Dr Kiera Dempsey-Brench

Biography

Kiera is an assistant lecturer in Management at Maynooth Business School. Her research interests are on how organisations and business schools can develop employees’ and students' professional and leadership skills, whilst simultaneously making a positive impact on the community. 

Research Interests

Corporate volunteering, service-learning, learning and development, HR, CSR.

Kiera's research thus far has centred around the role of prosocial CSR or HR activities, such as, employee volunteering or service-learning programmes that facilitate learning and development, and how certain interventions (e.g., reflection and guided sensemaking) influences talent development both in corporate and educational domains.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'When giveback turns to blowback: Employee responses to skills-based volunteering'
Dempsey-Brench, K. & Shantz, A. (2021) 'When giveback turns to blowback: Employee responses to skills-based volunteering'. International Journal of Human Resource Management, [Details]
2021 'Skills-based volunteering: A systematic literature review of the intersection of skills and employee volunteering'
Dempsey-Brench, K. & Shantz, A. (2021) 'Skills-based volunteering: A systematic literature review of the intersection of skills and employee volunteering'. Human Resource Management Review, [Details]
2021 'How Volunteerism Enhances Workplace Skills'
Shantz, A., & Dempsey-Brench, K. (2021) 'How Volunteerism Enhances Workplace Skills'. MIT Sloan Management Review, [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2021 In the eye of the storm: Turbulent times and the MBA
Shantz, A., Sayer, M., Byrne, J., Dempsey-Brench, K., & Kavanagh, S. (2021) In the eye of the storm: Turbulent times and the MBA Academy of Management [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 Does one size fit all? HR attributions of employee volunteering from a non-profit perspective.
Dempsey-Brench, K., Alfes, K., & Shantz, A. (2020) Does one size fit all? HR attributions of employee volunteering from a non-profit perspective. [Oral Presentation], Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada [Details]
2021 An investigation of MBA students' skill donation in service-learning projects and its influence on learning and skill outcomes.
Dempsey-Brench, K. & Shantz, A. (2021) An investigation of MBA students' skill donation in service-learning projects and its influence on learning and skill outcomes. [Oral Presentation], Irish Academy of Management, Ireland [Details]
2019 Skills-based volunteering and learning.
Dempsey-Brench, K. & Shantz, A. (2019) Skills-based volunteering and learning. [Oral Presentation], Human Resources International Conference, Dublin [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2021 Best Paper Award Academy of Management MED Division