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Ralf  Burbach

Ralf Burbach
B.A. (Hotel & Catering Management), MBS (Human Resource Management / Industrial Relations)

[email protected]

Room 239, First Floor, J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, NUI Galway

+ 353 (0) 91 492896

Research interests: Human Resource Information Systems, e-HRM, Comparative/International HRM, Strategic HRM, Knowlege Management

Ralf Burbach has been affiliated with CISC in the capacity of Researcher since November 2002 on a collaborative project at the National University of Ireland, Galway funded by Enterprise Ireland under the Advanced Technologies Research Programme 2002 entitled 'eBusiness Enablement for Irish SMEs'. Ralf's research focuses on assessing and evaluating existing human resource capabilities and information systems with specific regard to virtual supply chains, threats and opportunities associated with integrating a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) with key personnel practices, with the ultimate goal of devising diagnostic audit tools for HRIS among SMEs. Ralf is currently working on his M.B.S. in HRM and Industrial Relations research dissertation, which explores the impact the use of HRIS have on people management strategies. He has recently also lectured ICT/HRIS on the M.B.S. in Corporate Strategy and HR programme in the Department of Management. Prior to this engagement Ralf pursued a career in the hospitality industry and also holds a Degree in Hotel & Catering Management from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

Research projects:

eNableSME: "eBusiness Enablement for Irish SMEs: the role of Human Resource Information Systems" (Participant) Details>>

PRTLI_HPWS: "High Performance Work Systems in Ireland" (Participant) Details>>

Publications, presentations etc.:

CISC Working papers:

Burbach, R. and Dundon, T. "The Use of People Management Technologies in Ireland," CISC Working Paper No. 11 Details >>

Reports, monographs, working papers etc:

Burbach, R. and Dundon, T. "Ebusiness Enablement for Irish Smes: Report on Survey Use of Human Resource Information Systems," Enterprise Ireland/CISC Report, 2003.

Burbach, R., Dundon, T., "The Use of People Management Technologies in Ireland" Centre for Innovation & Structural Change (CISC), Research Report No. 11

Conference papers/presentations:

Burbach, R., & Dundon, T., "The Strategic Potential of Human Resource Information Systems in Ireland" Irish Academy of Management Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, 2-3 September, 2004 Paper Presentation International

Burbach, R., & Dundon, T., 'Exhausting the Strategic Potential of Human Resource Information Technology', Conference paper to International Association of Management Conference Proceedings, Volume 21, Number 2, pp. 313-320, Norfolk, Virginia, 14th - 18th April 2004

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