Data Analytics Supports Decentralized Innovation

Published Research

Data-analytics technology can accelerate the innovation process by enabling existing knowledge to be identified, accessed, combined, and deployed to address new problem domains.Read More

The Globalization of R&D and Human Capital Flows

Funded Research Proposal

My research studies innovation and technological change, with a special focus on the changing structure of the R&D activities of multinational firms. Multinational firms account for the majority of innovation investment worldwide. However, while innovation within these firms historically has been spatially concentrated in the home country, that concentration has changed dramatically in the past 20 years.Read More

The Organizational Consequences of Robots: Firm-level Evidence

Funded Research Proposal

As a new general-purpose technology, robots have the potential to radically transform industries and affect employment. Preliminary empirical studies using industry and geographic region-level data have shown that robots differ from prior general-purpose technologies and predict substantial negative effects on employment.Read More

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend: A New Condition for Two-sided Matching with Complementarities

Working Papers

For relatively large firms, especially multinationals, it is often a difficult human resource task to assign employees to different country offices, departments, divisions, or teams in the best possible way. This task can be extremely delicate and complex, especially when a company has many employees to go through the (re)assignment process. Read More

Why Do Firms Offer Dicey Perks? The Case of Unlimited Vacation

Working Papers

The use of employee perks is becoming increasingly important to organizational competitiveness. Consequently, innovating along the human resource dimension has become a strategy imperative for many firms. Typically, firms introduce perks that are complementary to work. However, another set of perks that makes it easier for people to leave the workplace has gain more popularity over time. Read More

When Time-Off Sparks Time-At-Work: Time-Off as a Source of Competitive Advantage for Innovation

Working Papers

The management view of human capital as a source of sustained competitive advantage
has driven research on how strategic human resource practices affect organizational performance. This paper focuses on how a firm’s time-off policy can be a source of competitive advantage in entrepreneurial settings, particularly for innovation.Read More

IT Innovation and Job Design

Working Papers

The proposed study analyzes a data set of over eighty million online job listings from the years 2010 to 2016 (about 1 to 2 million each month). The data include job titles, locations (MSA), industry (NAICS), employer names — and most importantly for this analysis — detail on the specific skills required for a job. Read More

Bias-aware AI for Human Capital Management: An Innovative Approach for Algorithmic Job Screening

Funded Research Proposal

A well-known maxim in management is that “your people are your greatest asset”. Recruitment strategies in particular have been linked to firms’ innovative capacity, emphasizing the importance of maintaining competitive advantages in HR as a key goal of effective innovation management. Read More

Predicting Startup Survival Using the Normalized Burn Rate

Working Papers

How much to spend is a key managerial decision for entrepreneurs. Arguments favoring lean startups rely on the burden of rapid growth, reduced monitoring costs or the ineffcient use of cash. Arguments favoring high “burn rates” rely on the early creation of economies of scale and complementary assets; and the motivation benefits of efficiency wages and experimentation.Read More

Strategy, Human Capital Investments, Business-Domain Capabilities, and Performance: A Study in the Global Software Services Industry

Published Research

In knowledge-based industries, continuous human-capital investments are essential for firms to enhance capabilities and sustain competitive advantage. However, such investments present a dilemma for firms, because human resources are mobile.Read More

Can Employee Training Lead to Higher Profits?

Does intensive internal training of employees lead to higher profits? In knowledge-based industries where the main asset is skilled professionals such as software engineers, the answer is yes, according to Senior Fellow Joydeep Chatterjee. But not all training yields equal benefits.Read More