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BA(Hons) PhD(Otago) AFNZIMAlan_Geare_image

Room: OBS 607
Tel: +64 3 479 8127
Fax: +64 3 479 8173

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




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