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Caitlin Ray
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Caitlin Ray

Assistant Professor
Human Resource Studies

Research Statement

Caitlin Ray joined the Department of Human Resource Studies during the 2022-23 academic year. Prior to that, she defended her dissertation, “Dissecting human capital resources: Unpacking the content, structure, and activation of human capital resources within firms,” and earned her doctorate in business administration from the University of South Carolina. Ray obtained an MBA from Fayetteville State University after earning a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of New Hampshire.

Ray’s research focuses on understanding how, when and why employees collectively bring value to their organizations. Her research often centers on the dynamic properties that alter group composition, such as employee mobility, and the relational properties that influence the value that forms between individuals within groups, such as social capital and fit.


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