Shad Morris

Shad Morris

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources,
Management, Department of

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Biography

Professor Morris teaches and conducts research on people, strategy, and the global economy. In addition to his full-time position at the Marriott School, he is a Research Fellow at Cambridge University and has been on the faculty at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Samsung’s SKK Graduate School of Business and The Ohio State University. He has co-authored three books and regularly publishes in journals such as Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and Human Resource Management. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked for the World Bank, for Management Systems International, and for Alcoa.

Selected Publications

  • "Reading the Stars: Determining Human Capital’s Value in the Competitive Hiring Process", Human Resource Management, Volume In press, Wiley, 2017.    
  • "The Global Challenge: International Human Resource Management", Chicago Business Press, 2017.    
  • "Firm-Specific Human Capital Investments as a Signal of General Value: Revisiting Assumptions about Human Capital and How it is Managed", Strategic Management Journal, Edition 4, Volume 38, Issue 4, Wiley & Sons, 2017.    
  • "Adaptations to Knowledge Templates in Base-of-the-Pyramid Markets: The Role of Social Interaction", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2014.    
  • "Adaptations to Knowledge Templates in Base-of-the-Pyramid Markets: The Role of Social Interaction", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2014.    
  • "An Experiment in Global Knowledge Sharing at the World Bank", Long Range Planning, 2014.    
  • "Bridging Barriers to Transnational Capabilities: A Micro-Foundation Approach to Knowledge Search in the Multinational Enterprise", Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, 2014.    
  • "Scarce Human Capital in Managerial Labor Markets: Implications for Strategic Human Capital Scholarship", Journal of Management, 2014.    
  • "Catching Falling Stars: A Human Resource Response to Social Capital’s Detrimental Effect of Information Overload for Star Employees", Academy of Management Review, Edition 4, Volume 37, Issue 4, 2012.    
  • "Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management", Edward Elgar, Northhamton, MA, 2012.    
  • "Resource-based view of international human resources: The role of integrative and creative capabilities in gaining competitive advantage for MNCs", Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar, Northhampton, MA, 2012.    
  • "Intellectual Capital Configurations and Organizational Capability: An Empirical Examination of Human Resource Subunits in the Multinational Enterprise", Journal of International Business Studies, Edition 6, Volume 42, Issue 6, 2011.    
  • "Context-bound configurations of corporate HR functions in multinational corporations around the globe", Human Resource Management, Edition 1, Volume 49, Issue 1, 2010.    
  • "IFC Advisory Services Knowledge Management Report", Internal World Bank Publication, 2010.    
  • "The Evolution of HR Strategy: Adaptations to Increasing Global Complexity", The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management, Sage, 2010.    
  • "Dynamic HR: Global Applications from IBM", Human Resource Management, Edition 4, Volume 48, Issue 4, 2009.    
  • "Global Challenges to Replicating HR: The Role of People, Processes, and Systems", Human Resource Management, Edition 6, Volume 48, Issue 6, 2009.    
  • "To Boost Knowledge Transfer, Tell Me a Story", Harvard Business Review, Edition 5, Volume 87, Issue 5, 2009.    
  • "Advisory Services Knowledge Management Report: Findings and Recommendations", Internal World Bank Publication, 2007.    
  • "A resource-based view of international human resources: Toward a framework of integrative and creative capabilities", Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar, Northhampton, MA, 2006.    
  • "Global Survey of MNC HR Practices", Global Human Resources Research Alliance, 2006.    
  • "Managing People and Knowledge in Professional Service Firms", CIPD, London, 2006.    
  • "Participant Report", Global Human Resources Research Alliance, 2006.    
  • "The value of networks in enterprise development: Case studies in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia", Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Volume 4, 2006.    
  • "An architectural approach to managing knowledge stocks and flows: Implications for reinventing the Human Resource function", Reinventing Human Resources: Challenges and New Directions, Routledge, 2005.    
  • "Human resource-based competitive advantage", Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resource Management, 2005.    
  • "Collective Loans for Bulgaria’s Self-Employed: A Field Study of Social and Financial Capital on Enterprise Growth", Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures, Volume 8, 2003.    

Awards

  • Scholarly Excellence Award , Marriott School of Management, BYU , 2016
  • International HRM Scholarly Research Award , Academy of Management , 2012
  • Academic Fellow , Cambridge University , 2010
  • Dissertation Award , Academy of Management , 2005
  • Fulbright Scholar , 2000
  • Boren Fellow , National Security Education Program , 1999
  • Kauffman Scholar , 1999

Languages

  • Bulgarian

BYU Citizenship

  • Global Management Center Board of Directors Committee/Council Member February, 2014 - December, 2017

Professional Citizenship

  • Strategic Management Society Conference-Related Role January, 2016 - October, 2017