John Boudreau

John W. Boudreau, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the research director of its Center for Effective Organizations, where he conducts breakthrough research on human capital, talent and sustainable competitive advantage.

He also consults and conducts executive development with companies worldwide.

Before his current position, Dr. Boudreau helped to establish and direct the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University, where he was a professor for more than 20 years.

He has written more than 200 publications, including Retooling HR: Using Proven Business Tools to Make Better Decisions about Talent, and Investing in People with Dr. Wayne Cascio.

Dr. Boudreau’s research addressing topics such as the future of the global HR profession, HR measurement and analytics, and organizational staffing and development has been published in Management Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Human Resource Management to name a few. 

His research received the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior New Concept and Human Resource Scholarly Contribution awards. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and American Psychological Association. 

Dr. Boudreau has served as a strategic advisor and board member to a range of organizations. He is a foundation trustee of the National Academy of Human Resources. He has served as a member of the board of advisors for the Human Resource Planning Society and WorldatWork. He chaired the advisory board of the California Strategic HR Partnership.

Dr. Boudreau holds a bachelor’s degree in business from New Mexico State University and a master’s degree in management and a doctorate in industrial relations from Purdue University.

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