PhD defence: Kathrine Møller Solgaard
In order to obtain the PhD degree, Kathrine Møller Solgaard has submitted her thesis entitled:
Who to hire? A situated study of employee selection as routine, practice, and process
This PhD dissertation examines how employee selection is mediated by ideals, tools, and criteria based on an ethnographic study across multiple organizations. Prior research has demonstrated that employee selectors rarely adopt the “best practice” approach established by psychometric research. Yet little is known about why selectors refrain from following research-based recommendations, or how they conduct employee selection instead. With this analytical tension as a backdrop, the dissertation comprises three papers conceptualizing employee selection as a routine, practice, and process, respectively, to investigate how the actions of selectors unfold and are mediated by different cultural means. Together, the three studies indicate that selection ideals, tools, and criteria carry with them a scientific rationality that may challenge the situated enactments of employee selection.
Primary Supervisor: Professor Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen Department of Organization Copenhagen Business School
Professor of Human Resource Management
Thesis: The thesis will be available from research.cbs.dk
Reception: The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the kitchen area of IOA (4th floor).