- Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour (Management)
Main: Theory and practice of Employee Participation schemes, Nursing Management & Empowerment initiatives in the NHS in Scotland, user participation in the development of Work Technologies, the management of Arts Organizations
Secondary: Workplace innovation, Arts based learning and management development, Organizational redesign and restructuring
Martin Beirne was appointed Professor of Management and Organizational Behaviour in 2007. He has more than twenty three years of experience in teaching and conducting research on work organization and employee relations, with particular attention to re-design and re-structuring initiatives. He has held Economic and Social Research Council funding (with Professor Harvie Ramsay of Strathclyde University) for work on the management of software projects and user-participation in the development of work technologies. Much of his recent research has concentrated on issues around the enhancement of practitioner insights and reflective abilities in promoting workplace innovation. Martin has published in a broad range of academic and practitioner journals, including The European Management Journal, Management Learning, Behaviour and Information Technology, New Technology, Work and Employment, The Software Quality Journal, The International Journal of Cultural Policy and The International Journal of Arts Management. He is author of Empowerment and Innovation: Managers, Principles and Reflective Practice, 2006.
PhD supervision areas
Professor Martin Beirne is interested in supervising PhD researchers in the areas of job design, employee relations, organizational innovation and the management of people at work. He is particularly interested in topics relating to employee participation and empowerment, especially if these involve action or applied research around redesign and restructuring initiatives.
This area of interest can find expression in a broad range of specific project topics, including financial participation, the development of work technology, employment regulation, team working, organisational culture and reflective management development, to name just a few.
Current PhD students
Co-supervisor: Professor Phil Beaumont
Work Organization, Employee Relations, Management of People at Work