Maura Sheehan
Maura Sheehan

Prof Maura Sheehan

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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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Maximising Telephone Survey Participation in International HRD Research

Book Chapter
Sheehan, M., Saunders, M. N., & Wang, C. L. (2015)
Maximising Telephone Survey Participation in International HRD Research. In M. N. Saunders, & P. Tosey (Eds.), Handbook of research methods on human resource developmentEdward Elgar Publishing
As Human Resource Development (HRD) research has developed, a growing variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection procedures and analysis techniques have been adop...

Talent Management and Organisational Diversity: A call for research

Journal Article
Sheehan, M., & Anderson, V. (2015)
Talent Management and Organisational Diversity: A call for research. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 26(4), 349-358. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21247
Talent management (TM) represents one of the fastest growing areas of both academic research and HRD practice. Since proclamations of a ‘War for Talent’ in the late 1990s the ...

Business Start-Ups & Youth Self-Employment: A Policy Literature Review Synthesis Report

Report
Sheehan, M., & McNamara, A. (2015)
Business Start-Ups & Youth Self-Employment: A Policy Literature Review Synthesis Report. Brighton: European Union
This report provides an overview of the policy literature on self-employment and entrepreneurship, focusing on young people in Europe with a particular focus on six European U...

Sustainability, corporate social responsibility and HRD

Journal Article
Sheehan, M., Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2014)
Sustainability, corporate social responsibility and HRD. European Journal of Training and Development, 38(5), 370-386. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-04-2014-0034
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a prologue to the issue of sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and human resource development (HRD). Althou...

Human capital or signalling, unpacking the graduate premium

Journal Article
Pericles Rospigliosi, A., Greener, S., Bourner, T., & Sheehan, M. (2014)
Human capital or signalling, unpacking the graduate premium. International Journal of Social Economics, 41(5), 420-432. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijse-03-2013-0056
Purpose –The purpose of this paper is to revisit the debate on the contribution of higher education (HE) to the economy which has been dominated by human capital theory and si...

Uncertainty and Ongoing Economic Turbulence: Implications for HRD

Journal Article
McCarthy, A., & Sheehan, M. (2014)
Uncertainty and Ongoing Economic Turbulence: Implications for HRD. Advances in developing human resources, 16(1), 3-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422313508923
The Problem The global financial crisis and uncertainty has the potential to significantly affect the human resource development (HRD) field in terms of investment levels in t...

Innovation and human resource development (HRD)

Journal Article
Sheehan, M., Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2014)
Innovation and human resource development (HRD). European Journal of Training and Development, 38(1/2), 2-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-11-2013-0128
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a prologue to the issue of human resource development (HRD) and innovation which has been under-researched despite the widesp...

Investment in Training and Development in Times of Uncertainty

Journal Article
Sheehan, M. (2014)
Investment in Training and Development in Times of Uncertainty. Advances in developing human resources, 16(1), 13-33. https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422313508924
The Problem: While there is some consensus in the economics literature that there is a negative association between uncertainty and investment in capital, whether this relatio...

Human Resource Development in Multinational Organisations: Introductory Forward to Special Issue

Journal Article
Sheehan, M., & Pocztowski, A. (2013)
Human Resource Development in Multinational Organisations: Introductory Forward to Special Issue. Human Resource Management (Poland),
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The Generous Spirit of the Peer Review Process: Perspectives and Insights From the HRDQ Editorial Team on Providing High-Quality Reviews

Journal Article
Ellinger, A. D., Anderson, V., Gubbins, C., Lynn Lunn, M., Nimon, K. F., Sheehan, M., & Werner, J. M. (2013)
The Generous Spirit of the Peer Review Process: Perspectives and Insights From the HRDQ Editorial Team on Providing High-Quality Reviews. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24(4), 417-428. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21176
Are you inclined to “agree,” are you “unavailable,” or do you “decline” when you receive a personal review invitation from Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ)? We sinc...

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