University of Southern California

An Interview with John Boudreau
July 2, 2007 • by News at Marshall

USC Marshall Professor John Boudreau sat down recently with Marshall TV to discuss his latest book, Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital, co-authored with Peter M. Ramstad.

In the book, Dr. Boudreau lays out the case for a more sophisticated and strategic approach to the way companies deal with what is often their biggest, most expensive and most overlooked resource, their employees.

Just as portfolio management replaced simple investing, and accounting succeeded mere bookkeeping, Dr. Boudreau and Ramstad say companies that already have evolved from operating a personnel function to the concept of human resources now need to use a more substantive and strategic approach to human capital: "talentship."

Find the strategic pivot points in your organization, where thoughtful investment can lock up a powerful advantage over your competition, reaping large rewards for your company. Follow the link (right) to hear more from Dr. Boudreau, research director for USC Marshall's Center for Effective Organizations.

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