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Prof Thomas Garavan



Management & Marketing
Cork University Business School
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Thomas Garavan is Professor of Leadership Practice in CUBS, UCC. He was recently listed in the Stanford University Science-Wide author citation indicators 2020 as one of the top 2% of academics in Economics and Business.      He is a world leading expert in leadership development, learning and development and HRD. He published 185 journal articles, 16 books, 26 book chapters and 6 monographs. He has published extensively in the leading HRD journals including HRDQ, HRDR, ADHR, HRDI and HRDI. He has also published extensively in the top four HRM journals: HRM (US) HRMJ, Personnel Review and IJHRM. In addition, he has published extensively in management journals including: International Journal of Management Reviews. European Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Tourism Management, Information Technology and People, International Small Business Journal, Thunderbird International Review, Journal of Sleep Research and   Business Ethics: A European Review. His most recent book publications include Learning and Development in Organizations: A Systems-Informed Model of Effectiveness (Palgrave), Strategic Human Resource Management (Oxford University Press), Handbook of International Human Resource Development (Edward Elgar) and Global Human Resource Development (Routledge). He is co-editor of European Journal of Training and Development and Associate Editor of Personnel Review and is a member of the HRDQ, HRDI, HRDR, ADHR, HRMJ, International Journal of Training and Development and International Journal of Human Resource Management.    He has extensive teaching experience with undergraduate, post-graduate and post experience students in addition to executive education and leadership development. He was recently elected to the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Human Resource Development, USA and has won numerous awards for publication and journal editing.        

Research Domains

  • Human Resource Development  
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership development  
  • Ethics, diversity and inclusion
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Journal article

Year Publication
2019 GARAVAN, T., MCCARTHY, A., CARBERY, R. (2019). An Ecosystems Perspective on International Human Resource Development: A Meta-Synthesis of the Literature. Human Resource Development Review. doi:10.1177/1534484319828865. Details
2016 ALHEJJI, H., NG, E. S., GARAVAN, T., CARBERY, R. (2016). The Impact of Formal and Informal Distance on Gender Equality Approaches: The Case of a British MNC in Saudi Arabia. Thunderbird International Business Review. doi:10.1002/tie.21828. Details
2016 ALHEJJI, H., GARAVAN, T., CARBERY, R., O'BRIEN, F., MCGUIRE, D. (2016). Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Human Resource Development Quarterly. doi:10.1002/hrdq.21221. Details
2016 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. doi:10.1080/13678868.2016.1169765. Details
2016 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 (6), 870-890. doi:10.1177/0266242615594215. Details
2019 GARAVAN, T., MCCARTHY, A., SHEEHAN, M., LAI, Y., SAUNDERS, M. N. K., CLARKE, N., ... SHANAHAN, V. (2019). Measuring the organizational impact of training: The need for greater methodological rigor. Human Resource Development Quarterly. doi:10.1002/hrdq.21345. Details
2021 GARAVAN, T., MCCARTHY, A., LAI, Y., MURPHY, K., SHEEHAN, M., CARBERY, R. (2021). Training and organisational performance: A meta-analysis of temporal, institutional, and organisational context moderators. Human Resource Management Journal. doi:10.1111/1748-8583.12284. Details
2019 GARAVAN, T., HENEGHAN, S., O’BRIEN, F., GUBBINS, C., LAI, Y., CARBERY, R., ... GRANT, K. (2019). L&D professionals in organisations: much ambition, unfilled promise. European Journal Of Training And Development. doi:10.1108/ejtd-09-2019-0166. Details
2021 GARAVAN, T., MCCARTHY, A., LAI, Y., CLARKE, N., CARBERY, R., GUBBINS, C., ... SAUNDERS, M. N. K. (2021). Putting the system back into training and firm performance research: A review and research agenda. Human Resource Management Journal, 31 (4), 870-903. doi:10.1111/1748-8583.12337. Details
2020 GARAVAN, T., MORLEY, M. J., CROSS, C., CARBERY, R., DARCY, C. (2020). Tensions in talent : A micro practice perspective on the implementation of high potential talent development programs in multinational corporations. Human Resource Management (US). doi:10.1002/hrm.22048. Details


Year Publication
2017 GARAVAN, T., MCCARTHY, A., CARBERY, R. (2017). Handbook of International Human Resource Development. Edward Elgar Publishing. Details
2020 GARAVAN, T., O'BRIEN, F. G., DUGGAN, J., GUBBINS, C., LAI, Y., CARBERY, R., ... GRANT, K. (2020). Learning and Development Effectiveness in Organisations. An Integrated Systems-Informed Model of Effectiveness. Palgrave Macmillan.

Book chapter

Year Publication
2017 GARAVAN, T., MCCARTHY, A., CARBERY, R. (2017). IHRD in MNCs. Handbook of International Human Resource Development. Edward Elgar Publishing. Details
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