Danielle van Jaarsveld

Associate Professor
PhD, Cornell University
Sauder School of Business

Danielle van Jaarsveld is an associate professor in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Division of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. She received her AB from Princeton University and a MS and PhD from the School of Industrial Relations, Cornell University. She was a co-recipient of the 2005 LERA Best Dissertation Award, and in 2006, became an Early Career Junior Scholar with the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies. In 2008, she received a Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald Management Reviews along with her co-authors, Daniel Skarlicki and David Walker, for their paper titled "Getting even for customer mistreatment: The role of moral identity in the relationship between customer interpersonal injustice and employee sabotage." In 2010, she was nominated for a John T Dunlop young scholar award from the Labor and Employment Relation Association (LERA), the primary scholarly associaiton for Industrial Relations in North America.

Primary Recipient Awards

Exploratory Workshops, Danielle van Jaarsveld, 2007

Danielle van Jaarsveld

This workshop was held Oct 17-19, 2008.

Global economic competition poses significant challenges for our understanding of the world of work. An exemplar case for examining how global competition is re-organizing work is found in the service sector. The service sector encompasses work that involves the provision of services to customers (e.g. business services, banking, healthcare, tourism). As a consequence of globalization, service work is being outsourced both locally and, in some cases, globally transcending national borders through offshoring arrangements. Despite the pervasiveness of these trends, relatively little is known about whether national institutions (e.g. unions, labour and employment laws) are still meaningful as technology facilitates the seamless transfer of work from one geographic location to another. Beyond institutions, not much is known about how the re-organization of service work is affecting job quality (e.g. wages, job security, and mobility) and labor market outcomes for the service workforce.

In sum, the first goal for this workshop is to develop a deeper understanding of how global competition is re-organizing different types of service work and in turn, the effects on job quality by generating debate across national boundaries, disciplinary lines, and industries within the service sector. Second, we will consider the ability of employment, labour and social policies to regulate service work and shape outcomes for the service workforce. Third, we will evaluate how traditional forms of collective representation (e.g. unions) are responding to globalization.

Early Career Scholars, Danielle van Jaarsveld, 2006

Danielle van Jaarsveld

Co-principal Investigator Awards

International Research Roundtables, Michael Kobor, 2020

Michael Kobor
Danielle van Jaarsveld
The Social Exposome in Child Health and Development: Advancing Research and Partnerships to Reduce Inequalities in Canada

Despite being the 5th most prosperous country in the world, when compared to other developed countries, Canada’s rankings are alarmingly low on key measures of children’s health and safety, as well as child poverty. These conditions have resulted in large and growing inequalities in the development and health of Canadian children. We are proposing to host a roundtable workshop that will bring together researchers, experts in policy, and relevant NGOs and community groups with the goals to: 1) review and synthesize current research on the social determinants of child health and development and current policies and interventions to address them; 2) catalyse research collaborations to facilitate new, interdisciplinary research directions that will advance the field and lead to new funding opportunities, 3) identify interventions and policies that should be the priority for advancement and make concrete next steps towards implementation; 4) with the help of knowledge dissemination experts, outline a plan for knowledge translation aimed at raising awareness and support for policy change.