Lauren E. Aydinliyim is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management in the Zicklin School of Business. Her research explores the legal and ethical aspects of strategic management, with a particular emphasis on strategic human capital. She seeks to understand firms’ ethical creation and sustainability of human capital-based competitive advantages by considering both firm and institutional conditions via an interdisciplinary approach combining her formal education in applied mathematics, law, and strategy with her professional experiences as both a human resources executive and legal counsel. A number of her projects focus on the role of employee non-compete agreements, while other projects consider additional employee governance mechanisms and human capital management strategies, including several projects on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially LGBTQIA+-supportive initiatives. She therefore has two highly related research streams that broadly fall under “business ethics” and “strategic human capital” with the latter focusing largely on employee mobility. Professor Aydinliyim’s prior legal career was dedicated to in-house legal work with entrepreneurial companies in all realms of corporate legal work including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and employment and benefits. She has additional professional experience as a business professional, including human resources work for high-growth companies, serving as payroll and benefits administrator, and negotiating contracts and developing software licensing agreements. In addition to working with doctoral students, Professor Aydinliyim teaches Business Policy (BPL-5100) at the Zicklin School of Business and has previously taught both graduate and undergraduate courses on ethics in business. She is a member of the inaugural Associate Editorial Board at Entrepreneurship Research Journal, and a co-guest editor for a special issue on “quiet quitting” at Human Resource Management.
Magrizos, S., Roumpi, D., Aydinliyim L.E., Phillips, J., Delery, J., & Porter, C. “The Disquiet of Quiet Quitting: Understanding and Applications of a Popular Trend in HRM Scholarship & Practice Guest Editors.” Special Issue Editorial to be published in Human Resource Management (SI proposal accepted Spring 2023).
Aydinliyim, L.E. (2022). The Case for Ethical Non-Compete Agreements: Executives versus Sandwich-Makers. Journal of Business Ethics, 175(3): 651-668.
Velez-Calle, A., Aydinliyim, L.E., Sosa, S., & Large, J. (2020). Expecting the Unexpected: Force Majeure Clauses and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rutgers Business Review, 5(3), 416-433.
Aydinliyim, L. & Wirtenberg, J. (2017). Reimagining the 21st Century Employment Relationship: Aligning HR & CSR through Employment Policies & Practices. In L. Berger & D. Berger (Eds.), The Talent Management Handbook (3rd Edition) (pp. 456-470). McGraw-Hill.
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY: PSC-CUNY Research Foundation Grant 2020-2021, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 ($3,500 each); Co-Winner, 2019 Abraham J. Briloff Faculty Prizes in Ethics; Dean’s Faculty Travel Grant (Fall 2018; Fall 2019); Stewart Travel Award (AY 2018-2019); Zicklin Summer Research Grants (Summer 2022, Summer 2023); Finalist, SMS Strategic Human Capital Interest Group Best Paper Award 2022; Nominee, Inaugural SMS Annual Conference Responsible Research Paper Prize 2022.
Rutgers Business School: Teaching and Graduate Fully Funded Assistantship (Fall 2014 through Spring 2018); Technology Management Research Center Grant (Summer 2015); TA/GA Union Professional Development Fund Grant (Summer 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017; Spring 2018); Rutgers Newark GSGA/GSN Fall 2016 Travel Award; MGB Department RA Summer Grant (Summer 2017); Finalist for Society for Business Ethics Dissertation Award 2019.
Vanderbilt University Law School: VANDERBILT JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW, Authorities Editor; Scholastic Excellence (Top Grade) Awards in Employment Discrimination Law and Securities Regulation; Dean’s List; Moot Court Board.
College of William & Mary: 2007 Cissy Patterson Prize in Mathematics; James Monroe Scholar; Computer Science and Mathematics (CSAM) Scholarship; Dean’s List; Top 25 Greek Scholar Award.
Honors Societies: Golden Key International; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Alpha Lambda Delta; Phi Eta Sigma; Order of Omega; Pi Mu Epsilon.
Other: National Merit Finalist.