Professor Martin Beirne

  • Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour (Management)

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.

Research interests

Areas of expertise:

  • Employee Relations 
  • Work Organization 
  • Employee Involvement, Participation & Empowerment 
  • Workplace Modernization 
  • Management and the Arts

Grants

2004-5: LTSN BEST and PALATINE Teaching Research Grant for collaborative research with Stephanie Knight of the Gateway Theatre, Edinburgh on The Performing Art of Management: Theatre, Drama and Active Management Learning (£4,000).

1994-97: Grant holder on ESRC project R000235289, Quality Management in Computing Design: The Social Organisation of Software Development. This was a collaborative project with Professor Harvie Ramsay of Strathclyde University (£87,000).

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

Postgraduate:

Courses Taught: People in Organizations (MSc); Innovation and Participation at Work (Hons); Organization and Management (2B, non-hons); MSc Finance and Management Induction; Managing Work and Employee Participation (MSc in IML).

Publications

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2015

Beirne, M., and Wilson, F. (2015) Running with 'wolves' or waiting for a happy release? Evaluating routes to gender equality. Work, Employment and Society, (doi:10.1177/0950017015570725) (Early Online Publication)

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, Belfast, UK, 9-11 Sep 2014,

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. (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.

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. (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, Naples, Italy, 11-13 July 2012,

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. (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. (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. (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. (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),

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. (doi:10.1080/10286630290032459)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 30 05:39:33 2015 BST.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Beirne, M., and Wilson, F. (2015) Running with 'wolves' or waiting for a happy release? Evaluating routes to gender equality. Work, Employment and Society, (doi:10.1177/0950017015570725) (Early Online Publication)

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. (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.

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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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),

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. (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, Belfast, UK, 9-11 Sep 2014,

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, Naples, Italy, 11-13 July 2012,

This list was generated on Tue Jun 30 05:39:33 2015 BST.