Research Profile

David McKevitt

Biography

David McKevitt, PhD actively researches public procurement operations and project management careers. He has published in the following peer reviewed journals:
  • Journal of Public Procurement,
  • Public Procurement Law Review,
  • International Journal of Public Sector Management,
  • Public Money & Management,
  • International Small Business Journal,
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.
  • International journal of Auditing


David lectures Projects & Operations Management (MBA), Project Management (MSc) and Procurement (Certificate in Procurement Management).  Dr. McKevitt is a Board Member of the Institute of Supply Management in Ireland (IIPMM) and Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching (EMCC).


David currently supervises postgraduate theses in the following areas:


  • 21st Century Project Management Careers
  • Project Management in SME's
  • Developmental networks of female procurement leaders


Prior to joining the School of Management and Marketing in 2014, David was a postdoctoral scholar in Public Procurement at Dublin City University (DCU) . David’s teaching experience includes UCD, Smurfit School, Queen Mary, University of London, Dublin City University and teaching assignments in Central Europe (Czech University of Life Sciences) and Asia including Singapore (APMI), Hong Kong (APMI), and Beijing (BUPT). Prior to his academic career, David worked for many well-known firms within the pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industries.   



David's external engagement involves working with professional bodies including procurement and supply management (IIPMM), Project Management Institute (PMI), Professional Womans' Network (PWN) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). 

Research Interests

My primary areas of research include public sector operations and, in particular, public procurement, how SME's interact with public procurement regimes. Other interests include:

  • Project Management Careers
  • Procurement in SMEs
  • Reverse Auctions
  • Project Management in SMEs
  • Entrepreneurial Mentoring. 

I welcome queries from individuals who wish to explore Master degrees by research. These include MSc, MComm and PhD. 

The MSc is suitable for recent graduates who typically complete a major thesis over 12 months. A limited number of fee waivers are available from the School of Management & Marketing in return for MSc candidates completing undergraduate tutorials. The MSc can also be taken on a part time basis and the thesis completed over a 24 month period. 

The MComm is designed for busy professionals who complete a major thesis by integrating their professional role with academic study. There is no taught modules however candidates are supported by an academic mentor. The fees for both part time modes of study is in the region of €2,500 per calendar year. 

Candidates who make significant progress in their Masters research may transfer to the structured PhD programme. 

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2012)'Sustainable public procurement in practice: Case Study Evidence from Ireland’'
Flynn, A.; Davis, P; McKevitt, D; McEvoy, E (2012) 'Sustainable public procurement in practice: Case Study Evidence from Ireland’' In: Charting a course in public procurement Innovation and knowledge sharing. USA: Pr Academic Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Harvesting public audit knowledge: implications for theory and practice'
Mckevitt, D (2017) 'Harvesting public audit knowledge: implications for theory and practice'. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, [Details]
(2016)'Value for money: a broken pinata?'
McKevitt, D;Davis, P (2016) 'Value for money: a broken pinata?'. Public Money & Management, 36 :257-264 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Value for Money- a broken pinata?'
McKevitt, D, Davis, P (2016) 'Value for Money- a broken pinata?'. Public Money & Management, 36 (4):257-264 [Details]
(2015)'How to interact, when and with whom? SMEs and public procurement'
McKevitt, D,Davis, P (2015) 'How to interact, when and with whom? SMEs and public procurement'. Public Money & Management, 35 :79-86 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Microenterprises: How they interact with public procurement processes'
McKevitt, D; Davis, P (2013) 'Microenterprises: How they interact with public procurement processes'. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 26 (6):469-480 [Details]
(2013)'The impact of size on SME public sector tendering'
Flynn, A; McKevitt, D; Davis, P (2013) 'The impact of size on SME public sector tendering'. International Small Business Journal, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Public Buying Decisions: A Framework for Buyers and Small Firms'
McKevitt, D; Flynn, A; Davis, P (2013) 'Public Buying Decisions: A Framework for Buyers and Small Firms'. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 27 (1):94-106 [Details]
(2013)'Mapping public procurement in Ireland'
Flynn, A; Davis, P; McKevitt, D; McEvoy, E (2013) 'Mapping public procurement in Ireland'. Public Procurement Law Review, :74-95 [Details]
(2012)'An exploration of management competencies in public procurement'
McKevitt, D; Davis, P (2012) 'An exploration of management competencies in public procurement'. Journal of Public Procurement, 2 (3):333-355 [Details]
(2014)'How to interact, when and with whom: SMEs and Public Procurement'
McKevitt, D and Davis, P (2014) 'How to interact, when and with whom: SMEs and Public Procurement'. Public Money & Management, [Details]
(2014)'Supplier development and public procurement; Alies, coaches and bedfellows'
McKevitt, D and Davis, P (2014) 'Supplier development and public procurement; Alies, coaches and bedfellows'. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 27 (7):550-563 [Details]
(2015)'The Legitimacy of Entrepreneurial Mentoring'
McKevitt, D; Marshall, D (2015) 'The Legitimacy of Entrepreneurial Mentoring'. International Small Business Journal, [Details]
(2015)'Value for money- in search of a definition'
McKevitt, D (2015) 'Value for money- in search of a definition'. Public Money & Management, 35 (2) [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2015)UFHRD
Tope, M., McKevitt, D., Davis, P (2015) Relevance of Resourced Based Theory and Dynamic Capabilities to Informal (Angel) Investing UFHRD [Details]
(2015)UFHRD
Lyons, A and McKevitt, D (2015) 21st Century Project Management Careers UFHRD [Details]
(2015)HR Practices, Strategic & Entrepreneurial Challenges
Tope, M., McKevitt, D & Davis, P (2015) Attracting Angels HR Practices, Strategic & Entrepreneurial Challenges [Details]
(2013)Irish Academy of Management
McEvoy, E., Doherty, P., Davis, P., McKevitt, D (2013) Facilitating SME participation through the use of socially responsible public procurement Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2013)Irish Academy of Management
Davis, P., Flynn, A., McEvoy, E & McKevitt, D (2013) Reviewing public sector tenders for SMEs Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2013)Irish Academy of Management
Davis, P., Flynn, A., McKevitt, D., McEvoy, E (2013) Professionalization and education Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2013)IPSERA
McKevitt, D; Davis, P (2013) Learning how to interact- microenterprises and public procurement IPSERA March 24-27th, Nantes, France, [Details]
(2012)International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC)
Doherty, M; Davis, P; McEvoy, E; Flynn, A; McKevitt, D (2012) SME redress participation in EU public contracts in the wake of the evolution of centralised Procurement Review bodies International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC) Seattle, USA, [Details]
(2012)IPSERA
Davis, P; Doherty, M; McEvoy, E; Flynn, A; McKevitt, D (2012) The Remedies Directive - An Understanding of its impact on public procurement IPSERA Naples, Italy, [Details]
(2012)European Mentoring and Coaching Council
McKevitt, D; Marshall, D (2012) The legitimacy of small firm mentoring European Mentoring and Coaching Council [Details]
(2012)Irish Academy of Management
McKevitt, D; Davis, P (2012) Assessing the potential for buyer-supplier mentoring in public procurement Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2012)IPSERA
McKevitt, D; Davis, P; Flynn, A; McEvoy, E (2012) From Black and White to Shades of Grey: public contracting and SME engagement IPSERA Naples, Italy, [Details]
(2009)18th IPSERA Conference
Marshall, D; McKevitt, D; Ambrose, A; Lynch, D (2009) The effect of global purchasing structures on learning in buyer-supplier relationships 18th IPSERA Conference [Details]
(2006)Irish Academy of Management
McKevitt, D (2006) Reappraising the Supply Chain Coordination Problem; Some Austrian Insights Irish Academy of Management [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2009)Global Perspectives: Ireland.
McKevitt, D; Marshall, D (2009) Global Perspectives: Ireland. CSCMP, USA. [Details]
(2012)Opportunities in Public Sector Procurement .
McKevitt, D; Davis,P; Flynn, A (2012) Opportunities in Public Sector Procurement . National Procurement Service, Dublin.   [Details]

