Carson College of Business Faculty Directory

Carson College Directory

Chip Hunter

Office of the Dean


Phone: (509) 335-1922


  • PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management)
  • MA (Lincoln College, Oxford University)
  • Other (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Chip Hunter

Larry W. (Chip) Hunter, a scholar of management, is the dean of Washington State University’s Carson College of Business. From 2012-2015 Hunter served the University of Wisconsin-Madison as senior associate dean and Pyle-Bascom Professor of Leadership. For two of those three years, he also led the school’s nationally ranked full-time MBA program. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin in 2002, he spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, winning teaching awards in both appointments. In recognition of his research and leadership, he was recently elected vice-president / president-elect of the Industry Studies Association. He earned his doctoral degree in industrial relations and human resource management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master’s degree from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and earned his bachelor’s degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Hunter was raised in the Palouse, graduating from high school in nearby Moscow, Idaho.

Journal Articles

  • Larry Hunter, Harry Katz The impact of globalization on human resource management and employment relations in the US automobile and banking industries International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2012
  • Thomas Kochan, Mauro Guillen, Larry Hunter, Siobhan O'Mahony Introduction to the Special Research Forum - Public policy and management research: Finding the common ground Academy of Management Journal, 2009
  • Larry Hunter Employment relations practices in American retail banking Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, 63, Globalization and Employment Relations in Retail Banking, 2007
  • Larry Hunter, Sherry Thatcher Feeling the heat: Effects of stress, commitment, and job experience on performance Academy of Management Journal, 2007
  • Larry Hunter Interactive work in financial services Perspectives on Work, 2006
  • Jerome Reiter, Elaine Zanutto, Larry Hunter Analytical Modeling in Complex Surveys of Work Practices. Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 2005
  • Clint Chadwick, Larry Hunter, Stephen Walston The effects of downsizing practices on hospital performance. Strategic Management Journal, 2004
  • Eva Skuratowicz, Larry Hunter Where do women's jobs come from? Job resegregation in an American bank. Work and Occupations, 2004
  • Larry Hunter Myths and methods of Downsizing Mastering People Management, 2003
  • Larry Hunter, John Lafkas Opening the Box: Information Technology, Work Practices, and Wages. Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 2003
  • Larry Hunter, John MacDuffie, Lorna Doucet What Makes Teams Take? Employee Reactions to Work Reforms Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 2002
  • Larry Hunter Considering What Workers Want Journal of Labor and Employment Law, 2001
  • Larry Hunter, Annette Bernhardt, Katherine Hughes, Eva Skuratowicz It's Not Just the ATMs: Firm Strategies, Work Restructuring, and Workers' Earnings in Retail Banking Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 2001
  • Larry Hunter, Robert McKersie Can 'Mutual Gains' Training Change Labor-Management Relationships? Negotiation Journal, 2000
  • Larry Hunter The adoption of innovative work practices in service establishments International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2000
  • Larry Hunter What determines job quality in nursing homes? Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 2000
  • Larry Hunter Can strategic participation be institutionalized? Union representation on American corporate boards Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 1998
  • Larry Hunter Choices and the high-performance workplace Financial Times, The Complete MBA Companion, 1997
  • Patrick Harker, Larry Hunter Engineering products for customer value Bank Management, The Quality Yearbook 1996, 1996

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Ray Friedman, Larry Hunter, Ying Chen Union-Management conflict: Historical trends and new directions
    • Book Chapter P Valcour, Larry Hunter Technology, Organizations, and Work-Life Integration
    • Book Chapter Eileen Appelbaum, Larry Hunter Union Participation In Strategic Decisions Of Corporations
    • Book Chapter Rosemary Bratt, Larry Hunter, Steffanie Wilk How and When Does Management Matter? Job Quality and Career Opportunities for Call Center Workers
    • Book Chapter Frances Frei, Patrick Harker, Larry Hunter Inside the Black Box: What Makes a Bank Efficient
    • Book Chapter Frances Frei, Patrick Harker, Larry Hunter Retail Banking
    • Book Chapter Larry Hunter Transforming retail banking: Inclusion and segmentation in service work

      Conference Proceedings

      • Larry Hunter, John Lafkas Information technology, work practices, and wages Proceedings of the 50th annual meeting of the Industrial Relations Research Association, IRRA
      • Larry Hunter, Frits Pil How do you survey firms? Proceedings of the 47th annual meeting of the Industrial Relations Research Association, IRRA
      • Monica North, Larry Hunter Relational demography in internal labor markets: Determinants of progress in a pay-for-knowledge system Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings 1992


        • Eva Skuratowicz Huggin' and kissin' vs. knowing what's right for the customer: Doing gender in bank branches.
        • Larry Hunter Scripts and skills in service work.