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Dr. John Lannon

Biography

John Lannon has taught at a number of universities in Europe, Africa and Asia before joining the Centre for Project Management. He has also worked in the Information Technology sector as a project manager and a systems designer and developer. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering, and an MA in peace and development studies. In 2011 he was awarded a PhD for his work on information management in non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

John's research is primarily focused on organisational practices and forms of organising in the fields of international development, human rights promotion and protection, and humanitarian assistance. In that capacity he works with international NGOs and other civil society actors to explore knowledge sharing practices and innovative uses of information communication technologies.

Prior to that, John spent over 15 years working in the software industry, primarily in the telecommunications and enterprise solutions sectors. He worked as a systems designer, taking a technical leadership role on a number of projects. He also worked as both a project and development group manager. During that time he managed several large Research and Development projects primarily related to software infrastructure and applications design. He also oversaw the delivery of bespoke customer solutions in Europe, the US, and the Middle East.

Research Interests

John's research covers project and knowledge management in the non-profit sector, with particular emphasis on international development, human rights promotion and protection, and humanitarian assistance. Much of this work takes a critical perspective on projects and knowledge as practice, and on projects as a form of organising to achieve social, environmental or political change.

Teaching Interests

John's primary teaching interests and experience are in the areas of knowledge and information management, management information systems, project management and research methods.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2013 - Excellence in Service to Community

Outreach

  • Chairperson, Doras Luimni
  • Board Member, The Blue Box Cleative Learning Centre

Association

  • Member, DSA (Development Studies Association) Ireland

Publications

Books

2006

Book of Abstracts of the 9th European Network on Industrial Policy (EUNIP)International Conference
Lenihan, H; Andreosso, B; Lannon, J (Eds)
(2006) Book of Abstracts of the 9th European Network on Industrial Policy (EUNIP)International Conference
Lenihan, H., Andreosso, B. and Lannon, J.(Eds)(Ed.) Limerick : Department of Economics, University of Limerick Limerick

Book Chapters

2014

Making play work: Classroom use of a board game to teach corporate social responsibility
Killian S.;Lannon J.
(2014) Making play work: Classroom use of a board game to teach corporate social responsibility
In Innovative Business School Teaching: Engaging The Millennial Generation; pp. 189-198
DOI: 10.4324/9780203113684

2010

The Role of Information and Communications Technologies in Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy
Lannon, J
(2010) The Role of Information and Communications Technologies in Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy
In Information Communication Technologies for Human Services Education and Delivery: Concepts and Cases; Hershey : IGI-Global pp. 184-198

2009

Internet
Lannon, J; Hick, S.F; Halpin, E.F
(2009) Internet
In Encyclopedia of Human Rights; Oxford : Oxford University Press pp. 182-194

2008

Evaluating Online Human Rights Resource Centres
Lannon, J
(2008) Evaluating Online Human Rights Resource Centres
In Information Systems Development: Challenges in Practice, Theory and Education; New York : Springer pp. 621-636

2008

Human Rights Movements and the Internet: From Local Contexts to Global Engagement
Lannon, J; Halpin, E.F
(2008) Human Rights Movements and the Internet: From Local Contexts to Global Engagement
In Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications; Hershey : Information Science Reference pp. 2682-2707

2007

Information and Communication Technologies: New Global Challenges and Opportunities for Social and Solidarity Movements
Lannon, J
(2007) Information and Communication Technologies: New Global Challenges and Opportunities for Social and Solidarity Movements
In Rethinking Solidarity in Global Society: The Challenge of Globalisation for Social and Solidarity Movements; Malaysia : Strategic Information and Research Development Centre pp. 119-130

2007

Global Motives and Local Needs: Shaping the Relationships between ICTs, International Cooperation and Development
Lannon, J
(2007) Global Motives and Local Needs: Shaping the Relationships between ICTs, International Cooperation and Development
In Culture and Economic Development. Connecting Asia and Europe; Frankfurt : IKO pp. 105-123

2007

The Internet and Collective Consciousness: An Exploration of Spiritually Based Social Movements Online
Lannon, J
(2007) The Internet and Collective Consciousness: An Exploration of Spiritually Based Social Movements Online
In Internet Research Annual: Selected Papers from the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2005, Volume 4 ; New York : Peter Lang pp. 135-148

Edited Books

2013

Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use
(2013) Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use
Lannon, J. Halpin E.F.(Ed.) Hershey : IGI Global pp. 235-246
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1918-0.ch014

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Paradoxes and partnerships: a study of knowledge exploration and exploitation in international development programmes
Lannon J.;Walsh J.
(2019) Paradoxes and partnerships: a study of knowledge exploration and exploitation in international development programmes
In Journal Of Knowledge Management; pp. 8-31
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-09-2018-0605

