Emerging Issues in Person-Environment Fit and Human Resource Management in the Tourism Sector

Prof. Yanjun Guan
Nottingham University Business School China, Ningbo

Date: 03 November 2023 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Venue: E22-G015
Host: Prof. Yuansi HOU, Associate Professor in International Integrated Resort Management
Online registration: https://umac.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ZmFlW67G7ikDS6


Person-environment (P-E) fit has long been a focal point in career management and human resource management research. Despite a plethora of empirical studies, P-E fit research has drawn criticism for: (1) its vague conceptualization and operationalization, potentially muddling the meaning of P–E fit and its interplay with other constructs; (2) neglecting emerging P-E fit issues in the rapidly evolving career landscape; and (3) a dearth of interdisciplinary integration of research findings and theoretical perspectives. The presenter will share collaborative projects that seek to address these pressing concerns and propose an agenda for future exploration. Leveraging an interdisciplinary approach, the presenter will: (1) share co-authored papers highlighting the multifaceted effects of P-E misfit on employee performance; (2) assess the potential of the Identity-Capability-Reward (ICR) and cybernetic development models to reconceptualize P-E fit in the context of a boundaryless career; and (3) discuss the repercussions of career management research for human resource management and pertinent fields.


Dr. Yanjun Guan is a Professor of Management at Ningbo Nottingham University Business School, China. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from Peking University and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests encompass career management, organizational behavior, and cross-cultural psychology. Dr. Guan boasts over 70 publications in esteemed psychology and management journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, American Psychologist, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and so on. From 2018 to 2023, Yanjun served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Vocational Behavior (ABS 4) and has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology since 2023.

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