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Frank Bosco

Associate Professor

Area: Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4151
  • Alternate Website: http://frankbosco.com


  • Meta-Science
  • Employee Staffing
  • Big Data


  • Human Resource Management (MGMT 331), Staffing Organizations (MGMT 332), Seminar in Human Resource Managment (MGMT 737)
  • Meta-analysis, big data, data science, R software

Dr. Frank Bosco is a member of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research spans the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and organizational research methods. Dr. Bosco is especially interested in employee staffing (e.g., employee selection), cognitive ability testing, meta-analysis, big data, open science, and approaches for summarizing entire scientific literatures. His research appears in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, and Personnel Psychology.

Dr. Bosco is Director of metaBUS.org, a winner of the 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities' Digging into Data Challenge and funded by the National Science Foundation, SHRM Foundation, the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund, and other sources. The project enables more than 1,000 scientists and practitioners to make sense of more than 1,000,000 research findings by navigating an easy-to-understand "map" of constructs that conducts instant meta-analyses on virtually any topic in the scientific space.


Published Intellectual Contributions
Book Chapter
  • Bosco, F. A. (2018). File drawer problem. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.
Conference Proceeding
Journal Article
  • Bosco, F. A., Uggerslev, K. L., Steel, P. (in press). MetaBUS as a vehicle for facilitating meta-analysis. (1 ed., vol. 27, pp.237-254). Human Resource Management Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2016.09.013
  • Rubenstein, A., Whiting, S., Morrison, H., Bosco, F. A. (2022). More money, more problems? An examination of the dynamic relationship between income and work-family conflict. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/joop.12387
  • Field, J. G., Bosco, F. A., Kraichy, D., Uggerslev, K. L., Geiger, M. K. (2021). More alike than different? A comparison of variance explained by cross-cultural models. Journal of International Business Studies.
  • Steel, P., Taras, V., Uggerslev, K., Bosco, F. A. (2018). The Happy Culture: A Theoretical, Meta-Analytic, and Empirical Review of the Relationship Between Culture and Wealth and Subjective Well-Being.. Personality and Social Psychology Review. DOI: 10.1177/1088868317721372
  • Lee, C., Bosco, F. A., Steel, P., Uggerslev, K. (2017). A metaBUS enabled meta-analysis of career satisfaction. Career Development International. DOI: 10.1108/CDI-08-2017-0137
  • Rubenstein, A. L., Allen, D. G., Bosco, F. A. (2017). What’s past (and present) is prologue: Interactions between justice levels and trajectories predicting behavioral reciprocity. Journal of Management. DOI: 10.1177/0149206317728107
  • Baker, C., Bosco, F. A., Uggerslev, K. L., Steel, P. G. (2016). metaBUS: An open search engine of I - O research findings. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.
  • Anderson, C. J., Bahník, ., Barnett-Cowan, M., Bosco, F. A., Chandler, J., Chartier, C. R., Cheung, F., Christopherson, C. D., Cordes, A., Cremata, E. J., Della Penna, N., Estel, V., Fedor, A., Fitneva, S. A., Frank, M. C., Grange, J. A., Hartshorne, J. K., Hasselman, F., Henninger, F., van der Hulst, M., Jonas, K. J., Lai, C. K., Levitan, C. A., Miller, J. K., Moore, K. S., Meixner, J. M., Munafò, M. R., Neijenhuijs, K. I., Nilsonne, G., Nosek, B. A., Plessow, F., Prenoveau, J. M., Ricker, A. A., Schmidt, K., Spies, J. R., Stieger, S., Strohminger, N., Sullivan, G. B., van Aert, R. C., van Assen, M. A., Vanpaemel, W., Vianello, M., Voracek, M., Zuni, K. (2016). Response to Comment on "Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science".. (6277 ed., vol. 351, pp.1037). New York, N.Y.: Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9163
  • Bosco, F. A. (2015). Cloud-based meta-analysis to bridge science and practice: Welcome to metaBUS. (1 ed., vol. 1, pp.3-17). Personnel Assessment and Decisions.
  • , Bosco, F. A. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. (6251 ed., vol. 349, pp.aac4716). New York, N.Y.: Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716
  • Bosco, F. A., Aguinis, H., Field, J., Pierce, C., Dalton, D. (2015). HARKing's threat to organizational research: Evidence from primary and meta-analytic sources. Personnel Psychology.
  • Bosco, F. A., Aguinis, H., Singh, K., Field, J., Pierce, C. (2015). Correlational effect size benchmarks. (vol. 100, pp.431-449). Journal of Applied Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/a0038047
  • Bosco, F. A., Allen, D., Singh, K. (2015). Executive attention: An alternative perspective on general mental ability, performance, and subgroup differences. Personnel Psychology.
  • Bosco, F. A., Hancock, J., Allen, D., McDaniel, K., Pierce, C. (2013). Meta-analytic review of employee turnover as a predictor of firm performance. (vol. 39, pp.537-603). Journal of Management. DOI: 10.1177/0149206311424943
  • Bosco, F. A., Open Science Collaboration, O. (2012). An open, large-scale, collaborative effort to estimate the reproducibility of psychological science. (vol. 7, pp.657-660). Perspectives on Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/1745691612462588
  • Bosco, F. A., Dalton, D., Aguinis, H., Dalton, C., Pierce, C. (2012). Revisiting the file drawer problem in meta-analysis: An assessment of published and non-published correlation matrices. (vol. 65, pp.221-249). Personnel Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2012.01243.x
Magazine/Trade Publication
  • Bosco, F. A. (2020). Millions of Findings at Your Fingertips. In No (3 ed., vol. 33). APS Observer Magazine.