Research Profile

Cliodhna MacKenzie

Biography

Clíodhna MacKenzie Ph.D is a lecturer in the School of Management & Marketing at University College Cork, prior to that she lectured at the University of Limerick. She holds a degree in Business and Ph.D. from the University of Limerick. She has previously worked for both US Multinational’s and global IT consulting firms. Clíodhna has international experience in the IT and Telecoms fields and has worked in the US, Singapore, & Thailand as well as many parts of Europe. Her academic research focuses on ‘dark side’ organizational behaviour such as organizational narcissism, leadership derailment, counterproductive work behavior, and organizational personality disorder’s [OPD’s]. Her research interests include risk-taking behaviour, corporate governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility, diversity & inclusion policies, human resource management/development, and leadership & organization development. She is also a member of University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) & Irish Academy of Management.

Research Interests

My research areas include organizational behaviour, human resource management & development, leadership development, dysfunctional individual & organizational behaviour, risk & risk taking, and theory development. Some of my more recent research focuses on extreme forms of ‘dark side’ organizational behaviour i.e. narcissism, derailment and excessive risk-taking within global banking and financial institutions at the centre of the financial crisis. Other research areas include CSR, ethics, diversity & inclusion, organizational derailment, and the augmentation and development of theories associated with these research themes.

For prospective Research Masters or Ph.D students, please contact me directly to discuss possible research topics.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2015)'Navigating Extra Sensitive Research Topics Utilising Content Analysis and Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)'
Garavan, T.N., & MacKenzie, C. (2015) 'Navigating Extra Sensitive Research Topics Utilising Content Analysis and Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)' In: Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development. London: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(2014)'HRD, Sustainabilty and Ethics'
MacKenzie, C. (2014) 'HRD, Sustainabilty and Ethics' In: Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2015)'Human Resource Development & the Global Financial Crisis: regaining legitimacy and credibility through people not economics'
Garavan, T.N., & MacKenzie, C. (2015) 'Human Resource Development & the Global Financial Crisis: regaining legitimacy and credibility through people not economics' In: The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development. London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'The Global Financial & Economic Crisis: Did HRD play a role?'
Mackenzie, C., Garavan, T. N., and Carbery, R. (2014) 'The Global Financial & Economic Crisis: Did HRD play a role?'. Advances In Developing Human Resources, 16 (1) [Details]
(2012)'Through the Looking Glass: Challenges for HRD post the Global Financial Crisis - Business as Usual?'
MacKenzie, C., Garavan, T., & Carbery, R. (2012) 'Through the Looking Glass: Challenges for HRD post the Global Financial Crisis - Business as Usual?'. Human Resource Development International, 15 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Book review: Perspectives on process organization studies: Process, sensemaking & organizing Ann Langley and Haridomos Tsoukas (Series Editors), Tor Hernes and Sally Maitlis (eds.)'
MacKenzie, C. (2012) 'Book review: Perspectives on process organization studies: Process, sensemaking & organizing Ann Langley and Haridomos Tsoukas (Series Editors), Tor Hernes and Sally Maitlis (eds.)'. Management Learning, [Details]
(2012)'Book review: Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies'
MacKenzie, C. (2012) 'Book review: Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies'. Management Learning, [Details]
(2011)'Understanding and Preventing Dysfunctional Behavior in Organizations: Conceptualizing the Contribution of HRD'
MacKenzie, C., Garavan, T.N., & Carbery, R. (2011) 'Understanding and Preventing Dysfunctional Behavior in Organizations: Conceptualizing the Contribution of HRD'. Human Resource Development Review, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2016)Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas
Clíodhna MacKenzie, Joan Buckley & Ronan Carbery (2016) HR Talent Management and the Application of Biotechnology Solutions Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas [Details]
(2015)16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe
Clíodhna MacKenzie, Ronan Carbery, Joan Buckley (2015) How would you like your eggs – Frozen? Human Resource Development: innovative, creative or unethical? 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe [Details]
(2015)16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe
Clíodhna MacKenzie, Joan Buckley, Carol Lenihan (2015) The HR Sin Eaters: Absolving the Organisation 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe [Details]
(2013)5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference
MacKenzie, C. (2013) Inviting Disaster: Unintended Consequences of Contemporary Management & Leadership Failures in the field of Banking & Finance 5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference [Details]
(2012)11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM)
MacKenzie, C., Garavan T. N., and Carbery, R. (2012) Organizational Narcissism and the Global Financial Crisis: Addressing the Hard Questions 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) [Details]
(2011)7th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Faculty of Economics, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
MacKenzie, C., Garavan, T. N., and Carbery, R. (2011) Re-conceptualizing HRD Through A Critical Lens: Creating an Ethically Cognizant, Organizationally Aware and Socially Responsible Environment 7th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Faculty of Economics, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy [Details]
(2011)12th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, University of Gloucestershire, U.K
MacKenzie, C., Garavan, T. N., and Carbery, R. (2011) Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Panacea or Organizational Rhetoric: HRD as a Moderator of Organizational Ethical Behavior 12th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, University of Gloucestershire, U.K [Details]
(2011)10th International Studying Leadership Conference (ISLC): Ethical Dilemmas for Leadership
MacKenzie, C., Garavan, T. N., and Carbery, R. (2011) Black Swans, Social Silence and Narcissism: Ethical Dilemmas in a Crisis Environment 10th International Studying Leadership Conference (ISLC): Ethical Dilemmas for Leadership [Details]
(2010)13th Annual Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork
Kennedy, J. and MacKenzie, C. (2010) Irish Banking: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian and Irish Bank Lending Practices 13th Annual Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork [Details]
(2010)11th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, Pécs, Hungary
MacKenzie, C., Garavan, T.N., Carbery, R. (2010) Dysfunctional Behavior in Organisations: Can HRD Reduce the Impact of Dysfunctional Organizational Behavior – A Review and Conceptual Model 11th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, Pécs, Hungary [Details]
(2009)10th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Garavan, T.N., Shanahan, V., and MacKenzie, C. (2009) The Operation of the Strategic Business Partner Model within the Services Sector 10th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK [Details]

