Research Profile

Donncha Kavanagh

Biography

Education / Qualifications: BE, MSc (University of Missouri), CEng, PhD (Lancaster)

Research Interests

My research interests have centred on novelty and the unusual in the marketplace. Novelty (which encompasses related concepts such as innovation, creativity and change) has been my primary interest over many years, probably because of my business experience in projects, which are always about creating new things. My doctoral thesis, which was in the area of industrial marketing, studied change in the context of multi-national, multi-firm temporary networks. In this research I used actor-network theory as my orientation and method since it is explicitly concerned with how things come to be. I have continued with this approach in my later work and in my own supervision (for instance, one of my PhD students completed his doctoral study of marketing and strategic action in emerging high-technology markets). Similarly, I am currently writing a paper examining the link between quality management systems, project management technologies and innovation.
My interest in the unusual goes back to early publications with my colleague Neil Buttimer, where we inquired into a possible link between market exchange and extreme or deviant behaviour. In other words, we asked if markets are mad. This cultivated a long-standing interest in the unusual, the deviant, the eccentric and the experimental. In consumer behaviour, my interest in the extreme has generated publications on `stigmatic consumption' and humour in advertising. I am also interested in unusual forms and aspects of organizing, be it the heterarchy of the pre-modern Celts, scapegoating, the subaltern or the collegial model of the university. Currently, I am studying an anarchic model of organizing that James March (of March and Simon fame) fostered while he was Dean of the School of Social Sciences in the University of California at Irvine during the 1960s. This research is part of a wider project which examines the university as an unusual mode of organizing that is perhaps uniquely suited to the organization of knowledge work (the journal Organization published a paper of mine on this subject in 2009).
My interest in novelty and the unusual meld in a new project that focuses on play in organizations. Play is an overlooked concept in management and marketing research, given its predilection for presenting work as serious, and research into work as even more serious again. A recent output from this research is a book with Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling, titled `Organization in Play', published by Peter Lang.
This interest in novelty, the unusual and play is partly for strategic reasons because I have always believed that our department would not distinguish itself internationally if it merely replicated the positivist research of the well-resourced US business schools, given their institutional competence in interrogating large business databases. This has been an effective strategy, in that our department is well-known internationally for its eclectic and unusual perspective on organizational phenomena. On the back of this reputation, I have extensive and intensive international relations in my field.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Myth and the market: An introduction'
Desmond, J; Kavanagh, D. (2014) 'Myth and the market: An introduction' In: Campbell, N; Desmond, J; Fitchett, J; Kavanagh, D; McDonagh, P; O'Driscoll, A; Prothero, A (eds). Myth and the Market. Dublin: UCD Business School. [Details]
(2014)'Ríastartha - Introduction'
Kavanagh, Donncha (2014) 'Ríastartha - Introduction' In: Campbell, N; Desmond, J; Fitchett, J; Kavanagh, D; McDonagh, P; O'Driscoll, A; Prothero, A (eds). Myth and the Market. Dublin: UCD Business School. [Details]
(2014)'The limits of visualization'
Kavanagh, Donncha (2014) 'The limits of visualization' In: Bell, E; Warren, S; Schroeder, J (eds). The Routledge Companion to Visual Organization. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2012)'Making, Breaking and Following Rules: The Irvine Case'
Kavanagh, Donncha (2012) 'Making, Breaking and Following Rules: The Irvine Case' In: Holmqvist, M; Spicer, A (eds). Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Vol 37). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. [Details]
(2011)'The University as Fool'
Kavanagh, Donncha (2011) 'The University as Fool' In: Barnett, R (eds). The Future University: Ideas and Possibilities. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2009)'Dance-work: Images of Organization in Irish Dance'
Kavanagh, Donncha, Kuhling, Carmen and Keohane, Kieran ; (2009) 'Dance-work: Images of Organization in Irish Dance' In: SAGE Directions in Organization Studies. London: Sage. [Details]
(2007)'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16'
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2007) 'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16' In: Marketing Theory. London: Sage. [Details]
(2006)'Advertising: The Organisational Production of Humour'
Kavanagh, D.;O'Sullivan, D. (2006) 'Advertising: The Organisational Production of Humour' In: Westwood, R; Rhodes, C (eds). Humour, Organisation and Work. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2006)'From project ontologies to communities of virtue'
Linehan, C. and Kavanagh, D.; (2006) 'From project ontologies to communities of virtue' In: Making Projects Critical. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2005)'The Odyssey of Instrumental Rationality'
