David B. Balkin is Professor of Management at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in human resource management from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, he served on the faculties of Northeastern University and Louisiana State University. He has published over 80 articles which have received over 15,000 citations in Google Scholar on human resource management topics appearing in scholarly journals that include the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. He has also published articles in practice journals that include California Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, Business Strategy Review, Academy of Management Executive, Compensation and Benefits Review and HR Magazine. His current research focuses on the management of employee reward systems, the effect of gender in the workplace, and the effect of digital technology in the workplace. One of his publications was selected as the best article of the year published in the Academy of Management Journal.
Professor Balkin is an author of several leading texts on management and human resources used by students worldwide that include Managing Human Resources, 9th ed. (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2020) and Management: People, Performance and Change, (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2012). Managing Human Resources has been adapted and translated for the Spanish-speaking community and is used by students at universities throughout Spain and Latin America. Professor Balkin has served as Chair of the Management Department at University of Colorado and also has served on advisory boards of several non-profit organizations. He currently serves as the associate editor for Human Resource Management Review (Elsevier Publishing, Oxford, UK) and has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management. He also serves on the Organization Committee for the European Rewards Management Conference which meets biannually in Brussels, Belgium. Professor Balkin has served as an expert witness on legal cases representing plaintiffs who allege being victims of employment and pay discrimination.
Professor Balkin has extensive international experience teaching courses on Leadership and Human Resource Management. He has taught graduate courses and seminars on Leadership or Human Resource Management topics in Europe and Asia at University of Regensburg (Germany), Jacobs University (Germany), University of Toulouse (France), Audencia Business School (France), University of Aix-Marseille (France), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Aalto University (Finland), ESADE Business School (Spain), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Indian School of Business (India). He has also developed and led workshops for doctoral students and faculty in writing theory contributions for scholarly journals at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany) and the Toulouse Business School (France).