Research Seminar Series 

School of Business Research Seminars 2023-24
 
1.
Date & Time: Wednesday 20th September 2-3pm

Presenter: Professor Sri Talluri, Michigan State University, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Decision Sciences (ABS3) https://broad.msu.edu/profile/talluri/
Title: Publishing in top-tier academic journals
Venue: Callan Hall CB1
 
2. – 5. during Research week 23-27 October 2023

2.
Date & Time: Tuesday 24th October 4-5pm

Presenter: Dr Zohreh Pourzolfaghar, School of Business faculty https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/zohreh-pourzolfaghar-0#Research
Title: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Network (DN) EnTrust. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Network (DN) EnTrust | Maynooth University
Venue: John Hume Boardroom. Teams link for hybrid participation is: 
 https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmM4NjFjZWQtNzQ4Zi00YjFhLTliYzgtZmE2OWNlOWY2MmY3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%221454f5cc-bb35-4685-bbd9-8621fd8055c9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%226bcd0d23-fe2e-454a-bdcb-36961ff1f1d8%22%7d

3.
Date & Time: Wednesday 25th October 10-11am

Presenter: Professor Mahesh Subramony, Northern Illinois University, USA
https://www.cob.niu.edu/about/directory/subramony.shtml
Title: "Wandering but not lost: finding ones own voice in academics
link to presentation:

Maynooth University presentation - Mahesh Subramony

In this talk, Prof Subramony will discuss his (somewhat) non-traditional academic journey and reflect on the various lessons that he has learned along the way. In particular, he will discuss the importance of boundary spanning for engaging students and practitioners, and conducting interdisciplinary research. He will end with a call for authentic, positive, and collaborative research that makes a difference in the lives of people. 

Bio: Mahesh Subramony, PhD is a professor of management at Northern Illinois University, where he teaches human resource management (HRM) and organizational behavior. His research examines the ongoing transformation of frontline service work, and the strategic value of employment systems. Mahesh has worked as an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist for two Fortune 500 companies; consulted with many organizations including Manpower, Society for Human Resource Management, and Southwest Airlines; and spoken at practitioner forums on topics related to human capital analytics, future of work, and frontline service work. His research has appeared in top business journals including, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management; and served as associate editor for Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Management, and the Journal of Service Research. 
Venue: John Hume Boardroom.

4.
Date & Time: Wednesday 25th October 1-2pm
Presenter: Dr Amy Fahy / Prof Fabiano Pallonetto, School of Business faculty https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/amy-fahy / https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/faculty-social-sciences/our-people/fabiano-pallonetto#Research
Title: RENEW, an SFI-funded National Challenge project led by Prof Fabiana Pallonetto and co-leader Dr Amy Fahy, School of Business The RENEW project (An SFI National Challenge fund project)- RENEWing the will of citizens to participate in Sustainable Energy Communities initiatives. | Maynooth University
Venue: John Hume Boardroom. Teams link for hybrid participation is:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzliNzNhZGQtYWM4Mi00MmI2LTgzNDItMDRkYjAyMmQ5MzU5%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%221454f5cc-bb35-4685-bbd9-8621fd8055c9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%226bcd0d23-fe2e-454a-bdcb-36961ff1f1d8%22%7d  

 
5.
Date & Time: Wednesday 25th October 2-3pm
Presenter: Dr Marian Crowley-Henry, School of Business faculty https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/marian-crowley-henry#Research
Title: Publishing in the Irish Journal of Management - an international, double blind, peer reviewed, ranked, online, open access journal in the Management discipline Publishing in the Irish Journal of Management - an international, double blind, peer reviewed, ranked, online, open access journal in the Management discipline  | Maynooth University
Venue: Online only. Zoom link for online participation (online only): https://bit.ly/ResearchWeek23

 
6.
Date & Time: Wednesday 25th October 3-4pm
Presenter: Dr Gail Sheppard, School of Business faculty https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/gail-sheppard#Research
Title: An examination of open research data in incubation centres in Irish Universities. An engaged research approach. An examination of open research data in incubation centres in Irish Universities. An engaged research approach. | Maynooth University
Venue: John Hume Boardroom
 
