Val Caines

Dr Val Caines

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Valerie Caines has a Doctor of Philosophy (Management/OB) from the Australian National University, Canberra. She joined the University of Adelaide in February 2022. Prior to joining University of Adelaide, she worked at Flinders University (South Australia) and has had a long career in the private sector in senior HR Executive roles and Management Consulting.

She is a Certified Academic with the Australian Human Resources Institute and is devoted to the HR profession and HR practitioner education. More recently her research program has included examining the role and wellbeing of HR practitioners during the pandemic.

Val is passionate about making ageing at work a positive experience for both individuals and organisations. She is affiliated with the Work and Ageing Research Network (WARN) located at the Australian National University. Her program of research focuses on the management and development of older workers, mature entrepreneurship, retirement transitions, and employee development in late career.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Caines, V. D., Crane, M. F., Noone, J., Griffin, B., Datta, S., & Earl, J. K. (2020). Older workers: Past, present and future. Australian Journal of Management, 45(3), 425-448.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4
    2019 Caines, V., Earl, J. K., & Bordia, P. (2019). Corrigendum: Self-employment in later life: How future time perspective and social support influence self-employment interest (Front. Psychol. 10, 448, (2019) 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00448). Frontiers in Psychology, 10(AUG).
    DOI Scopus7
    2019 Caines, V., Caines, V. D., Earl, J. K., & Bordia, P. (2019). Self-employment in later life: How future time perspective and social support influence self-employment interest. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(MAR), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS17 Europe PMC2
    2018 Garcia, P. R. J. M., Bordia, P., Restubog, S. L. D., & Caines, V. (2018). Sleeping with a broken promise: the moderating role of generativity concerns in the relationship between psychological contract breach and insomnia among older workers. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(3), 326-338.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS27
    Melville, A., Caines, V., & Walker, M. (n.d.). The grey zone: the implications of the ageing legal profession in Australia. Legal Ethics, 1-30.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Caines, V., & Treuren, G. (2021). HR Managers as leaders through paradoxical tensions and toxin handlers: A study of two aged-care organisations in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 34th Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Virtual format.
    2021 Caines, V. (2021). Preparing students to work in a pandemic and Industry 4.0: A model for teaching interpersonal skills in undergraduate business degrees. In 34th Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Virtual format.
    2020 Feakes, A., & Caines, V. (2020). Does Context Matter? Factorial and Measurement (Non-) Invariance Of McGee Et Al.’s Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy Scale - In Age and Culturally Diverse Cohorts. In https://acereconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ACERE2020-Program-V6-Post-Conference-WEB.pdf. Adelaide, Australia.
    2019 Melville, A., & Caines, V. (2019). The Grey Zone: The Perspectives of Aging Lawyers Towards Retirement. In Linking generations in global justice. Spain.
    2015 Fordham, K., Fisher, G. B., & Caines, V. (2015). Internal auditor’s commitment issues: the mediating effects of training effectiveness and career growth opportunities. In 29th ANZAM Conference (Managing for Peak Performance). Queenstown, New Zealand.
    2011 Caines, V., & Bordia, P. (2011). Exploring Organisation Image in the Public Sector: Toward an Employee Value Proposition for Engineers and Technical Officers. In 25th Annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
    2010 Caines, V., & Bordia, P. (2010). Recruiting Older Workers: The Implications of Generativity on Organisation Attraction. In 24th Annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Adelaide.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2021 Treuren, G., & Caines, V. (2021). External social support, work-life conflict and stress. Poster session presented at the meeting of 34th Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Virtual Format.
    2017 Caines, V., & Bordia, P. (2017). Too old to be enterprising? The role of social support and age norms in developing an interest in self-employment in later-life.. Poster session presented at the meeting of APS 12th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia.
    2016 Balan, P., Lindsay, N., Lindsay, W., Price, B., & Caines, V. (2016). SeniorPreneurs: Building a network for older entrepreneurs in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2016 ACERE Conference. Gold Coast, Australia.
    2016 Caines, V., & Bordia, P. (2016). Older entrepreneurs: The Role of Support in developing Self-employment Interest and Goals. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2016 ACERE Conference.
    2016 Caines, V., & Manoharan, A. (2016). Cultural determinants of the retirement intentions of Indian and Chinese immigrants in Australia: A conceptual model. Poster session presented at the meeting of Under New Management Innovating for sustainable and just futures 30th ANZAM Conference.
    2015 Garcia, P., Bordia, P., Restubog, S. S., & Caines, V. (2015). Sleeping with a broken promise: Linking contract breach with insomnia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference.
    2015 Caines, V., & Bordia, P. (2015). Future time perspective and interest in self-employment for older workers: The mediating role of self-efficacy. Poster session presented at the meeting of 29th ANZAM Conference (Managing for Peak Performance).
    2014 Garcia, P., Bordia, P., Restubog, S. S., & Caines, V. (2014). Does psychological contract breach hurt older workers’ well-being? The role of generativity.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 74th Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on the Leadership Style of Young Managers in the Fast-Food Sector Flinders University Bachelor of Management Honours Honours Part Time Jessica Zadow
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor An Examination of the Factors Influencing Successful Working From Home during COVID-19 among ICT Professionals Flinders University Bachelor of Management Honours Honours Part Time Ryan Henderson
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83136990
  • Email: val.caines@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10
  • Org Unit: Management

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