Assistant Professor

Email: janet.boekhorst@uwaterloo.caJanet Boekhorst

Phone: 519-888-4567 x40148

Location: E7 2434

Janet Boekhorst, BComm, MIR, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. 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.


  • Employee well-being
  • Workplace fun
  • Workplace diversity and inclusion



  • 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.

Research interests and grants

  • Workplace fun; workplace diversity and inclusion; creativity; knowledge management; and leader and employee well-being.

Recent Grants

  • Boekhorst, J. A. (PI), Shantz, A. (CI), & Hewett, R. (C). SSHRC Insight Development Grant: The paradox of supporting employee wellbeing: Implications for manager wellbeing and job performance, 2019 - 2021.
  • Boekhorst, J. A. (PI). SSHRC Explore Grant: Developing a multi-dimensional manager support for employee wellbeing framework, 2019.
  • Boekhorst, J. A. (PI). SSHRC Exchange Grant: Because I want to, or because I have to?: The paradox of manager support for employee wellbeing, 2019.
  • Boekhorst, J. A. (PI). Ontario Centre for Performance Management Research and Education (CPMRE) Grant: Departing from the status quo: Examining the effect of work engagement on pro-social rule-breaking, 2018.
  • Singh, P. (PI), & Boekhorst, J. A. (C). SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Entrepreneurship, human resource management and firm performance, 2017.

Selected presentations and publications

  • Harrison, J. A., Boekhorst, J. A., & Yu, Y. (2018). HPWS and climate for inclusion: A moral legitimacy lens. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 37(5), 491-505.
  • 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

2020 European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, Best Poster Presentation Award
2019 Dean’s Recognition for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
2018 Dean’s Recognition for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
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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