Profile: Rebecca R. Kehoe

Assistant Professor


Rebecca Kehoe studies strategic human resource management, human and social capital, and innovation. She is particularly interested in the role of HRM in creating work and social contexts conducive to the exchange and creation of knowledge across organizational boundaries and in dynamic environments. Most recently her work has focused on the role of HRM in the development of social capital and in the promotion of innovation. Rebecca’s research has been published in Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management and Journal of Management.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Departments

    Human Resource Management

  • Associated Programs

    Member of Academy of Management 

  • Courses Taught

    HR Strategy II

  • Education

    Ph.D., Cornell University 

  • Publications

    Kehoe, R.R.  & Wright, P.M. (forthcoming) The impact of high performance HR practices on employees’ attitudes and behaviors. Journal of Management. Prepublished April 8, 2010; DOI: 10.1177/0123456789123456. 

    Kehoe, R.R. & Collins, C.J. (2008).  Exploration and exploitation strategies and the contingency of HR Systems.  Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 25. 

  • Research Initiatives

    The interface between social and human capital and implications for knowledge and human resource management; equifinality and contingency in HRM systems; strategic human resource management in the context of innovation and organizational renewal.

  • Awards

    SHRM Dissertation Grant Award, 2009 

  • Expertise

    Strategic Human Resource Management
    Social Capital 

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