Rousseau Wins Losey Excellence in HR Research Award

Kathy Gurchiek By Kathy Gurchiek November 18, 2019

Denise Marie-Therese Rousseau, Ph.D., receives the 2019 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award from SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP.

​Denise Marie-Therese Rousseau, Ph.D., is the winner of the 2019 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award. Rousseau was recognized for her significant research into HR management. Her areas of interest are evidence-based management and practice, organizational culture and change, psychological contracts, and idiosyncratic deals.

The award was announced Nov. 16 at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) Volunteer Leaders' Business Meeting at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Rousseau has an extensive track record of contributions to the HR discipline. She has written books, articles and teaching materials, serves on editorial boards for six scholarly journals, and is past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is a two-time winner of the Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award for best management book: Psychological Contracts for Organizations: Understanding Written and Unwritten Agreement (SAGE Publications, 1995) and co-author of I-Deals: Idiosyncratic Deals Workers Bargain for Themselves (Routledge, 2015).

She serves on the International Advisory Board for Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Management and on the Research Advisory Board for Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et Marketing, the Institute of Higher Education in Marketing and Commerce in Paris.

Rousseau teaches at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Public Policy and Management in Pittsburgh and serves in its Graduate School of Industrial Administration/Tepper School of Business University. She also has taught at Australian Graduate School of Management, Dublin City University in Ireland, Leeds University in the U.K., Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and anthropology from the University of California at Berkley. She also earned her master's degree and doctorate there, with a specialization in industrial/organizational psychology.

The SHRM Foundation sponsors the award, which comes with a $50,000 prize. It is named in honor of Losey, who served the HR profession for more than 45 years, retired as president and CEO of SHRM in 2000 and is the author of Touching People's Lives: Leaders' Sorrow or Joy (SHRM, 2017).



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