Managing Talent and Careers

Featuring Professor Matthew Bidwell

The Wharton Club of Atlanta
is pleased to invite you to

Managing Talent and Careers
Professor Matthew Bidwell
Associate Professor of Management

This session will explore the critical topic of talent management, examining what managers can and should be doing to support the development of their subordinates. The session will draw on research on how executive careers unfold in practice to identify several implications including:
  • The tradeoffs involved in building careers within versus across firms.
  • Understanding and supporting the varied career goals of similar workers.
  • The structure of effective social networks.
  • Key skills that need to be developed as managers advance in the organization.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
5:45pm Networking, 6:30 Presentation followed by Q&A
Coca-Cola Headquarters, 1 Coca Cola Plz NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

$10 per Member (of the Wharton Atlanta Club)
$20 per Non-Member and Guest 

About Our Speaker:

Matthew Bidwell's research examines new patterns in work and employment, focusing in particular the causes and effects of more short-term, market oriented employment relationships. He has conducted detailed research on the contracting workforce in information technology, publishing papers on how those contractors are used within firms, on the effects of their relationships with staffing firms, and on who goes into contracting. A second focus of his research explores how workers build careers across organizations, working in different kinds of workplaces at different points in their careers. Current projects explore how organizations balance internal promotions with external hiring, and why worker mobility has increased in recent years. 

Matthew holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School, an S.M. in Political Science from MIT, and an M.Chem from Oxford. He is currently a Sloan Industry Studies Fellow. He serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review and Organization Science.

Questions? Email Blair B. Carnahan at