Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Organizational Behaviour and 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
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.
One course chosen from another field (3 units)
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office.
For information about the research in the OBHR field, please feel free to contact Dr. Jane OReilly.
Dr. Jane O’Reilly
613-562-5800 x 4917