Ciaran Heavey

Associate Professor

School Of Business
Quinn School of Business
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164742
Email: ciaran.heavey@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Ciaran Heavey joined the UCD School of Business in 2009 as a Lecturer in the Department of Management. He completed his PhD at the University of Connecticut School of Business. His research interests are on top management teams, strategic entrepreneurship, and organizational ambidexterity. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: Outstanding Reviewer Award
Year: 2013.
Title: Journal of Management Studies Best Reviewer Award
Year: 2012.
Title: Early Career Researcher Award
Year: 2011.
Title: Runner Up, Early Career Researcher Award
Year: 2011.
Title: Finalist, Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Award
Year: 2010.
Title: European Academy of Management, Best Paper Award 2010
Year: 2010.
Title: Seed Funding Travel Award
Year: 2009.
Title: Selected for Induction into Beta Gamma Sigma
Year: 2009.
Title: University of Connecticut School of Business Hall of Fame
Year: 2008.
Title: School of Business PhD Program Summer Support Award
Year: 2007.
Title: Management Ph.D. Student Teaching Award
Year: 2004.
Title: Fulbright - Irish Dairy Board Scholarship
Year: 2008.
Title: Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Associations

Association: Journal of Management Studies, Function/Role: Editorial Board Member
Association: Academy of Management , Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Fulbright Alumni Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Connecticut Chapter), Function/Role: Member
Association: Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma (Connecticut Chapter), Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Heavey, C; Wang, R (2015) Exploring the motivation and drivers of managerial strategic flexibility. [Oral Presentation], 10th EIASM Colloquium on Organizational Change and Development, Larnaka, Cyprus , 03-SEP-15 - 05-SEP-15.
23. Marshall, D., Heavey, C., McGrath, P. and McCarthy, L. (2013) Examining the relationship between sustainability orientation, entrepreneurial orientation and sustainable supply chain practice adoption. [International Refereed Conference], International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) conference, Nantes, France , 24-MAR-13 - 27-MAR-13.
   

Education

Year 2009 Institution: University of Connecticut, CT
Qualification: PhD Subject: PhD in Management
     

Journals Edited

Journal Of Business Research: Reviewer.
Organizational Studies: Reviewer.
Entrepreneurship Theory And Practice: Reviewer.
Journal Of Management Studies: Editorial Board member.
Strategic Management Journal: Reviewer.
Journal Of Small Business Management: Reviewer.
Entrepreneurship Theory And Practice: Reviewer.
British Journal Of Management: Reviewer.

Other Activities

Editorial Board, Journal of Management Studies
External Examiner, Kent University, 2012-2016

