Research Profile

Stephen McCarthy

Biography

Dr. Stephen McCarthy is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Business Information Systems, and is a co-director of the MSc Business Information and Analytics Systems postgraduate programme in University College Cork. He holds a Ph.D. and MBS (Information Systems) degree in the National University of Ireland.

Stephen's research centres on three areas: (i) IT project management, (ii) the design of human-centred IT, and (iii) 'dark sides' of technology use (technology addiction and surveillance through data analytics). He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Project Management, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, JMIR, and Journal of Decision Systems. Stephen has also regularly presented at the European Conference on Information Systems, Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, and International Conference on Information Systems. 

In terms of collaborations, Stephen has previously worked with IBM, Laya Healthcare, the Health Service Executive, Danish Board of Technology, Missions Publiques, and Strategic Design Scenarios. He continues to be involved in IS projects funded by the European Commission, and has previously worked on Science Foundation Ireland, and Enterprise Ireland funded projects during his time in three leading innovation centres: the Health Information Systems Research Centre, Financial Services Innovation Centre, and the Institute for Business Development and Competitiveness. Stephen is also a visiting academic at University of Agder, Norway and a guest lecturer at University of Münster, Germany.

Research Interests

- Information systems
- IT project management
- Participatory design of human-centred IT
- Dark sides of technology use
- Citizen science

