John Boudreau

Professor Emeritus 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 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 200 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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Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau, Alexis Fink () "Investing in People (3rd ed.) ,"  Society for Human Resource Management.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "Human Resource Excellence: An Assessment of Strategies and Trends ,"  Stanford University Press.
John Boudreau, Ian Ziskin, Carolyn Rearick () "Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project ,"  Society for Human Resource Management.
Ravin Jesuthasan, John Boudreau () "Reinventing Jobs: A Four-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work ,"  Harvard Business Review.
John Boudreau, Edward Lawler () "How to Measure HR Effectiveness ,"  Talent Economy, How to Measure HR Effectiveness. Talent Economy. Retrieved from
Janet Marler, John Boudreau () "An Evidence-Based Review of HR Analytics ,"  The International Journal of Human Resource Management  28, 3-26.
Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau () "Evidence-based management at the bottom of the pyramid: Why Human Resources standards and research must connect more closely ,"  The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation  Oxford Handbooks Online, 12, 343-372.
John Boudreau, Wayne Cascio () "Human Resource Analytics: Why Aren’t We There? ,"  Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, People and Performance  4, 119-126.
Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau, Allan Church () "Maximizing talent readiness for an uncertain future ,"  A Research Agenda for Human Resource Management - HR strategy, structure, and architecture,  Elgar Research Agendas, 4, 55-77.
Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau () "Talent Management of Nonstandard Employees ,"  The Oxford handbook of talent management  Oxford University Press, 26, 494-520.
Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau () "The search for global competence: From international HR talent management ,"  Journal of World Business  50, 103-114.
John Boudreau, Edward Lawler () "Making Talent Analytics and Reporting a Decision Science ,"  ATD Talent Management Handbook  ATD Press, 175-187.
John Boudreau () "HR Expertise: Facing the Future of Work ,"  HR Magazine.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "Corporate Boards and Human Resources ,"  Workspan  58, 12-15.
John Boudreau () "HR at the Tipping Point: The Paradoxical Future of Our Profession ,"  People+Strategy  38, 46.
John Boudreau, Steven Rice () "Bright shiny objects and the future of HR ,"  Harvard Business Review, 72-78.
John Boudreau, Ravin Jesuthasan, David Creelman () "Lead the Work ,"  John Wiley & Sons.
John Boudreau () "Work and community: Two words that change everything ,"  People+Strategy  38, 10-11.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "Global Trends in Human Resource Management: A Twenty-Year Analysis ,"  Stanford University Press.
John Boudreau, Edward Lawler () "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.
John Boudreau () "Will HR's grasp match its reach? An estimable profession grown complacent and outpaced ,"  Organizational Dynamics  43, 189-197.
John Boudreau, Edward Lawler () "Stubborn traditionalism in HRM: Causes and consequences ,"  Human Resource Management Reviews  24, 232-244.
John Boudreau, Edward Lawler () "Is HR Ready to Face the Future? ,"  Talent Management  10, 24-27, 47.
W Cascio, John Boudreau () "HR strategy: optimizing risks, optimizing rewards ,"  Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance  1, 77-97.
John Boudreau, Wayne Cascio () "Human-capital strategy: It’s time for risk optimization ,"  Employment Relations Today  41, 33-39.
John Boudreau, Edward Lawler () "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.
John Boudreau () "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.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "What Makes Human Resources Effective? ,"  Workspan Magazine  56, 32-36.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "Effectiveness of Management Approaches ,"  WorldatWork Journal  22, 27-33.
John Boudreau, Ian Ziskin () "Workforce planning across the great divide ,"  Positioned: Strategic workforce planning that gets the right person  AMACOM, 258-268.
Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau () "Short introduction to strategic human resources ,"  Cambridge University Press.
John Boudreau () "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.
R Zimmerman, Wendy Boswell, W Shipp, Benjamin Dunford, John Boudreau () "Explaining the pathways between approach-avoidance personality traits and employees’ job search behavior. ,"  Journal of Management  38, 1450-1475.
John Boudreau () "“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.
John Boudreau () "Strategic industrial-organizational psychology lies beyond HR. ,"  Industrial and Organizational Psychology  5, 86-91.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "Creating an Effective Human Capital Strategy ,"  HR Magazine  57, 57-59.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "Effective Human Resource Management: A Global Analysis ,"  Stanford University Press.
John Boudreau, Wayne Cascio () "Special issue: The future of human resource management. ,"  Organizational Dynamics  40, 243-245.
Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau () "Investing in people (2nd Edition) ,"  Pearson Education.
John Boudreau, Ian Ziskin () "The future of HR and effective organizations ,"  Organizational Dynamics  40, 255-267.
Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau () "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.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "Achieving strategic excellence in human resources management ,"  Stanford University Press.
Wayne Cascio, John Boudreau () "Investing in people ,"  Pearson Education.
Benjamin Dunford, Derek Oler, John Boudreau () "Underwater stock options and voluntary executive turnover: A multi-disciplinary perspective integrating behavioral and economic theories ,"  Personnel Psychology  61, 687-726.
