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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources (OBHR)

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR) focuses on the understanding and management of behaviour in the workplace. Students develop a deep appreciation for the research and insight of subjects dealing with the “human” side of work, such as individual-level topics (e.g., recruitment, selection, job analysis, training and development, learning, motivation, performance), relational topics (e.g., relationships between individuals at work, mentors-protégés, leaders-followers, teamwork, conflict management, diversity, equity) and organizational-level topics (e.g., organizational learning, change management, compensation systems, industrial relations) as well as topics from complementary disciplines such as psychology and sociology.

Our Faculty Members

Here is a list of our current faculty members. We encourage all potential applicants to visit our homepages to learn more about the research we are conducting. Google Scholar and other databases (e.g., ABI/INFORM, PsychINFO) are also excellent ways to learn about our publications. We also encourage applicants to contact us personally so that we can ensure the best possible fit for our common research interests.

For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 613-562-5884. For information about the OBHR field in general, please feel free to contact Dr. Silvia Bonaccio, the PhD director and OBHR field coordinator.

Field Courses

MGT8113 FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (3 units)

Examination of the foundational research areas in Human Resources Management practice. Topics include job analysis, employee recruitment, selection and assessment methods, job performance, fairness and bias and psychometric principles.

MGT8114 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (3 units)

Overview of managerial/organizational practices aimed at maximizing work motivation and well-being. Theories of work motivation, leadership, team dynamics, mentoring, occupational health psychology, work-life conflict and facilitation, management of change, and organizational theory.

MGT8115 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (3 units)

Critical evaluation of studies in targeted domains of organizational behaviour and human resources management. Identification and evaluation of new orientations with an in depth analysis of historical developments of the domain. Specific domains explored depend on the professor leading the seminar. Topics are offered on a rotating basis. Presentation and discussion of thesis project and other personal research projects.

Contact

For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 613-562-5884

For information about the research in the OBHR field, please feel free to contact Dr. Silvia Bonaccio, the PhD director and OBHR field coordinator.

Dr. Silvia Bonaccio
613-562-5800 x 4690
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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