researcher

Patrick Gibbons

Professor of Corporate Planning

School Of Business
Graduate School of Business
Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
Co. Dublin

Tel: +353 1 7168816
Email: pat.gibbons@ucd.ie

Biography

Professor Patrick Gibbons was appointed Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Strategic Management in 2003. He graduated with a PhD in Strategic Planning and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior educational qualifications at Bachelor's and Master's levels were gained at UCD. Before entering academia, he worked in a number of financial and corporate strategy roles with KPMG, Jefferson Smurfit Group, The Investment Bank of Ireland and An Post (The Irish Post Office). He also held the position of Vice President of Staff and Administrative Systems at UCD. His previous academic positions were held at the University of Pittsburgh, Nanyang University, Singapore and the Pennsylvania State University. His current research interests revolve around control practices of MNCs, the impact of strategic planning systems on organisational behaviour and performance, and the application of social theory to strategic process research.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1997.
Title: Beta Gamma Sigma-inducted

Associations

Association: Academy of Management, Function/Role:
Association: Strategic Management Society, Function/Role:
Association: Strategic Planning Society, Function/Role:
     

Conference Contributions

Gibbons, P.; Strategy development processes in a high velocity environment: The Irish software industry. [International Refereed Conference], Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Seattle Washington .
Atkin, R., Gibbons. P., McNamara, P. & Nealon, A.; (2001) Performance effects of strategic planning systems. [International Refereed Conference], Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Boulder Colorado , 08-AUG-01 - 12-AUG-01.
Gibbons, P & Hong, C.L.; The Organizational and Control Implications of Global Competition. [International Refereed Conference], Pittsburgh Conference on US Competitiveness and the World Markets, Pittsburgh .
Gibbons, P.; Leadership, Followership and Organizational Change. [International Refereed Conference], Eastern Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Buffalo, New York .
Allenby, J.S., Fleisher, C.S. & Gibbons, P.; Tracking New Venture Ideas Through Decision Processes: A Contextual Approach. [International Refereed Conference], 2nd Conference on Managing High Technology Firms, Boulder, Colorado .
Gibbons, P.; On Integrating Organization Culture and Strategic Issue Management. [International Refereed Conference], Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Portland, Maine .
Gibbons, P. & Ser, T.T.; Strategic Alliances between Europe and ASEAN: A firm level perspective. [Oral Presentation], ASEAN and EU: Forging new Linkages and Strategic Alliances Conference, Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore .
Gibbons, P.; International Dimensions of Competitive Intelligence. [Invited Lecture], Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals-Australia, Inaugural Meeting, Sydney, Australia .
Gibbons, P.; Parallel Competitive Intelligence Processes . [Invited Lecture], Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals' Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C .
Hoong, T.M., Gibbons, P., Li, C.H., Mei, C.L.& Mang, T.; Singaporean Investors' Risk Perceptions of Investing in China, (with Chong Hui Li, Chew Lai Mei and Tan Meng Hoong), Pan-Pacific Business Association Conference, Bangkok, June 1994. [International Refereed Conference], Pan-Pacific Business Association Conference, Bangkok .
Ganesh, U., Gibbons, P. & Prerscott, J.E; Structuration of Strategy. [International Refereed Conference], New Paradigms in Strategy Research Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan .
Ganesh, U., Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E.; Structuration Theory and the Strategy Process . [International Refereed Conference], Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta .
Gibbons, P.; Competitive Intelligence Responses in the Banking Industry to Europe 1992. [International Refereed Conference], Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta .
Gibbons, P., Hong, C.L., Ser, T.T. & Tabalujan, B.; Strategies and Styles of Large ASEAN and Hong Kong Enterprises: A Research Programme. [International Refereed Conference], ENDEC Conference on Dynamic Entrepreneurship, Singapore .
