Jean-Jacques Degroof is the holder of a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. When pursuing his Ph.D., Jean-Jacques Degroof took courses in the school’s Institute of Work and Employment Research (IWER).
IWER was established to address the concerns of the 21st century workforce in light of generational, technological, and economic changes. It is a collaborative hub for the study of work and employment. Here, MIT faculty educate researchers on how to improve the way Americans work. The Institute does this through weekly seminars and a comprehensive PhD program.
IWER’s PhD program combines institutional knowledge with training on social-science practice. It is designed for students seeking advanced training in human resource management, labor-relations management, public policy, conflict management, sociology of work, and best employment practices. Coursework covers such topics as labor economics, collective bargaining, industrial relations, and the political economy. On top of these, students can attend related classes at MIT, including those on economics, anthropology, and political science.