Samuel Bacharach is the McKelvey-Grant Professor Emeritus and Director of the Smithers Institute at the Cornell ILR School. He received his B.S. in economics from NYU., and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
Upon joining the Cornell faculty in 1974, Dr. Bacharach spent most of his time working on negotiation and organizational politics, publishing numerous articles and two volumes (“Power and Politics in Organizations” and “Bargaining: Power, Tactics, and Outcome,” both with Edward J. Lawler). In the 1980s he continued working on negotiation but shifted emphasis to the study of complex organizations, with the empirical referent being schools. Besides his academic articles, Dr. Bacharach has published a number of books on school management and leadership, such as “Tangled Hierarchies” (with Joseph Shedd) and “Education Reform: Making Sense of It All.”