Dr. Alma McCarthy

BBS, M.C.I.P.D., Ph.D

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Department of Management
Cairnes Business School
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2846
E: alma.mccarthy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Alma McCarthy (Cert. Executive Coaching, Dip. Training & Education, BBS with French, MCIPD, PhD) is Head of the Discipline of Management and Senior Lecturer in Management at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  She has taught previously at the University of Limerick and Waterford Institute of Technology. She lectures in the areas of Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, and Learning and Development.  Her research interests include performance management, human resource development, work-life balance, and multi-rater (360º) feedback systems.  She completed her PhD thesis in the human resource development field exploring specifically 360º feedback and appraisal processes.  Alma’s publications include:  a number of articles in journals such as the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Personnel Review, Advances in Developing Human Resources, the European Journal of Training and Development, the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the International Journal of Manpower Studies, and the Journal of Vocational Educational Training;  papers at national and international conferences including the Irish Academy of Management, the European Academy of Management, the American Academy of Management, and the American Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology; and co-authored books and several chapters in edited books.  She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the American Academy of Management (AoM), the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP), and recently served as elected Vice-Chair and Chair of the Irish Academy of Management (IAM).  She is an accredited member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and certified to administer a broad range of cognitive ability, personality and occupational interest psychometric assessments.

Selected Publications

McCarthy, A, Cleveland, J. & Hunter, S., Darcy, C. & Grady, G. (2013).  Employee Work-Life Balance Outcomes in Ireland:  A Multilevel Investigation of Supervisory Support and Perceived Organisational Support.  International Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 1257-1276.  [Journal article]

McCarthy, A. (2014). Leading during Uncertainty and Economic Turbulence: An Investigation of Leadership Strengths and Development Needs in the Senior Irish Public Sector. Advances in Developing Human Resources. Vol. 16, No. 1.. [Journal article]

McCarthy, A., Grady, G. and Dooley, G. (2011) Leadership in the Irish Civil Service: A 360° Assessment of Senior Management Capability. Galway: CISC.  ISBN 978-0-9553159-7-8. 


 

 

Research Interests

Alma’s research interests include: performance management, human resource development,public sector leadership, work-life balance, and multi-rater (360º) feedback systems. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRCHSS HRM IN PUBLIC SECTOR ALMA MCCARTHY 01-DEC-08 30-APR-13
MF2002 MF16 02 B M WORK LIFE BAL A MCCARTHY 01-APR-03 20-JUL-07
RCSHSS PROJECT GRANTS 2004 05 MC CARTHY 01-APR-04 24-AUG-09
ATLANTIC UNI ALLIANCE ALMA MC CARTHY 01-SEP-03 31-DEC-13
HUMAN RES. DEVEL. EVALUATION. DR.A. MCCARTHY 24-SEP-04 30-JUN-07

