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Stephen Havlovic

Stephen Havlovic

Full Professor

School of Business Administration


STEPHEN J. HAVLOVIC, Ph.D. is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Laurentian University (LU) in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. From 2013-18, he served as Dean of the LU Faculty of Management at Laurentian University. As Dean, he helped the Faculty attain EPAS international accreditation for the BBA and Bcom-Sports Administration degree programs and to become eligible for AACSB International accreditation. Before arriving at LU, he was the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Alfred. He previously served as Dean of the School of Management at the SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome where he led the faculty to initial AACSB International accreditation. Steve was formerly a tenured Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. While at Simon Fraser, Steve received the “Canada Trust Distinguished Teacher Award”. Steve also taught Human Resource Management courses in Poland and Czechoslovakia for DePaul University, and he has been a visiting professor at IAE-Lille in France on multiple occasions. Prior to his academic career, he worked in Labour Relations for the Ford Motor Company and in Human Resources for the Ohio Edison Company. His research publications focus on topics involving quality of work life and industrial democracy. In 1993, Steve won the best paper prize from the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and in 1999, he received the best paper award from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada for his co-authored article published in the Canadian Journal of Adminstrative Sciences. Steve received his Ph.D. in Labor & Human Resources with a minor in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University. He is a currently a member of the Advisory Board to the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University, and he is a member of the EPAS Committee for accreditation at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Steve is a member of Rotary International and the Canadian Industrial Relations Association. Steve and his family have hosted international students from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Mexico.


Ph.D., Labor & Human Resources, The Ohio State University

Master of Labor & Human Resoruces, The Ohio State University

B.A. Economics, The Ohio State University

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Marketing & Management, Faculty of Management

Cross-Appointment with Workplace & Labour Studies, Faculty of Arts


Research interests include human resource practices, quality of work life, and industrial democracy.


Best Paper Journal of Organizational Behavior (1992); Canada Trust Distinguished Teacher Award (1994); Best Paper Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (1998); Quiet Rotarian Award - Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers (2016)


Foundations of Managment

Corporate Ethics & Social Responsibility

Ethical Leadership

Industrial & Labour Relations

Training & Development

Strategic Management

Collective Bargaiing

Stress, Health, & The Workplace


Havlovic, Stephen J. (2020). “Transnational Representation by European Works Councils in the Passenger Airline Industry.” Journal of Air Transportation Studies11 (1), 1-10.

Caykoylu, Sinan, Egri, Carolyn P., Havlovic, Stephen J. and Christine Bradley. (2011). “Key Organizational Commitment Antecedents for Nurses, Paramedical Professionals, and Nonclinical Staff.” Journal of Health Organization and Management, 25 (1), 7-33.

Caykoylu, Sinan, Egri, Carolyn P., and Havlovic, Stephen J. (2007). “Organizational Commitment Across Different Employee Groups.” The Business Review, 8 (1), 191-197.

Havlovic, Stephen J., Lau, Dora, and Pinfield, Lawrence T. (2002). “Repercussions of Work Schedule Congruence Among Full-Time, Part-Time, and Contingent Nurses.” Heath Care Management Review, 27 (4), 30-41. 

Bouthillette, France, Havlovic, Stephen J., and van der Wal, Rena. (2001). “Restructuring the Health Care System in British Columbia: The Experience of the Shaughnessy Hospital Employees.” Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 14, 75-91.

Havlovic, Stephen J., Bouthillette, France, and van der Wal, Rena. (1998). “Coping with Downsizing and Job Loss: Lessons from the Shaughnessy Hospital Closure.” Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 15 (4), 322-332.

van der Wal, Rena, Bouthillette, France, and Havlovic, Stephen J. (1998). “Recommendations for Managing Hospital Closure.” Healthcare Management Forum, 11 (4), 12-24.

Smith, Charles, Hindman, Hugh and Havlovic, Stephen J. (1997). “Discriminant Analysis of Employee Choice in a Multi-union Representation Election.” Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 14 (3), 235-245.

Havlovic, Stephen J. and Moore, William. (1997). “Works’ Councils, Trade Unions, and Industrial Democracy in Poland.” Economic & Industrial Democracy, 18, 261-287. 

Bushe, Gervase R., Havlovic, Stephen J. and Coetzer, Graeme. (1996). “Exploring empowerment from the inside--out (part one).” Journal for Quality and Participation, 19 (2), 36-45.

Bushe, Gervase R., Havlovic, Stephen J., and Coetzer, Graeme. (1996). “Exploring empowerment from the inside-out (part two).” Journal for Quality and Participation, 19 (3), 78-84.

Tung, Rosalie L. and Havlovic, Stephen J. (1996). “Human Resource Management in Transitional Economies: The Case of Poland and the Czech Republic.” International Journal of Human Resource Management, 7, 1-19.

Feinauer, Dale and Havlovic, Stephen J. (1993). “Drug Testing as a Strategy to Reduce Occupational Accidents: A Longitudinal Analysis.” Journal of Safety Research, 24, 1-7.

Latack, Janina C. and Havlovic, Stephen J. (1992). “Coping with Job Stress: A Conceptual Analysis of Coping Measures.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 13, 479-508.

Havlovic, Stephen J. (1991). “QWL and Human Resource Outcomes.” Industrial Relations, 30, 469-479. 

Havlovic, Stephen J. and Keenan, John P. (1991). “Coping with Work Stress: The Influence of Individual Differences.” Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6, 199-212.

Havlovic, Stephen J. (1990). “German Works’ Councils: A Highly Evolved Institution of Industrial Democracy.” Labor Studies Journal, 15, 62-73.