Electronic Article

 YearPublication
(2015)Sorry Doesn't Seem to Be the Hardest Word.
MacKenzie, C. (2015) Sorry Doesn't Seem to Be the Hardest Word. www.linkedIn.com: Electronic Article [Details]
(2015)The VW Elephant in the Room: Financialization, Corporate Deception, and Risk Diversification.
MacKenzie, C. (2015) The VW Elephant in the Room: Financialization, Corporate Deception, and Risk Diversification. www.linkedIn.com: Electronic Article [Details]
(2015)HR: Player in the Game or Manager of the Team?.
MacKenzie, C. (2015) HR: Player in the Game or Manager of the Team?. www.linkedIn.com: Electronic Article [Details]
(2015)The True Value of Organizational Values.
MacKenzie, C. (2015) The True Value of Organizational Values. www.linkedIn.com: Electronic Article [Details]
(2015)The VW Emission-Rigging Story: The True Fake Story Behind the Most Expensive Corporate Scandal Story Ever [until the next one].
MacKenzie, C. (2015) The VW Emission-Rigging Story: The True Fake Story Behind the Most Expensive Corporate Scandal Story Ever [until the next one]. www.linkedIn.com: Electronic Article [Details]
(2015)Lean In or Lay Down: Is Fertility any of Business' Business?.
MacKenzie, C. (2015) Lean In or Lay Down: Is Fertility any of Business' Business?. www.linkedIn.com: Electronic Article [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2015)External Engagement Task Force Report.
Fergal Carton, Clíodhna MacKenzie, Celine McInerney, Seamus O'Reilly (2015) External Engagement Task Force Report. Cork: Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence
2011Alan Moon Best Conference Paper [Runner up] University Forum for Human Resource Development