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'The Impact of Demographic and Situational Factors on Training Transfer in a Health Care Setting'
Cowman. M. and McCarthy, A. (2015) 'The Impact of Demographic and Situational Factors on Training Transfer in a Health Care Setting'. Irish Journal Of Management, 33 (1) [Details]
(2014) 'Special Issue Editor: Uncertainty & On-Going Economic Turbulence: Implications for HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources'
McCarthy, A and Sheehan, M (2014) 'Special Issue Editor: Uncertainty & On-Going Economic Turbulence: Implications for HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1) [Details]
(2014) 'Leading during Uncertainty and Economic Turbulence: An Investigation of Leadership Strengths and Development Needs in the Senior Irish Public Sector'
McCarthy, A. (2014) 'Leading during Uncertainty and Economic Turbulence: An Investigation of Leadership Strengths and Development Needs in the Senior Irish Public Sector'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1) [Details]
(2014) 'Uncertainty and On-Going Economic Turbulence: Implications for HRD'
McCarthy, A; Sheehan, M. (2014) 'Uncertainty and On-Going Economic Turbulence: Implications for HRD'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1):3-12 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Employee work-life balance outcomes: A multilevel investigation of supervisory support and perceived organisational support'
Alma McCarthy, Jeanette N. Cleveland, Sam Hunter, Colette Darcy and Geraldine Grady (2013) 'Employee work-life balance outcomes: A multilevel investigation of supervisory support and perceived organisational support'. International Journal Of Human Resource Management, 24 (6):1257-1276 [Details]
(2012) 'Work-life balance: One size fits all? An exploratory analysis of the differential effects of career stage'
Darcy, C,McCarthy, A,Hill, J,Grady, G (2012) 'Work-life balance: One size fits all? An exploratory analysis of the differential effects of career stage'. European Management Journal, 30 :111-120 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Work-life balance policy and practice: Understanding line manager attitudes and behaviors'
McCarthy, A,Darcy, C,Grady, G (2010) 'Work-life balance policy and practice: Understanding line manager attitudes and behaviors'. Human Resource Management Review, 20 :158-167 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Work-Life Integration: Experiences of Mid-Career Working Mothers'
Grady, G., McCarthy, A. (2008) 'Work-Life Integration: Experiences of Mid-Career Working Mothers'. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23 (5):599-622 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Conceptualising learning at the collective level in organisations'
Garavan, T., McCarthy, A. (2008) 'Conceptualising learning at the collective level in organisations'. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 10 (4):451-471 [Details]
(2008) 'Team Learning and Metacognition: Implications for Human Resource Development'
McCarthy, A., Garavan, T. (2008) 'Team Learning and Metacognition: Implications for Human Resource Development'. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 10 (4):509-524 [Details]
(2007) 'Understanding acceptance of multisource feedback for management development'
McCarthy, AM,Garavan, TN (2007) 'Understanding acceptance of multisource feedback for management development'. Personnel Review, 36 :903-917 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Work-Family Conflict: An Examination of the Differential Effects of a Dependent Child's Age on Working Parents'
Darcy, C., McCarthy, A. (2007) 'Work-Family Conflict: An Examination of the Differential Effects of a Dependent Child's Age on Working Parents'. Journal of European Industrial Training, 31 (7):530-549 [Details]
(2006) 'Postfeedback development perceptions: Applying the theory of planned behaviour'
McCarthy, A., Garavan, T. (2006) 'Postfeedback development perceptions: Applying the theory of planned behaviour'. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 17 (3):245-269 [Details]
(2004) 'Enhancing Performance Capacity in the Workplace: A Reflection on the Significance of the Individual'
Schermerhorn, J., McCarthy, A. (2004) 'Enhancing Performance Capacity in the Workplace: A Reflection on the Significance of the Individual'. Irish Journal of Management, 25 (2):45-61 [Details]
(2003) 'HRD: Working at the Boundaries and Interfaces of Management'
McCarthy, A., Garavan, T. N., O'Toole. T. (2003) 'HRD: Working at the Boundaries and Interfaces of Management'. Journal of European Industrial Training, 27 (Issue Nos. 2~ 3~ &):58-73 [Details]
(2001) '360° Feedback Processes: Performance Improvement and Employee Career Development'
McCarthy, A., Garavan, T. (2001) '360° Feedback Processes: Performance Improvement and Employee Career Development'. Journal of European Industrial Training, 25 (1):3-32 [Details]
(2001) 'Understanding the Irish VET system: Beyond neo-classicism'
O'Donnell, D., Garavan, T., McCarthy, A. (2001) 'Understanding the Irish VET system: Beyond neo-classicism'. International Journal of Manpower, 22 (5):425-445 [Details]
(2000) 'Vocational Education and Training in the Republic of Ireland: Institutional Reform and Policy Developments since the 1960s'
Heraty, N., Morley, M., McCarthy, A. (2000) 'Vocational Education and Training in the Republic of Ireland: Institutional Reform and Policy Developments since the 1960s'. Journal of Vocational and Educational Training, 52 (2):177-198 [Details]
(1999) 'Self-awareness and the career development process: The value of 360-degree feedback and the MBTI'
