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Research :: Ongoing Research

Peter Cappelli, the Center’s Director, and the Center's affiliated faculty, are involved in a number of research projects related to human resources topics. Those listed below are just a few of the recent and ongoing projects.

Peter Cappelli is a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Employment (2012-2014).

Peter Cappelli was named to the 2011 and 2012 lists of Top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers as one of the people "whose ideas and actions are shaping practices in HR globally."

Peter Cappelli was the Editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives from 2005-2008.

Peter Cappelli and attorney and Wharton Senior Fellow Daniel O'Meara host a weekly radio show ("In the Workplace") on SiriusXM Business Radio Powered by Wharton. 

View Peter Cappelli's monthly column for HR Executive  Online.

Forthcoming Publications and Sample of Ongoing Research:

The China Way: A Study of Chinese Executives. The Center for Human Resources, the Center for Leadership & Change Management, and the China Europe International Business School are currently studying the unique elements in the strategy, HR practices, governance and leadership of major Chinese companies. This book is scheduled for publication in 2017.

Designing Accountability Systems to Enhance Employee Decision-Making. The Center has provided funding for research by Shefali Patil and David Lebel on a project with the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of the Interior to examine how perceptions of performance evaluation and accountability systems affect employee behaviors, including innovation, counterproductive work behaviors, and decision making.

When Worlds Collide in Cyberspace: Work-Nonwork Boundary Management in Online Social Networking. The Center has provided funding for research by Nancy Rothbard et al. on the psychological, social, and organizational implications of managing the boundary between work and personal use of Facebook.