Research Profile

Ronan Carbery

Biography

Ronan is co-director of the Human Resource Research Centre in UCC and lectures and researches in a variety of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development subjects in the School of Management and Marketing.

His research interests include learning and development, career development, and talent management. Ronan worked in the University of Limerick from 2007 to 2014 and was awarded the University of Limerick Teaching Excellence award in 2013.  He is an external examiner at Coventry University, Ulster University, Waterford Institute of Technology and London South Bank University.  Ronan has co-edited a number of leading international texts including Human Resource Management (2019), Handbook of International HRD: Context, Policy and Practice (2017), Organisational Behaviour (2016), and Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction (2015).

Ronan is co-editor of the European Journal of Training and Development and serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member on Human Resource Development Quarterly and Human Resource Development International.  He chaired both the 2018 Irish Academy of Management conference and 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe  in 2015.

Research Interests

The focus of my research to date has been on the application of various theoretical perspectives and models from the fields of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, and Organisation Behaviour, to understand training and development, learning, career development and leadership development processes in organisations and the particular contribution of human resources to the strategic success of the organisation. 

For prospective PhD or Research Masters students, please contact me by email to discuss potential research topics.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Human Resource Management.
Carbery, R. Cross, C. (2019) Human Resource Management. Basingstoke: Macmillan International Higher Education.   [Details]
(2017)Handbook of International Human Resource Development: Context, Processes and People.
Garavan, T.N. McCarthy, A. Carbery, R. (2017) Handbook of International Human Resource Development: Context, Processes and People. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.   [Details]
(2016)Organisational Behaviour: An Introduction.
Cross, C. Carbery, R. (2016) Organisational Behaviour: An Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2015)Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction.
Carbery, R. Cross, C. (2015) Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave.   [Details]
(2013)Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction.
Carbery. R Cross, C. (2013) Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'The Impact of Formal and Informal Distance on Gender Equality Approaches: The Case of a British MNC in Saudi Arabia'
Alhejji, H., Ng, E.S., Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2018) 'The Impact of Formal and Informal Distance on Gender Equality Approaches: The Case of a British MNC in Saudi Arabia'. Thunderbird International Business Review, 60 (2):147-159 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'A profession but not a career? Work identity and career satisfaction in project management'
McKevitt, D; Carbery, R; Lyons, A (2017) 'A profession but not a career? Work identity and career satisfaction in project management'. International Journal of Project Management, 35 :1673-1682 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Strategic human resource development: towards a conceptual framework to understand its contribution to dynamic capabilities'
Garavan, T;Shanahan, V;Carbery, R;Watson, S (2016) 'Strategic human resource development: towards a conceptual framework to understand its contribution to dynamic capabilities'. Human Resource Development International, 19 :289-306 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The antecedents of leadership development practices in SMEs: The influence of HRM strategy and practice'
Garavan, T,Watson, S,Carbery, R,O'Brien, F (2016) 'The antecedents of leadership development practices in SMEs: The influence of HRM strategy and practice'. International Small Business Journal, 34 :870-890 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review'
Alhejji, H., Garavan, T. N., Carbery, R., O’Brien, F. & McGuire, D. (2016) 'Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review'. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 27 (1):95-149 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Human resource management research output in Ireland between 1950 and 2010: A retrospective'
Carbery, R., Gunnigle, P. & Morley, M. (2015) 'Human resource management research output in Ireland between 1950 and 2010: A retrospective'. The Irish Journal of Management (incorporating IBAR), 34 (1):42-50   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Advancing HRD Theory: New Theoretical Perspectives and Promoting Methodological Pluralism'
Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2014) 'Advancing HRD Theory: New Theoretical Perspectives and Promoting Methodological Pluralism'. European Journal Of Training And Development, 38 (4):262-264 [Details]
(2014)'Sustainability, corporate social responsibility and HRD'
Sheehan, M., Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2014) 'Sustainability, corporate social responsibility and HRD'. European Journal Of Training And Development, 38 (5):370-386 [Details]
(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]
(2014)'Innovation and human resource development (HRD)'
Sheehan, M.,Garavan, T. N.,Carbery, R. (2014) 'Innovation and human resource development (HRD)'. European Journal Of Training And Development, 38 (1-21-2):2-14   [Details]
(2012)'Mapping Talent Development: Definition, Scope and Architecture'