John Boudreau, Peter Ramstad () "Beyond HR: The new science of human capital ,"  Harvard Business School Publishing.
George Benson, Alec Levenson, John Boudreau () "Informal developmental experiences and career success: A study of qualitative differences in work experience ,"  Academy of Management.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad () "Talentship and human resource measurement and analysis: From ROI to strategic organizational change ,"  Human Resource Planning Journal  29.
E.E. Lawler, John Boudreau, S. Mohrman () "Achieving strategic excellence ,"  Stanford University Press.
Edward Lawler, John Boudreau () "HR support for corporate boards ,"  Human Resource Planning Journal  29, 15-24.
levenson Alec, Benson George, John Boudreau () "Occupational human capital and career dynamics ,"  Journal of Human Resources.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad () "Where is your pivotal talent? ,"  Harvard Business Review  83, 23-24.
B.B. Dunford, John Boudreau, W.R. Boswell () "Out-of-the-money: the impact of underwater stock options on executive job search ,"  Personnel Psychology  58, 67-102.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad () "Talentship and the evolution of human resource management: From "Professional Practices" to "Strategic Talent Decision Science" ,"  Human Resource Planning Journal  28, 17-26.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad () "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.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad () "Talentship, talent segmentation, and sustainability: A new HR decision science paradigm for a new strategy definition ,"  Human Resource Management  44, 129-136.
J.B. Bingham, W.R. Boswell, John Boudreau () "The relation between job demands and job search among high level executives in the U.S. and Europe ,"  Group and Organization Management.
J Boswell, John Boudreau, J Tichy () "The relationship between employee job change and job satisfaction: The honeymoon-hangover effect ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  90, 882-890.
E.E. Lawler, A. Levenson, John Boudreau () "HR metrics and analytics-uses and impacts ,"  Human Resource Planning Journal  27, 27-35.
John Boudreau () "Organizational behavior, strategy, performance and design in management science ,"  Management Science  50, 1463-1476.
W.R. Boswell, John Boudreau, B.B. Dunford () "The outcomes and correlates of job search objectives: Searching to leave or searching for leverage? ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  89, 1083-1091.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad () "Strategic HRM measurement: From justifying HR to strategic talent leadership ,"  Human resources in the 21st century  John Wiley & Sons, 79-90.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad () "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.
John Boudreau () "Strategic knowledge measurement and management ,"  Managing knowledge for sustained competitive advantage  Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 360-396.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad () "Tapping the full potential of HRIS: Shifting the HR paradigm from service delivery to a talent decision science ,"  Heads count  PeopleSoft, 2, 69-88.
H. De Cieri, John Boudreau () "Global human resource metrics ,"  The human resources program evaluation handbook  Sage, 493-513.
John Boudreau, P.M. Ramstad, P.J. Dowling () "Global talentship: Toward a decision science connecting talent to global strategic success ,"  Advances in global leadership  JAI Press/Elsevier Science  3, 63-99.
M.C. Sturman, C.O. Trevor, John Boudreau, B. Gerhart () "Is it worth it to win the talent war? Evaluating the utility of performance-based pay ,"  Personnel Psychology  56, 997-1035.
John Boudreau, W. Hopp, J.O. McClain, L.J. Thomas () "On the interface between operations and human resources management ,"  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management  5, 179-202.
John Boudreau, P. Ramstad () "From "professional business partner" to "strategic talent leader": "What's next" for human resource management ,"  CAHRS Working Paper, 02-10:1-29.
John Boudreau, W.R. Boswell, T.J. Judge, R.D. Bretz () "Personality and cognitive ability as predictors of job search among employed managers ,"  Personnel Psychology  54, 25-50.
W.R. Boswell, John Boudreau () "Separating the developmental and evaluative performance appraisal uses ,"  Journal of Business Psychology  16, 391-412.
John Boudreau, B.B. Dunford, P.M. Ramstad () "The human capital impact on e-business: The case of encyclopedia Britannica ,"  Pushing the digital frontier  Amacom, 10, 192-221.
John Boudreau () "Effects of personality on executive career success in the U.S. and Europe ,".
John Boudreau, W.R. Boswell, T.J. Judge () "Effects of personality on executive career success in the U.S. and Europe ,"  Journal of Vocational Behavior  58, 53-81.
W.R. Boswell, John Boudreau () "How leading companies create, measure, and achieve strategic results through "line of sight" ,"  Management Decision  39, 851-859.
M.A. Cavanaugh, W.R. Boswell, M.V. Roehling, John Boudreau () "An empirical examination of self-reported work stress among U.S. managers ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  85, 65-74.
W.R. Boswell, John Boudreau () "Employee satisfaction with the performance appraisals and appraisers: The role of perceived appraisal use ,"  Human Resource Development Quarterly  11, 283-299.
John Boudreau, P Ramstad () "Human resource metrics: Can measures be strategic? ,"  Strategic human resources management in the twenty-first century  JAI Press, 75-98.
P. Wright, L. Dyer, John Boudreau, G. Milkovich () "Strategic human resources management in the twenty-first century ,"  Strategic human resources management  JAI Press.
