Maura Sheehan

Personal Professor PhD

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Personal Professor
Management
School of Business & Economics
NUI Galway

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Management
Room 323
School of Business & Economics & the Whitaker Institute
JE Cairnes Building
National University of Ireland, Galway

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Biography

Before coming to the NUI Galway, Maura was a Reader at the University of Brighton. Previous to this, she was an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas. From 1993-2000, Maura taught at the Queen's University of Belfast. She taught at St Catharine's College Cambridge, Birkbeck College, University of London, University of Graz, Austria (as an Erasmus exchange professor) and was a visiting research fellow at the ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge. Maura has a BSc in Economics from New York University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, USA.

Maura recently completed an EU Marie Curie Fellowship (2009-2012). She investigated the determinants and performance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the emerging economies of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The project also compared how labour is managed and by whom in foreign and domestic subsidiaries of the same organisations. The relationships between strategy, HRM, devolvement of HR to line managers and subsidiary performance was examined. The importance of country and organisational culture in understanding differences in HRM and the delivery of HR was central to this investigation. This project represented a synthesis of Maura’s expertise in industrial and labour economics, human resource management and international management.

Maura is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly and Journal of Organization Effectiveness: People and Performance


Maura was profiled on p.23-24 of the December 2013 issue of Research Matters.  Read the article here.

Maura is currently involved in the collaborative research project  STYLE - Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe -  which is funded under the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for research.

Recent Publications:  

Sheehan, M; Saunders, M; Wang, CL (2015) 'Maximising Telephone Survey Participation in International HRD Research' In: Saunders, M; Tosey, P (eds). Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (In Press).

Sheehan, M; Garavan, TN; Carbery, R (2014) 'Innovation and human resource development (HRD)'. European Journal of Training and Development, 38 (1/2):2-14.

McCarthy, A; Sheehan, M. (2014) 'Uncertainty and On-Going Economic Turbulence: Implications for HRD'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1):3-12.

Sheehan, M; Raspigliosi, A; Greener, S; Bourner, T (2014) 'Human Capital or Signalling, Unpacking the Graduate Premium'. International Journal of Social Economics, 41 (5):420-432

Sheehan, M (2014) 'Investment in Training and Development in Times of Uncertainty'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1):13-33.

Sheehan, M (2014) 'Human Resource Management and Performance: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Firms'. International Small Business Journal, 32 (5):545-570.

Forthcoming Publications:  

‘Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility & Organisational Sustainability: Introductory Forward to Special Issue (2014, forthcoming) (Special Issue edited with Garavan,T. and Carbery, R.), European Journal of Training and Development.

Sheehan, M; Shannahan, V (2014) 'Human Capital, Human Resource Development and Economic Growth' In: Garavan, T; McCarthy, A; Carbery, R (eds). Handbook of International Human Resource Development: Context, Processes and People. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Sheehan, M; Buchelt, B (2014) 'Human Resource Development in Central and Eastern Europe' In: Garavan, T; McCarthy, A; Morley, M (eds). Global Human Resource Development. London: Routledge.

 


 

 

Research Interests

Primary research interests:  International Management; Strategic HRM & organisational performance; innovation rates; labour markets (unemployment, discrimination, migration/immigration) & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). 

Maura recently completed an EU-funded Marie Curie Fellowship (2009-2012). She investigated the determinants and performance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the emerging economies of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The project also compared how labour is managed and by whom in foreign and domestic subsidiaries of the same organisations. The relationships between strategy, HRM, devolvement of HR to line managers and subsidiary performance was examined. The importance of country and organisational culture in understanding differences in HRM and the delivery of HR was central to this investigation. This project represented a synthesis of Maura’s expertise in industrial and labour economics, human resource management and international management.

As of 1 April 2014, Maura will be heading an EU-funded Work Package (WP) entitled ‘SMEs, Innovation and Youth Employment Opportunities’ (with a focus on the ICT and the creative industries) which is part of a €5 million FP7 entitled ‘Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour In Europe (STYLE)’ (headed by the University of Brighton). She will be coordinating colleagues across 8 EU countries: Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Spain, and the UK.