7.
Date & Time: Thursday 14th December 1-2pm
Presenter: Dr Brendan Keegan, School of Business faculty https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/brendan-keegan#Research
Title: Business Intelligence & the Metaverse
‘On your marks, headset, go! Understanding the building blocks of metaverse realms’
Amidst significant hype around Web3 technology and generative AI, the Metaverse is being highlighted as the newest technology platform that offers numerous possibilities for firms, however most managers are unclear about what the Metaverse is and how to use it for business purposes. Presenting the culmination of research recently published in Business Horizons, Brendan Keegan (alongside thee illustrious co-authors) goes back to basics to understand the core functionalities of the Metaverse. Adopting the theoretical lens of the classic social media honeycomb model, this seminar explains how the Metaverse can afford rich immersive experiences for users and organizations entering this space. The research establishes the notion of open and closed Metaverse ‘realms’, which possess different functionalities and affordances, in contrast to monolithic social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Meta. Lastly, the metaverse honeycomb model is applied to two specific realms (Roblox and Decentraland) to identify their respective strengths and weaknesses, enabling decisions as to which one is most suitable for specific strategic organisational goals.
Venue: TSI LT3. Teams link for hybrid participation is:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZjZhMzIwOTEtOTNhOC00OGY2LWJiNjgtNTE4ZGExODQ1MTAy%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%221454f5cc-bb35-4685-bbd9-8621fd8055c9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%226bcd0d23-fe2e-454a-bdcb-36961ff1f1d8%22%7d
 
Semester 2
 
8.
Date & Time: Tuesday 13th February 2024 11am-12noon

Presenter: Professor Elaine Wallace, Professor of Marketing, Maynooth University School of Business https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/elaine-wallace#Biography
Title: “Consumers, Employees, and Robots - investigating how AI is shaping behaviour”. Elaine’s research has investigated both consumer and employee behaviour, including antecedents of behaviour and how such behaviour shapes both brand and wellbeing outcomes.  With the growth of AI and digital marketing, Elaine is currently exploring how both consumers and employees can co-create value with disruptive technologies.  In this seminar, results are presented from a new study of US consumers which investigates the impact of AI influencers on social media behaviours.  Opportunities for further research and potential research collaborations will be explored.
Venue: TBC. Teams link for hybrid participation is:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MmIyNTI4OGUtYTRjYS00ZjdmLWI3NTEtMDNiMGQ2ZjQ0Nzlm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%221454f5cc-bb35-4685-bbd9-8621fd8055c9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%226bcd0d23-fe2e-454a-bdcb-36961ff1f1d8%22%7d  
 
9.
Date & Time: Wednesday 20th March 2024 1-2pm

Presenter: Dr Jean Cushen, Associate Professor of HRM and Deputy Head of School, Accreditations, Maynooth University School of Business https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/jean-cushen
Title: “Designing a ‘Sustainability Capabilities’ Diagnostic for Business Executives”.  This seminar will present a practice-engaged and funded project that involved working with the executive teams of five large organisations.  The project focused on designing and piloting a ‘Sustainability Capabilities’ Diagnostic to equip organisation leaders with insights into the top team’s view of their capability to readily act to achieve and continuously enhance the organisation’s sustainability goals.
Venue: TBC. Teams link for hybrid participation is:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_M2ZjMGQ0MjgtMjVmMy00NjA2LWE4NDktY2MwZDE3MWMxYjU4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%221454f5cc-bb35-4685-bbd9-8621fd8055c9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%226bcd0d23-fe2e-454a-bdcb-36961ff1f1d8%22%7d  
 
10.
Date & Time: Thursday 9th May 2024 1-2pm

Presenter: Dr Thomas Flavin, Associate Professor in Finance, Maynooth University School of Business https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/thomas-flavin  
Title: "Hedging Commodity Price Risk with Green Bonds".  Agricultural commodity price risk is a significant threat for many economies, especially those in the developing world. Climate shocks and other natural disasters influence the prices of these commodities, but these factors are largely outside the control of producers, leaving them vulnerable to such phenomena. The emergence of green bonds, whose proceeds are ringfenced to fund projects that are deemed to be environmentally friendly, to promote sustainable business practices or to be socially responsible, offers a financial instrument with the potential to diversify the risk faced by these producers. We examine the relationships between a range of agricultural products and a green bond index across different market conditions to assess, (1) the hedging effectiveness of the green bond; and (2) the stability of linkages during commodity price collapses. 
Venue: TBC.
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MjgyMWZiOWMtNWU5My00YTZkLThkNzMtZWI5ZDJmYjNhYmRj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%221454f5cc-bb35-4685-bbd9-8621fd8055c9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%226bcd0d23-fe2e-454a-bdcb-36961ff1f1d8%22%7d  
 

Attendance
Attendance is welcome from University staff members and postgraduate (both taught and research) students within the School of Business.  Please rsvp to researchbusiness@mu.ie. 

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