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Simsek, Z and Heavey, C. (2016) 'Towards a relational view of corporate entrepreneurship' In: Zahra, S.A., Neubaum, D.O., and Hayton, JC (eds). Handbook of Research on Corporate Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Details]
Wang, R., Gibbons, P.T., and Heavey, C. (2017) 'A Conceptual Framework of Middle Managers¿ Strategic Role Flexibility' In: Floyd, S.W. and Wooldridge, B (eds). Handbook of Middle Management Strategy Process Research. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Simsek, Z, Heavey, C, and Hujav, M.N; (2010) 'Romeo, Juliet, and Shakespeare: Thematizing the nexus of strategic leadership and entrepreneurship' In: Mason Carpenter (eds). Handbook of Top Management Team Research. Ma: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Heavey, C., Mowday, R., Kelly, A., and Roche, F; (2009) 'Reconceptualizing executive environmental scanning and search: Implications for international leadership research and practice' In: W.H. Mobley, Y. Wang, & M. Li (eds). Advances in Global Leadership, Volume 5. UK: Emerald Publishing. , pp.65-92 Available Online [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Heavey, C and Simsek, Z. (2015) 'Transactive Memory Systems and Firm Performance: An Upper Echelons Perspective'. Organization Science, 26 (4):941-959. [Details]
Heavey, C and Simsek. Z. (2017) 'Distributed Cognition in Top Management Teams and Organizational Ambidexterity: The Influence of Transactive Memory Systems'. Journal of Management, 43 (3):919-945. [DOI] [Details]
Marshall, D., McCarthy, L., Heavey, C., and McGrath, P. (2015) 'Environmental and Social Supply Chain Management Sustainability Practices: Construct Development and Measurement'. Production Planning and Control, 26 (8):673-690. [Details]
Simsek, Z. Fox, B. and Heavey, C. (2015) 'What's past is prologue: A framework, review, and future directions for organizational research on imprinting'. Journal of Management, 41 (1):288-317. [Details]
Bergh, D., Aguinis, H., Heavey, C., Ketchen, D., Boyd, B., Su, P., Lua, C., Joo, H. (2016) 'Using Meta-Analytic Structural Equation Modeling to Advance Strategic Management Research: Guidelines and An Empirical Illustration Via The Strategic Leadership-Performance Relationship'. Strategic Management Journal, 37 (3):477-497. [DOI] [Details]
Heavey, C., Simsek, Z., and Fox, B. (2015) 'Managerial social networks and ambidexterity of SMEs: The moderating role of a proactive commitment to innovation'. Human Resource Management, 54 (S1):S201-S221. [Details]
Simsek, Z, Heavey, C, and Jansen, J (2013) 'Journal Impact as a Diffusion Process: A Conceptualization and the Case of the Journal of Management Studies'. Journal of Management Studies, . [Details]
Heavey, C. and Simsek, Z. ; (2013) 'Top Management Compositional Effects on Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Moderating Role of Perceived Technological Uncertainty'. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30 (5):837-855. [Details]
Simsek, Z. & Heavey, C. ; (2011) 'The mediating role of knowledge-based capital for corporate entrepreneurship effects on performance: A study of small-to-medium sized firms'. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, . [Details]
Simsek Z., Heavey C., and Veiga, J.F.; (2010) 'The impact of CEO core self-evaluation on the firm's entrepreneurial orientation. '. Strategic Management Journal, . [Details]
Heavey, C., Simsek, Z., Roche, F., & Kelly, A. ; (2010) 'Decision comprehensiveness and corporate entrepreneurship: The moderating role of managerial uncertainty preferences and environmental dynamism'. Journal of Management Studies, . [Details]
Simsek, Heavey, Veiga, and Souder; (2009) 'A typology for aligning organizational ambidexterity¿s dimension, antecedents, and performance outcomes'. Journal of Management Studies, 46 :864-894. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Simsek, Z., Heavey, C. and Fox, B.C. (2016) CLARIFYING STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS AN ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTRUCT: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW, ACTION-LEVEL SPECIFICATION, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FIRM PERFORMANCE AND FUTURE RESEARCH European Academy of Management Paris, [Details]
Wang, R., Gibbons, P.T., and Heavey, C. (2016) A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF MIDDLE MANAGERS¿ STRATEGIC ROLE FLEXIBILITY European Academy of Management Paris, [Details]
Heavey, C., Fox, B.C., Simsek, Z., and Hambrick, D.C (2016) CEO CORE SELF-EVALUATION AND THE RISE AND FALL OF IRISH FIRMS, 2005 TO 2009 European Academy of Management Paris, [Details]
Fox, B.C., Heavey, C., and Simsek, Z. (2016) SYMPOSIUM: Interfaces of Strategic Leaders: Developing a Future Research Agenda Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Anaheim, CA, [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., and Fox, B.C. (2016) A Review, Integrative Framework, and Future Directions for Research on Competitive Actions Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Anaheim, CA, [Details]
Heavey, C. and Fox, B.C. (2016) A Review, Integrative Framework, and Future Directions for Research on Competitive Actions Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Anaheim, CA, [Details]
Heavey, C., Fox, B., Simsek, Z. and Hambrick, D.C. (2015) Exuberance in the Corner Office:CEO Personality and the Rise and Fall of Irish Firms, 2005-2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , 07-AUG-15 - 11-AUG-15 [Details]
Fox, B., Simsek, Z., and Heavey, C. (2015) The Genesis of Innovative Ventures: A Founding Team Imprinting Perspective Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Vancouver, , 07-AUG-15 - 11-AUG-15 [Details]
Simsek. Z and Heavey, C. (2013) Executive Succession and Organizational Innovation 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Organization and Management Theory Division) [Details]
Marshall, D., Heavey, C., McGrath, P. and McCarthy, L. (2013) Examining the relationship between sustainability orientation, entrepreneurial orientation and sustainable supply chain practice adoption International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) conference [Details]
