John Boudreau

Professor of Management and Organization
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PhD, MSIA, Purdue University; BBA, New Mexico State University

John Boudreau is recognized for breakthrough research on human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. His large-scale and focused field research studies the future of the global HR profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development. He has published more than 50 books and articles, and his research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week. Professor Boudreau serves as Research Director for Marshall's Center for Effective Organizations. He advises numerous organizations, including early-stage companies, global corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

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Marler, Janet.,Boudreau, John. () "An Evidence-Based Review of HR Analytics", The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28, 3-26.
Lawler, Edward.,Boudreau, John. () "Global Trends in Human Resource Management: A Twenty-Year Analysis", Stanford University Press.
Boudreau, John.,Lawler, Edward. () "Making Talent Analytics and Reporting a Decision Science", ATD Talent Management Handbook, ATD Press, 175-187.
Cascio, Wayne.,Boudreau, John. () "Talent Management of Nonstandard Employees", The Oxford handbook of talent management, Oxford University Press, 28.
Cascio, Wayne.,Boudreau, John. () "The search for global competence: From international HR talent management", Journal of World Business, 50, 103-114.
Boudreau, John. () "HR Expertise: Facing the Future of Work", HR Magazine.
Lawler, Edward.,Boudreau, John. () "Corporate Boards and Human Resources", Workspan, 58, 12-15.
Boudreau, John. () "HR at the Tipping Point: The Paradoxical Future of Our Profession", People+Strategy, 38, 46.
Boudreau, John.,Rice, Steven. () "Bright shiny objects and the future of HR", Harvard Business Review, 72-78.
Boudreau, John.,Jesuthasan, Ravin.,Creelman, David. () "Lead the Work", John Wiley & Sons.
Boudreau, John.,Lawler, Edward. () "The strategic role of HR: what does a strategic HR function look like?", Changing HR operating models: A collection of thought pieces, CIPD, 15-17.
Boudreau, John. () "Work and community: Two words that change everything", People+Strategy, 38, 10-11.
Boudreau, John.,Lawler, Edward. () "Stubborn traditionalism in HRM: Causes and consequences", Human Resource Management Reviews, 24, 232-244.
Boudreau, John. () "Will HR's grasp match its reach? An estimable profession grown complacent and outpaced", Organizational Dynamics, 43, 189-197.
Boudreau, John.,Lawler, Edward. () "Is HR Ready to Face the Future?", Talent Management, 10, 24-27, 47.
Boudreau, John.,Cascio, Wayne. () "Human-capital strategy: It’s time for risk optimization", Employment Relations Today, 41, 33-39.
Boudreau, John.,Lawler, Edward. () "The strategic role of HR in the U.S. and China: Relationships with HR outcomes and effects of management approaches", Strategic talent management: Contemporary issues in international context, Cambridge University Press, 197-223.
Cascio, W.,Boudreau, John. () "HR strategy: optimizing risks, optimizing rewards", Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 1, 77-97.
Boudreau, John. () "Appreciating and ‘retooling’diversity in talent management conceptual models: A commentary on “The psychology of talent management: A review and research agenda", Human Resource Management Review, 23, 286-289.
Lawler, Edward.,Boudreau, John. () "What Makes Human Resources Effective?", Workspan Magazine, 56, 32-36.
Lawler, Edward.,Boudreau, John. () "Effectiveness of Management Approaches", WorldatWork Journal, 22, 27-33.
Cascio, Wayne.,Boudreau, John. () "Short introduction to strategic human resources", Cambridge University Press.
Boudreau, John.,Ziskin, Ian. () "Workforce planning across the great divide", Positioned: Strategic workforce planning that gets the right person, AMACOM, 258-268.
Boudreau, John. () "Decision logic in evidence-based management: Can logical models from other disciplines improve evidence-based human resource decisions?", The Oxford handbook of evidence-based management, Oxford University Press, 13, 223-248.
Zimmerman, R.,Boswell, Wendy.,Shipp, W.,Dunford, Benjamin.,Boudreau, John. () "Explaining the pathways between approach-avoidance personality traits and employees’ job search behavior. ", Journal of Management, 38, 1450-1475.
