Ian Gellatly, PhD
Pronouns: he, him
Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
- (780) 492-5823
4-21A1 Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NWEdmonton ABT6G 2R6
Chair/SEM, Alberta School of Business - Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
Ian Gellatly is a professor of organizational behavior within the Alberta School of Business. Ian received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Western University. Within the school, Ian currently serves as Chair of the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management.
Ian’s research has touched on many topics within the field of organizational behavior, such as leadership, organizational commitment, employee motivation, knowledge sharing/hiding, safety climate, and employee withdrawal (attendance and turnover). His research examines the interplay between person and situational factors in a variety of different contexts, such as virtual work, health-care organizations and professions, non-profit agencies (e.g., employment of persons with disabilities), primary industries (e.g., oil and gas; construction), and ride-sharing (e.g., Uber). Ian brings his expertise with several data-analysis techniques to the project (e.g., structural equation modelling, mixture modelling), as well as experience with experimental designs and longitudinal and cross-sectional studies in field settings. Ian's published work on these and other topics appears in various outlets, such as Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Human Resource Management.
At this time, Ian serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Ian is also an ad hoc reviewer for many other journals.
Over the years, financial support for Ian’s research has been provided by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). All of Ian’s research complies with the American Psychological Association's ethical principles and code of conduct (APA 2010), and with the University of Alberta's policies concerning research ethics.
A sample of recent peer-reviewed publications include:
Jing, E.L., Inness, M., & Gellatly, I.R. (in press). The effect of alcohol consumption on workplace aggression: What’s love (and job insecurity) got to do with it? Journal of Managerial Psychology.
McLarnon, M. J. W., Gellatly, I. R., Richards, D. A., & Arazy, O. (in press). Knowledge sharing processes and the role of attachment patterns, Journal of Knowledge Management.
Jing, E.L., Gellatly, I.R, Feeney, J.R., & Inness, M. (in press). Social undermining and three forms of organizational commitment: The moderating role of employees’ attachment style. Journal of Personnel Psychology.
Hancock, A., Gellatly, I.R., Walsh, M.M., Arnold, K.A., & Connelly, C.E. (2023). Good, bad, and ugly leadership patterns: Implications for work-related and context-free outcomes. Journal of Management, 49(2), 640-676.
Ho, J.A., Bonaccio, S., Connelly, C.E., & Gellatly, I.R. (2022). Representative-negotiated i-deals for people with disabilities. Human Resource Management. 61(6), 681–698.
Bormann, K.C., & Gellatly, I.R. (2022). It’s only abusive if I care: The moderation of organizational concern on abusive supervision, stress and work behaviors. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 21(3), 125–136.
Lefsrud, L., McLarnon, M.J.W., & Gellatly, I.R. (2021). A pattern-oriented approach to safety climate: An empirical example. Safety Science, 142.
Feeney, J.R., Gellatly, I.R., Goffin, R.D., & Inness, M (2020). Organizational attachment: Conceptualization, measurement, and incremental prediction of work attitudes and outcomes. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 19(3), 113–124.
Bonnacio, S., Connelly, C.E., Gellatly, I.R., Jetha, A., & Martin-Ginis, K.A. (2020). The participation of people with disabilities in the workplace across the employment cycle: Employer concerns and research evidence. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35(2), 135-158.
Bonaccio, S., Connelly, C.E., Fisher, S.L., Gellatly, I.R., Gignac, M., & Jetha, A. (2018). Beyond managing research partnerships: Partnered research as an integrated methodological approach. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11(4), 613-619.
Aluwihare, D., Gellatly, I.R , Cummings, G.G., & Ogilvie, L. (2018). A contextual work-life experiences model to understand nurse commitment and turnover. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(9), 2053-2063.
Hancock, A.J., Gellatly, I.R., Walsh, M.M., Arnold, K.A., & Connelly, C.E. (2018). How do followers see their leaders and does it matter?: Insights from a person-centered analytic strategy. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Vol. 2018, Issue 1.
Arnold, K.A., Connelly, C.E., Gellatly, I.R., Withey, M.J., & Walsh, M.M. (2017). Using a pattern-oriented approach to study leaders: Implications for burnout and perceived role demand. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38(7), 1038-1056.
Connelly, C.E., Gellatly, I.R., & Arazy, O. (2022). Knowledge sharing AND hiding: Insights from latent profile analysis. Paper was to be presented at the 20th annual meeting of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland, January. (Conference cancelled due to COVID health pandemic)
Venz, L., Hancock A.J., Connelly, C.E., Arnold, K.A., Walsh, M.M., & Gellatly, I.R. (2022). Improv(ing) mindful communication: Results of a pilot intervention study. Paper was to be presented at the 20th annual meeting of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland, January. (Conference cancelled due to COVID health pandemic)
Jing, E.L., Gellatly, I.R., & Moore, S.G. (2022). Effect of leader mistreatment on performance: Attachment state and affective arousal. Paper presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association), Seattle, WA, April.
Jing, E.L., Lefsrud, L., & Gellatly, I.R. (2022). Commitment in action: How different forms of union commitment develop and influence union activism. Paper presented at the 5th Commitment Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, August
McLarnon, M.J.W., Gellatly, I.R., Richards, D.A., & Arazy, O. (2022). Knowledge sharing processes across employee attachment configurations Paper presented at the 82nd annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA, August.
Ian teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level seminars. At the undergraduate level, Ian has taught courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. Within the MBA program, Ian has taught human resource management. Ian is active in the PhD program and teaches the doctoral seminar in organizational behavior.
- SMO 301 Behavior in Organizations
- SMO 322 Theory of Organizational Behavior
- SMO 311 HRM: Managing the Work Force in Canada
- SMO 415 Staffing
- SMO 416 Performance Management and Rewards
- SMO 500 Managing People
- SMO 702 Seminar in Human Behavior in Organization
SEM 301 - Behavior in Organizations
Provides an understanding of the behavior of individuals in organizations. Draws from psychology, sociology, organization theory and covers topics such as personality, motivation, leadership, communication, conflict, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: Not open to students in the Faculty of Business. Open only to students from other faculties where the course is a requirement. Not to be taken by students with credit in SEM 200, 201 or 310.