Dr Michael Hayden

School of Business

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

Rhetoric Annex
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(01) 708 6420

Biography

Dr. Michael Hayden is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Maynooth University School of Business. Michael completed his accountancy training with KPMG and qualified as a chartered accountant. After working in professional practice, he held the position of financial controller in industry for several years. Subsequently, he joined Maynooth University and lectures in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting and financial management. Since joining academia Michael has gained extensive teaching experience across a broad range of accounting modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in University and has delivered modules for several Professional Accounting Bodies. He has also gained extensive examinations experience by acting as external examiner for many Higher-Level Education Institutions and through examiner roles with Professional Accounting Bodies. Michael completed his PhD on financial management in Agriculture and has presented his research at both national and international conferences. He has also published his work in leading peer-reviewed academic journals. His research interests are in the broad area of management accounting and include: Financial Management & Decision-making in Agriculture, Sustainability in Food & Agriculture, The Rural Economy, Entrepreneurship in Small/Micro Businesses and Accounting Education.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the broad area of management accounting and include: Financial Management & Decision-making in Agriculture, Sustainability in Food & Agriculture and The Rural Economy. I welcome PhD students in these areas of research.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Sustainable Transition of the Rural Economy through Generational Renewal Project Lead and Principal Investigator Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Ireland) / DAFM / 01-NOV-21 31-OCT-23 147820
Financial Decision-making in Agriculture PhD Researher Teagasc / 01-SEP-12 31-AUG-17 15000

