College Of Technology Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Carol Haddad

Master of Science in Technology Studies


School of Technology and Professional Services Management
(734) 487-1161
122 Sill Hall
College of Technology
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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Degrees :

1) Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Scholarly/Creative Interest :

• Technology & Innovation Management
• Women and Technology
• Sustainable/Green Technology
• Technology, Society and Culture
• Training Program Design
• Online Learning

Courses Taught :

COT 700 - Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of Technology
STS 420/521 & WGST 420/521 - Women and Technology (World Wide Web course) COT 715/COT 615 - Implementing and Managing Technological Change (hybrid course)
TS 505 - Introduction to Technology and Society Studies (World Wide Web and campus sections)
TS 508 - Contemporary Issues in Technology (Green Technology Innovation)
TM 212 - The Management of Technological Change.
TM 314 - Socio-Technical Systems Approaches to Process Improvement (World Wide Web and campus sections offered).
TM 555 - Technology and Organizations.
TM 560 - Technology and Labor Relations.
TM 565 - Technology and Training
EDLD 518 - Multimedia Technology for School Administrators
MGMT 625 - Management in Unionized Settings
STS 150 - Understanding Technology

Selected Publications/Presentations :

Haddad,C.J (2005) knowledge sharing across the great divides: A path to innovation and competitive advantage. Proceedings of the International Association of Professional Innovation Management Conference, June, 2005.Porto, Portugal, Refereed.

Anderson, D.M. & Haddad, C.J., joint authors (2005). Gender, voice and learning in online course environments. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. Refereed.

Haddad, C.J. (2004). Labor participation in modernization: findings from a demonstration project in the small and medium-size firm sector. Labor Studies Journal. Refereed.

Haddad, C.J. (2002). Managing Technological Change: A Strategic Partnership Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (avail from or

Haddad, C.J. (2001). Improving the union outreach capabilities of manufacturing extension centers. Labor Studies Journal, 25(4):56-83.


Additional Publications

Haddad, C.J. (2000). Involving manufacturing employees in the early stages of product development: a case study from the U.S. automobile industry. In U. Jürgens (Ed.). New Product Development and Production Networks. Berlin: Springer.

Liker, J.K., Haddad, C.J. & Karlin, J. (1999). Perspectives on technology and the nature of work. The Annual Review of Sociology.

Haddad, C.J. (1998). Sector councils as models of shared governance in training and adjustment. In M. Gunderson & A. Sharpe (Eds.), The Emergence of Sector Councils in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.*

Haddad, C.J. (1996, June). Employee attitudes toward new technology in a unionized manufacturing plant. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 13:145-162.*

Haddad, C.J. (1996, May). Operationalizing the concept of concurrent engineering: a case study from the U.S. auto industry. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 43(2), 124-132.*

Haddad, C.J. (1996). The contribution of Canadian sectoral training councils to training strategy and practice. In Voos, P. (Ed.). Industrial Relations Research Association: Proceedings of the Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting. Invited long paper. Madison: IRRA.

Haddad, C.J. (1994). Concurrent engineering and the role of labor in product development. Control Engineering Practice. 2(4), 689-696.*

Haddad, C.J. (1993). Concurrent engineering in the automotive industry: prospects for worker participation. In Harvey, N. & Emspak (Eds.). Automated Systems Based on Human Skill (And Intelligence). Selected Papers from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium. Oxford: Pergamon Press.*

Haddad, C.J. (1993). Unions and technological change: labour research strategies and structures in the U.S.A. and Canada. In K. Forrester & C. Thorne (Eds.) Trade Unions and Social Research. Aldershot, England: Avebury.*.

Haddad, C.J. (1987). Technology, Industrialization and the Economic Status of Women. In Wright, B. (Ed.). Working Knowledge: Women and Technology in the Twentieth Century, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.*

Conference Presentations (Invited)

"Expanding the Boundaries of MOT Doctoral Education." (Paper authored with Hiral Shah). International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference, Washington, D.C., April 3-8, 2004.

