Dr Niall Connolly

School of Business

Assistant Professor

Biography

Niall is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an Associate Investigator with Confirm, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing

Previously Niall was a Research Fellow with LERO, the Science Foundation Centre for software, and Technical Lead of Maynooth University's Technology Adoption Research Group, under the supervision of Prof Brian Donnellan.

The Research Group works across the SFI research centres of LERO, the Irish Software Research Centre, CONFIRM, smart manufacturing, ENABLE, smart communities, and CONNECT, future networks. 

Niall's work focuses on enabling sustainable technology adoption in both private and public settings. The work covers strategic alignment of digital strategies with organisational goals, governance structures, business models, business model innovation, corporate venturing and climate for creativity.


Niall is Vice Chair of the all Ireland Smart City Forum

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'What business schools do to support academic entrepreneurship: a systematic literature review and future research agenda'
Walsh G.S.;Cunningham J.A.;Mordue T.;McLeay F.;O’Kane C.;Connolly N. (2021) 'What business schools do to support academic entrepreneurship: a systematic literature review and future research agenda'. Studies in Higher Education, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'An emerging typology of IT governance structural mechanisms in smart cities'
Maccani G.;Connolly N.;McLoughlin S.;Puvvala A.;Karimikia H.;Donnellan B. (2020) 'An emerging typology of IT governance structural mechanisms in smart cities'. Government Information Quarterly, 37 (4) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Scaling Up a Small Technology Firm: Business Model Innovation at HaylioMed'
Gross, Nicole, Connolly, Niall, McNamara, Peter (2016) 'Scaling Up a Small Technology Firm: Business Model Innovation at HaylioMed'. Business Case Journal, 23 (2):33-50 [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2020 IT governance in smart cities: An exploratory case study of an European city authority
Maccani G.;Connolly N.;Donnellan B. (2020) IT governance in smart cities: An exploratory case study of an European city authority 27th European Conference on Information Systems - Information Systems for a Sharing Society, ECIS 2019 [full-text] [Details]
2016 Integrative or Autonomous? Mental Models and Experimentation-Driven Business Model Innovation
Gross, N., McNamara, P., Ryazanova, O. and Connolly, N (2016) Integrative or Autonomous? Mental Models and Experimentation-Driven Business Model Innovation Academy of Management Annual Conference [Details]
2019 Smart City IT Governance: A Dynamic Capability Perspective
Maccani,G., Connolly, N.& Donnellan, B (2019) Smart City IT Governance: A Dynamic Capability Perspective Academy of Management Annual Conference [Details]
2017 IT Governance in Smart Cities: a Conceptual Framework
Connolly, N., Maccani, G., Donnellan, B. (2017) IT Governance in Smart Cities: a Conceptual Framework International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) [Details]
2017 Getting Better at Knowledge Management: Integrating Individual Skills and Organisational Capability
Thornley, C;Carcary, M;Connolly, N;O'Duffy, M;Pierce, J (2017) Getting Better at Knowledge Management: Integrating Individual Skills and Organisational Capability PROCEEDINGS OF THE 18TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (ECKM 2017), VOLS 1 AND 2 , pp.973-980 [Details]
2016 Developing a maturity model for knowledge management (KM) in the digital age
Thornley C.;Carcary M.;Connolly N.;O'Duffy M.;Pierce J. (2016) Developing a maturity model for knowledge management (KM) in the digital age Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM , pp.874-880 [Details]
2016 Why can I not scale? – How cognitive frames influence/impair business model innovation
Gross, N., Ryazanova, Connolly, N., and McNamara, P. (2016) Why can I not scale? – How cognitive frames influence/impair business model innovation R&D Management Conference Cambridge, UK, [Details]
2016 Enabling factors for smart cities: A case study
Pétercsák R.;MaCcani G.;Donnellan B.;Helfert M.;Connolly N. (2016) Enabling factors for smart cities: A case study 2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 [full-text] [Details]
2015 Tracing the business model: a bibliometric study on intellectual roots
Connolly, N; Gross, N. & McNamara (2015) Tracing the business model: a bibliometric study on intellectual roots Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 R&D Management.
Walsh, G., Connolly, N., Guerrero, M. & Keane, L (2021) R&D Management. [Oral Presentation], Striking a Balance: Disruptive Innovation in an Fortune 100 Firm, London [Details]
2016 European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference (EGIS).
Connolly, N. & O'Higgins, E. (2016) European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference (EGIS). [Oral Presentation], Cognitive Style: A Network Antecedent, Napels [Details]
2016 Value creation and value capture in public-private ecosystems.
Ryazanova, O., Pétercsák, R., Heaphy, L., Connolly, N., & Donnellan, B. (2016) Value creation and value capture in public-private ecosystems. [Oral Presentation], AIS pre-ICIS workshop on “IoT and Smart City Challenges and Applications” - ISCA, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2016 Pre-Workshop Presentation, International Conference on Information Systems.
Connolly, N. (2016) Pre-Workshop Presentation, International Conference on Information Systems. [Oral Presentation], Smart Cities: A Value Generation Research Agenda, Dublin [Details]
2011 British Academy of Management Annual Conference.
Connolly., N. & O'Higgins, E. (2011) British Academy of Management Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Cognitive Clusters, Birmingham [Details]
2008 Academy of Management Annual Conference.
Connolly, N. & O'Higgins, E. (2008) Academy of Management Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], A Product Life Cycle Effects on Team dynamics, Los Angeles [Details]
2007 Academy of Management Annual Conference.
Connolly, N. & O'Higgins, E. (2007) Academy of Management Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Effect of Cognitive Style on Intra Group Collaboration, Philadelphia [Details]
2006 Academy of Management Annual Conference.
Connolly, N. & O'Higgins, E. (2006) Academy of Management Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Impact of Cognitive Style on Group Performance, Atlanta [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2021 Long-term Resilient and Sustainable Cities: A Scoping Paper.
Creamer, C., Connolly, N and Rivera Fernandez , Z. (2021) Long-term Resilient and Sustainable Cities: A Scoping Paper. National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Ireland. [Details]