John W. Boudreau, Ph.D., Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations, is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on the bridge between superior human capital, talent and sustainable competitive advantage. Dr. Boudreau consults and conducts executive development with companies worldwide that seek to maximize their employees’ effectiveness by discovering the specific strategic bottom-line impact of superior people and human capital strategies.
His recent books include Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital, with Peter M. Ramstad, published by Harvard Business School publishing, in 2007, and Investing in People, with Wayne F. Cascio, published by Pearson, in 2008.
His consulting and research clients include American Express, Asian Development Bank, Avon, Baxter Healthcare, Boeing, Bristol-Myers, Citigroup, Corning, Dell, Electronic Arts, Frito-Lay, Gap, GE, The Hartford, HP, Mattel, Merck, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Novartis, PepsiCo, Shell International, Royal Bank of Canada, ScotiaBank, Sun, United Technologies, Unisys, the United Nations, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and Williams-Sonoma. He is an invited contributor to executive programs with IMD, Wharton, and Cornell University. He a strategic advisor to a wide range of organizations, including early-stage companies, global corporations, government and military agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Professor Boudreau was the first Visiting Director of Sun Microsystems’ unique Research and Development Laboratory for Human Capital. He co-authored a best-selling textbook on human resource management that reached its eight edition and was translated into Chinese, Czech, Spanish and others. His research has received the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior New Concept and Human Resource Scholarly Contribution awards.
Dr. Boudreau has published more than 50 books and articles. Dr. Boudreau’s large-scale research studies and focused field research addresses the future of the global HR profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems and organizational staffing and development.