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Herman Aguinis

Contact Information

(812) 856-0780
haguinis [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • John F. Mee Chair of Management
  • Professor of Organizational Behavior & Human Resources
  • Founding and Managing Director, Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness


  • Bloomington


  • Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York, 1993

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • President, Iberoamerican Academy of Management (2013-2016)
  • Academy of Management Research Methods Division Distinguished Career Award
  • Fellow, Academy of Management
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • Inductee, Society for Organizational Behavior
  • Inductee, Society for Research Synthesis Methodology
  • Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division IDEA Thought Leader Award
  • Academy of Management Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award (2015, 2009, & 2002)
  • Former Editor-in-Chief, Organizational Research Methods
  • Personnel Psychology Best Article of the Year Award
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior Best Article of the Year Award
  • Academy of Management Perspectives Best Article of the Year Award
  • Organizational Reseach Methods Best Article of the Year Award
  • Indiana University Latino Faculty and Staff Council Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Indiana University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building Bridges Award

Professional Interests

Organizational Behavior; Human Resource Management; Research Methods and Analysis; and Human Capital Acquisition, Development, and Deployment (e.g., Corporate Responsibility, Domestic and International Diversity, Staffing, Training and Development, Performance Management)


Please visit his personal web page for detailed information on his background, experience, and current activities.

Selected Publications

  • Bergh, D. D., Aguinis, Herman, Heavey, C. Ketchen, D. J., Boyd, B. K., Su, P., Lau, C., & Joo, Harry (in press). Using meta-analytic structural equation modeling to advance strategic management research: Guidelines and an empirical illustration via the strategic leadership-performance relationship. Strategic Management Journal.

  • Bernerth, J. & Aguinis, Herman. (in press). A critical review and best-practice recommendations for control variable usage. Personnel Psychology.

  • Bosco, F. A., Aguinis, Herman, Field, J. G., Pierce, C. A., & Dalton, Dan R. (in press). HARKing’s threat to organizational research: Evidence from primary and meta-analytic sources. Personnel Psychology.

  • Aguinis, Herman, O’Boyle, E., Gonzalez-Mulé, E., & Joo, Harry. (in press). Cumulative advantage: Conductors and insulators of heavy-tailed productivity distributions and productivity stars. Personnel Psychology.

  • Bosco, F. A., Aguinis, Herman, Singh, K., Field, J. G., & Pierce, C. A. (2015). Correlational effect size benchmarks. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 431-449.

  • Crawford, G. C., Aguinis, Herman, Lichtenstein, B., Davidsson, P., & McKelvey, B. (in press). Power law distributions in entrepreneurship: Implications for theory and research. Journal of Business Venturing.

  • Aguinis, Herman, & Edwards, J. R. (2014). Methodological wishes for the next decade and how to make wishes come true. Journal of Management Studies, 51, 143-174.

  • Aguinis, Herman, & Vandenberg, R. J. (2014). An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Improving research quality before data collection. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 1, 569-595.

  • Aguinis, Herman, Shapiro, D. L., Antonacopoulou, E., & Cummings, T. G. (2014). Scholarly impact: A pluralist conceptualization. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 13, 623-639.
  • Aguinis, Herman, & O’Boyle, E. (2014). Star performers in twenty-first-century organizations. Personnel Psychology, 67, 313-350.

  • Morgeson, F. P., Aguinis, Herman, Waldman, D. A., & Siegel, D. S. (2013). Extending corporate social responsibility research to the human resource management and organizational behavior domains: A look to the future. Personnel Psychology, 66, 805-824.

  • Aguinis, Herman, Gottfredson, R. K., & Joo, Harry (2013). Best-practice recommendations for defining, identifying, and handling outliers. Organizational Research Methods, 16, 270-301.
  • Aguinis, Herman, Gottfredson, R. K., & Culpepper, S. A. (2013). Best-practice recommendations for estimating cross-level interaction effects using multilevel modeling. Journal of Management, 39, 1490-1528.
  • Aguinis, Herman (2013). Performance management (3rd edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

  • Aguinis, Herman, & Lawal, S. O. (2012). Conducting field experiments using eLancing’s natural environment. Journal of Business Venturing, 27, 493-505.

  • Mathieu, J. E., Aguinis, Herman, Culpepper, S. A., & Chen. G. (2012). Understanding and estimating the power to detect cross-level interaction effects in multilevel modeling. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 951-966.

  • Kruschke, J. K., Aguinis, Herman, & Joo, Harry (2012). The time has come: Bayesian methods for data analysis in the organizational sciences. Organizational Research Methods, 15, 722-752.

  • O’Boyle, E., & Aguinis, Herman (2012). The best and the rest: Revisiting the norm of normality of individual performance. Personnel Psychology, 65, 79-119. 

  • Dalton, D. R., Aguinis, Herman, Dalton, C. A., Bosco, F. A., & Pierce, C. A. (2012). Revisiting the file drawer problem in meta-analysis: An empirical assessment of published and non-published correlation matrices. Personnel Psychology, 65, 221-249.

  • Aguinis, Herman, & Glavas, A. (2012). What we know and don’t know about corporate social responsibility: A review and research agenda. Journal of Management, 38, 932-968.

  • Cascio, W. F. & Aguinis, Herman (2011). Applied Psychology in Human Resource Management (7th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Aguinis, Herman, Pierce, C. A., Bosco, F. A, Dalton, D. R., & Dalton, C. M. (2011). Debunking myths and urban legends about meta-analysis. Organizational Research Methods, 14, 306-331.
  • Aguinis, Herman, Dalton, D. R., Bosco, F. A., Pierce, C. A., & Dalton, C. M. (2011). Meta-analytic choices and judgment calls: Implications for theory building and testing, obtained effect sizes, and scholarly impact. Journal of Management, 37, 5-38.