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Implementing LEANBH Ambulatory Integrated Blood Pressure Monitoring in Maternity ServicesScience Foundation Ireland01-MAY-2031-DEC-20€118,877.00
"We, the Internet" – A Global Citizens' DialogueIndustry Sponsor04-MAY-2030-NOV-20€5,000.00
Building Sustainable Digital Solutions through Student PartnershipsOther: Not Listed24-MAY-2124-MAY-22€2,000.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2021)'Antecedents and consequences of problematic smartphone use: A systematic literature review of an emerging research area'
André Busch, Peter; McCarthy, Stephen (2021) 'Antecedents and consequences of problematic smartphone use: A systematic literature review of an emerging research area'. Computers In Human Behavior, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Shared and fragmented understandings in interorganizational IT project teams: An interpretive case study'
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2021) 'Shared and fragmented understandings in interorganizational IT project teams: An interpretive case study'. International Journal of Project Management, [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Blended Stakeholder Participation for Responsible Information Systems Research'
McCarthy, Stephen; Rowan, Wendy; Lynch, Laura; Fitzgerald, Ciara (2020) 'Blended Stakeholder Participation for Responsible Information Systems Research'. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)'Patient-held health IT adoption across the primary-secondary care interface: a Normalisation Process Theory perspective'
McCarthy, Stephen; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Sahm, Laura; Bradley, Colin; Walsh, Elaine K. (2020) 'Patient-held health IT adoption across the primary-secondary care interface: a Normalisation Process Theory perspective'. Health Systems, [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Embedding the Pillars of Quality in Health Information Technology Solutions Using Integrated Patient Journey Mapping (IPJM): Case Study'
McCarthy S;O'Raghallaigh P;Woodworth S;Lim YY;Kenny LC;Adam F; (2020) 'Embedding the Pillars of Quality in Health Information Technology Solutions Using Integrated Patient Journey Mapping (IPJM): Case Study'. Jmir Human Factors, 7 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'World Café approach: exploring the future vision of oral anticoagulants for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in Ireland'
Murphy A;Brosnan S;McCarthy S;O'Raghallaigh P;Bradley C;Kirby A; (2020) 'World Café approach: exploring the future vision of oral anticoagulants for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in Ireland'. Bmj Open, 10 (9) [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'The Patient-Held Active Record of Medication Status (PHARMS) study: a mixed-methods feasibility analysis'
Elaine K Walsh, Laura J Sahm, Colin P Bradley, Kieran Dalton, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Stephen McCarthy, Eimear Connolly, Ciara Fitzgerald, William H Smithson, David Kerins, Derina Byrne and Patricia M Kearney (2019) 'The Patient-Held Active Record of Medication Status (PHARMS) study: a mixed-methods feasibility analysis'. The British Journal of General Practice, 69 (682):345-355 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Social Complexity and Team Cohesion in Multiparty ISD Projects'
McCarthy, Stephen; O’Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2018) 'Social Complexity and Team Cohesion in Multiparty ISD Projects'. Journal of Decision Systems, :18-31 [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'Compliance-Innovation: A Quality-Based Route to Sustainability'
Doyle, E., McGovern, D., McCarthy, S., & Perez-Alaniz, M. (2018) 'Compliance-Innovation: A Quality-Based Route to Sustainability'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 210 :266-275 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'The PHARMS (Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status) feasibility study: a research proposal'
Walsh, Elaine and Sahm, Laura J and Kearney, Patricia M and Smithson, Henry and Kerins, David M and Ngwa, Chrys and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Mc Carthy, Stephen and Connolly, Eimear and Dalton, Kieran and others (2018) 'The PHARMS (Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status) feasibility study: a research proposal'. BMC Research Notes, 11 (1) [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Learning to evaluate and manage antenatal blood pressure at home (LEANBH): Results from the pilot study of a novel connected health solution'
Lim, Yoke Yin and Garcia, Moises S and Cuneen, Mike and Thompson, Gary and Assem, Haytham and Kenny, Louise and Adams, Frederic and Woodworth, Simon and McCarthy, Stephen and Mattson, Molly and others (2017) 'Learning to evaluate and manage antenatal blood pressure at home (LEANBH): Results from the pilot study of a novel connected health solution'. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal Of Women'S Cardiovascular Health, 9 :10-11 [Details]
(2016)'An integrated patient journey mapping tool for embedding quality in healthcare service reform'
McCarthy, Stephen and O’Raghallaigh, Paidi and Woodworth, Simon and Lim, Yoke Lin and Kenny, Louise C and Adam, Frederic (2016) 'An integrated patient journey mapping tool for embedding quality in healthcare service reform'. Journal of Decision Systems, :354-368 [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)'Fictional Prototyping for Digital Transformation'
O’Raghallaigh, Paidi and McCarthy, Stephen and Woodworth, Simon and Adam, Frederic (2016) 'Fictional Prototyping for Digital Transformation'. Cutter It Journal, 19 (11):1-7 [Details]
(2016)'Citizen participation in decision-making and the shaping of new technologies: can one make a difference?'
Fitzgerald, Ciara and McCarthy, Stephen and Carton, Fergal and Connor, Yvonne O and Lynch, Laura and Adam, Frederic (2016) 'Citizen participation in decision-making and the shaping of new technologies: can one make a difference?'. Journal of Decision Systems, :248-260 [Details]
(2014)'Compliance--innovation: integrating quality and compliance knowledge and practice'
Doyle, Eleanor and McGovern, Damien and McCarthy, Stephen (2014) 'Compliance--innovation: integrating quality and compliance knowledge and practice'. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 25 (9-10):1156-1170 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2021)Proceedings of the 29th European Conference on Information Systems
McCarthy, Stephen; Rowan, Wendy; Ertiö, Titiana; Lynch, Laura; and Kahma, Nina (2021) Open E-Learning Platforms and the Design-Reality Gap: Exploring the Impact of User-Perceived Functional Affordances Proceedings of the 29th European Conference on Information Systems Marrakesh, Morocco/Virtual, , 14-JUN-21 - 16-JUN-22 [Full Text] [Details]
