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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
December 10, 2016
Canadian Excellence






Greg Irving is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (OB/HRM) at the School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He also holds an adjunct appointment with the Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo.

A native of Chatham, New Brunswick (now called Miramichi), Dr. Irving received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1995. He also holds degrees from the University of New Brunswick (M.B.A.), Lakehead University (M.A., Clinical Psychology), and St. Thomas University (B.A., Psychology). From 1994-1999, Dr. Irving was a member of the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick.

Dr. Irving's primary teaching areas are organizational behavior (OB) and human resource management (HRM). He has taught BU288 (micro organizational behavior) and HR specialty courses at Laurier at the undergraduate level as well as several doctoral seminar courses in organizational behavior. He taught Research Methods and Statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, and Introductory Management to undergraduates. Professor Irving previously taught various psychology courses at St. Thomas University and the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Irving's primary research interests focus on attitudes, psychological contracts, met expectations, and realistic job previews, with secondary interests in organizational socialization and methodological issues. His research projects on psychological contracts, successor commitment to the family firm (with Dr. Pramodita Sharma, WLU) and customer commitment to service providers (with Dr. Harvir Bansal, WLU, and Dr. Shirley Taylor, Queen's) were supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Irving's research has appeared in a variety of top IO/OB/HRM journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Management, and Human Performance. He has also coauthored articles in top journals in other disciplines such as the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. In addition, he recently coauthored the second Canadian edition of an organizational behavior textbook that was published by Houghton Mifflin released in the spring of 2008.

Professor Irving is the current president of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), a national organization of management scholars. This is his second term as president, having previously served in this role in 1999-2000. He organized the 1999 ASAC conference held in Saint John, New Brunswick and the 2009 ASAC conference held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Dr. Irving also served on the ASAC executive as treasurer and member-at-large. In addition to his involvement with ASAC, Dr. Irving is an active member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is the current editor of the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, a journal of the Canadian Psychological Association, and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for 20 academic journals.

In his spare time, Greg participates in a variety of sports and fitness activities such as hockey and weight training. He also enjoys playing his guitars, listening to rock music, and attending as many concerts as he can. His music collection spans a wide variety of artists, but his favorites include Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, U2, Tragically Hip, Bruce Springsteen, and Blue Rodeo.