Document Type


Date of Degree


Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Business Administration

First Advisor

Amy L. Kristof-Brown

First Committee Member

Amy E Colbert

Second Committee Member

Nancy R Hauserman

Third Committee Member

Sridhar N Ramaswami

Fourth Committee Member

Sara L Rynes


Over the next 20 years the labor shortage in the U.S. is expected to grow to 25 million with skilled labor being in especially high demand (Employment Policy Foundation, 2001). As such, the firm's ability to recruit human capital will increase in importance. Research suggest that person-organization fit is an important predicator of early stage recruiting outcomes such as organizational attraction (e.g., Kristof-Brown, Zimmerman, & Johnson, 2005) As such, this dissertation seeks to increase our understanding of the causes of overall PO fit perceptions in the context of realistic early recruiting outcomes. Organizational brand image, individual affectivity, and measures of PO fit on specific work attributes are hypothesized to be related to job seekers perceptions of overall fit perceptions.


108 pages


Copyright 2008 Todd Christian Darnold