Star Power: Colleague Quality and Turnover
Posted: 4 Jun 2010
Date Written: June 2010
In this article, we argue that the existence of greater organizational resources, in the form of higher quality colleagues, acts as a retention mechanism. We test our hypotheses using a panel data set of securities analysts in 24 securities firms over a 9-year period. Results show that analysts working with higher quality colleagues are less likely to turnover. Analyst turnover is affected by the performance of two types of colleagues: colleagues within one’s group and colleagues in the client-facing role. This “colleague effect” applies to analyst turnover to competitor firms and not to analysts who exit the securities analysts industry.
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