Raymond B. Chiu

Human Resources and Management
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB A210

Raymond joined the PhD program at DeGroote in September 2011. His dissertation research program focuses on fundamental religious and spiritual beliefs that are evident in workplaces. The aim of the research is to understand the nature, role, and importance of beliefs in everyday work situations. Other active streams of research include incorporating ethics into human resource assessment theory and practice; investigating how executive leaders achieve ethical objectives when they select employees; discovering the effects of moral foundations and threat sensitivity on implicit leadership preferences; and finding the linkages between customer incivility and various aspects of a service encounter.

Curriculum Vitae

Supervisor: Rick Hackett


  • M.T.S., Tyndale University College & Seminary (in progress)
  • M.B.A., Schulich School of Business, York University
  • B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, Civil Engineering

Research and Study Interests

  • Cross-cultural religious and spiritual beliefs in organizations
  • Nonprofit management and faith-based organizations
  • Faith-work integration, workplace diversity, and religious accommodation
  • Implicit leadership and the role of moral foundations and threat sensitivity
  • Ethical objectives and subjective bias in HR assessment and selection
  • Character virtues, cultural values, and ethical leadership
  • Philosophical perspectives on embodiment and ethics
  • Metaethical, perceptual, and theological perspectives on morality
  • Workplace incivility in customer service encounters
  • Social entrepreneurship and organizational change
  • Qualitative research methods

Professional Activities

After starting his career as a professional environmental engineer, Raymond spent over a decade in research, marketing and leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. His experience includes the creation of several city-wide social enterprises in Toronto, the executive directorship of a downtown community development organization, direct marketing for a university foundation, and a senior research role in the country’s largest charity, World Vision Canada.

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