Rhett Brymer

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Rhett Brymer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Management

3334 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7766

Dr. Rhett Brymer is an Assistant Professor of Management, specializing in researching the strategic role of employees in organizations. With a previous appointment at Miami University, Rhett got his PhD at Texas A&M University. He has been published in the Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, and Academy of Management Perspectives, among other outlets. He serves on the Board of Directors for the College Baseball Hall of Fame and as a judge for the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Prior to academia, Rhett spent six years in human capital consulting for firms such as P&G, Citigroup, Fannie Mae, and H-P.

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Teaching Interest
Strategic Management, Talent Analytics

Research Interest
Organizational antecedents and outcomes of employee mobility, hiring pipelines, acquisitions, strategic human capital

History
Institution: Miami University
Title: John Mee Endowed Assistant Professor of Management
End Date: 2018-08-31

Institution: BearingPoint
Title: Senior Consultant
End Date: 2007-12-31

Institution: Hewlett-Packard
Title: Human Performance Consultant
End Date: 2005-12-31

Institution: Shelhigh
Title: Head Chemist
End Date: 1999-12-31

Institution: Maclay School
Title: Chemistry teacher, baseball coach
End Date: 1998-12-31

Institution: Canterbury School of Florida
Title: Science teacher, baseball and basketball coach
End Date: 1997-12-31

Awards | Honors
Organization: Wharton's People & Organizations Conference
Name: Plenary Presentation
Year Received: 2018

Organization: Academy of Management
Name: Best Symposium - Careers Division
Year Received: 2018

Organization: Strategic Management Society
Name: Best Conference Paper Finalist
Year Received: 2018

Education
Institution: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, Texas
Major: Management
Completed: 2012
Degree: Ph D

Institution: Florida State University
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Major: Instructional Systems Design
Completed: 2003
Degree: MS

Institution: Florida State University
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Major: Entrepreneurship
Completed: 2001
Degree: MBA

Institution: Kenyon College
Location: Gambier, Ohio
Major: Chemistry
Completed: 1995
Degree: BA

Published Contributions
Rhett Brymer, Clint Chadwick, Aaron Hill, Janice Molloy,  (2019). Pipelines and Their Portfolios:  A More Holistic View of Human Capital Heterogeneity via Firm-Wide Employee Sourcing. Academy of Management Perspectives, 1-26.

Rhett Brymer, Joanna Campbell, Martin Ganco, David Kryscynski,  (2018). Escaping Our Silos? Integrating Strategic Human Capital with Other Interest Groups. Strategic Management Society.

Rhett Brymer, David Sirmon,  (2018). Pre-Exit Bundling, Turnover of Professionals, and Firm Performance. Journal of Management Studies, 146-173.

Rhett Brymer, Sarah Dumyahn, Amanda Bentley Brymer,  (2017). Exploring Sustainability’s Frontier:  Marketization and Transparency on Public Lands. World Scientific:  Sustainability, Society, Business Ethics, and Entrepreneurship.

Rhett Brymer,  (2017). Strategic Human Capital Interest Group’s Impact on Our Publishing Rates. Strategic Management Society.

Klaus Uhlenbruck, Margaret Hughes-Morgan, Michael Hitt, Walter Ferrier, Rhett Brymer,  (2017). Rival Reactions to Mergers and Acquisitions. Strategic Organization, 40-66.

Rhett Brymer, William Newman,  (2016). An Experiential Supply Chain Management Field Study:  Effectively Bridging the Gap between Classroom and Practice. . Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 48-56.

Robert Brymer, Rhett Brymer, Lisa Cain,  (2016). Hospitality:  An Introduction (16th edition). Kendall Hunt.

Rhett Brymer,  (2016). What New Hiring Methods Say about Wall Street’s Diversity Problem. Fortune.

Sam Holloway, Mark Meckler, Rhett Brymer,  (2016). Can You Imagine a World without Budweiser? We Can.. The Conversation.

Rhett Brymer, Janice Molloy, Clint Chadwick,  (2015). Strategic Human Capital. Oxford Bibliographies.

Rhett Brymer, William Newman,  (2015). Through the Brewing Class:  What Beer-Making can Teach Students about Business. The Conversation.

Rhett Brymer, Ryan Rodenberg, Tim Holcomb,  (2015). Referee Analytics:  Bias in Major College Football Officiating. MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Rhett Brymer, Janice Molloy, Brett Gilbert,  (2014). Human capital pipelines:  Competitive implications of repeated interorganizational hiring. Journal of Management, 483-508.

Rhett Brymer, Michael Hitt, Mario Schijven,  (2011). Cognition and Human Capital:  The Dynamic Interrelationship between Knowledge and Behavior. Oxford University Press.

Trevis Certo, David Sirmon, Rhett Brymer,  (2010). Competition and Knowledge Creation in Management:  Investigating Changes in Scholarship from 1988 to 2008. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 591-606.

