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Jeffrey B. Arthur

Associate Professor
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2011 Pamplin (0233)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Academic Area(s)

Strategic Human Resource Management, Compensation


  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1990
  • M.S., Cornell University, 1987
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz 1984


Jeffrey B. Arthur earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has been on the faculty at Purdue University and Fairfield University and is currently an Associate Professor of Management at Virginia Tech. He teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in strategic human resource management, compensation and performance management, and employee and labor-management relations.  His research on strategic human resource management focuses on the effect of human resource systems on organizational performance outcomes. His early empirical research on this topic became seminal articles in this area of study and have been cited over 5,000 times. More recently, his research on this topic has addressed issues of High-performance work system implementation in small- and medium-sized organizations. In area of Compensation, he has published multiple articles on the topic of productivity gainsharing and organizational learning. His more recent work in this area addresses the impact of employee recognition programs on customer satisfaction over time. His published research appears in various scholarly journals including Academy of Management Journal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, and Human Resource Management Review. He has served as an Associate Editor for International Journal of Human Resource Management and as a member of the Editorial Board at Strategic Management JournalGroup and Organization Management, and Human Resource Management.