Dr Edward O’Connor

School of Business

Lecturer

School of Business Building
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Biography

Edward O'Connor is an Associate Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Maynooth University's School of Business. Edward's research interests are in the areas of Careers, Skilled Migration, Expatriation and HRM. Edward has published in international peer-reviewed journals and regularly shares his research at national and international conferences. Edward is a John & Pat Hume scholar and an IRC scholarship winner. Prior to academia, Edward worked in management, mainly in the SME sector.

Research Interests

Careers, Skilled Migration, Expatriation, HRM.

To date my research has centered on an in-depth exploration of the career motivations, actions and experiences of skilled migrants from the EU10 countries who currently live and work in Ireland. Specifically, the analysis considers how the broad and proximal contexts, in conjunction with time and timing, influence the career actions and career outcomes of skilled migrants. This analysis is based on the sense-making of the respondents themselves, in their recounts of their career actions and experiences in Ireland. The career and life narratives of thirty eight Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian expatriates, who are developing careers in the Irish small to medium enterprise (SME) sector, are considered.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'From home to host: The instrumental kaleidoscopic careers of skilled migrants'
O’Connor E.;Crowley-Henry M. (2019) 'From home to host: The instrumental kaleidoscopic careers of skilled migrants'. Human Relations, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Exploring the Relationship Between Exclusive Talent Management, Perceived Organizational Justice and Employee Engagement: Bridging the Literature'
Edward O'Connor; Marian Crowley-Henry (2017) 'Exploring the Relationship Between Exclusive Talent Management, Perceived Organizational Justice and Employee Engagement: Bridging the Literature'. Journal of Business Ethics, [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Portrayal of skilled migrants in management studies. A review of the literature and future research agenda'
Marian Crowley-Henry, Edward O’ Connor, Akram Al Ariss. (2018) 'Portrayal of skilled migrants in management studies. A review of the literature and future research agenda'. European Management Review, [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Identities across time and space: The case of skilled migrants
Edward O'Connor; Marian Crowley-Henry; Jon Briscoe (2019) Identities across time and space: The case of skilled migrants 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - nderstanding the Inclusive Organization Boston, USA, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 From home to host: The instrumental careers of skilled migrants.
Edward O'Connor & Marian Crowley-Henry (2018) From home to host: The instrumental careers of skilled migrants. [Oral Presentation], European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) 2018, Talinn, Estonia , 05-NOV-18 - 07-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 From There to Here: Kaleidoscopic careers of skilled migrants.
Edward O'Connor & Marian Crowley-Henry (2018) From There to Here: Kaleidoscopic careers of skilled migrants. [Oral Presentation], Irish Academy of Management (IAM) 2018, Cork University Business School, Cork, Ireland [Details]
2017 From Bridgehead to Exploitation – the Instrumental Careers of Skilled Migrants”.
Edward O'Connor, Marian Crowley-Henry (2017) From Bridgehead to Exploitation – the Instrumental Careers of Skilled Migrants”. Irish Academy of Management annual Conference, 2017, Belfast, NI , 30-AUG-17 - 01-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 Skilled Migrants: Insiders or Outsiders in the Global Talent Management Equation?.
Edward O'Connor, Marian Crowley-Henry (2017) Skilled Migrants: Insiders or Outsiders in the Global Talent Management Equation?. [Oral Presentation], Academy of Management Annual Conference 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA , 04-AUG-17 - 08-AUG-17 [Details]
2016 ‘Career Crafting’: An Exploration of Skilled Migrants’ Career Construction in the Host Country.
Edward O'Connor, Marian Crowley-Henry (2016) ‘Career Crafting’: An Exploration of Skilled Migrants’ Career Construction in the Host Country. [Oral Presentation], Irish Academy of Management, 2016, UCC [Details]
2016 Towards the Theorization of Skilled Migrant Careers: Exploring the Careers of Skilled Migrant Workers.
Edward O'Connor, Marian Crowley-Henry (2016) Towards the Theorization of Skilled Migrant Careers: Exploring the Careers of Skilled Migrant Workers. [Oral Presentation], EURAM 2016, Paris, France [Details]
2015 Exclusive Talent Management, Perceived Organizational Justice & Employee Engagement: Bridging the Literature.
Edward O'Connor, Marian Crowley-Henry (2015) Exclusive Talent Management, Perceived Organizational Justice & Employee Engagement: Bridging the Literature. [Oral Presentation], UFHRD 2015, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 03-JUN-15 - 05-JUN-15 [Details]
2014 Organizational Justice & Talent Management.
Edward O'Connor, Marian Crowley-Henry (2014) Organizational Justice & Talent Management. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Workshop on Talent Management, Berlin, Germany [Details]
2015 SIEs or Skilled Migrants? Is it time to move from labels to issues?”.
Edward O'Connor, Marian Crowley-Henry (2015) SIEs or Skilled Migrants? Is it time to move from labels to issues?”. [Oral Presentation], 1st Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, Toulouse, France [Details]
2014 Talent management of Skilled Migrants.
Edward O'Connor, Marian Crowley-Henry (2014) Talent management of Skilled Migrants. [Oral Presentation], Irish Academy of Management Conference, University of Limerick [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Irish Research Council Scholarship Irish Research Council
2013 John & Pat Hume Scholarship Maynooth University

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Associate Lecturer 01-SEP-17 /
MSI Ltd Project Manager 04-SEP-06 / 05-FEB-10

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2018 Maynooth University PhD Business
2013 Maynooth University BBS (Hons) Business & Management
2016 Maynooth University Certificate in Teaching and Learning Teaching and Learning

Reviews

  Journal Role
European Management Review Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Human resource management (HRM)
Strategic human resource management (SHRM)
International human resource management (IHRM)
Organizational Theory

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2017 Shauna Whitney Talbot Maynooth University Master of Business Studies
2017 Ciara Dunne Maynooth University Master of Business Studies Millennials in the Workplace

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Marian Crowley-Henry IRELAND

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Akramm Al Ariss - Toulouse Business School Co-Author FRANCE