Throughout her career, she has consistently produced journal articles in high quality 3 and 4 star ABS ranked journals. These include:  The British Journal of Industrial RelationsCambridge Journal of Economics; Industrial and Corporate Change; International Journal of Human Resource ManagementInternational Small Business Journal; and Personnel Psychology.  



 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
RSU MAURA SHEEHAN 01-MAR-13 28-FEB-23

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility & Organisational Sustainability'
Sheehan,M. Garavan, T. and Carbery, R. (2015) 'Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility & Organisational Sustainability'. European Journal of Training and Development, [Details]
(2014) 'Innovation and human resource development (HRD)'
Sheehan, M; Garavan, TN; Carbery, R (2014) 'Innovation and human resource development (HRD)'. European Journal of Training and Development, 38 (1/2):2-14 [DOI] [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]
(2014) 'Human Capital or Signalling, Unpacking the Graduate Premium'
Sheehan, M; Raspigliosi, A; Greener, S; Bourner, T (2014) 'Human Capital or Signalling, Unpacking the Graduate Premium'. International Journal Of Social Economics, 41 (5):420-432 [Details]
(2014) 'Investment in Training and Development in Times of Uncertainty'
Sheehan, M (2014) 'Investment in Training and Development in Times of Uncertainty'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1):13-33 [Details]
(2014) 'Human Resource Management and Performance: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Firms'
Sheehan, M. (2014) 'Human Resource Management and Performance: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Firms'. International Small Business Journal, 32 (5):545-570 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Human Resource Development in Multinational Organisations: Introductory Forward to Special Issue'
Sheehan, M; Pocztowski, A (2013) 'Human Resource Development in Multinational Organisations: Introductory Forward to Special Issue'. Human Resource Management (Poland), [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'The Generous Spirit of the Peer Review Process: Perspectives and Insights From the HRDQ Editorial Team on Providing High-Quality Reviews'
Ellinger, A; Anderson, V; Gubbins, C; Lynn Lunn, M; Nimon, K; Sheehan, M; Werner, J (2013) 'The Generous Spirit of the Peer Review Process: Perspectives and Insights From the HRDQ Editorial Team on Providing High-Quality Reviews'. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24 (4):417-428 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Strategic HRM, Devolvement, and the Perceived Performance in Multinational Corporations (MNCs): A mediating role for Line of Sight?'
Sheehan, M. (2013) 'Strategic HRM, Devolvement, and the Perceived Performance in Multinational Corporations (MNCs): A mediating role for Line of Sight?'. Organization and Management, Polish Academy of Sciences, [Details]
(2012) 'Developing Managerial Talent: Exploring the Link between Management Talent and Perceived Performance in Multinational Corporations'
Sheehan, M (2012) 'Developing Managerial Talent: Exploring the Link between Management Talent and Perceived Performance in Multinational Corporations'. European Journal of Training and Development, 36 (1):66-85 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Devolvement of HRM and Perceived Performance within Multinational Corporations (MNCs)'
Sheehan, M (2012) 'Devolvement of HRM and Perceived Performance within Multinational Corporations (MNCs)'. European Journal Of International Management, 6 (1):101-127 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Exploring the Link between Management Development and Perceived Performance in Multinational Corporations (MNCs): An analysis of Polish and UK subsidiaries'
Sheehan, M (2012) 'Exploring the Link between Management Development and Perceived Performance in Multinational Corporations (MNCs): An analysis of Polish and UK subsidiaries'. Human Resource Management, 84 (12):117-134 [Details]
(2012) 'Global Human Resource Management and Economic Change: A Multiple Level of Analysis Research Agenda'
Sheehan, M; Sparrow, P (2012) 'Global Human Resource Management and Economic Change: A Multiple Level of Analysis Research Agenda'. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23 (12):2393-2403 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Investing in Management Development in Turbulent Times and Perceived Organisational Performance: A Study of UK MNCs and their Subsidiaries'
Sheehan, M (2012) 'Investing in Management Development in Turbulent Times and Perceived Organisational Performance: A Study of UK MNCs and their Subsidiaries'. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23 (12):2491-2513 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'On the Labour Market Progress of Polish Accession Workers in South-East England'
Bachan, R; Sheehan, M (2011) 'On the Labour Market Progress of Polish Accession Workers in South-East England'. International Migration, 49 (2):104-134 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Managing Uncertainty: International Challenges and the Changing Face of Work'
