Assistant Professor


Phone: 519-888-4567 x40148

Location: E7 2434

Janet Boekhorst photo.

Janet Boekhorst, BComm, MIR, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. She was an Adjunct Professor at York University and University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Janet earned her PhD from York University and her Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) from Queen’s University. She teaches BET 340 - Essentials of Entrepreneurial Planning and Execution and BET 450 – Leadership.


  • Strategic high-performance work systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Workplace diversity and inclusion
  • Employee well-being



  • PhD, York University
  • Master of Industrial Relations (MIR), Queen's University
  • BComm, University of Guelph

Academic positions

  • Assistant Professor, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, 2018 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, York University, 2014 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2012
  • Tutorial Instructor, York University, 2010 - 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, York University, 2011, 2014

Research interests and grants

  • Strategic high-performance work systems, entrepreneurship, workplace diversity and inclusion, and employee well-being

Recent Grants

  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant (collaborator with Dr. Parbudyal Singh, York University)
    Title: Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management and Firm Performance ($31,260)
    Awarded: 2017

Selected presentations and publications

  • Harrison, J. H., Boekhorst, J. A., & Yu, N. (In press). HPWS and Climate for Inclusion: A Moral Legitimacy Lens. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal.
  • Boekhorst, J. A., Singh, P., & Burke, R. J. (2017). Work Intensity, Emotional Exhaustion and Life Satisfaction: The Moderating Role of Psychological Detachment. Personnel Review, 46(5), 891-907.
  • Samnani, A. -K., Boekhorst, J. A., & Harrison, J. A. (2016). Institutional-Level Bullying: Exploring Workplace Bullying During Union Organizing Drives. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89(2), 377-395.
  • Singh, P., Burke, R., & Boekhorst, J. A. (2016). Recovery After Work Experiences, Employee Well-Being and Intent to Quit. Personnel Review, 45(2), 232-254.
  • Boekhorst, J. A. (2015). The Role of Authentic Leadership in Fostering Workplace Inclusion: A Social Information Processing Perspective. Human Resource Management, 54(2), 241-264.
  • Kotlyar, I., Karakowsky, L., Ducharme, M. J., & Boekhorst, J. A. (2014). Do “Rising Stars”
    Avoid Risk?: Status-Based Labels and Decision Making. Leadership & Organization
    Development Journal, 35(2), 121-136.
  • Samnani, A. -K., Boekhorst, J. A., & Harrison, J. A. (2013). The Acculturation Process:
    Antecedents, Strategies, and Outcomes. Journal of Occupational and Organizational
    Psychology, 86(2), 166-183.
  • Manroop, L., Boekhorst, J. A., & Harrison, J. A. (2013). The Influence of Cross-Cultural
    Differences on Job Interview Selection Decisions. The International Journal of Human
    Resource Management, 24(18), 3512-3533.
  • Samnani, A. -K., Boekhorst, J. A., & Harrison, J. A. (2012). Acculturation Strategy and
    Individual Outcomes: Cultural Diversity Implications for Human Resource
    Management. Human Resource Management Review, 22(4), 323-335.

Selected awards and honours

2017 MaRS Entrepreneurship 101 Certificate
2017 Top 2.5% of Internal Customer Engagement Scores, Gallup
2016 Rising Star Award, Gallup
2015 Best PhD Dissertation, Human Resources Research Institute (HRRI) - $4,000
2015 Best Reviewer Award, Career Development International
2013 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship - $20,000
University of Waterloo

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