McCarthy, A., Garavan, T. (1999) 'Self-awareness and the career development process: The value of 360-degree feedback and the MBTI'. Journal of European Industrial Training, 23 (9):437-445 [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2016) International Human Resource Development: Context, Processes and People.
Garavan, T., McCarthy, A. and Carbery, R (Ed.). (2016) International Human Resource Development: Context, Processes and People. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. [Details]
(2016) Global Human Resource Development: Regional and Country Perspectives.
Garavan, T., McCarthy, A. & Morley, M (Ed.). (2016) Global Human Resource Development: Regional and Country Perspectives. London: Routledge. [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2011) Leadership in the Irish Civil Service: A 360° Assessment of Senior Management Capability.
McCarthy, A., Grady, G. and Dooley, G. (2011) Leadership in the Irish Civil Service: A 360° Assessment of Senior Management Capability. Galway: CISC. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) Work-Life Balance Policies& Initiatives in Irish Organisations: A Best Practice Management Guide.
Grady, G.; McCarthy, A.; Darcy, C. (2008) Work-Life Balance Policies& Initiatives in Irish Organisations: A Best Practice Management Guide. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Human Resource Development in Ireland and the UK'
McCarthy, Alma (2016) 'Human Resource Development in Ireland and the UK' In: Global Human Resource Development: Regional and Country Perspectives. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2016) 'Global Human Resource Development: Landscaping the Anatomy of An Evolving Field'
Garavan, T., McCarthy, A. and Morley, M. (2016) 'Global Human Resource Development: Landscaping the Anatomy of An Evolving Field' In: Global Human Resource Development: Regional and Country Perspectives. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013) 'Reward Management'
McCarthy, A., Maloney, M. (2013) 'Reward Management' In: Human Resource Management: An Introduction. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2012) 'A Journey Towards Becoming a Learning Organisation: Crann Iorrais Teoranta'
Tallott, M.; McCarthy, A.; Hilliard, R. (2012) 'A Journey Towards Becoming a Learning Organisation: Crann Iorrais Teoranta' In: Cases Studies in People Management, Strategy and Innovation. Sydney: Tilde University Press. [Details]
(2008) 'Work and family concerns and practices: A cross-national and cultural comparison of Ireland and the United States'
Cleveland, J., McCarthy, A., Himelright, J. (2008) 'Work and family concerns and practices: A cross-national and cultural comparison of Ireland and the United States' In: The Influence of Culture on Human Resource Management Processes and Practices. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [Details]
(2007) 'Multi-source feedback and management development: Managers discourse on context and development intentions'
McCarthy, A. and Garavan, T. (2007) 'Multi-source feedback and management development: Managers discourse on context and development intentions' In: Management Development: Perspectives from Research and Practice. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2004) 'Management Development In Micro and Small Firms in Ireland: Linking Management Development Practices to Firm Size, Strategic Type, HRM Orientation & Owner Manager Espoused Values'
Garavan, T., McCarthy, A., McMahon, J.,Gubbins, C. (2004) 'Management Development In Micro and Small Firms in Ireland: Linking Management Development Practices to Firm Size, Strategic Type, HRM Orientation & Owner Manager Espoused Values' In: Human Resource Development in Small Organisations: Research and Practice. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2004) 'Work-Life Balance in the Public Sector - The Irish Experience in Garibaldo'
McCarthy, A. (2004) 'Work-Life Balance in the Public Sector - The Irish Experience in Garibaldo' In: Globalisation, Company Strategies and Quality of Working Life in Europe. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Publishing Group. [Details]
(2002) 'Multi-Source Assessment in the Irish Context and the Implications for Foreign Assignment'
McCarthy, A., Pearson, J. (2002) 'Multi-Source Assessment in the Irish Context and the Implications for Foreign Assignment' In: International Human Resource Management and Expatriate Transfers: Irish Experiences. Dublin: Blackhall Press. [Details]
(1999) 'The Management of Rewards'
Morley, M., McCarthy. A. (1999) 'The Management of Rewards' In: The Irish Employee Recruitment Handbook: Finding and Keeping a High Quality Workforce. Dublin: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
(1998) 'The Effects of EMU on Irish Industrial Relations'
Wallace, T., Turner, T., McCarthy, A. (1998) 'The Effects of EMU on Irish Industrial Relations' In: The Impact of EMU on Industrial Relations in the European Union Finnish Industrial Association Relations Association. Helsinki: Finnish Industrial Association Relations Association. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) European HRD Conference
McCarthy, A. Garavan, T. and Morley, M. (2016) Landscaping Human Resource Development Across the Globe: A Systems Perspective European HRD Conference [Details]
(2015) ENRSP International Pension Conference
Maloney, M. and McCarthy, A. (2015) The impact of DC (defined contribution) scheme structure and communication policies: a bounded rationality framework ENRSP International Pension Conference [Details]
(2014) Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference
