Strategic Human Capital, Management Practices
and Performance

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.


OCTOBER 18, 2016
Submission Deadline for Proposals
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Co-Author Confirmation Deadline
Notifications of Program Review Committee Decisions
DECEMBER 15, 2017
Deadline for Doctoral Workshop Applications
JANUARY 16, 2017
Early Registration & Presenter Registration Deadline
MARCH 30, 2017
Doctoral Workshop in Milan
MARCH 31 - APRIL 1, 2017
SMS Special Conference Milan

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