Rhett Brymer, Nathan Fisher, Ben Wiant,  (2004). Shared Risk, Shared Reward – Profit Driving for Human Performance Technology Consulting. . Performance Improvement Journal, 27-31.

Accepted Contributions
Leonard Bierman, Rhett Brymer, Scott Dust, Hyonseuk Hwang, (Accepted). Gatekeeping and Our Moral Fabric: Has Social Capital Deterioration Vanquished Professional Oversight? Journal of Professions and Organization. 

Rhett Brymer, Michael Hitt, (Accepted). Agonistic Relations, Social Capital, and (Dis)Complementarities in the Emergence of Human Capital Resources.

Rhett Brymer, David Boss, Klaus Uhlenbruck, Len Bierman,  (Accepted). Internationalization’s Effect on Mobility and Firms’ Employee-Based Resources. Academy of Management Perspectives.

Research in progress
Title: A Multi-Method Examination of the Microfoundations of Competitive Imitation through External Knowledge Sharing
Description: Presented at 2017 SMS conference, collecting additional data
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Birth and Death of Hiring Pipelines
Description: Targeting AMJ or Org Science
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Early Pipeline Hiring and Firm Performance
Description: Targeting ASQ submission
Status: Writing Results
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Finding a Place at the Table:  A Study on the Re-emergence of a Radical Technology
Description: Recently collected more data, may get a PhD student involved in this project on radical innovation emergence in an industyr.
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Homophily in the Factor Market for Talent
Description: Plenary session at P&O conference
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Knowledge Niche Competition and Post-Merger Exits in Professional Service Firms.
Description: Presented full paper at AOM, now collecting more data.
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Organizational Attraction for Pipeline Sourcing
Description: Collected data, now analyzing. Outlet TBD.
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Social Capital, Agonistic Relations, and (Dis)Complementarity in the Emergence of Human Capital Resources
Description: Invited chapter for book on Strategic Human Capital Resources, Editors Anthony Nyberg and Tom Moliterno.
Status: Writing Results
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Social Pressure and Team Familiarity
Description: Targeting P Psych - analyses done
Status: Writing Results
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: The Concentration of Sourcing Talent:  Source Abundance, Recruiter Power, and Firm Performance
Description: Targeting AMJ
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: The Dow Abides:  Effectuation Ask to Grow a Beer Competition
Description: Data collected for a teaching case
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Uses of the Past in a New Market Category:  The Case of Micro-distilling in the U.S.
Description: Presented at 2018 Babson Entrepreneurship Conference.
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: When and Where Does Workplace Diversity Pay? Institutional and Resource-Based Views.
Description: Targeting ASQ
Status: Writing Results
Research Type: Scholarly

Presentations
Title: Boomerangs, Lift Outs, Clusters, Acqui‑Hiring, Referrals, and Pipelines: Taking Stock of Affiliation-Based Mobility and its Implications.
Organization: AOM
Location: Boston
Year: 2019

Title: Concentration of Talent Sourcing: Recruiter Power, Source Strength, and Organizational Performance
Organization: AOM
Location: Boston
Year: 2019

Title: Organizational Performance Implications of Internal Labor Markets
Organization: American Sociological Association
Location: New York
Year: 2019

Title: A Seat at the Table: Antecedents and Outcomes of HR Executives on Top Management Teams
Organization: SMS
Location: Las Vegas
Year: 2019

Title: Qualitative Examination of the Creation, Maintenance, and Removal of Hiring Pipelines.
Organization: SMS
Location: Paris
Year: 2018

Title: The Concentration of Talent Sourcing: Source Strength, Recruiter Power, and Organizational Performance
Organization: SMS
Location: Paris
Year: 2018

Title: Homophily in the Factor Market for Talent: Performance Effects of Targeted Sourcing
Organization: Wharton School of Business
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Year: 2018

Title: Knowledge Niche Competition and Post-Merger Exits in Professional Service Firms.
Organization: AOM
Location: Chicago, IL
Year: 2018

Title: New Venture Pipeline Hiring and Its Performance Implications.
Organization: AOM
Location: Chicago, IL
Year: 2018

Title: The Birth, Death, and Logic of Hiring Pipelines.
Organization: AOM
Location: Chicago, IL
Year: 2018

Title: Homophilic Affiliation New Venture Hiring and Performance
Organization: University of Mannheim
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Year: 2018

Title: Uses of the Past in a New Market Category:  The Case of Micro-distilling in the U.S.
Organization: Babson College
Year: 2018

Title: Early Pipeline Hiring and New Venture Performance
Organization: SMS
Location: Houston
Year: 2017

Title: Hiring Expert Talent in a Recession:  Targeted Labor Pool Sourcing and Firm Performance.
Organization: SMS
Location: Houston
Year: 2017

Title: Internal Rivalry and Post-Merger Exits:  How Bargaining Power and Relative Standing Affect Professional Mobility
Organization: SMS
Location: Houston
Year: 2017

Title: Early Pipeline Hiring and New Venture Performance
Organization: Wharton School of Business
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Year: 2017