Terry Wagar

Professor
Sobey School of Business
Management

Faculty Member Information

Education

Ph.D., , Virginia Tech, 1991
Master of Industrial Relations, , Queen's University, 1984
M.B.A., , University of Toronto, 1983
Juris Doctor, , University of Ottawa, 1982
B.Comm, , University of Windsor, 1979
B.A., , Queen's University, 1977

Scholarly Contributions

Book

Schwind H, Uggerslev K, Wagar Terry, Fassina N, Bulmash J. "Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach, 11th Edition" (Spring - 2016)
Schwind H, Uggerslev K, Wagar Terry, Fassina N, Bulmash J. "Instructors’ Manual for Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach, 11th Edition" (Spring - 2016)
Schwind H., Das H., T. Wagar,. "Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach, 7th edition" (Winter - 2004)
Koehoorn M., G. Lowe,, G. Schellenberg,, Wagar T.. "Creating High Quality Health Care Workplaces" (Winter - 2002)
Schwind H., Das H., T. Wagar,. "Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach, 6th edition" (Winter - 2001)
Wagar T. "Provincial Government Restructuring in Nova Scotia: The Freezing and Thawing of Labour Relations, in G. Swimmer (editor), Public Sector Labour Relations in an Era of Restraint and Restructuring" (Winter - 2000)
Wagar T. "Downsizing and Restructuring M. Belcourt and K. McBey (editors), Strategic Human Resources Planning" (Winter - 2000)
Schwind H., Das H., T. Wagar,. "Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach, 5th edition" (Winter - 1999)

Book Chapters

Wagar Terry, Belcourt Monica, McBey Ken. (2016). "Downsizing and Restructuring", Strategic Human Resources Planning, 6th Edition, 253-286

