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Dr Fiona Edgar

BCom(Hons) PhD DipGrad(Otago) NZCSMgmtFiona_Edgar_image

Senior Lecturer
Associate Dean - Postgraduate (part-time)

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources
Griffith University, Australia

Room: Commerce 614
Tel: +64 3 479 8091
Fax: +64 3 479 8173
Email: fiona.edgar@otago.ac.nz

Fiona teaches and researches in human resource management, industrial relations, and management theory. She worked in industry for a number of years prior to entering tertiary education. Fiona was a recipient of a Bright Futures Doctoral Scholarship. Her PhD examined the impact of legislation on HRM policy and practice. Her current research interests include HRM and, in particular, how HRM impacts on employees in the workplace, as well as the relationship between HRM and organisational performance. Her most recent work explores wellbeing and HRM within the context of knowledge workers. In 2008, Fiona won the University of Otago Early Career Award for Distinction in Research.

An article by Alan Geare, Fiona 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, has been selected as one of the 50 best articles out of 15,000 published in 2009 in the top 400 business and management journals and has therefore won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence.

Call for papers New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations on Occupational health and safety: Stakeholders’ perspectives.

Teaching responsibilities

Fiona’s teaching responsibilities include:

Other responsibilities

Associate Dean - Postgraduate

Research Interests

Fiona’s research interests are:

  • Human Resource Management – The Employee Perspective, Wellbeing in the workplace and Knowledge Workers
  • Industrial Relations – Partnerships

Current supervisions

Fiona is currently supervising the following students:

PhD

Aleena Abbas - Comparing the Effects of Cross National Cultures on Organizational Culture Dimensions - The study of New Zealand and Pakistan. (Supervisors: Elizabeth Rose, Fiona Edgar)

Esther Ngocha-Chaderopa - Narrating stories of migrants working as careworkers in New Zealand. (Supervisors: Bronwyn Boon, Fiona Edgar, Paula O'Kane)

Natasha Podgorodnichenko - Corporate social responsbility and human resource management: the influence of CRS on employee attraction, retention, engagement and performance. (Supervisors: Fiona Edgar, Ian McAndrew)

Yulia Taylor - Cross-cultural Adaptation of International Human Resources in New Zealand. (Supervisors: André Everett, Fiona Edgar)

Completed

Ali Bavik (2014). Strategic human resource management in hotels in Cyprus and Hong Kong. (Supervisors: Tara Duncan (Tourism), Fiona Edgar)

MCom

Completed

Shiraani Fathimath (2015). HRM and Performance in the Higher Education Sector.

MBus

Shivani Deo - under examination

Completed

Katherine McKenzie (2011). Enhancing person-organisation fit. An investigation into the recruitment and selection of university graduates.

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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

McAndrew, I., Edgar, F., & Sullivan, T. (2017). Discipline, dismissal, and the demon drink: An explosive social cocktail. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 42(2), 79-93.

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.

Allan, P., Edgar, F., & O'Kane, P. (2016). Obesity discrimination in selection: NZ millennials reactions to obese job candidates. New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management, 16(1), 73-89.

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

Authored Book - Research

Edgar, F. (2008). Regulating for best practice in human resource management: Impact of the good employer obligation. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 334p.

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

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Chapter in Book - Research

Edgar, F. J. (2001). Futura Tapmakers. In G. Elkin (Ed.), Human Resource Management in Action. Contemporary New Zealand Cases - Vol 2. (pp. 167-171). Palmerston North: Dunmore Press Limited.

Edgar, F. J. J. (1999). Futura Tapmakers. In G. R. Elkin (Ed.), Organisational Behaviour in Action: Contemporary New Zealand Case Studies and Learning Materials for Management Education and Training. (pp. 9-25). University of Otago, Dunedin: Centre for Management Cases.

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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

McAndrew, I., Edgar, F., & Sullivan, T. (2017). Discipline, dismissal, and the demon drink: An explosive social cocktail. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 42(2), 79-93.

Allan, P., Edgar, F., & O'Kane, P. (2016). Obesity discrimination in selection: NZ millennials reactions to obese job candidates. New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management, 16(1), 73-89.