Garavan, T. N., Carbery, R., & Rock, A. R. (2012) 'Mapping Talent Development: Definition, Scope and Architecture'. European Journal Of Training And Development, 36 (1):5-24 [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)'A review of international HRD: incorporating a global HRD construct'
Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2012) 'A review of international HRD: incorporating a global HRD construct'. European Journal Of Training And Development, 36 (2/3):129-157 [Details]
(2012)'Training and development roles and structures in european call centers: The influence of strategic choice, institutional and coevolutionary processes'
Garavan, T. N.,Cross, C.,Wilson, J.,Carbery, R. (2012) 'Training and development roles and structures in european call centers: The influence of strategic choice, institutional and coevolutionary processes'. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54 (66):875-890   [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]
(2010)'Understanding participation in e-learning in organizations: A large-scale empirical study of employees'
Garavan, T. N.,Carbery, R.,O'Malley, G.,O'Donnell, D. (2010) 'Understanding participation in e-learning in organizations: A large-scale empirical study of employees'. International Journal Of Training And Development, 14 (33):155-168   [Details]
(2008)'Mapping the context and practice of training, development and HRD in European call centres'
Garavan, T. N.,Wilson, J. P.,Cross, C.,Carbery, R.,Sieben, I.,De Grip, A.,Strandberg, C.,Gubbins, C.,Shanahan, V.,Hogan, C.,McCracken, M.,Heaton, N. (2008) 'Mapping the context and practice of training, development and HRD in European call centres'. Journal of European Industrial Training, 32 (8-98-9):612-728   [Details]
(2007)'Conceptualizing the participation of managers in career-focused learning and development: A framework'
Carbery, R.,Garavan, T. N. (2007) 'Conceptualizing the participation of managers in career-focused learning and development: A framework'. Human Resource Development Review, 6 (44):394-418   [Details]
(2007)'Managing intentionally created communities of practice for knowledge sourcing across organisational boundaries Insights on the role of the CoP manager'
Garavan, T. N., Carbery, R. ,Murphy, E. (2007) 'Managing intentionally created communities of practice for knowledge sourcing across organisational boundaries Insights on the role of the CoP manager'. Learning Organization, 14 (11):34-49   [Details]
(2005)'Organisational restructuring and downsizing: Issues related to learning, training and employability of survivors'
Carbery, R.,Garavan, T. N. (2005) 'Organisational restructuring and downsizing: Issues related to learning, training and employability of survivors'. Journal Of European Industrial Training, 29 (6 SPEC. ISS.6 SPEC):488-508   [Details]
(2003)'Predicting hotel managers' turnover cognitions'
Carbery, R.,Garavan, T. N.,O'Brien, F.,McDonnell, J. (2003) 'Predicting hotel managers' turnover cognitions'. Journal Of Managerial Psychology, 18 (7-87-8):649-679   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2019)'The Identification and Evaluation of Talent in Multinational Enterprises'
McDonnell, A., Collings, D. G. & Carbery, R. (2019) 'The Identification and Evaluation of Talent in Multinational Enterprises' In: Collings, D. G., Scullion, H. & Caligiuri, P. M (eds). Global Talent Management (2nd ed). Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)'Introduction to HRD'
Carbery, R. (2015) 'Introduction to HRD' In: Carbery, R. & Cross, C (eds). Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2015)'Managing the HRD Function'
Carbery, R. (2015) 'Managing the HRD Function' In: Carbery, R. & Cross, C (eds). Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Organisational Learning'
Carbery, R. (2015) 'Organisational Learning' In: Carbery, R. & Cross, C (eds). Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2013)'Health, Safety and Employee Wellbeing'
Carbery, R. (2013) 'Health, Safety and Employee Wellbeing' In: Carbery, R. & Cross, C (eds). Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2013)'Career Development'
Carbery, R. (2013) 'Career Development' In: Carbery, R. & Cross, C (eds). Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2013)'Introducing Human Resource Management'
Carbery, R. (2013) 'Introducing Human Resource Management' In: Carbery, R. & Cross, C (eds). Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]
(2012)'Leadership and Management Development'
Carbery, R & Garavan, T. N. (2012) 'Leadership and Management Development' In: International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organisations (3rd ed). London: Kogan Page. [Details]
(2012)'Strategic Human Resource Development'
Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2012) 'Strategic Human Resource Development' In: International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organisations (3rd ed). London: Kogan Page. [Details]
(2012)'Collective Learning'
Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2012) 'Collective Learning' In: Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
(2011)'Within- and between-CoP knowledge sharing in knowledge-intensive firms'
Garavan, T.,Carbery, R.,O'Brien, F.,Whelan, K. (2011) 'Within- and between-CoP knowledge sharing in knowledge-intensive firms' In: Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.   [Details]
(2011)'Conceptualising Participation in Formal Training and Development Activities: A Planned Behaviour Approach'
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T.N. (2011) 'Conceptualising Participation in Formal Training and Development Activities: A Planned Behaviour Approach' In: Supporting Workplace Learning: Towards Evidence Based Practice. New York: Springer. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)Training & Development in Ireland: Results of the Biennial National Survey of Benchmark.