Journal Articles

Rondeau K, Wagar Terry. "Human Resource Management Practices and Nursing Turnover", Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 6:10 (Fall - 2016), 101-109
Dannin E., Wagar T.. "Lawless Law: The Subversion of the National Labor Relations Act", Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review n/a (Winter - 2003), 197-230
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Organizational Learning and Continuous Quality Improvement: Examining the Impact on Nursing Home Performance", Healthcare Management Forum Vol.15 (Winter - 2002), 17-23
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Managing the Workforce Reduction: CEO Perceptions of Organizational Dysfunction", Journal of Healthcare Management Vol.47 (Winter - 2002), 161-175
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Reducing the Hospital Workforce: What is the Role of Human Resource Management Practices", Hospital Topics Vol.80 (Winter - 2002), 12-18
Wagar T.. "Rethinking Institutions for Work and Employment", Selected Papers from the 38th Annual CIRA Conference, Laval University Press n/a (Winter - 2002), n/a
Wagar T. "Considering Labour-Management Relations Issues: Are the Views of Unions and Employers All That Different", Workplace Gazette Vol.4 (Winter - 2001), 1-9
Wagar T., Duggan C.. "Dismissal for Incompetence: Do Employers Ever Win?", Human Resources Professional Summer (Winter - 2001), n/a
Wagar T. "Consequences of Work Force Reduction: Some Union and Employer Evidence", Journal of Labor Research Vol.22 (Winter - 2001), 851-862
Wagar T. "Do Students Want Peer Evaluation", Teaching and Learning at Saint Mary's n/a (Winter - 2001), n/a
Wagar T.. "Rethinking Institutions for Work and Employment: Industrial Relations in the New Economy and Society", Selected Papers from the 37th Annual CIRA Conference n/a (Winter - 2001), n/a
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Impact of Human Resource Management Practices on Nursing Home Performance", Health Services Management Research Vol.14 (Winter - 2001), 192-202
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Managing Cutbacks in Hospitals: The Role of Workforce Reduction Practices", Journal of Health and Human Services Administration Vol.23 (Winter - 2001), 443-469
Wagar T. "Grievance Procedures in the Nonunion Environment", Labour Arbitration Yearbook n/a (Winter - 2001), 127-136
Dannin E., Wagar T.. "Impasse and Implementation: How to Subvert the National Labor Relations Act", Working USA Fall (Winter - 2000), n/a
Bernier C., R. Bourque,, (editors) T.. "New Forms of Employment and Labour Force Diversification", Selected Papers from the 36th Annual CIRA Conference n/a (Winter - 2000), n/a
Gilson D., Wagar T.. "Human Resource Management and Labour Management Committees", New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations Vol.23 (Winter - 2000), 169-181
Wagar T., Hammock C.. "Is Training Important to Smaller Firms?", Human Resources Professional n/a (Winter - 2000), 44-47
Wagar T. "Research and Teaching or Research Versus Teaching", Teaching and Learning at Saint Mary's, (2000), 4. Vol.11, No.4 (Winter - 2000), n/a
Dannin E., Wagar T.. "How True is What Everyone Knows? Board Avoidance, First Contracts and the Organizing Versus Servicing Model", Labor Law Journal n/a (Winter - 2000), 3-14
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Reducing the Workforce: Examining the Consequences in Health Care Organizations", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance n/a (Winter - 2000), i-viii
Wagar T. "Determinants of Workforce Reduction in Government: Evidence from Local Union Officials", Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector Vol.29 (Winter - 2000), 1-10
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Hospital Choices in Times of Cutback: The Role of Organizational Culture", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance n/a (Winter - 1999), xiv-xxii
Wagar T. "Do HRM Practices and Policies Matter?: The Survey Says...", The HRM Research Quarterly Spring (Winter - 1999), 1-4
Wagar T. "The Death of Downsizing - Not Yet!", Human Resources Professional Vol.16 (Winter - 1999), 41-43
Lapointe P., R. Paquet,, (editors) T.. "Institutional Transformations in the Regulation of Work Relations", Selected Papers from the 35th Annual CIRA Conference n/a (Winter - 1999), n/a
Wagar T. "Exploring the Consequences of Workforce Reduction", Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences Vol.15 (Winter - 1998), 300-309
Rondeau K, Wagar T.. "Hospital Chief Executive Officer Perceptions of Organizational Culture and Performance", Hospital Topics Vol.76 (Winter - 1998), 14-21
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Total Quality Commitment and Performance in Canadian Healthcare Organizations", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Vol.11 (Winter - 1998), i-vii
Gilson C., Wagar T.. "From Collective Bargaining to Collective Contracts: What Is the New Zealand Data Telling Us?", New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations Vol.23 (Winter - 1998), 169-180
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Workforce Reduction Practices in Canadian Hospitals", Current Issues Series, Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) Press, Queen's University n/a (Winter - 1998), n/a
Wagar T. "Managing Human Resources and Change: What's Happening in Canadian Organizations?", Human Resources Professional Vol.15 (Winter - 1998), 27-28, 30
Wagar T. "Review of "Telecommunications: Restructuring Work and Employment Relations Worldwide by Harry C. Katz (editor)", Relations Industrielles Vol.53 (Winter - 1998), 599-601

