Dr Andrew Dhaenens

Dr Andrew Dhaenens


Ph.D in Management - Mississippi State University

Business School
School of Management and Governance

With a background in human resources, Andrew's primary area of research is workplace relationships with supporting areas of interest in mentoring, family business, and social networks. Across these topics, he is currently working on projects related to organisational change, work arrangements, turnover, and developmental networks.

Alongside Prof Karin Sanders, he leads UNSW Business School's Hybrid Work Leadership (HWL) research lab. HWL is an applied and translational research lab on the topic of hybrid and flexible work arrangements with specific expertise on learning organisations and activities, human resource management, and employee work relationships. Funded by industry and university contributions, our lab generates industry deliverables and promotes research outcomes with an emphasis on creating better organisations via their employee work arrangements.

Andrew's work has been featured across many popular media outlets (print, radio, and television) including Sydney Morning Herald, Sky News, 2GB, Qantas Magazine, Canberra Times, HRM Magazine, 2CC Talking Canberra, Australian Financial Review, and The New Daily. Andrew currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. At UNSW, Andrew remains actively involved across UNSW's suite of HRM degrees. Most recently, Andrew has been leading and coordinating UNSW Online's Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) program which launched in late 2023.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Rogers BL; Vardaman JM; Dhaenens AJ; Berry PM, 2023, 'Getting Better (or Worse) All the Time: Support Trajectories and Employee Turnover', Journal of Organizational Psychology, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.33423/jop.v23i3.6444
    Journal articles | 2023
    Vardaman JM; Maher LP; Sterling CM; Allen DG; Dhaenens AJ, 2023, 'Collective friend group reactions to organizational change: A field theory approach', Journal of Organizational Behavior, 44, pp. 1094 - 1108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.2706
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dhaenens A; Vardaman J, 2020, 'Proximal Benefits of Providing Mentoring Support in Developmental Networks', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020, pp. 18443 - 18443, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2020.18443abstract
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dhaenens AJ; Marler LE; Vardaman JM; Chrisman JJ, 2018, 'Mentoring in family businesses: Toward an understanding of commitment outcomes', Human Resource Management Review, 28, pp. 46 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2017.05.005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Holt D; Markova G; Dhaenens A; Marler L; Heilmann S, 2016, 'Formal or informal mentoring: What drives employees to seek informal mentors?', Journal of Managerial Issues, 28, pp. 67 - 82
  • Conference Presentations | 2023
    Biron M; Raghuram S; Schewe G; Westmattelman D; Breet S; Glaser L; Sanders K; Dhaenens A; Li X; Backmann J; Tian AW; Orlev R; Schlagheck S; Turgeman Lupo K; Tzafrir S; Bar-on Shmilovitch N; Guy E; Berkowitz R; Berkery E; Peretz H; Tiernan S, 2023, 'Relational Aspects of Working from Home: Embracing Opportunities and Navigating Challenges', http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2023.15818symposium
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Dhaenens A; Nguyen P, 2023, 'Turnover in family firms: Kinship ties, emotions, and developmental relationships', presented at Theories of Family Enterprise, Rowan, NJ, United States, 30 March 2023 - 01 April 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Yang H; Sanders K; Dhaenens A; Guest DE; O'Kane PM; Walton SC; Ott DL; Ruwhiu DR; Rodas MRP; Tan Z; Ty AN; Teng-Calleja M; Presbitero A; Li X; Xu X; Shipton H; Miraglia M, 2023, 'Alternative Work Arrangements During COVID-19 and Employee Wellbeing: An HR Process Approach', http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2023.10621symposium
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Sanders K; Dhaenens A, 2022, 'Hybrid Work Arrangements (Caucus)', presented at 2022 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA, United States., 05 August 2022 - 09 August 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Dhaenens A; Hu J; Zhang L; Vardaman J, 2020, 'Proactive personality and emotional intelligence on mentoring behaviors and centrality in developmental networks', presented at Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition Conference, Singapore, 28 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
    Conference Posters | 2018
    McLarty B; Vardaman J; Marler L; Dhaenens A, 2018, 'Profiles of motivation: A typology of non-family employees in family firms', Guadalajara, Mexico, presented at Family Enterprise Research Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, 07 June 2018 - 09 June 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dhaenens A; Vardaman J, 2017, 'The career success of mentors in developmental networks', presented at Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL, United States, 24 October 2017 - 28 October 2017
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Dhaenens A, 2015, 'Careers in family business: Mentoring and organizational commitment', Burlington, Vermont, USA, presented at Family Enterprise Research Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA, 04 June 2015 - 07 June 2015

Health@Business Research Network Seed Grant (Co-Principal Investigator): "Mapping Health Leadership Mentoring Relationships as a Diagnostic Tool to Support Change Management"

Hybrid Work Leadership Research Lab (Co-founder w/ Prof. Karin Sanders)

2021 Values in Action Award (UNSW Business School)

  • Editorial Board Member - Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
  • Industry Consultant
  • Media Contributor

My Research Supervision

I currently supervise three PhD students at various stages in their program.

My Teaching

At UNSW, I regularly teach MGMT2002: Managing Business Communication and MGMT3729: Managing Training & Development. I also developed ZZBU6401: HR Policies & Practices for UNSW Online.

At previous institutions, I have taught a wide variety of courses: Human Resources, Business Communication, Compensation, Principles of Management & Production, Managerial and Behavioral Processes, Organizational Theory, and Family Business/Entrepreneurship.