Two Perspectives on Employee Mobility: A Conversation Between Rajshree Agarwal and Matthew Bidwell

Advances in Strategic Management, 41

Posted: 6 Mar 2020 Last revised: 22 Sep 2021

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Rajshree Agarwal

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Matthew J. Bidwell

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

Bruno Cirillo

SKEMA Business School

Daniel Tzabbar

Drexel University - Bennett S. LeBow College of Business

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

We initiated a conversation between two prominent scholars in the field of employee mobility who come from different disciplinary backgrounds: Rajshree Agarwal — from the human capital research perspective — and Matthew Bidwell — from the human resource management research tradition. Their cumulative work leads to vastly different conclusions. In this chapter we had an opportunity to explore their differences and share the roots of their motivations, interests and research philosophies. The discussion provides diverging, yet insightful directions for future research.

Keywords: Inter-firm mobility, Intra-firm mobility, Differences in Macro and Micro research, Selection and treatment effects, Interdisciplinary approach to mobility

JEL Classification: M1, M2, M5

Suggested Citation

Agarwal, Rajshree and Bidwell, Matthew J. and Cirillo, Bruno and Tzabbar, Daniel, Two Perspectives on Employee Mobility: A Conversation Between Rajshree Agarwal and Matthew Bidwell (2020). Advances in Strategic Management, 41, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3533007

Rajshree Agarwal

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States

Matthew J. Bidwell

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department ( email )

The Wharton School
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370
United States

Bruno Cirillo

SKEMA Business School ( email )

60 rue Dostoïevski
Sophia Antipolis, 06902
France

Daniel Tzabbar (Contact Author)

Drexel University - Bennett S. LeBow College of Business ( email )

101 N. 33rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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