Human Resources

Ready to scale your startup? Not so fast, says new research

The book Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies, by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, has caught the attention of many entrepreneurs — likely inspiring them to scale…

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Employee turnover is a multimillion-dollar problem for organizations. According to Gallup, replacing exiting workers can cost one-half to two times the employee’s annual salary. Yet when it comes to your…

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How do Human Capital and Pro-Market Institutions Shape Ambitious Entrepreneurship in Good and Crisis Times?

Scholars and policymakers have highlighted the positive impact of human capital on entrepreneurial activity. Vast attention has also been directed to the beneficial role of pro-market institutions for entrepreneurship. A…

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General skills training programs benefit firm and worker by strengthening their relationship

Offering general training to workers in flexible arrangements — such as gig or contract workers — may seem as though it has limited benefits to the firm when compared with…

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After a Multinational Organization Fails, are its Employees Scarce Resources or Damaged Goods?

Working for a multinational corporation that failed—especially if you worked in the unit or physical location of the organization deemed responsible for the failure—has been shown to result in a…

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New study suggests corporate culture thwarts efforts to hire innovative candidates

Recruiting “entrepreneurial” candidates has become a key strategy for increasing innovation and agility at most large corporations, yet the difficulty of finding and hiring innovative talent has almost become a…

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Why Big Businesses Struggle to Hire Entrepreneurs

Despite the rhetoric from CEOs about the importance of recruiting for innovation, entrepreneurs face an established hiring bias. According to a recent study in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, recruiters are…

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SMJ: Salary Transparency with Low Monitoring Costs Helps Close the Gender Pay Gap

Salary transparency can reduce the gender pay gap, but it’s key that the cost of publicly monitoring salaries is reduced, according to new research published in Strategic Management Journal. The researchers…

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SMS 44th Annual Conference Istanbul

Strategic Management of Fault Lines, Contradictions, and Divergences

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SMJ Video Abstract | Health insurance benefits as a labor market friction

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