Faculty & Staff - Erhardt
Niclas Erhardt PhD
Assistant Professor in Management
D.P. Corbett Business Building room 334
Niclas received his Ph.D. from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. He holds a BS degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He also holds two MS degrees in Industrial Relations from Iowa State University and Rutgers University. Professor Erhardt has a wide research interest including team-based knowledge work, workplace diversity, Strategic HRM and intra- and inter-firm collaboration. His work has been published in journals including Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Review and Corporate Governance: An International Review and Management Learning. He teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Harkins, J., Erhardt, N & Finegold, D. (2012). Reconsidering the link between human resource management and firm strategy for firms at the beginning and end of the organizational life cycle. European Journal of Business Research 12(1): 59-70 (First two authors contributed equally).
Erhardt, N. L. (2011). Is it all about teamwork? Understanding processes in team-based knowledge work. Management Learning, 41(1): 87-112.
Martin-Rios, C. & Erhardt, N. L. (2008). Organizational knowledge transfer through human resource management: International diffusion of managerial performance management. European Journal of International Management. Special Issue on “Global Performance Management in the European Context” D. Briscoe & L. Claus (Eds.)
Lepak, D., Bartol, K. & Erhardt, N. (2005). A contingency framework for the delivery of HR practices. Human Resource Management Review, 15(2): 139-159.
Jackson, S. E., Joshi, A., & Erhardt, N. (2003). Recent Research on Team and Organizational Diversity: SWOT Analysis and Implications. Journal of Management, 29(6): 801-830.
Erhardt, N. L., Werbel, J.D., & Shrader, C. B. (2003). Board of Director Diversity and Firm Financial Performance. Corporate Governance,11(2): 102-111.
Gardner, T., Erhardt, N. & Martin-Rios, C. (2011). Rebranding Employment Branding: Establishing a New Research Agenda to Explore the Attributes, Antecedents, and Consequences of Workers’ Employment Brand Knowledge. Peer reviewed book chapter in Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 30: 253-304.
Finegold, D., Erhardt, N. & Sako, M. Offshoring Knowledge Work: How Far Can It Go? A Case Study of Bioscience Companies. Chapter in Carettas, K. E. (Ed), Outsourcing, Teamwork and Business Management (Forthcoming).
Lepak, D.P., Takeuchi, R., Erhardt, N., & Colakoglu, S. (2006). HRM and Performance. R. Burke and C. Cooper (eds.),The Human Resources Revolution: Research and Practice. Rutledge Press.
Jackson, S. E. & Erhardt, N. L. Building Social Connections to Gain the Knowledge Advantage. (2004). Chapter in M. Goldsmith, E. Morris and A. Ogg (eds.), Leading Organizational Learning: Harnessing the Power of Knowledge.
Erhardt, N. L. The International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes, and Development Impact. Andres Solimano (Ed). To appear in a special issue on entrepreneurship in Human Resource Management.
Peer Reviewed Confrence Presentations
Erhardt, N., Martin-Rios, C. & Heckscher, C. Learning from Sports Teams: Unpacking Mechanisms for Team Knowledge. Paper presented at the 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM), Limerick, Ireland, June 2012.
Erhardt, N., Martin-Rios, C. & Heckscher, C. Understanding the role of interdependence in team knowledge. Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, August 2012.
Erhardt, N. Martin-Rios, C. & Heckscher, C. Exchanging, Creating and Learning: Unpacking Team Knowledge across Interdependent Contexts. European Academy of Management Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 2012.
Gibbs, J. & Erhardt, N. Managing Impressions in Team-Based Knowledge Work: Political Tactics Motivating Media Use. International Communication Association Phoenix, Arizona, May 2012.
Gardner, T., Erhardt, N. & Martin-Rios, C. Rebranding Employment Branding: A Conceptual Framework for Worker Based Employment Brand Equity. The Academy of Management Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, August 2011.
Erhardt, N.L. Is teamwork the right way to go? Exploring teamwork processes in team-based knowledge work. Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal, August 2010.
