Biography

Dr. Sarah Kieran is a Lecturer in the Department of Work and Employment Studies. She lectures in HRM and Strategic/Global HRM at the Kemmy Business School. Prior to joining UL she worked as a Management Consultant in Strategic and Organisational Development for a number of multinational organisations. This followed ten years in the Telecoms Sector where she held a number of leadership roles in Strategy, CRM and HRM. This experience has led to a wide range of research, consultancy and teaching interests covering areas such as strategy-as-practice, sensemaking and other discourse-related perspectives of strategy and strategic change. She is also interested in research in HR Analytics, the future of work, the HR Profession and other such areas which underpin HRM's contribution to organisational performance. She is founder of the KBS WorkFutures Lab and the recipient of a Horizon 2020 Rise award for research into the Digital Transformation of Work.

Research Interests

Strategic Change
Strategy-as-Practice
Strategic HRM
Digital Transformation of Work
New World of Work
People Analytics
Leaders & Middle Managers in MNCs



Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2021 Business in the Community,
  • 2020 Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Group,
  • 2018 AMBA: Association of MBAs Accreditation,
  • 2010 Irish Executives International Network, Management Team member of a not-for-profit, international, Irish network for a two period (2010-2012). Instrumental in developing the Irish Executives Annual Conference and Irish Executive Start-Up Awards.

Award

  • 2021 - Future Fit Leaders
  • 2021 - Skillnet Ireland Seeking Safe Spaces: Graduate Experiences of Work in A Digital Era
  • 2020 - H202 Marie Curie Rise
  • 2020 - KBS Seed Funding
  • 2020 - Digital Transformation in a Post-Covid World of Work.
  • 2019 - ICBE HC Analytics Funding
  • 2018 - Skillnet Future of Work Funding
  • 2017 - Kemmy Business School Seed Funding
  • 2011 - PhD Scholarship
  • 2010 - Research Bursary

Employment

  • 2018 University of Limerick Kemmy Business School - Lecturer
  • 2016 University of Limerick Kemmy Business School - Research Assistant
  • 2011 Atlantic Way, Regional Development Network - CEO
  • 2005 OMT Global - Senior Management Consultant
  • 2002 Vodafone - Director/Head of Commercial Strategy and Operations
  • 1999 Vodafone - Head of CRM
  • 1996 Eircell - Head of Organisational Development and Resource Planning

Consultancy

  • 2018 Greensource - Review, Recommendations and Leadership Team Planning of HRM Strategy.

Association

  • 2017 Academic Network, European Academy of Management
  • 2012 Academic Network, Irish Academy of Management
  • 2008 Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Education

  • 2016 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2015 University of Limerick - Graduate Diploma in Academic Practice
  • 2010 University of Limerick - MSc (Honours)
  • 1996 University of Limerick - Postgraduate Diploma
  • 1993 University of Limerick - BA European Studies

Other

  • https://www.ul.ie/business/kbs-work-futures-lab The KBS Work Futures Lab is a place for business people who want to shape the workplace of the future. We understand the forces at play in globalisation, technology and the economy but believe such forces should not wholly determine how we lead organisations, manage people and design workplaces. We share insights, advance our knowledge, experiment with different work strategies and build business cases to capitalise on the opportunities these forces present. At the Work Futures Lab we break new ground in organisational leadership so that organisational success drives sustainable growth; supporting leaders, growing talent, creating new, valued work opportunities and positively impacting the world around us.
  • www.hranalyticsireland.com Founded with Dr. Maria Belizon, UCD. HR Analytics Ireland is a community for knowledge-sharing and education. Our community is for people and companies just starting on their HR Analytics journey and those already involved: HR Analytics Leads, HR data analysts/Scientists, HR professionals, HR Data content creators and HR Data Analytics educators and vendors. This platform is the first HR Analytics forum of HR Analytics in Ireland where professionals can share their ideas, concerns and best practice.

Outreach

  • Set up in 1992, Our Lady of Lourdes CSG Ltd is committed to identifying and supporting the needs of people living in the local community, through the provision of people centred services which are open, accessible and professionally delivered. Over the past 25 years the company has grown from strength and currently has an annual turnover in excess of 1.5 million euro PA we are a registered company, fully tax compliant and have charitable status.

Books

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Book Chapters

THE MIDDLE MANAGER AS SENSEMAKER: THE ROLE OF HRM IN DEVELOPING SENSEMAKING CAPABILITY.

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2019
United Kingdom
Cambridge Scholars Press
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Introducing Human Resource Management

Dr. Sarah Kieran
Prof. Christine Cross
2018
UK
Macmillan International Higher Education
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

HR from the Outside In: Review of Competencies for the Future of HR

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2018
Ireland
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Strategic change and sensemaking practice: enabling the role of the middle manager

Dr. Sarah Kieran
Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2020
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Human resources analytics: A legitimacy process.

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2021
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Simple rules for sensemaking praxis: How HR can contribute to strategic change by developing sensemaking capability in organisations

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2021
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Conference Publications

Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2020

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2020
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The Societal Impact of HRM, 14-15 November, Tilburg.

Dr. Sarah Kieran
Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
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Conference Contributions

XI International HRM

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2018
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Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2017
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Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2017
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International Labour Process Conference

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2014
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Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2013
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Irish Academy of Management Conference

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2009
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Dutch HRM Network

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2019
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Published Reports

The Future of Work Now: The digital transformation of customer service and the emergence of Ireland's Cx professional

Dr. Sarah Kieran
Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
Ireland
Skillnet Ireland
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Seeking Safe Spaces: Graduate Transitions into a Digitally Transformed Workplace.

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2021
Ireland
Skillnet Ireland
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Beyond Covid-19: A New World of Work

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2020
Limerick
OMT Global/Enterprise Ireland
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A New World of Work: Leader Reflections on the Impact of Covid 19.

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2021
Ireland
Skillnet Ireland
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Man & Machine: Where to from here with the Future of Work?

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2020
Ireland
Irish Centre for Business Excellence
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Will Returnships help women return to work?

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2019
Ireland
RTE Brainstorm
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Mixing Office Romance and Christmas parties in the Age of #metoo.

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2019
RTE
RTE Brainstorm
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Getting People 'On Board' Strategic Change

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2019
RTE Brainstorm
RTE
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HR Analytics Insights

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2019
Ireland
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Building homes for employees: what we can learn from an old idea.

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2021
Ireland
RTE
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The Middle Management Canyon: A Real Time Study of the Middle Manager as Sensemaker in the Context of Strategic Change

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2016
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What can Leaders learn from the Greek Gods in times of uncertainty?

Dr. Sarah Kieran
2020
Ireland
RTE
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