Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Angus Duff

Angus Duff

Angus Duff

Name: Dr. Angus Duff
Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 250-271-5903


TRUFA Executive Committee, SoBE representative (elected), 2018-present
SoBE Gender Equity Committee (GEC), 2019-present
SoBE Curriculum Committee, 2015-2018
SoBE International Program Advisory Committee, 2017-18

Research Interests

Dr. Duff's area of research interest broadly considers Human Resource Management from a micro perspective, looking at how work and organizations impact employees. His published research includes:
1. The consideration of the role of leadership styles in performance management coaching
2. Exposing how manager absenteeism impacts the absenteeism of subordinates
3. Considering work how work and career contribute to suicide, and
4. Exposing how experiencing shame at work compromises innovative behaviour.
His current research explores how workers who live in vans navigate work and van-living.


Ph.D. (Human Resource Management) (York University)
M.I.R. (Industrial Relations) (Queen's University)
B.A. (Philosophy) (Concordia University)


Duff, A. (2020, Mar. 12). Understanding work-related suicide after the Molson Coors shooting, The Conversation,
republished at:
Talent Canada:

Duff, A. J. (2017). Compromising innovative behaviour with work shame, International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 8(4), 249-268.

Duff, A. (2017). Dress for distress: The challenge of clothing-related legislation in 2017, Canadian HR Reporter. Dec. 11, 2017.

Duff, A. & O'Fee, J. (2017). Women already don't have to wear heels at work, The Province. March 14, 2017.

Duff, A. (2016). Filling the pool with synchronized element of talent management, HR Edge, Fall Issue, 25-26.

Duff, A. (2016). The distressing reality of "sexy" uniforms, Canadian HR Reporter. May 30, 2016.

Duff, A. J., Podolsky, M., Biron, M., & Chan, C. C. A. (2015). The interactive effect of team and manager absence on employee absence: A multi-level field study. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88(1), 61-79.

Duff, A. & Barragan, S. (2015). Making a comeback back: Best practices in boomerang hiring, Canadian HR Reporter. Mar. 23, 2015.

Duff, A. J. & Chan, C. C. A. (2014). Investigating suicide as a career response. Career Development International , 19(1), 4-26.

Duff, A. J. (2013). Performance Management Coaching: Servant Leadership and Gender Implications. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, (34)3, 204-221.

Duff, A. (2013). Motivation un-Pinked: Monetary rewards when and how do they work, Canadian HR Reporter, June 17, 2013.

Duff, A. J., Tahbaz, A. & Chan, C. C. A. (2012). The interactive effect of cultural intelligence and openness on task performance. Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, 20(1), 1-12.

Duff, A. J. (2012). Career and Work Influences on Suicide, Best Paper Proceedings, Boston, MA, August. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2012(1), 1. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2012.144.

Duff, A. J. & Chan, C. C. A. (2012). Taking a Sickie for the Team: Team and Manager Influences on Employee Absence. Divisional Proceedings, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Human Resources Division, St. John's, Newfoundland, June.

Duff, A. (2012). Performance management year-round exercise, Canadian HR Reporter, April 9, 2012.

Duff, A. (2010). How do we know if we're strategic?, Canadian HR Reporter, Sept. 6, 2010.

Duff, A. (2009). Code of conduct elevates HR profession. Canadian HR Reporter, July 13, 2009.

Duff, A. (2009, January 16). Insider's advice: What to do to keep your job. The Globe and Mail, B. 13.

Duff, A. J. (1997). Outsourcing information technology: Human resource implications. Kingston, ON: IRC Press.


Duff, A.J. (2020). Work-life synchronicity: An ethnographic study of workers who live in vans. Presentation, Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC, August.

Omatsoguwa, S.M. & Duff, A.J. (2018). The Reinforcing Factor of Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Fear of Job loss and Leader-Member Exchange, Presentation, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Human Resources Division, Toronto, Ontario, May.

Duff, A.J. (2016). We're knocking sexy back: Identity and emotional consequences of the "sexy waitress". Presentation, European Academy of Management Conference, Paris, France, June.

Employment History

Thompson Rivers University (2015-present)
Trent University (2012-14)
York University (2010-12)

Prior to his academic career, from 1996 to 2009 Dr. Duff held a variety of senior Human Resource Management roles with organizations such as IBM Canada, TELUS, Shawcor, and CGI.

Courses Taught

HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
HRMN 4890 Human Resource Strategy and Professional Practice (formerly: Selected Topics in Human Resource Management)
BUSN 5060 Human Resource Management

Professional Affiliations

Kamloops Immigrant Services, Member of the Board of Directors (2016-present)
Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, former Chair of the Human Resources Division
Academy of Management, reviewer for HR and OB divisions
Ad hoc reviewer for:
Leadership & Organization Development Journal
Career Development International
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion