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Howard J. Klein

Professor of Management & Human Resources

Areas of Expertise

Employee motivation
Goal setting and goal commitment
Performance management
Newcomer orientation and employee socialization
Employee commitment
Human resource management
Employee selection and training
Performance appraisal
Human resource development Education


PhD, Michigan State University
MBA, Michigan State University
BA, University of Minnesota


Professor Klein's research interests center on improving individual and team performance through the use of selection, socialization, commitment, goal setting, performance management, and training. Klein has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters and has made over 45 presentations at scholarly conferences on these and other topics. His research has been published in outlets including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Industrial Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology.

Klein has received awards for his research, teaching and service. He teaches courses in recruitment and hiring, training and development, introductory human resource management, and research methods at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Klein serves on several editorial review boards including the Human Resources Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He also serves on the executive committee for the Human Resources Division of the Academyof Management, serves on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation's board of directors, and is the founder and site coordinator for the Human Resources Instructional eXchange, a web-based clearinghouse for teaching and learning about human resource management.

Contact Information

748 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-0719