Knowledge Fit and Productivity Gains from Employee Mobility

Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Karin Hoisl

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Abstrakt

Previous research has established that employee mobility can lead to individual gains in productivity. However, the mechanisms underlying these productivity gains remain the subject of speculation. Using survey data on 869 inventors from 21 countries listed in European patent applications, we show that ‘knowledge fit’ (the extent to which employees’ knowledge is applicable to their new jobs) is positively related to productivity gains from mobility. We further show that the reason for moving (willing or unwilling move) is not directly related to productivity gains. Finally, we find that the relationship between knowledge fit and productivity gains is contingent on the nature of the technology. It is more pronounced in environments involving more tacit knowledge.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2018
Antal sider49
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedINSEAD Workshop on Innovator Mobility - INSEAD, Fontainebleau, Frankrig
Varighed: 29 apr. 201830 apr. 2018

Workshop

WorkshopINSEAD Workshop on Innovator Mobility
LokationINSEAD
LandFrankrig
ByFontainebleau
Periode29/04/201830/04/2018

Emneord

  • Employee mobility
  • Knowledge fit
  • Match effect
  • Productivity

Citationsformater

Rassenfosse, G. D., & Hoisl, K. (2018). Knowledge Fit and Productivity Gains from Employee Mobility. Paper præsenteret på INSEAD Workshop on Innovator Mobility, Fontainebleau, Frankrig. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3176936