Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

Academic Areas

The OBHR area aims to understand various aspects of human behaviour at work. Many of our faculty members are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to conduct leading edge research in such areas as employee motivation, leadership, workplace bullying, diversity and culture, decision-making, sustainability, and employee well-being and safety. Our area has a thriving PhD program with students from all over the world working with faculty to conduct world-class research.

Spotlight on Research

The Happy Culture: A Theoretical, Meta-Analytic, and Empirical Review of the Relationship Between Culture and Wealth and Subjective Well-Being

Piers Steel, Vasyl Taras, Krista Uggerslev, and Frank Bosco

How do your values influence your success, both in terms of wealth and happiness? Are your values the same set that are best for your national culture? Based on the worlds’ largest and most comprehensive review on the topic, we found the key factors for each, both nations and individuals. They weren’t necessary the same. The ideal nation appears to have a balance of values associated with both the right and the left. Furthermore, the cultural trajectory of many nations appear to be towards a constellation of values associated with poor and corrupt governance, lower wealth and diminished happiness.

This paper is published Personality and Social Psychology Review (click here).

Faculty

Naor Cohen

Naor Cohen

Instructor
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Loren Falkenberg

Loren Falkenberg

Professor
Area of expertise: Business ethics; corporate social responsibility, decision-making
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Sandy Hershcovis

Sandy Hershcovis

Professor
Area of expertise: Abusive supervision; workplace bullying; sexual harassment
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David Lertzman

David Lertzman

Assistant Professor
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Mali Mansouri

Mali Mansouri

Instructor
Area of teaching expertise: ethical leadership; organizational behaviour
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Laurie Milton

Laurie Milton

Associate Professor
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Julian Alexa Norris

Julian Alexa Norris

Instructor
Area of expertise: Complexity & system change; depth-based leadership; Adventure learning
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Tunde Ogunfowora

Tunde Ogunfowora

Associate Professor
Area of expertise: Leadership; ethical cognitions and behaviours; personality at work
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Allen Ponak

Allen Ponak

Professor Emeritus
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Peter Sherer

Peter Sherer

Associate Professor
Area of expertise: Macro and strategic HR; institutional change; organizational innovation
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Piers Steel

Piers Steel

Professor
Area of expertise: Meta-analysis; selection; motivation
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Nick Turner

Nick Turner

Area Chair - OBHR, Professor
Area of expertise: Leadership; occupational health and safety; work design
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Julie Weatherhead

Julie Weatherhead

Assistant Professor
Area of expertise: Leadership; emotions; socioeconomic status and inequality
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Myron Weber

Myron Weber

Associate Professor Emeritus
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Justin Weinhardt

Justin Weinhardt

Associate Professor
Area of expertise: Motivation; decision-making; computational modeling
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Leighton Wilks

Leighton Wilks

Senior Instructor and Teaching Fellow
Area of expertise: Negotiation; cross-cultural management; corporate social responsibility
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