Kavanagh, D; Keohane, K; Kuhling, C. (2005) 'The Odyssey of Instrumental Rationality' In: Linstead, S; Linstead, A (eds). Thinking Organization. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2004)'The Legend of Cu Chulainn: Exploring Organisation Theory's Heroic Odyssey'
Kavanagh, Donncha and O'Leary, Majella; (2004) 'The Legend of Cu Chulainn: Exploring Organisation Theory's Heroic Odyssey' In: Myths, Stories and Organizations: Premodern Narratives for Our Times. [Details]
(2003)'Stories of the Subaltern'
Kavanagh, Donncha O'Leary, Majella Ó Giolláin, Diarmuid; (2003) 'Stories of the Subaltern' In: The Pleasure of Periphery/The Malady of Marginality. [Details]
(2001)'Reading Star Trek: imagining, theorizing and reflecting on organizational discourse and practice'
Keohane, K., Kavanagh, D & Kuhling, C; (2001) 'Reading Star Trek: imagining, theorizing and reflecting on organizational discourse and practice' In: Science Fiction and Organization. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2000)'Management's Heritage in Heritage Management'
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2000) 'Management's Heritage in Heritage Management' In: Irish Heritage Management. [Details]
(1999)'Marketing: You must be Joking'
O'Sullivan, Don and Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1999) 'Marketing: You must be Joking' In: Marketing Paradiso Retreat. University of Ulster, School of Commerce and International Business Studies, St. Clement's, Belfast: University of Ulster. [Details]
(1996)'Markets, Exchange and the Extreme'
Buttimer, C. G.; Kavanagh, D.; (1996) 'Markets, Exchange and the Extreme' In: Brown, S.; Bell, J; Carson, D (eds). Marketing Apocalypse. London: Routledge. [Details]
(1995)'Markets and Madness'
Buttimer, Cornelius G.; Kavanagh, Donncha; (1995) 'Markets and Madness' In: Brown, S.; Bell, J; Carson, D (eds). Proceedings of the Marketing Eschatology Retreat. Belfast: University of Ulster. [Details]
(1993)'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16'
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1993) 'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16' In: Rethinking Marketing. [Details]

Books

 YearPublication
(2011)Organization in Play.
Kavanagh, D., Keohane, K., Kuhling, C.; (2011) Organization in Play. Witney, UK: Peter Lang.   [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2014)
Campbell, N; Desmond, J; Fitchett, J; Kavanagh, D; McDonagh, P; O'Driscoll, A; Prothero, A (Ed.). (2014) Myth and the Market. Dublin: Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College DublinMichael Smurfit Graduate Schoo. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Restoring Phronesis and Practice: Marketing's Forgotten P's'
Kavanagh, D. (2014) 'Restoring Phronesis and Practice: Marketing's Forgotten P's'. Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, 6 (3) [Details]
(2014)'Finance past, Finance future: A brief exploration of the evolution of financial practices'
Kavanagh, D; Lightfoot, G; Lilley, S. (2014) 'Finance past, Finance future: A brief exploration of the evolution of financial practices'. Management & Organizational History, 9 (2):135-149 [Details]
(2014)'Talking Organization'
Donncha Kavanagh (2014) 'Talking Organization'. Organization Management Journal, 11 (11) [Details]
(2014)'Talking Organization'
Kavanagh, D. (2014) 'Talking Organization'. Organization Management Journal, 11 (1):3-3 [Details]
(2013)'Problematizing practice: MacIntyre and management'
Kavanagh, D (2013) 'Problematizing practice: MacIntyre and management'. Organization, 20 :103-115 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Children: Their Place in Organization Studies'
Kavanagh, D. (2013) 'Children: Their Place in Organization Studies'. Organization Studies, 34 (10):1487-1503 [Details]
(2011)'Introduction to Emerging Conceptual Scholarship Section'
Kavanagh, Donncha (2011) 'Introduction to Emerging Conceptual Scholarship Section'. Organization Management Journal, 8 (2):86-87 [Details]
(2011)'Work and play in management studies: A Kleinian analysis'
Kavanagh, Donncha (2011) 'Work and play in management studies: A Kleinian analysis'. ephemera: theory & politics in organization, 11 (4):336-356   [Details]
(2009)'Institutional Heterogeneity and Change: The University as Fool'
Kavanagh, D; (2009) 'Institutional Heterogeneity and Change: The University as Fool'. Organization, 16 :575-595 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'The Relationship Between New Technologies and Strategic Activities'
Lawlor, Jim and Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2009) 'The Relationship Between New Technologies and Strategic Activities'. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 21 (5):587-598 [Details]
(2009)'Innovation and Project Management - Exploring the Links'
Kavanagh, Donncha and Naughton, Ed ; (2009) 'Innovation and Project Management - Exploring the Links'. PMWorld Today, XI (IV)   [Details]
(2008)'Dance-work: Images of Organization in Irish Dance'
Kavanagh, Donncha, Kuhling, Carmen and Keohane, Kieran ; (2008) 'Dance-work: Images of Organization in Irish Dance'. Organization, 15 (5):725-742 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2007)'Running to Stand Still: Late Modernity's Acceleration Fixation'
Kavanagh, Donncha Lightfoot, Geoff Lilley, Simon; (2007) 'Running to Stand Still: Late Modernity's Acceleration Fixation'. Cultural Politics, 3 (1):95-122 [Details]
