Prof Peter McNamara

School of Business

Professor

School of Business Building
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Biography

Peter Mc Namara is Professor of Management and Head of Maynooth University School of Business. He is the Chairperson of the Management Education and Development division of the Academy of Management (AOM has approximately 20,000 members worldwide). He has previously held academic appointments in University College Dublin School of Business, Cass Business School (City University London), and visiting appointments at University of Kent Business School, University of Amsterdam (School of Real Estate), University of Fribourg (Switzerland), and University Pierre Mendes (France) amongst others. 

His research focuses primarily on two areas. First, he explores the process and performance consequences of collaboration within and between organisations. Second, he explores the process and performance consequences of innovation in terms of science, knowledge work, and business processes. His research has been published in leading journals including Journal of Management, Academy of Management Education and Learning, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Technovation, LRP amongst others. His work has won awards from the Academy of Management and the Case Centre and received research grants from Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and the HEA

He teaching experience includes undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education and doctoral programs in management, strategy and research methods.

Research Interests

My research explores the process and performance consequences of collaboration and innovation, using qualitative and quantitative methods.

I work with collaborators and students (and welcome new ones) on four major themes.

1. The process and performance consequences of:
  • collaboration between organisations
  • innovation, especially the role of failure, setbacks and success experience
2. The process and performance consequences of business model design and innovation

3. Management and performance of Business Schools: what are the drivers of individual research career performance and the Global Business School landscape; what is the efficacy of our education programs (how and do they work)

4. I believe in bridging the space between research and the class room and therefore write business case studies that can be used in the class to demonstrate how management concepts and tools can be applied.

I undertake research in a variety of industrial settings such as pharmaceuticals, connected health, sport, not for profit organisations, business schools amongst others.

My research has been published in leading journals including Journal of Management, Academy of Management Education and Learning, Research policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Venturing, British Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, and Technovation amongst others. My research has won a number of awards including both the Carlo Masini Award for Innovative Scholarship  and the Global Forum Award from the Academy of Management, and multiple awards for my business case writing from the Case Centre. 

                         

