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Firat Sayin

  • Human Resources and Management
  • PhD Program
  • Alumni
  • Tags:
  • phd

Contact Information

Email: sayinfk@mcmaster.ca
Office: DSB A210
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26178

Firat joined the PhD program at the DeGroote School of Business in September 2013 and passed his comprehensive exam with distinction in June 2015. He defended his thesis proposal in January 2016. His main area of interest lies in inequalities in and around organizations. He is also interested in occupational health and safety issues.

Supervisor: Isik U. Zeytinoglu

  • M.B.A., Management and Change, Carleton University
  • B.A., Economics, Bogazici University

Firat completed graduate-level pedagogy courses at Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching at McMaster University and earned Teaching and Learning Foundations Certificate and Teaching and Learning Scholar Certificate. He also has extensive teaching assistantship experience for undergraduate and MBA level courses including Human Resource Management and Occupation Health and Safety.

Prior to starting the program, Firat worked in contact centre, consulting and education industries in Canada and Turkey. He has worked as a teaching assistant since he started the program.

  • Employment inequality and identities
  • Employment experiences of immigrants and people with disabilities
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Research methods
  • Bourdieusian approaches in management research

Academic Service

  • Coordinator, DeGroote School of Business Human Resources Area Brown Bag Seminar Series, Hamilton, ON, 2017
  • Session co-chair, “The organizational level: disability and occupational health and safety management” Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2016
  • Faculty representative, McMaster Graduate Student Association, 2016-2017
  • Member, Accessible Teaching & Learning Advisory Committee at McMaster University, 2016
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, 2016 & 2017
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2015 and 2016
  • President, DeGroote Doctoral Student Association, 2015-2016
  • Social director, DeGroote Doctoral Student Association, 2014-2015

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • Pan-Canadian Health Human Resources Network
  • Canadian Industrial Relations Association
  • European Group for Organizational Studies
  • Ontario Graduate Fellowship (2016-2017)
  • DeGroote School of Business Academic Leadership Award (2016)
  • DeGroote School of Business MOBHR Program Scholarship (2015-2016)
  • Gray/Vinall Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2015-2016)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2015-2016)
  • Student fellowship at the Centre for Research on Work Disability Program (2013 – present)
  • McMaster Graduate Scholarship (2013-2017)

Publications

Zeytinoglu, I., Denton, M., Brookman, C., Davies, S., Sayin, F. K. (2017). “Health and Safety Matters! Survey of Occupational Health and Safety of Personal Support Workers in Ontario, Canada” BMC Health Services Research, 17, 427.

Book Review

Sayin, F. K. (2017). “Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Andrzej Rychard, and Gabriel Motzkin (2015). Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour, Canada: Oxford University Press (OUP), 320 pages. ISBN: 978-0-19-872886-3.” Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations 72, 2.

Presentations

Sayin, F. K., Chowhan J., Zeytinoglu I.U. “Demographic Structure, Intersecting Identities, and Employment Inequalities” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA, August 2017.

Sayin, F. K. “Quantitative methods for intersectionality research” Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Montreal, QC, June 2017.

Sayin, F. K., Denton M., Brookman C., Davies S., Chowhan J., Zeytinoglu I.U. “Personal support workers and health outcomes: is there a healthy immigrant effect?” Annual Conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Toronto, ON, May 2017.

Ornek, M., Sayin, F. K. “Give me your tired, your poor? A historical exploratory study of Canada’s immigration policies and employment outcomes” Annual Conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Toronto, ON, May 2017.

Zeytinoglu, I., Denton, M., Brookman, C., Davies, S., Sayin, F. K. “Associations between organizational practices, work stress and health: Evidence from the survey of Ontario community personal support workers” Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) Conference, Toronto, ON, May 2017.

Zeytinoglu, I., Denton, M., Brookman, C., Davies, S., Sayin, F. K., Vander Bent, S., Boucher, P. “Health and Safety Matters! Survey of Occupational Health and Safety of Personal Support Workers in Ontario, Canada” Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2016.

Sayin, F. K., Chowhan, J., Zeytinoglu, I. “When disability and immigrant status intersect: a quantitative intersectional analysis” Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2016.

Sayin, F. K., Honig, B., Zeytinoglu, I. “Habitus, cultural literacy, and power in an unstructured field: The case of personal support workers in Canada”, European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Naples, Italy, July 2016.

Ornek M., Sayin, F. K. “An Exploratory Study on Canada’s Historical Openness for Low-Skilled Workers, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers”, National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ontario, March 2016.

Zeng, Z., Sayin, F. K., Honig, B. “Institutional distance and immigrant entrepreneurs’ firm founding activities”, Annual Conference of Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Toronto, Ontario, August 2015.

Sayin, F. K. “Multiple identities and workplace socialization: bringing social identity and Bourdieusian approaches together”, European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Athens, Greece, July 2015.

Sayin, F. K., Chowhan, J., Zeytinoglu, I. “Immigrants with Disabilities and Labour Force Status: An Intersectionality Analysis” International Conference on Immigration, Integration and Inclusion, Quebec City, Quebec, June 2015.

Sayin, F. K. “The impact of social capital on the employment outcomes of immigrants with disabilities”, Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, January 2015.

Sayin, F. K. “Determinants of Labour Force Status for Immigrants with Disabilities”, Pathways to Prosperity National Conference, Montreal, Quebec, November 2014.

Sayin, F. K. “Human capital of newcomers: Toward an integrated conceptual framework / Le capital humain des nouveaux arrivants: vers un cadre conceptuel intégré”, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 2014.