Andrew Luchak

Associate Professor, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management


Associate Professor, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
(780) 492-4304
4-30C Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6



Research Interests

  • Strategic human resource management
  • Unions and employee voice
  • Motivation and rewards
  • Individual differences, work attitudes and behaviours
  • HRM, family business and entrepreneurship

Major Research Grants


SSHRC General Research Grant, Human Resource Architecture: The Prevalence, Design and Consequences of Different Configurations of Human Resource Practices within the Same Establishment, $57,726.


SSHRC General Research Grant, The Role and Functions of Occupational Pension Plans in Canada, $72,300.


Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) Research and Innovation Project, Regional Aspects of Employment Relations Policy in Canada, $117,000 (with Morley Gunderson).


SSHRC General Research Grant, Employer-Sponsored Pension Plans: An Empirical Analysis of Employees' Behaviour under Long-Term Employment Contracts, $41,250.

Selected Publications

Pohler, D.M., & Luchak, A.A. (In press). Are unions good or bad for organizations? The moderating role of management’s response. British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Pohler, D.M., & Luchak, A.A. (2014). Balancing efficiency, equity and voice: The impact of unions and high involvement work practices on work outcomes. Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 67, 1-32.

Jaskiewicz, P., & Luchak, A.A. (2013). Explaining performance differences between family firms with family and non-family CEOs: It’s the nature of the tie to the family that counts. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 37, 1361-1367.

Luchak, A.A., & Pohler, D.M. (2010). Pensions as psychological contracts: Implications for work outcomes. Industrial Relations, 49, 61-82. 

Luchak, A.A., Pohler, D.M., & Gellatly, I.R. (2008). When do committed employees retire? The effects of organizational commitment on retirement plans under a defined-benefit pension plan. Human Resource Management, 47, 581-599. 

Luchak, A.A., & Gellatly, I.R. (2007). A comparison of linear and non-linear relations between organizational commitment and work outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 783-793.

Gellatly, I.R., Meyer, J.P., & Luchak, A.A. (2006). Combined effects of the three commitment components on focal and discretionary behaviors: A test of Meyer and Herscovitch's propositions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 69, 331-45.

Luchak, A.A. (2003). What kind of voice do loyal employees use? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 41, 115-134.

Luchak, A.A., & Gunderson, M. (2000). What do employees know about their pension plan? Industrial Relations, 39, 646-670.

Gellatly, I.R., & Luchak, A.A. (1998). Personal and organizational determinants of perceived absence norms. Human Relations, 51, 1085-1102.


Teaching Experience

Bachelor of Commerce

  • SMO 311: HRM: Managing the Workforce in Canada
  • SMO 416: Performance Management and Rewards

Master of Business Administration

  • SMO 500: Managing People

Doctor of Philosophy

  • SMO 709: Seminar in Human Resource Management


SMO 416 - Performance Management and Rewards

This Human Resource Management course focuses on how organizations create and operate a performance management system. It presents an overview of current issues in the field, such as performance evaluation, compensation planning, internal consistency, external competitiveness, individual equity, and benefits. Pre- or corequisite: SMO 311. Open to third- and fourth-year students.

Winter Term 2021
SMO 500 - Managing People

Introduces students to organizational behavior (OB) and human resource management (HRM), and how to generate energy and commitment in employees. Examines options relevant to staffing, performance management, reward systems, leadership, motivation, decision making, communication, labor relations, and current issues in the field of management. Credit will not be given for SMO 500 when ORG A 500 or 503 or 504 have been completed.

Fall Term 2020
SMO 709 - Seminar in Human Resource Management

This seminar examines theory and research relevant to the employment relationship, including attracting, selecting and retaining people, socializing them about cultural values, designing jobs, and setting up reward and feedback structures, all of which affect the employees' ability and motivation to contribute to the organization. HRM spans micro, meso, and macro levels of analysis and thus occupies an important point of intersection with other fields in management, the linkages of which are a focal point of study in this course. Prerequisite: Registration in Business PhD Program or written permission of instructor. Approval of the Associate Dean, Business PhD Program, is also required for non-PhD students. Not to be taken by students with credit in HRM 703.

Winter Term 2021

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