Gibbons, P. & Hong, C.L.; Corporate Entrepreneurship: Creation and Control. [International Refereed Conference], ENDEC Conference on Dynamic Entrepreneurship, Singapore .
Gibbons, P.; The Impact of 1992-Integrating Findings from Three Studies. [International Refereed Conference], Academy of Marketing Science, Bi-annual World Marketing Congress, Istanbul, Turkey .
Gibbons, P. & Hong, C.L.; Global Strategies and Organizational Arrangements. [International Refereed Conference], 2nd International Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Seoul, Korea .
Gibbons, P. & Hong, C.L.; Recent Innovations in Management Practice: Do they go Far Enough. [International Refereed Conference], Pan Pacific Business Association Conference X, Beijing .
Gibbon, P. & Prescott, J.E.; The Integration of Formal and Informal Competitive Intelligence. [International Refereed Conference], State of the Art in Strategic Process Research Conference, Oslo, Norway .
Gibbons, P. & Zutshi, R.; Strategic and structural evolution of Singapore government-linked companies. [International Refereed Conference], Asian Multinationals Conference, National University of Singapore .
Gibbons, P. & Hong, C.L.; Strategic control styles of MNCs in Malaysia: An investigation of US, Japanese and European MNCs. [International Refereed Conference], 22nd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy, Stockholm, .
Gibbons, P.; The effect of market orientation on firm performance: Evidence from Singapore. [International Refereed Conference], Pan Pacific Business Association Conference, Chiba, Japan .
GIbbons, P. & Gilbert, A.L.; Managers for the millennium: The design of an MBA(International Business) Programme in Singapore. [International Refereed Conference], Pan Pacific Business Association Conference, Chiba, Japan .
Gibbons, P., Liang, T.W. & Zutshi, R.; A profile of emerging biotechnology companies in Singapore. [International Refereed Conference], Annual ENDEC Conference, Shanghai .
Gibbons, P; Historical Approaches in the Conversation of Strategic Management. [International Refereed Conference], Hitotsubashi University-Organization Science Conference on Asia Management Research, * .
Gibbons, P.; Jurong Town Corporation: Creating a Sense of Mission. [International Refereed Conference], 1st Conference on Case Method and Research on Asian Business Management, Hong Kong .
Gibbons, P.& Hong, C.L.; Strategic control styles of MNCs in Singapore. [International Refereed Conference], Management Control Seminar, Imperial College, London .
Ganesh, U., Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E.; A Structuration Theory Analysis of Strategic Change. [International Refereed Conference], Eastern Academy of Management, Singapore .
GIbbons, P. & Hong, C.L.; Corporate entrepreneurship: Its cultural antecedents. [International Refereed Conference], Eastern Academy of Management, Singapore .
Gibbons, P.; The Miles and Snow Typology of Business Level Strategies: The Role of Resource Commitment. [International Refereed Conference], 2nd World Conference of Management, International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM), Dallas .
Ai, C.Y., Gibbons, P., Goh, J. & Jen, L.; The Evolutionary Development of Organisations: A Case Study of Creative Technology. [International Refereed Conference], ENDEC World Conference on Entrepreneurship, Singapore .
Beck, J.E., Cunningham, J.B. & Gibbons, P.; The Design, Development and Demise of an Action Learning Programme for the Development of Entrepreneurial Skills. [International Refereed Conference], ENDEC World Conference on Entrepreneurship, Singapore .
Calingo, L.M.R., Gibbons, P., Ser, T.T. & Zutschi, R.; Achieving the Organisation's Strategic Intent through Alliance Formation. [International Refereed Conference], MIT-NTU Conference on Strategic Alliances, * .
Stephanie Boey, Leong Ngai Fong and Tan Bee, T.B., Boey, S., Fong., L.N. & Gibbons, P.; A Test of the Strategy, Environment and Performance Relationship in the Singapore Context. [International Refereed Conference], Pan-Pacific Business Association Conference, Bangkok .
Atkin, R. & Gibbons, P.; Creativity and learning outcomes associated with strategic planning processes. [International Refereed Conference], EGOS Annual Meeting, Barcelona .
Gibbons, P.; Structuration and the resource-based view of the firm, European Academy of Management, Stockholm, May 2002. . [International Refereed Conference], European Academy of Management, Stockholm .
Chung, L.H., Gibbons, P. & Schoch,, H.; Performance metrics, parenting style and control: A study of MNC subsidiaries in four countries. [International Refereed Conference], EIASM workshop on Management Control, Nice .
