Invited Session of the Standing Field Committee of Organisational Economics
"The Role of (Big) Data for Labor, Organisational, and Personnel Economics"
As advances in data, analytics, and artificial intelligence accelerate, data-driven HR strategies increasingly receive attention by practitioners. Simultaneously, as more organizations start to accumulate detailed data from HR processes, the ongoing digitalization in HR provides new opportunities to assess and improve organizations’ HR strategies.
The goal of this panel is to reflect on how increased access to HR data affects economic research and how research collaborations can help make progress on important issues in labour, organizational, and personnel economics.
In the panel session, economists will discuss and present research originating from different data sources and/or methods, strategies that facilitate the use of new data sources, as well as the main challenges that empirical studies in HR involve.
The panelists will present their experiences with empirical HR research and discuss how data-driven HR strategies can be implemented in practice.
• Alexia Delfino (Bocconi); covering experiments in/with companies
• Ingrid Hägele (Berkeley/LMU); covering high-frequency data in companies (e.g. application and hiring, talent visibility)
• Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School); covering CEO data/ management practices
Chair: Florian Englmaier (LMU)