Bad Girls Go Everywhere, but not Together: Gender Homophily and Co-mobility after Organizational Failure

Agnieszka Nowinska, Ram Mudambi

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    Employees’ mobility affects positively individual and firm outcomes. Mirroring these findings, co-mobility research, analyzing group transitions, finds positive links between the comobility
    and performance. Latest population study of co-mobility found that 10-11% of all transitions involve more than one individual. Although co-mobility is an important phenomenon, its antecedents are still unknown. This study addresses this gap in the co-mobility literature by studying the effects of various dimensions of homophily between co-mobile employees as antecedents of co-mobility. Our research context is a natural experiment of an exogenous and unexpected organizational collapse. By analyzing 34.040 moves, we find support for our claims on positive effects of national homophily on co-mobility. We also find strong evidence that genderbased homophily affects co-mobility differently for men and women. For men, a genderhomophilic dyad has a higher likelihood of co-mobility. Such trend is negative for women. We provide some evidence that while dyads composed of males are less at risk of demotion and more likely to be promoted in their new employment, female dyads are vulnerable and more prone to demotion. These include female dyads containing a senior manager. We contribute to the co-mobility literature and extend the literature on the effects of
    homophily on ties.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2017
    Number of pages40
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventDRUID17 Conference - NUY Stern School of Business, New York, United States
    Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017
    Conference number: 39


    ConferenceDRUID17 Conference
    LocationNUY Stern School of Business
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew York
    OtherThe DRUID Society Conference 2017
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    • Co-mobility
    • Homophily
    • Organizational failure

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