2019

Social Media for Social Good: Student engagement for the SDGs
Killian S.;Lannon J.;Murray L.;Avram G.;Giralt M.;O'Riordan S.
(2019) Social Media for Social Good: Student engagement for the SDGs
In The International Journal of Management Education ;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100307

2018

Integrating formal learning into work-integrated learning to create a semi-formal environment
Nagle, L., Lannon, J. McMahon, J.
(2018) Integrating formal learning into work-integrated learning to create a semi-formal environment
In International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning; pp. 181-191

2018

Project Management Performance Assessment in the Non-Profit Sector
Anderson, K., Lannon, J.
(2018) Project Management Performance Assessment in the Non-Profit Sector
In Project Management Research and Practice;
DOI: https://doi. org/10.5130/pmrp.v5i0.5910
[ULIR]

2017

Filling the gaps: An investigation of project governance in a non-governmental organisation's response to the Haiti earthquake disaster
Levie, F,Burke, CM,Lannon, J
(2017) Filling the gaps: An investigation of project governance in a non-governmental organisation's response to the Haiti earthquake disaster
In International Journal Of Project Management; pp. 875-888
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.10.007

2016

Reinvigorating project management research and practice: perspectives from the nonprofit sector
Lannon J. & J.N. Walsh
(2016) Reinvigorating project management research and practice: perspectives from the nonprofit sector
In Project Management Research and Practice;
DOI: DOI: 10.5130/pmrp.v3i0.5119
[ULIR]

2016

An evaluation framework for ICT capacity building projects: Action research in Armenia
Lannon, J
(2016) An evaluation framework for ICT capacity building projects: Action research in Armenia
In Information Development; pp. 1585-1599
DOI: 10.1177/0266666915615645

2013

Making Play Work Classroom Use of a Board Game to Teach Corporate Social Responsibility
Killian, S,Lannon, J,Doyle, E,Buckley, P,Carroll, C
(2013) Making Play Work Classroom Use of a Board Game to Teach Corporate Social Responsibility
In Innovative Business School Teaching: Engaging The Millennial Generation; pp. 189-199

2005

The Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries: An Investigation of Gender Specific Agricultural Development
Pade, C; Mallinson, B; Lannon, J
(2005) The Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries: An Investigation of Gender Specific Agricultural Development
In The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication; pp. 4-21

Conference Publications

2020

36th EGOS Colloquium, Hamburg 2020
Ryan, A., Emuaga, O., Lannon, J.
(2020) 36th EGOS Colloquium, Hamburg 2020

2019

Critical Perspectives on NGO Governance and Accountability
Lannon J; Walsh, J.N; Killian, S
(2019) Critical Perspectives on NGO Governance and Accountability
Sheffiend, UK

2019

Making Projects Critical 9
Lannon, J., Walsh, J.N.
(2019) Making Projects Critical 9
Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden

2019

DSAI Conference: (En)gendering Development: Research to Policy and Practice
Kampamba, J., Lannon, J.
(2019) DSAI Conference: (En)gendering Development: Research to Policy and Practice
Marino Institute of Education, Dublin

2019

7th CR3+ Conference
Lannon, J., Killian, S. & Walsh, J
(2019) 7th CR3+ Conference
La Trobe Business School, Melbourne, Australia

2019

PRME UK & Ireland 6th Annual Conference
Killian S.;Lannon J.;Murray L.;Avram G.;Giralt M.;O'Riordan S.
(2019) PRME UK & Ireland 6th Annual Conference
Leeds University, UK

2018

British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2018)
Emuaga, O., Lannon, J., Ryan, A.
(2018) British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2018)
Bristol Business School, University of the West of England

2018

British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2018)
Lannon J. & J.N. Walsh
(2018) British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2018)
Bristol, UK

2018

CSSI 2018 - 6th biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions
Emuaga, O., Ryan, A., Lannon, J.
(2018) CSSI 2018 - 6th biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions
Copenhagen

2018

European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
Walsh J.;Lannon J.
(2018) European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
pp. 916-923

2017

Shaping and Reshaping the Landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium
Lannon, J., Killian S., Murray, S., Avram, G., O'Riordan, S.
(2017) Shaping and Reshaping the Landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium
Limerick

2017

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
Pade-Khene, C;Lannon, J
(2017) INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
BERLIN : SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN pp. 475-486
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59111-7_39

2017

British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2017)
Lannon J., & Walsh, J.N.
(2017) British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2017)
Bristol Business School, University of the West of England

