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Prof Stephen Teo

Head of Department

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Stephen Teo is a Professor of International HRM in Newcastle Business School. Prior to joining NBS, he was a professor of work and performance and Vice Chancellor's professorial research fellow in the School of Business and Law, at Edith Cowan University, Australia. Professor Teo has worked in Australia and New Zealand and has held various Faculty-based academic leadership roles. He has also lectured in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia and Thailand. While employed at the Auckland University of Technology Business School, Professor Teo was recognised under the New Zealand Governments Research Performance ranking (2012 PBRF scheme) as one of the leading scholars in New Zealand, as shown by the outcome of the 2012 New Zealand Performance-based Research Funding evaluation (ranked in the top 6% of New Zealand business researchers (Ranked A – world class).
Professor Teo has published in top tier journals such as Human Resource Management (USA), Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Public Management Review, Work & Stress, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, and Tourism Management. He has also published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, and Journal of Clinical Nursing. His most recent projects examined the impact of organisational change on the well-being and performance of public sector employees in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the USA and Vietnam. In particular, Professor Teo is interested in understanding the what and how the prevalence of workplace mistreatments (such as bullying, incivility, and social undermining) and how they impact on the work, wellbeing and happiness of employees.


Stephen Teo

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  • Activating collective agency in disrupted contexts: The social-cognitive context of ad hoc organising in a small and medium-sized enterprise, Ho, M., Teo, S. 1 Mar 2022, In: International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship
  • Does seeing deviant other-tourist behavior matter? The moderating role of travel companions, Su, L., Cheng, J., Wen, J., Kozak, M., Teo, S. 1 Feb 2022, In: Tourism Management
  • Emergency service workers: The role of policy and management in (re)shaping wellbeing for emergency service workers, Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y., Hernandez-Grande, A., Brown, K., Teo, S. 28 Oct 2022, In: Review of Public Personnel Administration
  • Historical and social aspirations: influence of SME key decision makers’ resilience, social skills and stress on attaining firm performance goals, Gibb, J., Scott, J., Teo, S., Thien, G., Singh, S., Ho, M. 22 Apr 2022, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research
  • Job satisfaction and public service motivation in Australian nurses: the effects of abusive supervision and workplace bullying, Ng, K., Franken, E., Nguyen, D., Teo, S. 3 May 2022, In: The International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Mindfulness older workers and relational leadership, Roche, M., Shang, S., Bentley, T., Catley, B., Blackwood, K., Teo, S., Sutton, A. 23 Mar 2022, In: Journal of Management and Organization
  • A quest for quality care: Exploration of a model of leadership relationships, work engagement, and patient outcomes, Parr, J., Teo, S., Koziol-McLain, J. 1 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Development and Validation of the Holistic Cognition Scale, Lux, A., Grover, S., Teo, S. 30 Sep 2021, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • High commitment HRM and burnout of frontline food service employees: a moderated mediation model, Teo, S., Nguyen, D., Shafaei, A., Bentley, T. 1 Oct 2021, In: Employee Relations
  • Inclusive leadership, matured age HRM practices and older worker wellbeing, Teo, S., Bentley, T., Nguyen, D., Blackwood, K., Catley, B. 17 Aug 2021, In: Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

  • Human Resource Management PhD February 02 2001
  • Human Resource Management MBA
  • Accountancy BA
  • Accountancy PGDip
  • Language Studies (other/general) PGDip
  • Associate Member, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Chartered Fellow, CIPD FCIPD
  • Fellow Certified Practitioner, Australian Human Resources Institute FCPAHRI
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing FRSA

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