Lessons from Virtual Internships: Research Team
This research was completed by The Leadership and Talent Institute (LTI) at Dublin City University Business School. The LTI builds on the long-established reputation of excellence in HRM and Organisational Psychology at DCU. The Institute brings together a critical mass of leading international researchers in the broad fields of HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Psychology and Strategy.
DCU Leadership & Talent Institute is the first leadership & talent centre of excellence and learning in Ireland. The members of the Institute conduct cutting edge research across the broad areas of work, organisation, and psychology with a focus on leadership and talent issues. They also consult with leading national and international organisations.
David Collings is Full Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean for Research at DCU Business School. He is also Director of the Leadership & Talent Institute. His research, teaching and consulting focus on talent management, global mobility, and the future of work.
His work has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review and has been picked up in media outlets including the BBC, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been named as one of the 25 most influential thinkers in the field of HR on four occasions by HR Magazine.
Claire Gubbins is a Professor in Organisational Behaviour and HRM at DCU Business School. She was Director of DCU’s Executive MBA and Deputy Director of LINK Research Institute.
Claire was a Fulbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and Lead on the Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research project with 10 MNC’s on Tacit Knowledge. She is a Fellow of the Centre for Evidence Based Management. Her work on learning, knowledge, social networks, and evidence-based decision-making includes two books, publications in top journals and media outlets such as Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Organisation Studies and the Irish Times. She has consulted internationally for over 20 years.
Michael Keegan is a retired Management Consultant, Trainer and Development Coach, and a DCU alumnus (MSc, Work and Organisational Behaviour). He was previously Training Manager for a blue-chip Financial Services organisation and has many years’ experience, both nationally and internationally, in various business sectors. He is also an NLP Master Practitioner and a Developmental Transactional Analyst.
We are also grateful to Emer Sherlock, a student on the MSc in HRM programme at Dublin City University, whose dissertation research focused on virtual internships and who contributed to data collection.