Samsung seeks out Abington professor to talk about shortened work hours

Korea-based conglomerate Samsung wanted an expert to discuss enhancing productivity through shortened work hours with its 400,000 employees. So where in the world did they find this person?  -- at Penn State Abington.

A Samsung film crew spent several hours at Abington last week interviewing Lonnie Golden, professor of economics and an expert on flexible work options and work-life policies and practices. The video will be broadcasted to employees through its internal network, the Samsung Broadcast Center.

Samsung officials noted that they discovered Golden's research through a paper he prepared for the International Labour Office, a specialized agency of the United Nations, based in Switzerland. "The Effects of Working Time on Productivity and Firm Performance" was published 2011. To learn more about Golden's research,

Last Updated April 03, 2014