Garavan, T. N., Shanahan, V. & Carbery, R. (2008) Training & Development in Ireland: Results of the Biennial National Survey of Benchmark. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2017)UFHRD: International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice
MacKenzie, C., Carbery, R., O'Brien, E., Sherman, U. and Linehan, C. (2017) Masking the Cracks: Above, Behind, and Beneath the Perceived Diversity & Inclusion Issues at a large US MNC UFHRD: International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Lisbon, , 07-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17 [Details]
(2015)16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe
Shanahan, V., Garavan, T.N. & Carbery, R. (2015) A Systematic Review of the Methodological Rigor of Studies Evaluating Training and Organisation-Level Outcomes 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
Dusoye, I. & Carbery, R. (2015) SMEs’ going global; Cross-cultural comparisons of their competencies, innovative learning orientations and social networks 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe [Details]
(2014)15th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe
Garavan. T. N., Shanahan, V. & Carbery, R. (2014) A Critical Review of the Literature on Training and Organisational Level Performance Outcomes 15th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe Edinburgh Napier University, , 04-JUN-14 - 06-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014)15th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N. (2014) Participation in Training and Development Activities in SMEs 15th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe Edinburgh Napier University, , 04-JUN-14 - 06-JUN-14 [Details]
(2013)13th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe
Shanahan, V., Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R. (2013) Strategic Human Resource Development as a Facilitator for Dynamic Capabilities 13th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe Universidade Lusíada de Famalicão, , 23-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12 [Details]
(2013)14th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe
Kerins, E. & Carbery, R. (2013) The Identification of Talent in the Irish Public Sector 14th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe , 05-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-13 [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]
(2012)13th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe
Kerins, E. & Carbery, R. (2012) Has the employment embargo effected talent management within An Garda Síochana? 13th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe Universidade Lusíada de Famalicão, , 23-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12 [Details]
(2011)12th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N. (2011) Explaining Managers’ Participation in Career-Focused Learning and Development 12th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe University of Gloucestershire, , 25-MAY-11 - 27-MAY-11 [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)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]
(2011)12th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe
Garavan, T. N., Carbery, R., Watson, S., Naismith, N. (2011) Leadership Development, Individual, Team and Organisational Outcomes 12th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe , 25-MAY-11 - 27-MAY-11 [Details]
(2011)14th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management
Carbery, R., Gunnigle, P. & Morley, M. (2011) Human resource management research output in Ireland: a retrospective 14th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management National College of Ireland, Dublin, , 31-AUG-11 - 02-SEP-11 [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)14th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N. (2011) Explaining Managers’ Participation in Formal Learning and Development 14th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management National College of Ireland, Dublin, , 31-AUG-11 - 02-SEP-11 [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]
(2010)11th IHRM Conference
Garavan, T. N., Cross, C., Wilson, J., & Carbery, R. (2010) Explaining Training and Development Roles and Structures in European Call Centres: Strategic Choice, Institutional and Co-evolutionary Influences 11th IHRM Conference Ashton Business School, , 09-JUN-10 - 12-JUN-10 [Details]
(2009)Irish Academy of Management
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N. (2009) Patterns of managerial participation in learning and development activities Irish Academy of Management Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, , 02-SEP-09 - 04-SEP-09 [Details]
(2009)10th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N. (2009) Explaining Employee Participation in Career-Focused Learning and Development 10th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, , 10-JUN-09 - 12-JUN-09 [Details]
(2009)AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N. (2009) The impact of self-directed career management strategies on HRD in organizations AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas Virginia, USA, , 18-FEB-09 - 22-FEB-09 [Details]
(2009)AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas
Garavan. T. N., Shanahan, V., Cross, C. & Carbery, R. (2009) Mapping the Context and Practice of Training, Development and HRD in European Call Centres AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas Virginia, USA, , 18-FEB-09 - 22-FEB-09 [Details]
(2009)10th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe
Garavan, T. N., Wilson, J., Cross, C., Carbery, R. & Shanahan, V. (2009) Structuring Training and Development in European Call Centres 10th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, , 10-JUN-09 - 12-JUN-09 [Details]

