Clint Chadwick

Professor of Strategy and Human Resources Management
Director, Management and Entrepreneurship
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3183
University of Kansas

Academic Areas



Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
Master of Arts in Management, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
Master of Business Administration, Brigham Young University, 1994


The impact of human resource systems and pools of human capital on firm competitiveness; restructuring, downsizing, and strategic renewal in organizations; organizational alignment.

Teaching Interests

  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategy
  • Strategic Human Resource Management


The impact of human resource systems and human capital on firm competitiveness; organizational alignment, downsizing and strategic renewal in organizations.

Research Interests

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategy
  • Downsizing
  • Strategic Human Capital
  • Human Capital

Selected Publications

Chadwick, C. (2017). Towards a More Comprehensive Model of Firms' Human Capital Rents. Academy of Management Review, 42(3), 499-519. DOI:10.5465/amr.2013.0385

Chadwick, C., Guthrie, J., & Xing, X. (2016). Firm performance and survival: The HR executive effect. Strategic Management Journal, 37(11), 2346-2361. DOI:10.1002/smj.2566

Chadwick, C., & Flinchbaugh, C. (2016). The Effects of Part-Time Workers on Establishment Performance. Journal of Management, 42(6), 1635-1662.

Chadwick, C., Super, J., & Kwon, K. (2015). Resource Orchestration in Practice: CEO Emphasis on SHRM, Commitment-based HRM, and Firm Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 36(3), 360-376.

Brymer, R., Molloy, J., & Chadwick, C. (2015). Strategic Human Capital. Oxford Bibliographies in Management. DOI:10.1093/obo/9780199846740-0082

Zhao, Z. Jane, & Chadwick, C. (2014). What We Will Do vs. What We Can Do: The Relative Effects of Unit-level NPD Motivation and Capability. Strategic Management Journal, 35(12), 1867-1880.

Chadwick, C., Way, S. A, Kerr, G., & Thacker, J. W (2013). Boundary Conditions of the High-Investment Human Resource Systems-Small-Firm Productivity Relationship. Personnel Psychology, 66, 311-343.

Molloy, J. C, Chadwick, C., Ployhart, R. E, & Golden, S. M (2011). Making Intangibles "Tangible" in Tests of Resource-Based Theory: A Multidisciplinary Construct Validation Process. Journal of Management, 37, 1496-1518.

Chadwick, C. (2010). Theoretic Insights on the Nature of Synergies in Human Resource Systems: Toward Greater Precision. Human Resource Management Review, 20(2), 85-101.

Chadwick, C., & Dabu, A. (2009). Human Resources, Human Resource Management, and the Competitive Advantage of Firms: Toward a More Comprehensive Model of Causal Linkages. Organization Science, 20(1), 253-272.

Chadwick, C., Hunter, L., & Walston, S. (2004). Effects of Downsizing Practices on the Performance of Hospitals. Strategic Management Journal, 25, 405-427.

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