IACMR Research Seminar Series

IACMR Research Seminar Series Session #9

Title: Strategic Human Capital Departure: Using Events to Understand its Antecedents and Consequences.
Speaker: Prof. Guoli Chen, INSEAD
Time: 9:00-10:15am, February 24, 2021 (China time)
Language: Chinese

Abstract: In this seminar, Prof. Guoli Chen is going to discuss a couple of related studies understanding the departure of strategic human capital (SHC). He specifically uses events (such as hedge fund activist attack, Fukushima Daiichi reactors) in the empirical settings to understand the antecedents and consequences of SHC, and to address research questions and puzzles in corporate governance and performance implications.

Guoli Chen is a Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the Pennsylvania State University. Guoli’s research focuses on the influence of top executives, boards of directors, and human capital on strategic choices and organizational outcomes, as well as the dynamics in CEO-board relationships and corporate governance. He is also interested in organizational growth, renewal, sustainability, and corporate development activities, such as M&As, IPOs, globalization and innovation. His work has been published in top academic journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science among others. His articles and opinions also appear in newspapers and magazines, such as Barron’s, Bloomberg, Business Times, CFO, Channel News Asia, China Daily, Financial Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review (online), Jakarta Post, South China Morning Post, Washington Post etc.  

Guoli served as the chair for the Corporate Strategy division of Strategic Management Society, Research and Executive committee member for the Academy of Management’s STR division. He also served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. Guoli published several cases on Chinese companies, such as “Huawei’s smartphone strategy”, “Surviving in the 5G era”, “Uber vs. Didi”, “Ant Financial and Tencent” and “Autonomous Vehichles”. He has won the Strategic Management Society Emerging Scholar Award in 2016.