Our Mission

We seek to shape how organizational members lead, think, collaborate, and act to positively impact organizations and society at large. The department is distinguished by its research and teaching on the challenges, dynamics, and practices associated with enabling human potential in for-profit, nonprofit, and public organizations around the world.

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
  • Cooperation and Conflict
  • Ethics
  • Human Capital
  • Leading Change
  • Mission-Driven Leadership
  • Teams


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.


For general inquiries, please contact:

Email: qstacademicsupport@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-1757