Bashker “Bob” Biswas, Ph.D., is the Principal of the Biswas Group Inc., a Global Management Consultancy. Dr. Biswas concurrently holds the position of Visiting Professor at Keller School of Management at DeVry University in Sacramento, California. Dr. Biswas has over 40 years experience in Total Rewards Management; Finance; Accounting; Executive Compensation; Base, Incentive, Sales and Equity Compensation; Human Resource Strategy; Human Resource Information Systems; International Human Resources; and International Compensation.
The companies he has worked for are Control Data, Bechtel, Memorex, Maxtor, Hitachi Data Systems and BioGenex, and Zain. Dr. Biswas has held positions at the Director level and above since 1982. At Maxtor and BioGenex he was a Vice President. While at Memorex and Zain, he worked out of London and the Middle East/Africa respectively. He has traveled to over 30 countries on variouscompensation and benefits related projects.
During his tenure in the Middle East, Dr. Biswas conducted Total Rewards and Global Human Resource Management Seminars throughout the Middle East and Africa. He was a leading instructor in the Zain Human Resource Management Academy. In addition, he has held consulting positions at Skopos Corporation, a venture investment backed HRIS start-up cofounded by Dr. Biswas in 1983, at Coopers & Lybrand, and at PricewaterhouseCoopers. At Coopers & Lybrand, he was a Director of Human Resource Consulting in the San Francisco office and National High-tech Leader for Human Resource Consulting. Dr. Biswas was also responsible for the firm’s National Software Industry Compensation Survey. In total he has provided Compensation Consulting to over 40 companies.
Dr. Biswas has taught at various universities as an adjunct faculty member since 1984. He has authored and coauthored articles in Human Resource Management. Dr. Biswas also has presented at WorldatWork’s National Conference and briefly taught in their Certification Program. Dr. Biswas holds a B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D., and a post-graduate diploma in Industrial Relations. He has been a member of WorldatWork (American Compensation Association) since 1972.
Wayne Cascio holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He has authored more than 150 journal articles and book chapters and 24 books. In 1999 he received the Distinguished Career award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2004, and in 2008 he was named by the Journal of Management as one of the most influential scholars in management in the past 25 years. In 2010 he received the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award from the Society for Human Resource Management. His work is cited regularly in the business press. Dr. Cascio is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Academy of Management, and the American Psychological Association. Currently he serves as a senior editor of the Journal of World Business .
John Boudreau is Research Director at the Center for Effective Organizations and Professor of Management and Organization in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on the bridge between superior human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. He is a strategy, human resource management, and talent advisor and educator in organizations ranging from early-stage companies, to government agencies and Fortune 100 organizations, to large multinational companies. Dr. Boudreau has published more than 60 books and articles, and his work has been featured in Harvard Business Review , The Wall Street Journal , and Business Week . He has won scholarly awards from the Academy of Management. Dr. Boudreau is a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and was formerly a professor at Cornell University.