PhD Student | Management and Human Resources
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Rakoon is a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on employee turnover at the individual and collective level. From the antecedent’s side, Rakoon is interested in the role of both HR practices and labor market conditions when predicting turnover. As for the consequences, Rakoon’s research covers important moderators such as the timing of turnover events and quality of departing, incoming, and remaining employees to see how these factors change the effects of turnover on unit and organizational outcomes.

Regarding research methodology, Rakoon is familiar with analytical techniques from both disciplines of economics and psychology (e.g. fixed- & random-effects, random coefficient models, structural equation models).

Prior to entering the PhD program, Rakoon received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He also worked in HR recruitment and organizational development for True Corporation in Bangkok, Thailand.


Selected Published Journal Articles

Trevor, C. & Piyanontalee, R. (2020). Discharges, Poor-Performer Quits, and Layoffs as “Valued Exits”: Is It Really Addition by Subtraction? Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

Working Papers

Gerhart, B. & Feng, J. & Jayasinghe, M. & Piyanontalee, R. (2020). Mediation Inferences in Management Research

Trzebiatowski, T. & Piyanontalee, R. & Trevor, C. (2020). The Impact of Talent Dispersion on Team Performance


13th Annual People and Organizations Conference (2020) Examining the Temporal Relationship Between Bonus Pay and Turnover

Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2020) Talent Dispersion: Core/Periphery Distinctions, Team Performance, and Individual Talent Development

Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2019) Consequences of Collective Turnover: A Matter of Time and Quality

Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2017) Preserving Competitive Advantage in the Face of Human Capital Resources Depletion


Undergraduate Courses

Managing Organizations (MHR 300), Fall 2018. Download Syllabus

Managing Organizations (MHR 300), Spring 2019.


Professional Organizations

Student Representative - Academy of Management HR Division