Robert McKersie: Integrative Scholar
This article is a tribute to Robert McKersie. It focuses on his career journey as an integrative scholar and touches on his scholarship, which among many honors included the 1995 International Association of Conflict Management (IACM) Lifetime Achievement Award. As the article suggests, Bob is integrative in multiple ways—as a teacher and facilitator integrating diverse concepts and interests; as a scholar lifting up Mary Parker Follet's concept of integration from the 1920s and, along with co‐author Richard Walton, giving it a new life in the 1965 Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations; and as a friend and colleague bringing out the best in everyone he encounters.
Keywords: community, theory, behavioral, integration, negotiation