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Professor Alan Geare

BA(Hons) PhD(Otago) AFNZIMAlan_Geare_image

Professor
Room: Commerce 607
Tel: +64 3 479 8127
Fax: +64 3 479 8173
Email: alan.geare@otago.ac.nz

Alan teaches papers in employment/industrial relations. He has been Professor since 1987. His research interests are in employment/industrial relations, industrial law and aspects of human resource management, and has authored a dozen books and over fifty articles in these areas. He has published in such journals as Academy of Management Review, International Labour Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Personnel Review. He has worked as a consultant to many organisations and unions and was an adjudicator and mediator member of the Employment Tribunal.

An article by Alan, along with Fiona Edgar and Ian McAndrew - "Workplace Values and Beliefs: An Empirical Study of Ideology, High Commitment Management and Unionization” published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management volume 20 issue 5, was selected as one of the 50 best articles out of 15,000 published in 2009 in the top 400 business and management journals and therefore won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence.

Teaching responsibilities

Alan’s teaching responsibilities include:

Research interests

Alan’s research interests are:

  • Employment relations
  • Human resource management and productivity
  • Negotiations
  • Partnerships
  • Grievance systems
  • Workplace partnerships

Supervision

MCom

Completed

Kelly Honey (2014). The applicability & efficacy of particular negotiation strategies in a business context. (Supervisiors: Ian McAndrew, Alan Geare, Cheryl Rivers)

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Publications

Edgar, F., Geare, A., Saunders, D., Beacker, M., & Faanunu, I. (2017). A transformative service research agenda: a study of workers’ well-being. Service Industries Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02642069.2017.1290797

Edgar, F., Geare, A., & Zhang, J. A. (2017, May). The value of a positive disposition: The mediating role of positive emotions in the relationship between HRM and contextual performance. Verbal presentation at the 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, USA.

Abdul-Halim, H., Che-Ha, N., Geare, A., & Ramayah, T. (2016). The pursuit of HR outsourcing in an emerging economy: The effects of HRM strategy on HR labour costs. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 33, 153-168. doi: 10.1002/cjas.1370

Zhang, J. A., Edgar, F., Geare, A., & O'Kane, C. (2016). The interactive effects of entrepreneurial orientation and capability-based HRM on firm performance: The mediating role of innovation ambidexterity. Industrial Marketing Management, 59, 131-143. doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.02.018

Edgar, F., Geare, A., Halhjem, M., Reese, K., & Thoresen, C. (2015). Well-being and performance: Measurement issues for HRM research. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(15), 1983-1994. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1041760

Authored Book - Research

Geare, A. J., & Edgar, F. J. (2007). Employment relations: New Zealand and Abroad. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 389p.

Geare, A., Campbell-Hunt, C., Ruwhiu, D., & Bull, R. (2005). The New Zealand management supplement. Auckland, New Zealand: McGraw-Hill, 72p. Retrieved from http://www.mhhe.com/au/nzmanagement/

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Authored Book - Other

Geare, A. J., Sibbald, A., Ruwhiu, D., & Kirkwood, J. (2002). Management Functions. Dunedin: Department of Management, University of Otago, 163p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

McAndrew, I., Morton, J., & Geare, A. (2004). The employment institutions. In E. Rasmussen (Ed.), Employment relationships: New Zealand's Employment Relations Act. (pp. 98-118). Auckland: Auckland University Press.

Geare, A. J. (2001). The 'Hawthorne Effect'. In J. Michie (Ed.), Readers Guide to the Social Sciences. (pp. 702-703). London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Geare, A. J. (2001). Human resource management. In J. Michie (Ed.), Readers Guide to the Social Sciences. (pp. 752-753). London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Geare, A. J. (2001). Job satisfaction. In J. Michie (Ed.), Readers Guide to the Social Sciences. (pp. 869-870). London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Geare, A. J. (2001). Motivation. In J. Michie (Ed.), Readers Guide to the Social Sciences. (pp. 1075-1076). London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Geare, A. J. (2001). Power. In J. Michie (Ed.), Readers Guide to the Social Sciences. (pp. 1291-1292). London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Geare, A. J. (1999). Industrial Relations. In E. Hall (Ed.), Managing New Zealand Organisations. (pp. 256-288). Auckland: Longman.

Geare, A. J. (1998). New Zealand Industrial Law. In D. Nolan (Ed.), Australasian Labour Law Reforms. (pp. 29-51). Sydney: Federation Press.

Geare, A. J. (1997). You be the judge. In G. Elkin (Ed.), Human Resource Management in Action. (pp. 158-161). Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Edgar, F., Geare, A., Saunders, D., Beacker, M., & Faanunu, I. (2017). A transformative service research agenda: a study of workers’ well-being. Service Industries Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02642069.2017.1290797

Abdul-Halim, H., Che-Ha, N., Geare, A., & Ramayah, T. (2016). The pursuit of HR outsourcing in an emerging economy: The effects of HRM strategy on HR labour costs. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 33, 153-168. doi: 10.1002/cjas.1370

Zhang, J. A., Edgar, F., Geare, A., & O'Kane, C. (2016). The interactive effects of entrepreneurial orientation and capability-based HRM on firm performance: The mediating role of innovation ambidexterity. Industrial Marketing Management, 59, 131-143. doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.02.018

Edgar, F., Geare, A., Halhjem, M., Reese, K., & Thoresen, C. (2015). Well-being and performance: Measurement issues for HRM research. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(15), 1983-1994. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1041760