Cleveland, J.N., Fisher, G.G., Sawyer, K and McCarthy, A. (2014) Work-life Characteristics among Older Employed Women and Men: Implications for Effectiveness and Well-being Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference [Details]
(2014) Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference
O’Sullivan, N. and McCarthy, A. (2014) A Study of Leadership Behaviours at Head of Department level in the Institute of Technology (IOT) Sector in Ireland Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference [Details]
(2014) European HRD Conference
McCarthy, A. (2014) Contextual Factors Impacting Public Sector Leadership European HRD Conference [Details]
(2013) Academy of Management
McCarthy, A. and Hammond, M (2013) Understanding public sector leadership effectiveness: Do multiple perspectives matter? Academy of Management [Details]
(2013) HRD Across Europe Conference
McCarthy, A. (2013) Leading during Uncertainty and Economic Turbulence: An Investigation of Leadership Strengths and Development Needs in the Senior Irish Public Sector HRD Across Europe Conference [Details]
(2013) Irish Academy of Management
Cowman, M. and McCarthy, A. (2013) An investigation of training & development outcomes in the health care sector Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2012) HRD Across Europe Conference
Cowman, M. and McCarthy, A. (2012) Training Effectiveness and Transfer: A Mixed Methods Investigation HRD Across Europe Conference [Details]
(2012) World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management
Browne, P. and McCarthy, A. (2012) An Investigation of Nurse’s Work-Life Balance in Public Sector Hospitals in Ireland World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management [Details]
(2012) World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management
McCarthy. A. and Hammond, M. (2012) Public Sector Leadership: A Multisource Investigation of the Predictors of Senior Management Leadership Effectiveness World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management [Details]
(2012) Academy of Human Resource Development Conference
Cowman, M. and McCarthy, A. (2012) An Investigation of Organizational Context Factors Affecting Training Transfer Over Time Academy of Human Resource Development Conference [Details]
(2012) Irish Academy of Management
Cowman, M. and McCarthy, A. (2012) The impact of demographic and situational factors on training transfer in a health care setting; implications for HRD practitioners Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2011) Irish Academy of Management
Browne, P. and McCarthy, A. (2011) The Role of Work-Life Balance Policies in Healthcare HRM Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2010) Irish Academy of Management
McCarthy, A, Grady, G & Dooley, G (2010) Leadership Capability in the Senior Irish Civil Service: A Multisource Assessment Irish Academy of Management Cork, [Details]
(2009) Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference
Browne, P and McCarthy, A (2009) Research in Human Resources for Health and its Relevance to Healthcare Management Practices Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference Galway, [Details]
(2009) Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Cleveland, J., McCarthy, A., Jones, A. (2009) An Emerging (Work) Force: Older Women's Work-life Characteristics and Perceptions. Making Strides to Understand an Aging Workforce Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology New Orleans, LA, USA, , 01-APR-09 [Details]
(2009) Irish Academy of Management
Grady, G and McCarthy, A (2009) Flexible Working and Work-Life Integration: An Investigation of line management perspectives as managers and as employees Irish Academy of Management Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, [Details]
(2008) Academy of Management
McCarthy, A., Cleveland, J., Hunter, S. (2008) Cascading Effects of HR and Line Manager Attitudes on Employee Work-life Balance. Multi-stakeholder Perspectives on Work-life Well-being Symposium Academy of Management Anaheim, CA, USA, , 01-APR-08 [Details]
(2008) Institute of Work Psychology Conference
Darcy, C, McCarthy, A and Grady, G (2008) Work-Life Imbalance: An Examination of the Differential Effects of Gender and Age Institute of Work Psychology Conference Sheffield, [Details]
(2008) International Conference on Human Resource Development Across Europe
McCarthy, A., Garavan, T. (2008) Researching HRD: Moving Towards a Collective Unit of Analysis International Conference on Human Resource Development Across Europe Lille, [Details]
(2008) Irish Academy of Management
Darcy, C., McCarthy, A. (2008) Extending the Work-Life Balance Debate: An Investigation of Older Workers Perceptions Irish Academy of Management , 01-SEP-08 [Details]
(2007) European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference
McCarthy, A., Darcy, C. and Grady, G. (2007) Work-Life Balance Policy and Practice in Organisations: Modelling the Role of the Line Manager European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference Tallinn, Estonia, , 01-JUN-07 [Details]
(2007) International Human Resource Management Conference
McCarthy, A, Darcy, C and Grady, G (2007) Work Life Balance in Organisations: Investigating the Role of the Line Manager International Human Resource Management Conference Tallinn, [Details]
(2007) Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference
McCarthy, A., Cleveland, J., Jones, A. (2007) An Investigation of the Role of Co-Worker Support in Managing Work and Family. Social Support, Leadership, and Work-Family Outcomes Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference New York, USA, , 01-APR-07 [Details]
(2007) Irish Academy of Management
