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Our Mission

We focus on how best to enable high performing socio-cultural systems, entailing individuals, relationships, groups and teams, and organizations. In our research, we develop ideas and frameworks about the dynamics of these systems based on in-depth understandings of individual and collective behavior as shaped by contexts. In our teaching, we develop scholar-practitioners able to effectively participate in, create, lead, and change such systems.

Our Philosophy

We are united in our teaching and research philosophy, our attention to emerging workplace trends, and our interest in solutions to real world challenges, yet we remain diverse in our methodological and theoretical perspectives. Our teaching and research rely on qualitative and quantitative data to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of socio-cultural systems and to advance multiple theoretical traditions.

Our Research Interests

  • Diversity
  • Creativity
  • Identity
  • Relationships
  • Ethics
  • Change Initiatives

New Faculty Hires


HRPI is sponsored by over 50 leading corporations, all devoted to expanding and enhancing the scope, excellence, and delivery of human resource management services. Together with these partners we hold symposiums, sponsor research, and provide constant updates to current and emerging topics critical to delivering value to employees and organizations.


The Humphrey Fellowship Program enables distinguished, mid-career professionals from Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and Central and Eastern Europe gain management and leadership capabilities. We help direct the program and integrate its participants into our other curriculum activities.


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Phone: 617-353-1757