Erhardt, N. L., & Gibbs, J. L. Politics in Team-Based Knowledge Work: Links between Strategic Ambiguity, Status Differentials and Media Use. The Academy of Management Meeting in Chicago, August 2009
Erhardt, N. L. Strategic Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry. Maine Work Force Development Conference, Hallowell, Maine, May 2009
Erhardt, N. L., & Gibbs, J. L. Dynamics in team-based knowledge work: Linking strategic ambiguity and status differentials and media use. The National Communication Association Convention, in San Diego, CA, November 2008.
Erhardt, N. L. Structural problems and knowledge distribution: Ideal types of team-based knowledge work. The Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia, August 2007.
Martin-Rios, C & Erhardt, N. L. Knowledge Work in Global Teams: A Prescriptive Framework and Empirical Test. The Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia, August 2007.
Rubinstein, S., Heckscher, C., Erhardt, N., Michael, B., Organizational Collaboration and the Quality of Health Care Deliver, LERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, January 2007.
Erhardt, N. Team-Based Knowledge Work: The Role of Virtual and Face-to-Face Behaviors in Mobilizing Knowledge. The Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, August 2006.
Hoffer Gittell, J., Rubinstein, S., Martin-Rios, C., & Erhardt, N. Cross-Boundary Coordination Under Stress: Relationships as a Source of Resilience. Completed data collection. The Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, August 2006.
Rubinstein, S., Martín-Ríos, C., & Erhardt, N. L. Cross-Boundary Coordination and Organizational Performance. The Labor and Employment Relations Association meeting in Boston, Jannuary 2006.
Lepak, D. & Erhardt, N. Human Resources in the 21st Century: Discerning between Enduring Trends and Temporary Fads. The Academy of Management Meeting, Honolulu August 2005.
Lepak, D., Erhardt, N. & Colakoglu, S. Rational and Emotional Attributions of HR practices. Paper accepted for SHRM symposium at The Academy of Management Meeting, Honolulu August 2005.
Rubinstein, S., Martín-Ríos, C., & Erhardt, N. L. Cross-Boundary Coordination and Airline Performance. The Labor and Employment Relations Association meeting in Philadelphia, Jannuary 2005.
Erhardt, N. L. Managing Critical Knowledge-Workers for Sustained Competitive Advantage: Challenges for Strategic Human Resource Management. The Academy of Management Meeting, New Orleans, August 2004.
Jackson, S. E., Joshi, A., and Erhardt, N. L. SWOT analysis of recent research of team diversity. TheInternational Human Resource Management Conference, Limerick, Ireland, June 2003.
Erhardt, N. L. Diversity in the Board Room: Its impact on Firm Financial Performance, Strategic Management Society conference, Baltimore, November, 2003.
Erhardt, N. L. Enablers and Barriers for Individuals’ Willingness and Ability to Share Knowledge: An Analysis Towards an Exploratory Study. Second Annual Knowledge Management Doctoral Consortium, Queen’s Center for Knowledge-Based Enterprises, Kingston, Ontario, October 2003.
Erhardt, N. L., Werbel, J. D., & Shrader, C. B. The effect of executive board and corporate officer’s diversity on organizational performance. The Academy of Management Meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 2002.
Erhardt, N. L. & Garcia, C. Rituals of democracy: The academic personnel selection process in higher learning institutions. American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Fall 2001.
Erhardt, N. L. & Garcia, C. The effects of EU and NAFTA on Sweden and Mexico’s economy. The 27th Third World Conference, Chicago, IL, Spring 1997.
Maine Business School Outstanding Research Award
University of Maine, Summer Faculty Research Competition
- Maine Business School Outstanding Research Award – Spring, 2012
- University of Maine, Summer Faculty Research Competition – Summer, 2012
- The Innovation Engineering Faculty Research Award - Summer, 2012
- Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer Award, OB Div. – Summer, 2010
- Who’s Who in America – 2010