Boniface Michael

Dr. Michael

Position   Associate Professor

Discipline   Human Resources & Organizational Behavior

Final Degree   PhD, Rutgers University (2009)



Faculty Contact Info

Office   Tahoe Hall 2022

Phone   916‐278‐7073



Professor Boniface Michael received his PhD in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, USA. He received his MBA from the FORE School of Management and his undergraduate degree in Economics from Delhi University in India.   

His research and teaching focuses on organizational culture and values, human resource management, conflict management and international management. His research has been published in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Employee Relations, Management Research Review and International Journal of Business and Social Sciences. Boniface has co‐ authored a Harvard Business Case Study on IBM’s values and a book chapter on research methods published by Yale University.   

He is a member of the Academy of Management, Labor and Employment Relations Association and Society for Advancement of Socio Economics, and has presented his research at their annual conferences. He has served as a reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, Management Research Review, John Wiley & Sons Publications and Academy of Management annual conferences.      

Prior to receiving his PhD, Boniface worked as an entrepreneur and human resources professional in high tech, consumer durables, and the services industry in India.

Areas of Interests

Teaching   Management of Contemporary Organizations, Conflict Management and Negotiation, Special Topics in Human Resource Management, Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior, Internship Strategic Management, Personnel Management, Comparative International Management, MBA Independent Study 

Research   Organizational Values, Culture, Change and Development and Conflict Management

Consulting   Organizational Development and Human Resources Management

Faculty Scholarship

Refereed Journal Articles

Journal Article, Academic Journal
Michael, B., Rashmi, M. (2011). A transaction cost economics view of outsourcing. International Journal of Business Humanities and Technology, 1(2), 34 - 43.

Michael, B., Neubert, M., Michael, R. (2012). Three Alternatives to Organizational Value Change and Formation: Top Down, Spontaneous Decentralized and Interactive Dialogical. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 48(3), 380 - 409.

Michael, B., Michael, R. (2012). Outsourcing: Mass layoffs and displaced workers’ experiences. Management Research Review, 35(11).

Michael, B., Michael, R. (2012). Interest Based Bargaining: Innovating from the Basics. International Journal of Business and Social Science/, 3(6).

Other Intellectual Contributions

Working Paper
Heckscher, C., Saul, R., Niclas, E., Michael, B. (2009). Organizational Collaboration and the Quality of Health (pp. Urbana Champaign, Illinois: Labor and Employment Relations Association's Research Clearing House.

Written Case with Instructional Material
Applegate, L., Austin, R., Heckscher, C., Collins, E., Michael, B. (2008). IBMs Decade of Transformation: Uniting Vision and Values (Revised-N9807030 ed., pp. 22). Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press.