Gibbons, P. & O'Connor, A.; Individual and organisational predictors of planning activity in Irish SMEs. [International Refereed Conference], British Academy of Management, Cardiff .
Gibons, P. & O'Connor, A.; Strategic posture and planning activity. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Annual Meeting of the Irish Academy of Management, Dublin .
Gibbons, P., Kennealy, R. & Lavin, G.; Generic strategies among Irish SMEs. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Annual Meeting of the Irish Academy of Management, Dublin .
Gibbons, P.; Resource-based views and the structuration of strategy. [International Refereed Conference], EIASM Workshop on Success Factors, Competitive Advantage and Competence Development, Brussels, Belgium .
Chung, L.H., Gibbons, P. & Schoch, H.; Strategic control of MNC subsidiaries: a four nation study. [International Refereed Conference], British Academy of Management Conference, * .
GIbbons, P. & Sharkey, P.; Creating a sense of Purpose: A content analysis of mission statements. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Academy of Management, * .
Gibbons, P. & O'Brien, M.; Executive commitment to the status quo: Some additional tests. [International Refereed Conference], Annual Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, Illinois .
Gibbons, P.; Competence based views of the firm: The role of social capital. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Inaugural Conference of the Irish Academy of Management, Galway .
Gibbons, P., Hong, C. L. & Schoch, H.; The Influence of Subsidiary Strategic Context and Head Office Strategic Management Style on Control of MNCs: The Experience in Australia. [International Refereed Conference], Second Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Osaka, Japan .
Gibbons, P., Hong, C.L. & Schoch, H.; Control Styles of Multinational Corporations in Australia. [International Refereed Conference], Asia Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Bangkok, Thailand .
Gibbons, P. & Zutshi, R.; The Evolution of the Sembawang Group: Structural dynamics within and between organizations. [International Refereed Conference], Eastern Academy of Management International Conference, Dublin .
Gibbons, P., Hong, C.L. & Hession, E.; Strategies and control styles of MNC subsidiaries in Ireland and Singapore. [International Refereed Conference], Eastern Academy of Management International Conference,, Dublin .
Gibbons, P., Liang, T.W. & Zutshi,, R.; Venture capitalists strategies in Singapore. [International Refereed Conference], Pan Pacific Business Association Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .
Gibbons, P. & McEvoy, P.; (2007) Strategic renewal: An evolutionary perspective. [International Refereed Conference], Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, San Diego, CA , 01-OCT-07.
Gibbons, P.; (2007) Investment and commitment: An extension of the Miles and Snow typology. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Belfast , 01-SEP-07.
Gibbons, P. & Sharkey Scott, P.; (2006) Strategy development processes and organisational performance. [International Refereed Conference], Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Vienna , 01-OCT-06.
Gibbons, P.; (2006) Entrepreneurship within subsidiaries of MNCs. [National Refereed Conference Paper], British Academy of Management, Belfast , 01-SEP-06.
Gibbons, P. & Sharkey Scott, P.; (2006) Entrepreneurship and strategy development processes within subsidiaries of MNCs. [International Refereed Conference], Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta , 01-AUG-06.
Gibbons, P.; (2006) Entrepreneurial orientation and MNC subsidiary contribution. [International Refereed Conference], European Academy of Management, Oslo , 01-MAY-06.
Gibbons, P. & Sharkey Scott, P.; (2005) The influence of context on subsidiary strategic posture. [International Refereed Conference], Proceedings of the European Academy of Management, TUM, Munich, Munich , 01-MAY-05.
Gibbons, P. & Heavey, C.; (2004) Entrepreneurial orientation and strategic flexibility: Antecedents and consequences. [International Refereed Conference], Strategic Management Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico , 01-NOV-04.
Gibbons, P.; (2007) Ireland's competitive position-problems and prospects. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Business in Asia Conference, Irish Business Association, Singapore, Singapore , 01-JUN-07.
Gibbons, P.; (2006) University Industry Collaboration. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Cork , 01-SEP-06.

