David Lepak is Professor of Human Resource Management and Department Chair of the HRM department in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. His research focuses on strategic human resource management with an emphasis on employment sub-systems and the HR architecture, contingent labor, intellectual capital, and linking HR systems to important company outcomes. His research has appeared in a variety of outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Human Resource Management. He has co-authored a comprehensive textbook with Mary Gowan, entitled Human Resource Management (Prentice Hall, 2008). He is currently associate editor of Academy of Management Review and serves on the editorial boards of many other academic journals.