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Roland W. Zullo

Associate Research Scientist

Roland W. Zullo
Roland Zullo is the Director of the Center for Labor and Community Studies at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. His interest is in understanding how non-market institutions contribute to the formation of sustainable economies, defined as exchange systems that are equitable, politically stable and environmentally responsible.


Year Degree   School
1998 PhD Labor and Industrial Relations University of Wisconsin, Madison
1989 MS Industrial Relations West Virginia University, Morgantown
1987 BS Management and Economics Siena College, Loudonville, NY

Zullo, R. (2017). Better to own or to regulate? The case of alcohol distribution and sales. Administration and Society, 49(2), 190-211.

Zullo, R. (2017). An input adjustment method for challenging privatization: a case from Michigan Prison Health Services. Labor Studies Journal, 42(2), 85-98.

Zullo, R. & Liu, Y. (2017). Contending with defense industry reallocations: A literature review of relevant factors. Economic Development Quarterly, 31(4), 360-372.

Zullo, R. (2017). Should more law enforcement be the answer to crime? In J. Ward (Ed.), Policing and Race in America: Economic, Political, and Social Dynamics. Lexington Books.

Zullo, R. (2017). Lean in the public sector? Try flexible professionalism. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer.

Bruno, R., Zullo, R., Manzo, F., & Dickson, A. (2015). The economic effects of adopting a right-to-work law: implications for Illinois. Laobr Studies Journal, 40(4), 319-361.

Zullo, R. (2015). Right to work and Michigan labour. In N. Pons-Vignon & M. Nkosi (Eds.), Struggle in a Time of Crisis. London: Pluto Press.

Liu, J., Root, L. S., Beck, J. P. & Zullo, R. (2014). Creating worker-management committees to promote workers' voice in China. Journal of Workplace Rights, 17(1), 3-22.

Zullo, R. (2014). Labor and class in a neo-mercantile context: A view from the U.S. mid-west. D. Jacobs & P. Kahn (Eds.), Disunited States of America: Employment Relations Systems in Conflict (pp. 111-133). Urbana-Champaign, IL: LERA.

Zullo, R. (2013). Organized labor's civic niche. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42(4), 781-802.

Liu, J., Root, L., Beck, J., & Zullo, R. (2013). Creating worker-management committees to promote workers' voice in China. Journal of Workplace Rights, 17(1), 3-22.

Zullo, R. (2012). The evolving demographics of the union movement. Labor Studies Journal, 37(2), 145-162.

Zullo, R., Herlihy, P, & Heirich, M. (2012). A longitudinal lens on the evolution of EAP, work-life and wellness benefit programs. Well-Being: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork. Scottsdale, AZ: WorldatWork Press.

Zullo, R. (2011). Right to work laws and fatalities in construction. Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 14(2), 225-234.

Zullo, R. (2011). Labor unions and charity. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 64(4), 699-711.

Zullo, R., Herlihy, P. A., & Heirlich, M. (2010). A longitudinal lens on the evolution of EAP, work-life, and wellness benefit programs. World at Work Journal, 19(3), 28-40.

Zullo, R. (2010). How do religious groups respond to class and inequality? Religion, socioeconomics, and political behavior in the 2000 election. Labor Studies Journal, 35(1), 73-93.

Zullo, R. (2010). [Review of the book The New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement by Amy B. Dean and David B. Reynolds]. Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 13(2), 309-312.

Zullo, R., & Pratt, G. (2009). Critical pedagogy as a tool for labor-community coalition building. Journal of Community Practice, 17(1-2), 140-156.

Zullo, R. (2009). Does fiscal stress induce privatization? Correlates of private and inter-municipal contracting, 1992 to 2002. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, 22(3), 459-481.

Zullo, R., & Ness, I. (2009). Privatization and the working conditions of health care support staff. International Journal of Public Administration, 32(2), 152-165.

Zullo, R. (2008). Labor unions and political inclusion. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 62(1), 22-38.

Zullo, R. (2008). Transit contracting reexamined: Determinants of cost efficiency and resource allocation. Journal of Public Administation Research and Theory, 18(3), 495-515.

Zullo, R., & Gates, A. (2008). Labor education in the time of dismay. Labor Studies Journal, 33(2), 179-202.

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