2016

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2016
Lannon, J; Killian, S; Murray, L
(2016) Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2016
Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham

2016

DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2016: Beyond Aid? Innovative Models for Social Justice,
Lannon J., Walsh J, & Kennedy E.
(2016) DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2016: Beyond Aid? Innovative Models for Social Justice,
Dublin

2015

DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2015: Transformative Change? The Role of Evidence-Based Research and Impact in Global Development Dublin
Lannon J., & Walsh, J.
(2015) DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2015: Transformative Change? The Role of Evidence-Based Research and Impact in Global Development Dublin
Dublin

2015

EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Lannon, J; Dalton, R
(2015) EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Limerick

2014

DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2014: Bridging the Gap - Translating Development Research into Practice
Lannon, J
(2014) DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2014: Bridging the Gap - Translating Development Research into Practice
Dublin, Ireland

2014

Critical Perspectives on Accounting
Lannon, J; Killian, S
(2014) Critical Perspectives on Accounting
Toronto, Canada

2009

INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES IN PRACTICE, THEORY AND EDUCATION, VOLS 1AND 2
Lannon, J,Barry, C,Conboy, K,Lang, M,Wojtkowski, G,Wojtkowski, W
(2009) INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES IN PRACTICE, THEORY AND EDUCATION, VOLS 1AND 2
In Information Systems Development: Challenges In Practice, Theory And Education, Vols 1and 2; pp. 621-636
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-78578-3_3

Conference Contributions

2015

Engineers Ireland Project Management Skillset Event
Lannon, John
(2015) Engineers Ireland Project Management Skillset Event
Dublin, Ireland

2014

Delivering Social Good: Managing Projects in the Non-Profit Sector
Lannon, John
(2014) Delivering Social Good: Managing Projects in the Non-Profit Sector
Limerick, Ireland

2014

Make it Stop: Violence against Women and Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lannon, John
(2014) Make it Stop: Violence against Women and Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Limerick, Ireland

Published Reports

2013

Responding To Cross-Border Child Trafficking In South Asia: An Analysis of the Feasibility of a Technologically Enabled Missing Child Alert System
Lannon, J; Halpin, E.F
(2013) Responding To Cross-Border Child Trafficking In South Asia: An Analysis of the Feasibility of a Technologically Enabled Missing Child Alert System
UK : Plan International & Leeds Metropolitan University

Articles

2019

A question of Neutrality and Shannon Airport
Lannon, J.
(2019) A question of Neutrality and Shannon Airport
RTE Brainstorm

2015

Project management as professional discipline in private, public and non-profit sectors
Lannon, J
(2015) Project management as professional discipline in private, public and non-profit sectors
In Engineers Journal; Engineers Ireland

2013

Information Systems and the Role of Today's Accountant
Lannon, J
(2013) Information Systems and the Role of Today's Accountant
Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland

2013

Understanding the Role and the Impact of Information Systems on today's Business Environment
Lannon, J
(2013) Understanding the Role and the Impact of Information Systems on today's Business Environment
Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland

2012

Today's Business Technologies – Demystifying the Hype
Lannon, J
(2012) Today's Business Technologies – Demystifying the Hype
Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland

ANET/COSs

2016

Reinvigorating project management research and practice: perspectives from the nonprofit sector
Lannon, J; Walsh, J.N.
(2016) Reinvigorating project management research and practice: perspectives from the nonprofit sector
pp. 1-14
DOI: 10.5130/pmrp.v3i0.5119

2015

Shannon Airport and 21st Century War
Lannon, J.
(2015) Shannon Airport and 21st Century War
Dublin : Peace and Neutrality Alliance

2012

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Human Rights
Halpin, E.F; Lannon, J
(2012) Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Human Rights

2004

Activism Made Easy: A Study of Amnesty International's Online Campaign to Stop Torture
Lannon, J
(2004) Activism Made Easy: A Study of Amnesty International's Online Campaign to Stop Torture

Editorials

2016

SPECIAL SECTION: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Lannon, J,Aherne, D,Burke, C
(2016) SPECIAL SECTION: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
In International Journal Of Managing Projects In Business; pp. 477-480
DOI: 10.1108/IJMPB-03-2016-0026

2013

<bold>Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use</bold> Preface
Halpin, EF,Lannon, J,Halpin, EF
(2013) <bold>Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use</bold> Preface
In Human Rights And Information Communication Technologies: Trends And Consequences Of Use;

2013

Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use Conclusion
Lannon, J,Lannon, J,Halpin, EF
(2013) Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use Conclusion
In Human Rights And Information Communication Technologies: Trends And Consequences Of Use; pp. 247-254