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Kirsten Robertson

Kirsten Robertson, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Business

Abbotsford campus, C2438

Phone: 604-504-7441

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Dr. Kirsten Robertson is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Studies in the School of Business.  She holds a PhD in Management and Organization Studies from Simon Fraser University, and was a recipient of the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship for her doctoral research.

Her curent research interests are meaningful work, work-life balance, and workplace relationships.  Her research on meaningful work focuses on how individuals come to experience their work as meaningful through their interactions with others.  She is also exploring the dark side of interactions through an upcoming project in incivility in service work that received funding through SSHRC's Aid to Small Universities grant program.  She has presented her work at academic conferences throughout North America.

Her teaching interests are organizational behaviour and organizational theory.  She encourages critical thinking and promotes the use of experiential learning in the classroom.  As a sessional instructor at SFU, she was recognized for her teaching through the Faculty of Business Administration's Teaching Honour Roll for 2012/13.  She continues to learn new approaches to teaching by attending numerous Professional Development workshops every year.

Teaching Interests

Courses recently taught at UFV:


Hannah, D. R., & Robertson, K. M. (Forthcoming). Human animal work: A massive, understudied domain of human activity. Journal of Management Inquiry.  

Hannah, D. R., & Robertson, K. M. (2016). Jarvis manufacturing: An experiential exercise for teaching teamwork. Management Teaching Review, 1(1), 7-18.

Robertson, K. M., Hannah, D. R., & Lautsch, B. L. (2015). The secret to protecting trade secrets: How to create positive secrecy climates in organizations. Business Horizons, 58(6), 669-677.

Hannah, D.R., & Robertson, K.M. (2015). Why and How Do Employees Break and Bend Confidential Information Protection Rules?  Journal of Management Studies. doi: 10.1111/joms.12120

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I have a great appreciation for the professor who pushed me to get my CA designation. Isn’t it crazy how a little conversation can change your life so completely. Keith’s guidance alone has given me a lifetime of happiness and wealth. If I had gone to a larger university who knows if something like that would have ever happened. I am very proud of the route I took, but I wouldn’t have gotten there without my professors at UFV.

  • – Alex McAulay
  •    BBA Accounting, 2008

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