Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration
Boris Groysberg is a Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School. He currently teaches the Managing Human Capital course in the second year elective course of the MBA program and in several Executive Education programs.
Professor Groysberg's research focuses on the challenges of managing professional service firms. In particular, his work investigates how a firm can be systematic in achieving a sustainable competitive advantage by leveraging its employees. In a number of related papers, he examines how firms develop, hire, retain, and utilize star knowledge workers. By focusing on the performance of these highly skilled professionals, his research contributes to the human capital theory, the theory of allocation of talent, the theory of labor market competition, and human research management studies. Boris Groysberg has won, for two consecutive years, the Strategic Management Society PhD Fellowship (Booz Allen Hamilton/SMS fellow) for his research on talent management. In 2001, he was also named runner up for the Best Conference Paper Prize.
Professor Groysberg holds a DBA in Business Policy from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in accounting from New York University. Prior to joining the faculty, he worked at IBM.
Professor Groysberg has taught executive education and has advised professional service firms. He lives in Brookline, with his wife Liliya and his children.
Boris Groysberg: Won the 2011 Axiom Business Book Award Gold Medal in the Operations Management category for Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance (Princeton University Press, 2010).
Boris Groysberg: Winner of the 2006 Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence for "Which Types of Analyst Firms Are More Optimistic?" (with Amanda Paige Cowen and Paul Healy, Journal of Accounting & Economics, April 2006).