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Sensemaking and financial management in the decision-making process of farmers'
Hayden M.T.;Mattimoe R.;Jack L. (2021) 'Sensemaking and financial management in the decision-making process of farmers'. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 18 (4):529-552 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Exploring state pension provision policy for the farming community'
Hayden M.T.;McNally B.;Kinsella A. (2021) 'Exploring state pension provision policy for the farming community'. Journal of Rural Studies, 86 :262-269 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Sensemaking and the influencing factors on farmer decision-making'
Hayden M.T.;Mattimoe R.;Jack L. (2021) 'Sensemaking and the influencing factors on farmer decision-making'. Journal of Rural Studies, 84 :31-44 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Approaches to Analysis of Qualitative Research: A Reflection of the Manual and Technological Approaches'
Mattimoe, R., Hayden, M.T., Murphy, B. and Ballantine, J. (2021) 'Approaches to Analysis of Qualitative Research: A Reflection of the Manual and Technological Approaches'. The Accounting, Finance and Governance Review, 27 (1) [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'It's hard to be green, when in the red - balancing economic sustainability with environmental sustainability'
Hayden, M.T. (2022) 'It's hard to be green, when in the red - balancing economic sustainability with environmental sustainability' TResearch, Published by Teagasc, . [Details]
2021 'The Big Pension Problem for Farmers in Ireland'
Hayden, M.T., McNally, B. and Kinsella, A. (2021) 'The Big Pension Problem for Farmers in Ireland' TResearch, Published by Teagasc, 16 (3) . [Details]
2020 'COVID-19 and the Agricultural Industry'
Hayden, M.T. (2020) 'COVID-19 and the Agricultural Industry' Accountancy Ireland Published by Chartered Accountants Ireland, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2022 Timely and Smooth Succession path to a Sustainable Transition of the Rural Economy - Generational Renewal
Hayden, M.T., Kinsella, A. and McNally, B. (2022) Timely and Smooth Succession path to a Sustainable Transition of the Rural Economy - Generational Renewal Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland Conference NUI Galway, [Details]
2021 The Sensegiving Role of Advisors in Farmer Decision-making
Hayden, M.T., Mattimoe, R. and Jack, L. (2021) The Sensegiving Role of Advisors in Farmer Decision-making 33rd Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference MTU, Cork, [Details]
2021 Approaches to Analysis of Qualitative Research Data: A Reflection on the Manual and Technological Approaches
Mattimoe, R., Hayden, M.T., Murphy, B. and Ballantine, J. (2021) Approaches to Analysis of Qualitative Research Data: A Reflection on the Manual and Technological Approaches British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Annual Conference Online, [Details]
2021 Approaches to Analysis of Qualitative Research Data: A Reflection on the Manual and Technological Approaches
Hayden, M.T., Mattimoe M., Murphy, B. and Ballantine, J. (2021) Approaches to Analysis of Qualitative Research Data: A Reflection on the Manual and Technological Approaches 33rd Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference MTU, Cork, [Details]
2019 The most dangerous field is the field next door - understanding the influencing factors on the strategic decision-making process of farmers
Hayden, M.T., Mattimoe, R. and Jack, L. (2019) The most dangerous field is the field next door - understanding the influencing factors on the strategic decision-making process of farmers 32nd Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference Dublin, [Details]
2019 Qualitative Research: To use NVIVO or Not?
Hayden, M.T., Mattimoe, R. and Murphy, B. (2019) Qualitative Research: To use NVIVO or Not? 32nd Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
2018 Sensemaking of Financial Management in the Decision-making Process of Farmers
Hayden, M.T., Mattimoe, R. and Jack, L. (2018) Sensemaking of Financial Management in the Decision-making Process of Farmers 31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference Limerick, [Details]
2017 Financial Management in Family Businesses: Tourism and Farming in Ireland
Mattimoe, R. and Hayden, M.T. (2017) Financial Management in Family Businesses: Tourism and Farming in Ireland 30th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference Athlone, [Details]
2015 Financial Management on Irish Farms: A Research Agenda
Hayden, M.T. and Mattimoe, R. (2015) Financial Management on Irish Farms: A Research Agenda 28th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
2014 Financial Management on Irish Farms: Preliminary Findings
Hayden, M. and Mattimoe, R. (2014) Financial Management on Irish Farms: Preliminary Findings 3rd Irish Management Accounting Research Network Workshop Dublin, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2022 Pensions and the Sustainability of the Rural Economy.
Hayden, M.T. (2022) Pensions and the Sustainability of the Rural Economy. [Oral Presentation], Pension Policy Research Group Seminar, Online [Details]
2021 The Sensegiving Role of Advisors in Farmer Decision-making.
Hayden, M.T. (2021) The Sensegiving Role of Advisors in Farmer Decision-making. [Oral Presentation], School of Business Seminar Series, Maynooth University [Details]
2020 Roadmap for Pensions Reform - The Farming Perspective.
McNally, B. and Hayden, M.T. (2020) Roadmap for Pensions Reform - The Farming Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Pension Policy Research Group Seminar, Maynooth University [Details]
2019 Sensemaking of Financial Management in the Decision-making process of Farmers.
Hayden, M.T., Mattimoe, R. and Jack, L. (2019) Sensemaking of Financial Management in the Decision-making process of Farmers. [Oral Presentation], Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh [Details]
2016 Financial Management in Family Businesses: the case of Tourism and Farms.
Mattimoe, R. and Hayden, M.T. (2016) Financial Management in Family Businesses: the case of Tourism and Farms. [Oral Presentation], 5th Irish Management Accounting Research Network Workshop, Dublin [Details]
2013 Financial Management on Irish Farms: Preliminary Findings.
Hayden, M.T. and Mattimoe, R. (2013) Financial Management on Irish Farms: Preliminary Findings. [Oral Presentation], 9th Management Control Research Conference, Nyenrode, The Netherlands [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
2022 State pensions: ‘Stark reality’ that low-income farmers may not qualify. Published by Agriland (Industry Publication).
Hayden, M.T., McNally, B. and Kinsella, A. (2022) State pensions: ‘Stark reality’ that low-income farmers may not qualify. Published by Agriland (Industry Publication). Electronic Publication [Details]
2021 Why Irish farmers face big issues when it comes to pensions. RTE Brainstorm Article.
Hayden, M.T. and McNally, B. (2021) Why Irish farmers face big issues when it comes to pensions. RTE Brainstorm Article. Electronic Publication [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
2021 RTE 1, Morning Ireland Radio Interview - Expert opinion provided on Pensions Provision for the Farming Community.
Hayden, M.T. (2021) RTE 1, Morning Ireland Radio Interview - Expert opinion provided on Pensions Provision for the Farming Community. Media [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2022 Irish Farmers Journal - Farmers need to focus on economic and environmental sustainability.
Hayden, M.T. (2022) Irish Farmers Journal - Farmers need to focus on economic and environmental sustainability. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2021 Irish Farmers Journal - Farmers Locked out of State Pension Rely on Farm Income - Findings from Maynooth University Study.
Hayden, M.T., McNally, B. and Kinsella, A. (2021) Irish Farmers Journal - Farmers Locked out of State Pension Rely on Farm Income - Findings from Maynooth University Study. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2021 Irish Farmers Journal - Beef farmers have lowest engagement level with advisers - research from Maynooth University.
Hayden, M.T. (2021) Irish Farmers Journal - Beef farmers have lowest engagement level with advisers - research from Maynooth University. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2021 The Leinster Leader - Maynooth University study shows many low income farmers may be exempt from state pension.
Hayden, M.T., McNally, B. and Kinsella, A. (2021) The Leinster Leader - Maynooth University study shows many low income farmers may be exempt from state pension. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2017 Sensemaking and Financial Decision-making on Irish Farms.
Hayden, M.T. (2017) Sensemaking and Financial Decision-making on Irish Farms. PhD, Dublin City University: Thesis [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2021 The Sensegiving Role of Advisors in Farmer Decision-making.
Hayden, M.T., Mattimoe, R. and Jack, L. (2021) The Sensegiving Role of Advisors in Farmer Decision-making. Working Paper [Details]
2021 Bootstraping and Working Capital Management - A Synthesis'.
Fitzsimons, M., Hogan, T. and Hayden, M.T. (2021) Bootstraping and Working Capital Management - A Synthesis'. Working Paper [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Doctoral Funding Competition Winner Irish Accounting and Finance Association

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Accounting and Finance Association Chairperson 10-JUN-22 /
Pension Policy Research Group Member 01-JAN-20 /
IAFA Annual Doctoral Colloquium Facilitator 01-MAY-18 /
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland Fellow 05-JAN-15 /
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland Associate Member 25-NOV-04 / 04-JAN-15
Irish Accounting and Finance Association Council Member 31-MAY-12 / 31-MAY-15

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
MU Academic Council Member 2019 / 2022
MU Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Member 2020 /
MU Research Committee Member 2020 / 2021
MU Accounting Accreditation Committee Member 2017 /

Reviews

  Journal Role
The Accounting, Finance And Governance Review Reviewer
Irish Journal Of Management Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Chartered Accountants Ireland - external examiner/moderator for professional examinations (2009 to date).

Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Ireland - external examiner/moderator for professional examinations (2018 to date).

Institute of Bankers - External examiner on professional accredited programmes (2021 to date).

University of Limerick - external examiner on the BA in Education, Business and Accounting programme (2018 to 2021).

Waterford Institute of Technology - external examiner on their Accounting programmes (2019 to date).

TU Dublin - external examiner on Masters in Accounting programme (2018 to 2021).

Cork Institute of Technology - external examiner on research masters programme (2014 to 2017)

Teaching Interests

I have developed and delivered a range of modules in the areas of Management Accounting, Financial Accounting and Financial Management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Current taught modules: AC151 Introduction to Accounting and AC605 Strategic Finance and Management Accounting. Previously taught modules:  AC152 Financial Accounting 1; AC160 Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting; AC201 Financial Accounting 2; AC503 Finance for Accountants.

Current doctoral student supervision:
- Elaine Smith, working title: 'A Financial Perspective on Sustainable Food Production in Irish Agriculture' (co-supervisor with Dr John Cullen), registered in 2021

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Bridget Mc Nally MU School of Business IRELAND

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Professor Lisa Jack, Portsmouth University Paper Co-authorship UNITED KINGDOM
Dr Ruth Mattimoe, Dublin City University Paper co-authorship IRELAND
Professor Joan Ballantine, Ulster University Paper co-authorship NORTHERN IRELAND
Dr Brid Murphy, Dublin City University Paper co-authorship IRELAND
Anne Kinsella, Teagasc Paper co-authorship and research funding proposal collaboration. IRELAND
Teagasc Collaboration on research projects and on research funding proposals. IRELAND
IFAC Accountants Collaboration on research project. IRELAND
Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Collaboration on research project. IRELAND
Agricultural Consultants Association Collaboration on research project. IRELAND