Professor Jarrod Haar

a lecturer at AUT

Professor of Human Resource Management

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 5034



  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Behaviour (with Distinction)
  • Masters of Management [Human Resource Management] (with Distinction)
  • PhD [Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour] (2003, University of Waikato)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • HRINZ (Human Resource Institute of New Zealand)
  • Academy of Management
  • Work-Family Researchers Network
  • ANZAM (Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management)
  • New Zealand Positive Psychology Association


Professor Jarrod Haar (PhD) is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Management and has tribal affiliations of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta. Jarrod is a Research Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management, an Associate Fellow of the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) and won  the inaugural HRINZ HR Researcher of the Year Award in 2016. In April 2016, he became the Deputy Director of the NZ Work Research Institute. His research approach spans broadly across a wide range of management topics, but with a strong focus on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. My research falls into four main clusters: (1) how employees manage their work, family and life roles such as work-life balance; (2) the role of cultural factors in the workplace, particular for Maori employees; (3) team functioning and its influence on team member wellbeing and job outcomes; and (4) leadership and its influence on followers.

Professor Haar has over 260 refereed academic outputs (including 63 journal articles) and his work has appeared in academic outlets like Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Stress and Work, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and The International Journal of Human Resource Management amongst others. He is a keen quantitative researcher and under a Government Research Performance ranking (New Zealand’s PBRF scheme), Jarrod was ranked in the top 6% of New Zealand business researchers (Ranked A – world class). He is an award winning writer (7 best paper awards), an award winning lecturer, and has been a named researcher on over $36 million in grant funding (the majority from the National Science Challenge: Science for Technological Innovation, Kia Kotahi Mai: Te Ao Pūtaiao me Te Ao Hangarau). Professor Haar was the principal investigator in a New Zealand Marsden grant (2009-2011) examining the role that cultural support play upon indigenous (Maori) employees.

Jarrod is a strong quantitative researcher, with advanced statistical analysis experience including SEM (AMOS, Mplus) and multi-level analysis (MLwiN and Mplus). He is on numerous editorial board roles, including an Associate Editor on the Journal of Organization and Management (ANZAM’s journal). Jarrod is experienced in, and enjoys, mentoring students and colleagues towards publishing research (including high-ranked journal articles). He has a strong combination of research, supervision, teaching, and service excellence (e.g., Research Centre Director, promotion committees and appointment committees) and brings a high-level focus on research and publications including the timing of PBRF rounds. He does this in a relaxed, informal and fun manner – especially as he likes to collaborate with colleagues and students.

Teaching Areas:

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • HR Analytics

Research Areas:

Professor Haar researchs in the following and can supervise across a broad range of topics including the following:

  • Work-family conflict and enrichment
  • Work-life balance
  • Teams
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Psychological capital
  • Mindfulness
  • Employee engagement
  • Organizational Resilience Climate
  • Maori culture in the workplace (and organizational support for this)
  • Team faultlines
  • Leader-follower effects (contagion effects)
  • Leadership
  • Maori leadership
  • Dual career couples and crossover effects
  • Quantitative research analysis
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Multi-level data analysis

Current Research Projects:

  • Employee engagement
  • Work-life balance in teams
  • Green HRM
  • Faultlines in teams
  • Robotics and future job threats
  • Organizational Resilience Climate


From 2013 only (and refereed journal articles only):

  1. Brougham, D. & Haar, J. (2013). Collectivism, cultural identity and employee mental health: A study of New Zealand Maori. Social Indicators Research, 114(3), 1143-1160. [A-Ranked]
  2. Haar, J. & White, B. (2013). Corporate entrepreneurship and employee retention in New Zealand: The moderating effects of information technology. Human Resource Management Journal, 23(1), 109-125. [A-Ranked]
  3. Haar, J. & Brougham, D. (2013). An indigenous model of career satisfaction: Exploring the role of workplace cultural wellbeing. Social Indicators Research, 110(3), 873-890. [A-Ranked]
  4. Roche, M. & Haar, J. M. (2013). A metamodel approach towards self-determination theory: A study of New Zealand managers' organisational citizenship behaviours. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(17/18), 3397-3417. [A-Ranked]
  5. Haar, J. (2013). Testing a new measure of work-life balance: A study of parent and non-parent employees from New Zealand. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(17/18), 3305-3324. [A-Ranked]
  6. Roche, M. & Haar, J. M. (2013). Leaders life aspirations and job burnout: A self determination theory approach. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 34(6), 515-531. [B-Ranked]
  7. Haar, J., & Roche, M. (2013). Three-way interaction effects of workaholism on employee well-being:  Evidence from blue-collar workers in New Zealand. Journal of Management & Organization, 19(2), 134-149. [B-Ranked]
  8. Haar, J. M. & Edwards, P. (2013). Factors driving hospital doctors from their profession: Evidence from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management, 13(2), 67-78. [C-Ranked]
  9. Ten Brummelhuis, L. L., Haar, J., & Roche, M. (2014). Does family life help to be a better leader? A closer look at cross-over processes from leaders to followers. Personnel Psychology, 67(4), 917-949. DOI: 10.1111/peps.12057. [A*-Ranked]
  10. Roche, M., Haar, J. M., & Luthans, F. (2014). Mindfulness, psychological capital and leader wellbeing. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19(4), 476-489. [A-Ranked]
  11. Haar, J. M., Russo, M., Sune, A., & Ollier-Malaterre, A. (2014). Outcomes of work-life balance on job satisfaction, life satisfaction and mental health: A study across seven cultures. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 85(3), 361–373. [A*-Ranked]
  12. Roche, M. A., & Haar, J. (2014). Gender differences in junior and senior leaders’ aspirations: Is there a female leadership advantage? New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management, 14(1), 27-39. [C-Ranked]
  13. Brougham, D., Haar, J., & Roche, M. (2015). Work-family enrichment, collectivism, and workplace cultural outcomes: A study of New Zealand Māori. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 41(1), 19-34. [B-Ranked]
  14. Roche, M. A. & Haar, J. (2015). The influence of leaders organizational citizenship behaviors and counterproductive work behaviors on employee wellbeing: A multi-level investigation. International Journal of Administration and Governance, 1(13), 10-18. [Unranked]
  15. Haar, J., de Fluiter, A.,  & Brougham, D. (2016). Abusive supervision and turnover intentions: The mediating role of perceived organizational support. Journal of Management & Organization, 22(2), 139-153. [B-Ranked]
  16. Junaid, F. & Haar, J. (2016). Employees living under terrorism: Does positive organisational behaviour provide a lens for help (and hope)? New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(2), 174-190. [C-Ranked]
  17. Roche, M. A., Haar, J., & Brougham, D. (In Press). Māori leader’s well-being: A self-determination perspective. Leadership. DOI:10.1177/1742715015613426  [B-Ranked]
  18. Haar, J., & Brougham, D. (In Press). Organizational-Based Self-Esteem: A within country comparison of outcomes between Maori and New Zealand Europeans. Journal of Management & Organization. doi:10.1017/jmo.2015.59  [B-Ranked]

Last updated: 21-Dec-2016 12.30pm

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