Professor of Management Practice
Harvard Business School
Joseph Fuller is a Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, the co-director of the school’s long-term project, Managing the Future of Work, and a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He studies issues related to employment and income polarization and the relationship between talent and economic competitiveness. Specifically, he has focused on the ‘skills gap’ and opportunities to expand work-based learning programs, such as apprenticeships. His research on credential inflation has been widely cited. His research on the workings of the “care economy” in the United States focuses on the impact that episodic and predictable care giving obligations have on workers, their career paths and the implications for employers. His 2021 study, "Hidden Workers, Untapped Talent," explores how the processes companies use to attract and evaluate job candidates contributes to the growing labor shortage in the developed world. His ongoing research focuses on the future of work more broadly, specifically the growth of non-traditional employment relationships, the impact of caregiving obligations on the workforce and employee productivity, the best practices of American community colleges in working with employers and strategies for lifting workers out of low paying jobs.