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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Government Policies and Employers' Attitudes Towards Long-term Unemployed People in Northern Ireland

Journal Article
Sheehan, M., & Tomlinson, M. (1998)
Government Policies and Employers' Attitudes Towards Long-term Unemployed People in Northern Ireland. Journal of Social Policy, 27(4), 447-470. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0047279498005364
The article discusses government policies towards unemployed people in the context of the development of ‘fair employment’ policy in Northern Ireland. It presents results from...

Political Conflict, Partition, and the Underdevelopment of the Irish Economy

Journal Article
Sheehan, M., Hamilton, D., & Munck, R. (1998)
Political Conflict, Partition, and the Underdevelopment of the Irish Economy. Review of Radical Political Economics, 30(1), 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1177/048661349803000101
This paper argues that the partition of Ireland has not only contributed to over seventy years of political instability and conflict, but has also contributed to the underdeve...

The political economy of a divided Ireland

Journal Article
Michie, J., & Sheehan, M. (1998)
The political economy of a divided Ireland. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 22(2), 243-259. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.cje.a013715
For a peace process in Ireland to succeed it will require an active transition away from the underlying causes of conflict—not just the partition of the country, but the inequ...

The Evolution of Technical Efficiency in the Northern Ireland Manufacturing Sector, 1973-1985

Journal Article
Sheehan, M. (1997)
The Evolution of Technical Efficiency in the Northern Ireland Manufacturing Sector, 1973-1985. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 44(1), 59-81. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9485.00045
This paper uses a stochastic frontier production function approach to measure technical efficiency in firms in Northern Ireland. Firm level census of production panel data wer...

Economic awareness in Northern Ireland

Journal Article
Hitchens, D. M. W. N., Birnie, J. E., & Sheehan, M. (1995)
Economic awareness in Northern Ireland. Research in Education, 54(1), 42-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/003452379505400105
Hitchens, D. M. W. N., Birnie, J. E., & Sheehan, M. (1995). Economic awareness in Northern Ireland. Research in Education, 54(1), 42-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/00345237950540...

Fair employment: an issue for the peace process

Journal Article
Sheehan, M. (1995)
Fair employment: an issue for the peace process. Race and Class, 37(1), 71-82. https://doi.org/10.1177/030639689503700107
Sheehan, M. (1995). Fair employment: an issue for the peace process. Race and Class, 37(1), 71-82. https://doi.org/10.1177/030639689503700107

The Investment Decision-making Process and Investment Determinants in the Northern Ireland Manufacturing Sector

Journal Article
Sheehan, M. (1994)
The Investment Decision-making Process and Investment Determinants in the Northern Ireland Manufacturing Sector. Regional Studies, 28(5), 511-520. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343409412331348436
The investment decision-making process and investment determinants in the Northern Ireland manufacturing sector, Reg. Studies 28, 511-520. The way in which companies make inve...

Government Financial Assistance and Manufacturing Investment in Northern Ireland

Journal Article
Sheehan, M. (1993)
Government Financial Assistance and Manufacturing Investment in Northern Ireland. Regional Studies, 27(6), 527-540. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343409312331347745
This paper analyses the influence of government grants on the investment decision making process in the Northern Ireland manufacturing sector. The paper is based on detailed i...

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