O'Reilly, J; Lain, D; Sheehan, M; Smale, B; Stuart, M (2011) 'Managing Uncertainty: International Challenges and the Changing Face of Work'. Work, Employment And Society, 25 (4):581-595 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Corporate Strategy, HR and Employee Attitudes'
Michie, J, Sheehan, M; Zubanov, N (2010) 'Corporate Strategy, HR and Employee Attitudes'. International Journal of Business Economics, 2 (1):17-33 [Details]
(2008) 'Euro Area Money Demand Stability'
Cosgrove, M; Singh, C; Sheehan, M (2008) 'Euro Area Money Demand Stability'. Journal of Business and Economics Research, 6 (2):15-21 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Business Strategy, Human Resources, Labour Market Flexibility, and Competitive Advantage'
Michie, J; Sheehan, M. (2005) 'Business Strategy, Human Resources, Labour Market Flexibility, and Competitive Advantage'. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16 (3):445-464 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'On the validity of Subjective measures of company performance'
Wall, T; Michie, J; Patterson, M; Wood, SJ; Sheehan, M; Clegg, CW; West, M (2004) 'On the validity of Subjective measures of company performance'. Personnel Psychology, 57 (1):95-118 [DOI] [Details]
(2003) 'Labour market deregulation, ‘flexibility’ and innovation'
Michie, M; Sheehan, M (2003) 'Labour market deregulation, ‘flexibility’ and innovation'. Cambridge Journal Of Economics, 27 (1):123-143 [DOI] [Details]
(2003) '‘Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance in the UK’'
Sheehan, M. (with D. Guest, J. Michie, N. Conway) (2003) '‘Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance in the UK’'. British Journal Of Industrial Relations, 41 (2):291-314 [Details]
(2001) '‘Labour Market Flexibility, Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance’'
Sheehan, M. (with J. Michie) (2001) '‘Labour Market Flexibility, Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance’'. British Journal Of Management, 12 (4):287-306 [Details]
(1999) '‘No Innovation Without Representation? An Analysis of Participation, Representation, R&D and Innovation’'
Sheehan, M. (with J. Michie) (1999) '‘No Innovation Without Representation? An Analysis of Participation, Representation, R&D and Innovation’'. Economic Analysis, 2 (2):85-97 [Details]
(1999) '‘HRM Practices, R&D Expenditure and Innovative Investment: Evidence from the 1990 Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey (WIRS)’'
Sheehan, M. (with J. Michie) (1999) '‘HRM Practices, R&D Expenditure and Innovative Investment: Evidence from the 1990 Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey (WIRS)’'. Industrial and Corporate Change, 8 (2):211-234 [Details]
(1998) '‘The Political Economy of a Divided Ireland’'
Sheehan, M. (with J. Michie) (1998) '‘The Political Economy of a Divided Ireland’'. Cambridge Journal Of Economics, 22 :243-259 [Details]
(1998) '‘Regional Convergence in the UK: 1970 - 1995’'
Sheehan, M. (with S. McGuinness) (1998) '‘Regional Convergence in the UK: 1970 - 1995’'. Applied Economics Letters, 5 :653-658 [Details]
(1998) '‘Unemployment Duration in an Unemployment Blackspot’'
Sheehan, M. (1998) '‘Unemployment Duration in an Unemployment Blackspot’'. Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 12 (4):643-673 [Details]
(1998) '‘Government Policies and Employers’ Attitudes Towards Long-term Unemployed People in Northern Ireland’'
Sheehan, M. (with M. Tomlinson) (1998) '‘Government Policies and Employers’ Attitudes Towards Long-term Unemployed People in Northern Ireland’'. Journal Of Social Policy, 27 (4):447-470 [Details]
(1998) '‘Political Conflict, Partition and the Underdevelopment of the Irish Economy’'
Sheehan, M. (with D. Hamilton and R. Munck) (1998) '‘Political Conflict, Partition and the Underdevelopment of the Irish Economy’'. Review Of Radical Political Economics, 30 (1):1-31 [Details]
(1997) '‘The Evolution of Technical Efficiency in the Northern Ireland Manufacturing Sector, 1973- 1985’'
Sheehan, M. (1997) '‘The Evolution of Technical Efficiency in the Northern Ireland Manufacturing Sector, 1973- 1985’'. Scottish Journal Of Political Economy, 44 (1):59-81 [Details]
(1996) '‘The International Fund for Ireland: An Assessment’'
Sheehan, M. (1996) '‘The International Fund for Ireland: An Assessment’'. Local Economy, 26 [Details]
(1995) '‘Economic Awareness in Northern Ireland’'
Sheehan, M. (with D. Hitchens and E. Birnie) (1995) '‘Economic Awareness in Northern Ireland’'. Research in Education, (54):42-64 [Details]
(1995) '‘Fair Employment: An Issue for the Peace Process’'
Sheehan, M. (1995) '‘Fair Employment: An Issue for the Peace Process’'. Race and Class, 37 (1):71-82 [Details]
(1995) '‘An Analysis of the IFI's Expenditure in Northern Ireland’'
Sheehan, M. (1995) '‘An Analysis of the IFI's Expenditure in Northern Ireland’'. International Policy Review, 5 (1):41-53 [Details]
(1994) '‘The Investment Decision Making Process and Investment Determinants in Northern Ireland’'
