Larry Haiven is a professor in the Department of Management, Faculty of Commerce, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and has taught there since 2001. From 1989 he was with the University of Saskatchewan. He holds a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick, England, and a Master of Public Management from the University of Alberta. His teaching, research, publication and advisory specialties are in the area of management-union relations, industrial conflict, public sector collective bargaining (especially health care), the cultural industries and professionalism. He has co-authored (with Judy Haiven) The Right to Strike and the Provision of Emergency Services in Canadian Health Care.
Previous to his academic career, Larry was a union organizer, and then conducted a labour relations consulting practice in Edmonton. He has more than 30 years experience in collective bargaining and collective agreement administration, mainly in the public sector.