B.B.S., M.B.S., MCIPD
Room No. 343, Department of Management, J. E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, NUI Galway
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Research interests: High Performance Work Systems and Employee Outcomes, Organisational Justice, Employability and the psychological contract
Margaret Heffernan is currently a lecturer in the Department of Management at NUI Galway. She joined CISC as a recipient of a Ph.D. Studentship in the High Performance Work Systems group at NUI Galway in October 2002, having previously worked at the University of Limerick, co-ordinating the Irish Management Institute/University of Limerick strategic leadership research programme, a study which investigated knowledge management, intellectual capital, social networks and strategic leadership of management teams within indigenous Irish software companies. This research culminated in the publication of 'Managing Knowledge based Organisations'(Blackwell, 2003), which she co-authored. Margaret, a former Irish American Partnership Scholar, completed an M.B.S. by research at the University of Limerick, which comprised an empirical investigation of competency frameworks in Irish organisations. This was preceded by the award of a B.B.S. with a specialism in Personnel Management, also from the University of Limerick. She has also worked on a number of previous research projects including the Knowledge Workers project with the Irish Management Institute. She has published journal articles at European level on management competencies and management of intellectual resources and presented her work on High Performance Work Systems at a number of internationa conferences. Her current research interests include high performance work systems, organisational justice, the transformation of work, and its impact on employees.
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Publications, presentations etc.:
Flood, P., M. Heffernan, J. Farrell, S. MacCurtain, T. O'Hara, P. O'Regan, and C. Carroll. 2002. "Managing Knowledge-based Organisations - Top Management Teams and Innovation in the Indigenous Software Industry."
Flood, P.; Heffernan, M.; Farrell, J.; MacCurtain, S.; O'Hara, T.; O'Regan, P. and Carroll, C. "Managing Knowledge-Based Organisations - Top Management Teams and Innovation in the Indigenous Software Industry." 2002.
O'Donnell, D.; Porter, G.; McGuire, D.; Garavan, T.N. and Heffernan, M. "Creating Intellectual Capital: A Habermasian Community of Practice Introduction." Journal of European Industrial Training, 2003, 27(2/3/4), pp. 80-88.
Reports, monographs, working papers etc:
Heffernan, M., & Dundon, T., High Performance Work Systems and Employee Outcomes: Rebalancing the argument Working Paper Series International Industrial Relations Association (HRM Study Group) September 2004
Flood, P.; Halpin, B.; Heffernan, M. and Lynch, L. "Employability - the New Moral Contract," Irish Academy of Management Conference. Waterford Institute of Technology, 2002.
Heffernan, M., High Performance Work Systems and Employee Outcomes: Rebalancing the debate IIRA HRM Study Group, 7th IIRA European Congress, September 11th 2004 Poster Presentation International Conference
Heffernan, M., High Performance Work Systems and Employee Outcomes: Rebalancing the debate Irish Academy of Management, Trinity College, Dublin 2-5th September, 2004 Paper Presentation International Conference
Heffernan, M., Why integrate Competencies into HR Strategy? Using Competency based tools and applications to Drive Strategy CIPD Northern Ireland Branch, Belfast. 20th October, 2004 Invited Guest speaker. Professional knowledge update- linking research and best practice National Seminar
Heffernan, M., 'High Performance Work Systems and Employee Outcomes: The role of social justice theory in rebalancing the debate'. EURAM-EDAMBA-EIASM Doctoral Consortium, European Academy of Management (EURAM), Munich, 4-7 May 2005
Heffernan, M., High Performance Work Systems and Employee Outcomes Rebalancing the Debate, Paper presented at UCC/IAM Doctoral Colloquium, University College Cork, April 26th 2004
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