Dr W.A. Felps (Will)
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Department of Organisation & Personnel
My past research has been diverse, including the asymmetric negative effects of ‘bad apple’ teammates, the contagion of quitting, the justification and consequences of incorporating morality into management, and the advantages, that accumulate to high IQ individuals. These diverse projects are linked by a desire to create more effective and humane organisations. The recent award of the EUR fellowship will allow me to address the question ‘Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist?’ Over the next four years, I intend to address this largely neglected topic by developing databases that can measure ‘experience scope’ amongst top executives and knowledge workers. The insights produced by my work on experience scope may allow individuals and organisations to better manage their human capital, with projected bottom-line consequences.