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’s research examines new patterns in work and employment, focusing in particular the causes and effects of more short-term, market oriented employment relationships. He has conducted detailed research on different forms of worker mobility, comparing the effects of promotion versus internal mobility for firms and workers, and the conditions under which is most likely to happen. He has also worked extensively on outsourcing and contracting, publishing papers on how contractors are used within firms, on the effects of their relationships with staffing firms, and on who goes into contracting.

Matthew has a PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an SM in Political Science from MIT, and an MChem from Oxford. He is the recipient of “Outstanding Scholar Awards” from the Academy of Management’s Human Resources Division and from the Labor and Employment Research Association. He is also a senior editor at the journal Organization Science.

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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: Strategies for Emerging Leadership

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.

Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success

This program delivers sophisticated business concepts that have immediate and practical application for today's women business leaders. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to apply contemporary business theories to their organizations to achieve results.