Brenda Lautsch

  • Associate Dean, Dean's Office
  • Associate Professor, Management and Organization Studies
  • B.Admin. (Regina), M.I.R. (Queen's). Ph.D. (M.I.T.)

    Burnaby Room: WMC 5305
    Burnaby Phone: 778.782.6620

    Email Address: blautsch@sfu.ca

    Curriculum Vitae: View

    Biography

    Brenda A. Lautsch is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization Studies in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. She received her doctorate in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, and holds a Masters in Industrial Relations from Queen's University. Dr. Lautsch is an accomplished and experienced instructor, among the top ten percent of faculty on the Beedie Teaching Honour Roll.  She teaches and conducts research on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, new work arrangements, work-life balance, qualitative research methods, and the effect of flexible work on work and life outcomes.  Dr. Lautsch's recent book that helps individuals understand how to manage work-life challenges and flexibility is CEO of Me: Creating a Life that Works in the Flexible Job Age (Kossek and Lautsch, 2008 Wharton School Publishing).  Her research has also appeared in leading journals including California Management Review, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations and Industrial and Labour Relations Review.

    Research Interests

    Work and employment relations, non-standard, contingent and flexible work arrangements, work-family relationships, and qualitative research methodology.

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Robertson, K. M., Hannah, D. R., & Lautsch, B. (2015). Towards a theory of secrecy climates in organizations.

    Ernst Kossek, E., Thompson, R., & Lautsch, B. (2015). Balanced workplace flexibility: Avoiding the traps. California Management Review, 57(4), 5-25.

    Kossek, E. E., & Lautsch, B. (2012). Work-family boundary management styles in organizations: A cross-level model. Organizational Psychology Review, 2(2), 152-171. http://doi.org/10.1177/2041386611436264

    Hannah, D. R., & Lautsch, B. (2011). Counting in qualitative research: Why to conduct it, when to avoid it, and when to closet it. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(1), 14-22. http://doi.org/10.1177/1056492610375988

    Lautsch, B., & Kossek, E. E. (2011). Managing a blended workforce: Telecommuters and non-telecommuters. Organizational Dynamics, 40(1), 10-17. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2010.10.005

    Lautsch, B., Kossek, E. E., & Eaton, S. C. (2009). Supervisory approaches and paradoxes in managing telecommuting implementation. Human Relations, 62(6), 795-827.

    Lautsch, B., & Scully, M. A. (2007). Restructuring time: Implications of work-hours reductions for the working class. Human Relations, 60(5), 719-743.

    Lautsch, B. (2003). The influence of regular work systems on compensation for contingent workers. Industrial Relations, 42(4), 565-588. http://doi.org/10.1111/1468-232X.00307

    Preuss, G., & Lautsch, B. (2002). The effect of formal versus informal job security on employee involvement programs. Relations Industrielles, 57(3), 517-541.

    Lautsch, B. (2002). Uncovering and explaining variance in the features and outcomes of contingent work within firms. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 56(1), 23-43.

    Kochan, T. A., Lautsch, B., & Bendersky, C. (2000). An evaluation of the Massachusetts Commission against discrimination alternative dispute resolution program. Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 5, 233-278.

    Kochan, T. A., Gittell, J. H., & Lautsch, B. (1995). Total quality management and HR systems: An international comparison. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 6(2), 201-222. http://doi.org/10.1080/09585199500000017

    Kossek, E. E., Lautsch, B., & Eaton, S. C. (2006). Telecommuting, control and boundary management: Correlates of policy use and practice, job control, and work-family effectiveness. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 68(1), 347-367.

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Kossek, E. E., & Lautsch, B. (2007). CEO of me: Creating a life that works in the flexible job age. Upper Saddle River, United States: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

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