Dr Eoin Whelan

BBS, MBS, PhD.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Business Info Systems Group
J.E Cairnes School Of Business
& Economics, Room 361
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 4224
E: eoin.whelan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Eoin Whelan is a Lecturer in Business Information Systems at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  He is also a visiting professor at the Institute d’Economie Scientifique et de Gestion (IESEG), France, and a visiting researcher at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.  He received his PhD from NUI Galway in 2010.  His current research interests focus upon understanding how social media technologies influence worker stress, decision making, productivity, creativity, and work-life conflict. His publications have appeared in the 3* journals MIT Sloan Management Review, Information Systems Journal, R&D Management, Journal of Information Technology, and Information & Organization.  His MIT Sloan paper on open innovation networks has recently won the prestigious Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize, awarded to the authors of the most outstanding MIT Sloan article on planned change and organisational development.  The findings of his research have also been featured in mainstream international outlets such as Forbes, Financial Times, Fortune, Reuters, Irish Independent, and the Irish Times.  Eoin also received the NUI Galway President's Early Stage Researcher Award in 2016. Eoin is a Senior Editor of Information & Organization, and Information Technology & People and was also lead editor for two special issues in top basket information systems journals - Journal of the Association of Information Systems (2014, The role of IS in enabling open innovation), and Information Systems Journal (2013, Interpreting digital enabled social networks). Prior to becoming an academic, Eoin held a variety of business analyst positions in Ireland, New Zealand, and the US. 





Research Interests

 How digital technology influences human behaviour in the workplace
The role of information systems in harnessing innovation
Data analytics and decision making


Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
RADBOUD JOINT PhD 04-SEP-17 03-SEP-21
GENERAL RESEARCH ACCOUNT EOIN WHELAN 01-APR-16 31-MAR-26
Investigating the link between Enterprise Social Media, Individual Capabilites and Information Overload 01-NOV-15 01-JUN-17
MILLENIUM FUND EOIN WHELAN 01-DEC-12 01-JAN-16
MF07 - P30 HOW ICT IMPACTS THE TECH GATEKEEPER 01-NOV-07 19-JUN-09

