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Hugh P. Gunz

Hugh Gunz

    Hugh P. Gunz

    Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Degrees: Ph.D., University of Manchester
    Dp.BA, University Manchester
    D.Phil, University of Sussex
    BSc, University of Canterbury
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    Hugh Gunz is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Associate Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and holds a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour and HR Management area at Rotman.  His research interests include the careers of managers, professionals and others, and the management of professionals. He is the author of the book Careers and Corporate Cultures and co-editor of the Handbook of Career Studies. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and Emergence. Hugh has PhDs in Chemistry and Organizational Behaviour.

    Academic Positions

    2011-  Director of Undergraduate Programs; Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga
    2011-  Associate Chair; Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga
    2003-2011  Chair, Department of Management; University of Toronto at Mississauga
    2006-present  Cross-appointment to Graduate Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; University of Toronto
    2001-2003  Deputy Associate Chair, Management; University of Toronto at Mississauga
    2002-2008  Full Member, Graduate Faculty of the Department of Nursing Science; Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
    1991-Present  Graduate Faculty Member - Continuing, Rotman School of Management; University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies
    2000-Present  Professor of Organizational Behaviour; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    1993-2003  Cross-appointed to Graduate Faculty of the Centre for Industrial Relations; University of Toronto
    1997-1999  Associate Dean, Programs; Rotman School of Management
    1991-1995  Associate Chair for Commerce and Finance; Erindale College, University of Toronto
    1989-2000  Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour; Rotman School of Management
    1979-1989  Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour (with Tenure); Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
    1989  Acting Director of Placement Services; Manchester Business School
    1986-1988  Director of Information Technology Services; Manchester Business School

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Re-conceptualizing career success: A contextual approach; H P Gunz & W Mayrhofer; Journal of Labour Market Research; Issue: Vol. 32(12); 2011; Pages: 251-260
    • Career as a social and political phenomenon in the globalized economy; 2. H P Gunz, W Mayrhofer & P S Tolbert; Organization Studies; Issue: 32(12); 2011; Pages: 1613-1620
    • Boundaryless careers: Bringing back boundaries; K Inkson, H P Gunz, S Ganesh & J Roper; Organization Studies; Issue: 33(3); 2011; Pages: 323-340
    • Ethical decision making and the employed lawyer; S P Gunz and H P Gunz; Journal of Business Ethics; Issue: Vol. 81(4); 2008; Pages: 927-944
    • Client capture and the professional service firm; H P Gunz and S P Gunz; American Business Law Journal; Issue: Vol. 45(3); 2008; Pages: 685-721
    • Hired professional to hired gun: An identity theory approach to understanding the ethical behaviour of professionals in non-professional organizations; H P Gunz and S P Gunz; Human Relations; Issue: Vol. 60(6); 2007; Pages: 851-887
    • Reconceptualizing career success; H P Gunz and P A Heslin; Journal of Organizational Behavior; Issue: Vol. 26(2); 2005; Pages: 105-111
    • Organizational influences on approaches to ethical decisions by professionals: the case of public accountants; H P Gunz, S P Gunz & J C McCutcheon; Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (in press); Issue: Vol. 19, No. 1; 2002; Pages: 76-91
    • The Lawyer's Response to Organizational Professional Conflict: An Empirical Study of the Ethical Decision Making of In-house Counsel; H P Gunz and S P Gunz; American Business Law Journal (in press); Issue: Vol. 39 No. 2; 2002; Pages: 241-287
    • Self-organization in career systems: a view from complexity science; H P Gunz, B M Lichtenstein, and R G Long; M@n@gement (In Special Issue on Careers and New Science); Issue: Vol. 5 No. 1; 2002; Pages: 63-88
    • Downsizing and the transformation of organizational career systems; M G Evans, H P Gunz and R M Jalland; M@n@gement (Special Issue: Organizational Downsizing); Issue: Vol. 2 No. 3; 1999; Pages: 127-148
    • New Strategy, Wrong Managers? What you need to know about career streams; H P Gunz, M G Evans and R M Jalland; Academy of Management Executive; Issue: Vol. 12 No. 2 May; 1998; Pages: 21-37
    • Implications of downsizing for managerial careers; M G Evans, H P Gunz and R M Jalland; Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences; Issue: Vol. 14 No. 4 (December); 1997; Pages: 359-371
    • The Aftermath of Downsizing: a cautionary tale about restructuring and careers; M G Evans, H P Gunz and R M Jalland; Business Horizons; Issue: Vol.39, No.3 (May/June); 1996; Pages: 62-66
    • Managerial careers and business strategies; H P Gunz and R.M. Jalland; Academy of Management Review; Issue: Vol. 21 No. 3; 1996; Pages: 62-66
    • Realism and learning in management simulations; H P Gunz; Journal of Management Education; Issue: Vol. 19 No. 1, (February); 1995; Pages: 54-74
    • Professional/organizational commitment and job satisfaction for employed lawyers; H P Gunz and S.P. Gunz; Human Relations; Issue: Vol. 47, No 7 July; 1994; Pages: 801-828
    • Ethical implications of the employment relationship for professional lawyers; H P Gunz and S.P. Gunz; University of British Columbia Law Review; Issue: Vol 28 No. 1; 1994; Pages: 123-139

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Handbook of Career Studies; H P Gunz and M A Peiperl; SAGE; 2007
    • Managing complexity in organizations; M R Lissack and H P Gunz; Quorum Books; 1999
    • Careers and Corporate Cultures; H P Gunz; Blackwell; 1989

    Academic / Professional Service

    2009-12  Member, Aid to Scholarly Publications Committee; Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    2004-present  Member, Research Advisory Council; Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
    1999-2000  Chair; Careers Division of the Academy of Management
    1996-2008  Elected Member; Academic Board, University of Toronto
    1984-1986  General Secretary and Coordinating Committee Member; European Group for Organizational Studies

    Honors and Awards

    2001  Holmes-Cardozo Excellence in Research Award, at the Annual Meeting Academy of Legal Studies in Business, August 2001 (with S P Gunz)
    1996  Best paper award for Careers Division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1996 (with R M Jalland)
    1993  Honourable mention for paper submitted to Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Lake Louise, Alberta, June 1993 (with R M Jalland)

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Teaches courses in organizational behaviour and human resources management. Research interests include work careers, management of professional staff.  

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