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DCU Business School - Margaret Heffernan

DCU Business School

Margaret Heffernan

Margaret HeffernanName: Ms Margaret Heffernan
Phone Number: 6874
Room Number: Q138
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Academic and Professional Qualifications: B.B.S. (German), M.B.S., MCIPD

Margaret is a lecturer in HRM at Dublin City University Business School and Programme Director of the Masters in Human Resource Management. Prior to DCU she lectured in the Department of Management at NUI Galway. She also worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Limerick from 1999-2002, managing the Irish Management Institute/University of Limerick strategic leadership research programme. This research culminated in the publication of 'Managing Knowledge based Organisations' (Blackwell, 2003), which she co-authored.

Margaret is a member of the LInK research centre at DCU and a research associate of the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change at NUI Galway. A former Irish American Partnership Scholar, she completed an M.B.S. by research at the University of Limerick. Margaret is a FAS accredited trainer and a Chartered member of CIPD, committee member of the Irish Industrial Relations Association and member of the Irish Academy of Management and the Academy of Management.

Teaching Areas: Researching HRM
Research Methods
Human Resource Management
Organisational Change and Transition
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Selected Publications: Flood, P., Heffernan, M., Farrell, J., MacCurtain, S., O’Hara, T., O’Regan, P. and Carroll, C. (2002). Managing Knowledge-based Organisations – Top Management Teams and Innovation in the Indigenous Software Industry. Blackhall Publishing, Dublin.

Flood, P., Heffernan, M. and Liu, W. (forthcoming). ‘High Performance Work Systems: International Evidence on Effects on Organisations and Employees’. In A. Harzing and A. Pinnington. International Human Resource Management. London: Sage

O’Donnell, D., Porter, G., McGuire, D., Garavan, T.N. and Heffernan, M. (2003). ‘Creating intellectual capital: a Habermasian community of practice introduction’ Journal of European Industrial Training. Vol. 27, No. 2/3/4, pp. 80-88.

O'Regan, P., O'Donnell, D. and Heffernan, M. (2001). 'Recognition and management of intellectual resources: preliminary evidence from indigenous Irish high-technology firms'. Journal of European Industrial Training. Vol. 25. No. 2/3/4.

Heffernan, M. and O’Reilly, N. (2008). Psychological contract violation in non-profit organisations. Irish Academy of Management Conference September3-5, Dublin.

Heffernan, M., Harney, B., Cafferkey, K. and Dundon, T (2008). People Management and Innovation in Ireland. CISC Working Paper Series 27.