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 is also 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. 





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]
(2014) 'A Systematic Analysis of the Role of IS in Open Innovation'
Conboy, K., Crowston, K., Morgan L., Whelan, E. and Rossi, M. (2014) 'A Systematic Analysis of the Role of IS in Open Innovation'. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 15 [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]
(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 Business can innovate together'
Eoin Whelan, Jack Anderson, Bart van den Hooff, Brian Donnellan (2015) 'How IT and the Business can innovate together'. Communications Of The Ais, 36 (14):261-271 [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]
(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, [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, [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]
(2009) 'Knowledge Diffusion in Contemporary R&D Groups: Re-examining the Role of the Technological Gatekeeper'
Whelan, E,Donnellan, B,Golden, W,King, WR (2009) 'Knowledge Diffusion in Contemporary R&D Groups: Re-examining the Role of the Technological Gatekeeper'. Knowledge Management And Organizational Learning, 4 :81-94 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Exploring knowledge exchange in electronic networks of practice”, Journal of Information Technology'
Eoin Whelan (2007) 'Exploring knowledge exchange in electronic networks of practice”, Journal of Information Technology'. Journal Of Information Technology, 22 :5-13 [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
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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) 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]
(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]

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]
(2002) 'A study of the total life cycle costs of an e-commerce investment'
Eoin Whelan (2002) 'A study of the total life cycle costs of an e-commerce investment' Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning, 25 (2) :191-196. [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2014) Editorial: The Role of Information Systems in Enabling Open Innovation.
Whelan, E,Conboy, K,Crowston, K,Morgan, L,Rossi, M (2014) Editorial: The Role of Information Systems in Enabling Open Innovation. Editorial [Details]

Teaching Interests

  • Social and ethical implications of information systems
  • Network analysis techniques
  • IS Innovation