Dr Steven McCartney

School of Business

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

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Dr. Steven McCartney is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Management and Organisational Behaviour at Maynooth University School of Business. Steven received his PhD from Trinity College Dublin, specialising in people analytics. In addition, he holds an MSc in Work and Organisational Behaviour from The University of Limerick, a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from McMaster University, Canada, and an advanced diploma in Human Resource Management. His research interests lie in several areas, including people analytics, digital transformation, strategic HRM, and human capital resources.

Steven’s research has been published in several journals including, Personnel Review, Management Decision, and the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. Additionally, his research has been presented at several academic conferences globally, including the Academy of Management and the Irish Academy of Management. 

Prior to his PhD, Steven spent several years as a practicing HR professional in Toronto, Canada. In his various roles, he was responsible for the design, implementation, and execution of people analytics programs. Additionally, Steven has experience in the areas of recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, and the implementation of HRIS/digital technology at the corporate level.

Steven’s teaching experience includes delivering undergraduate and postgraduate modules in people analytics, research methods, strategy, and 21st-century skills.  

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2023 Steven McCartney; Na Fu (2023) 'Enacting people analytics: Exploring the direct and complementary effects of analytical and storytelling skills'. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (US), . https://doi.org/10.1002/ hrm.22194
2022 Fu, N., Keegan, A., & McCartney, S. (2022) 'The duality of HR analysts' storytelling: Showcasing and curbing'. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (UK), . [Full-Text]
2022 McCartney, S; Fu, N (2022) 'Bridging the gap: why, how and when HR analytics can impact organizational performance'. Management Decision, 60 (13). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 McCartney, S; Fu, N (2022) 'Promise versus reality: a systematic review of the ongoing debates in people analytics'. Journal Of Organizational Effectiveness, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 McCartney, S; Murphy, C; McCarthy, J (2020) '21st Century HR: A Competency Model for the Emerging Role of HR Analysts'. Personnel Review, 50 (6):1495-1513. [Full-Text]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 McCartney, S. (2022) Academy of Management Conference Complementarity Human Capital? Linking Analytical and Storytelling Skills to People Analytics Seattle, Washington, .
2021 Fahy, A; Murphy, C; Fu, N; McCartney, S; and Roche, J (2021) European Academy of Management Leadership During Crisis: A Relational Model of Transformational Leadership and Alienation Virtual, .
2021 McCartney, S; Fu, N (2021) European Academy of Management Conference Promise versus Reality: Ongoing Debates in People Analytics Virtual, .
2021 Fahy, A; McCartney, S (2021) Academy of Management Transformational Leadership and Work Alienation: Evidence from School Leaders Virtual, .
2020 McCartney, S; Murphy, C; McCarthy, J (2020) Academy of Management 21st Century HR: A Competency Model for the Emerging Role of HR Analysts Virtual, . [Full-Text]
2019 McCartney, S; Fu, N (2019) Academy of Management Linking HR Analytics to Organizational Performance through Evidence-Based Management Boston, .
2019 McCartney, S; Fu, N (2019) Irish Academy of Management HR Analytics: A Systematic Review and Agenda for Future Research Dublin, .


Year Publication
2021 McCartney, S (2021) Competencies, Skills, and HR. [Case]
2021 McCartney, S (2021) Ethics, Privacy, and Workforce Data. [Case]
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