Exploring the Factors that Influence Adoption of Open Government Data for Commercial Service Innovation: An Inductive Multiple Case Study
Prof. Brian Donnellan, Dr. Markus Helfert
Areas of interest:
Management Information Systems, Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Business Models, Design Science Research.
Giovanni Maccani is a third year PhD candidate at the School of Business in Maynooth University. His project is funded by the Enterprise Partnership Scheme of the Irish Research Council. The enterprise partner is Intel Corp. His research examines the adoption of Open Data released by city authorities for commercial service innovation. The focus is on studying cases of businesses that successfully transformed Open Datasets into one or more profitable services. The research involves an inductive reasoning and contributes to the academic debates of Adoption of Information Systems and Open Data Services. Giovanni graduated from Politecnico di Milano with a BCL in Management Engineering in 2009 and a M.Eng in 2011. He spent the second year of his master degree studying in Spain. His interest in Smart Cities Studies stems from his M.Eng dissertation which examined Green IT practices and values. Giovanni was part of the focus group designing a strategic assessment instrument for Dublin’s Digital Masterplan with Intel and Dublin City Council. Giovanni has published 10 conference papers in IS conferences, including ECIS, PACIS, DESRIST, where he also has been reviewer.
BCL Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (2006-2009)
M.Eng, Politecnico di Milano (2009-2011)
PhD Candidate, Maynooth University School of Business (2012-present)
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity and Relation in the Workplace.
Dr. Marian Crowley-Henry
Areas of interest:
Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resource Management/Development, Organisational Behaviour, Employee Relations.
Ciarán is a fourth year doctoral candidate in the School of Business. His doctoral research focuses on the careers and work experiences of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community in Ireland, particularly looking at self-identity in the workplace. For this research he was awarded a John and Pat Hume Doctoral Research Scholarship from Maynooth University, and an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship.
He graduated in 2011 with a BSc. in Biomedical Science, and in 2012 with a MSc. in Business Management, both from Maynooth University. His Master's research project explored the motivation of senior managers during times of organisational change.
In 2015, Ciarán was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, co-sponsored by the National University of Ireland. During his scholarship, Ciarán is undertaking research related to the careers and work experiences of the transgender community in California. For his Fulbright Scholarship he is based at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy, located at University of California, Los Angeles.
Fulbright-NUI Award, (2015-2016)
Best Postgraduate Paper Award - 16th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference (2013)
Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (2013)
Maynooth University John and Pat Hume Research Scholarship, NUI Maynooth (2012)
Maynooth University Extra-Curricular Award (2011)
BSc. Biomedical Science (2011)
MSc. Business Management (2012)
- McFadden, C., and Crowley-Henry, M. (2016) A Systematic Literature Review on Trans* Careers and Workplace Experiences. In: Koellen, T. (Ed.) Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations. New York: Springer.
- McFadden, C. (2015) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Careers and Human Resource Development: A Systematic Literature Review. Human Resource Development Review, 14(2), 125-162.
- Collins, J. C., McFadden, C., Rocco, T. S., & Mathis, M. K. (2015) The problem of transgender marginalization and exclusion: Critical actions for Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Review, 14(2), 205-226.
- “My People”: Identity, Belonging and the Stranger in Organizations and LGBT Employee Networks. Presented at the 2015 British Academy of Management Annual Conference
- The Workplace Identities of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Employees in Ireland: A qualitative study. Presented at the 18th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Skilled Migrants’ International Careers: An Exploratory Study of the Careers and Capital of Skilled Migrant Workers in Ireland.
Dr. Marian Crowley-Henry
Areas of interest:
Human Resource Management, Careers, International Careers, Human Resource Development.
‘Career represents a unique interaction of self and social experience’ (Young and Collin, 2004, p.381) and my research explores this interaction from the perspective of skilled migrant workers in the Irish small to medium enterprise (SME) sector. This is an underexplored topic and group and the objective of the research is to conduct a detailed examination of the careers of skilled migrants working in the SME sector, and explore how their careers can be theorised. In order to do this, a deeper comprehension on how skilled migrants construct and interpret their career experiences in the ever changing personal, professional and social frameworks they encounter is required. During my post graduate studies to date I have been the recipient of both the John Hume and Irish Research Council scholarships.
2014 – Present: Irish Research Council (IRC) Scholar
The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship that supports suitably qualified Doctoral candidates pursuing full-time research in any discipline.
2013 – Present: John & Pat Hume Scholar.
The John and Pat Hume Research Scholarships are Maynooth University internal scholarships offered as funding support for new PhD students.
• “Organizational Justice & Talent Management” for the 3rd Workshop on Talent Management, ESCP Europe, Berlin, Germany on the13th -14th October 2014.
• “SIEs or Skilled Migrants? Is it time to move from labels to issues?” for the 1st Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, Toulouse Business School on the 28th – 29th May, 2015.
• “Exclusive Talent Management, Perceived Organizational Justice & Employee Engagement: Bridging the Literature” for the UFHRD 2015 conference, in University College Cork, Ireland on the 3rd – 5th June, 2015.
