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Dr John McAvoy

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John McAvoy

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Business Information Systems
University College Cork
Cork University Business School
Cork University Business School

J.McAvoy@ucc.ie ORCID profile

Biography

Prior to joining UCC, John worked in a variety of roles from Sys Admin in the aircraft manufacturing industry to leading a team of software developers in the telecomms industry. John's research in Information Systems Development Methodology Adoption has introduced a new approach to examining the interrelations between the project stakeholders and the ISD methodology. This new approach has highlighted elements that had previously not been identified. This research has been published in top ranked journals and leading academic conferences. John is also involved in Fintech research through the State Street Advanced Technology Centre where he is the co-director.

Research Domains

  • Systems Development Methodology Adoption 
  • Agile software development methods
  • Financial Research, Analysis and Communication
  • Technology innovation  
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2007 MCAVOY, J., SAMMON, D., OWENS, I. (2007). A simple tool to assist in agile methodology adoption decisions. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2019 O’DRISCOLL, M., KIELY, G., MCAVOY, J. (2019). The data-driven pilot and the risk of personal sensitivity to a negative outcome. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2009 MCAVOY, J., SICKLE, E. V., CAMERON, B. (2009). A Successful Failure to Collaborate on Storage Technology Education. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education. Details
2009 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2009). The role of project management in ineffective decision making within Agile software development projects. European Journal of Information Systems. Details
2009 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2009). A Failure to Learn By Software Developers: Inhibiting the Adoption of an Agile Software Development Methodology. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. Details
2009 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2009). Project Post-mortems Mindless Mismanagement of Agreement. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2007 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2007). The impact of the Abilene Paradox on double-loop learning in an agile team. Information and Software Technology. Details
2006 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2006). Resisting the change to user stories: a trip to Abilene. International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management. Details
2006 BUTLER, T., MCAVOY, J. (2006). A paradox of virtual teams and change: an implementation of the theory of competing commitments. International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC).
2013 MCAVOY, J., NAGLE, T., SAMMON, D. (2013). A novel approach to breaking consensus in IS evaluations: The Agitation Workshop. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation.
2009 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2009). The Dilution of Effort in Self-Evaluating Development Teams: Agile Loafing. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation.
2006 MCAVOY, J. (2006). 'Evaluating the Evaluations: Preconceptions of Project Post- Mortems. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation.
2005 MCAVOY, J., SAMMON, D. (2005). Agile Methodology Adoption Decisions: An Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning. Journal of Information Systems Education.
2018 BUTLER, T., MCAVOY, J. (2018). A critical realist method for applied business research. Journal of Critical Realism.
2013 MCAVOY, J., NAGLE, T., SAMMON, D. (2013). Using mindfulness to examine ISD agility. Information Systems Journal. Details
2014 SAMMON, D., NAGLE, T., MCAVOY, J. (2014). Analysing ISD performance using narrative networks, routines and mindfulness. Information and Software Technology. Details
2020 BEARE, E. C., O'RAGHALLAIGH, P., MCAVOY, J., HAYES, J. (2020). Employees’ emotional reactions to digitally enabled work events. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2020 HAYES, J., MCAVOY, J., O'RAGHALLAIGH, P. (2020). Barriers to deciding on a consumption-based model for funding IT. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2020 BEARE, E. C., O’RAGHALLAIGH, P., MCAVOY, J., HAYES, J. (2020). Employees’ emotional reactions to digitally enabled work events. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2020 COONEY, A., HAYES, J., MCAVOY, J., O’RAGHALLAIGH, P. (2020). Barriers to deciding on a consumption-based model for funding IT. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2020 RUSSELL, K., O’RAGHALLAIGH, P., MCAVOY, J., HAYES, J. (2020). A cognitive model of digital transformation and IS decision making. Journal of Decision Systems. Details
2020 WALSH, C., O'REILLY, P., MCAVOY, J., GLEASURE, R., O'LEARY, K. (2020). Understanding manager resistance to blockchain systems. European Management Journal. Details
2020 DEMPSEY, M., BRENNAN, A., MCAVOY, J. (2020). Barriers and waste in the research grant application process in higher education through a Lean Six Sigma lens. Management and Production Engineering Revie. Details
2020 MCAVOY, J., DEMPSEY, M., QUINN, E. (2020). Incremental Learning in a Capstone Project. Not All Mature Students Are the Same. International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2008 BUTLER, T., MCAVOY, J. (2008). The Desire for Cohesion in Virtual Teams. E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing.
2008 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2008). A Failure to Learn in a Software Development Team: The Unsuccessful Introduction of an Agile Method. Springer Publishing. Details
2011 MCAVOY, J., SICKLE, E. V., CAMERON, B. (2011). Collaboration between Academia and Industry. A Change in Approach. IGI Global. Details
2009 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2009). Competing Commitments Theory. IGI Global. Details

