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Professor Giles Hirst

Research School of Management

Position: Chair of Leadership
Phone: +61 2 612 57406
Office: Room 1050, PAP Moran Bld (26B)

Professor Giles Hirst


ARC Discovery. Understanding the factors which underlie successful refugee integration in the Australian workplace. 2014-2015. Newman, Nielsen, Smyth & Hirst. $200,000
Employment is the key to successful refugee integration, yet we know little about refugees’ workplace experiences. This program will generate greater understanding of how to foster refugee workplace integration, as well as job performance and retention.

ARC Linkage. Department of Transport. Serving the greater good: using Servant Leadership to build ethical and engaging work practices.  2011-2013 Hartel, Sendjaya, Pekerti,  Hirst & Clark  $248,000
The project applies a servant leadership framework to develop the leadership capabilities required to create ethical, positive, and sustainable work environments.

ARC Discovery. CEO Pay 2010-2012 Hirst & van Knippenberg, $119,629
CEO pay is a topical issue. This research examines why CEO pay displays little relation to share price & company performance?

ARC Linkage. SES Palladium 2010-2012 Hartel, Sarros, Hirst, Pirola-Merlo & Moss, $240,000
This project has examined how leaders in emergency service organisations can develop empowering behaviours required to execute strategic and tactical priorities in emergency situations.  

Taiwan National Science and Technology Foundation $3,500
Funding to cover presentations as a key note speaker at selected collaborating Universities as well as data collection support.

Other grants: Faculty Research Support Grant for New Academic Staff ($10,000) & Special Initiative Grant ($8,000). Monash publishing award ($3,300), Monash research excellence award ($5,000). Developing & enhancing communication, Moyne Health Services $4,000.


Journal articles

Dietz, B, van Knippenberg, D., HirstG. & Restubog, S. (in press.). Outperforming Whom? A Multi-Level Study of Performance-Prove Goal Orientation, Performance, and the Moderating Role of Shared Team Identification. Journal of Applied Psychology. [ABDC A* Journal, ISI Ranking 4.827].

Hirst G., van Knippenberg, D., Zhou, J., Quintane, E. & Zhu,C. (in press.). Heard it through the grapevine: Indirect networks and employee creativity. Journal of Applied Psychology. [ABDC A* Journal, ISI Ranking 4.827]

Sendjaya, S., Pekerti, A., Härtel, C, Hirst, G., and Butarbutar, I. (in press). Are authentic leaders always moral? The role of Machiavellianism in the relationship between authentic leadership and morality. Journal of Business Ethics.

Voigt, E & Hirst, G (in press.) High and low performers’ intention to leave: Examining the relationship with motivation and commitment. The International Journal of Human Resource Management.  An A ERA Journal.

Newman, A., Ucbasaran,D., Zhu, F & Hirst, G. (2014) Psychological capital: A review and synthesis. The IRIOP Annual Review Issue of Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 120–138.A* journal according to both the ERA and ABDC.

Yoshida, D, Sendjaya, S. Hirst, G. & Cooper, B. (2014). Does servant leadership foster creativity and innovation? A multi-level mediation study of identification and prototypicality. Journal of Business Research, 67, 1395-1404. An A ERA Journal.

Gumusluoglu, L., Karakitapoğlu-Aygün, Z. & Hirst, G. (2013). Multiple Commitments: Do Justice and Span of Control Matter? Journal of Business Research, 66, 2269-2278.An A ERA Journal.

Richter, A. Hirst, G., van Knippenberg, D. & Baier, B. (2012). Creative Self-Efficacy and Individual Creativity in Team Contexts: Cross-Level Interactions with Team Informational Resources. The Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 1282–1290. A* journal according to both the ERA and ABDC and top journal in the field of applied psychology.

Zhou, Q., Hirst, G., & Shipton, H. (2012.). Context matters: The combined influence of participation and intellectual stimulation on the promotion-focus/employee creativity relationship. The Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 894-1802. A journal* according to both the ERA and ABDC.  

Zhou, Q., Hirst, G., & Shipton, H. (2012). Promoting creativity at work: The role of problem-solving demand.  Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60, 3, 58-80. 

Hirst, G., van Knippenberg, D. & Hui-Chen, C & Sacramento, C. (2011). How Does Bureaucracy Impact on Individual Creativity? A Cross-Level Investigation of Team Contextual Influences on Goal Orientation-Creativity Relationships. The Academy of Management Journal, 54, 3, 621-641. The Academy of Management Journal is recognized as the top-ranked empirical management journal across disciplines being an ABDC and ERA A* journal. 

Keong, Y.O. & Hirst, G. (2010).  An empirical integration of goal orientation and the theory of planned behavior: Predicting innovation adoption behavior. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 11,1,5-18.

