Greg Irving is a professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management at the School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. Irving received his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1995. He joined Laurier in 1999 after five years on the faculty of the University of New Brunswick. Irving teaches undergraduate and doctoral levels courses in organizational behaviour and human resource management.
Irving is a past-president of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), a national organization of management scholars. He served two terms as president, the first in 1999-2000 and the second in 2009-2010. He organized the 1999 ASAC conference held in Saint John, New Brunswick and the 2009 ASAC conference held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Irving also served on the ASAC executive as treasurer and member-at-large. In addition to his involvement with ASAC, Irving is an active member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. From 2007-2010, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, which is published by the Canadian Psychological Association. Irving served as Area Coordinator for OB/HRM from 2009-2012.
Academic Background: BA (St. Thomas University), MA (Lakehead University), MBA (University of New Brunswick), PhD (University of Western Ontario).
His primary research interests focus on attitudes, psychological contracts, met expectations, and realistic job previews, with secondary interests in organizational socialization and methodological issues. Several of his recent research projects were supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Irving's research has appeared in a variety of journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Canadian Psychology and the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. He has also coauthored articles in journals in other disciplines such as the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. The second edition of his coauthored textbook, Organizational Behaviour (2nd Canadian Edition), was released in April 2008.