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Dr Ronan Carbery

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Biography

Ronan is co-director of the 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.

Human Resource Research Centre

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.

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Affiliations

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

  • Training and Development in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Human Resource Management and Development
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Journal Activities

  • Editor, European Journal Of Training And Development (-)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Human Resource Development Quarterly (-)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Human Resource Development International (-)
  • Referee, 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 (-)
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Other Activities

  • Chief External Assessor - Glasgow Caledonian UniversityConference Co-Chair, 2018 Irish Academy of Management conference, 3rd - 5th September   External Examiner, Coventry University, 2017-2021Conference 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.
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Teaching Interests

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

  • Duggan James Michael (Doctoral Degree)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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) [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2019 Human Resource Management
Carbery, R. Cross, C (2019) Human Resource Management. : 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. : Edward Elgar [Details]
2016 Organisational Behaviour: An Introduction
Cross, C. Carbery, R (2016) Organisational Behaviour: An Introduction. : Palgrave Macmillan [Details]
2015 Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction
Carbery, R. Cross, C (2015) Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction. : Palgrave [Details]
2013 Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction
Carbery. R Cross, C (2013) Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction. : Palgrave Macmillan [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
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. : Collings, D. G., Scullion, H. & Caligiuri, P. M : Routledge [Details]
2015 Introduction to HRD
Carbery, R (2015) Introduction to HRD. : Carbery, R. & Cross, C : Palgrave Macmillan [Details]
2015 Managing the HRD Function
Carbery, R (2015) Managing the HRD Function. : Carbery, R. & Cross, C : Palgrave Macmillan [Details]
2015 Organisational Learning
Carbery, R (2015) Organisational Learning. : Carbery, R. & Cross, C : Palgrave Macmillan [Details]
2013 Health, Safety and Employee Wellbeing
Carbery, R (2013) Health, Safety and Employee Wellbeing. : Carbery, R. & Cross, C : Palgrave Macmillan [Details]
2013 Career Development
Carbery, R (2013) Career Development. : Carbery, R. & Cross, C : Palgrave Macmillan [Details]
2013 Introducing Human Resource Management
Carbery, R (2013) Introducing Human Resource Management. : Carbery, R. & Cross, C : Palgrave Macmillan [Details]
2012 Leadership and Management Development
Carbery, R & Garavan, T. N (2012) Leadership and Management Development. : : Kogan Page [Details]
2012 Strategic Human Resource Development
Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R (2012) Strategic Human Resource Development. : : Kogan Page [Details]
2012 Collective Learning
Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R (2012) Collective Learning. : : 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. : : 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. : : Springer [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
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. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2017 Masking the Cracks: Above, Behind, and Beneath the Perceived Diversity & Inclusion Issues at a large US MNC
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. [Details]
2015 A Systematic Review of the Methodological Rigor of Studies Evaluating Training and Organisation-Level Outcomes
Shanahan, V., Garavan, T.N. & Carbery, R (2015) A Systematic Review of the Methodological Rigor of Studies Evaluating Training and Organisation-Level Outcomes. [Details]
2015 SMEs’ going global; Cross-cultural comparisons of their competencies, innovative learning orientations and social networks
Dusoye, I. & Carbery, R (2015) SMEs’ going global; Cross-cultural comparisons of their competencies, innovative learning orientations and social networks. [Details]
2014 A Critical Review of the Literature on Training and Organisational Level Performance Outcomes
Garavan. T. N., Shanahan, V. & Carbery, R (2014) A Critical Review of the Literature on Training and Organisational Level Performance Outcomes. [Details]
2014 Participation in Training and Development Activities in SMEs
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N (2014) Participation in Training and Development Activities in SMEs. [Details]
2013 Strategic Human Resource Development as a Facilitator for Dynamic Capabilities
Shanahan, V., Garavan, T. N., & Carbery, R (2013) Strategic Human Resource Development as a Facilitator for Dynamic Capabilities. [Details]
2013 The Identification of Talent in the Irish Public Sector
Kerins, E. & Carbery, R (2013) The Identification of Talent in the Irish Public Sector. [Details]
2012 Organizational Narcissism and the Global Financial Crisis: Addressing the Hard Questions
MacKenzie, C., Garavan T. N., and Carbery, R (2012) Organizational Narcissism and the Global Financial Crisis: Addressing the Hard Questions. [Details]
2012 Has the employment embargo effected talent management within An Garda Síochana?
Kerins, E. & Carbery, R (2012) Has the employment embargo effected talent management within An Garda Síochana?. [Details]
2011 Explaining Managers’ Participation in Career-Focused Learning and Development
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N (2011) Explaining Managers’ Participation in Career-Focused Learning and Development. [Details]
2011 Re-conceptualizing HRD Through A Critical Lens: Creating an Ethically Cognizant, Organizationally Aware and Socially Responsible Environment
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. [Details]
2011 Black Swans, Social Silence and Narcissism: Ethical Dilemmas in a Crisis Environment
MacKenzie, C., Garavan, T. N., and Carbery, R (2011) Black Swans, Social Silence and Narcissism: Ethical Dilemmas in a Crisis Environment. [Details]
2011 Leadership Development, Individual, Team and Organisational Outcomes
Garavan, T. N., Carbery, R., Watson, S., Naismith, N (2011) Leadership Development, Individual, Team and Organisational Outcomes. [Details]
2011 Human resource management research output in Ireland: a retrospective
Carbery, R., Gunnigle, P. & Morley, M (2011) Human resource management research output in Ireland: a retrospective. [Details]
2011 Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Panacea or Organizational Rhetoric: HRD as a Moderator of Organizational Ethical Behavior
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. [Details]
2011 Explaining Managers’ Participation in Formal Learning and Development
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N (2011) Explaining Managers’ Participation in Formal Learning and Development. [Details]
2010 Dysfunctional Behavior in Organisations: Can HRD Reduce the Impact of Dysfunctional Organizational Behavior – A Review and Conceptual Model
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. [Details]
2010 Explaining Training and Development Roles and Structures in European Call Centres: Strategic Choice, Institutional and Co-evolutionary Influences
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. [Details]
2009 Patterns of managerial participation in learning and development activities
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N (2009) Patterns of managerial participation in learning and development activities. [Details]
2009 Explaining Employee Participation in Career-Focused Learning and Development
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N (2009) Explaining Employee Participation in Career-Focused Learning and Development. [Details]
2009 The impact of self-directed career management strategies on HRD in organizations
Carbery, R. & Garavan, T. N (2009) The impact of self-directed career management strategies on HRD in organizations. [Details]
2009 Mapping the Context and Practice of Training, Development and HRD in European Call Centres
Garavan. T. N., Shanahan, V., Cross, C. & Carbery, R (2009) Mapping the Context and Practice of Training, Development and HRD in European Call Centres. [Details]
2009 Structuring Training and Development in European Call Centres
Garavan, T. N., Wilson, J., Cross, C., Carbery, R. & Shanahan, V (2009) Structuring Training and Development in European Call Centres. [Details]
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