Boudreau, John. () "“Retooling” evidence-based staffing: Extending the validation paradigm using management mental models", The Oxford handbook of personnel assessment and selection, Oxford University Press, 34, 793-813.
Boudreau, John. () "Strategic industrial-organizational psychology lies beyond HR. ", Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5, 86-91.
Lawler, Edward.,Boudreau, John. () "Creating an Effective Human Capital Strategy", HR Magazine, 57, 57-59.
Lawler, Edward.,Boudreau, John. () "Effective Human Resource Management: A Global Analysis", Stanford University Press.
Boudreau, John.,Cascio, Wayne. () "Special issue: The future of human resource management. ", Organizational Dynamics, 40, 243-245.
Cascio, Wayne.,Boudreau, John. () "Investing in people (2nd Edition)", Pearson Education.
Boudreau, John.,Ziskin, Ian. () "The future of HR and effective organizations", Organizational Dynamics, 40, 255-267.
Cascio, Wayne.,Boudreau, John. () "Supply-Chain analysis applied to staffing decisions ", Handbook of industrial and organizational psychology: Slecting and developing members for the organization, American Psychological Association Books, 14, 2.
Lawler, Edward.,Boudreau, John. () "Achieving strategic excellence in human resources management", Stanford University Press.
Cascio, Wayne.,Boudreau, John. () "Investing in people", Pearson Education.
Dunford, Benjamin.,Oler, Derek.,Boudreau, John. () "Underwater stock options and voluntary executive turnover: A multi-disciplinary perspective integrating behavioral and economic theories", Personnel Psychology, 61, 687-726.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, Peter. () "Beyond HR: The new science of human capital", Harvard Business School Publishing.
Benson, George.,Levenson, Alec.,Boudreau, John. () "Informal developmental experiences and career success: A study of qualitative differences in work experience", Academy of Management.
Lawler, E.E..,Boudreau, John.,Mohrman, S.. () "Achieving strategic excellence", Stanford University Press.
Lawler, Edward.,Boudreau, John. () "HR support for corporate boards", Human Resource Planning Journal, 29, 15-24.
Alec, levenson.,George, Benson.,Boudreau, John. () "Occupational human capital and career dynamics", Journal of Human Resources.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M.. () "Talentship and human resource measurement and analysis: From ROI to strategic organizational change", Human Resource Planning Journal, 29.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M.. () "Where is your pivotal talent?", Harvard Business Review, 83, 23-24.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M.. () "Talentship, talent segmentation, and sustainability: A new HR decision science paradigm for a new strategy definition", Human Resource Management, 44, 129-136.
Bingham, J.B..,Boswell, W.R..,Boudreau, John. () "The relation between job demands and job search among high level executives in the U.S. and Europe", Group and Organization Management.
Boswell, J.,Boudreau, John.,Tichy, J. () "The relationship between employee job change and job satisfaction: The honeymoon-hangover effect", Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 882-890.
Dunford, B.B..,Boudreau, John.,Boswell, W.R.. () "Out-of-the-money: the impact of underwater stock options on executive job search", Personnel Psychology, 58, 67-102.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M.. () "Talentship and the evolution of human resource management: From "Professional Practices" to "Strategic Talent Decision Science"", Human Resource Planning Journal, 28, 17-26.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M.. () "Talentship, talent segmentation, and sustainability: A new HR decision science paradigm for a new strategy definition", The Future of Human Resource Management: 64 Thought Leaders explore the critical HR issues of today and tomorrow, Wiley, 34, 293-303.
Lawler, E.E..,Levenson, A..,Boudreau, John. () "HR metrics and analytics-uses and impacts", Human Resource Planning Journal, 27, 27-35.
Boudreau, John. () "Organizational behavior, strategy, performance and design in management science", Management Science, 50, 1463-1476.
Boswell, W.R..,Boudreau, John.,Dunford, B.B.. () "The outcomes and correlates of job search objectives: Searching to leave or searching for leverage?", Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 1083-1091.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M..,Dowling, P.J.. () "Global talentship: Toward a decision science connecting talent to global strategic success", Advances in global leadership, JAI Press/Elsevier Science, 3, 63-99.
Sturman, M.C..,Trevor, C.O..,Boudreau, John.,Gerhart, B.. () "Is it worth it to win the talent war? Evaluating the utility of performance-based pay", Personnel Psychology, 56, 997-1035.