Sheehan, M. (1994) '‘The Investment Decision Making Process and Investment Determinants in Northern Ireland’'. Regional Studies, 28 (5):511-520 [Details]
(1993) '‘Government Financial Assistance and Manufacturing Investment in Northern Ireland’'
Sheehan, M. (1993) '‘Government Financial Assistance and Manufacturing Investment in Northern Ireland’'. Regional Studies, 27 (6):527-540 [Details]
(1993) '‘Companies' Early Response to Recent Changes in Industrial Policy in Northern Ireland’'
Sheehan, M. (with J. McEldowney) (1993) '‘Companies' Early Response to Recent Changes in Industrial Policy in Northern Ireland’'. Regional Studies, 27 (5):490-495 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(1999) The Unequal Unemployed: Discrimination.
Sheehan, M; Tomlinson, M. (1999) The Unequal Unemployed: Discrimination. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Maximising Telephone Survey Participation in International HRD Research'
Sheehan, M; Saunders, M; Wang, C (2015) 'Maximising Telephone Survey Participation in International HRD Research' In: Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(2015) 'Human Capital, Human Resource Development and Economic Growth'
Sheehan, M; Shannahan, V (2015) 'Human Capital, Human Resource Development and Economic Growth' In: Handbook of International Human Resource Development: Context, Processes and People. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(2015) 'Human Resource Development in Central and Eastern Europe'
Sheehan, M; Buchelt, B (2015) 'Human Resource Development in Central and Eastern Europe' In: Global Human Resource Development. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2008) 'Business Strategy, Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance: evidence from Small Firms in the UK and US'
Sheehan, M; Michie, J (2008) 'Business Strategy, Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance: evidence from Small Firms in the UK and US' In: Innovation Systems and Firm Performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2008) 'Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance: Evidence from UK and US Small Firms'
Sheehan, M; Michie, J. (2008) 'Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance: Evidence from UK and US Small Firms' In: International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(2003) 'Labour ‘flexibility’ - Securing Management’s right to Manage Badly?'
Sheehan, M; Michie, J (2003) 'Labour ‘flexibility’ - Securing Management’s right to Manage Badly?' In: Systems of Production: Markets, Organisations and Performance. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2003) 'Markets, Competition, Cooperation and Innovation'
Sheehan, M; Kitson, M; Michie, J (2003) 'Markets, Competition, Cooperation and Innovation' In: Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance. London: Routledge. [Details]
(1998) 'Political Conflict, Partition and the Underdevelopment of the Irish Economy'
Sheehan, M; Hamilton, D; Munck, R (1998) 'Political Conflict, Partition and the Underdevelopment of the Irish Economy' In: Political Violence in Northern Ireland. Connecticut: Praeger Press. [Details]
(1996) 'Long-term Unemployment and the Community Work Programme'
Sheehan, M; Tomlinson, M (1996) 'Long-term Unemployment and the Community Work Programme' In: Policy Aspects of Employment Equality in Northern Ireland, Vol. 2. Belfast: Standing Advisory Committee on Human Rights. [Details]
(1996) 'Long-term Unemployment in West Belfast'
Sheehan, M; Tomlinson, M (1996) 'Long-term Unemployment in West Belfast' In: Policy Aspects of Employment Equality in Northern Ireland, Vol. 2. Belfast: Standing Advisory Committee on Human Rights. [Details]
(1995) 'Unemployment: a long-term problem'
Sheehan, M (1995) 'Unemployment: a long-term problem' In: Social Exclusion/Social Inclusion, Democratic Dialogue, Report 2. Belfast: Democratic Dialogue. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) Impact of Interfirm Relationships - Employment and Working Conditions.
Hadjivassiliou, K; Cox, A; Martin, R; Pollard, E; Gloster, R; Marchington, M; Grimshaw, D; Sheehan, M; Rubery, J (2011) Impact of Interfirm Relationships - Employment and Working Conditions. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2013) University Forum for Human Resource Development,
Sheehan, Maura (2013) Investment in Training & Development in Times of Uncertainty. [Conference Paper], University Forum for Human Resource Development, University of Brighton , 05-JUN-13 - 31-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) University Forum for Human Resource Development (HRD),
McCabe, TJ; Sheehan, M (2013) Human Resource Development (HRD) related issue amongst Migrant Nurses living and working in the Republic of Ireland. [Conference Paper], University Forum for Human Resource Development (HRD), University of Brighton , 05-JUN-13 - 05-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) University Forum for Human Resource Development,
