Steve Werner

Professor - Department Chairperson

Steve Werner


Steve Werner is a Professor in the Management Department. He received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from the University of Florida. His research focuses on various human resource managment issues, particularly compensation and international HRM. He has published in academic and practitioner publications such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management,Journal of Management Studies,Organizational Research Methods Journal of Business Research, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of International Management, British Journal of Management, International Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Worldatwork Journal, ACA Journal, Compensation and Benefits Review and the Columbia Journal of World Business, among others. He is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management. He is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Management, The Journal of Management Studies, The Journal of Business Research, Human Resource Management Journal, and Human Resource Management Review.

Dr. Werner has taught courses at the undergraduate, masters, or doctoral level in compensation administration, compensation system design, human resource management, organizational power and politics, international human resource management, industrial relations, research methods in management, and international management. Dr. Werner 's comments have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, DBA Houston Magazine, ESPN Magazine,and in the Houston Business Journal, among others. He has been a consultant to a number of larger and smaller firms and organizations on various aspects of compensation and human resource management. His clients include KMPG, Conoco, and the State of Texas. He has also advised a number of compensation consulting firms, and has been an expert witness. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Academy of International Business.

Research Interests

  • Compensation
  • Incentive rewards
  • Pay equity
  • Pay administration
  • International HRM
  • Managerial Pay
  • Fairness issues


  • Aguinis, H., Werner, S., Abbott, J.A., Angert, C., Park, J. H. & Kohlhausen, D. Customer-centric Science: Reporting Significant Research Results with Rigor, Relevance, and Practical Impact in Mind. Organizational Research Methods, 13: 515-539. [2010]
  • Werner, S., & Werner, N. Three Indications Your Company Has Performance Management Issues. Workspan, 53 (4): 36-41. [2010]
  • Werner, S., & Werner, N. Three Indications Your Company Has External Inequity Issues. Workspan, 52 (9): 66-70. [2009]
  • Brouthers, K.D., Brouthers, L.E., and Werner, S. Real Options, International Entry Mode Choices and Performance. Journal of Management Studies., 45(5): 936-960. [2008]
  • Brouthers, K.D., Brouthers, L.E., and Werner, S. Resource-Based Advantages in an International Context. Journal of Management, 34(2): 189-217. [2008]
  • Brouthers, L.E., Lascu, D., and Werner, S. Competitive Irrationality in Transitional Economies: Are Communist Managers Less Irrational? Journal of Business Ethics. [2008]Werner, Steve and B.K. Miller.
  • Werner, S. 2008. Managing Human Resources in North America: Current Issues and New Directions for Research. International Journal of Human Resource Management,19(8): 1395-1396. [2008]
  • "Predictors of Helping Behavior Toward Workers with Disabilities." Journal of Applied Social Psychology [2007]
  • Werner, Steve, M. Praxedes and H.G .Kim. "The Reporting of Nonresponse Analyses in Survey Research." Organizational Research Methods [2007]


  • Jackson, S.E., Schuler, R.S., & Werner, S. Managing Human Resources, 10th Edition. Mason, OH: Cengage/Southwestern Publishers. Performance Management: Putting research into practice. [2009]
  • Gomez-Mejia, L.R., and Werner, S. (Editors) Global Compensation: Foundations and Perspectives. London, UK: Routledge. [2008]
  • Werner, S. (Editor). Managing Human Resources in North America. Routledge [2007]

Academic Associations & Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Management
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management Review
  • Journal of Business Research

Contact Info

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  • Mana 7336 Human Resource Management
  • Mana 6332 Organizational Behavior
  • Mana 8330 Research Methods
  • Mana 8345 Seminar in Management Research
  • Mana 7397 International Human Resource Management
  • Mana 7353 Regional Issues in Global Management


University of Florida
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