Eni Gambeta

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Eni Gambeta

Assistant Professor, Department of Management

3336 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7711

Eni Gambeta is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department. He earned a PhD in Strategic Management from Rice University. His research is primarily focused on strategic human capital and how firms manage their human capital relationships and incentives to drive innovation, productivity and strategic change. He also studies how these human capital relationships operate in different ownership, institutional and environmental contexts. This stream of research is embedded in the broader “theories of the firm” literature, as well as instrumental stakeholder theory and resource-based view of the firm. His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Management. He also holds and MBA and Industrial Engineering degree. Prior to starting his PhD he worked at Boeing and DPSG.

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Teaching Interest
Strategic Management

Research Interest
Strategic Human Capital
Firm-Specific Investment
Innovation and Patenting
Theories of the Firm

Education
Institution: Rice University
Major: Strategic Management
Completed: 2018
Degree: Ph D

Published Contributions
Eni Gambeta, Balaji Koka, Robert  Hoskisson, (2019). Being too good for your own good: a stakeholder perspective on the differential effect of firm-employee relationships on innovation search. Strategic Management Journal, 108-126.

Robert Hoskisson, Eni Gambeta, Colby Green, Toby Li,  (2018). Is my firm-specific investment protected? Overcoming the stakeholder investment dilemma in the Resource Based-View. Academy of Management Review, 284-306.

Robert Hoskisson, Francesco Chiroco, Daniel Zyung, Eni Gambeta,  (2017). Managerial risk-taking: a multi-theoretical review and future research agenda. Journal of Management, 137-169.

Research in progress
Title: A Poisoned Chalice? Estimating the value of former corporate CEOs serving in the US Government
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Economic and non-economic incentives and the source of firm value creation
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title:Employee bonuses and market expectations: Evidence from the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title:  The role of high-discretion slack on firm investments: Evidence from the 2003 dividend tax cut
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title:  When do acquiring firms earn abnormal returns: a positional embeddedness perspective
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Presentations
Title: Dividend taxation and risk-taking: examining the role of high-discretion slack on firm investments
Location: Houston TX
Year: 2017

Title: When do acquiring firms earn abnormal returns: a positional embeddedness perspective
Location: Atlanta GA
Year: 2017

Title: Firm-specific investment under heterogeneous human capital
Location: Berlin
Year: 2016

Title: Being too good for your own good: a stakeholder perspective on the differential effect of firm-employee relationships on innovation search
Location: Anaheim CA
Year: 2016

Title: Search behavior and problem definition: the impact of managerial self-interest
Location: Philadelphia PA
Year: 2014