PhD defence: Agnes Guenther

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Agnes Guenther has submitted her thesis entitled: Essays on Firm Strategy and Human Capital

Onsdag, 23 juni, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00

 Agnes Guenther

Although critical to firm performance, human capital has a limited capacity and cannot be possessed by a firm. These characteristics create several challenges for firms. Human capital needs to be allocated to specific tasks, functions and locations. Moreover, human capital is mobile and often lost with employee departure. This dissertation examines the strategic value of human capital, specifically, how changes in the firm context affect the reconfiguration, mobility, and value of human capital. It provides insights into how firms can increase human capital capacity in acquired firms, how the organizational design constrains employees’ mobility, and challenges industry-specific human capital as causal mechanism explaining new venture survival.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor H.C. Kongsted
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Francesco Di Lorenzo
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Professor Wolfgang Sofka (Chair)
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Olenka Kacperczyk
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
London Business School
Professor Russ Coff
Department of Management and Human Resources
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The thesis will be available from
Covid-19 restrictions:
The defence is taking place on CBS and via Teams Microsoft.  
On CBS all current Covid-19 restrictions will apply on the day. CBS is working on updating Covid-19 guidelines. CBS employees wanting to attend the defence need to bear in mind the 50% attendance rate which applies. Please keep yourself updated on the current Covid-19 restrictions.
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*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 23 June 2021
Time 15:00-17:00
Location Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 
2000 Frederiksberg
Room SPs01 Deloitte Aud.


Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 17/06/2021