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Associate Professor Fiona Edgar

BCom(Hons) PhD DipGrad(Otago) NZCSMgmtFiona_Edgar_image

Associate Professor
Head of Department

Room: OBS 703
Tel: +64 3 479 8091
Email: fiona.edgar@otago.ac.nz

Fiona teaches and researches in human resource management, industrial relations. 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:

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

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)

Completed

Yulia Taylor (2019) - Cross-cultural Adaptation of International Human Resources in New Zealand. (Supervisors: André Everett, Fiona Edgar)

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. (2021). Emotions and environments: Schadenfreude at work. Humanistic Management Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s41463-021-00109-x

Zhang, J. A., Bai, T., Edgar, F., Grover, S., & Chen, G. (2021). Self-efficacy, resilience and individual ambidexterity: The effects of economic institutions. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2021(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2021.12778abstract

O'Kane, P., Ravenswood, K., Douglas, J., Edgar, F., & Parker, J. (2021). Doing things differently: IR practice and research beyond 2020. Labour & Industry, 31(1), 1-6. [Editorial].

Podgorodnichenko, N., Edgar, F., & Akmal, A. (2021). An integrative literature review of the CSR-HRM nexus: Learning from research-practice gaps. Human Resource Management Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2021.100839

Zhang, J. A., & Edgar, F. (2021). HRM systems, employee proactivity and capability in the SME context. International Journal of Human Resource Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2021.1905682

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

Authored Book - Research

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

Authored Book - Research

McAndrew, I., Edgar, F., & Jerrard, M. (2018). Human resource management and employment relations paradigms in Australia and New Zealand. In J. Parker & M. Baird (Eds.), The big issues in employment: HR management and employment relations in Australasia. (2nd ed.) (pp. 1-19). Auckland, New Zealand: CCH New Zealand Limited.

Chapter in 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

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Edgar, F. 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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Edgar, F. (2021). Emotions and environments: Schadenfreude at work. Humanistic Management Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s41463-021-00109-x

Journal - Research Article

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

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Edgar, F., Blaker, N. M., & Everett, A. M. (2021). Gender and job performance: Linking the high performance work system with the ability–motivation–opportunity framework. Personnel Review, 50(1), 47-63. doi: 10.1108/PR-10-2019-0577

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Edgar, F., Zhang, J. A., & Blaker, N. M. (2021). The HPWS and AMO: A dynamic study of system- and individual-level effects. International Journal of Manpower, 42(5), 794-809. doi: 10.1108/IJM-12-2019-0541

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Podgorodnichenko, N., Edgar, F., Akmal, A., & McAndrew, I. (2021). Sustainability through sensemaking: Human resource professionals’ engagement and enactment of corporate social responsibility. Journal of Cleaner Production, 293, 126150. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126150

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Taylor, Y., Everett, A. M., & Edgar, F. (2021). Perception of cross-cultural adjustment by immigrant professionals from three ethnic groups in one host context. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/14705958211001889

Journal - Research Article

Zhang, J. A., & Edgar, F. (2021). HRM systems, employee proactivity and capability in the SME context. International Journal of Human Resource Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2021.1905682

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Edgar, F. (2020). The behavioral model logic: A micro-level examination of competitive strategies, HR practices and employee outcomes. Personnel Review. doi: 10.1108/PR-03-2019-0110

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Podgorodnichenko, N., Akmal, A., Edgar, F., & Everett, A. M. (2020). Sustainable HRM: Toward addressing diverse employee roles. Employee Relations. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/ER-01-2019-0016

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Podgorodnichenko, N., Edgar, F., & McAndrew, I. (2020). The role of HRM in developing sustainable organizations: Contemporary challenges and contradictions. Human Resource Management Review, 30, 100685. doi: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.04.001

Journal - Research Article

Taylor, Y., Everett, A. M., & Edgar, F. (2020). Work values of immigrant professionals: The New Zealand context. International Journal of Human Resource Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2020.1737562

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Sullivan, T., Edgar, F., & McAndrew, I. (2019). The hidden costs of employee drinking: A quantitative analysis. Drug & Alcohol Review, 38, 543-553. doi: 10.1111/dar.12935

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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

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Cafferkey, K., Harney, B., Dundon, T., & Edgar, F. (2017). Unravelling the foci of employee commitment. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, 4(1), 2-17. doi: 10.1108/JOEPP-12-2016-0067

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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

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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

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Edgar, F., McAndrew, I., & Sullivan, T. (2017). Alcohol: The impact on work and workers. Journal of Health, Safety & Environment, 33(3), 241.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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