Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour/Industrial Relations
Schulich School of Business York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|1960||BA, University of Manitoba-Psychology and English|
|1962||MA, University of Michigan - Organizational psychology|
|1966||Ph. D, University of Michigan-Organizational psychology|
One of Canada’s most prolific researchers, Professor Burke’s work has focused on the relationship between the work environment and the individual’s overall well being, and over the past forty years he has written articles for numerous academic and professional journals. In addition to his research and teaching activities, Professor Burke was the Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. Burke has served on the editorial board of two dozen journals and has reviewed manuscripts for a dozen more journals. He has served as a member of two grants committees for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as Director of the PhD program in the School of Business at York University, and as Associate Dean Research, with the Schulich School of Business at York University. He has participated in research conferences in North and South America, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Professor Burke previously held the Imperial Life Professorship in Organizational Behavior and was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Management Research and Development, Ivey School of Business Administration, The University of Western Ontario. As holder of this Professorship, he started the Women in Management Research Program at Ivey.
Professor Burke earned a BA from the University of Manitoba and an MA and a PhD, from the University of Michigan. After completing his PhD in 1966 Professor Burke taught for two years at the University of Minnesota, following which he joined the School of Business at York University in Toronto.
He has participated in over 300 management development programs as well as serving as a consultant on organizational effectiveness issues for private and public sector organizations. His views on management have also appeared in various media. An outstanding teacher, Professor Burke has been frequently nominated for MBA teaching awards, ranking first in 2001.
Burke has published over 500 journal articles and book chapters and presented over 500 papers at academic conferences around the world. He has also edited or co-edited41 books to date with McGraw-Hill, Kluwer, Blackwell, Routledge, the American Psychological Association, Sage, Edward Elgar, Cambridge University Press, Emerald, Gower and Elsevier. In addition, he serves as co-editor of the Gower Publishers series on the psychological and behavioral aspects of risk in organizations. Research gate indicted that his work has received over 10,000 citations.
- Work and health
- Gender in organizations
- Corporate reputation
- Occupational health and safety,
- Crime and corruption,
- Human resource management in various sectors (small and medium sized enterprises, nonprofits, public sector)
- The development of healthier workplaces.
- Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.
- Served on the editorial board of two dozen journals and has reviewed manuscripts for a dozen more journals.
- Director of the PhD program in the School of Business at York University, and as Associate Dean Research.
Burke has published over 500 journal articles and book chapters and presented over 500 papers at academic conferences around the world. He has also edited or co-edited 41 books.