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, coaching, 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., coaching, reflection and guided sensemaking) influences talent development both in corporate and educational domains.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
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 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 International Academy of Management [Details]
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]
2020 Does one size fit all? HR attributions of employee volunteering from a non-profit perspective
Dempsey-Brench, K. & Shantz, A. (2020) Does one size fit all? HR attributions of employee volunteering from a non-profit perspective Academy of Management [Details]
2019 Skills-based volunteering and learning
Dempsey-Brench, K. & Shantz, A. (2019) Skills-based volunteering and learning Human Resources International Conference Doctoral Consortium [Details]

Honours and Awards

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