Craig Crossley visiting Fulbright scholar at Hanken
Dr. Crossley is an associate professor of management at the University of Central Florida. He is internationally renowned for his research on leadership, trust and ethics, and moreover for his ability to form research-practice collaborations with a wide range of business partners from small family businesses to large multinational firms.
In the past few years there has been a fair amount of debate and contradictory findings on how HRM policies and leadership styles jointly affect firm performance. Along these lines, Dr. Crossley is working on a methodologically advanced project with Hanken professor and researcher Mats Ehrnrooth to more clearly isolate effects and offer a more complete understanding of how to optimise leadership and HR practices to enhance both firm performance and employee well-being.
“I am beyond excited for this opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest Finnish scholars on exciting and impactful research. We have a unique opportunity to connect with practitioners in new and interesting ways that will foster economic success while providing rare research data that have, until now, prevented theoretical advancement,” says Dr. Crossley.
Such mutual gains, like HR practices enhancing both firm performance and employee well-being, should help enhance multinational firms in the Nordic region with the ability to attract and retain the best talent.
“This is important research with implications for how firms compete in an ever increasingly global economy headed toward stronger and more challenging talent shortages,” Dr. Crossley states.