Wisconsin School of Business

Joseph (Joe) Raffiee

Ph.D. Student - Management & Human Resources

Joseph (Joe) Raffiee is a doctoral candidate in the Management and Human Resources Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy and entrepreneurship with a focus on human capital, employee mobility, and microfoundations. Joe's research has been published or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Academy of Management Perspectives and has been covered by media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

Joe's dissertation (proposal defended May, 2015) examines how employee mobility and entrepreneurship influence the stability of client relationships and subsequent firm performance in knowledge-intensive industries such as professional services. His committee is comprised of Russ Coff (Chair), Hart Posen, Martin Ganco, Susan Yackee, and Rajshree Agarwal.

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Selected Published Journal Articles

Coff, R. & Raffiee, J. (2015). Toward a Theory of Perceived Firm-Specific Human Capital. Academy of Management Perspectives (29), 326-341.
Stajkovic, A. & Lee, D. & Greenwald, J. & Raffiee, J. (2015). The role of trait core confidence higher-order construct in self-regulation of performance and attitudes: Evidence from four studies. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (128), 29-48.
Raffiee, J. & Feng, J. (2014). Should I Quit My Day Job? A Hybrid Path to Entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Journal (57), 936-963.

Practitioner-Oriented Publications

Raffiee, J. & Coff, R. (2016). Video: When Do Employees Perceive Their Skills to be Firm-Specific?. Video Abstract of Academy of Management Journal

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management (MHR 322), Summer 2013.

Managing Organizations (MHR 300), Fall 2015.

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

Journal of Business Venturing - Since January 2014
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Academy of Management Annual Meeting - Since August 2010
Reviewer - BPS and ENT divisions

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Joseph (Joe) Raffiee

Ph.D. Student | Management & Human Resources
5268 Grainger Hall