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JR Keller
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JR Keller

Assistant Professor
Human Resource Studies

Overview

JR Keller is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University. His research focuses on how firms combine internal and external hiring to meet their human capital needs as well the various ways in individuals build careers within and across organizations. He has explored the factors which lead firms to hire externally versus promote from within, supply chain approaches to talent management, the use of nonstandard work arrangements and talent management more generally. His work has appeared in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, as well as a recent book on strategic talent management.

Prior to pursing a Ph.D., JR had two careers – the first as a financial analyst and the second as a career consultant. JR earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Wharton School of Business and holds a Masters in Adult Education from Indiana University and undergraduate degrees in Finance and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame.

Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Peter Cappelli, Joseph (JR) H. Keller. 2016. The historical context of talent management. in The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management. New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press, 2016. David Collings, Kamel Mellahi, Wayne F. Cascio. (Accepted)
  • Joseph (JR) H. Keller, Peter Cappelli. 2014. A supply chain approach to talent management. in Strategic Talent Management: Contemporary Issue in an International Context. Oxford, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Paul Sparrow, Hugh Scullion, Ibraiz Tarique. (117-150)

Book Sections

  • Joseph (JR) H. Keller, Peter Cappelli. 2013. Employment relationships. in Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA, United States: Sage Publications, 2013. Vicki Smith.

Professional Activities

  • Managerial mobility and its effect on subordinates’ career outcomes. New York. 2019.
  • Managerial mobility and its effect on subordinates' career outcomes. Cleveland. 2019.
  • Career paths: New insights into the types, causes, and consequences of career mobility between firms. Presented to Academy of Management. Chicago. 2018.
  • Research on internal labor markets: Challenges and opportunities. Presented to Academy of Management. Chicago. 2018.
  • The analytics of careers: Using people analytics in careers research. Presented to Academy of Management. Chicago. 2018.
  • When losers become leavers: Rejection and turnover in internal labor markets. Presented to European Group on Organizational Studies. Tallin, Estonia. 2018.
  • Finding an inner voice: How managerial openness to voice shapes the relative attractiveness of organizational units. Presented to Wharton School of Business. Philadelphia. 2018.
  • In with the old? An examination of the potential benefits of boomerang hires. Presented to Strategic Management Society. Paris. 2018.
  • When losers become leavers: Rejection and turnover in internal labor markets. Presented to Strategic Management Society. Paris. 2018.
  • When do losers become leavers? Rejection and turnover in internal labor markets. Presented to University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC. 2018.
  • When do losers become leavers? Rejection and turnover in internal labor markets. Presented to Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN. 2018.
  • When do losers become leavers? Rejection and turnover in internal labor markets. Presented to Texas A&M University. College Station, TX. 2018.
  • Making external hiring work: How firms can mitigate risks to create value through external hiring. Durham, NC. 2017.
  • The effects of pay dispersion and workgroup diversity on employee turnover. Presented to Wharton School of Business. Philadelphia, PA. 2017.
  • When losers become leavers: Rejection and turnover in internal labor markets. Atlanta, GA. 2017.
  • Creating value through internal and external hiring. Presented to Executive Search Information Exchange. New York, NY. 2017.
  • The causes and consequences of income inequality and economic scarcity inside organizations. Presented to Academy of Management. Anaheim, CA. 2016.
  • Compare and contrast: The effects of pay dispersion and workgroup diversity on employee turnover. Presented to European Group on Organizational Studies. Naples, Italy. 2016.
  • When losers become leavers: Rejection and turnover in internal labor markets. Presented to The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. 2016.

Honors and Awards

  • MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching, ILR School, Cornell University.
  • Merrill Presidential Scholar Most Influential Professor (student selected), Cornell University.
  • Best Conference Paper - Strategic Human Capital Interest Group, Strategic Management Society. 2018
  • Best Conference PhD Paper, SMS Annual Conference. 2014