Grady, G and McCarthy, A (2007) Work-Life Integration: Experiences of Mid-Career Professional Working Mothers Irish Academy of Management Queens University, Belfast, [Details]
(2006) Irish Academy of Management
Darcy, C., McCarthy, A. (2006) Work Family Conflict: An Examination of the Differential Effects of a Dependent Child's Age on Working Parent Irish Academy of Management University College Cork, , 01-SEP-06 [Details]
(2006) Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference
Cleveland, J., McCarthy, A., Jones, A. (2006) The Influence of Managerial Support and Family Structure on Work-Family Outcomes Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference University College Cork, , 01-SEP-06 [Details]
(2006) Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference
Jones, A., Cleveland, J., McCarthy, A. (2006) The Role of Managerial Support for Single Employees. Non Traditional, Under-Studied Populations Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference Dallas, TX, USA, , 01-MAY-06 [Details]
(2006) International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe
Cowman, M., McCarthy, A. (2006) Evaluating HRD in the health care sector - towards a conceptual model International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe Tillburg, The Netherlands, , 01-MAY-06 [Details]
(2006) Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference
Cowman, M., McCarthy, A. (2006) Modelling Training and Development Outcomes: A Case Study in the Health Care Sector Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference University College Cork, , 01-SEP-06 [Details]
(2006) Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference
Nestor, M and McCarthy, A (2006) Continuing Professional Development for Lecturers in Ireland: A Case Study of Galway-Mayo Institute Of Technology Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference University College Cork, [Details]
(2005) International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe
McCarthy, A., Lavelle, A. (2005) Training and Development Evaluation: Evidence From Ireland International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe Leeds, UK, [Details]
(2005) European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference
McCarthy, A., Cleveland, J. (2005) An investigation of work-family conflict in the Irish hotel sector European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference Munich, Germany, , 01-MAY-05 [Details]
(2004) Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association
McCarthy, A (2004) Work-family balance policies in Ireland: Exploring the legal, institutional, and organisational context Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association Hawaii, [Details]
(2004) Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
McCarthy, A. and Garavan, T. (2004) Recipient Acceptability of Multi-Source Feedback: An Investigation of Rater, Ratee & Contextual Variables Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology [Details]
(2003) Conference of the European Regional and Local Development of Work and Labour
McCarthy, A. and Ahearne, E. (2003) Work-Life Balance in the Public Sector - the Irish Experience Conference of the European Regional and Local Development of Work and Labour [Details]
(2003) Conference on International Human Resource Management
McCarthy, A and Garavan, T (2003) Multi-Source Feedback and the Developmental Behaviour of Managers: A Qualitative Study Conference on International Human Resource Management Limerick, [Details]
(2003) Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
McCarthy, A. and Garavan, T. (2003) Predicting 360º Feedback: The role of procedural justice, employee cynicism and locus of control Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology [Details]
(2002) International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe
Garavan, T. and McCarthy, A. (2002) 360º Feedback: Managers Accounts of Context, Feedback Characteristics and Post-Feedback Development International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe [Details]
(2002) Irish Academy of Management
McCarthy, A. (2002) Predicting Multi-Source Feedback Acceptability - Exploring Recipient Characteristics Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2002) Conference on HRD Research and Practice: Creativity and Innovation in Learning
Garavan, T., McCarthy, A., McGuire, D., Collins, E. (2002) Predicting Development Centre Outcomes Conference on HRD Research and Practice: Creativity and Innovation in Learning Edinburgh, UK, , 01-JAN-02 [Details]
(2000) Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference
O'Donnell, D, Garavan, T and McCarthy, A (2000) Understanding the Irish skill-formation system: Moving beyond the restraining limits of neo-liberalism Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference Dublin, [Details]
(2000) Irish Academy of Management
Pearson, J. and McCarthy, A. (2000) Appraising interpersonal skills: The need for multiple perspectives Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2000) Irish Academy of Management
McCarthy, A (2000) Towards developing a conceptual framework to understand acceptability of feedback within a 360-degree feedback process Irish Academy of Management Dublin, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2008) Work-Life Balance 2007: Research Report.
McCarthy, A., Grady, G., Darcy, C. & Kirrane, M. (2008) Work-Life Balance 2007: Research Report. CISC, Galway. [Details]
(2007) Management Consulting in Europe: Entry Level Competences Report of Work Package 2 for EU Leonardo Consult in Europe project.
Dundon, T, McCarthy, A, Cafferkey, K (2007) Management Consulting in Europe: Entry Level Competences Report of Work Package 2 for EU Leonardo Consult in Europe project. . [Details]

