While firm performance has been studied for decades in strategy research and economics, our understanding of how many factors internal to firms drive performance remains incomplete. Many advances have been made in our understanding how resources and capabilities contribute to firm performance, but there are fundamental gaps concerning the role for performance of human resources, management practices (including HR practices and organizational design), and their interaction. The purpose of this conference is to address these gaps. Recent advances concerning strategic human capital, microfoundations, important breakthroughs in measurement (e.g., increased use of microdata) and research methods (multilevel methods, identification) and the emergence of organization design suggest that we may increasingly be well-equipped to grapple with the role for performance of human resources and management practices. The conference will stimulate a dialogue between strategic management scholars, human resource management scholars, economists, and others working on these issues.
Pictures from the Conference
We hope you all enjoyed the SMS Special Conference in Milan! We appreciate the hard work and dedication from the Conference Program Chairs, Track Chairs, Speakers, and Presenters who helped to make the event a success. Click below to see pictures taken during the Friday Sessions and Conference Dinner!