Sue Bruning's interests span a number of organizational behaviour areas with current research projects ongoing in the areas of health and safety climate, behavioural integrity and organizational change, global staffing strategies, workplace aggression and the development of expatriate effectiveness. The most general categorization of my research interests includes studies on various aspects of work contexts, in particular management processes that are related to healthy organizations with a focus on individual outcomes.   Research design strategies include quasi-experimental designs, mixed methods, qualitative research and longitudinal survey designs.  

Teaching Interests

  • Leadership
  • Research Methods
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Organizational Behaviour
  • International Human Resource Management

Selected Referred Publications and Book Chapters

Trajtman, A., Manickam, K., Macrae, M., Bruning, N.S. & Alfa, M. (2013). Continuing performance feedback and use of the ultraviolet visible market to assess cleaning compliance in the healthcare environment. Journal of Hospital Infection, 84(2), 166-172.

McCaughey, D., DelliFrane, J.L., McGhan, G. and Bruning, N.S.  (2013).  The negative effects of workplace injury and illness on workplace safety climate perceptions and health care worker outcomes.  Safety Science, 51(1), 138-147.

Bruning, N.S., Sonpar, K. and Wang, X.  (2012).  Host country national networks and expatriate effectiveness:  A mixed-methods study. Journal of International Business Studies, 43, 444-450.

Bruning, N. S.,  Bebenroth, R. & Werner, P. (2011).  Valuing Japan based German expatriate and local manager’s functions:  Do subsidiary age and managerial perspectives matter? International Journal of Human Resource Management  , 22(4), 778-806.   

Bruning, N. S. (2011).  Taking stock of the research on evolving relationships between Japanese human resource managementpractices and firm performance. In R. Bebenroth and T.  Kanai (Eds.) Challenges of Human Resource Management in Japan.  Routledge.

McCaughey, D. & Bruning, N.S (2010).  Rationality versus reality:  The challenges of evidence-based decision making for health policy makers. Implementation Science, 5(39), 1-13.

Ingram, S, Bruning, N.S. & Mikawicz, I (2009).  The impact of educational work experiences and gender on career and mentor satisfaction among Canadian engineers.  Journal of Engineering Education, April, 131-144.

Tallman, R.& Bruning, N., (2008).  Relating employees' psychological contracts to their personality. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23(6), 688-712.

Wang, X.& Bruning, N.S.  (2007).  Does HRM make a difference:  A comparison among  public owned, private and foreign-invested enterprises in China.  International Journal of  Human Resource Management. 18(4), 684-701.

Bruning, N. S., McCaughey, D., & Milliken, E.,  (2006).  The “Mosaic” in practice: An examination of multicultural diversity within Canadian universities.  In Vedder, G.  (Ed.) Managing equity and diversity at universities.  Rainer Hampp Verlag:  Munchen und Mering. 

McCaughey, D. and Bruning, N.S. (2005). Enhancing opportunities for expatriate job satisfaction: Human resource strategies for foreign assignment success. Human Resource Planning, 28(4), 21-29.