Does it Pay to Stand Out?

Prasanna Tambe, Operations, Information and Decisions, and Sirui Wang, PhD Candidate The Wharton School

Abstract: A defining feature of the modern information technology environment is continuous and rapid technological innovation. In this research project, we study how the human resource (HR) practices firms use affect how much value they capture from this innovation. Specifically, we analyze how employers and their technology workers divide the value generated when firms invest in new technologies that require workers to invest in new human capital.