Brenda Lautsch

Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Research
Associate Professor, Management and Organization Studies
B.Admin. (Regina), M.I.R. (Queen's). Ph.D. (M.I.T.)

Burnaby Room: WMC 5305
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.6620

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Brenda A. Lautsch is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization Studies in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. She received her doctorate in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, and holds a Masters in Industrial Relations from Queen's University. Dr. Lautsch is an accomplished and experienced instructor, among the top ten percent of faculty on the Beedie Teaching Honour Roll.  She teaches and conducts research on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, new work arrangements, work-life balance, qualitative research methods, and the effect of flexible work on work and life outcomes.  Dr. Lautsch's recent book that helps individuals understand how to manage work-life challenges and flexibility is CEO of Me: Creating a Life that Works in the Flexible Job Age (Kossek and Lautsch, 2008 Wharton School Publishing).  Her research has also appeared in leading journals including California Management Review, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations and Industrial and Labour Relations Review.

Specialization and Research Interests

Work and employment relations, non-standard, contingent and flexible work arrangements, work-family relationships, and qualitative research methodology.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Kirsten M. Robertson, David R. Hannah, & Brenda Lautsch

Towards a theory of secrecy climates in organizations


Ellen Ernst Kossek, Rebecca Thompson, & Brenda Lautsch

Balanced workplace flexibility: Avoiding the traps

2015 | California Management Review. 57(4): 5-25

Ellen E. Kossek, & Brenda Lautsch

Work-family boundary management styles in organizations: A cross-level model

2012 | Organizational Psychology Review. 2(2): 152-171

David R. Hannah, & Brenda Lautsch

Counting in qualitative research: Why to conduct it, when to avoid it, and when to closet it

2011 | Journal of Management Inquiry. 20(1): 14-22

Brenda Lautsch, & Ellen E. Kossek

Managing a blended workforce: Telecommuters and non-telecommuters

2011 | Organizational Dynamics. 40(1): 10-17

Brenda Lautsch, Ellen E. Kossek, & Susan C. Eaton

Supervisory approaches and paradoxes in managing telecommuting implementation

2009 | Human Relations. 62(6): 795-827

Brenda Lautsch, & Maureen A. Scully

Restructuring time: Implications of work-hours reductions for the working class

2007 | Human Relations. 60(5): 719-743

The influence of regular work systems on compensation for contingent workers

2003 | Industrial Relations. 42(4): 565-588

G. Preuss, & Brenda Lautsch

The effect of formal versus informal job security on employee involvement programs

2002 | Relations Industrielles. 57(3): 517-541

Uncovering and explaining variance in the features and outcomes of contingent work within firms

2002 | Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 56(1): 23-43

Thomas A. Kochan, Brenda Lautsch, & Corinne Bendersky

An evaluation of the Massachusetts Commission against discrimination alternative dispute resolution program

2000 | Harvard Negotiation Law Review. 5: 233-278

Thomas A. Kochan, Jody H. Gittell, & Brenda Lautsch

Total quality management and HR systems: An international comparison

1995 | International Journal of Human Resource Management. 6(2): 201-222

Ellen E. Kossek, Brenda Lautsch, & Susan C. Eaton

Telecommuting, control and boundary management: Correlates of policy use and practice, job control, and work-family effectiveness

2006 | Journal of Vocational Behavior. 68(1): 347-367

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Ellen E. Kossek, & Brenda Lautsch

CEO of me: Creating a life that works in the flexible job age


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