Spotlight On: Tina Saksida

August 27, 2020 by CIRHR Communications

Graduated: 2014 
ThesisThree Essays on the Individual, Task-, and Context-Related Factors Influencing the Organizational Behaviour of Volunteers 
Research areas: Organizational behaviour, human resource management, non-profit management (including unions), and evidence-based management 
NowAssociate Professor of Management, University of Prince Edward Island 

Dr. Tina Saksida specializes in organizational behaviour and human resource management, where her research focuses on gender and leadership. Her publications in highly-regarded academic journals also include evidence-based management and management in non-profits, including unions.  

Dr. Saksida’s research has included collaborations with fellow CIRHR PhD alumni, including Rachel Aleks (CIRHR PhD 2014) and Amanda Shantz (CIRHR PhD 2008). 

Selected publications: 

Journal Articles 

  • Kaše, R., Saksida, T., & Mihelič, K. K. (2019). Skill development in reverse mentoring: Motivational processes of mentors and learners. Human Resource Management, 58(1), 57-69. doi:10.1002/hrm.21932 [equally contributing authors]
  • Saksida, T., & Jelley, R. B. (2018). A decade of teaching evidence-based management: Initiatives and future directions. Workplace Review, April, 103-120.
  • Saksida, T., Alfes, K., & Shantz, A. (2017). Volunteer role mastery and commitment: Can HRM make a difference? The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(14), 2062-2084. doi:10.1080/09585192.2015.1126335  
  • Alfes, K., Shantz, A., & Saksida, T. (2015). Committed to whom? Unravelling how relational job design influences volunteers’ turnover intentions and time spent volunteering. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26(6), 2479-2499. doi:10.1007/s11266-014-9526-2 
  • Shantz, A., Saksida, T., & Alfes, K. (2014). Dedicating time to volunteering: Values, engagement, and commitment to beneficiaries. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 63(4), 671-697. doi:10.1111/apps.12010 

Book Chapters:

  • Aleks, R., Maffie, M., & Saksida, T. (2020). The role of collective bargaining in the digitized workplace. In D. Pohler (Ed.), Reimagining the governance of work and employment (pp. 85-111). Cornell University Press.

Conference Presentations 

  • Aleks, R., & Saksida, T. (2019). Hero or villain? A time-lag study of how Millennials’ attitudes towards unions compare to those of previous generations. 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, 9-13 August 2019.
  • Jelley, R. B., & Saksida, T. (2019). Applications of an evidence-based approach to case competition. Canadian Psychological Association 80th Annual Convention, Halifax, NS, 31 May-2 June 2019. 
  • Aleks, R., & Saksida, T. (2018). Practice what you preach: Gender (in)equality in labor union leadership. 55th Annual Conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Montreal, QC, 2-4 May 2018.
  • Saksida, T., Jelley, R. B., & Gamble, E. N. (2015). Case for competition: Learning about evidence-based management through case competition. 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, 7-11 August 2015. 

Dr. Saksida completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and peace and conflict studies at U of T, and, prior to her graduate studies, worked as a project manager in the public sector. After her PhD at the CIRHR, she joined the faculty at the University of Prince Edward Island's Faculty of Business, where she is now Associate Professor of Management.