(2006)'The End of the Shock of the New'
Lightfoot, Geoff Lilley, Simon Kavanagh, Donncha; (2006) 'The End of the Shock of the New'. Creativity and Innovation Management, 15 (2):157-163 [Details]
(2006)'The Creative Scene of Riverdance:Artrepreneurship and the Celtic Tiger'
Kuhling, Carmen, Donncha Kavanagh and Kieran Keohane ; (2006) 'The Creative Scene of Riverdance:Artrepreneurship and the Celtic Tiger'. Taighde: The Research Journal of the Faculty of Commerce, UCC, 1 (2):56-76 [Details]
(2004)'Ocularcentrism and its others: A framework for metatheoretical analysis'
Kavanagh, D; (2004) 'Ocularcentrism and its others: A framework for metatheoretical analysis'. Organization Studies, 25 :445-464 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Breaking the spell of the uninvited godmother: facilitating project implementation through Electronic Meeting Support'
Veil, Cornelia, Shirley Saunders, Andrew Hunt, Mark Van Onna, and Donncha Kavanagh; (2004) 'Breaking the spell of the uninvited godmother: facilitating project implementation through Electronic Meeting Support'. International Journal of Project Management, 22 (4):235-243 [Details]
(2003)'Dancing with Discrimination: Managing Stigma and Identity'
Cusack, Maurice, Jack, Gavin, and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2003) 'Dancing with Discrimination: Managing Stigma and Identity'. Culture and Organization, 9 (4):295-310 [Details]
(2003)'Talk and Silence: Instantiations and Articulations'
Kuhling, Carmen, Keohane, Kieran, and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2003) 'Talk and Silence: Instantiations and Articulations'. Ephemera, 3 (4):288-305 [Details]
(2003)'Organisation as Containment of Acquisitive Mimetic Rivalry: The Contribution of Rene Girard'
Desmond, John and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2003) 'Organisation as Containment of Acquisitive Mimetic Rivalry: The Contribution of Rene Girard'. Culture and Organization, 9 (4):239-251 [Details]
(2002)'Art, Work and Art Work'
Kavanagh, Donncha, O'Brien, Clodagh, and Linnane, Maurice; (2002) 'Art, Work and Art Work'. Creativity and Innovation Management, 11 (4):277-286 [Details]
(2002)'Space, Sensemaking and Situated Communities in (Con)temporary Networks'
Kavanagh, Donncha and Kelly, Seamus; (2002) 'Space, Sensemaking and Situated Communities in (Con)temporary Networks'. Journal of Business Research, 55 (7):583-594 [Details]
(1996)'Strategic Environmental Management in the Irish Chemical/Pharmaceutical Industry [B831]'
Byrne, Kevin; Kavanagh, Donncha; (1996) 'Strategic Environmental Management in the Irish Chemical/Pharmaceutical Industry [B831]'. Business Strategy and The Environment, 5 (2):106-114 [Details]
(1995)'Chronigami: Folding and Unfolding Time [B832]'
Kavanagh, Donncha; Araujo, Luis; (1995) 'Chronigami: Folding and Unfolding Time [B832]'. Accounting, Management & Information Technology, 5 (2):103-121 [Details]
(1994)'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16 [B830]'
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1994) 'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16 [B830]'. European Journal of Marketing, 28 (3):26-41 [Details]
(1985)'SIREN: A Reptitive Network Simulation Model'
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1985) 'SIREN: A Reptitive Network Simulation Model'. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 111 (3):308-323 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)30th EGOS Colloquium. Sub-theme 46: Organizing the uncanny: Rethinking the uncomfortably familiar in Organization Studies
Kavanagh, D. (2014) Theory, the Uncanny and the Sacred . In: Parker, M; Kelly S; Riach, K eds. 30th EGOS Colloquium. Sub-theme 46: Organizing the uncanny: Rethinking the uncomfortably familiar in Organization Studies Rotterdam, [Details]
(2013)Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Donncha Kavanagh, (2013) Tiger talk: what is the academy saying and why? . In: Felcity Kelleher, Tom O'Toole eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Waterford Institute of Technology, [Details]
(2013)20th EurOMA Conference
Curran, K; Kavanagh, D. (2013) Perpetuating sales: enabling incumbent survival of radical technological shifts . In: Fynes, B; Coughlan P eds. 20th EurOMA Conference Dublin, [Details]
(2013)8th International Conference on Critical Management Studies
Scally, K; Kavanagh, D. (2013) Theory Games . In: Damian O'Doherty, John Hassard, Mike Bresnen eds. 8th International Conference on Critical Management Studies ManchesterManchester, [Details]
(2012)Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha (2012) Beyond MacIntyre: Grounding the business as practice debate . In: Collings, D.; Cunningham, J eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Maynooth, Ireland, , 06-SEP-12 - 07-SEP-12 , pp.1-35 [Details]
(2012)Fifth International Political Anthropology Workshop - Play: The creation of culture and the modern world
Kavanagh, Donncha (2012) Play and Management Studies . In: Boland, Tom; O'Brien, John eds. Fifth International Political Anthropology Workshop - Play: The creation of culture and the modern world Wateford Institute of Technology, , 24-FEB-12 - 25-FEB-12 , pp.1-32 [Details]
(2012)2nd Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop
Lawlor, J; Kavanagh, D. (2012) The civilising tension at the heart of market-making: a case study of the stent industry . In: Hans Kjellberg, Susi Geiger, Cristina Setyar eds. 2nd Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop Dublin, [Details]