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2010 'Trial Case: Abrakebabra'
Beere, R., Mc Namara, P. and O’Gorman, C. (2010) 'Trial Case: Abrakebabra' In: Basic Strategy in Context. European Text and Cases. Wiley. [Details]
2010 'Main Case: Abrakebabra from Ireland'
Beere, R. and Mc Namara, P. (2010) 'Main Case: Abrakebabra from Ireland' In: Basic Strategy in Context. European Text and Cases. Wiley. [Details]
2004 'Abrakebabra: capturing market share through food franchising'
Beere, R. & Mc Namara, P. (2004) 'Abrakebabra: capturing market share through food franchising' In: International Marketing An SME Perspective. FT Prentice Hall. [Details]
2004 '2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games: the contribution of commercial sponsors'
Mc Namara, P., Murray, G., Grampp, C. and Brown, P. (2004) '2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games: the contribution of commercial sponsors' In: International Marketing An SME Perspective. FT Prentice Hall. [Details]
2003 'Des alliances pour creer la confiance dans les enterprises high tech deficitaires: le role des alliances'
McNamara, P (2003) 'Des alliances pour creer la confiance dans les enterprises high tech deficitaires: le role des alliances' In: Des mondes de confiance: Un concept a l’epreuve de la realite sociale. CNRS Editions. [Details]
1997 'Teaching Note 5: The Richardson Sheffield Story'
Baden-Fuller, C. and Mc Namara, P. (1997) 'Teaching Note 5: The Richardson Sheffield Story' In: Strategic Innovation. Lecturer’s Resource Manual. London: International Thomson Business Press. [Details]
1997 'Teaching Note 8: Ariston-Indesit'
Mc Namara, P., Baden-Fuller, C. and Boschetti, C. (1997) 'Teaching Note 8: Ariston-Indesit' In: Strategic Innovation. Lecturer’s Resource Manual. London: International Thomson Business Press. [Details]
1997 'Teaching Note 15: Honda Motors'
Pitt, M. and Mc Namara, P. (1997) 'Teaching Note 15: Honda Motors' In: Strategic Innovation. Lecturer’s Resource Manual. London: International Thomson Business Press. [Details]
1997 'Teaching Note 11: JVC'
Pitt, M. and Mc Namara, P. (1997) 'Teaching Note 11: JVC' In: Strategic Innovation. Lecturer’s Resource Manual. London: International Thomson Business Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
1997 Strategic Innovation: Lecturer’s Resource Manual
P Mc Namara, N. Thomson, C. Baden-Fuller and M. Pitt (Ed.). (1997) Strategic Innovation: Lecturer’s Resource Manual London: International Thomson Business Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Project Suspensions and Failure in New Product Development: Returns for Entrepreneurial Firms in Co-Development Alliances'
Hu, Y., McNamara, P. and Piaskowska, D. (2016) 'Project Suspensions and Failure in New Product Development: Returns for Entrepreneurial Firms in Co-Development Alliances'. Journal of Product Innovation Management, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'A comprehensive and multi-purpose global research performance information system'
Ryazanova, O., McNamara, P., & Aguinis, H. (2016) 'A comprehensive and multi-purpose global research performance information system'. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNUAL MEETING PROCEEDINGS, [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'. 23 (2):33-50 [Details]
2016 'Large-Scale Events as Catalysts for Creating Mutual Dependence Between Social Ventures and Resource Providers'
McNamara, P., Pazzaglia, F. and Sonpar, K. (2016) 'Large-Scale Events as Catalysts for Creating Mutual Dependence Between Social Ventures and Resource Providers'. Forthcoming - available online 7 January 2015. doi:10.1177/0149206314563983 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Technological area experience, experience diversity and innovation'
Garzon-Vico, A., Gibbons, P., McNamara, P. and Rosier, J. (2016) 'Technological area experience, experience diversity and innovation'. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Outbound open innovation in bio-pharmaceutical out-licensing'
Hu, YS;McNamara, P;McLoughlin, D (2015) 'Outbound open innovation in bio-pharmaceutical out-licensing'. Technovation, 35 :46-58 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Socialization and Pro-active Behaviour: Multilevel Exploration of Research Productivity Drivers in the US Business Schools'
