For more than a
decade, in collaboration with Mark Huselid at
Rutgers, my research interests have focused on
the relationship between HR systems and firm
performance. This work has focused on the
strategic role that HR decisions can play in an
organization, and has contributed empirical
support for the emerging area of Strategic Human
Huselid and Brian E. Becker
(2011). Bridging Micro and
Macro Domains: Workforce
Differentiation and Strategic
Human Resource Management. Journal
of Management (Special
Issue), 37(2), 421-428.
Becker and Mark A. Huselid (2010),
and Job Design: Narrowing the
Divide", Journal of
Organizational Behavior, Vol.
Brian E. Becker and Mark A. Huselid
Human Resource Management: Where Do We Go
from Here?", Journal of
Management, Vol. 32, (December), pp.
898-925. (2011 JOM Scholarly Impact Award)
Mark Huselid and Brian E. Becker
(2000), " Comment on Measurement Error in
Research on Human Resources and Firm
Performance: How Much Error Is There and How
Does it Influence Effect Size Estimates? by
Gerhart, Wright, McMahan and Snell.", Personnel
Psychology, Vol. 53, 4 (Winter), pp.
Brian E. Becker and Mark Huselid (1998), "Human
Resources Strategies, Complementarities
and Firm Performance"
Brian Becker and Mark Huselid (1998), "High
Performance Work Systems and Firm
Performance: A Synthesis of Research and
Managerial Implications", Research
in Personnel and Human Resources
Management, (Greenwich: JAI Press),
Vol. 16, pp. 53-101.
Becker, Brian E. and Barry Gerhart. "Human
Resources and Organizational Performance:
Progress and Prospects."Academy of
Management Journal (special
issue: Human Resources and Organizational
Performance), August 1996, vol. 39, 4, pp.
Huselid, M.A. and Becker, Brian E.
"Methodological Issues in Cross-Sectional
and Panel Estimates of the Human
Resource-Firm Performance Link." Industrial
Relations, Vol. 35, no. 3 (1996), pp.
Becker, Brian E., "Union
Rents as a Source of Takeover Gains Among
Target Shareholders," Industrial
Labor Relations Review, Vol. 49, No.
1, (October, 1995): 3-19.
Becker, Brian E., and Craig A. Olsen.
"Unions and Firm Profits." Industrial
Relations, Vol. 31, No. 3, (Fall
Becker, Brian E. and Mark A. Huselid. "The
Incentive Effects of Tournament
Compensation Systems," Administrative
Science Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 2.