SMS

Strategic Human Capital Interest Group Awards

The Strategic Human Capital Interest Group is proud to recognize exceptional research through annual Interest Group awards. The Interest Group presents the Strategic Human Capital Best Conference Paper Prize and Strategic Human Capital Best Interdisciplinary Paper Prize to notable proposals submitted to the IG track and presented at the SMS Annual Conference. Past winners for these awards are as follows:

Best Conference Paper:
Variety Is the Spice of Internal Hiring: How Pool Heterogeneity Affects Post-hire Performance and Exit
by Kathryn Dlugos

Best Interdisciplinary Paper:
The Effects of Founders’ Personal and Professional Backgrounds on Strategic Alliances: A Study of Venture Capital Syndication
by Rui Shen and Gina Dokko

Best Conference Paper:
When to Put the Best to Rest: Star Human Capital and Firm Adaptation
by Victoria Sevcenko

Best Interdisciplinary Paper:
Machine Learning and Human Capital: Experimental Evidence on How Domain-Specific Expertise Can Mitigate Biased Predictions
by Prithwiraj Choudhury

Best Conference Paper:
When Losers Become Leavers: Rejection and Turnover in Internal Labor Markets
by JR Keller & Kathryn Dlugos 

Best Interdisciplinary Paper:
Employee Mobility Barriers and Inventor Collaborativeness in Firms
by Eunkwang Seo & Deepak Somaya

Best Conference Paper:
Homesick or Homerun? Distance from Home and Employee Productivity – Natural Experiment from India
by Prithwiraj Choudhury and Ohchan Kwon

Best Interdisciplinary Paper:
The External Aspect of CEO Humility: The Effect of Lower Expectations on Market Performance
by Oleg Petrenko, Federico Aime, Tessa Recendes, Lei Xu, and Jeff Chandler

Best Conference Paper:
Dancing with the Stars: Benefits of a Star Employee’s Temporary Absence for Organizational Performance
by John Chen and Pranav Garg 

Best Interdisciplinary Paper:
Leveraging Who You Know by What You Know: Returns to Relational and Human Capital
by Heejung Byun, Justin Frake, and Rajshree Agarwal 

Best Conference Paper:
Let Them Go? How Losing Employees to Competitors can Enhance Firm Status 
by Ingo Weller and Anthony Nyberg

Best Interdisciplinary Paper:
Talent Matching as a Dynamic Capability: Integrating Economic and Strategic Human Resource Management Perspectives
by Prithwiraj Choudhury