CredentialsB.A. Hons. (UC Santa Barbara), Ph.D.(UC Irvine)
Dr. Chris Zatzick joined SFU's Beedie School of Business in 2001 from the University of California, Irvine, where he received his PhD in management. He studies a variety of organizational issues including downsizing and layoffs, high performance work systems, organizational change, and diversity. His research has appeared in leading academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Industrial Relations, Organization Science, Human Resource Management, Sloan Management Review, and International Journal of Human Resource Management. In addition, he has received four Best Paper awards from the Academy of Management.
Chris's excellent teaching abilities consistently place him among the top 10 percent of faculty on the SFU Business Teaching Honour Roll.
Outside of academia, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.
Downsizing and Layoffs, High Performance Work Systems, Voluntary Turnover, Organizational Identification, and Inclusion.
articles and reports
Zhong, R., Paluch, R. M., Shum, V., Zatzick, C. D., & Robinson, S. L. (2021). Hot, cold, or both? A person-centered perspective on death awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(6), 839-855. http://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000931
Hannah, D. R., Zatzick, C. D., & Kietzmann, J. H. (2021). Turbulent Times Demand Dynamic Rules. MIT Sloan Management Review, 62(4), 60-65.
Wang, T., & Zatzick, C. D. (2019). Human capital acquisition and organizational innovation: A temporal perspective. Academy of Management journal. Academy of Management, 62(1), 99-116. http://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2017.0114
Della Torre, E., Zatzick, C. D., Sikora, D., & Solari, L. (2018). Workforce churning, human capital disruption, and organisational performance in different technological contexts. Human Resource Management Journal, 28(1), 112-127. http://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12167
Lyons, B. J., Zatzick, C. D., Thompson, T., & Bushe, G. R. (2017). Stigma Identity Concealment in Hybrid Organizational Cultures. Journal of Social Issues, 73(2), 255-272. http://doi.org/10.1111/josi.12215
Deery, S., Walsh, J., Zatzick, C. D., & Hayes, A. F. (2017). Exploring the relationship between compressed work hours satisfaction and absenteeism in front-line service work. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26(1), 42-52. http://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2016.1197907
Gur, A., Tzafrir, S. S., Zatzick, C. D., L. Dolan, S., & Iverson, R. (2017). Antecedents of customer aggressive behavior against healthcare employees. Management Research, 15(2), 207-226. http://doi.org/10.1108/MRJIAM-09-2015-0609
Zatzick, C. D., Deery, S. J., & Iverson, R. D. (2015). Understanding the Determinants of Who Gets Laid Off: Does Affective Organizational Commitment Matter? Human Resource Management, 54(6), 877-891. http://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21641
Mitchell, M., & Zatzick, C. D. (2015). Skill underutilization and collective turnover in a professional service firm. Journal of Management Development, 34(7), 787-802. http://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-09-2013-0112
Zatzick, C. D., Zhao, B., & Tingling, P. M. (2014). Avoiding layoff blunders. MIT Sloan Management Review, 55(3), 10-12.
Zatzick, D., Donovan, D. M., Jurkovich, G., Gentilello, L., Dunn, C., Russo, J., ... Rivara, F. P. (2014). Disseminating alcohol screening and brief intervention at trauma centers: A policy-relevant cluster randomized effectiveness trial. Addiction, 109(5), 754-765. http://doi.org/10.1111/add.12492
Deery, S., Walsh, J., & Zatzick, C. D. (2014). A moderated mediation analysis of job demands, presenteeism, and absenteeism. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 87(2), 352-369. http://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12051
Deery, S. J., Iverson, R. D., Buttigieg, D. M., & Zatzick, C. D. (2014). Can Union Voice Make a Difference? The Effect of Union Citizenship Behavior on Employee Absence. Human Resource Management, 53(2), 211-228. http://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21549
Zatzick, C. D., Moliterno, T. P., & Fang, T. (2012). Strategic (MIS)FIT: The implementation of TQM in manufacturing organizations. Strategic Management Journal, 33(11), 1321-1330. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.1988
Zatzick, C. D., & Iverson, R. D. (2011). Putting employee involvement in context: A cross-level model examining job satisfaction and absenteeism in high-involvement work systems. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(17), 3462-3476. http://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2011.561016
Iverson, R. D., & Zatzick, C. D. (2011). The effects of downsizing on labor productivity: The value of showing consideration for employees' morale and welfare in high-performance work systems. Human Resource Management, 50(1), 29-44. http://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.20407
Zatzick, C. D. (2010). Which way should you downsize in a crisis? Human Resource Management International Digest, 18(3), 53-54. http://doi.org/10.1108/hrmid.2010.04418cad.005
Hannah, D. R., & Zatzick, C. D. (2008). An examination of leader portrayals in the U.S. business press following the landmark scandals of the early 21st century. Journal of Business Ethics, 79(4), 361-377. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-007-9406-4
Iverson, R. D., & Zatzick, C. D. (2007). High-commitment work practices and downsizing harshness in australian workplaces. Industrial Relations, 46(3), 456-480. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2007.00477.x
Zatzick, C. D., & Iverson, R. D. (2006). High-involvement management and workforce reduction: Competitive advantage or disadvantage? Academy of Management journal. Academy of Management, 49(5), 999-1015. http://doi.org/10.5465/AMJ.2006.22798180
Zatzick, C. D., Elvira, M. M., & Cohen, L. E. (2003). When Is More Better? The Effects of Racial Composition on Voluntary Turnover. Organization Science, 14(5), 483-496. http://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.14.5.483.16768
books chapters and monographs
Randel, A. E., Zatzick, C. D., & Pearce, J. L. (2017). Optimal distinctiveness and human resource development. In Black, K., Warhurst, R., & Corlett, S. (Eds.), Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development (pp. 67-79). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States: Routledge (US). http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315671482-5