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Hugh P. Gunz

Hugh P. Gunz

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


Ph.D., University of Manchester
Dp.BA, University Manchester
D.Phil, University of Sussex
BSc, University of Canterbury


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

  • Boundaryless careers: Bringing back boundaries

    K Inkson, H P Gunz, S Ganesh & J Roper

    Organization Studies



    Pages: 323-340

  • Career as a social and political phenomenon in the globalized economy

    2. H P Gunz, W Mayrhofer & P S Tolbert

    Organization Studies



    Pages: 1613-1620

  • Re-conceptualizing career success: A contextual approach

    H P Gunz & W Mayrhofer

    Journal of Labour Market Research

    Issue:Vol. 32(12)


    Pages: 251-260

  • Client capture and the professional service firm

    H P Gunz and S P Gunz

    American Business Law Journal

    Issue:Vol. 45(3)


    Pages: 685-721

  • Ethical decision making and the employed lawyer

    S P Gunz and H P Gunz

    Journal of Business Ethics

    Issue:Vol. 81(4)


    Pages: 927-944

  • 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)


    Pages: 851-887

  • Reconceptualizing career success

    H P Gunz and P A Heslin

    Journal of Organizational Behavior

    Issue:Vol. 26(2)


    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


    Pages: 76-91

  • 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


    Pages: 63-88

  • 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


    Pages: 241-287

  • 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


    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


    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)


    Pages: 359-371

  • Managerial careers and business strategies

    H P Gunz and R.M. Jalland

    Academy of Management Review

    Issue:Vol. 21 No. 3


    Pages: 62-66

  • 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)


    Pages: 62-66

  • Realism and learning in management simulations

    H P Gunz

    Journal of Management Education

    Issue:Vol. 19 No. 1, (February)


    Pages: 54-74

  • 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


    Pages: 123-139

  • Professional/organizational commitment and job satisfaction for employed lawyers

    H P Gunz and S.P. Gunz

    Human Relations

    Issue:Vol. 47, No 7 July


    Pages: 801-828

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Handbook of Career Studies

    H P Gunz and M A Peiperl



  • Managing complexity in organizations

    M R Lissack and H P Gunz

    Quorum Books


  • Careers and Corporate Cultures

    H P Gunz



Research and Teaching Interests

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

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),

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

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