Professor Martin Beirne

  • Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour (Management)

Research interests

Research interests

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

Biography

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.

Supervision

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

Abdullah Al-Mahrouqi

Co-supervisor: Professor Phil Beaumont

Teaching

Work Organization, Employee Relations, Management of People at Work

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2002
Number of items: 13.

2014

Beirne, M., and Wilson, F. (2014) Which way forward for gender equality – and is there an alternative to running with 'wolves'? In: British Academy of Management (BAM) 2014 Conference, 9-11 Sep 2014, Belfast, UK.

2013

Beirne, M. (2013) Rhetoric and the Politics of Workplace Innovation: Struggling with empowerment and modernization. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 978 0 85793 000 2

Beirne, M. (2013) Interpretations of management and modernization at the UK Royal Mail: shifting boundaries and patterns of resistance? New Technology, Work and Employment, 28 (2). pp. 116-129. ISSN 0268-1072 (doi:10.1111/ntwe.12009)

Beirne, M. (2013) Creative tension? Negotiating the space between management and the arts. Journal of Arts and Communities, 4 (3). pp. 149-160. ISSN 1757-1936

Beirne, M., and Hunter, P. (2013) Workplace bullying and the challenge of pre-emptive management: a dual case analysis. Personnel Review, 42 (5). pp. 595-612. ISSN 0048-3486 (doi:10.1108/PR-07-2012-0105)

2011

Beirne, M. (2011) Managers, workers, their union and modernization: interpretations of management and change at the royal mail. In: 7th International Critical Management Studies Conference, 11-13 July 2012, Naples, Italy.

2009

Beirne, M., and Cromack, C. (2009) Managing creative coalitions: Reflections on the social side of services innovation. European Management Journal, 27 (2). pp. 83-89. ISSN 0263-2373 (doi:10.1016/j.emj.2009.01.002)

2008

Beirne, M. (2008) Idealism and the applied relevance of research on employee participation. Work, Employment and Society, 22 (4). pp. 675-693. ISSN 0950-0170 (doi:10.1177/0950017008096742)

2007

Beirne, M., and Knight, S. (2007) From community theatre to critical management studies: a dramatic contribution to reflective learning? Management Learning, 38 (5). pp. 591-611. ISSN 1350-5076 (doi:10.1177/1350507607083209)

2006

Beirne, M. (2006) Empowerment and Innovation: Managers, Principles and Reflective Practice. Edward Elgar Publishing , Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781843762461

2004

Beirne, M., Riach, K., and Wilson, F. (2004) Controlling business? Agency and constraint in call centre working. New Technology, Work and Employment, 19 (2). pp. 96-109. ISSN 0268-1072 (doi:10.1111/j.0268-1072.2004.00130.x)

Beirne, M., and Knight, S. (2004) The art of reflective management: dramatic insights from Scottish community theatre. International Journal of Arts Management, 6 (2). ISSN 1480-8986

2002

Beirne, M., and Knight, S. (2002) Principles and consistent management in the arts: lessons from British theatre. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 8 (1). pp. 75-89. ISSN 1028-6632 (doi:10.1080/10286630290032459)

This list was generated on Thu Nov 27 10:10:41 2014 GMT.
Number of items: 13.

Articles

Beirne, M. (2013) Interpretations of management and modernization at the UK Royal Mail: shifting boundaries and patterns of resistance? New Technology, Work and Employment, 28 (2). pp. 116-129. ISSN 0268-1072 (doi:10.1111/ntwe.12009)

Beirne, M. (2013) Creative tension? Negotiating the space between management and the arts. Journal of Arts and Communities, 4 (3). pp. 149-160. ISSN 1757-1936

Beirne, M., and Hunter, P. (2013) Workplace bullying and the challenge of pre-emptive management: a dual case analysis. Personnel Review, 42 (5). pp. 595-612. ISSN 0048-3486 (doi:10.1108/PR-07-2012-0105)

Beirne, M., and Cromack, C. (2009) Managing creative coalitions: Reflections on the social side of services innovation. European Management Journal, 27 (2). pp. 83-89. ISSN 0263-2373 (doi:10.1016/j.emj.2009.01.002)

Beirne, M. (2008) Idealism and the applied relevance of research on employee participation. Work, Employment and Society, 22 (4). pp. 675-693. ISSN 0950-0170 (doi:10.1177/0950017008096742)

Beirne, M., and Knight, S. (2007) From community theatre to critical management studies: a dramatic contribution to reflective learning? Management Learning, 38 (5). pp. 591-611. ISSN 1350-5076 (doi:10.1177/1350507607083209)

Beirne, M., Riach, K., and Wilson, F. (2004) Controlling business? Agency and constraint in call centre working. New Technology, Work and Employment, 19 (2). pp. 96-109. ISSN 0268-1072 (doi:10.1111/j.0268-1072.2004.00130.x)

Beirne, M., and Knight, S. (2004) The art of reflective management: dramatic insights from Scottish community theatre. International Journal of Arts Management, 6 (2). ISSN 1480-8986

Beirne, M., and Knight, S. (2002) Principles and consistent management in the arts: lessons from British theatre. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 8 (1). pp. 75-89. ISSN 1028-6632 (doi:10.1080/10286630290032459)

Books

Beirne, M. (2013) Rhetoric and the Politics of Workplace Innovation: Struggling with empowerment and modernization. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 978 0 85793 000 2

Beirne, M. (2006) Empowerment and Innovation: Managers, Principles and Reflective Practice. Edward Elgar Publishing , Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781843762461

Conference Proceedings

Beirne, M., and Wilson, F. (2014) Which way forward for gender equality – and is there an alternative to running with 'wolves'? In: British Academy of Management (BAM) 2014 Conference, 9-11 Sep 2014, Belfast, UK.

Beirne, M. (2011) Managers, workers, their union and modernization: interpretations of management and change at the royal mail. In: 7th International Critical Management Studies Conference, 11-13 July 2012, Naples, Italy.

This list was generated on Thu Nov 27 10:10:41 2014 GMT.