Boudreau, John.,Hopp, W..,McClain, J.O..,Thomas, L.J.. () "On the interface between operations and human resources management", Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 5, 179-202.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M.. () "Strategic HRM measurement: From justifying HR to strategic talent leadership", Human resources in the 21st century, John Wiley & Sons, 79-90.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M.. () "Strategic I/O psychology and the role of utility analysis models", Handbook of psychology, John Wiley & Sons, 9, 12, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 193-221.
Boudreau, John. () "Strategic knowledge measurement and management", Managing knowledge for sustained competitive advantage, Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 360-396.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.M.. () "Tapping the full potential of HRIS: Shifting the HR paradigm from service delivery to a talent decision science", Heads count, PeopleSoft, 2, 69-88.
De Cieri, H..,Boudreau, John. () "Global human resource metrics", The human resources program evaluation handbook, Sage, 493-513.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P.. () "From "professional business partner" to "strategic talent leader": "What's next" for human resource management", CAHRS Working Paper, 02-10:1-29.
Boudreau, John. () "Effects of personality on executive career success in the U.S. and Europe".
Boudreau, John.,Boswell, W.R..,Judge, T.J.. () "Effects of personality on executive career success in the U.S. and Europe", Journal of Vocational Behavior, 58, 53-81.
Boswell, W.R..,Boudreau, John. () "How leading companies create, measure, and achieve strategic results through "line of sight"", Management Decision, 39, 851-859.
Boudreau, John.,Boswell, W.R..,Judge, T.J..,Bretz, R.D.. () "Personality and cognitive ability as predictors of job search among employed managers", Personnel Psychology, 54, 25-50.
Boswell, W.R..,Boudreau, John. () "Separating the developmental and evaluative performance appraisal uses", Journal of Business Psychology, 16, 391-412.
Boudreau, John.,Dunford, B.B..,Ramstad, P.M.. () "The human capital impact on e-business: The case of encyclopedia Britannica", Pushing the digital frontier, Amacom, 10, 192-221.
Cavanaugh, M.A..,Boswell, W.R..,Roehling, M.V..,Boudreau, John. () "An empirical examination of self-reported work stress among U.S. managers", Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, 65-74.
Boswell, W.R..,Boudreau, John. () "Employee satisfaction with the performance appraisals and appraisers: The role of perceived appraisal use", Human Resource Development Quarterly, 11, 283-299.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P. () "Human resource metrics: Can measures be strategic?", Strategic human resources management in the twenty-first century, JAI Press, 75-98.
Wright, P..,Dyer, L..,Boudreau, John.,Milkovich, G.. () "Strategic human resources management in the twenty-first century", Strategic human resources management, JAI Press.
Schultz, K..,Juran, D..,Boudreau, John. () "The effects of low-inventory on the development of productivity norms", Management Science, 45, 1664-1678.
Schultz, K.L..,Juran, D.C..,Boudreau, John.,McClain, J.O..,Thomas, L.J.. () "Modeling and worker motivation in JIT production systems", Management Science, 44, 1595-1607.
Boudreau, John. () "Strategic human resource management measures: Key linkages and the People VANTAGE model", Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, 3, 21-40.
Boudreau, John.,Ramstad, P. () "Measuring intellectual capital: Learning from financial history", Human Resource Management, 36, 343-356.
Milkovich, G.T..,Boudreau, John. () "Personnel/human resource management: A diagnostic approach", Richard Irwin, Inc.
Trevor, C..,Gerhart, B..,Boudreau, John. () "Voluntary turnover and job performance: Curvilinearity and the moderating influences of salary growth, and promotions", Journal of Applied Psychology, 82, 44-61.
Boudreau, John. () "Building intellectual capital through partnership--The center for advanced human resource studies at Cornell University", Human Resource Management, 35, 263-267.
Rudin, J.P..,Boudreau, John. () "Information acquisition in promotion decisions", Human Relations, 49, 313-327.
Boudreau, John. () "The motivational impact of utility analysis and HR measurement", Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, 1, 73-84.
Sturman, M.C..,Boudreau, John.,Corcoran, R.. () "Why do employees keep choosing the high-premium health care plan? An investigation of the financial consequences and logic of employee health care plan selections", Human Resource Management, 35, 317-342.
