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Haifeng Wang

Haifeng Wang
PhD Student | Management and Human Resources
Management and Human Resources
5268 Grainger Hall

About Haifeng

Haifeng is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Management and Human Resources at the Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on employee mobility, knowledge spillover, and employee entrepreneurship, particularly the labor market frictions that impact human resource-based competitive advantage.

Haifeng’s dissertation examines the factors influencing firms’ noncompete agreements (NCAs) enforcement and the subsequent outcomes, including the organizational and contextual drivers of NCA enforcement and the effects of NCA enforcement on employee mobility, productivity, and spinouts. The SMS Will Mitchell dissertation research grant has supported this project.

Haifeng is also conducting another entrepreneurship project that explores how early employment organizational context influences employees’ human capital accumulation and entrepreneurial transition.

Selected Published Journal Articles

Ganco, M. & Liu, J. & Wang, H. & Yamaguchi, S. (2024). Strategic Restraint: When do Human-Capital-Intensive Companies Choose (Not) to Use Noncompete Agreements? Strategic Management Journal

Wang, H. & Coff, R. (2022). On the Matter of How Much Industry Matters Strategic Management Review