Dr Frank Conaty

B.Comm., FCA., PhD

 
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 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

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 performance challenges for Non-profit organisations engaged in the provision of public health and welfare services.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) '‘A stakeholder salience perspective on performance and management control systems in NPO organisations’'
Conaty, F. C. and Robbins, G. (2018) '‘A stakeholder salience perspective on performance and management control systems in NPO organisations’'. Critical Perspectives On Accounting Special Issue, [Details]
(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
(2018) 10th International EIASM Public Sector Conference
Conaty, F. C. and Robbins, G. (2018) Disparities between stakeholder salience and organisational mission: performance management interventions in an NPO/Public sector context 10th International EIASM Public Sector Conference LUND, SWEDEN, , 04-SEP-18 - 06-SEP-18 [Details]
(2017) Accounting, Society and the Environment Research Group (ASE) Annual Workshop
Conaty, F., Robbins, G (2017) How salient are the needs of stakeholders in NPO Organisations? Accounting, Society and the Environment Research Group (ASE) Annual Workshop Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, [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]
(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]
(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]
(2011) 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 [Details]
(2011) EIASM 8th International Workshop on 'The Challenges of Managing the Third Sector', National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Conaty, F. J. (2011) Joined Up Planning and Performance Management: The Challenges for NPO's Providing Intellectual Disability Services EIASM 8th International Workshop on 'The Challenges of Managing the Third Sector', National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland [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]
(2006) 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 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2011) COST/NUIG/UL - International Workshop of Complex Systems,
Conaty, F. J. (2011) The Performance Management Challenges of Complex Non-Profit (NPO)/Public Sector Hybrid Organisations. [International Refereed Conference], COST/NUIG/UL - International Workshop of Complex Systems, Galway, Ireland , 21-OCT-11 - 23-OCT-11. [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]
(2008) An Analysis of Factors Influencing the Attendance of First Year University Students.
Lang, Michael,Joyce, A,Conaty, F,Kelly, B,Pieterick, J (2008) An Analysis of Factors Influencing the Attendance of First Year University Students. Wolverhampton, UK: 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

Accreditation liaison contact with Chartered Accountants Ireland

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission 31-MAY-18 / 31-MAY-23
Board Membership Equality Authority, Director 23-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Board Membership Commissioner, Irish Human Rights Commission 23-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Board Membership Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission 31-OCT-14 / 31-OCT-17

Teaching Interests

Auditing and Assurance; Corporate Governance & Business Ethics; 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