Professor Jarrod Haar

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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. In 2018, Professor Haar was appointed as a Member of the Marsden Fund Council and is the Convenor of the Marsden Economics and Human Behavioural Sciences panel. Jarrod is a Research Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (since 2012), 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. In 2017, he won the Faculty of Business and Economics (AUT) Individual Researcher of the Year. His research approach spans broadly across a wide range of management topics, but with a strong focus on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. Jarod’s 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 indigenous (Maori) cultural factors in the workplace and their influence on employee and organizational outcomes - particularly for Maori employees;
  3. Team functioning and its influence on team member wellbeing and job outcomes;
  4. The relationships between leaders and followers; and
  5. Entrepreneurship and the processes within organisations around innovation and creativity.

Professor Haar has over 320 refereed academic outputs (including 78 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). Under the New Zealand Governments Research Performance ranking (PBRF scheme), Jarrod was ranked in the top 6% of New Zealand business researchers (Ranked A – world class). He is an award winning writer (8 best paper awards), an award winning lecturer, and has a keen interest in mentoring and publishing with PhD students and junior colleagues. 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 11 Editorial Boards including as an Associate Editor on the Journal of Management and Organization (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. He has 10 successful PhD completions (seven as Chief Supervisor) and over 50 Master’s students. He has examined 19 PhD theses and 13 Masters theses.

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:

  • Worker well-being
  • High Performance Work Systems (HR practices)
  • Employee engagement
  • Work-life balance in teams
  • Green HRM
  • Faultlines in teams
  • Robotics and the future of work
  • Organizational Resilience Climate
  • Meaningful work
  • Ethical leadership
  • Employee creativity
  • Entrepreneurship and the role of organisational trust


From 2013 only (and refereed journal articles only ranked A or higher):

  1. Haar, J. M., Sune, A., Russo, M., & Ollier-Malaterre, A. (2018). A cross-national study on the antecedents of work-life balance from the fit and balance perspective. Social      Indicators Research.[A-Ranked]
  2. Haar, J., Roche, M. A., & ten Brummelhuis, L. (2017). A daily diary study of work-life balance in managers: Utilizing a daily process model. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1314311 [A-Ranked]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
  10. 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]