Olga Ryazanova and Peter McNamara (2016) 'Socialization and Pro-active Behaviour: Multilevel Exploration of Research Productivity Drivers in the US Business Schools'. ACADEMY OF MANGAGEMENT LEARNING & EDUCATION, 15 (3):525-548 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Unpacking the effect of exploration during environmental uncertainty: Evidence from the information technology sector'
Shrivastava, S., Pazzaglia, F., Sonpar, S. and McNamara, P. (2015) 'Unpacking the effect of exploration during environmental uncertainty: Evidence from the information technology sector'. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES-REVUE CANAD, Forthcoming - available online since 22 June 2015 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Competing Business Models, Value Creation and Appropriation in English Football'
Mc Namara, P, Peck, S. and Sasson, A. (2013) 'Competing Business Models, Value Creation and Appropriation in English Football'. LONG RANGE PLANNING, 46 :475-487 [Details]
2012 'Exploration and Exploitation within and across Intra-Organisational Domains and their Reactions to Firm Level Failure'
Su, P. and Mc Namara, P (2012) 'Exploration and Exploitation within and across Intra-Organisational Domains and their Reactions to Firm Level Failure'. TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, 24 :129-149 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Shareholder returns and the exploration-exploitation dilemma: R&D announcements by biotechnology firms'
Mc Namara, P. and Baden-Fuller, C. (2007) 'Shareholder returns and the exploration-exploitation dilemma: R&D announcements by biotechnology firms'. RESEARCH POLICY, 36 :548-565 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Raising the Returns to Venture Finance'
Baden-Fuller, C., Dean, A., Mc Namara, P. and Hillard, B. (2006) 'Raising the Returns to Venture Finance'. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, 21 :265-285 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Achieving Post-Acquisition Success: The Role of Corporate Entrepreneurship'
Thomson, N. and Mc Namara, P. (2001) 'Achieving Post-Acquisition Success: The Role of Corporate Entrepreneurship'. LONG RANGE PLANNING, 34 :669-697 [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Knowledge Based Strategic Alliances and Value Creation: A Study of Biotechnology Firms Quoted on the London Stock Exchange'
Mc Namara, P. (1999) 'Knowledge Based Strategic Alliances and Value Creation: A Study of Biotechnology Firms Quoted on the London Stock Exchange'. IRISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 19/20 :99-117 [Details]
1999 'Lessons from the Celltech Case: Balancing Knowledge Exploration and Exploitation in Organisational Renewal'
Mc Namara, P. and Baden-Fuller, C. (1999) 'Lessons from the Celltech Case: Balancing Knowledge Exploration and Exploitation in Organisational Renewal'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 10 :291-307 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'Two Way Learning in West/East Mergers and Acquisitions: Short Term and Long Term Viewpoints'
Thomson, N. and Mc Namara, P. (1998) 'Two Way Learning in West/East Mergers and Acquisitions: Short Term and Long Term Viewpoints'. Journal of Eastern European Management Studies 3 :164-188 [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2011 'The Experts Advice. Case Study Which Roads Lead to Profit?'
McNamara, P. (2011) 'The Experts Advice. Case Study Which Roads Lead to Profit?' Irish Times, Innovation Magazine, February :36-36. [Details]
2009 'Benefits of Writing Teaching Case Studies with Students for Credit'
McNamara, P (2009) 'Benefits of Writing Teaching Case Studies with Students for Credit' Management Education and Development Division Newsletter, 5 . [Details]
2007 'Kebab Franchise Case Study'
Beere, R., Mc Namara, P. and O’Gorman, C. (2007) 'Kebab Franchise Case Study' Business and Finance, 4-7 May :62-63. [Details]
1999 'European Biotech Review'
McNamara, P. (1999) 'European Biotech Review' Genetic Engineering News, 19 . [Details]
1998 'Some Hope and Some Pessimism on the Recovery in European Markets'
McNamara, P. (1998) 'Some Hope and Some Pessimism on the Recovery in European Markets' Genetic Engineering News, 18 :27-55. [Details]
1998 'European Biotech Companies Struggle to Adjust to Bear Markets'
McNamara, P. (1998) 'European Biotech Companies Struggle to Adjust to Bear Markets' Genetic Engineering News, 18 :27-52. [Details]
1998 'British Biotech’s Real Problem'
McNamara, P. (1998) 'British Biotech’s Real Problem' Genetic Engineering News, 18 :37-59. [Details]