Sheehan, M (2013) Conference Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], University Forum for Human Resource Development, Brighton , 06-NOV-13 - 07-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) The 5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference Developing Leadership Capacity in Times of Austerity and Economic Crisis,
Sheehan, M (2013) Leadership, Knowledge Sharing & Innovation: Implications for Performance. [Invited Paper], The 5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference Developing Leadership Capacity in Times of Austerity and Economic Crisis, Limerick , 03-JUL-13 - 04-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) ESRC Seminar: Developing Leaders for Innovation and Change,
Sheehan, M (2013) Leadership & Innovation: Implications for Performance. [Invited Paper], ESRC Seminar: Developing Leaders for Innovation and Change, University of Lancashire , 04-JUN-13 - 04-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) University Forum for Human Resource Development,
Sheehan, M (2013) Leadership & Innovation: Implications for Performance. [Conference Paper], University Forum for Human Resource Development, University of Brighton , 05-JUN-13 - 05-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012) University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2012) The Adoption of HRM Practices & Perceived Performance of Foreign Subsidiaries. [Conference Paper], University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) Conference, Portugal , 01-MAY-12 - 01-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011) University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) Conference,
Sheehan, M. (with Thomas Garavan) (2011) National Context as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Business Strategy, Global Staffing Strategies, Organisational Support and Management Development: Evidence from Poland, Hungary and The Czech Republic. [Conference Paper], University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) Conference, Gloucester: University of Gloucester , 01-MAY-11 - 01-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010) International Human Resource Management Conference,
Sheenan, M. (2010) ‘Knowledge & Perceptions of the Changing Role and Delivery of Human Resource Management in Multinational Corporations: Implications for Subsidiary Performance’. [Conference Paper], International Human Resource Management Conference, Birmingham: Aston Business School , 01-JUN-10 - 01-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD), Conference. Pecs,
Sheenan, M. (2010) ‘Exploring the Link between Management Development and Firm Performance: A Multi-Unit and Multi-Respondent Analysis’. [Conference Paper], University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD), Conference. Pecs, Hungary: University of Pecs , 01-JUN-10 - 01-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) Work, Employment and Society (WES) Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2010) ’Management Development?:a multi-respndent & multi-country anlaysis’. [Conference Paper], Work, Employment and Society (WES) Conference, Brighton: University of Brighton , 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) Work, Employment and Society (WES) Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2010) ’Reflections on Best Practice Research Methods in International Management’. [Conference Paper], Work, Employment and Society (WES) Conference, Brighton: University of Brighton , 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009) The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2009) ‘Labour Market Experiences of Polish Accession Workers in the UK: Micro-level Analysis’. [Conference Paper], The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Conference, Paris: Sciences Po, Paris , 01-JUL-09 - 01-JUL-09. [Details]
(2008) Research Conference of the Managing Economic Transition Network,
Sheehan, M. (2008) ‘The Determinants of Labour Market Earnings for Polish Accession Workers in the UK: Preliminary Analysis’. [Conference Paper], Research Conference of the Managing Economic Transition Network, London: University College London , 01-DEC-08 - 01-DEC-08. [Details]
(2007) European Academy of Management Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2007) ‘Human Resource Management Practices, Organisational Outcomes and Performance’. [Conference Paper], European Academy of Management Conference, Paris , 01-MAY-07 - 01-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007) Academy of Management Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2007) ‘’High Commitment’ or just ‘High Performance’?’. [Conference Paper], Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania , 01-AUG-07 - 01-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007) Academy of Management Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2007) ‘Corporate Strategy, Human Resource Management and Performance’. [Conference Paper], Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania , 01-AUG-07 - 01-AUG-07. [Details]
(2006) Academy of Management Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2006) ‘Business Strategy and Corporate Performance in Small Firms’. [Conference Paper], Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Georgia , 01-AUG-06 - 01-AUG-06. [Details]
