Andrea Soberg, MIRHR, CPHR

Professor of Business; Director, Centre for Global Entrepreneurship; Sabbatical Fall 2023

Andrea Soberg has worked for TWU since 1999 and was Dean of the School of Business from 2008-2014. She holds a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources (MIRHR) degree from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University, and has the Canadian professional certification for human resource management, Chartered Professional in HR (CPHR).

Andrea is a Professor, leading the HR Management specialization in the BBA program, and teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs. She is also the Director of the Centre for Global Entrepreneurship, where she contributes to the research on HRM in indigenous Chinese firms.

In addition to her work at TWU, she continues to run People First Consulting where she works with organizations, in both the private and public sector, assisting them in becoming more productive and profitable through effective planning and use of their people. She has published many articles on different aspects of human resource management, been a presenter at national conferences, and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the business schools at the University of Victoria and Camosun College, Victoria. She was also a lead participant in the development of a corporate business program at a large organization in Chengdu, China.

Andrea is on Sabbatical for the Fall 2023 Semester.

  • CPHR


Human Resource Management, Organization Development

Chinese Human Resource Management. Workforce Planning

Recent Publications

  • Soberg, A. (2015) The Challenges of Doing Research in China. Review of Business Research, 15.
  • Soberg, A. (2015) Why Study HRM. In M. Higgs, N. Escriba, V. Badigannavar, K. Vaidya, and C. Maertz, (Eds.), Human Resource Management for the Curious, (pp. 1226-1302). Curious Academic Publishing.
  • Soberg, A. (2011) Understanding the real imbalance when conducting human resource planning. European Journal of Management, 11.
  • Soberg, A. (2011) Planning for Managed Success: The HR Factor. PeopleTalk, 16:1, 26-27.
  • Soberg, A. and A. Bennington.  (2009). Workforce Planning: Implications for Healthcare in Canada. People & Strategy 32 (3).

Conference Presentations:

  • October 2015: Presenter at International Association of Business and Economics, session title The Challenges of Doing Research in China, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • June 2011: Presenter at International Association of Business and Economics, session title Understanding the Imbalance When Conducting Human Resource Planning, Barcelona, Spain.
  • October 2010: Panel participant at Christian Business Faculty Association, session title Building a Network to Enhance Student Learning, Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, USA.
  • October 2005: Presenter at Alumni Showcase, session title Talent Management, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • May 2004: Presented preliminary research results on The Change in Negotiation Styles when Using an Electronic Negotiation System, CORS/INFORS Conference, Banff, AB, Canada.
  • March 2003: Co-Presenter at HRMA Innovation Series, session title Electronic Negotiations Systems in Labour Management Negotiations, HRMA, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • September 2002: Presenter at Innovative Responses to the Emerging Issues in HR and IR, session title Negotiating the Balanced Scorecard at BC Gas, Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto, ON, Canada.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Chartered Professional in HR, BC Chapter (CPHRBC)
  • Institute of Human Resource Management,  Hong Kong (HKIHRM)
  • Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA)
  • Canadian Christian Business Federation (CCBF)

  • BUSI 280 Organizational Behaviour
  • BUSI/ECON 311 Global Issues in Business
  • BUSI 351 Industrial Relations
  • BUSI 352 Managing the Human Resource
  • BUSI 353 Human Resources Management II
  • BUSI 363 Organization Design and Development
  • BUSI/ECON 411 Business in the Global Market
  • BUSI 430 Marketing Research
  • BUSI 459 Professional Practice in HR
  • BUSI 490/493 Projects in HRM
  • IDIS 410 Influencing the Changing Workplace
  • MBA 552I International Human Resource Management
  • MBA 660 Business Internship