Maura Sheehan
Maura Sheehan

Prof Maura Sheehan

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Biography

Maura is Professor of International Management, specialising in HRM, HRD and organizational performance. Maura’s work appears in journals such as British Journal of Industrial Relations; Cambridge Journal of Economics; Industrial and Corporate Change; International Journal of Human Resource Management; International Small Business Journal; Personnel Psychology.   Before coming to Edinburgh Napier, Maura was Professor at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. Previous to this she was a Reader at the University of Brighton and an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas. From 1993-2000, Maura taught at the Queen's University of Belfast. She taught at St Catharine's College Cambridge, Birkbeck College, University of London, University of Graz, Austria (as an Erasmus exchange professor) and was a visiting research fellow at the ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge. Maura has a BSc in Economics from New York University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, USA.  Maura recently completed an EU Marie Curie Fellowship (2009-2012). She investigated the determinants and performance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the emerging economies of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The project also compared how labour is managed and by whom in foreign and domestic subsidiaries of the same organisations. The relationships between strategy, HRM, devolvement of HR to line managers and subsidiary performance was examined. The importance of country and organisational culture in understanding differences in HRM and the delivery of HR was central to this investigation. This project represented a synthesis of Maura’s expertise in industrial and labour economics, human resource management and international management.  Maura is currently involved in the collaborative research project STYLE – Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (http://www.style-research.eu/) - which is funded under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for research. Maura co-heads the Work Package on youth self-employment.  Maura is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly and Journal of Organization Effectiveness: People and Performance. Sample of Recent Publications:   Sheehan, M; Saunders, M; Wang, CL (2015) 'Maximising Telephone Survey Participation in International HRD Research' In: Saunders, M; Tosey, P (eds). Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (In Press). Sheehan, M (2014) 'Human Resource Management and Performance: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Firms'. International Small Business Journal, 32 (5):545-570. Sheehan, M; Garavan, TN; Carbery, R (2014) 'Innovation and human resource development (HRD)'. European Journal of Training and Development, 38 (1/2):2-14. McCarthy, A; Sheehan, M. (2014) 'Uncertainty and On-Going Economic Turbulence: Implications for HRD'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1):3-12.  Recipient of the ADHR ‘Outstanding Issue Award 2014. Sheehan, M (2014) 'Investment in Training and Development in Times of Uncertainty'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1):13-33. Sheehan, M; Raspigliosi, A; Greener, S; Bourner, T (2014) 'Human Capital or Signalling, Unpacking the Graduate Premium'. International Journal of Social Economics, 41 (5):420-432.

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Strategic talent management: A macro and micro analysis of current issues in hospitality and tourism

Journal Article
Sheehan, M., Grant, K., & Garavan, T. (2018)
Strategic talent management: A macro and micro analysis of current issues in hospitality and tourism. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 10(1), 28-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/whatt-10-2017-0062
Purpose This article provides an academic viewpoint on contemporary factors associated with talent management (TM) in the hospitality and tourism sector. Design/Methodology A ...

Workplace bullying and employee outcomes: a moderated mediated model

Journal Article
Garavan, T. N., Sheehan, M., McCabe, T. J., & Garavan, T. (2020)
Workplace bullying and employee outcomes: a moderated mediated model. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 31(11), 1379-1416. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1406390
This paper investigates the relationship between workplace bullying and employee outcomes in a healthcare setting. Drawing on HR process theory, we investigate the mediating r...

Employee Engagement in Discussion: goals, perspectives and recommendations

Journal Article
Jeske, D., Sheehan, M., Linehan, C., & Moran, M. (2017)
Employee Engagement in Discussion: goals, perspectives and recommendations. Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(2), 21-29
This paper represents a summary of a debate on employee engagement that was conducted in a Business School setting. in this debate, representatives from key stakeholders group...

IHRD: investment in human capital and performance

Book Chapter
Sheehan, M., & Shanahan, V. (2017)
IHRD: investment in human capital and performance. In T. Garavan, A. McCarthy, & R. Carbery (Eds.), Handbook of International Human Resource Development, (149-168). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781781954188.00014
This chapter analyses human capital investment in the context of international human resource development (IHRD) through a multi-level perspective. Specifically the inter-conn...

Exploring strategic agency in sustainability-oriented entrepreneur legitimation

Journal Article
Reynolds, O., Sheehan, M., & Hilliard, R. (2017)
Exploring strategic agency in sustainability-oriented entrepreneur legitimation. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, https://doi.org/10.1108/ijebr-03-2016-0100
Purpose– This exploratory paper focuses on the role played by three archetypal constructs pertaining to the individual sustainability-oriented entrepreneur, namely prior knowl...

Leadership Style and Behaviour, Employee Knowledge-Sharing and Innovation Probability

Book Chapter
Sheehan, M. (2016)
Leadership Style and Behaviour, Employee Knowledge-Sharing and Innovation Probability. In H. Shipton, P. Budhwar, P. Sparrow, & A. Brown (Eds.), London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137465191_12
The importance of innovation for sustained national and firm competitiveness is widely acknowledged by scholars, practitioners and policymakers (Cho & Pucik, 2005; OECD, 2012)...

Policy Synthesis and Integrative Report on Youth Self-Employment in Europe

Report
Sheehan, M., McNamara, A., Ortlieb, R., Weiss, S., Masso, J., Paes, K., …Swift, S. (2016)
Policy Synthesis and Integrative Report on Youth Self-Employment in Europe. Brighton: European Union
This report summarises the main objectives and findings underpinning all three deliverables of Work Package 7 (WP7) of the EU STYLE project 'Business start-ups and youth self-...

Business Start-Ups & Youth Self-Employment. Case Study Findings Synthesis Report

Report
McNamara, A., Sheehan, M., Ortlieb, R., Weiss, S., Masso, J., Paes, K., …Fohrbeck, A. (2016)
Business Start-Ups & Youth Self-Employment. Case Study Findings Synthesis Report. Brighton: European Union
Mc Namara, A. et al. (2016) Business Start-Ups & Youth Self-Employment. Case Study Findings Synthesis Report, STYLE Working Papers, STYLE-WP 7.3. CROME, University of Bri...

Human Resource Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Book Chapter
Sheehan, M., & Buchelt, B. (2016)
Human Resource Development in Central and Eastern Europe. In T. N. Garavan, A. M. McCarthy, & M. J. Morley (Eds.), Global Human Resource Development: Regional and Country Perspectives. New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315818177
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is a region that includes the European countries that were under Soviet economic and political influence before 1990 and often referred to as ...

Mapping Patterns of Self Employment: Secondary Analysis Synthesis Report

Report
Masso, J., Tverdostrup, M., Sheehan, M., McNamara, A., Ortlieb, R., Weiss, S., …Fohrbeck, A. (2015)
Mapping Patterns of Self Employment: Secondary Analysis Synthesis Report. Brighton: European Union
Part of this research project (Task 1) provided an overview of the policy literature on selfemployment and entrepreneurship in Europe where emphasis was placed on differentiat...

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