"Technology Management Partnerships: Knowledge Utilization as a Predictor of Success." (Paper). Portland International Conference on the Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, Oregon, July 29-August 2, 2001.

"Shared Governance in Plant Modernization: Findings from a Demonstration Project in the Small and Medium Size Firm Sector." 52nd Annual Meeting of the Industrial Relations Research Association, Boston, Massachusetts, January 7-9, 2000.

“Labor Participation in Modernization at Small and Mid-Size Firms: Research Findings from the U.S.A.” (Plenary Session Paper). International Industrial Relations Association 11th World Congress: Developing Competitiveness and Social Justice: The Interplay Between Institutions and Social Partners, Bologna, Italy, September 22-26, 1998.

“Automotive Product Development Strategies in the U.S.: Implications for Union Policy and Practice.” (Seminar Presentation). Italian Metalworkers Federation, Piemonte and Istituto Richerche Economich e Sociali (IRES) Seminar on Product Strategies, Globalization and Supply Strategies, Turin, Italy, April 21-22, 1997.

“Involving Manufacturing in the Early Stages of Product Development: A Case Study from the North American Automotive Industry.” (Paper). Science Center Berlin for Social Research (WZB) International Conference entitled: New Product Development and Production Networks -- Learning from Experiences in Different Industries and Countries, Berlin, Germany, March 20-22, 1997.

“Sectoral and Firm-Level Strategies to provide Good Jobs and Economic Secur- ity for American Workers.” (Panel Presentation). AFL-CIO/HRDI National Con- ference, San Francisco, December 8, 1996. Cultural Constraints for Industrial Automation.” (Paper). International Federation of Automatic Control Triennial World Congress, San Francisco, June 30-July 4, 1996.

“Learning and Working for the Year 2000.” (Panel Presentation). UAW-Chrysler National Training Center Annual Meeting and National Joint Programs conferences, Orlando, March 5, 1996.

“The Labor Relations Implications of Product Development Strategies in the U.S. Automotive Industry.” (Seminar Presentation). Science Center Berlin for Social Research, Berlin, Germany, September 7-12, 1995.

“Labor Participation in New Car Development: A Winning Strategy.” (Panel Presentation). Conference on Integrating People in High-Performance Work Systems, Work and Technology Institute, National Institute for Standards and Technology, and National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Gaithersburg, MD., May 18-20, 1994.

“Work Restructuring and Technology: The Strategic Role of Community Colleges in Sectoral and Community-Based Training.” (Workshop). Council of North Central Community and Junior Colleges, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, September 13-15, 1992.

“Skill Training for New Technology.” (Keynote Luncheon Speaker). Conference on America’s Workers in a Changing Economy sponsored by the Human Resources Development Institute, AFL-CIO, Chicago, IL, June 14-16, 1992.

Awards/Patents :

Fall of 2001 received Teaching Excellence Award from the EMU Alumni Association.

Short Bio :

Dr. Haddad has been on the EMU faculty since 1993. She is the North American Associate Editor for the journal: New Technology, Work, and Employment, and since 2002 has served on the International Scientific Advisory Committee for AUTO21, a Canadian government-supported research project. During the 2006-07 academic year, Dr. Haddad served as Interim Director of EMU’s university-wide Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She has served on a range of university and college committees promoting faculty governance, interdisciplinary studies, faculty research, multicultural diversity, and academic program development. Prior to her arrival at EMU, she served as a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations (1978-90), and later held senior positions with the American Society for Training and Development and at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI). As a visiting research scientist and program manager at ITI, she established and directed the Institute’s first Labor and Technology Program. She subsequently served as a research fellow at Wayne State University’s College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, and taught for WSU’s Master of Arts in Industrial Relations program. Throughout her career she has obtained and managed over $500,000 in external grants and research awards, and has collaborated with colleagues in the UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Japan. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Jan 2015