Hirst, G. ,Van Dick, R., & van Knippenberg, D.  (2009). A social identity perspective on leadership and employee creativity.  The Journal of Organizational Behavior. 30, 963-982. A journal* according to both the ERA and ABDC

Hirst,G. (2009).  Let’s stick together: Understanding when and how membership change impacts on R&D team performance.  European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 18, 231-246.

 Hirst, G., van Knippenberg, D. & Zhou, J. (2009). A Multi-Level Perspective on Employee Creativity: Goal Orientation, Team Learning Behavior, and Individual Creativity. The Academy of Management Journal, 52, 2, 280-293. The Academy of Management Journal is recognized as the top-ranked empirical management journal across disciplines being an ABDC and ERA A* journal.

Hirst, G., Budwar, P., Cooper, B., West, M.A., Long, C., Xu, C. &  Shipton, H., (2008). Cultural and Contextual Variations in Autonomous Climate, Stress and Organizational Productivity Relationships.  The Journal of International Business Studies, 39, 1343-1358. Recognized as the top-ranked international business journal across disciplines being an ABDC and ERA A* journal.

Van Dick, R., Hirst, G. Grojean, M. & Wieseke, J. (2007).  A view from the top: Head-teachers’ identification and its relationship with school teachers’ identification, attitudes, and behaviour. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80, 133–150.

Hirst, G., & Mann,L. (2004). A model of R&D leadership and team communication: The relationship with project performance.  R&D Management, 34, 147-160.

Hirst, G., Mann,L., Bain, P., Pirola-Merlo, A. &  Richter, A. (2004).  Learning to lead: The development and testing of a model of leadership learning. The Leadership Quarterly, 15, 311-327.

West, M.A., Hirst, G., Richter, A., & Shipton, H. (2004). Twelve steps to heaven: Successfully managing change through team innovation.  European Journal of Work Psychology, 13, 269-299.

Pirola-Merlo, A., Hartel, C., Mann, L., & Hirst, G. (2002). How leaders influence the impact of affective events on team climate and performance in R&D teams. The Leadership Quarterly, 13, 561-581.

Colrain,I. Webster,K. & Hirst, G. (1999).  The roles of vertex sharp waves and K-complexes in the generation of N300 in auditory and respiratory-related evoked potentials during non REM sleep.  Sleep, 3, 123-140.

Colrain,I. Webster,K. & Hirst, G.(1999).  The effect of stimulus modality on the scalp topography of the evoked K-complex. Journal of Sleep Research, 8, 273-280.


Book Chapters

van Knippenberg,D., & Hirst, G. (in press). A Cross-Level Perspective on Creativity at Work: Person-in-Situation Interactions. In  C. E. Shalley, M. A. Hitt, & J. Zhou (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. New York: Oxford University Press (UK, USA) 

Härtel, C. E. J., Butar Butar, I., Sendjaya, S., Pekerti, A., Hirst, G., & Ashkanasy, N. M. (2013). Developing ethical leaders: A servant leadership approach. In L. Sekerka (ed.), Ethical training in action (IAP Ethics in practice series). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 

Hirst, G., Mann, L., Bain, P.G. & Padula, M. (2005) Leaders Who Learn. in L.Mann (Ed.) Leadership, Management, and Innovation in R& D Project Teams.  Greenwood Publishing Group.

Hirst, G. & Mann, L. (2005) Communicating Effectively: Five Factors That Promote Project Team Performance.  in L.Mann (Ed.) Leadership, Management, and Innovation in R& D Project Teams.  Greenwood Publishing Group.

Hirst, G., Mann, L., & Padula, M. (2005). The Effects of Team Size, Tenure and Turnover On Communication Safety and Team Performance. in L.Mann (Ed.) Leadership, Management, and Innovation in R& D Project Teams.  Greenwood Publishing Group.

Mann, L., Bain, P. G. Pirola-Merlo, A. &  Hirst, G. (2005)  The ARC Study: Design and Method for Studying R&D Teams and Their Leaders. in L.Mann (Ed.) Leadership, Management, and Innovation in R& D Project Teams.  Greenwood Publishing Group.

Pirola-Merlo, A., Mann, L., Hartel, C. & Hirst, G. (2005). 'Leader as filter: how leaders protect teams from negative organisational climate', in C. Schriesheim & L. Neider (Eds) Research in Management Volume 4, Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT.

West, M. A. and Hirst, G. (2003) Cooperation and Teamwork for Innovation. in West, M. A., Tjosvold, D. and Smith, K. G. (Eds.) International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working. Chichester, John Wiley & Sons.

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