Publication Date

January 1988


[Exerpt] Whether they are line managers, human resource management staff, or organizational psychologists, managers of human resources must make decisions (e.g., hiring, placement, training, compensation, performance appraisal, feedback, etc.) in which theories of human work behavior play an important role. I/O psychologists (and other social scientists) find the organizational environment a rich source of information for advancing knowledge and testing theories about employment relationships, their antecedents and consequences. Applied research articles inevitably discuss "practical implications," but what is the real value of human resource productivity improvement programs?


Suggested Citation
Boudreau, J. W. (1988). Selection utility analysis: A review and agenda for future research (CAHRS Working Paper #88-02). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.