K. Schultz, D. Juran, John Boudreau () "The effects of low-inventory on the development of productivity norms ,"  Management Science  45, 1664-1678.
K.L. Schultz, D.C. Juran, John Boudreau, J.O. McClain, L.J. Thomas () "Modeling and worker motivation in JIT production systems ,"  Management Science  44, 1595-1607.
John Boudreau () "Strategic human resource management measures: Key linkages and the People VANTAGE model ,"  Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting  3, 21-40.
John Boudreau, P Ramstad () "Measuring intellectual capital: Learning from financial history ,"  Human Resource Management  36, 343-356.
G.T. Milkovich, John Boudreau () "Personnel/human resource management: A diagnostic approach ,"  Richard Irwin, Inc.
C. Trevor, B. Gerhart, John Boudreau () "Voluntary turnover and job performance: Curvilinearity and the moderating influences of salary growth, and promotions ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  82, 44-61.
M.C. Sturman, John Boudreau, R. Corcoran () "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.
John Boudreau () "Building intellectual capital through partnership--The center for advanced human resource studies at Cornell University ,"  Human Resource Management  35, 263-267.
J.P. Rudin, John Boudreau () "Information acquisition in promotion decisions ,"  Human Relations  49, 313-327.
John Boudreau () "The motivational impact of utility analysis and HR measurement ,"  Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting  1, 73-84.
T.J. Judge, D.M. Cable, John Boudreau, R.D. Bretz () "An empirical investigation of the determinants of executive career success ,"  Personnel Psychology  48, 485-519.
John Boudreau () "Determinants of executive career success ,".
John Boudreau () "HRIS: Exploiting its real potential ,"  HRMonthly The Australian Human Resources Magazine, 8-13.
John Boudreau, M. Sturman, T. Judge () "Utility analysis: What are the "black boxes", and do they affect decisions. ,"  Handbook of selection and assessment  John Wiley & Sons.
John Boudreau, R. Broderick, V. Pucik () "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.
John Boudreau () "Employee health insurance decisions in a flexible benefits environment ,".
T.J. Judge, John Boudreau, R.D. Bretz () "Job and life attitudes of male executives ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  79, 762-782.
R. Bretz, John Boudreau, T. Judge () "Job search behavior of employed managers ,"  Personnel Psychology  47, 275-302.
R. Broderick, John Boudreau () "The evolution of computer use in human resource management: Interviews with ten leaders ,"  Human Resource Management Journal  30, 485-508.
John Boudreau, R. Berman () "Using performance measurement to evaluate strategic human resource management decisions: Eastman Kodak's experience with profit sharing ,"  Human Resource Management Journal  30, 393-410.
John Boudreau () "HRIS: Adding value or just cutting costs? ,"  HR Monthly, 8-13.
R. Broderick, John Boudreau () "Human resource management, information technology, and the competitive edge ,"  Academy of Management Executive  6, 7-17.
John Boudreau () "Utility analysis for decisions in human resource management ,"  Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology  Consulting psychologists press  2, 621-745.
John Boudreau () ""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.
John Boudreau () "Selection utility analysis: A review and agenda for future research ,"  Advances in personnel selection and assessment  John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 227-258.
John Boudreau () "Utility Analysis. Human resource management: Evolving roles and responsibilities ,"  ASPA/BNA Handbook of human resource management  Bureau of National Affairs  1, 125-186.
C.L. Smith, John Boudreau () "Education: Masters of the HR universe ,"  Computers in Personnel, 35-39.
John Boudreau, S.L. Rynes () "Giving it the old college try ,"  Personnel Administrator  32, 78-85.
J.R. Rich, John Boudreau () "Effects of variability and risk in utility analysis: An empirical test and simulation ,"  Personnel Psychology  40, 55-84.
B.C. Florin-Thuma, John Boudreau () "Performance feedback utility in a small organization: Effects on organizational outcomes and managerial decision processes ,"  Personnel Psychology  40, 693-713.
S.L. Rynes, John Boudreau () "College recruiting in large organizations: Practice, evaluation and research implications ,"  Personnel Psychology  39, 729-757.
John Boudreau, C.J. Berger () "Toward a model of employee movement utility ,"  Research in personnel and human resource management  JAI Press, 31-53.
John Boudreau, C.J. Berger () "Decision-theoretic utility analysis applied to employee separations and acquisitions ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  70, 581-612.
John Boudreau, S.L. Rynes () "Role of recruitment in staffing utility analysis ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  70, 354-366.
John Boudreau () "Decision theory contributions to HRM research and practice ,"  Industrial Relations  23, 198-217.
John Boudreau () "Economic considerations in estimating the utility of human resource productivity improvement programs ,"  Personnel Psychology  36, 551-576.
John Boudreau () "Effects of employee flows on utility analysis of human resource productivity improvement programs ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  68, 396-407.
C.J. Berger, C.A. Olson, John Boudreau () "The effects of unions on work-related values, perceived rewards, and job satisfaction ,"  Organizational Behavior and Human Performance  32, 289-324.