Committees

Committee : Chair-University Central Promotions Committee (non-academic staff)
Committee : Partnership Committee
Committee : Chair-University Research Careers Group
             

Publications

Books

Gibbons, P. & McGovern, I.; (1994) How to Prepare, Present and Negotiate A Business Plan. : EPB Publishers. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E.; (1993) Global Perspectives on Competitive Intelligence. : Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. [Details]

Book Chapters

Gibbons, P. & Ser, T.T.; (1997) 'Strategic Alliances between Europe and ASEAN: A Firm-Level Perspective' In: Yue, C.S., Gibbons, P. & Tan, J.L.H (eds). ASEAN & EU: Forging New Linkages and Strategic Alliances. [Details]
Gibbons, P.; (1996) 'A test of the strategy, environment and performance relationship in the Singapore context' In: McGovern, I (eds). Marketing: A South East Asian Perspective. [Details]
Gibbons, P., Kei, T.H. & Liang, F.S.; (1995) 'Matsushita Electronics (S) Pte. Ltd ' In: * (eds). The Singapore Productivity Casebook. [Details]
Allenby, J.S., Fleisher, C.S. & Gibbons, P.; (0) 'Corporate Entrepreneurship In A Mature Organization: A Contextual Approach' In: Gomez-Mejia, L.R. & Lawless, M.W (eds). High Technology Venturing, Vol. VIII, Research Series on Managing the High Technology Firm. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E.; (0) 'An Overview of Global Competitive Intelligence' In: Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E (eds). Global Perspectives on Competitive Intelligence. [Details]
Chung, L.H., Gibbons, P. & Schoch, H.; (0) 'Performance metrics, parenting style and control: A study of MNC subsidiaries in four countries' In: Epstein, M. & Manzoni, J.F (eds). Performance Measurement and Management Control. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Gibbons, P., Ryan, J.; (2011) 'Reconciling pressures for integration and autonomy within multinational corporations'. European Journal of International Management, 5 (6). [Details]
Gibbons, P., Bergh, D.D.; (2011) 'The stock market reaction to the announced hiring of management consultants'. Journal of Management Studies, 48 (3):544-567. [Details]
Gibbons, P., Sharkey Scott, P.; (2011) 'The virtual circle of decline? Emerging challenges for organisational units'. Journal of Business Strategy, 32 (1):34-41. [Details]
Gibbons, P., Scott, P., Coughlan, J.; (2010) 'Developing Subsidiary Contribution to the MNC - Subsidiary Entrepreneurship and Strategy Creativity'. Journal of International Management, 16 (4):328-339. [Details]
Sharkey Scott, P., Gibbons, P.; (2009) 'How subsidiaries are battling to survive and grow'. Strategy & Leadership, 37 (4):43-47. Available Online [Details]
Chung, LH; Gibbons, PT; Schoch, HP; ; (2006) 'The management of information and managers in subsidiaries of multinational corporations'. British Journal of Management, 17 (2):153-165. [DOI] [Details]
Chung, L.H., Gibbons, P. & Schoch, H.; (2000) 'The influence of subsidiary strategic context and head office strategic management style on control of MNCs: The Experience in Australia'. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 13 (5). [Details]
Dettattreya, G., Gibbons, P., Liang, T.W. & Zutshi, R.; (1999) 'Investment criteria employed by Singapore-based venture capitalists'. Journal of Small Business Management, 13 (1):9-26. [Details]
Dettattreya, G., Gibbons, P., Liang, T.W. & Zutshi, R.; (1998) 'A Profile of the Venture Capital Industry in Singapore'. Journal of Asian Business, 14 (4):53-66. [Details]
Chung, P. & Gibbons, P.; (1998) 'Yeo Hiap Seng'. Asian Case Research Journal, 1 (2):189-216. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Zutshi, R.; (1998) 'Strategic and structural evolution of Singapore government-linked companies'. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 15 :219-246. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Hong, C.L.; (1997) 'Corporate entrepreneurship: The roles of ideology and social capital,(with Chung Lai Hong) Group and Organization Management, 22, 1, pp.10-31. 1997'. Group and Organisation Management, 22 (1):10-31. [Details]