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Academy of Management Member04-JUL-10 / 15-OCT-15
University Forum for Human Resource Development University Representative15-OCT-14 / 15-OCT-15

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2013)5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference,
Co-organizer (2013) DLCC. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, University of Limerick , 04-JUL-13 - 05-JUL-13. [Details]
(2014)15th International Conference on Human Resource Development & Practice Across Europe,
Track Chair (2014) UFHRD. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 15th International Conference on Human Resource Development & Practice Across Europe, Edinburgh Napier , 04-JUN-13 - 06-JUN-13. [Details]
(2015)Unobtrusive Research Methods: The Problem of Schrödinger's Cat for HR Researchers,
Clíodhna MacKenzie (2015) This doctoral colloquium session will explore alternative, non-obtrusive methods that can be deployed when faced with access issues. The session is appropriate for PhD candidates who are researching sensitive organisational issues. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Unobtrusive Research Methods: The Problem of Schrödinger's Cat for HR Researchers, UCC Schol of Management & Marketing , 03-JUN-15 - 05-JUN-15. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Social Research Ethics Committee [SREC] Member of Core Committee2015 / 2016
American Chamber of Commerce - Women & Leadership in Global Organisations Network Committee Member2015 /
External Engagement Task Force Task Force Member2014 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2015UCC Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher EduTeaching Scholarship
2013University of Limerick PhDBusiness [Organizational Dysfunction]

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Human Resource Development International Referee-
Journal Of European Industrial Training Referee-
Human Resource Development Review Referee-
European Journal Of Training And Development Referee-
Journal Of Managerial Psychology Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Industry engagement and development of Executive Education programmes in conjunction with Adult Continuing Education

Routledge Textbook Reviewer for Leadership Development Book [October] (2015)

Invited to give a presentation to the United Nations Training School Ireland, Curragh Camp on July 14th entitled “Gender Balance and Human Resource Management: Reversing the Paradox


Book Reviewer for Rutledge textbook on Leadership & Management Development [February] (2015)

Invited speaker at the CIPD Southern Region ‘HR Interview’ which took place in Devere Hall, UCC on October 7th, 2015. The title of the talk was ‘The Darker Side of HR’.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Clíodhna delivers lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her current teaching load is listed below.

Clíodhna's primary interests relate to how people function and dysfunction in organizational and institutional settings. This orientation allows for a more balanced view of organizational reality. The lectures delivered explore the difficult balance many people and organisations deal with in responding to the diverse range of stakeholder demands. This not only explores the people/organizational issues involved in achieving and sustaining competitive advantage but looks at the potential issues that may arise when stakeholder imbalances emerge. Topics covered in many of the lectures include responsibility, accountability and sustainability [management / leadership]; transparency, openness and inclusiveness [HRM/D policy development]; organizational function & dysfunction [leadership / HR relationship]; Culture, Climate & Cohesion [addressing socialisation benefits / issues]; Ethics, Engagement & Environment [Sustainability, Social Responsibility & Organizational Stability]

Modules Taught

MG6508 Management & Organization [MBA]
MG6802 Business Issues in the Context of HRM [MSc. in HRM
MG6312 Managers & Leaders [MBS]
MG6319 Leadership & Followership [MBS]
MG5807 Contemporary issues in HRM [H.Dip in HRM]
MG5811 Strategic Management [Exec. Ed.]
AD5831 People Management [Exec. Ed.]
MG1833 Team Leadership [Exec. Ed.]
MG4436 Leadership, Strategy & Change [BComm]
MG4036 Strategic Management [BComm]
MG3018 Human Resource Management & Development [BComm]


 




Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2016Leadership Dynamics MG6329Leadership Dynamics
2016Strategic Management Practice MG6403Strategic Management Practice

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