Dr Keith Macky

Associate Professor and Programme Leader, Business & Enterprise

Dr Keith Macky role includes academic leadership for the new Graduate Diploma of Business & Enterprise (Creative) offered at the Auckland MAINZ campus, as well as the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (BBE) based at the Greymouth campus and incorporating the online Edinburgh Napier University BA of Business and Enterprise (BABE). Oversight of the Work Based Learning activities, including internships, central to the GDBE. Teaching responsibilities in the areas of Strategy, Research, and Innovation. Member of Research Committee and Chair of the Ethics Committee.

Academic Profile

Dr Macky (AFHRINZ) obtained his PhD in Management from Massey University. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including MBA, at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT)(Associate Professor), Massey University (Senior Lecturer), the University of Auckland (Lecturer). While at AUT he also served as the Associate Dean Undergraduate and Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the School of Business. He has also held positions at KPMG (Senior Consultant), Ernst & Young (PeopleSoft Manager) and has been the proprietor of his consultancy firm. He was made an Associate Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) in 2010 for contributions “to the advancement of knowledge and professional practice in HRM.” He has taught courses in psychology, the sociology of work, human resource management (HRM), organisational behaviour (OB), change management, organisational development (OD), programme evaluation, and qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research.

Professional Outputs / Interests

Specialist consulting areas include organisational behaviour and change, programme evaluation and quantitative research, and people management interventions (including engagement, employee surveys, employee well-being, and high-performance work systems).  Recent assignments include the NZ Defence Force, National University of Samoa, ANZ Bank (NZ Group), and the Australia New Zealand School of Government (NZSOG) China Advanced Leadership Program.

As well as his HRINZ fellowship, he is a Professional Member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), an International Affiliate of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Member of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).

Research Interests

Primary research interests: high-performance work systems, work intensification and employee well-being, employee engagement, HR competencies, and social network analysis.

Secondary research interests: organisational restructuring and downsizing, why employees join unions, and generational differences at work.

Publications (recent) Books

Macky, K. & Wilson, M. (2013). Rewards, Remuneration and Performance: A Strategic Approach.  Sydney: CCH Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 9780864759184

Chapters in Books

Gardner, D. & Macky, K. (2012). Generational differences: Something old, something new. In N.P. Reilly, J. Sirgy & C.A. Gorman (Eds). Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organisations, New York: Springer, pp 417-428.

Peer Reviewed Journals

Lo, K., Macky, K. & Pio, E. (2015). Contextualising the requirements for human resource competencies. International Journal of Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1021827  (print version forthcoming) (A)

Le Fevre, M., Boxall, P., & Macky, K.  (2015). Which workers are more vulnerable to work intensification? An analysis of two national surveys.  International Journal of Manpower (forthcoming) (A)

Boxall, P. & Macky, K. (2014). High-involvement work processes, work intensification and employee well-being. Work, Employment and Society, 28(6), 963-984.

DOI: 10.1177/0950017013512714  (A)

Macky, K. (2013). High performance work systems and the instrumental employee. New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management, 13(1), 16-26. (C)

Peer Reviewed Monographs

Morrison, R. &Macky, K. (2014). Employee Social Liability: More than just low social capital within the workplace. AUT Enterprise and innovation Research Paper Series, Paper 34-2014. ISSN 1176-1997.

Peer Reviewed Conference papers

Macky, K. & Morrison, R. (2015). Distractions, Distrust, Enemies & Selfishness: Social Liabilities at Work. Australian Psychological Society 11th Industrial Organisational Psychology Conference, 2-4 July Melbourne

Hollebeek, L. & Macky, K. (2014). The consumer engagement / service advertising effectiveness interface: a conceptual model. American Marketing Association International Service Research Conference, June 13-15, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Lo, K., Macky, K. & Pio, E. (2014). The Competency Requirements for HR Practitioners in Domestic Firms and Multinational Enterprises. Divisional Paper Session, Academy of Management, August 1-5, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Morrison, R. & Macky, K. (2014). Employee social liability – when workplace relationships aren’t working. Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP) 29th Annual Conference, Honolulu, 15-17 May.

Morrison, R. & Macky, K. (2014). Employee Social Liability – Measuring a new construct. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, July.

Morrison, R. & Macky, K. (2013). Employee social liability. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology 16th Congress, University of Munster, Germany, 22-25 May.

Le Fevre, M. , Macky,K. & Boxall, P. (2013). The intensity of work: are some more vulnerable than others? Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work Conference, Toulouse Business School, September 12-13.

Macky, K. (2012). High-performance work systems and the instrumental employee. Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) Research Forum, The University of Auckland, November 2012, pp 52-64.

Lo, K., Macky, K. & Pio, E. (2012). Contextualising the requirements of human resource competencies. Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) Research Forum, The University of Auckland, November 2012, pp 281-296.

Professional Publications

Macky, K. (2015). HR Technology: Past, present and future. Human Resources, 19(6): 26-27.

Macky, K. (2013). Employee engagement. Human Resources, 18 (2 June/July), p30.