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Professional Human Capital Flows: Temporal Structure of Loss, Replacement and Contingent Bundling Effects on Firm Performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Sirmon, David en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Hitt, Michael en_US
dc.creator Brymer, Rhett en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-19T15:31:12Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-22T18:00:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-03T19:49:13Z
dc.date.created 2012-08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-10-19 en_US
dc.date.submitted August 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2012-08-11886 en_US
dc.description.abstract While resource based theory (RBT) addresses the importance of both possessing and orchestrating resources that have the potential of creating competitive advantage, it suggests little about the effects of unintentionally losing such resources. Further, RBT is silent about the manners in which firms replace after such losses by acquiring external resources. Attending to these gaps, this study considers the loss of professional human capital (PHC) in a panel data set of the largest U.S. based law firms, the contingencies of loss that effect subsequent firm performance, and the manner in which firms replace with new PHC. Results suggest that losing PHC with less firm specificity and PHC that has greater redundancy in geographic locations weakens the negative effects of loss. Additionally, organizational strain is theorized to cause replacement of PHC with external PHC hires similar to those already in the firm. Results show that this is the case for greater volumes of PHC loss and greater geographic diversification, but the opposite is true of prior performance and the manager-subordinate ratio. Implications for RBT, the attraction-selection-attrition (ASA) model, and strategic human capital theory are discussed. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject human capital en_US
dc.subject resource flows en_US
dc.title Professional Human Capital Flows: Temporal Structure of Loss, Replacement and Contingent Bundling Effects on Firm Performance en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.department Management en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Management en_US
thesis.degree.grantor Texas A&M University en_US
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bierman, Leonard en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ireland, R. Duane en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ono, Hiroshi en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sherer, Peter en_US
dc.type.genre thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
local.embargo.terms 2014-10-22 en_US

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