Presentation

Wagar Terry, Rondeau K. "Examining Hockey Through the Lens of Human Resource Management", The Hockey Conference (Summer - 2016)
Wagar Terry. "On the Elimination of Minor Midget Hockey", The Hockey Conference (Summer - 2016)
Wagar Terry, Weigand H. "Relative Age Effect: Lacrosse Nova Scotia", Transnational Lacrosse Conference (Spring - 2014)
Wagar Terry. "Two Referees: Twice as Many Penalties", The Hockey Conference (Spring - 2014)
Wagar Terry, Webb S, Rondeau K. "Examining Options to Make Hockey Safer", The Hockey Conference (Spring - 2014)
Wagar T. , The Human Resource Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA0) Conference (Winter - 2002)
Wagar T. "Are You Ready to Work (and Manage) in the High Performance Workplace?", Human Resource Management Students at University of Prince Edward Island (Winter - 2002)
Wagar T. "Did It Once, Let's Do It Again: Exploring the Consequences of Repeated Downsizing", Department of Strategic Management and Leadership (Winter - 2002)
Wagar T. "In Search of High Performance Human Resource Management: How Does Your Organization Measure Up?" (Winter - 2002)
Wagar T. "Is Your Organization a High Performance Workplace?: Issues and Challenges for Health Care Professionals", Renfrew General Hospital (Spring - 2002)
Wagar T. "Is Your Organization a High Performance Workplace?: Issues and Challenges for Human Resource Professionals", International Personnel Management Association (Winter - 2002)
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Satisfaction with Work and Union Representation: Are the Perceptions of Casual and Permanent Employees All That Different?", Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 2002)
Dannin E., Wagar T., G. Singh,. "A Right Unaccompanied by Fulfillment: Collective Bargaining, Impasse and Employer Implementation of Final Offers", The Industrial Relations Research Association 53nd Annual Meeting (Winter - 2001)
Wagar T. , Faculty members at University of Prince Edward island, Charlottetown (Fall - 2001)
Wagar T. "Attraction and Retention of Knowledge Workers in Universities", Canadian Association of University Business Officers (Human Resources Seminar) (Spring - 2001)
Armstrong-Stassen M., Wagar T.. "Change in Work-Group Membership During Organizational Downsizing: A Good or Bad Thing", The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Spring - 2001)
Wagar T. "The Basics of Wrongful Dismissal Law", Human resource management students at Mount Allison University (Winter - 2001)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Downsizing and Organizational Restructuring: Differentiating Their Impact on Hospital Performance", the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Summer - 2001)
Wagar T., Armstrong-Stassen M.. "Determinants of Restructuring in Canadian Manufacturing Firms", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Spring - 2001)
Wagar T. "What Do We Know About Human Resource Management in the Union Environment?", The Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia Fifth Atlantic HR Conference (Spring - 2001)
Wagar T. "Managing in the High Involvement Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities", Advanced Management Skills for the Senior Supervisor (Spring - 2001)
Wagar T. "Investing in Human Resources: Is It Really Worth It?", Business Breakfast Lecture Series, Saint Mary's University (Fall - 2000)
Wagar T. "Managing in the High Involvement Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities", Advanced Management Skills for the Senior Supervisor (Fall - 2000)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Human Resource Management Practices, Workplace Climate and Organizational Performance: Exploring the Relationships in Canadian Nursing Homes", The Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Summer - 2000)
Dannin E., Wagar T.. "Questioning Union Policy Towards the NLRB: First Contract, the Service Model and Board Decision Making", Law and Society Annual Meeting (Spring - 2000)
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Factors Associated with Labour Climate: Preliminary Evidence from Local Union Presidents in the Health Care Sector", The Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 2000)
Dannin E., Wagar T.. "How True is What Everyone Knows? Board Avoidance, First Contracts and the Organizing Versus Servicing Model", Annual Meeting of the Southwest Labor Studies Association (Spring - 2000)
Dannin E., Wagar T.. "Impasse and Implementation of Employer Final Offers: Impact and Application, 1980-1994", Industrial Relations Research Association 52nd Annual Meeting (Winter - 2000)
Wagar T. "Performance Management: A Conceptual Approach", Conference organized by Stewart, McKelvey, Stirling and Scales and Murray-Axmith (Atlantic), (Fall - 1999)
Wagar T. "Bargaining Unit Employees and Workforce Reduction", Industrial Relations Research Association 51st Annual Meeting (Winter - 1999)
Wagar T. "Downsizing in Canada: Some Research Issues", Graduate students in Psychology, Saint Mary's University (Winter - 1999)
Dannin E., Wagar T.. "Collective Begging?: Current Data on the Employer's Right to Implement its Final Offer Upon Impasse", Law and Society Annual Meeting (Spring - 1999)
Wagar T., Gilson C.. "Flexible Work Practices: Transforming Bargaining Unit Employees?", The Industrial Relations Research Association 51st Annual Meeting (Winter - 1999)
Wagar T. "Do HRM Practices and Policies Matter?: The Survey Says..", Paper/workshop presented at the Human Resource Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA0) Conference (Winter - 1999)
Wagar T. "The Importance of Human Resource Management: Atlantic Canadian Evidence", Workshop presentation to Department of National Defence (Spring - 1999)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement, Learning Orientation, and Performance in Canadian Hospitals", International Society for Quality in Health Care (Fall - 1999)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement, Decision-making Style, and Organizational Performance: Exploring the Relationships in Canadian Hospitals", The Association for Health Services Research (Spring - 1999)
Wagar T. "Issues in Dismissal and Due Diligence", Paper/workshop presented at the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia Fourth Atlantic HR Conference (Spring - 1999)
Wagar T. "Unions and the High Involvement Workplace", Human resource management students at Mount Allison University (Fall - 1999)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Workforce Reduction Practices and Perceptions of Organizational Dysfunction in Canadian Hospitals", Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Summer - 1999)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Benchmarking Best Practices in the Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry", Melbourne, Australia (Fall - 1999)
Wagar T. "Factors Affecting the Presence of Joint Labour-Management Committees: Bargaining Unit Evidence", The Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 1999)
Wagar T. "Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Between Members, Staff and Board of Directors", Catch the Wave conference (Fall - 1999)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Organizational Learning and Firm Performance: Is There a Link? Examining some Evidence from Canadian Hospitals and Nursing Homes", Healthcare Leadership Conference (Spring - 1999)
Wagar T. "Restructuring in Provincial Governments: Some Preliminary Observations from Nova Scotia", The Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 1998)
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Union Certification Drives: Are Some Workplaces More Likely to be Targeted", The Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 1998)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Consequences of Cutbacks in Canadian Hospitals: Exploring the Impact of Workforce Reduction Practices", Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Summer - 1998)
Wagar T. "Factors Affecting the Use of New Technology", The Industrial Relations Research Association 50th Annual Meeting (Winter - 1998)
Wagar T. "Negotiation", The Best of Business Practices series to MBA students (Winter - 1998)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Human Resource Management Practices and Perceptions of Organizational Performance: Evidence from Canadian Long-term Care Organizations", The Canadian Healthcare Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 1998)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Continuous Quality Improvement and Workforce Reduction: Exploring the Relationship in Canadian Hospitals", International Society for Quality in Health Care, Budapest (Fall - 1998)

