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Department of Management

Professor Herman Aguinis

Professor Herman Aguinis

Distinguished Research Professor




Herman Aguinis is the Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management at The George Washington University School of Business, where he also served as Chair of the Department of Management and Director of the Master of Human Resources Management Program. Every year since 2018, Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers Reports has ranked him among the world's 100 most impactful researchers in Economics and Business. He served as President of the Academy of Management (AOM), and has been inducted into The Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame. His work has received about 56,000 Google Scholar (h-index = 104) and over 20,000 Web of Science citations. Before joining GWU, he was the John F. Mee Chair of Management and the Founding and Managing Director of the Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. In addition, he held appointments at universities in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Argentina, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, Australia, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

His interdisciplinary research addresses the global acquisition and deployment of talent in organizations and organizational research methods (i.e., behavioral science and data science). Recent projects address corporate social responsibility & business sustainability, domestic and international workforce diversity, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, human capital development, performance management and star performance, and innovative methodological approaches for developing and testing theories. His professional and life agenda is to impact the academic community and society. Click here to watch his YouTube channel including 60+ videos.

Professor Aguinis has written over 215 refereed journal articles, 12 books, about 50 book chapters, monographs, and other publications, has delivered about 40 keynotes and more than 300 presentations at professional conferences, delivered about 170 invited presentations in all seven continents except for Antarctica and raised about $5MM for his research and teaching endeavors from private foundations and federal sources (e.g., National Science Foundation).

Nationality: American




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Research interests

  • Leading individuals and teams simultaneously within the context of changes in the nature of work
  • Leading a diverse and global workforce
  • Enhancing organizational performance through human capital development
  • Leading sustainable and responsible organizations to do good and do well
  • Creating new and actionable knowledge by integrating micro and macro theories and research domains
  • Creating new and actionable knowledge by integrating qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches and improving methodological knowledge and practices

Research projects

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards and Honours

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