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.