Conference Proceedings

Rondeau K, Wagar Terry. "Creating Safe Workplaces for Employees - What is the Role of Organizational Culture?: Evidence from Canadian Nursing Homes", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Annual Meeting (2017 - 2017)
Webb S, Wagar Terry. "The Relationship Between Gender and Aribitration Success", Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Annual Meeting (2017 - 2017)
Weigand H, Webb S, Wagar Terry. "The Relative Age Effect: Is Systemic Discrimination by Birthday Affecting Success of Youth in Soccer?", Atlantic Schools of Business, Annual Meeting (2016 - 2016)
Weigand H, Webb S, Wagar Terry. "The Relative Age Effect: Is Systemic Discrimination by Birthdate Affecting the Success on Youth in Soccer", Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (2016 - 2016)
Rondeau K, Wagar Terry. "Reducing Nursing Turnover. Do Human Resource Management Practices Have a Role", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Annual Meeting (2016 - 2016)
Wagar Terry, Rondeau K. "Perceived Workplace Human Capital Accumulation and Job-related Training. Which Training Programs Are Best?", Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the International Academy of Management and Business (2016 - 2016)
Melenchuk M, Wagar Terry, Weigand H. "Hiring Waterfront and Surf Lifeguards: Looking Back at Ten Years of Data", World Conference on Drowning Prevention (2015 - 2015)
Carroll W, Wagar Terry, Webb S. "Examining Dismissal Rates in Canadian Contact Centres", Canadian Industrial Relations Association 52nd Annual Meeting (2015 - 2015)
Wagar Terry, Rondeau K, Webb S. "Examining Labour Relations in Municipal Government", Canadian Industrial Relations Association 51st Annual Meeting (2014 - 2014)
Webb S, Wagar Terry. "Expedited Arbitration: Interviews with Union and Employer-Side Counsel", Canadian Industrial Relations Association 51st Annual Meeting (2014 - 2014)
Gilson C., Wagar T., M. Brown,. "The Adoption and Retention of Joint Participation Programs: Evidence from New Zealand", AIRAANZ (Academics in Industrial Relations from Australia and New Zealand) Proceedings, Queenstown, New Zealand (2002 - 2002)
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Repeated Downsizing, Organizational Restructuring and Performance: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2002 - 2002)
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Retaining Employees in Small and Medium-Size Firms: Evidence from the Manufacturing Sector", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, London, Ontario, Canada (2001 - 2001)
Wagar T. "Factors Affecting Grievance Rates: Some Union Evidence", Abstracted in Proceedings of the International Association for Conflict Management, Cergy, France (2001 - 2001)
Brown M., Gilson C., T. Wagar,. "Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Practices in New Zealand 1995-1999", AIRAANZ (Academics in Industrial Relations from Australia and New Zealand) Proceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2000 - 2000)
Wagar T., Gilson C.. "Workforce Reduction and the Survivor Syndrome: Evidence from New Zealand", Abstracted in Proceedings of the International Industrial Relations Association World Conference, Tokyo, Japan (2000 - 2000)
Wagar T., Rondeau K., M. Ross,. "Improving Productivity and Workplace Performance in Small Business: Do Human Resource Management Practices Really Matter?", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2000 - 2000)
Wagar T. "Determinants of a Joint Labour-Management Committee on Technological Change: Evidence from Canadian Unions", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (2000 - 2000)
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Preparing to Compete Globally: Do Human Resource Practices Matter?", Abstracted in Proceedings of the International Industrial Relations Association World Conference, Tokyo, Japan (2000 - 2000)
Gilson C., Wagar T.. "Human Resource Management and Labour Management Committees: Should Unions Participate", AIRAANZ (Academics in Industrial Relations from Australia and New Zealand) Proceedings, Adelaide, Australia (1999 - 1999)
Wagar T., Rondeau K.. "Examining the Relationship Between Workforce Reduction and Restructuring: Some Preliminary Findings", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Saint John, New Brunswick (1999 - 1999)
Gilson C., Wagar T.. "Collective Contracts in New Zealand: Concessions, Contradictions, Conundrums and Firm Performance", AIRAANZ (Academics in Industrial Relations from Australia and New Zealand) Proceedings, Wellington, New Zealand (1998 - 1998)
Rondeau K., Wagar T.. "Predicting the Survival of Total Quality Management Programs: Results from Atlantic Canadian Organizations", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (1998 - 1998)

