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Michael Halinski

Dr. Michael Halinski

Associate Professor
DepartmentHR Management & Organizational Behaviour
EducationBASc, MBA, PhD
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 7281


Michael Halinski is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University. Halinski has taught OB, HR, and OT courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Halinski studies organizational change, engagement, and work-life topics. His research has appeared in several journals such as the Management DecisionBritish Journal of ManagementJournal of Organizational Change ManagementPolicing and Society, and Criminal Justice and Behavior. Halinski has presented his research at scholarly conferences across Canada, USA, and Europe. Halinski’s research has also been featured in leading Canadian news outlets. In his ever-vanishing spare time, Halinski enjoys hockey, tennis, and cycling. In the summer of 2009, Halinski cycled across Canada (7,000km) in 44 days.

Organizational change, engagement, work-life balance, police, eldercare.

Research and Professional Contributions
Harrison, J., Halinski, M., & Budworth, M. (In Press). Gratitude as an Antecedent to Job Search Behavior: A Multi-field Investigation with Business School Students. Career Development International.
(Equal authorship) Halinski, M. & Harrison, J. (In Press). Employee Engagement in Distributed Offices: Interactive Effects of Job Resources and Office Distribution. International Journal of Public Sector Management.
Halinski, M. & Duxbury, L. (2020). Perceiving Agency in Sustainability Transitions: A Case Study of a Police-Hospital Collaboration. Sustainability. 12, 8402. DOI: 10.3390/su12208402.
Duxbury, L., Bardoel, A., & Halinski, M. (2020). “Bringing the Badge Home”: Exploring the relationship between role overload, work-family conflict, and stress in police officers Family. Policing & Society.
Halinski, M. & Duxbury, L. (2020). It’s Not All About Flexible Work Arrangements: A New Perspective on Perceived Workplace Flexibility. Personnel Review.
Halinski, M., Duxbury, L., & Stevenson, M. (2019). Employed Caregivers’ Response to Family Role Overload: The Role of Control at Home. Journal of Business Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s10869-019-09617-y
Smith, C., Duxbury, L., & Halinski, M. (2019). It’s Not Just About Paying Your Dues: Measuring Active and Passive Union Participation. Human Resource Management Journal.
Halinski, M., Duxbury, L., & Higgins, C. (2018). Working While Caring for Mom, Dad, and Junior Too: Exploring the Impact of Employees’ Caregiving Situation on Demands, Control, and Perceived Stress. Journal of Family Issues. 39(12), p.3248-3275.
Duxbury, L., Bennel, C., Halinski, M., & Murphy, S. (2017). Change or Be Changed: Diagnosing the Readiness to Change in the Canadian Police Sector. The Police Journal.
Halinski, M., & Duxbury, L. (2017). Its not all about Guns and Gangs: Role overload as a source of stress in police. Policing and Society.
Smith, C., Gover, L., Duxbury, L. & Halinski, M. (2017). Weathering the "Perfect Storm": Understanding the Relationship Between Generational Cohort and Work-values in the Canadian Public Service. Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies.
Halinski, M. & Duxbury, L. (2015). Getting What You Want From Your Transorganizational Partners: “Social-Sharedness” and Decision-Making Within a Transorganizational System. Management Decision.
Gover, L., Halinski, M., & Duxbury, L. (2015). Is it just me? Exploring perceptions of organizational culture change. British Journal of Management.
Duxbury, L. & Halinski, M. (2014). Dealing with the Grumpy Boomers: Re-engaging the Disengaged and Retaining Talent. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 27(4), p.660-676.
Duxbury, L. & Halinski, M. (2014). When More is Less: An Examination of the Relationship Between Hours in Telework and Role Overload. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 48(1), p.91-103.
Duxbury, L., Higgins, C., & Halinski, M. (2014). Identifying the Antecedents of Work-role overload in Police Organizations. Criminal Justice and Behavior.