Janet Boekhorst

Assistant Professor and Conrad Research Excellence Chair
Janet Boekhorst

Contact information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x40148
Location: E7 2434



Biography summary

Janet Boekhorst, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Conrad Research Excellence Chair at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. Janet received her Ph.D. from York University and her Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University.

Research interests

  • Leader and employee well-being
  • Employee inclusion and diversity
  • Star performers
  • Workplace fun


  • BE 600 - Management and Leadership
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023
  • BET 340 - Essentials of Entrepreneurial Planning and Execution
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • BET 450 - Leadership
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/recent publications

  • Good, J. R. L.,*† Halinski, M.,† & Boekhorst, J. A.† (2022). Organizational social activities and knowledge management behaviors: An affective events perspective. Human Resource Management. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22109
  • Boekhorst, J. A., & Frawley, S. (2022). The pragmatic side of workplace heroics: A self-interest perspective on responding to mistreatment in work teams. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2022.2113820
  • Boekhorst, J. A., Basir, N., & Malhotra, S. (2002). Star light, but why not so bright? A process model of how incumbents influence star newcomer performance. Academy of Management Review. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2020.0519
  • Boekhorst, J. A., & Halinski, M. (2022). Do sick coworkers make us help others?: Investigating the critical roles of citizenship pressure and psychological detachment. Journal of Organizational Behavior. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2600
  • Stephan, U.,† Zbierowski, P.,† Pérez-Luño, A., Wach, D., Wiklund, J., Alba Cabañas, M., Barki, E., Benzari, A., Bernhard-Oettel, C., Boekhorst, J. A., ... & Zahid, M. M. (2022). Act or wait-and-see? Adversity, agility, and entrepreneur wellbeing across countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/10422587221104820
  • Boekhorst, J. A., Halinski, M., & Good, J. R. L.* (2021). Fun, friends, and creativity: A social capital perspective. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 55(4), 970-983. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.502
  • Ali, A.,* Wang, H., & Boekhorst, J. A. (2021). A moderated mediation examination of shared leadership and team creativity: A social information processing perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-021-09786-6
  • Boekhorst, J. A., Hewett, R., Shantz, A. D., & Good, J. R. L.* (2021). The double-edged sword of manager caring behavior: Implications for employee wellbeing. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 26(6), 507-521. https://doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000313
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12129
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21669
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.777675
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr 2012.04.001