Case

  Year Publication
(2011) Maximising Learning Transfer in Public Sector Management Development Registered with the European Case Clearing House.
McCarthy, A., Dooley, G. (2011) Maximising Learning Transfer in Public Sector Management Development Registered with the European Case Clearing House. Case [Details]
(2011) Teaching Note: Maximising Learning Transfer in Public Sector Management Development.
McCarthy, A., Dooley, G. (2011) Teaching Note: Maximising Learning Transfer in Public Sector Management Development. Case [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2008) Special Issue Guest Editor: Team Learning and Metacognition: Implications for Human Resource Development Advances in Developing Human Resources (2*).
McCarthy, A, Garavan, T. (2008) Special Issue Guest Editor: Team Learning and Metacognition: Implications for Human Resource Development Advances in Developing Human Resources (2*). Editorial [Details]

Electronic Source

  Year Publication
(2004) HR for Technology Management (Distance Learning Module, AUA MSc Technology Management).
McCarthy, A (2004) HR for Technology Management (Distance Learning Module, AUA MSc Technology Management). Limerick: AUA: Electronic Source [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2005) “Family Responsible Programmes, Policies and Practices - The Irish Case”, Paper accepted for presentation at the International Research on Work and Family: from Policy to Practice conference.
McCarthy, A (2005) “Family Responsible Programmes, Policies and Practices - The Irish Case”, Paper accepted for presentation at the International Research on Work and Family: from Policy to Practice conference. Barcelona: Invited papers [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
(2011) “Understanding Leadership Capability in the Irish Public Sector” Invited research seminar presentation as part of the Knowledge, Work, and Employment Seminar Series at the Kemmy Business School.
McCarthy, A (2011) “Understanding Leadership Capability in the Irish Public Sector” Invited research seminar presentation as part of the Knowledge, Work, and Employment Seminar Series at the Kemmy Business School. University of Limerick: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2010) “Working and Living: Challenges and Opportunities in 2010” Invited presentation to Department of Justice and Law Reform.
McCarthy, A (2010) “Working and Living: Challenges and Opportunities in 2010” Invited presentation to Department of Justice and Law Reform. Dublin: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2010) “Leadership in Senior Management in the Irish Civil Service: Findings from the NUI Galway 2010 Study” Invited seminar presentation to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).
McCarthy, A (2010) “Leadership in Senior Management in the Irish Civil Service: Findings from the NUI Galway 2010 Study” Invited seminar presentation to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). NUI Galway: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2008) Human Resource Development in Practice: Contemporary HRD Development Interventions. HRD Summer School Day Event, Executive MBA, UL.
McCarthy, A (2008) Human Resource Development in Practice: Contemporary HRD Development Interventions. HRD Summer School Day Event, Executive MBA, UL. University of Limerick: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2008) Working and Living in Ireland: Findings from the 2007 National Work-Life Balance in Ireland Study. Presentation to the Diversity Seminar IBEC.
Grady, G., McCarthy, A. (2008) Working and Living in Ireland: Findings from the 2007 National Work-Life Balance in Ireland Study. Presentation to the Diversity Seminar IBEC. Dublin, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2008) “Work-Life Balance in Ireland: Organizational, Management and Employee Perspectives” Research seminar presentation to the Discipline of Management.
Grady, G and McCarthy, A (2008) “Work-Life Balance in Ireland: Organizational, Management and Employee Perspectives” Research seminar presentation to the Discipline of Management. NUI, Galway: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2007) “Skills Towards the Future: The Knowledge-Based Economy and VET” Invited Presentation at the Adult Education Officers’ Association Annual Conference.
