Frances Jorgensen



Frances Jorgensen teaches organizational behaviour, human resource management, and change management, teaching primarily in the MBA program. Further, she advises MBA students completing their Organizational Management Projects (OMP) and students in the Doctor of Social Sciences and Doctor of Business Administration programs. Jorgensen’s research interests include workplace incivility, presenteeism, employee attitudes and wellbeing, and the role of HRM in supporting employee outcomes. Her work has been published in top-tier journals including Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management Journal, and International Journal of Human Resource Management. She has also received numerous scholarly awards and grants.


Prior to joining Royal Roads in 2015, Jorgensen was associate professor of strategic human resource management at The School of Business & Social Sciences at Aarhus University, Denmark, where she was also highly engaged as an action researcher and organizational psychologist consulting with organizations in Europe, North America and Australia.


Doctor of Philosophy

Aalborg University, Denmark

Master of Arts

Middle Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology

Louisiana State University


Bish, A. Shipton, H., & Jørgensen, F., (forthcoming, 2021). Employee attributions of Talent Management. In K. Sanders, H. Yang, and C. Patel (Eds.) HR Process Research: Taking stock and exploring new avenues. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, UK.

Sanders, K., Jørgensen, F., Shipton, H., Van Rossenberg, Y., Cunha, R., Li, X., & Dysvik, A. (2018). Performance‐based rewards and innovative behaviors. Human Resource Management, 57 (6), 1455 – 1468.

Jørgensen, F. & Becker. K. (August, 2017). How to build ‘ambidextrous’ teams that innovate for now and for the future, published online in the LSE Business Review.

Jørgensen, F. & Becker, K. (2017). The role of HRM in facilitating team ambidexterity. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(2), 264-280.

Wasti, A. S., Peterson, M., Breitsohl, H., Cohen, A., Jorgensen, F., Rodrigues, A. C., & Xu, X. (2016). Location, location, location: contextualizing workplace commitment. Journal of Organizational Behavior (Sl), 37(4), 613-632.

Strange, M. S. & Jørgensen, F. (2016). Meaning creation and employee engagement in home health caregivers. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 30(1), 57-64.

Becker, K., Jørgensen, F., & Bish, A. (2015). Knowledge identification and acquisition in SMEs: Strategically emergent or just ad hoc? International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), 11(3), 1-16.

Jørgensen, F. & Becker, K. (2015). Balancing organizational and professional commitments in Professional Service Firms: the HR practices that matter, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(1): 23-41. Voted one of 20 most viewed articles in 2015-2016.

Gambi, L.D.N, Boer, H., Gerolamo, M.C., Jørgensen, F., Carinetti, L.C. R. (2015). The relationship between organizational culture and quality techniques, and its impact on operational performance, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 35(10): 460-1484.

Jørgensen, F. (2015). Ensuring engagement and commitment to innovative behaviors in high/growth medium-sized businesses. In H. Shipton, P. Budwar, P. Sparrow, and J. Bimrose (Eds). Human Resource Management, Innovation and Performance: Looking across Levels. Palgrave Publishing: UK. Book Chapter. Over 6000 downloads in 2016.