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Ignace Ng

Ignace Ng of the Gustavson School of Business


Office: BEC 428 250-721-6073
BA in Commerce & Economics; MA in Labour Economics; PhD in Labour Economics Industrial all from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Area of expertise:
Managing across cultures, networking


Dr. Ignace Ng joined the Gustavson School of Business in 1991 and has been instrumental in the internationalization of the program. He acts as “champion” of the international specialization and currently serves as program director to the Master of Global Business (MGB) program.

Ignace’s research interests include the examination of human resource management practices, training effectiveness and the benefits of networking, particularly in Asian workplaces. His goal is to identify the various channels through which network helps the effectiveness of a manager. His work has been published in numerous industrial relations and human resource journals and recently in the International Journal of Human Resources and International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Journal of Business Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Organizational Studies, Asia Pacific Business Review, the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and the International Human Resources Journal.

Prior to his arrival at UVic, Ignace was an associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan. From 1996 to 1998, he was the director of MBA programs.


Courses taught

  • Special Topics: Business Administration – Strategic Negotiations (MBA)
  • Special Topics: International Business (MBA)
  • Managing People & Organizations: II (MBA)
  • Managing: Global Context (MBA)
  • Global Leadership & Cultural Intelligence (MGB)
  • European Business Context (MGB)
  • Consulting Methods & Practice (MGB)
  • Negotiations, Thai Health Care Executives (Executive Programs)
  • Managerial Activities, ACE Haida Gwai (Executive Programs)
  • Negotiations, TELUS (Executive Programs)

Selected publications

Journal publications

Ng, I., & Chow, I. (2012). Risk-taking and relational perspectives on turnover intentions. International Journal of Human Resources Management, 23(4), 779–792.

Ng, I., & Dastmalchian, A. (2011). Perceived Training Benefits and Training Bundles: A Canadian Study. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(4), 829–842.

Chow I., & Ng, I. (2009). Cross-gender networking in the workplace: Causes and consequences. Gender in Management, 24 (8), 562-576.

Chow, I., & Ng, I. (2007). Does the gender of the manager affects who he/she networks with? Journal of Business research, 23 (4), 49-60.

Ng, I. & Chow, I.H. (2005). Does networking with colleagues matter in enhancing job performance? Asia Pacific Journal Management, 22 (4), 405-421.

Chow, I.H. & Ng, I. (2004). The characteristics of Chinese personalities (Guanxi): Evidence from Hong-Kong. Organizational Studies, 25 (7), 1075-1093.

Lau, C.M., Ng, I., & Nyaw, M.K. (2002). Chinese managerial activities: Culture versus local isomorphism. Asian Pacific Business Review, Spring 1-15.

Dastmalchian, A. & Ng, I. (2001). Effects of ownership and labor unicorns on safeguard and control rules. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 18(1), 17-24.

Awards & grants

Recognition & awards

  • 2013 - Gustavson School of Business Excellence in Service Award

  • 2008 - Gustavson School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award

  • 2007 - Gustavson School of Business Innovation Award