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., & 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., 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., 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., Gray, B., Browning, V., & Dwyer, K. (2014). Cultural drivers of high performing knowledge-intensive service organisations. Journal of Management & Organization, 20(1), 56-78. doi: 10.1017/jmo.2014.19

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., Cathro, V., Harrison, S., Hoek, J., McKenzie, K., Malcolm, N., … Tyler-Baxter, S. (2013). Employing graduates: Selection criteria and practice in New Zealand. Journal of Management & Organization, 19(3), 338-351. doi: 10.1017/jmo.2013.25

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

Browning, V., Edgar, F., Gray, B., & Garrett, T. C. (2009). Realising competitive advantage through HRM in New Zealand service industries. Service Industries Journal, 29(6), 741-760. doi: 10.1080/02642060902749237

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

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.

Hooks, J., Edgar, F., Inkson, K., Carr, S. C., Edwards, M., Jackson, D., … Allfree, N. (2007). Building organisational commitment to counteract brain drain from southern hemisphere accountancy firms. Research & Practice in Human Resource Management, 15(1), 1-21.

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. (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.

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

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.

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

Browning, V., & Edgar, F. (2004). Reactions to HRM: An employee perspective from South Africa and New Zealand. Journal of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management, 10(2), 1-13.

Edgar, F. (2003). Employee-centred human resource management practices. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 28(3), 230-240.

Edgar, F. (2003). Equal employment opportunities: An empirical examination of employer and employee attitudes in New Zealand. International Journal of Employment Studies, 11(1), 97-130.

Edgar, F. J. (2001). Equal employment opportunity: Outcomes in the New Zealand public service. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 26(2), 217-226.

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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/

Geare, A., Edgar, F., McAndrew, I., Harney, B., & Cafferkey, K. (2009). Bringing workers back in: A comparative assessment of employee orientations' towards HRM in Ireland and New Zealand. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association: The New World of Work, Organisations & Employment Conference. [CD-ROM] IIRA. [Full Paper]

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2009). Hammering away at the relationship between high commitment management and performance: Is the nail nearly in? Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Performance Measurement and Management Control. [CD-ROM] Brussels, Belgium: European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. [Full Paper]

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2008). Human resource management and performance in a New Zealand tertiary sector setting. In C. Wagué & D. Elenkov (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Economics Summer Conference. Vol. IV(No. 1), (pp. 62-70). IABE. [Full Paper]

Edgar, F., Geare, A., & McAndrew, I. (2007). Employment relations ideology and unionism: An empirical study. Proceedings of the Seventh International Business Research Conference. [CD-ROM] Melbourne, Australia: World Business Institute. [Full Paper]

Geare, A., & Edgar, F. (2007). The 'black box' between human resource management practice and organisational performance. In R. Chapman (Ed.), Proceedings of the 21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. [CD-ROM] Sydney, Australia: University of Technology. [Full Paper]

Geare, A., Edgar, F., & McAndrew, I. (2006). HRM and unitarism: An empirical study of manager and worker employment ideologies. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Business, Management and Economics. (pp. 1-20). [Full Paper]

Geare, A., Edgar, F., & McAndrew, I. (2006). Employment ideology and HRM: An empirical study. In B. Pocock, C. Provis & E. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference. 1, (pp. 201-208). Adelaide, Australia: AIRAANZ. [Full Paper]

Edgar, F., Geare, A., McAndrew, I., & Deng, M. (2006). Organisational ideology: An empirical examination. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Business, Management and Economics. (pp. 1-19). [Full Paper]

Geare, A., Edgar, F., & Deng, M. (2005). Effective HRM: A significant perceptual difference. Proceedings of the 8th Conference on International Human Resource Management. Queensland, Australia: QUT School of Management. Retrieved from http://www.ihrm2005.com/clientscripts/ihrm2005/home.asp

Geare, A., Edgar, F., & McAndrew, I. (2005). Legislative inertia: New Zealand's reaction to the issue of redundancy. Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.pixation.biz/airaanz/papers.html

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