Morrie Mendelson, PhD

Associate Professor

Morrie MendelsonMorrie Mendelson joined the Faculty of Business of the University of New Brunswick in Saint John in 2001. He is a member of the Human Resources area. 

Dr. Mendelson teaches courses in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management at the undergraduate level and Human Behaviour and Leadership at the MBA level. Dr. Mendelson was recognized with the UNB Saint John Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching in 2008. Before joining the University of New Brunswick, Dr. Mendelson was a faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University and an instructor and PhD student at Queen’s University. He was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at UNB in 2007.

Dr. Mendelson’s authored articles are included in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Personnel Review, Work and Stress, Child Abuse and Neglect, Sex Roles, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Quality Management and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. In 2012, one of his publications was chosen as a Highly Commended Paper at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence.  In addition, he has been recognized with an Outstanding Reviewer Award by the Academy of Management and a Best Paper Award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. 

Dr. Mendelson has an extensive record of service with the Faculty, the University and the community. In addition to serving as Acting Dean in 2013 and Assistant Dean from 2009 to 2010, he served on numerous committees including Saint John Senate, the Faculty and Interfaculty Assessment Committees, and the Saint John Senate Teaching Awards Committee. In the community, Morrie has served on the board of WorkSafe NB, Ties 2 Work, the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue (formerly known as the Animal Rescue League) and the Saint John Jewish Historical Society.

Recent journal articles and proceedings

Tlaiss, H., & Mendelson, M. (2013). Predicting women’s job satisfaction with personal demographics: Evidence from a Middle Eastern country. International Journal of Human Resource Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.792859

Frooman, J., Mendelson, M., & Murphy, K. (2012). Perceptions of leadership as a determinant of legitimate and illegitimate use of sick leave. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 33, 447-463.

Mendelson, M., Turner, N. & Barling, J. (2011). Perception of the presence and effectiveness of high involvement work systems and their relationship to employee attitudes: A test of competing models. Personnel Review, 40, 45-69.

Fleet, G.J., Doiron, D., Williamson, M. and Mendelson, M. (2010). Evidence for Stalled ICT Adoption and the Facilitator eCommerce Adoption Model in SMEs. Presented at 33rd Annual Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (ISBE 2010) in London, UK

Frooman, J., Mendelson, M. B., & Moir, R. (2007). Translucency and morality: Can we tell whether someone is disposed to be moral? Published in the (2008) Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (Social Responsibility Division).

Gilbert, E., MacAuley, D., & Mendelson, M. B. (2006). Natural church development: Blending the spiritual and traditional approaches to understanding organizations. Published in the Proceedings of the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (OB Division), Sackville, New Brunswick, September 29-30, 2006.

Mendelson, M. B. (2006). The nature of high involvement work systems: A test of competing models. Abstract published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference (Human Resource Management Division), Atlanta Georgia, August 13-16, 2006.

Mendelson, M. B., Frooman, J., & Murphy, K. (2006). Perceptions of leadership as a determinant of legitimate and illegitimate use of sick leave. Published (May 2007) in the Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (Organizational Behaviour Division).

Giannopoulos, C., Conway, M., & Mendelson, M. (2005). The gender of status: The laypersons' perception of status groups is gender-typed. Sex Roles, 11, 795-806.   

 

Contributions to practice

Non-refereed proceedings or presentations

  • Mendelson, M.B. (October, 2008). Generations Apart: The Challenges of Managing Employees in Different Age Groups. Presented at the annual Worksafe NB Conference, Moncton, NB, October 5-7, 2008
  • Mendelson, M.B. (October, 2007). Workplace violence: Causes, consequences and solutions. Presented at Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation Organizational Learning Symposium, Saint John, NB, October 28, 2007
  • Mendelson, M.B. (June, 2007). High involvement leads to healthy workplaces: But it’s the mindset that is the hard part. Presented at the Heart and Stroke Foundation Conference, Saint John, NB, June 13, 2007
  • Mendelson, M.B. (October, 2006). Workplace violence: Causes, consequences and solutions. Presented at Maritech (2006), Saint John, NB, October 26-28, 2006
  • Mendelson, M.B. (May, 2006). High involvement for workplace wellness. Presented at the MINERVA Summer Business Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, May 28-31, 2006
  • Mendelson, M.B. (January, 2006). High involvement work systems. Presented to the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB, January 28, 2006