Gibbons, P.; (1996) 'Generic business strategies in a sample of 65 large Singapore Companies'. Singapore Management Review, :27-37. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E.; (1996) 'Parallel Competitive Intelligence Processes in Organizations'. International Journal of Technology Management, 11 . [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Hong, C.L.; (1995) 'Defining uncertainty: Implications for Strategic Management'. Journal of Irish Business and Administrative Research, 16 . [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Sethi, V.; (1993) 'The Symbolic Aspects of Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Case of A Mature Organization'. Journal of High Technology Management Research, 4 (2):157-174. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E.; (1993) 'The Seven Seas of Global Competitive Intelligence'. Competitive Intelligence Review, . [Details]
Gibbons, P.; (1992) 'Impacts of Organizational Evolution on Leadership Roles and Behaviors'. Human Relations, :1-18. [Details]
Gibbons. P. & Prescott, J.E.; (1992) 'The Parallel Processing of Intelligence in Organizations'. Competitive Intelligence Review, Summer . [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E.; (1991) 'Europe 1992: A New Dimension for Competitive Intelligence'. Journal of Business Strategy, Nov - Dec . [Details]
Gibbons, P. & Prescott, J.E.; (1991) 'A Process for Designing Competitive Intelligence Workshops'. Competitive Intelligence Review, Summer . [Details]
Gibbons, P.; (1990) 'Corporate Plans and the Control of Commercial State Sponsored Bodies'. Administration, 38 (1). [Details]
Gibbons, P., Lavin, G. & Kenneally, R.; (0) 'Adaptability and performance: A study of the Miles and Snow typology'. Irish Marketing Review, 16 (2):57-64. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & O'Connor, T.; (0) 'Influences on Strategic Planning Processes among Irish SMEs'. Journal of Small Business Management, 43 (2):170-186. [Details]
GIbbons. P. & O' Brien, M.; (0) 'CEO perspectives on future Irish competitiveness'. Irish Marketing Review, 14 (2):53-59. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & O' Brien, M.; (0) 'Socialisation and CEO Commitment to the Status Quo'. Irish Journal of Management, 22 (2):143-171. [Details]
Gibbons, P. & O' Connor, A.; (0) 'Strategic posture, technology strategy and performance among small firms'. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 11 (2):131-146. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Gibbons, P.; (2010) From federations to global factories: Assessing the contribution of the subsidiary middle manager in today's MNE 13th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference, September, 2010 [Details]
Gibbons, P., Sharkey-Scott, P.; (2010) Strategy development processes, subsidiary entrepreneurship and initiative generation 11th International Business Forum, Fox School of Business, April 2010 [Details]
Gibbons, P., Priem, R., Vanevenhoven, J., Lau, T., Magnanelli, B., Lewis, D., Chan, K.F., Tantalo, C., Williams, W. and Reid, L. ; (2010) Strategy formation practices in seven countries: Developing and comparing empirical taxonomies of the strategy process Strategic Management Society, Special Conference, Finland, March 2010 [Details]
Gibbons, P., Eidat, Y. and Roche, F. ; (2009) Beyond dichotomy: The curvilinear relationship between environmental regulation and firm environmental responsiveness Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, August 2009 [Details]
Gibbons, P., Sharkey Scott, P. and Coughlan, J.; (2009) Creating subsidiary entrepreneurship: The mediating effects of subsidiary entrepreneurship on context and contribution 10th International Business Forum, Fox School of Business, May 2009 [Details]
Gibbons, P., McEvoy, P. ; (2007) Strategic renewal: An evolutionary perspective Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. Oct. 2007 [Details]
                         

Invited Lectures

Atkin, R.S. & Gibbons, P.; (2000) The evolution of business models. Invited Lectures [Details]
Gibbons, P; (1999) Strategic thinking in a fast-paced environment , Institute of Business Analysts and Consultants Annual Seminar, Dublin. Invited Lectures [Details]
                                                             

Research

Research Interests

Strategy Development and Execution.
Leadership and Management Development.
Organisation Design and Change

     

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