Munich Extension - LMU Munich
New Perspectives on Strategic Human Capital

Thursday, September 15, 2016


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Deepak Somaya
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Ingo Weller
LMU Munich

Registration Fees

Now - Sept. 1 After Sept. 1
Member US$ 85 US$ 105
Non-Member US$ 135 US$ 155


This Extension will be held at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation in Munich. The foundation is an independent foundation for the promotion of the sciences, and is located within an annex at Munich’s historic Nymphenburg Palace. For more information about the Foundation please visit their website here. Information on the Palace can be found here.

We are pleased to partner with the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation for this extension. For more information, please click here.

We are also pleased to partner with the Organizations Research Group (ORG) at LMU Munich. Click here for more information.

Munich Extension Registration

Program Overview

The Strategic Human Capital (SHC) field attracts a heterogeneous group of scholars from the strategy and human resource management areas, with disciplinary backgrounds in economics, psychology and sociology. This exciting Extension aims at moving the field forward by advancing interdisciplinary perspectives and exploring novel methodologies and data sources. Discussions may center around issues like (but not exclusively restrict to):

  • New perspectives on mobility and matching: How do firms combine internal and external labor markets to gain, motivate, and empower their talent?
  • Strategic Organization Design: How do firm structures and micro-level resources interact in the creation of firm value?
  • Systems, configurations, and complementarities: How can interdisciplinary perspectives on HC systems, complementarities, and value creation be used to advance our view of SHC?
  • New research methods and data: Big data from within and external to firms provide novel opportunities and challenges, and needs for new methodologies and data handling and gathering approaches


Wednesday, September 14:

19:00 Pre-Extension Dinner

Thursday, September 15:

9:00 - 9:30 Registration and Welcome

9:30 - 10:45 Scholarly Panel: (Why) Do we need Strategic Human Capital Research?

10:45 - 11:30 Poster Presentations-I and Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:45 Scholarly Panel: Organizations and Human Capital: Exploring the Nexus

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 - 15:00 People Operations and People Analytics: Lessons from SHC Practice

15:00 – 15:45 Poster Presentations-II Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00 Summary: Advancing a Research Agenda for SHC Scholarship

Travel Information

The extension location is easily accessed by public transportation. Munich is a convenient transit airport to Berlin (location of the SMS main conference), and is connected by air with many cities around the world.

Extension Hotel: Vi Vadi Hotel, Bayerstr. 89. A limited number of rooms have been blocked until July 20th for attendees of the extension at the conference rate of € 117/night. When making your reservations please refer to “LMU Munich” in order to obtain a room from this block. Reservations can be made by phone (+49 89 244 15880) or email ( Please note that a major exhibition is taking place in Munich at the same time as the Extension, so hotel space is scarce. Also note that Oktoberfest starts on the following weekend. Early hotel and flight bookings are highly recommended. Please visit the hotel website here.


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Russell Coff
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Andreas Dittes
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Barry Gerhart
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Constance Helfat
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
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Anthony Nyberg
University of South Carolina
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Kurt Servatius
Allianz SE
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Deepak Somaya
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign