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James Chowhan

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School of Human Resource Management

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson Building, 150 R
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 22818
Email: chowhan@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.jameschowhan.ca


James Chowhan researches and teaches in the areas of strategic human resource management. He holds a PhD in the field of Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, and a Master’s in Economics. Generally, speaking, he is interested in understanding how workplace practices and employment arrangements contribute to employee outcomes both at an individual and organizational level. His research has an over-arching theme focusing on human capital. In particular, his research has focused on human capital broadly as a composition of ideas, information, knowledge, skills, and health, and how investments in human capital (such as education, training, healthcare, migration, and information search) are related to employee outcomes (e.g. employment status, earnings, promotion, and satisfaction). This has resulted in three sub-themes dominating his research projects: (1) Strategic Human Resource Management with a focus on training in the context of technology and innovation, (2) immigrant status and employee outcomes, and (3) workers’ health outcomes.

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Degrees

PhD, Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
MA, Economics, McMaster University
BA, Economics, University of Guelph

Research Interests

, Strategic Human Resources Management, Research and Quantitative Methods
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Cooke, G. B., Sayin, F.K., Chowhan, J., Mann, S.L., and Zeytinoglu, I.U. (2019). Zero-hours and near zero-hours work in Canada. In book edited by Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan, Prof. Thomas Turner, Prof. Patrick Gunnigle, Dr. Juliet McMahon, Dr. Jonathan Lavelle, Dr. Caroline Murphy, Dr. Lorraine Ryan, entitled 'Zero Hours and On-Call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries'. Springer Nature Singapore Pte. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6613-0_7

2019

Solymossy, E., Chowhan, J., and Gross, A. (2013). Taking the Engineering Path to Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success in Canada and USA. In Eggers, F. and Hills, G.E. (Eds), Research at the Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface (pp. 28-37). Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

2013

Denton, M., Plenderleith, J. M. and Chowhan, J. (2010). The Effect of Age and Age of Onset on Involuntary Retirement for People with Disabilities in Canada. In Mayer, Mary J. and Florence L. Denmark (Eds.), Issues of Ageing and Disability: International Perspectives (pp. 38-45). NGO Committee on Ageing/NY, United Nations.

2010

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Sayin, F.K., Denton, M., Brookman, C., Davies, S., Chowhan, J., and Zeytinoglu, I.U. (2019). The role of work intensification in intention to stay: a study of personal support workers in home and community care in Ontario, Canada. Economic and Industrial Democracy, (online).

2019

Chowhan, J., Denton, M., Brookman, C., Davies, S., Sayin, F.K., and Zeytinoglu, I.U. (2019). Work intensification and health outcomes of health sector workers. Personnel Review, 48(2), 342-359.

2019

Zeytinoglu, I.U., Chowhan, J., Cooke, G.B., and Mann, S. (2017). An ill-informed choice: Empirical evidence of the link between employers’ part-time or temporary employment strategies and workplace performance in Canada. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(19),2713-2737.

2017

Chowhan, J., Pries, F., and Mann, S. (2017). Persistent innovation and the role of human resource management practices, work organization, and strategy. Journal of Management & Organization, 23(3), 456-471. doi:10.1017/jmo.2016.8.

2017

Kitchen, P., and Chowhan, J. (2016). Forecheck, Backcheck, Health Check: The Benefits of Playing Recreational Ice Hockey for Adults in Canada. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(21), 2121-2129.

2016

Chowhan, J., Zeytinoglu, I. U., and Cooke, G. B. (2016). Immigrants and job satisfaction: Do high performance work systems play a role? Economic and Industrial Democracy, 37(4) 690–715.

2016

Wojkowski, S., Richardson, J., Chowhan, J., Boyle, M., and Birch, S. (2016). Unmet Needs Reported by Adults with Chronic Conditions: An Analysis of Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey. International Journal of Physiotherapy, 3(6), 613-623. dx.doi.org/10.15621/ijphy/2014/v1i3/53469

2016

Chowhan, J. (2016). Unpacking the Black Box: Understanding the relationship between Strategy, Human Resources Management Practices, Innovation and Organizational Performance. Human Resource Management Journal, 26(2), 112-133.

2016

Zeytinoglu, I.U., Denton, M., Plenderleith, J.M. and Chowhan, J. (2015). Associations between workers’ health, and non-standard hours and insecurity: The case of home care workers in Ontario, Canada. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, (forthcoming).

2015

Cooke, G. B., Chowhan, J., and Cooper, T. (2014). Dialing it in: A Missed Opportunity Regarding the Strategic Use of Telework? Relations Industrielles-Industrial Relations, 69(3), 550-574.

2014

Chowhan, J. and Stewart, J. M. (2014). While Mothers Work do Children Shirk? Television Viewing and Other Determinants of Youth Obesity. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. 36(2).

2014

Denton, M., Plenderleith, J. M. and Chowhan, J. (2013). Health and Disability as Determinants for Involuntary Retirement of People with Disabilities. Canadian Journal on Aging/Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 32(2), 159-172.

2013

Denton, M., Plenderleith, J. M. and Chowhan, J. (2013). Impact of Type of Retirement on Income for People with Disabilities. Disability & Society, 28(3), 338-352.

2013

Chowhan, J., Zeytinoglu, I. U., and Cooke, G. B. (2012). Are Immigrants' Pay and Benefit Satisfaction Different than Canadian-born? Relations Industrielles-Industrial Relations, 67(1), 3-24.

2012

Kitchen, P., Williams, A., and Chowhan, J. (2012). Sense of Belonging and Mental Health in Hamilton, Ontario: An Intra-Urban Analysis. Social Indicators Research, 108(2), 277-297.

2012

Cooke, G. B., Chowhan, J., and Brown, T. (2011). Declining versus Participating in Employer-supported Training in Canada. International Journal of Training and Development, 15(4), 271-289.

2011

Mann, S. L. and Chowhan, J. (2011). Selection Practices in Canadian Firms: An Empirical Investigation. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19(4), 435-437.

2011

Kitchen, P., Williams, A., and Chowhan, J. (2011). Sense of Community Belonging and Health in Canada: A Regional Analysis. Social Indicators Research, 107(1), 103-126.

2011

Kitchen, P., Williams, A., and Chowhan, J. (2011). Walking to Work in Canada: Health, Benefits, Socio-Economic Characteristics and Urban-regional Variations. BMC Public Health, 11, 212.

2011

Mann, S. L. and Chowhan, J. (2011). Weighting Large Datasets with Complex Sampling Designs: Choosing the Appropriate Variance Estimation Method. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 10(1), 110-115.

2011

Chowhan, J. and Duncan, L. (2009). Generating and Comparing Aggregate Variables for Use Across Datasets in Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 8(2), 613-625.

2009

Zeytinoglu, I. U., Cooke, G. B., Harry, K., and Chowhan, J. (2008). Low-Paid Workers and On-the-Job Training in Canada. Relations Industrielles-Industrial Relations, 63(1), 5-29.

2008

Chowhan, J., and Stewart, J. M. (2007). Television and the Behaviour of Adolescents: Does Socio-economic Status Moderate the Link? Social Science & Medicine, 65, 1324–1336.

2007

Chowhan, J., and Prud’homme, M. (2005). City Comparisons of Shelter Costs in Canada: A Hedonic Approach. Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 28(3), 417-438.

2005

Buckley, N., Chan, K. S., Chowhan, J., Mestelman, S., and Shehata, M. (2001). Value Orientations, Income and Displacement Effects, and Voluntary Contributions. Experimental Economics, 4: 183-195.

2001

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Chowhan, J., Isik U. Zeytinoglu and Gordon B. Cooke. (2012). Skilled Immigrants & Promotion: Good and Bad News from Canada. Proceedings of the 16th ILERA World Congress, Philadelphia, USA, July 2-5, 2012.

2012

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Cooke, G. B., Zeytinoglu, I. U., and Chowhan, J. (2009). Barriers to Training Access. Perspectives on Labour and Income, 10(7), 14-25 (July). Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 75-001-XIE.

2009

Chowhan, J., and Buckley, N. (2005). Using Mean Bootstrap Weights in Stata: A BSWREG Revision. The Research Data Centres Information and Technical Bulletin, (Spring) 2(1), 23-37. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 12-002-XIE.

2005

Chowhan, J. (2005). Who Trains? High-tech Industries or High-tech Workplaces? The Canadian Economy in Transition Research Paper Series, Catalogue no.11-622-MIE no. 006. Analytical Studies Branch. Ottawa: Statistics Canada.

2005

Piérard, E., Buckley, N., and Chowhan, J. (2004). Bootstrapping Made Easy: A Stata ADO File. The Research Data Centres Information and Technical Bulletin, (Spring) 1(1), 23-40. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 12-002-XIE.

2004

Chowhan, J., and Prud’homme, M. (2004). City Comparisons of Shelter Costs in Canada: A Hedonic Approach. Analytical Series-Prices Division, Statistics Canada. Catalogue No. 62F0014MIE—No.17.

2004

Chowhan, J. (2004). Stat/Transfer’s Command Files and the Efficient Transfer of Data Files. The Research Data Centres Information and Technical Bulletin, (Fall) 1(2), 16-21. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 12-002-XIE.

2004

Baldwin, J. R. and Chowhan, J. (2003). The Impact of Self-employment on Labour-Productivity Growth: A Canada and United States Comparison. Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series, Catalogue no. 11F0027MIE - No. 016. Statistics Canada, Ottawa.

2003

Baldwin, J. R. and Chowhan, J. (2003). The Impact of Self-employment on Productivity Growth in Canada and the US. Canadian Economic Observer, August, Catalogue no. 11-010-XIB. Statistics Canada, Ottawa.

2003


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/HRM4420 3.0 A Human Resources Research Methods LECT
Fall 2020 AP/HRM3430 3.0 A Human Resources Planning LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/HRM4420 3.0 M Human Resources Research Methods LECT
Winter 2021 AP/HRM3430 3.0 N Human Resources Planning LECT


James Chowhan researches and teaches in the areas of strategic human resource management. He holds a PhD in the field of Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, and a Master’s in Economics. Generally, speaking, he is interested in understanding how workplace practices and employment arrangements contribute to employee outcomes both at an individual and organizational level. His research has an over-arching theme focusing on human capital. In particular, his research has focused on human capital broadly as a composition of ideas, information, knowledge, skills, and health, and how investments in human capital (such as education, training, healthcare, migration, and information search) are related to employee outcomes (e.g. employment status, earnings, promotion, and satisfaction). This has resulted in three sub-themes dominating his research projects: (1) Strategic Human Resource Management with a focus on training in the context of technology and innovation, (2) immigrant status and employee outcomes, and (3) workers’ health outcomes.

Degrees

PhD, Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
MA, Economics, McMaster University
BA, Economics, University of Guelph

Research Interests

, Strategic Human Resources Management, Research and Quantitative Methods

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Cooke, G. B., Sayin, F.K., Chowhan, J., Mann, S.L., and Zeytinoglu, I.U. (2019). Zero-hours and near zero-hours work in Canada. In book edited by Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan, Prof. Thomas Turner, Prof. Patrick Gunnigle, Dr. Juliet McMahon, Dr. Jonathan Lavelle, Dr. Caroline Murphy, Dr. Lorraine Ryan, entitled 'Zero Hours and On-Call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries'. Springer Nature Singapore Pte. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6613-0_7

2019

Solymossy, E., Chowhan, J., and Gross, A. (2013). Taking the Engineering Path to Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success in Canada and USA. In Eggers, F. and Hills, G.E. (Eds), Research at the Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface (pp. 28-37). Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

2013

Denton, M., Plenderleith, J. M. and Chowhan, J. (2010). The Effect of Age and Age of Onset on Involuntary Retirement for People with Disabilities in Canada. In Mayer, Mary J. and Florence L. Denmark (Eds.), Issues of Ageing and Disability: International Perspectives (pp. 38-45). NGO Committee on Ageing/NY, United Nations.

2010

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Sayin, F.K., Denton, M., Brookman, C., Davies, S., Chowhan, J., and Zeytinoglu, I.U. (2019). The role of work intensification in intention to stay: a study of personal support workers in home and community care in Ontario, Canada. Economic and Industrial Democracy, (online).

2019

Chowhan, J., Denton, M., Brookman, C., Davies, S., Sayin, F.K., and Zeytinoglu, I.U. (2019). Work intensification and health outcomes of health sector workers. Personnel Review, 48(2), 342-359.

2019

Zeytinoglu, I.U., Chowhan, J., Cooke, G.B., and Mann, S. (2017). An ill-informed choice: Empirical evidence of the link between employers’ part-time or temporary employment strategies and workplace performance in Canada. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(19),2713-2737.

2017

Chowhan, J., Pries, F., and Mann, S. (2017). Persistent innovation and the role of human resource management practices, work organization, and strategy. Journal of Management & Organization, 23(3), 456-471. doi:10.1017/jmo.2016.8.

2017

Kitchen, P., and Chowhan, J. (2016). Forecheck, Backcheck, Health Check: The Benefits of Playing Recreational Ice Hockey for Adults in Canada. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(21), 2121-2129.

2016

Chowhan, J., Zeytinoglu, I. U., and Cooke, G. B. (2016). Immigrants and job satisfaction: Do high performance work systems play a role? Economic and Industrial Democracy, 37(4) 690–715.

2016

Wojkowski, S., Richardson, J., Chowhan, J., Boyle, M., and Birch, S. (2016). Unmet Needs Reported by Adults with Chronic Conditions: An Analysis of Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey. International Journal of Physiotherapy, 3(6), 613-623. dx.doi.org/10.15621/ijphy/2014/v1i3/53469

2016

Chowhan, J. (2016). Unpacking the Black Box: Understanding the relationship between Strategy, Human Resources Management Practices, Innovation and Organizational Performance. Human Resource Management Journal, 26(2), 112-133.

2016

Zeytinoglu, I.U., Denton, M., Plenderleith, J.M. and Chowhan, J. (2015). Associations between workers’ health, and non-standard hours and insecurity: The case of home care workers in Ontario, Canada. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, (forthcoming).

2015

Cooke, G. B., Chowhan, J., and Cooper, T. (2014). Dialing it in: A Missed Opportunity Regarding the Strategic Use of Telework? Relations Industrielles-Industrial Relations, 69(3), 550-574.

2014

Chowhan, J. and Stewart, J. M. (2014). While Mothers Work do Children Shirk? Television Viewing and Other Determinants of Youth Obesity. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. 36(2).

2014

Denton, M., Plenderleith, J. M. and Chowhan, J. (2013). Health and Disability as Determinants for Involuntary Retirement of People with Disabilities. Canadian Journal on Aging/Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 32(2), 159-172.

2013

Denton, M., Plenderleith, J. M. and Chowhan, J. (2013). Impact of Type of Retirement on Income for People with Disabilities. Disability & Society, 28(3), 338-352.

2013

Chowhan, J., Zeytinoglu, I. U., and Cooke, G. B. (2012). Are Immigrants' Pay and Benefit Satisfaction Different than Canadian-born? Relations Industrielles-Industrial Relations, 67(1), 3-24.

2012

Kitchen, P., Williams, A., and Chowhan, J. (2012). Sense of Belonging and Mental Health in Hamilton, Ontario: An Intra-Urban Analysis. Social Indicators Research, 108(2), 277-297.

2012

Cooke, G. B., Chowhan, J., and Brown, T. (2011). Declining versus Participating in Employer-supported Training in Canada. International Journal of Training and Development, 15(4), 271-289.

2011

Mann, S. L. and Chowhan, J. (2011). Selection Practices in Canadian Firms: An Empirical Investigation. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19(4), 435-437.

2011

Kitchen, P., Williams, A., and Chowhan, J. (2011). Sense of Community Belonging and Health in Canada: A Regional Analysis. Social Indicators Research, 107(1), 103-126.

2011

Kitchen, P., Williams, A., and Chowhan, J. (2011). Walking to Work in Canada: Health, Benefits, Socio-Economic Characteristics and Urban-regional Variations. BMC Public Health, 11, 212.

2011

Mann, S. L. and Chowhan, J. (2011). Weighting Large Datasets with Complex Sampling Designs: Choosing the Appropriate Variance Estimation Method. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 10(1), 110-115.

2011

Chowhan, J. and Duncan, L. (2009). Generating and Comparing Aggregate Variables for Use Across Datasets in Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 8(2), 613-625.

2009

Zeytinoglu, I. U., Cooke, G. B., Harry, K., and Chowhan, J. (2008). Low-Paid Workers and On-the-Job Training in Canada. Relations Industrielles-Industrial Relations, 63(1), 5-29.

2008

Chowhan, J., and Stewart, J. M. (2007). Television and the Behaviour of Adolescents: Does Socio-economic Status Moderate the Link? Social Science & Medicine, 65, 1324–1336.

2007

Chowhan, J., and Prud’homme, M. (2005). City Comparisons of Shelter Costs in Canada: A Hedonic Approach. Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 28(3), 417-438.

2005

Buckley, N., Chan, K. S., Chowhan, J., Mestelman, S., and Shehata, M. (2001). Value Orientations, Income and Displacement Effects, and Voluntary Contributions. Experimental Economics, 4: 183-195.

2001

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Chowhan, J., Isik U. Zeytinoglu and Gordon B. Cooke. (2012). Skilled Immigrants & Promotion: Good and Bad News from Canada. Proceedings of the 16th ILERA World Congress, Philadelphia, USA, July 2-5, 2012.

2012

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Cooke, G. B., Zeytinoglu, I. U., and Chowhan, J. (2009). Barriers to Training Access. Perspectives on Labour and Income, 10(7), 14-25 (July). Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 75-001-XIE.

2009

Chowhan, J., and Buckley, N. (2005). Using Mean Bootstrap Weights in Stata: A BSWREG Revision. The Research Data Centres Information and Technical Bulletin, (Spring) 2(1), 23-37. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 12-002-XIE.

2005

Chowhan, J. (2005). Who Trains? High-tech Industries or High-tech Workplaces? The Canadian Economy in Transition Research Paper Series, Catalogue no.11-622-MIE no. 006. Analytical Studies Branch. Ottawa: Statistics Canada.

2005

Piérard, E., Buckley, N., and Chowhan, J. (2004). Bootstrapping Made Easy: A Stata ADO File. The Research Data Centres Information and Technical Bulletin, (Spring) 1(1), 23-40. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 12-002-XIE.

2004

Chowhan, J., and Prud’homme, M. (2004). City Comparisons of Shelter Costs in Canada: A Hedonic Approach. Analytical Series-Prices Division, Statistics Canada. Catalogue No. 62F0014MIE—No.17.

2004

Chowhan, J. (2004). Stat/Transfer’s Command Files and the Efficient Transfer of Data Files. The Research Data Centres Information and Technical Bulletin, (Fall) 1(2), 16-21. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 12-002-XIE.

2004

Baldwin, J. R. and Chowhan, J. (2003). The Impact of Self-employment on Labour-Productivity Growth: A Canada and United States Comparison. Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series, Catalogue no. 11F0027MIE - No. 016. Statistics Canada, Ottawa.

2003

Baldwin, J. R. and Chowhan, J. (2003). The Impact of Self-employment on Productivity Growth in Canada and the US. Canadian Economic Observer, August, Catalogue no. 11-010-XIB. Statistics Canada, Ottawa.

2003


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/HRM4420 3.0 A Human Resources Research Methods LECT
Fall 2020 AP/HRM3430 3.0 A Human Resources Planning LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/HRM4420 3.0 M Human Resources Research Methods LECT
Winter 2021 AP/HRM3430 3.0 N Human Resources Planning LECT