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Dr. Najmul Islam Overload Research on IRC New Horizons projects which examines communication overload in the workplace. Irish Research Council (IRC)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Expanding the horizons of digital social networks: Mixing big trace datasets with qualitative approaches'
Whelan, E,Teigland, R,Vaast, E,Butler, B (2016) 'Expanding the horizons of digital social networks: Mixing big trace datasets with qualitative approaches'. Information and Organization, 26 :1-12 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The perils of democratic decision making'
Aalbers, R; Whelan, E; Parise, S; Vaille, C (2016) 'The perils of democratic decision making'. Ivey Business Journal, Jan/Feb [Details]
(2015) 'How IT and the Rest of the Business Can Innovate Together'
Whelan, E,Anderson, J,van den Hooff, B,Donnellan, B (2015) 'How IT and the Rest of the Business Can Innovate Together'. Communications Of The Association For Information Systems, 36 :261-300 [Details]
(2015) 'Twitter users generate better ideas'
Parise, S., Whelan, E. and Todd, S. (2015) 'Twitter users generate better ideas'. Sloan Management Review, 54 (6):21-5 [Details]
(2014) 'A Systematic Analysis of the Role of IS in Open Innovation'
Whelan, E. Conboy, K., Crowston, K., Morgan L., and Rossi, M. (2014) 'A Systematic Analysis of the Role of IS in Open Innovation'. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 15 [Details]
(2013) 'Digitising the R&D social network; Revisiting the technological gatekeeper'
Eoin Whelan, Willie Golden, Brian Donnellan (2013) 'Digitising the R&D social network; Revisiting the technological gatekeeper'. Information Systems Journal, 23 :197-218 [Details]
(2013) 'Transactive memory systems as a collective filter for mitigating information overload in digitally enabled organizational groups'
Whelan, E,Teigland, R (2013) 'Transactive memory systems as a collective filter for mitigating information overload in digitally enabled organizational groups'. Information and Organization, 23 :177-197 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Interpreting Digital Enabled Social Networks'
Whelan, E., R. Teigland, E. Vaast, and B. Butler (2013) 'Interpreting Digital Enabled Social Networks'. Information Systems Journal, 23 (6):471-474 [Details]
(2013) 'Changing the Introductory IS Course to Improve Future Enrollments: An Irish Perspective'
Whelan, E. and Firth, D. (2013) 'Changing the Introductory IS Course to Improve Future Enrollments: An Irish Perspective'. Journal Of Information Systems Education, 23 (4) [Details]
(2012) 'Service Science: An Actor Network Approach'
Carroll, N., I. Richardson and E. Whelan (2012) 'Service Science: An Actor Network Approach'. International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, 4 (3):50-65 [Details]
(2011) 'It’s who you know not what you know: A social network analysis approach to talent management'
Eoin Whelan (2011) 'It’s who you know not what you know: A social network analysis approach to talent management'. European Journal Of International Management, 5 (5):484-500 [Details]
(2011) 'Creating employee networks that deliver open innovation'
Eoin Whelan, Sal. Parise, Jasper De Valk, Rick20 Aalbers (2011) 'Creating employee networks that deliver open innovation'. Sloan Management Review, Fall (53/1):37-44 [Details]
(2011) 'Integrating talent and knowledge management: Where are the benefits?'
Eoin Whelan, Marian Carcary (2011) 'Integrating talent and knowledge management: Where are the benefits?'. Journal Of Knowledge Management, 15 (4):675-687 [Details]
(2010) 'How Internet technologies impact information flows in R&D'
Whelan, E,Teigland, R,Donnellan, B,Golden, W (2010) 'How Internet technologies impact information flows in R&D'. R & D Management, 40 :400-413 [Details]
(2010) 'Talent management in knowledge intensive settings'
Eoin Whelan, David G. Collings, Brian Donnellan (2010) 'Talent management in knowledge intensive settings'. Journal Of Knowledge Management, 14 (3):486-405 [Details]
(2007) 'Exploring knowledge exchange in electronic networks of practice'
Eoin Whelan (2007) 'Exploring knowledge exchange in electronic networks of practice'. Journal Of Information Technology, 22 :5-13 [Details]
(2002) 'A study of the total life cycle costs of an e-commerce investment'
Whelan, E., McGrath, F. (2002) 'A study of the total life cycle costs of an e-commerce investment'. Evaluation and program planning, 25 (2):191-196 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2011) Knowledge Diffusion in R&D. Examining the Interplay Between Online and Offline Social Networks.
Eoin Whelan (2011) Knowledge Diffusion in R&D. Examining the Interplay Between Online and Offline Social Networks. Germany: Lambert Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Business process management'
Noel Carroll, Eoin Whelan, Ita Richardson (2011) 'Business process management' In: Service Research Challenges and Solutions for Future Internet. Germany: Springer. [Details]
(2009) 'Knowledge diffusion in contemporary R&D groups: Re-examining the role of the technological gatekeeper'
Whelan, Eoin; Donnellan, Brian; Golden Willie (2009) 'Knowledge diffusion in contemporary R&D groups: Re-examining the role of the technological gatekeeper' In: The Annals of Information Systems, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning. USA: Springer. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) America Conference on Information Systems
Whelan, E., Islam, N., Brooks, S. (2017) Cognitive Control and Social Media Overload America Conference on Information Systems [Details]
(2017) eBled 2017
Callinan, C., Scott, M., Whelan, E., and Ojo, A (2017) A Co-Creation Based Model For Engaging Citizen Open Data Use eBled 2017 [Details]
(2015) Academy of Management
Wilheim, M., Aalbers, R. and Whelan, E (2015) The complementing roles of online and offline channels for open innovation Academy of Management [Details]
(2014) Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems
Whelan, E. and Conboy K (2014) Understanding the role of advice networks in software development Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems Tel Aviv, [Details]
(2011) Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems
Whelan E. and R. Teigland (2011) Managing information overload; examining the role of the human filter Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems Helsinki, [Details]
(2011) Proceedings of the Open Innovation Symposium
Whelan, E. and R. Aalbers (2011) Who are the people who can deliver open innovation? Proceedings of the Open Innovation Symposium [Details]
(2011) Proceedings of EURAM 2011
• Costello, G., K. Conboy, W. Golden and E. Whelan (2011) Toward an innovation based view of the firm Proceedings of EURAM 2011 [Details]
(2010) Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Information Networks
Whelan, E. (2010) Digitizing the R&D social network: re-visiting the technological gatekeeper Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Information Networks [Details]
(2009) Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems
Whelan, E, B. Donnellan and R. Teigland (2009) Web enabled boundary spanners and their role in the knowledge flow network Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems [Details]
(2008) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems
Whelan, E., M. Ahonen, and B. Donnellan (2008) Knowledge diffusion in R&D groups; the impact of Internet technologies Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems Galway, [Details]
(2007) Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management
Whelan, E. (2007) Knowledge integration and the role of technological gatekeepers Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management [Details]
(2007) A study of the impact of ICT on technological gatekeepers: A research in progress
Whelan, E,Soliman, KS (2007) INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN THE NETWORKED ECONOMY: ISSUES & SOLUTIONS A study of the impact of ICT on technological gatekeepers: A research in progress , pp.241-245 [Details]
(2007) Examining the antecedents to innovation in electronic networks of practice
Whelan, E,Donnellan, B,Costello, G,CamarinhaMatos, LM,Afsarmanesh, H,Novais, P,Analide, C (2007) Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks Examining the antecedents to innovation in electronic networks of practice , pp.353-360 [Details]
(2007) Knowledge integration and the role of technological gatekeepers
Whelan, E,Remenyi, D,Martins, B (2007) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, VOL 1 AND 2 Knowledge integration and the role of technological gatekeepers , pp.1100-1106 [Details]
(2006) Knowledge exchange in electronic networks of practice: Toward a conceptual framework
Whelan, E,Donnellan, B,Larsen, TJ,Levine, L,DeGross, JI (2006) Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Resilience Knowledge exchange in electronic networks of practice: Toward a conceptual framework , pp.21-31 [Details]
(2006) Innovation management in a Multi-national Corporation's subsidiary of Ireland's evolving knowledge economy
Costello, GJ,Donnellan, B,Ginn, ML,Rochford, C,Whelan, E,Xu, S,Reimer, U,Karagiannis, D (2006) PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, PROCEEDINGS Innovation management in a Multi-national Corporation's subsidiary of Ireland's evolving knowledge economy [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2010) 'Applying social network analysis to discover service innovation within agile service networks'
Noel Carroll, Eoin Whelan, Ita Richardson (2010) 'Applying social network analysis to discover service innovation within agile service networks' Journal of Service Science, 2 (2) :225-244. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2011) 14th Irish Academy of Management Conference,
McHugh, O., Whelan, E. (2011) Technology and Management Track Chair. [Track Chair ], 14th Irish Academy of Management Conference, National College of Ireland, Dublin , 31-AUG-11 - 02-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010) 13th Irish Academy of Management Conference,
McHugh,O., Whelan E. (2010) Technology and Management Track Chair. [Track Chair ], 13th Irish Academy of Management Conference, Cork Institute of Technology , 01-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10. [Details]