McCarthy, A (2007) “Skills Towards the Future: The Knowledge-Based Economy and VET” Invited Presentation at the Adult Education Officers’ Association Annual Conference. Galway Bay Hotel: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2007) “2007 National Work-Life Balance In Ireland Study: Research Findings” Guest Lecturer to BBS in HRM class.
McCarthy, A and Grady, G (2007) “2007 National Work-Life Balance In Ireland Study: Research Findings” Guest Lecturer to BBS in HRM class. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2006) Advances in Performance Management. Guest Lecture to MBS in HRM.
McCarthy, A. (2006) Advances in Performance Management. Guest Lecture to MBS in HRM. University of Limerick Limerick, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2005) 360º Feedback in Performance Appraisal and Human Resource Development. Guest Lecture to MBS in HRM.
McCarthy, A. (2005) 360º Feedback in Performance Appraisal and Human Resource Development. Guest Lecture to MBS in HRM. University of Limerick Limerick, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2002) 360º Feedback Systems. Guest Lecture to Institute of Commercial Management Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
McCarthy, A. (2002) 360º Feedback Systems. Guest Lecture to Institute of Commercial Management Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Dublin, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2002) “Evaluating Training and Development - Making Training Pay”, Guest Lecture presented to Institute of Commercial Management Diploma in Training and Development.
McCarthy, A (2002) “Evaluating Training and Development - Making Training Pay”, Guest Lecture presented to Institute of Commercial Management Diploma in Training and Development. Dublin: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2001) “Performance Management”, Invited presentation to Institute of Commercial Management Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
McCarthy, A (2001) “Performance Management”, Invited presentation to Institute of Commercial Management Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Cork: Invited Seminars [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2011) Sunday Business Post “Postgrad students look for something different”.
McCarthy, A (2011) Sunday Business Post “Postgrad students look for something different”. Media [Details]
(2011) Sunday Business Post “The right advice for a successful career”.
McCarthy, A (2011) Sunday Business Post “The right advice for a successful career”. Media [Details]
(2011) Irish Examiner “NUI Galway MBA Programme”.
McCarthy, A (2011) Irish Examiner “NUI Galway MBA Programme”. NUI Galway: Media [Details]
(2010) Sunday Business Post “MBA tailored to meet students’ needs”.
McCarthy, A (2010) Sunday Business Post “MBA tailored to meet students’ needs”. Media [Details]
(2009) People Focus, (Spring) “Minister Launches NUI Galway Book on Work-Life Balance”.
McCarthy, A (2009) People Focus, (Spring) “Minister Launches NUI Galway Book on Work-Life Balance”. NUI Galway: Media [Details]
(2009) Galway City Tribune “Struggling to get the balance right between your life and your work”.
McCarthy, A (2009) Galway City Tribune “Struggling to get the balance right between your life and your work”. Media [Details]
(2009) Sunday Times “Wakeup, long hours won’t save your job”.
McCarthy, A (2009) Sunday Times “Wakeup, long hours won’t save your job”. Media [Details]
(2008) Galway City Tribune, October 10 2008 “Turning over a new leaf” p 15.
McCarthy, A (2008) Galway City Tribune, October 10 2008 “Turning over a new leaf” p 15. Media [Details]
(2008) Sunday Business Post, Money & Markets “Get the job-home balance right”.
McCarthy, A (2008) Sunday Business Post, Money & Markets “Get the job-home balance right”. Media [Details]
(2008) Connacht Tribune, September 26 2008 “New Galway book reveals the secret of balancing work and life.
McCarthy, A (2008) Connacht Tribune, September 26 2008 “New Galway book reveals the secret of balancing work and life. Media [Details]
(2008) Galway Independent, September 24 2008 “New book on work-life balance”.
McCarthy, A (2008) Galway Independent, September 24 2008 “New book on work-life balance”. Media [Details]
(2008) Galway City Tribune, October 3 2008 “New book launched on work-life balance”.
McCarthy, A (2008) Galway City Tribune, October 3 2008 “New book launched on work-life balance”. Media [Details]
(2008) Irish Examiner, Money & Jobs November 14 2008 “Book offers helpful advice on balancing work life and home” p 12.