Case

  Year Publication
2015 Connected Health Technology: Private Pharmacies Competing Innovatively in Ireland. Teaching Note.
Gross, N., Connolly, N. and McNamara, P. (2015) Connected Health Technology: Private Pharmacies Competing Innovatively in Ireland. Teaching Note. Case [Details]
2015 Connected Health Technology: Private Pharmacies Competing Innovatively in Ireland.
Gross, N., Connolly, N. and McNamara, P. (2015) Connected Health Technology: Private Pharmacies Competing Innovatively in Ireland. Case [Details]
2013 Gaelic Athletic Association and the Irish Rugby Football Union: Competing Business Models.
Mc Namara, P, Ryazanova, O., Collins, F and Aherne. (2013) Gaelic Athletic Association and the Irish Rugby Football Union: Competing Business Models. Case [Details]
2013 Teaching Note. Gaelic Athletic Association and the Irish Rugby Football Union: Competing Business Models.
Mc Namara, P., Ryazanova, O. and Aherne, D (2013) Teaching Note. Gaelic Athletic Association and the Irish Rugby Football Union: Competing Business Models. Case [Details]
2010 David versus Goliath in European Airlines: Can Aer Arann’s Regional Service Strategy survive in the Home Market of Low Cost Leader Ryanair?.
Mc Namara, P. and Whitty, R. (2010) David versus Goliath in European Airlines: Can Aer Arann’s Regional Service Strategy survive in the Home Market of Low Cost Leader Ryanair?. Case [Details]
2010 Stafford Group: Growth Strategy through Related and Unrelated Diversification.
Mc Namara, P. and Stafford, B. (2010) Stafford Group: Growth Strategy through Related and Unrelated Diversification. Case [Details]
2004 Abrakebabra: Surviving the Franchise Revolt, Teaching Note.
Beere, R. and Mc Namara, P. (2004) Abrakebabra: Surviving the Franchise Revolt, Teaching Note. Case [Details]
2004 Abrakebabra: Surviving the Franchise Revolt.
Beere, R. and Mc Namara, P. (2004) Abrakebabra: Surviving the Franchise Revolt. Case [Details]
2004 Abrakebabra: Growing Pains in a Fast Food Restaurant Chain.
Beere, R., Mc Namara, P. and O’Gorman, C. (2004) Abrakebabra: Growing Pains in a Fast Food Restaurant Chain. Case [Details]
2003 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games: Managing a Stakeholder Network. Teaching Note.
Mc Namara, P., Grampp, C. Mc Grath, P. (2003) 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games: Managing a Stakeholder Network. Teaching Note. Case [Details]
2003 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games: Managing a Stakeholder Network.
Mc Namara, P., Murray, G., Grampp, C. and P. Brown. (2003) 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games: Managing a Stakeholder Network. Case [Details]
2001 Proton Quest: A Biotech Group.
Mc Namara, P. and McKnight, P. (2001) Proton Quest: A Biotech Group. Case [IR Link] [Details]
2000 Biotechnology Industry Note: Strategy and Performance of Some UK Biotech Independents 1995 to 1997.
Mc Namara, P., Baden-Fuller, C., and Howell, J. (2000) Biotechnology Industry Note: Strategy and Performance of Some UK Biotech Independents 1995 to 1997. Case [Details]
2000 The Rejuvenation of Celltech in the 1990s: Laying Foundations of a FTSE 100 Company.
Mc Namara, P., Baden-Fuller, C., and Howell, J. (2000) The Rejuvenation of Celltech in the 1990s: Laying Foundations of a FTSE 100 Company. Case [Details]
2000 The Rejuvenation of Celltech in the 1990s: Teaching Note.
Mc Namara, P., Baden-Fuller, C., and Howell, J. (2000) The Rejuvenation of Celltech in the 1990s: Teaching Note. Case [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Dexter Award Finalist Paper (Academy of Management) Academy of Management Conference, International Theme Committee
2014 Global Forum Best Paper Award (Academy of Management) Academy of Management, MED Division
2012 Carlo Masini Award (Best Paper Public & Not for Profit) Academy of Management, PNP Division
2011 Strategic Planning Society Fellow Strategic Planning Society
2011 Best Paper (Strategic Management) EURAM European Academy of Management, Strategic Management SIG
2007 European Case Awards: Best Entrepreneurship Case Case Centre
2004 European Case Prize Winner Case Centre
2015 MED Program Chair, Outstanding Service Award Academy of Management, MED Division
2014 MED Program Chair, Outstanding Service Award Academy of Management, MED Division
2013 MED PDW Chair, Outstanding Service Award Academy of Management, MED Division
2011 MED Research Coordinator, Outstanding Service Award Academy of Management, MED Division
2008 Outstanding Paper Award (University College Dublin) UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business
2007 Outstanding Paper Award (University College Dublin) UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business
2002 Outstanding Educator Award UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Academy of Management, MED Division Chairperson 10-AUG-16 / 08-AUG-17
Academy of Management, MED Division Program Chair 11-AUG-13 / 12-AUG-15
Academy of Management, MED Division Professional Development Workshop Chair 05-AUG-12 / 11-AUG-13
Academy of Management, MED Vice Chairperson 06-AUG-14 / 09-AUG-16
Academy of Management, MED Division Past Chair (in charge of officer elections) 09-AUG-17 / 07-AUG-18
Academy of Management, MED Division Research Coordinator 01-AUG-10 / 07-AUG-11

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Academic Council Member 2014 /
Faculty of Social Science Executive Member 2014 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University, School of Business Professor 01-JAN-14 /
University College Dublin, School of Business (Smurfit and Quinn Schools) Senior Lecturer 01-OCT-05 / 31-DEC-13
University College Dublin, School of Business College Lecturer (tenured) 01-SEP-00 / 30-SEP-05
Cass Business School City, University of London Research Fellow 01-JUL-98 / 31-AUG-00
University College Dublin, School of Business Assistant Lecturer 01-NOV-91 / 31-AUG-94

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2000 Cass Business School City, University of London PhD Strategic Management and Innovation
1991 University College Dublin Master of Business Studies Strategic Management and Planning
1990 University of Limerick Bachelor of Business Studies Accounting and Economics