Conference paper

Year Publication
2006 MCAVOY, J., OWENS, I., SAMMON, D. (2006). Towards the development of a simple tool to assist in agile methodology adoption decisions: Agile adoption matrix.
2012 SAMMON, D., NAGLE, T., MCAVOY, J. (2012). The ISD process as a live routine: The mindless behaviours of a narrative network. Association of Information Systems.
2008 BUTLER, T., MCAVOY, J. (2008). Social inclusion and IT education: An institutional analysis. ICIS 2008 Proceedings.
2005 BUTLER, T., MCAVOY, J. (2005). A Paradox of the Change to User Stories: The Application of the Theory of Competing Commitments. ECIS 2005 Proceedings.
2019 LANE, D., RENWICK, R., O'REILLY, P. (2019). The Advent of Speech Based NLP QA Systems: A Refined Usability Testing Model. Springer Publishing. Details
2017 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2017). Causal framework through retroduction and retrodiction.
2011 SAMMON, D., NAGLE, T., MCAVOY, J. (2011). The ISD process as a “live routine”.
2009 SAMMON, D., MCAVOY, J., OWENS, I. (2009). Agile teams: Reflective debate and shared understanding.
2008 OWENS, I., MCAVOY, J., SAMMON, D., MCAVOY, J. (2008). A sense-making approach to Agile method adoption. Scitepress. Details
2006 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2006). Looking for a place to hide: A study of social loafing in Agile teams.
2005 MCAVOY, J., BUTLER, T. (2005). A little information can be a dangerous thing for software developers.
2004 MCAVOY, J., SAMMON, D. (2004). An innovative approach to learning and teaching around agile methodology adoption decisions.
2004 HEAVIN, C., MCAVOY, J., NEVILLE, K. M. (2004). Knowing the knower: A systems development case study.
2009 SAMMON, D., NAGLE, T., MCAVOY, J. (2009). The ISD process as a live routine.
2011 NAGLE, T., MCAVOY, J., SAMMON, D. (2011). Utilising mindfulness to analyse agile global software development.
2012 MCAVOY, J., NAGLE, T., SAMMON, D. (2012). Breaking consensus in IS evaluations: The agitation workshop.
2020 MCAVOY, J. (2020). Determining Digital Transformation Success Factors. Details
2019 ALHARBI, F., MCAVOY, J., WOODWORTH, S. (2019). An Examination of Barriers to the Adoption of Smart Living Services: A Case Study of the Al-Madinah Region Development Authority.
2019 ALHARBI, F., MCAVOY, J., WOODWORTH, S. (2019). An Examination of Barriers to the Adoption of Smart Living Services: A Case Study of the Al-Madinah Region Development Authority.

Encyclopedia entry

Year Publication
2008 BUTLER, T., MCAVOY, J. (2008). Ineffective Decision Making in Adopting an Agile Software Development Methodology. IGI Global.
2009 MCAVOY, J., SAMMON, D. (2009). Agile Methodology Adoption. Details
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