effects of employment conditions on extending one's working life beyond normal retirement. In addition, he continues to conduct research examining the role of labor unions in shaping organizational work-life flexibility policies and practices in the U.S. and Australia and is currently coordinating a special issue of ILR Review on international comparisons of working time.