MR FINIAN O'DRISCOLL

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researcher
 

Biography

I have over eighteen years of teaching and lecturing experience at third level in Ireland.  Prior to taking up my position as College Lecturer at the Shannon College of Hotel Management in August 2001, I was previously employed on a contract basis in the Cork Institute of Technology (formerly Regional Technical College Cork) between 1996 and 1997.  I taught a number of economics and statistics modules across a range of certificate, diploma and degree programmes at the institute.  In particular, I taught Fundamentals of Business Economics to evening students on the Charter Institute of Management Accounting professional programme.  I also taught Economics, Statistics and Tourism studies on certificate and diploma programmes at Griffith College Cork (formerly Skerry’s Business College).  

Since 2001, I manage and teach seven modules across the Bachelor of Business Studies in International Hotel Management (Level 8) and Bachelor of Commerce programmes.  Thematically, my modules encompass a blend of both technically-based and management-based learning covering three of the four years of the degree programme.  

Research Interests

I am interested in the measurement, evaluation of organisational and work environment factors that both positively and negatively impact on the motivation, satisfaction and job-related performance of employees within the workplace.  In particular, my research focuses on Social Exchange Theory and the interplay of exchange-driven phenomena through the development, maintenance and variability of an individual’s Psychological Contract along with Organisational Support variables, and the consequential outcomes of these phenomena. 

I am interested the area of Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory/Social Learning Theory and Modelling, and exploring the factors which account for the efficacy strength levels of individuals. 

Another area of interest is in the use of quantitative techniques in data analysis. In particular, the use of Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning Theory and Open Source applications to explore patterns, trends and latent relationships contained within data.  Specifically, the application of Segmentation, Regression and Classification techniques typify this interest and the potential it bring to supporting and optimising management decisions.

Survey Research, data collection, statistical analyses

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'What matters most An exploratory multivariate study of satisfaction among first year hotel/hospitality management students'
O'Driscoll, F. (2012) 'What matters most An exploratory multivariate study of satisfaction among first year hotel/hospitality management students'. Quality Assurance In Education, 20 (3):237-258 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) 13th Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference:Entrepreneurs driving tourism and hospitality
O'Driscoll,F., Ruane, S., O'Connell, K. and Doody, H. (2017) The Irish Hospitality Industry: Exploring the Perceptions of Senior Cycle Pupils in Ireland 13th Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference:Entrepreneurs driving tourism and hospitality [Details]
(2016) Travel and Tourism Research Association's (TTRA) Annual European Conference
O’Driscoll, F., Doody, H., O’Connell, K., & Ruane, S.T. (2016) How the Irish Hospitality Industry is Perceived by Senior Cycle Pupils in Ireland Travel and Tourism Research Association's (TTRA) Annual European Conference Shannon College of Hotel Management, , 20-APR-16 - 22-APR-16 [Details]
(2015) 18th Irish Academy of Management Conference
O'Driscoll, F. (2015) A social exchange approach to the academic employment relationship 18th Irish Academy of Management Conference J.E.Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway, , 07-SEP-15 - 07-SEP-15 [Details]
(2013) 16th Irish Academy of Management
O’Driscoll, F., Heraty, N., and Morley, M. (2013) The Psychological Contract of University Support: Quantitative and Qualitative Findings Within Academia 16th Irish Academy of Management Waterford Institute of Technology, , 02-SEP-13 - 04-SEP-13 [Details]
(2012) 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management
O’Driscoll, F (2012) Psychological Contract Infringement and Work Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Workplace Affect Among Third Level Academics 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management University of Limerick, , 26-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12 [Details]
(2011) 7th Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference
O’Driscoll, F. (2011) What matters most: An exploratory multivariate study of satisfaction among first year hotel/hospitality management students 7th Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference Athlone Institute of Technology, , 14-JUN-11 - 15-JUN-11 [Details]
(2010) 6th Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference
O’Driscoll, F. (2010) State-Sector Flux: Challenges, Opportunities and Reflections from the front line of Ireland’s Hospitality & Tourism industry 6th Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference Shannon College of Hotel Management, , 15-JUN-10 - 16-JUN-10 [Details]
(2005) 1st Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference
O' Driscoll, F. and O'Connell, K. (2005) Undergraduate management students’ perceptions toward the Hotel & Hospitality Industry 1st Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference University of Ulster: Portrush Campus, , 14-JUN-05 - 15-JUN-05 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) 12th Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference,
Finian O'Driscoll (2016) Tourism and Hospitality Research. [Chaired Session], 12th Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference, Limerick Institute of Technology , 16-JUN-16 - 17-JUN-16. [Details]
(2010) 6th Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference,
Finian O'Driscoll (2010) Member of the Conference Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 6th Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference, Shannon College of Hotel Management , 05-JUN-10 - 06-JUN-10. [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2017) THE CONTRIBUTION OF FOOD TURNOVER TO HOTEL RELATED REVENUE ALONG THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY.
O'Driscoll, F., Ruane, S., O'Connell, K. and Hynes, S. (2017) THE CONTRIBUTION OF FOOD TURNOVER TO HOTEL RELATED REVENUE ALONG THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY. Report [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2013) The employee-organisation relationship of university academics : Social exchange, psychological contract & organsational support perspectives.
O'Driscoll, F. (2013) The employee-organisation relationship of university academics : Social exchange, psychological contract & organsational support perspectives. Glucksman Library: Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 Doctor of Philosophy University of Limerick

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee Member 01-JAN-21 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Cork Institute of Technology Part-time Lecturer 02-SEP-96 / 30-MAY-97
National Irish Bank Ltd Junior Corporate Credit Analyst 16-JUN-97 / 23-APR-99
Shannon Colleg of Hotel Management College Lecturer 20-AUG-01 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1996 University College Cork HIGHER DIPLOMA (LEVEL 8) Education
1994 University College Cork Bachelor of Arts Economics and History
2004 Institute of Commercial Management Diploma Marketing Research
1995 University College Dublin MASTERS OF SCIENCE Economics
2013 University of Limerick DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Organisational Behaviour/Psychology

Languages

  Language
Irish
French

Teaching Interests

Economic Theory and Analysis
Organisational Analysis
Management Theory
Organisational Behaviour
Quantitative Methods
Statistical Analysis
Data Analysis and Predictive Analytics
Research

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 2/2016_2017 Final Year Research Project SC4135
Semester 2/2016_2017 Organisational Behaviour for Managers SC4112
Semester 2/2016_2017 Quantitative Methods SC1107
Semester 2/2016_2017 Managerial Economics SC3219
Semester 1/2016_2017 Economics for Hospitality & Tourism SC3205
Semester 1/2016_2017 Applied Research Methods SC4100