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Faculty research interests include leadership, goal setting, power dynamics, decision making, negotiations, small groups and teams, employee affect, morality, sacred values, discretionary performance behaviors, business ethics, occupational stress, knowledge management, collective action, employee selection, training, career development, and cross-cultural management.

The Area of OB/HRM at the Rotman School of Management aims to create a collegial environment in which faculty can pursue high-quality research in the fields of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.

Faculty research interests include employee affect, goal setting, decision making, leadership, employee selection and training, performance evaluation, sexual harassment, small groups and teams, gender and power dynamics at work, career development, business ethics, negotiations, trust and cooperation, cross-cultural management, occupational stress and safety, and knowledge management.

The Rotman School provides significant internal funding for research, particularly for scholars beginning their careers. The University of Toronto has granted Connaught New Faculty Matching Grants, ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 to many new faculty members in their first year. Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) supports academic research in the social sciences. The Area of OB/HRM has been extremely successful at competing for external research funding. Over the last six years, our OB/HRM faculty have received eleven SSHRC grants for a total of just under $900,000 in funding.

Research Interests

Gender harassment, dynamics of social status and power, small groups and teams: Jennifer Berdahl

Influence of emotions, emotion regulation, and emotional intelligence on job strain and well-being, leadership, and performance; the causes of emotions and strain at work: Stéphane Côté

Ethics, social issues, organizational change, social change, and emotions at work: Katy DeCelles

Careers; management of professionals; ethical behaviour of professionals: Hugh Gunz

Selection interview, performance management, employee motivation, self-management, and leadership: Gary Latham

Personnel recruitment and selection, employment interviews, work attitudes, personality and emotions at work, leadership: Julie McCarthy

Performance measurement, selection, talent retention, leadership: Maria Rotundo

Employer-employee relations; workplace practices; collective bargaining; globalization and labour; future of work and the workplace: Anil Verma

Training, job search, recruitment, and the socialization and work adjustment of newcomers: Alan M. Saks

Expatriate adjustment, HR systems, cross-cultural contextual performance and knowledge transfer: Soo Min Toh

Groupthink, escalating commitment, decision making, negotiation, dispute resolution, risk management: Glen Whyte

Job stress, job design, absenteeism, cross-cultural management, and Chinese management: Jia Lin Xie

Privacy and fairness of electronic communications and monitoring technologies, goal orientation and training and performance outcomes: David Zweig