(2011)27th EGOS Colloquium
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2011) The Lost Experiment in Exploration and Exploitation . In: Alf Rehn, Christian De Cock, Damian O'Doherty eds. 27th EGOS Colloquium Gothenburg University, , 06-JUL-11 - 09-JUL-11 [Details]
(2010)ephemera conference, on Work, Play and Boredom
Kuhling, Carmen; Kavanagh, Donncha; Keohane, Kieran; (2010) (Children's) Play and Organization . In: Sørensen, BM; Olaison, L; Sliwa, M; Butler, N; Spoelstra, S eds. ephemera conference, on Work, Play and Boredom St Andrews, Scotland, [Details]
(2010)SCOS 2010: 28th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2010) Reviewing March's Vision . In: Acevedo, Beatriz; Warren, Sam eds. SCOS 2010: 28th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism Lille, France,   [Details]
(2010)European Group of Organization Studies Annual Colloquium. Sub-theme 17: Organizing Slow Answers
Kavanagh, Donncha; Lightfoot, Geoff; Lilley, Simon; (2010) The Inertia Movement . In: Letiche, Hugo; Hopfl, Heather; Moriceau, Jean-Luc eds. European Group of Organization Studies Annual Colloquium. Sub-theme 17: Organizing Slow Answers Lisbon, [Details]
(2010)Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Donncha Kavanagh; (2010) The international diffusion of project management . In: Margaret Linehan eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, [Details]
(2009)Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha, Naughton, Ed, Corkery, Elaine and O'Sullivan, Kathleen ; (2009) Management Technologies - Are they worth it? A normative study of ISO 9001 and Project Management . In: N. Harvey eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Galway, [Details]
(2009)EGOS Colloquium: Sub-theme 44, New sites/sights in organization: Changing orientations in organization studies
Kavanagh, Donncha, Keohane, Kieran and Kuhling, Carmen ; (2009) Children and Organisation . In: D. O'Doherty, C. de Cock and A. Rehn eds. EGOS Colloquium: Sub-theme 44, New sites/sights in organization: Changing orientations in organization studies Barcleona, [Details]
(2008)24th EGOS Colloquium. Sub-theme 24: Comic Intrusions
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2008) The University as Fool . In: S. Ybema, K. Boersma, H. Dahles, T. Elfring and F. d. Hond eds. 24th EGOS Colloquium. Sub-theme 24: Comic Intrusions Vrije University Amsterdam, [Details]
(2008)22nd International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress
Kavanagh, Donncha and Naughton, Ed ; (2008) Project Management and the Celtic Tiger 22nd International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress Rome, [Details]
(2007)SCOS 2007: 25th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism
Kavanagh, Donncha, Lightfoot, Geoff and Lilley, Simon ; (2007) Futures Past: A (Partial but Maybe, Just, Plausible) Genealogy of the Futures . In: C. Jones eds. SCOS 2007: 25th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism Ljubljana, Department of Management, Leicester University, [Details]
(2006)IAMOT, 2nd European Conference on Management of Technology
Lawlor, Jim and Donncha Kavanagh ; (2006) The relationship between new technologies and strategic activities IAMOT, 2nd European Conference on Management of Technology Aston University, Birmingham, [Details]
(2006)22nd EGOS Colloquium: Sub-theme 16 Interweaving of Organizations and Organizing in Creative Industries
Kuhling, C. Keohane, K. Kavanagh, D.; (2006) The Creative Scene of Riverdance: Artrepreneurship and the Celtic Tiger . In: Haldor Byrkjeflot eds. 22nd EGOS Colloquium: Sub-theme 16 Interweaving of Organizations and Organizing in Creative Industries Bergen, , 05-JUL-06 - 08-JUL-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2006)Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Lawlor, J. Kavanagh, D.; (2006) New Technology Management: Strategic Activities in the Stent Industry . In: McCarthy, B eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference University College Cork, , 06-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)Critical Management Studies Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2005) Practice makes perfect: Towards the University of Virtue . In: Hugh Willmott eds. Critical Management Studies Conference Cambridge, , 06-JUL-05 - 08-JUL-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)European Group of Organization Studies Annual Conference
Kuhling, Carmen, Kieran Keohane, and Donncha Kavanagh ; (2005) Learning to live with the Lack: Pedagogy of the Beguiled . In: Georg Schreyögg and Sigrid Quack and Hedwig Rudolph and Jörg Sydow eds. European Group of Organization Studies Annual Conference Berlin, , 01-JUL-05 - 03-JUL-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)The Dromocratic Condition: Contemporary Cultures of Acceleration
Lightfoot, G. Lilley, S. Kavanagh, D. ; (2005) Running to Stand Still: Late Modernity's Acceleration Fixation . In: Paul Crosthwaite eds. The Dromocratic Condition: Contemporary Cultures of Acceleration University of Newcastle, , 12-MAR-05 - 13-MAR-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2005)3rd Annual Cork Roundtable in Philosophy: The Practice of Ethics
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2005) After the Postmodern:Towards the University of Virtue . In: Joseph Biele eds. 3rd Annual Cork Roundtable in Philosophy: The Practice of Ethics University College Cork: Department of Philosophy, University College Cork, [Details]
(2005)B4STEPs
