Matthew Bidwell is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Wharton. He got his PhD from the MIT Sloan School, and taught at INSEAD before joining Wharton. His research explores how firms manage their boundaries in acquiring human capital. For example, some of his research has examined firms’ decisions about when to use independent contractors and outsourcing firms in carrying out knowledge intensive work, with a particular focus on the role of decision process and organizational politics. A more recent stream of research explores when firms choose to fill jobs by hiring workers rather than promoting internally, and what the consequences are of those decisions. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Organization Science, and he has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and Organization Science.