(2006) Academy of Management Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2006) ‘Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance in Small Firms’. [Conference Paper], Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Georgia , 01-AUG-06 - 01-AUG-06. [Details]
(2006) International Academy of Management and Business Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2006) ‘Human Resource Management and Innovation in Small Firms’. [Conference Paper], International Academy of Management and Business Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada , 01-MAR-06 - 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005) International Conference on Innovation Systems and Firm Performance,
Sheehan, M. (2005) ‘Business Strategy, Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance: Evidence from Small Firms in the UK and US’. [Conference Paper], International Conference on Innovation Systems and Firm Performance, Netherlands: University of Delft , 01-JUN-05 - 01-JUN-05. [Details]
(2004) International Conference on Advances in Management,
Sheehan, M. (2004) ‘Business Strategy, Human Resources, Labour Market Flexibility, and Competitive Advantage’. [Conference Paper], International Conference on Advances in Management, Orlando, Florida , 01-MAR-04 - 01-MAR-04. [Details]
(2003) International Human Resource Management Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2003) ‘Business Strategy, Human Resources, Labour Market Flexibility, and Corporate Performance’. [Conference Paper], International Human Resource Management Conference, Limerick: University of Limerick , 01-JUN-03 - 01-JUN-03. [Details]
(2001) Academy of Management Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2001) ‘Getting Inside the HRM-Performance Relationship’. [Conference Paper], Academy of Management Conference, Toronto, Canada , 01-AUG-01 - 01-AUG-01. [Details]
(2001) Academy of Management Conference,
Sheehan, M. (2001) ‘Methodological Issues in HRM Research’, Academy of Management Caucus Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Academy of Management Conference, Toronto, Canada , 01-AUG-01 - 01-AUG-01. [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2015) D 7.1 - Business Start-Ups & Youth Self-Employment A Policy Literature Review Synthesis Report.
Sheehan, M. and Mc Namara, A. (2015) D 7.1 - Business Start-Ups & Youth Self-Employment A Policy Literature Review Synthesis Report. Report [Details]
(2007) Ensuring Sustainability: Reform of the Business Assistance Centres (BACs) in Dallas and Forth Worth.
Sheehan, M; Ward, L; MBA Capstone students (2007) Ensuring Sustainability: Reform of the Business Assistance Centres (BACs) in Dallas and Forth Worth. Dallas: Report [Details]
(2005) Untapped Potential for Expanding Women’s Entrepreneurship: Case Studies of African-American and Hispanic entrepreneurs in Dallas and Forth Worth.
Sheehan, M; Ward, L; Fernandez-Zamora, I (2005) Untapped Potential for Expanding Women’s Entrepreneurship: Case Studies of African-American and Hispanic entrepreneurs in Dallas and Forth Worth. Dallas: Report [Details]
(2001) Voices from the Boardroom.
Sheehan, M; Guest, D; Michie, J; Conway, N; King, Z (2001) Voices from the Boardroom. London: Report [Details]
(2000) Human Resource Management and Performance in British Workplaces.
Sheehan, M; Conway, N; Guest, D; Michie, J (2000) Human Resource Management and Performance in British Workplaces. London: Report [Details]
(1997) The Art of Regeneration: The Economic Impact of Féile an Phobail (People’s Festival).
Sheehan, M (1997) The Art of Regeneration: The Economic Impact of Féile an Phobail (People’s Festival). Belfast: Report [Details]
(1997) Lifting the Limits: Peer Education Project for Teenage Mothers.
Sheehan, M (1997) Lifting the Limits: Peer Education Project for Teenage Mothers. Belfast: Report [Details]
(1995) Northern Ireland, Guest Editor, International Policy Review, Vol. 5, No. 1.
Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds; Gerry Adams, MP; John Hume, MP; Ian Paisley Jnr (1995) Northern Ireland, Guest Editor, International Policy Review, Vol. 5, No. 1. Report [Details]
(1994) Manufacturing Investment and Government Grants in Northern Ireland.
Sheehan, M; Roper, S (1994) Manufacturing Investment and Government Grants in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Report [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(1993) Government Grants and the Investment Decision Making Process in Northern Ireland.
Sheehan, M (1993) Government Grants and the Investment Decision Making Process in Northern Ireland. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Best International Paper: ‘The Adoption of HRM Practices & Perceived Performance of Foreign Subsidiaries’ Emerald Publishers & European Journal of Training & Development
2010 Best International Paper: ‘Exploring the Link between Management Development and Firm Performance: A Multi-Unit and Multi-Respondent Analysis’ Emerald Publishing & European Journal of Training & Development