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2005) Accelerating to Inertia B4STEPs University of Limerick: Computer Science Department, [Details]
(2005)Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2005) The Inertia Movement Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference University College Cork, Allihies, Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2004)2nd International Workshop `Making Projects Critical'
Linehan, Carol and D. Kavanagh, Donnacha; (2004) From project ontologies to communities of virtue 2nd International Workshop `Making Projects Critical' Bristol, [Details]
(2004)Centre for Research on Information Technology in Organizations
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2004) Running to standstill:Modernity¿s acceleration fixation Centre for Research on Information Technology in Organizations University of California - Irvine, [Details]
(2004)Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2004) Ocularcentrism and its Others: A Framework for Metatheoretical Analysis Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition University of California San-Diego, [Details]
(2004)Science Studies Program, University of California San-Diego
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2004) Late Modernity's Acceleration Fixation Science Studies Program, University of California San-Diego University of California San-Diego, [Details]
(2003)XXI Annual Conference on Organizational Symbolism
Kavanagh, Donncha, O'Leary, Majella and O'Giollain, Diarmuid; (2003) Stories of the Subaltern . In: Bob Westwood eds. XXI Annual Conference on Organizational Symbolism Cambridge, UK, , 01-JAN-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2003)British Academy of Management Eight Annual Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha; Araujo, Luis; (2003) Chronigami: Folding and Unfolding Time . In: Westall, Oliver eds. British Academy of Management Eight Annual Conference Lancaster, England, , 01-JAN-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2003)19th EGOS Colloquium: Subtheme 12: Project organizations, embeddedness, and repositories of knowledge
Linehan, Carol and Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2003) Creating contexts for knowing: Contrasting project ontologies 19th EGOS Colloquium: Subtheme 12: Project organizations, embeddedness, and repositories of knowledge Copenhagen, [Details]
(2003)19th EGOS Colloquium
Griffin, Quincy and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2003) Understanding the Work of the City Manager . In: Finn Borum Peer Hull Kristensen eds. 19th EGOS Colloquium Copenhagen, , 01-JAN-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2003)3rd Critical Management Studies Conference
Kuhling, Carmen, Keohane, Kieran, and Kavanagh,Donncha; (2003) Talk and Silence: Instantiations and Articulations . In: * eds. 3rd Critical Management Studies Conference Lancaster, England, , 01-JAN-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2002)18th EGOS Colloquium: Sub Theme 20: Silence is (not) Sexy
Kuhling, Carmen, Keohane, Maurice and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2002) Talk and the Fantasy of Reconciliation: Silence, Madness and the Unnameable as Organisational Resources . In: * eds. 18th EGOS Colloquium: Sub Theme 20: Silence is (not) Sexy Barcelona, , 01-JAN-02 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2002)XXth Annual SCOS Conference on Speed:Research and Representation in the Age of Instantaneous Organization
Kavanagh, Donncha, Lightfoot, Geoff, and Lilley, Simon; (2002) Running to Standstill: The Consumption of Speed by Acceleration . In: Peter Case Simon Lilley eds. XXth Annual SCOS Conference on Speed:Research and Representation in the Age of Instantaneous Organization Budapest, Hungary, , 01-JAN-02 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2002)Subaltern Storytelling Seminar
Kavanagh, Donncha, O'Leary, Majella, and Ó Giolláin, Diarmuid; (2002) Stories of the Subaltern Subaltern Storytelling Seminar Department of Management & Marketing, UCC, [Details]
(2002)Irish Academy of Management, Annual Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2002) Ocularcentrism and its Others: A Framework for Metatheoretical Analysis . In: Tom O'Toole eds. Irish Academy of Management, Annual Conference Waterford Institute if Technology, Waterford, , 01-JAN-02 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2002)22nd International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress
Kavanagh, Donncha and Naughton, Ed ; (2002) Project Management and the Celtic Tiger 22nd International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress Rome, [Details]
(2001)Second Critical Management Studies Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha, O'Brien, Clodagh, and Linnane, Maurice; (2001) Art, Work and Art Work . In: Grugulis, Irena Hassard, John Willmott, Hugh eds. Second Critical Management Studies Conference UMIST, Manchester, , 01-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2001)19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism
Cusack, Maurice and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2001) The Organisation of Stigma and the Stigma of Organising . In: Linstead, Stephen Bergin, John eds. 19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism University of Wolverhampton, Dublin, , 01-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2001)Second Critical Management Studies Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2001) Can the Celt Speak? Voices from Behond the Pale . In: Grugulis, Irena Hassard, John Willmott, Hugh eds. Second Critical Management Studies Conference UMIST, Manchester, , 01-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2001)19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism
O'Leary, Majella and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2001) Destructive, Cynical and Deceptive Knowledge on Organisations . In: Linstead, Stephen Bergin, John eds. 19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism University of Wolverhampton, Dublin, , 01-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2001)19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism
Desmond, John and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2001) Organisation as Containment of Aquisitive Mimetic Rivalry: The Contribution of Rene Girard . In: Linstead, Stephen Bergin, John eds. 19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism University of Wolverhampton, Dublin, , 01-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2001)17th Colloquium of the European Group for Organisational Studies
Kavanagh, Donncha, Kuhling, Carmen and Keohane, Kieran; (2001) The Odyssey of Instrumental Rationality: Confronting the Enlightenment's Interior Other . In: Linstead, Stephen Calori, Roland eds. 17th Colloquium of the European Group for Organisational Studies Lyon, , 01-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2000)Engineering Design in an Academic Environment, Special Conference of the Royal Irish Academy
Kavanagh, Donncha and O'Kane, Philip ; (2000) Poles of Engineering Design Engineering Design in an Academic Environment, Special Conference of the Royal Irish Academy Dublin, [Details]
(1999)Critical Management Studies Conference
Keohane, Kieran, Kavanagh, Donncha and Kuhling, Carmen; (1999) Reading Star Trek as an Expressive Good: A Resource for Management Knowledge . In: H. Willmott eds. Critical Management Studies Conference UMIST, Manchester, , 01-JAN-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1999)Critical Management Studies Conference
O'Leary, Majella and Kavanagh, Donncha; (1999) Testimony & Morality in Organizations: A Critique of the Constructivist Approach to Knowledge . In: H. Willmott eds. Critical Management Studies Conference UMIST, Manchester, , 01-JAN-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1999)15th Annual IMP Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha and Kelly, Seamas; (1999) Organising Space for Sensemaking in Industrial Networks . In: D. McLoughlin and C. Horan eds. 15th Annual IMP Conference Graduate School of Business, Dublin, , 01-JAN-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1998)International Political Anthropology Symposium
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1998) Profaning the Sacred in Consumer Behaviour: Odyssey on the Theodicy International Political Anthropology Symposium Department of Sociology, University College Cor, [Details]
(1998)Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1998) Managing on the Edge Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference Department of Sociology, University College Cork, Allihies, [Details]
(1997)Actor Network and After
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1997) ANT: The Wizard of OS . In: Law, John eds. Actor Network and After Keele, , 01-JAN-97 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1995)British Academy of Management Annual Conference
Beard, Charles, Brownlie, Douglas, Desmond, John and Kavanagh, Donncha; (1995) Simcult Dreaming . In: * eds. British Academy of Management Annual Conference Sheffield, , 01-JAN-95 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1995)Proceedings of the Marketing Eschatology Retreat
Buttimer, Cornelius G. and Donncha Kavanagh ; (1995) Markets and Madness . In: Stephen Brown and Jim Bell and David Carson eds. Proceedings of the Marketing Eschatology Retreat Belfast: University of Ulster, [Details]
(1993)9th IMP Annual Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1993) The Metaphysics of Industrial Networks 9th IMP Annual Conference School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, [Details]
(1993)8th IMP Conference, Institut De Recherche De L'Entreprise
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1993) Towards a Theory of Construction Project Organisations . In: Salle, Robert Spencer, Robert Valla, Jean-Paul eds. 8th IMP Conference, Institut De Recherche De L'Entreprise Lyon, France, , 01-JAN-93 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1993)British Academy of Management Annual Conference
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1993) Metatheoretical Frameworks in Management Research . In: Mallory, Geoff Johnson, Gerry eds. British Academy of Management Annual Conference Milton Keynes, , 01-JAN-93 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1992)8th IMP Conference, Institut de Recherche de l'Entreprise
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1992) Towards a Theory of Construction Project Organisations 8th IMP Conference, Institut de Recherche de l'Entreprise Groupe ESC Lyon, Lyon - France, [Details]
(1992)7th International Conference of the Operations Management Association, UMIST
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1992) Supply Chain Management in a Project Environment 7th International Conference of the Operations Management Association, UMIST [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2005)Project Management in Ireland: A Survey of Practitioners.
