Executive Loyalty and Employer Attributes

28 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2007

See all articles by Monika Hamori

Monika Hamori

Instituto de Empresa

Peter Cappelli

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School - Center for Human Resources; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

Date Written: 21/02/2006

Abstract

An employee's attachment to their employer is one of the central topics across the social sciences. We examine an important aspect of attachment, job search, in the context of executive jobs using a unique data set from a prominent executive search firm that identifies whether executives have declined or pursued offers of employment at other companies. This measure offers an improvement over previous studies on attachment, which rely on actual turnover and, as such, are confounded by opportunities in the labor market. We examine a range of factors concerning jobs and employment practices that increase an executive's identification with the organization and discourage him/her from looking for alternative employment.

Keywords: voluntary turnover, job search, executives

JEL Classification: E24, J2, Z00

Suggested Citation

Hamori, Monika and Cappelli, Peter, Executive Loyalty and Employer Attributes (21/02/2006). Instituto de Empresa Business School Working Paper No. WP 06/10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1011202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1011202

Monika Hamori (Contact Author)

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Peter Cappelli

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