Editorship of Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) The Role of Information Systems in Enabling Open Innovation.
Whelan, E,Conboy, K,Crowston, K,Morgan, L,Rossi, M (2014) The Role of Information Systems in Enabling Open Innovation. Editorship of Journals [Details]
(2013) Interpreting Digitally Enabled Social Networks.
Whelan, E., R. Teigland, E. Vaast, and B. Butler (2013) Interpreting Digitally Enabled Social Networks. Editorship of Journals [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize MIT Sloan Management Review

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association of Information Systems A professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for academicians specializing in Information Systems. /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Exam Security Commitee Representative of the College of Business, Public Policy, and Law /
Learning Analytics Advisory Panel on Teaching, Learning & Effective Interventions Advisor /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Lecturer, Business Information Systems 01-JAN-12 /
University of Limerick Lecturer, Business Information Management 01-SEP-08 / 30-JUN-11
NUI Maynooth Researcher/Lecturer at the Innovation Value Institute 01-JUL-11 / 31-DEC-11

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 NUI Galway PhD Knowledge diffusion in R&D groups: A study of the impact of Web technologies
2002 University of Limerick MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) e-Commerce investment evaluation and total cost of ownership
2007 NUI Galway Diploma Managing IT for Business Value
2000 University of Limerick BACHELOR OF COMMERCE Accountancy and Finance

Reviews

  Journal Role
Information Systems Journal Series Editor
Journal of the Association for Information Systems Series Editor
Information and Organization Editor
Information Technology & People Editor

Teaching Interests

  • Business analytics
  • Social and ethical implications of information systems
  • IS Innovation

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Cornelius Keane Doctorate - Ph.D. (Commerce) Supervisor
Tomas O Siochain Doctorate - Ph.D. (Commerce) Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 1 2015/16 Decision Theory and Analysis MS5104
Semester 2 2015/16 Information Security and Privacy MS810
Semester 2 2015/16 Business Information Management MS121
Semester 1 2015/16 Business Information Systems MS115
Semester 1 2015/16 Business Intelligence and Analytics MS414
Semester 2 2015/16 Decision Modelling & Analytics MS222