Matthew Bidwell, PhD

Matthew Bidwell

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Human resource management, knowledge workers, worker mobility

About Matthew:

Matthew Bidwell is an associate professor in Wharton’s Management Department. His research uses people analytics to study career patterns and staffing in the new economy. He has conducted detailed research on how firms balance internal mobility and hiring in staffing jobs and what the effects of those different strategies are. He has also studied how highly skilled contractors are used within firms, the effects of their relationships with staffing firms, and who goes into such contracting. His work has been published in academic journals and featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. It has also been recognized with Scholarly Achievement Awards from the Academy of Management Human Resources Division and Administrative Science Quarterly journal, and the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He currently serves as a senior editor at Organization Science and is a faculty co-director of the Wharton People Analytics Initiative.

Matthew holds a PhD from the MIT Sloan School, and previously earned an SM in Political Science from MIT and an M.Chem from Oxford. Prior to Wharton he taught at INSEAD and worked at McKinsey and Company.

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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Business Analytics: From Data to Insights — ONLINE

This three-month online certificate program provides managers and leaders an understanding of how analytics can help improve their decision-making process. This program will help you look at data and identify insights, improve your ability to make predictions for the long term, and prescribe future actions that help make better business decisions.

Business Essentials for Executives

Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the critical business concepts every successful manager needs to understand in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership.

Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy

Explore the most important factors involved in strategic execution, including leadership, talent management, and organizational design. Learn a logical approach to implementation that will help you overcome even the most challenging obstacles.

HR Management and Analytics: Unlock the Value of Human Capital — ONLINE

This two-month online certificate program delves into topics that will help you to become a more strategic HR partner by gaining a holistic understanding of how HR management and data analytics intersect.

Leading People in Organizations — Middle East

This program combines different educational approaches to provide an in-depth view of your current leadership strengths and challenges. Ample time with faculty assures that you will acquire and fine-tune new tools and approaches, and become part of a learning community of highly experienced executives that can continue throughout your career.

People Analytics: HR Transformation through Data

Academic Director

Discover how to transform people data into useful insight to improve the way people are managed and to enhance their value. Learn to apply analytical data to make more informed people-related decisions, and acquire better talent management tools for defining and cultivating organizational culture.

The Adaptable Leader: Leading in a Virtual World

Make the transition from new manager to leader in your organization. Gain insights into your decision-making processes and develop your authentic leadership style. Find new and effective ways to motivate, inspire, and influence your team and colleagues.