(2021)Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Stephen McCarthy, Carolanne Mahony, Wendy Rowan, Huy Tran-Karcher, Manon Potet (2021) The Pragmatic School of Thought in Open Science Practice: A Case Study of Multi-stakeholder Participation in Shaping the Future of Internet Governance Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences [Details]
(2021)Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Stephen McCarthy, Paidi O'Raghallaigh, Ciara Fitzgerald, Frédéric Adam (2021) The Rise and Fall of Collective Identity: Understanding Antecedents and Inhibitors of Social Identification in Distributed Teams Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences [Details]
(2020)Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2020) Intergroup Participation in Distributed ISD: Reviving and Established Tradition for new Contexts Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2020) Building Bridges, Burning Bridges: The Use of Boundary Objects in Agile Distributed ISD Teams Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Maui, Hawaii, , 07-JAN-20 - 10-JAN-20 , pp.512-521 [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2019) Towards a Framework for Shared Understanding and Shared Commitment in Agile Distributed ISD Project Teams Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems , 08-JUN-19 - 14-JUN-19 [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2019) Distributed ISD Team Leadership and the Paradox of Cohesion and Conflict Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, United States, , 08-JAN-19 - 11-JAN-19 , pp.590-599   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2018) Theorising Antecedents of Cohesion and Conflict in Distributed ISD Project Teams Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems , 13-DEC-18 - 16-DEC-18 , pp.1-17 [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
McCarthy, Stephen and O'Raghallaigh, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Frédéric (2018) Exploring the Nuances of 'Wickedness' in Information Systems Development Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, United States, , pp.207-216 [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Irish Academy of Management
McCarthy, Stephen and O’Raghallaigha, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Frédéric (2018) Participatory Design: A Key Tool in the Arsenal of IT Management Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
McCarthy, Stephen; O’Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2017) A Sociomaterial Typology for Organizational ICT Practice Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, United States, [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems
O’Raghallaigh, Paidi; McCarthy, Stephen; Adam, Fred (2017) Sociomateriality: An Object-Inspired Proposal for IS Scholars Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the Pre-ECIS Workshop for Practitioner-Researchers
McCarthy, Stephen and O’Raghallaigh, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Frédéric (2017) Illuminating the Nuances between 'Wicked Problems' and 'Wicked Practices': The Implications for Practitioner Researchers in Information Systems Development Proceedings of the Pre-ECIS Workshop for Practitioner-Researchers , pp.1-7 [Details]
(2017)OpenSym '17: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration Companion
McCarthy, Stephen and O'Raghallaigh, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Frédéric (2017) Impacts of Leadership Openness on the Success of Information System Development Research Projects OpenSym '17: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration Companion , pp.1-8 [Details]
(2016)R\&D Management Conference, University of Cambridge, UK
Fitzgerald, Ciara and McCarthy, Stephen and Carton, Fergal and O'Connor, Yvonne and Lynch, Laura and Adam, Frederic (2016) Responsible Research and Innovation: Exploring A New Approach To Engaging The Citizen In Innovation Policy? R\&D Management Conference, University of Cambridge, UK [Details]
(2016)27th International Business Information Management Association Conference
O'Raghallaigh, Paidi and McCarthy, Stephen and Woodworth, Simon and Lim, Yoke Lin and Kenny, Louise C and Adam, Frederic (2016) IoT and the Emerging Role of Fictional Prototyping 27th International Business Information Management Association Conference , pp.1662-1669 [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Design, Innovation, and Impact of Healthcare IT
McCarthy, Stephen and O’Raghallaigh, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Fr\'ed\'eric (2016) The Participatory Design of HIT Solutions: A Case Study on Interdisciplinary Stakeholder Involvement Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Design, Innovation, and Impact of Healthcare IT , pp.1-6 [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the JAIS Theory Development Workshop
O'Raghallaigh, Paidi and McCarthy, Stephen and Adam, Fr\'ed\'eric (2016) Doing Autoethnography in Information Systems: A Theory-Building Method Proceedings of the JAIS Theory Development Workshop [Details]
(2015)Proceedings from the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems
McCarthy, Stephen and O'Connor, Yvonne and Thompson, Matthew and O'Sullivan, Timothy and Ryan, Deirdre and O'Connor, Siobh\'an and Gallagher, Joe and Heavin, Ciara and O'Donoghue, John (2015) Wearable Vital Sign Sensors and Their Potential within Low and Middle Income Countries Proceedings from the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems [Details]
(2013)European Regional Science Association (ERSA) Conference
Doyle, Eleanor and McGovern, Damien and McCarthy, Stephen (2013) Compliance-Innovation: Supporting Regional Growth European Regional Science Association (ERSA) Conference [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2021Research Excellence Publication Award Cork University Business School
2020Best Paper Award Nomination - European Conference on Information Systems 2020 Association for Information Systems
2020Guest Lecturer - EU-funded ERASMUS+ Master programme ‘Public Sector Innovation and EGovernance (PIONEER)’ University of Münster, Germany
2019Scholarship: Visiting Scholar at the University of Agder Universitetet i Agder
2018College of Business and Law (CBL) Development Award University College Cork
2018Best Paper Award Nomination - International Conference on Information Systems 2018 Association for Information Systems

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I currently teach the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:
  • IS6137 IT Sourcing and Project Management
  • IS6028 Information Systems Project Tracking and Oversight
  • IS6611 Applied Research in Business Analytics
  • IS6621 Applied Research in Cyber Risk
  • IS4401 Research Project in Information Systems
  • IS3318 Corporate Information Systems
I have also been invited as a regular guest lecturer to the Irish Management Institute (IMI) Data Business programme, Digital Business programme, and Practitioner Research seminars (Action Design Research). As part of this role, I have engaged with practitioners from companies such as Ericsson, IBM, and EMC.

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