The Strategic Human Capital Interest Group promotes research that sheds light on the role of human capital resources in unit and firm performance. This includes research related to the direct antecedents and outcomes of mobility, development, emergence, and deployment associated with human capital resources. Scholarship that is interdisciplinary and/or considers multiple levels of analysis is especially welcomed.

Topic Areas of Research

Questions we seek to address:

  • How can firms purposefully create valuable firm-level human capital resource heterogeneity?
  • What are the mechanisms that link human capital to firm-level outcomes?
  • How, when, and why does the emergence process convert human capital into human capital resources?
  • To what extent, when, and how can firms gain a competitive advantage through people?
  • Why and how do competitive interactions within labor markets (e.g., talent poaching) differ from competitive interactions in other strategic factor markets? What are the implications of these differences?
  • How do management practices that enhance the strategic value of human capital resources diffuse?
  • What factors explain differences in human capital resource productivity within industries?
  • How does human capital emerge and interact with other forms of intellectual capital (e.g., social capital, organizational capital) to influence firm-level outcomes?
  • How do firms best manage the value creation opportunities and value appropriation challenges presented by “star” employees?

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Group Leadership Details

Matthew Bidwell

Strategic Human Capital Interest Group Chairperson
University of Pennsylvania

Martin Ganco

Strategic Human Capital Interest Group Program Chair
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gina Dokko

Strategic Human Capital Interest Group Associate Program Chair
University of California, Davis


Christiane Bode

Imperial College London

Thomaz Teodorovicz

Copenhagen Business School

Shinjae Won

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jiayi Bao

Texas A&M University

Bruno Cirillo

SKEMA Business School

Hyo Kang

University of Southern California


Federica De Stefano

Strategic Human Capital Interest Group Engagement Officer
HEC Paris

Lauren Aydinliyim

Strategic Human Capital Interest Group Information Resource Chair
Baruch College, the City University of New York