CIRHR PhD Theses

Below is a list of CIRHR Phd theses, including ways to access them. Most theses are available online. (HC only) denotes that the thesis is only available in hardcopy in the CIRHR Library or in hardcopy or microtext elsewhere at UofT. The links are to the UTLibraries record, which can include the Proquest link (click on "Connect to Resource") unless otherwise noted. Some theses are listed with separate Proquest and/or TSpace links.

Useful links:


Aleks, Rachel. Union Strategies and Potential Targets for New-Member Organizing in the United States, 2014. Proquest link.

Arshoff, Alana. The Linear Relationship Between the Difficulty Level Connoted by a Primed Goal and Task Performance, 2014. Linked via TSpace. Proquest link

Banerjee, Rupa. Employment disadvantage of immigrants and visible minorities: evidence from three Canadian surveys, 2008.

Bentham, Karen. The determinants and impacts of employer resistance to union certification in Canada, 1999.

Bergeron, Jean-Guy. Unionization in the private service sector, 1993. (HC only)

Boodoo, Muhammad Umar Aabid. Institutions and stakeholder influence on CEO compensation and corporate social responsibility. 2016.

Brown, Travor C. The effectiveness of outcome goals, learning goals, and self-talk training in improving an individual's team-playing behavior, 1999.

Cowell, Noel M. The use of workplace innovations in a developing economy: the case of Jamaica, 2000.

Curran, Bruce J. Three essays on legal issues impacting the employment relationship in Canada. 2015. (HC only)

Eaton, John. Union renewal in Canada : strategies, tactics, and public perceptions, 2005.

Eden, Genevieve. Unjust dismissal in the Canadian federal jurisdiction, 1990. (HC only)

Fang, Tony Tao. Public policy, occupational pension plans, and alternative retirement savings programs, 2004.

Goldenberg, James. Three essays on occupational safety, 2006.

Gomez, Rafael. The effect of social capital, salary compression and equity on individual and organizational performance, 2000.

Huang, Xiaoyu. Three essays on strategic human resource management. 2016. TSpace link

He, Qian. Disadvantaged Groups in the Labour Market: Older Workers, Younger Workers, and Nonstandard Workers, 2013.  TSpace link

Hebdon, Robert. Industrial conflict under Ontario's no-strike laws, 1992. (HC only)

Hyatt, Douglas Edward. Issues in the compensation of injured workers: returns to risk, work incentives and accommodation, 1992. (HC only)

Kay, Patricia J. The non-economic impacts of pay equity adjustments: employee attitudes and behaviours, 1999.

Lamb, Danielle. Topics in Canadian Aboriginal Earnings, Employment and Education: An Empirical Analysis, 2012. TSpace link Proquest link

Lee, Byron. Three Essays on Total Returns to the Employment Relationship, 2011. Proquest link  TSpace link   

Linden, Amy. The Motherhood Penalty: Evidence from a Field Experiment, 2015. Linked via TSpace. Proquest link

Lonti, Zsuzsanna. The impact of work characteristics and technological change on the adoption of workplace practices in government workplaces, 2000.

Luchak, Andrew Anthony. Employer-sponsored pension plans: an empirical analysis of quality of  information, job change and retirement plans, and employee preferences, 1995.  (HC only)

Marzi, Elham. The Role of Empowerment on the Relationship between Flexible Work Arrangements, Work-Life Balance, and Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Sector. 2018. (Proquest link forthcoming).

Mazerolle, Maurice Joseph Alexander. The long-term employment outcomes of individuals following job loss from plant closures, 1993. (HC only)

Mock, Ted. Three papers on the impact of workplace practices and of unions on organizational outcomes, 2005.

Paredes Fonseca, Maria Francisa. Learning dynamics and social interaction among knowledge workers in the electronics industry: evidence from Canada and Mexico, 2004.

Pitek, Joanna. Flexible Work Arrangements and Co-Worker Perceptions: The Relationship Between Values, Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment, 2015. Proquest link TSpace link

Pucic, John. Ethical Leadership in the Employment Relationship: Evidence From Three Canadian Surveys, 2011. Proquest link   TSpace link

Renaud, Stephane. Union membership, total compensation, and job satisfaction in Canada, 1996.  (HC only)

Riddell, Christopher Mark. Three essays on labour policy, 2003. (HC only)

Saksida, Tina. Three Essays on the Individual, Task-, and Context-Related Factors Influencing the Organizational Behaviour of Volunteers. 2014. TSpace link Proquest link

Shantz, Amanda. An exploratory field experiment of the effect of non-conscious and conscious goals on employee performance, 2008. 

Singh, Gangaram. Work after early retirement, 1998. 

Slinn, Sara. The union certification experience in Ontario, 1993-1998. 2003. (HC only)

Stephen, Maureen Diane. Collective bargaining outcomes and the performance of the firm, 1993.  (HC only)

Thomas, Mark Edward. The effect of expedited, tripartite, and conventional arbitration on arbitration outcomes, 2002.  (HC only)

Venne, Rosemary Amelia. Alternative worktime arrangements: the compressed workweek,1993. (HC only)

Wald, Steven Jay. The overqualification of Canadian workers, 2004.

Walsworth, Scott John. Three essays on the international workplace in Canada, 2006.

Wang, Jing. Work-Life Balance Programs in Canadian Workplaces: Factors Affecting Availability and Utilization, 2010. Proquest link TSpace link

Weststar, Johanna. Studies of learning and work : job control, participation in learning and underemployment, 2007.

White, George Francis. Determinants of professional unionization in Canada, 1993. (HC only)

Xiu, Lin. Three Essays on Employment and Compensation in China, 2010. TSpace link

Yap, Margaret. Gender and Racial Differentials in Compensation, Promotion and Separations in Canada. 2004.

Zemlyanukhina, Viktoriya. Aspects of Linguistic Integration of Recent Immigrants to Canada: Determinants of English Language Proficiency, Role of English in Labour Market Integration Outcomes and Skills Utilization, 2011.  TSpace link

Zhang, Tingting. The Regulation of Occupations and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada: Three Essays on the Relationship between Occupational Licensing, Earnings and Internal Labour Mobility. 2017. (Proquest link forthcoming).