Human Resources and Management

People are at the centre of any organization. Faculty members in the Human Resources & Management Area at DeGroote are studying how to plan for, select, train, organize, lead, motivate and inspire and manage people, from contract workers to long-time employees, from North America and Europe to Asia and Africa. Generally, the main purpose of these activities is to enhance organizational effectiveness and to help organizations achieve their strategic objectives.

Research conducted by faculty encompasses the broad disciplines of organizational behaviour, human resource management, and industrial relations. Most faculty in the area hold external research grants (totalling almost $2 million) and all have ongoing programs of research.

Recent publications by area members have appeared in such journals as Academy of Management JournalAdvances in Industrial and Labor RelationsHuman RelationsIndustrial RelationsJournal of Applied PsychologyJournal of ManagementJournal of Occupational and Organizational PsychologyJournal of Organizational BehaviorJournal of Vocational BehaviorOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesPersonnel Psychology, and Strategic Management Journal.

Faculty

Vishwanath Baba

VISHWANATH BABA

Professor

Dr. Baba specializes in management theory, evidence-based management, development management, management skill development and management training in the developing world. He has been a consultant...

Yair Berson

YAIR BERSON

Professor

Yair Berson (Ph.D. SUNY Binghamton) is the future director of the DeGroote Leadership Centre. His research helps demonstrate how leaders’ characteristics (e.g., values) and actions (e.g.,...

Catherine Connelly

CATHERINE CONNELLY

Professor

Dr. Catherine Connelly holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Organizational Behaviour, and is a Member Emeritus of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). She is a...

Rick Hackett

RICK HACKETT

Professor - Area Chair

Dr. Rick Hackett is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Organizational Behaviour and Human Performance with the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, and Fellow of the Canadian...

Benson Honig

BENSON HONIG

Professor

Benson Honig (Ph.D. Stanford University) is the Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. Research interests include business planning,...

Teal McAteer

TEAL MCATEER

Associate Professor

Dr. Teal McAteer is a business consultant who specializes in the areas of leadership development, strategic human resource management, motivation, career planning and development, change, stress...

Sean O'Brady

SEAN O'BRADY

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sean O’Brady’s research focuses on how labour relations, HRM practices, and institutions affect job quality in low-skilled service work. He has also developed an interest in work and...

Erin Reid

ERIN REID

Associate Professor

Erin Reid (Ph.D. Harvard University) is an expert in how gender inequality, diversity, and identity are affected by the design of contemporary jobs and workplaces. She has studied these issues in...

Trish Ruebottom

TRISH RUEBOTTOM

Associate Professor

Trish Ruebottom is an associate professor of Human Resources & Management at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. She specializes in organizations and social change, exploring how...

Isik Zeytinoglu

ISIK ZEYTINOGLU

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Zeytinoglu’s current research focuses on occupational health and safety of personal support workers in Ontario, employer flexibility strategies and non-standard employment issues, and job...

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

January 2022

Sustainability And Global Value Chains In Africa: Introduction To The Special Issue

JOURNAL : AFRICA JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Joerg s Hofstetter, Anita m Mcgahan, Brian s Silverman, Baniyelme Zoogah
January 2022

Stigma Hierarchies: The Internal Dynamics Of Stigmatization In The Sex Work Occupation

JOURNAL : ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY
CONTRIBUTORS: Madeline Toubiana, Trish Ruebottom
July 2021

Working On My Own: Measuring The Challenges Of Gig Work

JOURNAL : HUMAN RELATIONS
CONTRIBUTORS: Brianna b Caza, Erin Reid, Susan j Ashford, Steve Granger
September 2021

Historicizing Management And Organization In Africa

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT LEARNING & EDUCATION
CONTRIBUTORS: Baniyelme Zoogah
November 2021

The Role Of Work Intensification In Intention To Stay: A Study Of Personal Support Workers In Home And Community Care In Ontario, Canada

JOURNAL : ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY
CONTRIBUTORS: Firat k Sayin, , Catherine Brookman, Sharon Davies, James Chowhan, Isik f Zeytinoglu
March 2021

Workplace Psychological Aggression, Job Stress, And Vigor: A Test Of Longitudinal Effects

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE
CONTRIBUTORS: Omer farooq Malik, Aaron Schat, Asif Shahzad, Muhammad mustafa Raziq, Rafia Faiz
November 2021

Seeking Purity, Avoiding Pollution: Strategies For Moral Career Building

JOURNAL : ORGANIZATION SCIENCE
CONTRIBUTORS: Erin Reid, Lakshmi Ramarajan
December 2021

Good, Bad, And Ugly Leadership Patterns: Implications For Followers’ Work-related And Context-free Outcomes

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Amanda j Hancock, Ian r Gellatly, Megan m Walsh, Kara a Arnold, Catherine Connelly
June 2021

The Role Of Compassion In Shaping Social Entrepreneurs’ Prosocial Opportunity Recognition

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Ronit Yitshaki, Fredric Kropp, Benson Honig
March 2021

A Critical Review Of Algorithms In Hrm: Definition, Theory, And Practice

JOURNAL : HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Maggie m Cheng, Rick Hackett
October 2021

The Allure Of Tyrannical Leaders: Moral Foundations, Belief In A Dangerous World, And Follower Gender

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Agata Mirowska, Raymond b Chiu, Rick Hackett
December 2021

Hrm System Situational Strength In Support Of Strategy: Its Effects On Employee Attitudes And Business Unit Performance

JOURNAL : THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Mark Podolsky, Rick Hackett
March 2021

Working In The Digitized Economy: Hrm Theory & Practice

JOURNAL : HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Catherine Connelly, Christian Fieseler, Matej ?erne, Steffen r Giessner, Sut i Wong
January 2021

Alone Or In Company? Cultural Orientation, Strategic Response And Covid-19 Outcomes

JOURNAL : AFRICA JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Baniyelme Zoogah, Benedicta s Quao, Vincent ht Musah, Patience o Ahwireng

OTHER PUBLICATIONS