Heavey, C., Simsek, Z., and Fox, B. (2014) A Resource-Based Model of Alliance Portfolios and Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Entrepreneurship Division) [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., and Fox, B. (2014) An Action-Level Specification and Implications of Strategic Entrepreneurship for Performance 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Organization and Management Theory Division) [Details]
Wang, R., Gibbons, P., Heavey, C. (2014) Investigating Middle Managers¿ Ambidexterity: A People-Situation Interaction Approach 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Business Policy and Strategy Division) [Details]
Heavey, C and Simsek, Z (2012) Top management teams and firm performance: A social cognitive perspective Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management [Details]
Heavey, C and Simsek, Z (2012) Top management team transactive memory systems and firm performance: New insights into upper-echelons effects Strategic Management Society Annual Conference [Details]
Heavey, C. and Simsek, Z (2012) The impact of top management teams on organizational ambidexterity Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management [Details]
Bergh, D, Aguinis, H, and Heavey, C; (2011) DOES STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP REALLY MATTER? A META-ANALYSIS OF AGENCY AND UPPER-ECHELONS RESEARCH Strategic Management Society [Details]
Heavey, C and Simsek Z; (2011) Specifying and relating corporate opportunities to firm performance: a strategic entrepreneurship perspective Academy of Management [Details]
Heavey, C., Simsek, Z., & Veiga, J.F; (2010) Managing Ambidextrously: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective and Model Strategic Management Society [Details]
Heavey, C and Simsek, Z; (2010) A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective of Ambidexterity: Towards a Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis European Academy of Management [Details]
Heavey, C & simsek, Z; (2010) The paradox of ambidexterity European Group of Organisation Studies [Details]
Heavey, C. and Simsek, Z; (2010) Strategic leadership and organizational ambidexterity Academy of Management [Details]
Heavey, C., & simsek, Z; (2010) A dynamic managerial capabilities model of ambidexterity Academy of Management [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., and Huvaj. N; (2010) Strategic leadership and entrepreneurship: A review, typology, and guiding framework Academy of Management [Details]
Simsek, Z, & Heavey, C. ; (2009) Corporate entrepreneurship and firm performance: The mediating role of intellectual capital Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., & Prabhakar, S; (2009) Rigor in survey-based upper-echelon research: A two-decade study of threats, trade-offs, and trends Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Research Methods Division) [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., & Prabhakar, S; (2008) A study of the validity in survey-based upper-echelons research: Current trends and future directions Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., & Prabhakar, S; (2008) Questions we ask about the black-box of upper-echelons research: Conceptual and methodological issues Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., & Veiga, J.F.; (2008) Modeling the Impact of Executive Self- Potency on Entrepreneurial Orientation Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Cologne, Germany [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., & Veiga, J.F.; (2008) The impact of CEO core self-evaluation on entrepreneurial orientation. Paper to be presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Business Policy & Strategy Division [Details]
Simsek, Z., Heavey, C., Veiga, J.F., & Dino, R.; (2008) The contingent impact of executive self-potency on entrepreneurial strategy European Academy of Management Conference [Details]
Heavey, C, Simsek, Z, Roche, F, & Kelly, A; (2007) The antecedents and consequences of decision comprehensiveness: An empirical examination Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, San Diego, CA [Details]
Heavey, C., Simsek, Z., & Kelly, A.; (2007) Environmental Scanning and Corporate Entrepreneurship in SMEs: The Mediating Role of Decision Comprehensiveness Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Business Policy & Strategy Division) [Details]
Heavey, C; (2007) CEO Succession, Top Management Team Functioning, and Organizational Capabilities Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Business Policy & Strategy Division) [Details]
Heavey, C; (2007) Upper-Echelon Social Capital: The Enabling Role of Transformational Leadership Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Business Policy & Strategy Division) [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Heavey, C; (2004) Strategy development processes in the Irish software sector Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rica [Details]
                                                                                                                 

Research

Research Interests

My research interests straddle the inter-related domains of strategy and entrepreneurship. In particular, my current and recent research has attempted to address two central questions in strategic entrepreneurship:

1) What are the origins and outcomes of entrepreneurial strategy making in firms?

2) How can firms combine innovative activities of exploitation and exploration?

In addressing these questions, my research has adopted an upper-echelon perspective, in suggesting that CEOs and their immediate cadre of executives wield a pivotal shaping influence on innovation and entrepreneurial behavior in organizations. More recently, I  have drawn upon the resource-based perspective, knowledge-based view, and dynamic capabilities perspective to shed further light on these central questions.

 

 

 

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (Two papers accepted for presentation)
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
   

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