Mr Frank Conaty


Contact Details

Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
Dept. of Accountancy & Finance
Room 351
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2589
E: francis.conaty@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

A lecturer in accountancy and finance at the J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Frank, is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

After fifteen years in professional practice, latterly as a partner in the international accountancy firm, KPMG, he held a number of senior positions in industry and finance before moving into academia.

Currently engaged in research on performance measurement and management in the provision of public services through non-profit organisations, his particular interest is in the area of disability services. Frank is an affiliate at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG and a member of the performance management research cluster in the School.
 
Frank is a Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission 

Research Interests

Frank is currently undertaking a PhD (part time) at NUIG. The subject area of Frank’s research is performance management in the provision of public services. The particular focus of Frank’s research is on the challenges for performance in Hybrid service delivery environments in the provision of support services for people with disabilities.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Performance Management Challenges in Hybrid NPO/Public Sector Settings - An Irish Case'
Conaty, F. J. (2012) 'Performance Management Challenges in Hybrid NPO/Public Sector Settings - An Irish Case'. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 61 (3) [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change, 10th Conference
F. Conaty (2015) Management control systems and stakeholder engagement in complex collaborative environments - evidence from an exploitative case study European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change, 10th Conference [Details]
(2015) Irish Academy of Management - Annual Conference 2015
Conaty, F. J. (2015) Balancing multiple stakeholder objectives in NPO/Public Sector collaborative settings - observations on management's use of management control systems Irish Academy of Management - Annual Conference 2015 [Details]
(2014) Irish Accounting & Finance Association, Annual Conference 2014
F. Conaty (2014) Research Approaches to the Study of Performance Management in Collaborative NPO/Public Sector Settings Irish Accounting & Finance Association, Annual Conference 2014 [Details]
(2014) European Group for public Administration, Annual Conference 2014
F. Conaty (2014) Managing differing performance objectives in NPO/Public Sector collaborative settings - observations on performance management and management control systems in a human service setting European Group for public Administration, Annual Conference 2014 [Details]
(2013) Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Annual Conference 2013
F. Conaty (2013) Managing differing performance objectives in NPO/Public Sector collaborative settings engaged in the provision of human services - Implications for performance management systems and management control systems Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Annual Conference 2013 [Details]
(2012) Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Annual Conference
F. Conaty (2012) Stakeholder Complexity in Public Sector Non-Profit Collaborations - Challenges and Theories Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Annual Conference [Details]
(2008) European First Year Experience Conference
Lang, M., Joyce, A., Conaty, F. & Kelly, B. (2008) An Analysis of Factors Influencing the Attendance of First Year University Students . In: Pieterick, J eds. European First Year Experience Conference Wolverhampton, UK, May 7-9, , pp.141-147 [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2012) Using Classroom Debates to Explore Contentious Issues in Auditing' CELT conference, June 7-8th 2012 NUI Galway, 2012.
Curtis, E; Conaty, F; (2012) Using Classroom Debates to Explore Contentious Issues in Auditing' CELT conference, June 7-8th 2012 NUI Galway, 2012. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Non-Profit Organisations and Public Service Provision: The Performance Management Challenges of Hybrid Organisations, XV IRSPM Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, Dublin, Ireland.
Conaty, F. J. (2011) Non-Profit Organisations and Public Service Provision: The Performance Management Challenges of Hybrid Organisations, XV IRSPM Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, Dublin, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Joined Up Planning and Performance Management: The Challenges for NPO's Providing Intellectual Disability Services, EIASM 8th International Wotkshop on The Challenges of Managing the Third Sector, Galway, Ireland.
Conaty, F. J. (2011) Joined Up Planning and Performance Management: The Challenges for NPO's Providing Intellectual Disability Services, EIASM 8th International Wotkshop on The Challenges of Managing the Third Sector, Galway, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Slippier than the proverbial fish: A preliminary exploration of performance measurement in non-profit human service organisations, Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Conaty, F. J. (2006) Slippier than the proverbial fish: A preliminary exploration of performance measurement in non-profit human service organisations, Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
(2011) Centre for Disability Law and Policy Submission to Central Statistics on Proposed Module for Quarterly National Household Survey.
Flynn, E., Kenna, P and Conaty, F. (2011) Centre for Disability Law and Policy Submission to Central Statistics on Proposed Module for Quarterly National Household Survey. Policy Contribution [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Chartered Accountants Ireland Fellow /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Examinations Appeal Committee Committee Mamber 07-MAY-05 /

Outreach Activities

  Description

Executive member of 'Hope 4 Disability' a disability advocacy and support organisation based in Galway, Ireland.

Member of the board of the National Parents & Siblings Alliance (NPSA) in Ireland. The NPSA is a national  advocacy and suopport organisation for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Accreditation liaison contact with Chartered Accountants Ireland

Teaching Interests

Auditing and Assurance

Corporate Governance

Management and Financial Accounting

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators
Affiliated faculty member of the 'Center for Disability Law & Policy' at National University of Ireland, Galway

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