• Phone: 617-353-4281
  • E-Mail:  ffoulkes@bu.edu
  • Website: http://www.bu.edu/HRPI
  • Office: 550
  • Office Hours:
    Thur. 01:00PM - 04:00AM
  • Address: Boston University Questrom School of Business
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

Principal publications include: Creating More Meaningful Work (The American Management Association); Casebook on Church and Society (with Keith Bridston, Ann D. Meyers and Louis Weeks, Abington Press); Personnel Policies in Large Nonunion Companies (Prentice-Hall); Human Resources Management: Cases and Text (with E.R. Livernash, Prentice-Hall); Employee Benefits Handbook (editor and contributing author Warren, Gorham & Lamont); Strategic Human Resources Management: A Guide for Effective Practice (Prentice-Hall), Human Resources Management: Readings (Prentice-Hall) and Executive Compensation: A Strategic Guide for the 1990s (Harvard Business School Press). Professor Foulkes has also written numerous articles, including five published in the Harvard Business Review, and has developed over 160 case studies.

Professor Foulkes is the founder and director of the Human Resources Policy Institute. The Institute is a partnership between Boston University's School of Management faculty and senior human resources executives. Its members include the heads of human resources for over 45 large, global companies, including Colgate-Palmolive, CVS, EMC, Fidelity, HP, IBM, P&G, and Raytheon.

  • Education Open or Close

    DBA, Harvard Business School, 1968.

    MBA, Harvard Business School, 1965.

    AB, Princeton University, Economics, magna cum laude, 1963.

  • Current CoursesOpen or Close

    GSM OB713 B1 Leading Organizations and People

    SMG OB441 A1 Human Resource Management

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Book Chapters:

      Foulkes, F., (1974). Special Report on Job Boredom, : Compton Yearbook Encyclopedia.

  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Foulkes, F. K., (Moderator), Hot Topics in Compensation: Implications for the Proxy Season, NACD New England Chapter, Newton, MA. (December 10, 2013).

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    Service to the School:

      National, School of Management, Organizational Behavior Department, LOT (Leadership Organization Transformation) Club. (May 2014 - Present).

      Local, School of Management, FPC Member. (2013 - Present).

      National, School of Management, Task Force on Employee Benefits. (April 2014 - December 2014).

    Service to the Profession:

      National, Professional, Board of Directors of a Company, Wheelock College. (2011 - Present).

      Regional, Professional, Board of Directors of a Company, Lake Sunapee Protective Association. (2010 - Present).

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  • DirectorshipOpen or Close

    Panera Bread (2006-present) Wheelock College (2011-present) National Academy of Human Resources Foundation (2010-present)

    Trustee, Wheelock College 2011 to Present Pro Bono