Professional Activities

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
European Journal Of Training And Development Editor-
Human Resource Development Quarterly Member of Editorial Board-
Human Resource Development International Member of Editorial Board-
International Journal Of Training And Development Referee-
Journal Of Business Ethics Referee-
Human Resource Development Review Referee-
Irish Journal Of Management Referee-
International Journal Of Tourism Research Referee-
Journal Of Managerial Psychology Referee-
International Journal Of Human Resource Management Referee-
Personnel Review Referee-
Education And Training Referee-
Human Resource Development Quarterly Referee-
International Journal Of Manpower Referee-
Human Resource Management Journal Referee-
The International Journal Of Hospitality Management Referee-
Journal Of Hospitality Management And Tourism Referee-

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Institute of Training and Development Fellow/
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Chartered Member/
Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Member/
Society of Industrial & Organisational Psychology (SIOP) Member/
University Forum for HRD (UFHRD) UCC Representative/
Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Member/

Other Activities

 Description

Chief External Assessor - Glasgow Caledonian University

Conference Co-Chair, 2018 Irish Academy of Management conference, 3rd - 5th September   

External Examiner, Coventry University, 2017-2021

Conference Chair, UFHRD 2015: Towards Evidence Based HRD Practice: Bridging the Gap, 3rd- 5th June 2015.

Track Chair for Vocational Education, Training and Workplace Learning stream, 2012 UFHRD Conference: The future of HRD - 2020 and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities, Universidade Lusíada de Famalicão, Portugal, 23rd- 25th May 2012.

Scientific Committee Member for the Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC), 15th & 16th June 2010, “Challenges and Future Opportunities” Shannon College of Hotel Management.

Track Chair for Strategic HRD stream, 2014 UFHRD Conference: Reflecting upon the Past: Shaping the Future, Edinburgh Napier University, 4th to 6th June 2014.

Track Chair for VET & Workplace Learning stream, 2013 UFHRD Conference: HRD in Turbulent Seas - Continued Global Economic Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities, University of Brighton, 5th to 7th June 2013.

Organising Committee member for the IFSAM World Congress, University of Limerick, Ireland, June 26th -29th, 2012.

Associate Track Chair Editor for Strategic Human Resource Development steam, 2010 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 24th – 28th February 2010.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I lecture in a variety of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development modules at post-graduate and undergraduate levels.  

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Duggan James Michael Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Training and Development in Occupational Health and Safety AD6008Training and Development in Occupational Health and Safety
2019Managing Human Resources MG6509Managing Human Resources
2019Human Resource Management and Development MG3018Human Resource Management and Development

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