• “Careers and capital of skilled migrant workers” for the Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2015 at NUI Galway on 3rd – 4th of September, 2015.
I have over 20 years work experience, the majority of which was at managerial level in Project and Operations management. As my career was in the SME sector, the organizations I worked for had no dedicated or specialized HR, recruitment or training department and many of these functions fell under my remit. It was from this hands-on experience that my interest in the HR, training and recruitment field grew.
Since then I have started to pursue a career in academia. As part of that developing that new career I have delivered a number of Human Resource Management modules to undergraduate students. These modules were presented to large class groups, over 400 students each year. This lecturing opportunity gave me experience in all aspects of lecturing,
Email Address: Edward.OConnor@nuim.ie
The entrepreneurial university in Ireland. A study of how the management of Irish universities' mission and strategy is contributing to the development of entrepreneurial capital.
Dr Peter Robbins
Areas of Interest:
Entrepreneurship, Strategic management, Entrepreneurial University, National systems of Innovation
Noel O'Reilly is a third year part-time PhD candidate at the Maynooth University Business School. His research considers the entrepreneurial university idea with the goal of further understanding how the management of university strategy contributes to the success of universities in their 'third' mission to develop and deploy entrepreneurial capital.
B.Sc (Analytical Science), DCU (1994)
M.Sc.( Management of Operations), DCU (2008)
PhD Candidate, Maynooth University Department of Business (2013-present)
Brains not bricks: An economic and societal analysis of inter-organisational knowledge sharing for innovation.
Professor Robert Galavan
Areas of interest:
Coopetition; Knowledge sharing; Strategic Management; Innovation
Tadhg is currently based at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech where he is a Visiting Fulbright Scholar (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland).
Tadhg is a PhD candidate in strategic management at Maynooth University School of Business. His research examines the micro and macro environmental drivers of knowledge sharing and innovation in strategic alliances between competitors.
Having won the only John and Pat Hume Scholarship for the School of Business in 2014, Tadhg’s research has since earned significant national and international recognition. He was awarded the Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland Award for 2016-17 to undertake training and research collaborations at Virginia Tech. Tadhg has also achieved the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (2016-18) and the John F. Kennedy Scholarship for his PhD research.
Tadhg was accepted to the PhD programme at Maynooth University after completing his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University. He achieved First Class Honours (85% average grade), the Gold Medal for his degree, the Gold Medal for the Business Capstone Project, and became the University’s top business undergraduate.
Tadhg lectures in Strategy and Marketing and has also delivered guest lectures in his specialism at undergraduate and MSc. level. He assumed the role of University Ambassador for 2015-16 and travelled to events across Ireland to represent the University and promote incoming curriculum changes. Tadhg has held leadership positions in Ireland and the United States in the hospitality and equine sectors. In his spare time, he runs marathons and ultra-marathons.
Awards & Recognitions:
Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar [2016-18]
Fulbright Enterprise-Ireland Scholar [2016/17]
John and Pat Hume PhD Scholar [2014-18]
John F. Kennedy Scholar [2016/17]
University Ambassador (Maynooth University) [2015/16]
Second Place, Maynooth University 3 Minute Thesis Competition 
Top Business Graduate, School of Business, Maynooth University
Gold Medal 2014, BBA Equine Business, Maynooth University
Gold Medal 2014, Capstone Research Project, Maynooth University
McDonald’s Employee Scholarship Award 
Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Student of the Year (Academic Achievement) 
- Ryan Charleton, T. and Galavan, R.J. (2016) ‘Using value creation to connect competitor cooperation and strategic entrepreneurship: A capabilities perspective’, Strategic Management Special Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Coopetition, LUISS Business School, Rome, June 5-7.
- Ryan Charleton, T. and Galavan, R.J. (2015) ‘Distinctive characteristics of horizontal coopetition’, Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Doctoral Colloquium, NUI Galway, September 2nd-4th.
- Ryan Charleton, T. and Murphy, J. (2015) ‘The relationship between Thoroughbred (TB) racehorse owners and Irish racecourses’, Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, March 9-10th.
- Ryan Charleton, T. and Murphy, J. (2015) ‘New Entrants into Irish Racehorse Ownership’, Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, March 9-10th.
- Ryan Charleton, T. (2015) ‘Scope for Research’, The Irish Field, 4 April.
- Ryan Charleton, T. (2015) ‘Improving the economics of racehorse ownership’, The Irish Field, 28 March, p. 23.
- Ryan Charleton, T. (2012) ‘A learning US experience’, The Irish Field, 24 November, p. 16.
- Ryan Charleton, T. (2012) ‘Looking back at a great National Hunt season’, The Irish Field, 21 April, p. 10-11.
- Ryan Charleton, T. (2011) ‘Give BHA space on whip rules’, The Irish Field, 5 November, p. 15.
Academy of Management (Business Policy & Strategy and Entrepreneurship divisions)
Strategic Management Society
Irish Academy of Management