Research and Publications

BBI researchers have been examining the employment of persons with disabilities and corporate culture for nearly two decades, and have produced a body of scholarly articles investigating the different aspects of these issues, disseminated through a wide range of peer-reviewed publications, newspapers, and magazines.

  • Corporate Culture and the Experiences of Employees with Disabilities (2007) - (forthcoming)
    Schur, L., Kruse, D. Blasi, J, & Blanck, P.
  • Employment of Persons with Disabilities: Twenty-Five Years Back and Forward (2007)
    Blanck, P., Adya, M., Myhill, W., Samant, D., & Chen, P.
    Minnesota Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice 25, 323-353.
  • Workplace Accommodations: Evidence-Based Outcomes (2006)
    Schartz, H., Hendricks, D.J., & Blanck, P.
    Work 27, 345–354.
  • Workplace Accommodations: Empirical Study of Current Employees (2006)
    Schartz, H., Schartz, K., Hendricks, D.J., & Blanck, P.
    Mississippi Law Journal 75, 917-43.
  • Cost and Effectiveness of Accommodations in the Workplace: Preliminary Results of a Nationwide Study (2005)
    Hendricks, D.J., Batiste, L., Hirsh, A., Dowler, D. Schartz, H., & Blanck, P.
    Disability Studies Quarterlyem>, Part 1, available at http://www.dsq-sds.org/_articles_html/2005/fall/
  • Disability as Diversity in Fortune 100 Companies (2005)
    Ball, P., Monaco, G., Schmeling, J., Schartz, H., Blanck, P.
    Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 23(1), 97-121.
  • Emerging Technologies and Corporate Culture at Microsoft: A Methodological Note (2005)
    Klein, D., Schmeling, J., & Blanck, P.
    Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 23(1), 65-96.
  • Accessibility As A Corporate Article of Faith at Microsoft: Case Study of Corporate Culture and Human Resource Dimensions (2005)
    Sandler, L. & Blanck, P.
    Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 23(1), 39-64.
  • Corporate Culture and the Employment of Persons with Disabilities (2005)
    Schur, L., Kruse, D., & Blanck, P.
    Behavioral Sciences & the Law 23(1), 3-20.
  • Special Issue: Corporate Culture and Disability (2005)
    Blanck, P. & Schartz, H.
    Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 23(1), 1-2.
  • Is it Time to Declare the ADA A Failed Law? (2003)
    Blanck, P., Schwochau, S. & Song. C.
    pp. 301-37, in What is Causing the Decline in the Employment of People with Disabilities? : A Policy Puzzle
    David C. Stapleton and Richard V. Burkhauser (eds.), UpJohn Institute.
  • Workplace Accommodations for People with Disabilities: National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement, 1994-5 (2003)
    Zwerling, C., Whitten, P.S., Sprince, N.L., Davis, C.S., Wallace, R.B., Blanck, P., & Heeringa, S.G.
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 45(5): 517-525.
  • Calibrating the Impact of the ADA‘s Employment Provisions (2003)
    Blanck, P., Schur, L., Kruse, D., Schwochau, S. & Song. C.
    Stanford Law & Policy Review, 14(2), 267-90.
  • Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Information Technology Jobs: A Literature Review for “IT Works,” (2002)
    Schartz, K., Schartz, H., & Blanck, P.
    Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 20(6), 637-57.
  • The Emerging Workforce of Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: Preliminary Study of Entrepreneurship in Iowa (2000)
    Blanck, P.D., Sandler, L.A., Schmeling, J.L., & Schartz, H.A.
    Iowa Law Review, 85, 1583-1670.
  • Employment, Disability, and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Issues in Law, Public Policy, & Research (2000)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Northwestern U. Press, 201-27.
  • Employment, Disability, and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Issues in Law, Public Policy, and Research (2000)
    Blanck, P.D. (ed.)
    Northwestern University Press, 329-55.
  • Workers with Disabilities (1999)
    Blanck, P.D. & Pransky, G.
    State of the Art Reviews in Occupational Medicine: Special Populations and Occupational Health, 14(3), 581-93 (Hanley and Belfus Pub., Glenn Pransky & Howard Frumkin, eds.).
  • Job placement for Employees with Disabilities – Manpower Leads the Way (1998)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Employment Relations Today, 25, 57-65.
  • The Emerging Role of the Staffing Industry in the Employment of Persons with Disabilities – A Case Report on Manpower Inc. (1998)
    17. Blanck, P.D. & Steele, P.
    Iowa CEO and Law, Health Policy and Disability Center, Iowa City, IA.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Emerging Workforce: Employment of People with Mental Retardation. (1998)
    Blanck, P.D.
    American Association on Mental Retardation, Washington, D.C.
  • The Economics of the Employment Provisions of The Americans with Disabilities Act: Part I – Workplace Accommodations (1997)
    15. Blanck, P.D.
    DePaul Law Review, 46(4), 877-914.
  • Attitudes, Behavior, and the Employment Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1997)
    14. Blanck, P.D. & Marti, M.W.
    Villanova Law Review, 42(2), 345-408.
  • Transcending Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Case Report on Sears, Roebuck & Co. (1996)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, 20(2), 278-86.
  • Communicating the Americans with Disabilities Act: Transcending Compliance - 1996 Follow-up report on Sears, Roebuck & Co (1996)
    Blanck, P.D.
    The Annenberg Washington Program, Washington, D.C.
  • Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act: 1996 Follow-up Report on Sears, Roebuck & Co. (1995)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Spine, 21(13), 1602-08.
  • Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Case Report on Sears, Roebuck & Co. (1995)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Spine, 20(19), 2161-67.
  • Assessing five years of Employment Integration and economic opportunity under the Americans with Disabilities Act (1995)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, 19(3), 385-93.
  • Celebrating Communications Technology for Everyone (1994)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Federal Communications Law Journal, 47(2), 185-91.
  • Employment integration, economic opportunity and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Empirical Study from 1990 to 1993 (1994)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Iowa Law Review, 79(4), 853-923.
  • Communicating the Americans with Disabilities Act: Transcending Compliance - A case report on Sears Roebuck & Co. (1994)
    Blanck, P.D.
    The Annenberg Washington Program, White Paper, Washington, D.C. Reprinted (1996). In Driving Down Health Care Costs (J. Burns, ed.), pp. 209-241, Panel Publishers: New York.
  • Implementing reasonable accommodations using ADR under the ADA: A case of a white collar employee with bipolar mental illness (1994)
    Blanck, P.D., Anderson, J.A., Wallach, E.J., & Tenney, J.P.
    Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, 18(4), 458-64.
  • Empirical Study of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990-1993) (1994)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 4(3), 211-23.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: Putting the employment provisions to work (1993)
    Blanck, P.D.
    The Annenberg Washington Program, White Paper, Washington, D.C.
  • Empirical study of the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Methods, preliminary findings and implications (1992)
    Blanck, P.D.
    New Mexico Law Review, 22(3), 119-241.
  • The emerging work force: Empirical study of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1991)
    Blanck, P.D.
    Journal of Corporation Law, 16(4), 693-803)