Professor Barry's research and expertise lie in two areas: (1) social issues in management, including ethics, public policy, and workplace rights; and (2) the psychology of interpersonal and group behavior in organizations, including power, influence, negotiation, conflict and justice. He has published on these topics in numerous scholarly journals and volumes.
Prof. Barry's current and recent research explores the social context of ethical decision making, the intersection of ethics and emotion, deception in negotiation, and ethical aspects of group process. A current book project explores the role of political ideology in the exercise of corporate influence on public policy. His previous book at the intersection of business and policy, examining free expression and workplace rights from legal, managerial, and ethical perspectives, was Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace.