Daniel M. Olson

Daniel M. Olson



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Daniel Olson

Major: Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Minor: Economics

University of Maryland  (Robert H. Smith School of Business ), College Park, MD
PhD, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, expected 2015

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
JD, 2004

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
BA, Philosophy, 2000

Research Interests:  Employee entrepreneurship, employee mobility, labor market strategy, competition, social comparison

DissertationSocial Comparison and Wages, Employee Mobility, and Employee Entrepreneurship: Three Essays
Committee:  Rajshree Agarwal (chair), David Waguespack (co-chair), Christine Beckman, Cristian Dezso, David Sicilia
Essay 1: “Diffusion of wage increases across distinct labor markets: Social comparison and competitive interactions” (data preparation and analysis) [CCC presentation slides]
Essay 2: “Wage compression and the mobility and entrepreneurship decisions of lawyers” (data collection and cleaning)
Essay 3: “Firm size effect or performance effect? The impact of employee and firm performance on the relationship between firm size and employee entrepreneurship” with Rajshree Agarwal (data preparation and analysis)

“Employee Mobility and Entrepreneurship: A Virtual Special Issue” Strategic Management Journal (2014) with Rajshree Agarwal and Alfonso Gambardella [SMS VSI site]

Working Papers and Research in Progress:
• “How corporate social responsibility reduces employee turnover: Evidence from attorneys before and after 9/11” with Seth Carnahan and David Kryscynski (revising for resubmission, Academy of Management Journal) [PDF]
• “Social influence and competition between critics” with David Waguespack (preparing for submission, Strategic Management Journal) [PDF]
• “Join or Create Competition? A Market Frictions Approach to the Antecedents and Consequences of Employee Mobility and Entrepreneurship” with Rajshree Agarwal and Benjamin Campbell (preparing initial draft)