Ed Naughton, Donncha Kavanagh, Sebastian Green; (2005) Project Management in Ireland: A Survey of Practitioners. Institute of Project Management, Dublin. [Details]
(2003)Project Management: Is Ireland up to the mark internationally.
Naughton, Edward, Kavanagh, Donncha and Green, Sebastian ; (2003) Project Management: Is Ireland up to the mark internationally. Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2003Fulbright Scholars Fellowship
2002Enterprise Ireland/British Council Award
1994British Council Award
1991EU (COMETT) Award
1982Smurfit Fellowship
1987CEng
2008Outstanding Paper at IPMA Annual World Conference International Project Management Association
2004Fulbright Scholars Fellowship Fulbright Program

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Business Board of Studies, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) Member01-JAN-01 / 01-JAN-04

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2010)Irish Academy of Management Doctoral Colloquium,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2010) Keynote Speech. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Academy of Management Doctoral Colloquium, UCC , 30-AUG-10 - 31-JAN-11. [Details]
(2008)International Political Anthropology Symposium,
Donncha Howard; (2008) Profaning the Sacred in Consumer Behaviour: Odyssey on the Theodicy. [Oral Presentation], International Political Anthropology Symposium, Department of Sociology, University College Cork , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)Research Talk,
Donncha Howard; (2008) Profaning the Sacred in Consumer Behaviour: Odyssey on the Theodicy. [Oral Presentation], Research Talk, Department of Marketing, Lancaster University , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)Research Talk,
Donncha Howard; (2008) Historicising Management Ideas. [Oral Presentation], Research Talk, Doctoral Seminar, DCU Business School, Dublin , 01-FEB-08 - 01-FEB-08. [Details]
(2005)Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference,
Donncha Howard; (2005) The Inertia Movement. [Oral Presentation], Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference, Department of Sociology, University College Cork, Allihies, Cork, Ireland , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)Research Talk,
Donncha Howard; (2005) After the postmodern: Towards the University of Virtue. [Oral Presentation], Research Talk, University College Cork , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)Research Talk,
Donncha Howard; (2005) The University of Virtue. [Oral Presentation], Research Talk, University of Exeter , 01-DEC-05 - 01-DEC-05. [Details]
(2005)Research Talk,
Donncha Howard; (2005) Accelerating to inertia. [Oral Presentation], Research Talk, University of Limerick , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)Keynote paper at the 3rd Annual Cork Roundtable in Philosophy: The Practice of Ethics, Joseph Biele (Ed.),
Donncha Howard; (2005) Towards the University of Virtue. [Oral Presentation], Keynote paper at the 3rd Annual Cork Roundtable in Philosophy: The Practice of Ethics, Joseph Biele (Ed.), University College Cork , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2004)*,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2004) [Invited Oral Presentation], *, Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, University of California, San Diego , 01-FEB-04 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2004)Making Projects Critical,
Carol Linehan and Donncha Kavanagh; (2004) From project ontologies to communities of virtue. [Plenary Lecture], Making Projects Critical, Bristol , 18-DEC-04 - 20-DEC-04. [Details]
(2004)Making Projects Critical,
Linehan, C and Kavanagh, D.; (2004) Contrasting project ontologies. [Invited Oral Presentation], Making Projects Critical, Bristol , 10-DEC-04 - 12-DEC-04. [Details]
(2003)Qualitative Research and the Irish Hospice Foundation,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2003) *. [Invited Oral Presentation], Qualitative Research and the Irish Hospice Foundation, University of Limerick , 01-FEB-03 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2003)*,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2003) *. [Invited Oral Presentation], *, Department of Management Information Systems, Univaristy College Dublin , 01-NOV-03 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2003)*,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2003) *. [Invited Oral Presentation], *, Department of Management, University of Stirling, Scotland , 01-APR-03 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2003)European Group of Organizational Studies,
Linehan, C. and Kavanagh, D.; (2003) Creating contexts for knowing: Contrasting project ontologies. [Oral Presentation], European Group of Organizational Studies, Copenhagen , 03-JUL-03 - 05-JUL-03. [Details]
(2002)Subaltern Storytelling Seminar,
Kavanagh, Donncha, O' Leary, Majella and O'Giollain, Diarmuid; (2002) Stories of the Subaltern. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Subaltern Storytelling Seminar, University College Cork, Cork , 01-JAN-02 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2002)*,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2002) *. [Invited Oral Presentation], *, Department of Marketing, Dublin Institute of Technology , 01-DEC-02 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2002)*,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2002) *. [Invited Oral Presentation], *, Department of Marketing, National University of Ireland, Galway , 01-MAR-02 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2002)Engineering Design in an Academic Environment,