Edgar, F., Geare, A., & O'Kane, P. (2015). The changing dynamic of leading knowledge workers: The importance of skilled front-line managers. Employee Relations, 37(4), 487-503. doi: 10.1108/ER-06-2014-0068

Edgar, F., Geare, A., Zhang, J. A., & McAndrew, I. (2015). Mutual gains or conflicting outcomes? How HRM benefits professionals. International Journal of Manpower, 36(8), 1248-1265. doi: 10.1108/IJM-12-2014-0254

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2014). An employee-centred analysis: Professionals' experiences and reactions to HRM. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(5), 673-695. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2013.803137

Geare, A., Edgar, F., McAndrew, I., Harney, B., Cafferkey, K., & Dundon, T. (2014). Exploring the ideological undercurrents of HRM: Workplace values and beliefs in Ireland and New Zealand. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(16), 2275-2294. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2013.876441

McAndrew, I., Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2013). The impact of employer ascendancy on collective bargaining style: A review of the New Zealand experience. Economic & Industrial Democracy, 34(1), 45-68. doi: 10.1177/0143831x11429991

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2011). Factors influencing university research performance. Studies in Higher Education, 38(5), 774-792. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2011.601811

Geare, A., Edgar, F., & Honey, K. (2011). The Employment Relations Act 2000: A brief overview and suggested changes. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 36(2), 33-44.

McAndrew, I., Edgar, F., Geare, A., & Ballard, M. (2010). Employment relations ideologies and cooperative partnership approaches to bargaining: The New Zealand perspective. Korean Journal of Industrial Relations, 20(1), 53-79.

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2010). Characteristics of high- and low-performing university departments as assessed by the New Zealand Performance Based Research Funding (PBRF) exercise. Australian Accounting Review, 20(1), 55-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1835-2561.2010.00080.x

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2009). Inside the ″Black box″ and ″HRM″. International Journal of Manpower, 30(3), 220-236. doi: 10.1108/01437720910956736

Geare, A., Edgar, F., & McAndrew, I. (2009). Workplace values and beliefs: An empirical study of ideology, high commitment management and unionisation. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(5), 1146-1171. doi: 10.1080/09585190902850331

Abdul-Halim, H., Che-Ha, N., & Geare, A. (2009). The influence of business strategy on the decision to outsource human resource activities: A study of Malaysian manufacturing organisations. Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting, 13(4), 274-293. doi: 10.1108/14013381011010132

Geare, A. J., & Edgar, F. J. (2008). Labour in New Zealand. Análisis Laboral, (April), 26-30.

Edgar, F., Geare, A., & McAndrew, I. (2008). Dispelling a myth?: Union affiliation and its impact on attitudinal outcomes. International Journal of Comparative Labour Law & Industrial Relations, 24(4), 549-572.

Geare, A. (2007). Legal rights of employees in the event of dismissal: The New Zealand situation. International Journal of Comparative Labour Law & Industrial Relations, 23(2), 267-283.

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2007). Legislating for best practice HRM: The New Zealand approach. Public Personnel Management, 36(3), 183-196.

Geare, A., McAndrew, I., & Edgar, F. (2007). The impact of a unitary regulatory and HRM framework: Managerial and worker views from the New Zealand workplace. Journal of Industrial Relations & Human Resources, 9(1), 55-83.

Geare, A., Edgar, F., & McAndrew, I. (2006). Employment relationships: Ideology and HRM practice. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(7), 1190-1208.

Geare, A., & Edgar, F. (2006). Stroking the nettle: New Zealand legislators and the issues of redundancy. International Journal of Comparative Labour Law & Industrial Relations, 22(3), 369-383.

Geare, A., Edgar, F., & Deng, M. (2006). Implementation and consumption of HRM: Stakeholder differences. Research & Practice in Human Resource Management, 14(2), 34-48.

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. J. (2005). Employee voice on human resource management. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 43(3), 361-380.

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2005). HRM practice and employee attitudes: Different measures - different results. Personnel Review, 34(5), 534-549.

Geare, A. J. (2004). Labour in New Zealand. Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, 49, 123-130.

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2004). Employee demographics in human resource management research. Research & Practice in Human Resource Management, 12(1), 33-50.

Geare, A. J. (2003). Natural justice in dismissals and suspensions. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 28(3), 272-288.

Geare, A. J. (2002). El trabajo en Nueva Zelanda. Análisis Laboral, September, 42-44.

Geare, A. J. (2001). The Employment Contracts Act 1991-2000: A decade of change. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 26(3), 287-305.

Geare, A. J. (1999). An employee's duty of loyalty: New Zealand law and practice. Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, 20(2), 283-295.

Geare, A. J. (1999). Full Circle? The continuing saga of redundancy legislation. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 24(1), 75-82.

McAndrew, I. C., & Geare, A. J. (1999). Labour Market Policies for the Election. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 24(2), 153-154.

Geare, A. J. (1998). Sexual Harrassment: Modern Issue - Ancient Problem. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 23(1), 241-276.

Geare, A. J. (1996). Dismissal and the law in New Zealand: managerial reactions to alleged employee theft. International Journal of Employment Studies, 4(1), 1-22.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2006). A flawed relationship. Employment Today, March(109), 42-43.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2011). Explaining performance: The influence of human resource management and employee attitudes. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network. Retrieved from http://hrm-feb.webhosting.rug.nl/

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