McCarthy, A (2008) Irish Examiner, Money & Jobs November 14 2008 “Book offers helpful advice on balancing work life and home” p 12. Media [Details]
(2008) New Galway book reveals the secret of balancing work and life. Ubutabera.
McCarthy, A. (2008) New Galway book reveals the secret of balancing work and life. Ubutabera. Media [Details]
(2007) Do your homework about off-site staff. The Washington Times.
Monaghan, G., McCarthy, A. (2007) Do your homework about off-site staff. The Washington Times. Media [Details]
(2007) How did you rate my performance?. The Montreal Gazette.
Larkin, E., McCarthy, A. (2007) How did you rate my performance?. The Montreal Gazette. Media [Details]
(2007) The Sunday Times, November 25 2007 “Do your homework about off-site staff” by Gabrielle Monaghan.
McCarthy, A (2007) The Sunday Times, November 25 2007 “Do your homework about off-site staff” by Gabrielle Monaghan. Media [Details]
(2007) The Sunday Times, March 18 2007 “How did you rate my performance?” by Elaine Larkin.
McCarthy, A (2007) The Sunday Times, March 18 2007 “How did you rate my performance?” by Elaine Larkin. Media [Details]
(2007) Sunday Independent, April 1 2007 “Filling Future Skills Gaps” by Justine Doody.
McCarthy, A (2007) Sunday Independent, April 1 2007 “Filling Future Skills Gaps” by Justine Doody. Media [Details]
(2006) Big employer is watching you. The Montreal Gazette.
Larkin, E., McCarthy, A. (2006) Big employer is watching you. The Montreal Gazette. Media [Details]
(2006) Irish Independent, March 18 2006 “Big employer is watching you” by Elaine Larkin.
McCarthy, A (2006) Irish Independent, March 18 2006 “Big employer is watching you” by Elaine Larkin. Media [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2008) Flexible working and work-life balance (WLB) (2008) Finance & Management Feature, Accountancy Plus.
McCarthy, A (2008) Flexible working and work-life balance (WLB) (2008) Finance & Management Feature, Accountancy Plus. Dublin: Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland: Magazine Article [Details]
(2008) Work-life balance: a recent study IBEC HR Databank.
McCarthy, A (2008) Work-life balance: a recent study IBEC HR Databank. Dublin: IBEC: Magazine Article [Details]
(2007) The Balancing Act - Recent Work-Life Balance Research Findings in Ireland People Focus.
McCarthy, A & Grady, G (2007) The Balancing Act - Recent Work-Life Balance Research Findings in Ireland People Focus. McCarthy, A & Grady, G: Magazine Article [Details]
(2000) “Up, down, all around - Performance Feedback is Coming Full Circle, CIPD News Ireland.
McCarthy, A and Pearson, J (2000) “Up, down, all around - Performance Feedback is Coming Full Circle, CIPD News Ireland. Magazine Article [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
(2006) The National Skills Strategy: Comments from a Human Resource Development Perspective Submission to the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) National Skills Strategy Research.
McCarthy, A. (2006) The National Skills Strategy: Comments from a Human Resource Development Perspective Submission to the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) National Skills Strategy Research. Policy Contribution [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2011) The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By Book Review by Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood and Kate Sweetman, Irish Journal of Management.
McCarthy, A (2011) The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By Book Review by Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood and Kate Sweetman, Irish Journal of Management. Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2008 Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence Emerald
2012 Best Track Paper Award for Public Sector Track at Irish Academy of Management Conference 2012 IAM

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European University Forum for Human Resource Development Member /
British Psychological Society Accredited Trainer /
American Academy of Management Member /
CIPD Chartered Member /
Irish Academy of Management Chair /

Teaching Interests

Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, and Learning and Development.

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Dr Alma McCarthy

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