Dr. Jamie Gruman spoke at the Conference Board of Canada's conference, Change Management 2014: Engaging the People, Managing the Process, May 5, 2014 in Toronto. The talk was entitled "Is Change More Like Gravity or Quantum Mechanics? Managing Unplanned Change".
Dr. Nita Chhinzer was the recipient of the Fellowship in Improving Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Work, awarded for the period from 2012-2017. The Fellowship focuses on developing knowledge about human resources, leadership, and the nature of behaviour within organizations with a more specific focus on the understanding downsizing procedures, processes and outcomes on economy and the workplace.
Dr. Agnes Zdaniuk co-authored a manuscript: Strelan, P. & Zdaniuk, A. Threatened State Self-Esteem Reduces Forgiveness. Self and Identity. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2014.889034.
Dr. Sean Lyons co-authored a publication entitled "Changing Demographics and the Shifting Nature of Careers: Implications for Research and Human Resource Development". Authors: Lyons, S.T, Ng, E.S.W., & Schweitzer, L. (2014). Human Resource Development Review.DOI: 10.1177/1534484314524201.
Dr. Nita Chhinzer's introductory level HRM textbook was published in 2013: Dessler, Chhinzer, Cole, Human Resource Management in Canada, 12th edition, Pearson Canada Inc.
Dr. Nita Chhinzer published a manuscript in the International Journal of Management and Law, entitled "The role of reasonable notice legislation in organizational downsizing decisions in Canada" (in press: 2014). This research examined over 1,100 mass layoff events in Ontario from 2001-2008, providing evidence that the use of mass layoffs is polarized (organizations engage in either frequent large layoffs versus infrequent small layoffs), and that organizations may be choosing to absorb inefficiencies during mass layoffs to minimize expenses associated with reasonable notice periods.
Dr. Nita Chhinzer presented five peer reviewed papers in the summer of 2013. Two at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada annual conference ("Reasonable Notice Legislation in Canada: Good in Theory, Bad in Practice" and "Exploring Moderators in the Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions"), one at the Academy of Management annual conference ("Market Reactions to Downsizing Announcement Rhetoric: Does the Message Matter?) and two at the Canadian Industrial Relations Association annual conference ("Impact of Mandatory Retirement Abolishment on Employment Indicators of Older Members of the Workforce: An Ontario Assessment from 2003-2011" and "Effect of Player Turnover on Team Success: An Assessment of the NHL from 2008-2012").
A publication was co-authored by Dr. Sean Lyons entitled "Generational differences in the workplace: A review of the evidence and directions for future research". Authors: Lyons, S., & Kuron, L. (2013). Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.1913.
Dr. Nita Chhinzer presented at the ADP Steak Lunch Speaker Symposium in November 2013 focusing on the War for Talent, highlighting the importance of an evidence based approach to HRM.
Dr. Fred Pries co-authored a case with MBA student Aaijaj Badarpura, entitled "Niagara Princess Hotels" was presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conference (May 22, 2010). The case dealt with a decision to invest in a new hotel property.
A paper co-authored by Dr. Sara Mann, entitled "Human Resource Management Practices and Lower Wage Workers: Evidence from Statistics Canada's Workplace and Employee Survey" was presented at the Administrative Sciences Associations of Canada (ASAC) conference (May 22-24, 2010). Authors: Sara Mann (Univ. of Guelph), James Chowhan, Peter Oram (Univ. of Guelph undergraduate student), Kevin Allen (Univ. of Guelph undergraduate student).
A paper co-authored by Dr. Ron Baker and Dr. Morina Rennie, entitled "Net Debt in the Canadian Public Accounts: its emergence, evolution, and entrenchment" won an award for Best Paper in the Business History Divison of the 2010 ASAC (Administrative Sciences Association of Canada) Conference. Authors: Ron Baker (Univ. of Guelph) and Morina Rennie (Univ. of Regina).
A paper co-authored by Dr. Sean Lyons entitled "Education and Self-efficacy Correlates of Career Expections: A Pattern of Gender Differences" won an award for Best Paper in the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the 2010 ASAC (Administrative Sciences Association of Canada) Conference. Authors: Linda Schweitzer (Carleton U.), Ed S. W. Ng (California State Polytechnic U., Pomona), Sean Lyons (Univ. of Guelph) and Lisa Kuron (Wilfrid Laurier Univ.)
A paper co-authored by Dr. Ron Baker, was presented at the 12th Annual Alternative Accounts Conference, which was held at York University (April 23-24, 2010). The paper is entitled "Accountability and Control: Exploring Canada's First Nations Reporting Requirements". Authors: Ron Baker (Univ. of Guelph) and Dr. Bettina Schneider (First Nations University of Canada).
Drs. Rumina Dhalla and Elizabeth Kurucz presented "Being Green: More than an Image" and "The Social Responsibility of Business is to Create Value", respectively, at The Kenneth Hammond Lectures on Environment, Energy and Resources on March 26, 2010.
Dr. Elizabeth Kurucz presented at the College Royal lecture series on the topic of "Leadership for Sustainability" on March 21, 2010 in Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph.
Fred Pries and Ron Baker prepared a discussion paper entitled "A Proposal for Teaching Introductory and Intermediate Accounting in an Environment of International Financial Reporting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Private Enterprises". You can download a copy of this discussion paper by clicking on this item. We encourage you to comment on the issues raised in this document.
Dr. Elizabeth Kurucz co-authored a paper that was presented at the International Association for Business Society 2009 Conference in Snowmass, Colorado, June 18-21, 2009. The paper is entitled "The Societal Case for Sustainability: Business Principles for Building the Integral Commons". Authors: Marcus, Kurucz and Colbert.
Sara Mann and Fred Pries presented a paper on June 8, 2009 at the ASAC (Administrative Sciences Association of Canada) Conference in Niagara Fall, Ontario. The paper is entitled "Do innovative firms have different HR practices than less innovative firms?" Authors: Pries, Chowhan and Mann.
Dr. Rumina Dhalla presented a paper at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 6-9, 2009. The paper is entitled "Implications of Incongruence: Relationships between Organizational Identity, Image, and Reputation".
A paper co-authored by Department of Business faculty member, Ron Baker, was presented at the 2009 ASAC Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, (June 6-9, 2009). The paper, entitled "An Institutional Perspective on the Development of Canada's First Public Accounts" explores the origins of the Government of Canada's first accounting system. Authors: Ron Baker (Univ. of Guelph) and Morina Rennie (Univ. of Regina).
Sean Lyons co-authored the paper "The Shifting Nature of Careers in Canada: A Framework for Research", which won the Best Paper Award for the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (Niagara Falls, June 6-9, 2009).
Dr. Rumina Dhalla presented a paper at the Reputation Institute's 13th International Conference of Corporate Reputation, Brand, Identity, and Competitiveness in Amsterdan, Netherlands (May 28-30, 2009). The paper is entitled "Reputational Risk: Implications for Organizational Strategy".
Dr. Sara Mann is presented a paper at the CIRA (Canadian Industrial Relations Association) Conference in Gatineau, QC (May 27-29, 2009). The paper is entitled ""Non-Standard Work Arrangements: A Review of Recent Scholarship, Recommendations for Practitioners and Opportunities for Future Research" Authors: Mann, Cooke, Zeytinoglu and Brown.
Sean Lyons was named 2009 Faculty Member of the Year by the graduating class of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in recognition of outstanding contributions to the education and personal development of the graduating class.