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
British Academy of Management Member /
Irish Academy of Managment Member 01-FEB-13 /

Other Activities

  Description

Expert Testimony:

In the past 18 months, I have given expert testimony to the Chambers of Commerce (equivalent of) in Zlin, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary and Warsaw, Poland on the policy implications of my research arising from my EU Marie Curie Grant. Particular focus was given to the pros and cons reported by MNCs of operating in the study countries. In April 2012,  I was invited by the President of Poland, President Komorowski, to present findings about my research on Polish migration & foreign direct investment (FDI) at a private meeting he hosted at his residence, 'Belweder Palace' in Warsaw about the future of the Polish economy.

I have acted as an expert witness and given presentations on economic development and financial accountability in the US to the City of Dallas, Economic Development Sub-Committee; Chambers of Commerce (Dallas, Forth Worth, Plano and Allen); Small Business Association; African Chamber of Commerce; African-American Chamber of Commerce; the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Louisiana House of Representatives, Economic Development sub-committee; and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA).

While based at Queen’s University (1993-2000), I also served as an expert witness and gave presentations on economic development, industrial competitiveness, north-south economic integration, to the International Fund for Ireland (IFI); and on most facets of employment legislation to: the British House of Commons sub-committee on Irish affairs (1997 and 1998); the British House of Commons Employment Committee (1998); the British-Irish inter-Parliamentary Committee on Irish Affairs (1996 - 1999); The Office of An Taoiseach (1998-1999); Dail Eireann Committee on North-South Trade (1997-1999); Dail Eireann Committee on North-South Economic Development (1998); US House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on Irish affairs (1997); the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation (1996); the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) (1998-2000); the Confederation of Irish Industry (1997-2000); the Confederation of Small Business, N. Ireland (1998-1999); the Belfast Chamber of Commerce (1996-2000); and a talk entitled, ‘Fair Employment: An Issue of the Irish Peace Process’, presented to the United Nation’s Committee on Human Rights, New York (1995). 

Teaching Interests

International Management; Global Business; International Economics; Strategic Human Resource Management/HRD; Corporate Social Responsibility 

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2013 Human Resource Management MG328
2014 International Human Resource Management MG583
2014 Cross Cultural Management MG333
2014 Global Business MG581