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JEHRING, John James
Jehring, John James. (Dubuque, IA, Feb. 6, 1912--Madison, WI, Nov. 28, 1972). Jehring, a graduate of COLUMBIA COLLEGE, did such detailed analysis of profit sharing during postgraduate work at Cornell University that the concept gained credibility. In the 1920s the JEWEL TEA COMPANY was the first national company to adopt the profit-sharing incentive to increase sales.
In 1948 Jehring was an assistant professor at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell. (1) became the Director of the Center for the Study of Productivity Motivation, Graduate School of Business, University of Wisconsin. He served for six years as Director of the Profit Sharing Research Foundation in which he worked with a number of leading executives in the organization and administration of an extensive research program on many aspects of profit sharing in business.
1. Cornell University college catalog (1948)
2. "First IIRA World Congress," Online: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/iira/congresses/world/world1st.htm
3. Jehring, John James. ""An alternative to Power-Oriented Collective Bargaining," Human Resource Management, September, 1968, p. 8