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

Roy Adams

ROY ADAMS

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Adams is a globally recognized expert in international and comparative industrial relations and international labour and human rights law. He has written extensively on public policy regarding...

Naresh Agarwal

NARESH AGARWAL

Professor Emeritus

Professor Agarwal specializes in human resource management and industrial relations issues. His research interests include employee pay/reward systems, workforce planning and utilization, and pay...

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...

Catherine Connelly

CATHERINE CONNELLY

Professor

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

Rick Hackett

RICK HACKETT

Professor

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...

John Medcof

JOHN MEDCOF

Professor

Professor Medcof specializes in the management of innovation and new technology. His research interests include leadership in high technology firms, expeditionary leadership, and global technology...

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) studies the links between gender inequality, identity and how we design our work. One line of research examines these issues in relation to time-greedy work, a...

Joseph Rose

JOSEPH ROSE

Professor Emeritus

Professor Rose specializes in collective bargaining and dispute resolution. His research interests include construction labour relations, trade unions, public sector collective bargaining and...

Aaron Schat

AARON SCHAT

Associate Professor

Professor Schat’s research interests are in the areas of work-related stress, health, and safety and his primary expertise is in the study of workplace aggression. His recent research involves...

Frances Tuer

FRANCES TUER

Assistant Professor

Frances Tuer received her Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies and Master of Business Administration (Ivey MBA) from Western University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour and...

Willi Wiesner

WILLI WIESNER

Associate Professor

Dr. Wiesner specializes in employee recruitment and selection, employment interviewing, testing and assessment, group decision-making, and work team effectiveness. He has published in journals...

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

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
March 2021

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

JOURNAL : HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Maggie M Cheng, Rick Hackett
September 2020

Celebrating Terri Lituchy's Life

JOURNAL : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES / REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DE L'ADMINISTRATION
CONTRIBUTORS: Vishwanath Baba
May 2020

Exploring The Multi-level Processes Of Legitimacy In Transnational Social Enterprises

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING
CONTRIBUTORS: Daniela Bolzani, Selenia Marabello, Benson Honig
April 2020

When Stigma Doesn’t Transfer: Stigma Deflection And Occupational Stratification In The Sharing Economy

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
CONTRIBUTORS: Kam Phung, Sean Buchanan, Madeline Toubiana, Trish Ruebottom, Luciana Turchick?hakak
March 2020

Explaining The Persistence Of Gender Inequality: The Work–family Narrative As A Social Defense Against The 24/7 Work Culture

JOURNAL : ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY
CONTRIBUTORS: Irene Padavic, Robin J Ely, Erin Reid
April 2020

Relational Reconciliation: Socializing Others Across Demographic Differences

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Lakshmi Ramarajan, Erin Reid
July 2020

Signs Of Our Time: Time-use As Dedication, Performance, Identity, And Power In Contemporary Workplaces

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNALS
CONTRIBUTORS: Elana Feldman, Erin Reid, Melissa Mazmanian
May 2020

Supporting Entrepreneurs: A Systematic Review Of Literature And An Agenda For Research

JOURNAL : TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE
CONTRIBUTORS: Tiago Ratinho, Alejandro Amezcua, Benson Honig, Zhaocheng Zeng
May 2020

“to Work, Or Not To Work, That Is The Question” – Recent Trends And Avenues For Research On Presenteeism

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Sa Ruhle, H Breitsohl, E Aboagye, Vishwanath Baba, C Biron, C Correia Leal, C Dietz, Ai Ferreira, J Gerich, G Johns, M Karanika-murray, D Lohaus, A Løkke, Sl Lopes, Lf Martinez, M Miraglia, B Muschalla, U Poethke, N Sarwat, H Schade, C Steidelmüller, S Vinberg, Z Whysall, T Yang
April 2020

The Participation Of People With Disabilities In The Workplace Across The Employment Cycle: Employer Concerns And Research Evidence

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND PSYCHOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Silvia Bonaccio, Catherine Connelly, Ian R Gellatly, Arif Jetha, Kathleen A Martin Ginis
November 2020

Community-based Personal Support Workers’ Responses To Health And Safety Risks: Tensions Between Individual And Collective Responsibility

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARE AND CARING
CONTRIBUTORS: Rachel Barken, , Catherine Brookman, Sharon Davies, Isik F Zeytinoglu

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

June 2020

Making Call Center Jobs Better: The Relationship Between Management Practices And Worker Stress

CONTRIBUTORS: Virginia Doellgast, Sean O'brady