The Dark Side of Employee Mobility: Evidence from Enterprise Software Adoption

Jörg Claussen, Thorsten Grohsjean

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    While most academics agree that information technology (IT) has a positive impact on firm performance, performance differences between firms due to IT investments are quite large. One way to increase firm productivity when adopting IT is to hire experienced people. However, using a data set that links firm level data with individual level data, we empirically find that hiring experienced people drives decreases the performance of the firm. This suggests that learned practices that have proved successful in the former firm do not necessarily fit into the new firm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication dateJun 2013
    Number of pages28
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
    EventThe 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship: Competitiveness and Dynamics of Organizations, Technologies, Systems and Geography - ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 17 Jun 201319 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 35


    ConferenceThe 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    LocationESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University
    OtherThe DRUID Society Conference 2013
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