Kirsten Robertson

Associate Professor, School of Business

Dr. Kirsten Robertson is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Studies in the School of Business. She holds a PhD in Management and Organization Studies from Simon Fraser University, and was a recipient of the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship for her doctoral research.

Her current research interests are meaningful work, work-life balance, and workplace relationships. Her research on meaningful work focuses on how individuals come to experience their work as meaningful through their interactions with others. She is also exploring the dark side of interactions through an upcoming project on incivility in service work that received funding through SSHRC’s Aid to Small Universities grant program. She has presented her work at academic conferences throughout North America.

Her teaching interests are organizational behaviour and organizational theory. She encourages critical thinking and promotes the use of experiential learning in the classroom. As a sessional instructor at SFU, she was recognized for her teaching through the Faculty of Business Administration’s Teaching Honour Roll for 2012/13. She continues to learn new approaches to teaching by attending numerous Professional Development workshops every year.   

Courses Taught

BUS 201- Introduction to Human Resources

BUS 203- Organizational Behaviour

BUS 304- Organization Theory and Applications

BUS 408- Teamwork in Organizations

Selected Publications

  • Hannah, D.R. Robertson, K. M. [Published under Pankratz, K. M.]. (2009). Why follow the rules? An empirical examination of employee responses to confidential information rules. Academy of Management Proceedings, 1-6.

  • Lautsch, B. L., Robertson, K. M., & Hannah, D. R. When "balance" means working all the time: Life values, role negotiation, and work-life balance.Paper presented to the Academy of Management Meetings. Florida, August 2013.

  • Robertson, K. M. & Hannah, D. R. (2012). Finding meaning in social networks: How strong and weak ties can lead to meaningful work. Paper presented to the Western Academy of Management Meetings. New Mexico, March 2013.

  • Lautsch, B. L., Robertson, K. M., & Hannah, D. R. (2012). When "balance" means working all the time: Sensemaking and coping strategies for work-life balance. Paper presented to the Western Academy of Management Meeting. California, March 2012.

  • Hannah, D. R. & Robertson, K. M. (2011). An introduction to human animal work. Paper presented to the Western Academy of Management Meeting. Victoria, March 2011.
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