Kavanagh, Donncha and O'Kane Philip; (2002) Poles of Engineering Design. [Poster Presentation], Engineering Design in an Academic Environment, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 01-JAN-02 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2001)2nd Annual Doctoral Colloquium,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2001) Exploring Ethnography's Enigmas. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Annual Doctoral Colloquium, University College Cork, Cork , 01-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2000)*,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2000) *. [Invited Oral Presentation], *, Department of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst , 01-MAR-00 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2000)Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2000) Celtic Modes of Organising. [Oral Presentation], Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference, University College Cork, Allihies, Cork , 01-JAN-00 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2000)1st Annual Doctoral Colloquium,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2000) The Research Question. [Oral Presentation], 1st Annual Doctoral Colloquium, Unversity College Cork , 01-JAN-00 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1999) Seeing Things: Vision, Romanticism and the Radical Political Imaginary. [Invited Oral Presentation], Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference, Unversity College Cork, Allihies, Cork , 01-JAN-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1998)*,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1998) Managing Operations in SME'S. [Invited Oral Presentation], *, University College Dublin , 01-OCT-98 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1998)National Council for Education Awards,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1998) Research Seminar. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Council for Education Awards, University College Dublin , 01-MAR-98 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1998)Interpretive Political Political Social Analysis Conference,
Kavanagh, Donncha; (1998) Managing on the Edge. [Oral Presentation], Interpretive Political Political Social Analysis Conference, Unversity College Cokr, Allihies, Cork , 01-JAN-98 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1992)Annual Conference of the Irish Economic History Society,
Kavanagh, Donncha and Brownlie, Douglas; (1992) Strategy and Structure in Hybrid Organisations-Chandler Revisited. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Economic History Society, Cork , 01-JAN-92 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Student Needs, Teaching and Curriculum Development (SNTCD) [Standing Committee of AC] Member2001 / 1899
Library Policy Committee Member2001 / 2002
Library Users Committee Member1998 / 2002
Library Users Committee Chair2001 / 2002
Mitigation Committee Member2001 / 1899
Academic Council Member2000 / 1899
Faculty of Commerce Assistant Dean (2000-2003)2000 / 1899
Executive Management Board [Faculty of Commerce] Member2000 / 2003
Undergraduate Student Needs Committee [Faculty of Commerce] Chair2000 / 2003
Teaching and Curriculum Development Committee [Faculty of Commerce] Member2000 / 2003
Research and Postgraduate Studies Committee [Faculty of Commerce] Member2000 / 2003
External Relations Committee [Faculty of Commerce] Member2001 / 2003
BComm Board of Studies Member2001 / 2003
BComm(Euro Board of Studies Member2001 / 2003
MBA Board of Studies Member2000 / 1899
Commerce Faculty's Schools Liason Officer Member1997 / 1999
UCC Appeals Committee Member2005 / 1899

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork, Cork Senior Lecturer in Management01-FEB-03 / 30-DEC-99
University College Cork, Cork College Lecturer in Management01-AUG-90 / 01-FEB-03
Jacobs International, Dublin Senior Project Controller01-JUN-89 / 01-AUG-90
DeAli Management Services Ltd. Co. Louth Director01-JAN-88 / 01-JUN-89
Bord Gais Eireann, Cork Project Coordinator01-JUN-87 / 01-JAN-88
Project Management Ltd, Dublin Cost and Planning Engineer01-MAR-86 / 01-JUN-87
Padhraic Moneley Ltd. Co. Louth Engineer/Analyst01-SEP-84 / 01-MAR-86
University of Missouri, USA Teaching Assistant01-AUG-82 / 01-AUG-84
John Sisk & Sons Ltd. Site Engineer01-AUG-81 / 01-AUG-82

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2005University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
1981University College Dublin BE
1984University of Missouri MSc
1999University of Lancaster PhD

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Organization Science Referee01-JAN-99 - 31-DEC-03
The Information Society Referee01-JAN-01 -
Human Relations Referee01-JAN-02 -
Gender Work And Organizations Referee01-JAN-02 -
Ephemera Referee01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-08
Organization Studies Referee01-JAN-06 -
Marketing Theory Referee01-JAN-06 -
Journal Of Information Technology Referee01-JAN-99 -
European Journal Of Marketing Referee01-JAN-95 - 01-JAN-97
Culture And Organization Referee01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-07
International Journal Of Research In Marketing Referee01-JAN-96 -
Irish Journal Of Sociology Referee01-JAN-06 -
Leadership Referee01-JAN-05 -
Irish Journal Of Management Referee01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-07
International Marketing Review Referee01-JAN-08 -
Organization Series Editor01-JAN-06 -
Business Ethics: A European Review Referee01-JAN-06 -
Organization Management Journal Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-06 -
Organization Management Journal Series Editor01-JAN-09 -
Irish Journal Of Management Member of Editorial Board-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Sullivan Helena Marie Doctoral Degree

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