Cases

 YearPublication
(2016)Organisational Design; What Catholics and Quakers can teach Management Students.
Mckevitt, D (2016) Organisational Design; What Catholics and Quakers can teach Management Students. Cases   [Details]
(2014)Daring to change: reverse auction of pension administration at Musgrave.
De Donker, I and McKevitt, D (2014) Daring to change: reverse auction of pension administration at Musgrave. Cases [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management Board Member/
Project Management Institute UCC Ambassador/
International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching Editorial board/
European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Board of Studies-Supply Chain Management Contributor/
College of business & Law Research Committee Management & Marketing/
Competitor Analysis Business School (CUBS)2015 / 2015
Board of Studies (BComm International) Management and Marketing/

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
International Journal Of Public Sector Management Referee-
European Journal Of Training And Development Referee-
Supply Chain Management: An International Journal Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Public procurement workshop, Genesis Incubation Centre, CIT, Cork. January, 2012

Track Chair, Career Development and Management, UFHRD Conference, UCC, 2015

PMI Networking Event, March 10th, University College Cork

Professional Woman Network (Europe), Invited speaker on mentoring and Sponsorship. January 2015

Project Management Group, Mentoring, March 24th/2016

Boston Scientific (Ireland), Invited speaker on mentoring and Sponsorship. October 2015

External Examiner, MSc International Procurement and Supply Management, GCD. 2015-present

Academic Director, IIPMM, 2014-present

EMC Global Project Management Forum, Project Careers, 6/3/15

Keynote speaker at 2nd EMCC Academic Conference, Trinity College Dublin, March 2012

Economics of Public Procurement Workshop, Sodertorn University/VTI, Stockholm, June, 2013

Project Management Institute, Invited speaker on Procurement in Projects, CPD Presentation, May 2013

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Project management, Supply Chain Operations, New Product Development, Procurement, Research Methods, Organization Theory, Statistics and Quantitative Methods. 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2016Paula Mugnier Dublin City UniversityProject Management Virtuality and Competency
2016Siobhan Quinn Dublin City UniversityMASTER OF SCIENCEPushed or Jumped: Project Management in HPSUs
2015Gayle Donnelly Dublin City University
2014Paula Butler Dublin City UniversityMScSupplier development in public sector
2015Michelle Waters Dublin City University

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Sullivan Mark Masters Degree by Research
De Doncker Ingrid Masters Degree by Research
Allen Kelly Masters Degree by Research

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Operations Management MG4037Operations Management
2018Project Management MG4004Project Management
2018Management and Organisation MG6508Management and Organisation

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Seamus O' Reilly University College CorkIRELAND
Celine McInerney Accounting & Finance, UCCIRELAND
Cliodhna MacKenzie University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Michael Tope Dublin City UniversityIRELAND
Paul Davis Dublin City UniversityIRELAND
Anthony Flynn Dublin City UniversityIRELAND

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