Hugh Gunz

Hugh Gunz

Professor Emeritus (Organizational Behaviour & HR Management)


Worked for the petrochemicals industry before returning to school to study business. Joined the University of Toronto in 1989 serving in a variety of administrative positions including as an Associate Dean of the Rotman School of Management. Former General Secretary and Coordinating Committee member of the European Group for Organizational Studies. Served as Program Chair and Division Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management.


Currently exploring the role of developmental relationships in the acculturation and career success of immigrant workers and the ethical dilemmas faced by professionals in organizational and commercial contexts. Lead editor of The Handbook of Career Studies. Author of Careers and Corporate Cultures. Co-Editor Managing Complexity in Organizations. Serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Managerial Psychology and Emergence. Has published articles on managers careers, the professions, and management education in many scholarly and practitioner journals.

Ph.D., University of Manchester
Dp.B.A., University of Manchester
D.Phil, University of Sussex
B.Sc., University of Canterbury



  • Re-conceptualizing career success: A contextual approach; H P Gunz & W Mayrhofer; Journal of Labour Market Research; Issue: Vol. 32(12); 2011; Pages: 251-260
  • Career as a social and political phenomenon in the globalized economy; 2. H P Gunz, W Mayrhofer & P S Tolbert; Organization Studies; Issue: 32(12); 2011; Pages: 1613-1620
  • Boundaryless careers: Bringing back boundaries; K Inkson, H P Gunz, S Ganesh & J Roper; Organization Studies; Issue: 33(3); 2011; Pages: 323-340
  • Ethical decision making and the employed lawyer; S P Gunz and H P Gunz; Journal of Business Ethics; Issue: Vol. 81(4); 2008; Pages: 927-944
  • Client capture and the professional service firm; H P Gunz and S P Gunz; American Business Law Journal; Issue: Vol. 45(3); 2008; Pages: 685-721
  • Hired professional to hired gun: An identity theory approach to understanding the ethical behaviour of professionals in non-professional organizations; H P Gunz and S P Gunz; Human Relations; Issue: Vol. 60(6); 2007; Pages: 851-887
  • Reconceptualizing career success; H P Gunz and P A Heslin; Journal of Organizational Behavior; Issue: Vol. 26(2); 2005; Pages: 105-111
  • Organizational influences on approaches to ethical decisions by professionals: the case of public accountants; H P Gunz, S P Gunz & J C McCutcheon; Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (in press); Issue: Vol. 19, No. 1; 2002; Pages: 76-91
  • The Lawyer's Response to Organizational Professional Conflict: An Empirical Study of the Ethical Decision Making of In-house Counsel; H P Gunz and S P Gunz; American Business Law Journal (in press); Issue: Vol. 39 No. 2; 2002; Pages: 241-287
  • Self-organization in career systems: a view from complexity science; H P Gunz, B M Lichtenstein, and R G Long; M@n@gement (In Special Issue on Careers and New Science); Issue: Vol. 5 No. 1; 2002; Pages: 63-88
  • Downsizing and the transformation of organizational career systems; M G Evans, H P Gunz and R M Jalland; M@n@gement (Special Issue: Organizational Downsizing); Issue: Vol. 2 No. 3; 1999; Pages: 127-148
  • New Strategy, Wrong Managers? What you need to know about career streams; H P Gunz, M G Evans and R M Jalland; Academy of Management Executive; Issue: Vol. 12 No. 2 May; 1998; Pages: 21-37
  • Implications of downsizing for managerial careers; M G Evans, H P Gunz and R M Jalland; Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences; Issue: Vol. 14 No. 4 (December); 1997; Pages: 359-371
  • The Aftermath of Downsizing: a cautionary tale about restructuring and careers; M G Evans, H P Gunz and R M Jalland; Business Horizons; Issue: Vol.39, No.3 (May/June); 1996; Pages: 62-66
  • Managerial careers and business strategies; H P Gunz and R.M. Jalland; Academy of Management Review; Issue: Vol. 21 No. 3; 1996; Pages: 62-66
  • Realism and learning in management simulations; H P Gunz; Journal of Management Education; Issue: Vol. 19 No. 1, (February); 1995; Pages: 54-74
  • Professional/organizational commitment and job satisfaction for employed lawyers; H P Gunz and S.P. Gunz; Human Relations; Issue: Vol. 47, No 7 July; 1994; Pages: 801-828
  • Ethical implications of the employment relationship for professional lawyers; H P Gunz and S.P. Gunz; University of British Columbia Law Review; Issue: Vol 28 No. 1; 1994; Pages: 123-139
Handbook of Career Studies; H P Gunz and M A Peiperl; SAGE; 2007
Managing complexity in organizations; M R Lissack and H P Gunz; Quorum Books; 1999
Careers and Corporate Cultures; H P Gunz; Blackwell; 1989


Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management