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Professor Alan Geare

BA(Hons) PhD(Otago) AFNZIMAlan_Geare_image

Professor
Room: OBS 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. J., Zhang, J. A., & Geare, A. J. (2021). Situation, personality and performance: An exploration of moderators and mediators. Economic & Industrial Democracy, 42(3), 426-449. doi: 10.1177/0143831X18771493

Adbul-Halim, H., Ahmad, N. H., Geare, A., & Thurasamy, R. (2019). Innovation culture in SMEs: The importance of organizational culture, organizational learning and market orientation. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 9(3). doi: 10.1515/erj-2017-0014

Edgar, F., Geare, A., & Keser, A. (2018). Cultural context and well-being: A comparative assessment of outcomes for New Zealand and Turkish employees. Proceedings of the 15th International Human Resource Management (IHRM) Conference. Retrieved from https://easychair.org/smart-program/IHRM2018/index.html

Edgar, F., Geare, A., & Zhang, J. A. (2018). Accentuating the positive: The mediating role of positive emotions in the HRM–contextual performance relationship. International Journal of Manpower, 39(7), 954-970. doi: 10.1108/IJM-05-2017-0112

Chong, S., Geare, A., & Willett, R. J. (2018). Change in a New Zealand university 1985–2010: Views of collegiality and managerialism. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 46(6), 926-942. doi: 10.1177/1741143217717275

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

Authored Book - Research

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/

Authored Book - Research

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

Authored Book - Other

Geare, A. J. (2000). Industrial Relations: A General Introduction and the New Zealand System (4th Edition). Dunedin: FIRRE.

Authored Book - Other

Hall, E. M., Batley, T. W., Elkin, G. R., Geare, A. J., Johnston, S., Jones, M. T., Selsky, J. W., & Sibbald, A. (1999). Managing New Zealand Organisations: Principles, Practices and Issues. Auckland: Longman.

Authored Book - Other

Anderson, G., Geare, A., Rasmussen, E., & Wilson, M. (Eds.). (2017). Transforming workplace relations in New Zealand 1976–2016. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 249p.

Edited Book - Research

McAndrew, I., Geare, A., & Edgar, F. (2017). The changing landscape of workplace relations. In G. Anderson, A. Geare, E. Rasmussen & M. Wilson (Eds.), Transforming workplace relations in New Zealand 1976–2016. (pp. 23-43). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

Anderson, G., Geare, A., Rasmussen, E., & Wilson, M. (2017). Conclusion: Industrial relations in 40 years. In G. Anderson, A. Geare, E. Rasmussen & M. Wilson (Eds.), Transforming workplace relations in New Zealand 1976–2016. (pp. 247-249). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Chapter in Book - Other

Anderson, G., Geare, A., Rasmussen, E., & Wilson, M. (2017). Introduction: Four decades of documenting transformation. In G. Anderson, A. Geare, E. Rasmussen & M. Wilson (Eds.), Transforming workplace relations in New Zealand 1976–2016. (pp. 13-20). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Chapter in Book - Other

Edgar, F. J., Zhang, J. A., & Geare, A. J. (2021). Situation, personality and performance: An exploration of moderators and mediators. Economic & Industrial Democracy, 42(3), 426-449. doi: 10.1177/0143831X18771493

Journal - Research Article

Adbul-Halim, H., Ahmad, N. H., Geare, A., & Thurasamy, R. (2019). Innovation culture in SMEs: The importance of organizational culture, organizational learning and market orientation. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 9(3). doi: 10.1515/erj-2017-0014

Journal - Research Article

Chong, S., Geare, A., & Willett, R. J. (2018). Change in a New Zealand university 1985–2010: Views of collegiality and managerialism. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 46(6), 926-942. doi: 10.1177/1741143217717275

Journal - Research Article

Edgar, F., Geare, A., & Zhang, J. A. (2018). Accentuating the positive: The mediating role of positive emotions in the HRM–contextual performance relationship. International Journal of Manpower, 39(7), 954-970. doi: 10.1108/IJM-05-2017-0112

Journal - Research Article

Edgar, F., Geare, A., & Zhang, J. A. (2017). A comprehensive concomitant analysis of service employees’ well-being and performance. Personnel Review, 46(8), 1870-1889. doi: 10.1108/PR-05-2016-0108

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, 37(1), 84-104. doi: 10.1080/02642069.2017.1290797

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Edgar, F., & Geare, A. (2013). Factors influencing university research performance. Studies in Higher Education, 38(5), 774-792. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2011.601811

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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