Other Publications

Wagar Terry. "Managing People and Labour Relations in Municipal Government"
IRC Press, Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre (Spring - 2014)
Wagar T., Sackney Larry. "Systematic Program Review"
The Department of Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour; HR Management Program (Winter - 2003)
Wagar T. "Human Resource Management, Strategy and Organizational Change: Evidence from Canadian Employers"
Approximately 275 Canadian Organizations (Summer - 2002)
Wagar T. "Creating a High-Quality Workplace: Some Industrial Relations Issues"
Canadian Policy Research Networks (Spring - 2001)
Wagar T. "Creating a High-Quality Workplace: Industrial Relations Issues in the Health Care Sector"
Canadian Policy Research Networks (Spring - 2001)
Wagar T. "Managing Change and Human Resources: Results from a Canadian Study of Employers in Manufacturing"
Approximately 450 manufacturing firms (Fall - 2000)
Wagar T. "Human Resource Management in Small Business: A Survey of Organizations in Burnside Industrial Park"
Approximately 175 small businesses (Summer - 2000)
Wagar T. "Managing Change and Human Resources: Results from a Study of Municipal Government Employers"
Approximately 900 municipal government organizations (Fall - 2000)
Wagar T. "Human Resource Management and New Technology: A Study of Canadian Unions"
Approximately 100 Nova Scotia union officials (Fall - 1999)
Wagar T. "Human Resource Management and New Technology in Major Canadian Organizations"
Approximately 300 Canadian organizations (Fall - 1999)
Wagar T. "Human Resource Management and New Technology: A Study of Canadian Unions"
Approximately 350 Canadian union officials (Fall - 1999)
Wagar T. "Managing People and New Technology"
Approximately 225 Canadian organizations (Fall - 1999)
Wagar T. "Workforce Reduction, Job Security and Organizational Performance: A Longitudinal Study of Canadian Firms"
Approximately 500 Canadian organizations (Fall - 1998)
Wagar T. "Report of Consultants: Evaluation of Department of Administrative Studies, Joseph E. Atkinson College, York University"
The Dean and Associate Vice-President (Research and Faculties), York University (Fall - 1998)
Wagar T. "Employee Involvement, Strategic Management and Human Resources: Exploring the Linkages"
Approximately 625 organizations (Winter - 1998)
Wagar T. "Labour-Management Relations in Nova Scotia: A 1997 Survey of Union Officials"
Approximately 200 Nova Scotia union officials (Fall - 1998)
Wagar T. "Human Resource Management and New Technology: An Atlantic Canadian Study"
Approximately 400 organizations (Spring - 1998)
Wagar T. "Labour-Management Relations in Canada: A Longitudinal Survey of Union Officials"
Approximately 550 Canadian union officials (Fall - 1998)