JSGS Assistant Professor Dionne Pohler has been awarded the 2014 Emerging Scholar in Employee Participation and Ownership Award, by the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. Selected by a group of leading HR scholars and funded by the Foundation for Enterprise Development, this prestigious award recognizes innovative research in management-related areas such as employee empowerment, participative workforces, and wealth creation through broad-based equity and profit-sharing mechanisms. This award will be presented at the 2014 Academy of Management meeting in Philadelphia on August 4.
Dionne’s primary research explores the intersection between strategy, HR systems, unions and employee involvement in both private and public sector organizations, and she received a standard research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for her work in this area. Other research interests include the impact of labour policy and employment regulations, the professionalization of HR, and governance in social economy organizations.
Dionne holds a PhD in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Alberta, and had previously attended Dalhousie University and the University of Regina. She has published articles in Human Resource Management,Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and British Journal of Industrial Relations.
In 2012, Dionne was invited to be a visiting scholar at Cornell University. She was also awarded the University of Saskatchewan’s Provost’s Outstanding New Teacher Award (2014).