Judge, T.J..,Cable, D.M..,Boudreau, John.,Bretz, R.D.. () "An empirical investigation of the determinants of executive career success", Personnel Psychology, 48, 485-519.
Boudreau, John. () "Determinants of executive career success".
Boudreau, John. () "HRIS: Exploiting its real potential", HRMonthly The Australian Human Resources Magazine, 8-13.
Boudreau, John.,Sturman, M..,Judge, T.. () "Utility analysis: What are the "black boxes", and do they affect decisions.", Handbook of selection and assessment, John Wiley & Sons.
Boudreau, John. () "Employee health insurance decisions in a flexible benefits environment".
Judge, T.J..,Boudreau, John.,Bretz, R.D.. () "Job and life attitudes of male executives", Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, 762-782.
Bretz, R..,Boudreau, John.,Judge, T.. () "Job search behavior of employed managers", Personnel Psychology, 47, 275-302.
Boudreau, John.,Broderick, R..,Pucik, V.. () "Just doing business: Human resource information systems in the global organization", Global information systems and technology: Focus on the organization and its functional areas, Idea Group Publishing, 21.
Broderick, R..,Boudreau, John. () "The evolution of computer use in human resource management: Interviews with ten leaders", Human Resource Management Journal, 30, 485-508.
Boudreau, John.,Berman, R.. () "Using performance measurement to evaluate strategic human resource management decisions: Eastman Kodak's experience with profit sharing", Human Resource Management Journal, 30, 393-410.
Boudreau, John. () "HRIS: Adding value or just cutting costs?", HR Monthly, 8-13.
Broderick, R..,Boudreau, John. () "Human resource management, information technology, and the competitive edge", Academy of Management Executive, 6, 7-17.
Boudreau, John. () "Utility analysis for decisions in human resource management", Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Consulting psychologists press, 2, 621-745.
Boudreau, John. () ""Cost-Benefit" analysis applied to personnel/human resource management decisions: Answers to common questions, and a case-study application", Asia-Pacific Human Resource Management, 28, 70-79.
Boudreau, John. () "Selection utility analysis: A review and agenda for future research", Advances in personnel selection and assessment, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 227-258.
Boudreau, John. () "Utility Analysis. Human resource management: Evolving roles and responsibilities", ASPA/BNA Handbook of human resource management, Bureau of National Affairs, 1, 125-186.
Smith, C.L..,Boudreau, John. () "Education: Masters of the HR universe", Computers in Personnel, 35-39.
Boudreau, John.,Rynes, S.L.. () "Giving it the old college try", Personnel Administrator, 32, 78-85.
Rich, J.R..,Boudreau, John. () "Effects of variability and risk in utility analysis: An empirical test and simulation", Personnel Psychology, 40, 55-84.
Florin-Thuma, B.C..,Boudreau, John. () "Performance feedback utility in a small organization: Effects on organizational outcomes and managerial decision processes", Personnel Psychology, 40, 693-713.
Rynes, S.L..,Boudreau, John. () "College recruiting in large organizations: Practice, evaluation and research implications", Personnel Psychology, 39, 729-757.
Boudreau, John.,Berger, C.J.. () "Decision-theoretic utility analysis applied to employee separations and acquisitions", Journal of Applied Psychology, 70, 581-612.
Boudreau, John.,Rynes, S.L.. () "Role of recruitment in staffing utility analysis", Journal of Applied Psychology, 70, 354-366.
Boudreau, John.,Berger, C.J.. () "Toward a model of employee movement utility", Research in personnel and human resource management, JAI Press, 31-53.
Boudreau, John. () "Decision theory contributions to HRM research and practice", Industrial Relations, 23, 198-217.
Boudreau, John. () "Economic considerations in estimating the utility of human resource productivity improvement programs", Personnel Psychology, 36, 551-576.
Boudreau, John. () "Effects of employee flows on utility analysis of human resource productivity improvement programs", Journal of Applied Psychology, 68, 396-407.
Berger, C.J..,Olson, C.A..,Boudreau, John. () "The effects of unions on work-related values, perceived rewards, and job satisfaction", Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 32, 289-324.