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Chris Berger

Associate Professor of Management;

Professor Berger's teaching interests include human resource management, compensation and reward systems, organizational behavior, and research methods. His current research focuses on cost/benefit models for human resource programs, job evaluation, employee turnover, and reward aspects of promotion and career development. His publication credits include "The Effects of Unions on Job Satisfaction," Organizational Behavior and Human Performance (1983); "Decision-Theoretic Utility Analysis Applied to Employee Separations and Acquisitions," a monograph with John Boudreau, Journal of Applied Psychology (1985) for which he won the 1986 Academy of Management New Concept Award; and "Conceptual Integration and Empirical Test of Job Design and Compensation Relationships" with Michael Campion, Personnel Psychology (1990), which also won the 1989 Academy of Management Best Paper Award in Human Resource Management. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management and Personnel Psychology. Before coming to Purdue in 1978, he was an assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at the University of Kansas (1976-78). He is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association (Industrial/Organizational Division), and the Industrial Relations Research Association.


Ph.D., Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin
M.S., Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin
B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin

Research & Area(s) of Expertise

Human Resources, Management