Angus Duff

Angus Duff

Angus Duff

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


Member of the SoBE Curriculum Committee, 2015-2018
Member of the SoBE International Program Advisory Committee, 2017-18

Research Interests

Human Resource Management, Work Uniforms, Absenteeism, Leadership, Careers, Work Emotions


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


Duff, A. J. (2017). Compromising innovative behaviour with work shame, International Journal of 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) We're knocking sexy back: Identity and emotional consequences of the "sexy waitress". European Academy of Management, Paris, France, June.

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. doi: 10.1111/joop.12078

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

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. & 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, 2012.

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

Duff, A. J. (2011). Team Coaching: Process, Servant Leadership Style, and Gender Implications. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Organizational Behaviour Division, Montreal, Quebec, July.

Duff, A. J. & Singh, P. (2011). The role of teamwork and the HR System as the "black box" between SHRM and firm performance: A structural contingency theory approach. INGRoup Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July.

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

Duff, A. J. (2010). Absence as a Learned Behavior: a Study of the Impact of Leader and Team Absence Behavior. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Quebec, August.

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.

Employment History

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

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

Courses Taught

HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
HRMN 4890 Selected Topics in Human Resource Management
BUSN 5060 Human Resource Management

Professional Affiliations

Kamloops Immigrant Services, Member of the Board of Directors (2016-2018)
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