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Donncha Kavanagh

Professor of Information & Organisation

School of Business
Q252
Lochlann Quinn School of Business
Belfield
University College Dublin
Dublin 4

Tel: 353 (0)17164751
Email: donncha.kavanagh@ucd.ie

Biography

Donncha Kavanagh joined the MIS Subject Area as Professor of Information & Organisation in April 2013.  Donncha is a first class honours civil engineering graduate of UCD.  He has an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and a PhD from Lancaster University Management School. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of San Diego in 2003.  His research interests include the sociology of knowledge and technology, the history and philosophy of management thought, pre-modern and postmodern modes of organizing, play and creativity, and (digital) money.
 
Donncha has published widely in the fields of information and organisation, management, marketing, organisation studies, and engineering in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as Organization, Organization Studies and the Journal of Business Research.  Prior to his academic career, Donncha worked in a number of project management and project controller roles.

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Kavanagh, D. (2015) Coding Value. [Oral Presentation], A cryptocurrency / blockchain convening, University of California - Irvine , 02-APR-15 - 02-APR-15.
Kavanagh, D (2015) Gamifying Theory. [Invited Lecture], Economy & Society Summer School, Blackwater Castle, Co. Cork , 12-MAY-15 - 12-MAY-15.
Kavanagh, D (2015) Scenario Planning - Monied futures. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Gaming Money Workshop, University College Dublin , 14-MAY-15 - 14-MAY-15.
Kavanagh, D (2015) Deliberately Different: Reflections on Interdisciplinary Practice in the School of Social Sciences UC-Irvine, 1964-69. [Keynote Address], The March Experiment: The Founding of an Interdisciplinary Social Science School, University of California - Irvine , 03-APR-15 - 03-APR-15.
Miscione, G; Kavanagh, D (2015) Bitcoin and the Blockchain: A coup d'état through Digital Heterotopia?. [Unrefereed Article], Quadrangular conference: organisational practices within contemporary landscapes, Lancaster , 14-SEP-15 - 15-SEP-15.
   

Education

Year 1984 Institution: University of Missouri
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 1999 Institution: Lancaster University. UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1987 Institution: Inst of Engineers of Ireland
Qualification: CEng Subject:
Year 1981 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BE Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Kavanagh, Donncha; Keohane, Kieran; Kuhling, Carmen (2011) Organization in Play. Witney, UK: Peter Lang. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Ingold, T., Introna, L., Kavanagh, D., Kelly, S., Orlikowski, W., Scott, S. (2016) 'Thoughts on Movement, Growth and an Anthropologically-Sensitive IS/Organization Studies: An Imagined Correspondence with Tim Ingold' In: Introna, L., Kavanagh, D., Kelly, S., Orlikowski, W., Scott, S (eds). Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. , pp.17-34 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Introna, L., Kavanagh, D., Kelly, S., Orlikowski, W., Scott, S. (2016) 'Introduction' In: Introna, L., Kavanagh, D., Kelly, S., Orlikowski, W., Scott, S (eds). Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. , pp.xi-xvii Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Brigham, M (2017) 'The Quakers: Forgotten Pioneers' In: Peltonen, T; Gaggiotti, H; Case, P (eds). Origins of organizing. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Kavanagh, D. (2013) 'The Limits of Visualisation: Ocularcentrism and Organization' In: Bell, E; Warren, S; Schroeder J (eds). The Routledge Companion to Visual Organization. London: Routledge. Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, D. (2014) 'Ríastartha - Introduction' In: Campbell, N; Desmond, J; Kavanagh, D; McDonagh, A; Prothero A (eds). Myth and the Market. Dublin: UCD Business School. , pp.67-68 Link to full text [Details]
Desmond, J; Kavanagh, D. (2014) 'Introduction' In: Campbell, N; Desmond, J; Kavanagh, D; McDonagh, A; Prothero A (eds). Myth and the Market. Dublin: UCD Business School. , pp.7-16 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha, Brownlie, Douglas, Saren, Mike, Wensley, Robin, Whittington, Richard (1993) 'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16' In: Kavanagh, Donncha, Brownlie, Douglas, Saren, Mike, Wensley, Robin, Whittington, Richard (eds). Rethinking Marketing. Warwick Business School Research Bureau. , pp.36-49 [Details]
Buttimer, Cornelius G.; Kavanagh, Donncha (1995) 'Markets and Madness' In: Brown, Stephen;Bell, Jim;Carson, David (eds). Marketing Eschatology. Belfast: University of Ulster. , pp.60-71 [Details]
Buttimer, Cornelius; Kavanagh, Donncha (1996) 'Markets, Exchange and the Extreme' In: Brown, Stephen; Bell, Jim; Carson, David (eds). Marketing Apocalypse: Eschatology, Escapology and the Illusion of the End. London: Routledge. , pp.145-170 Link to full text [Details]
O'Sullivan, Don; Kavanagh, Donncha (1999) 'Marketing: You must be Joking' In: Brown, Stephen; Patterson, Anthony (eds). Marketing Paradiso Retreat. Belfast: University of Ulster. , pp.126-138 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (2000) 'Management's Heritage' In: Buttimer, Neil; Rynne, Colin; Guerin, Helen (eds). The Heritage of Ireland. Cork: The Collins Press. , pp.584-592 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha, Keohane, Kieran, Kuhling, Carmen, Smith, Warren, Higgins, Matthew, Parker, Martin, Lightfoot, Geoff (2001) 'Reading Star Trek: Imagining, Theorizing, and Reflecting on Organizational Discourse and Practice' In: Kavanagh, Donncha, Keohane, Kieran, Kuhling, Carmen, Smith, Warren, Higgins, Matthew, Parker, Martin, Lightfoot, Geoff (eds). Science Fiction and Organization. Routledge. , pp.125-142 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; O'Leary, Majella; Ó Giolláin, Diarmuid (2003) 'Stories of the Subaltern' In: Westwood, Bob (eds). The Pleasure of Periphery/ The Malady of Marginality: SCOS 2003 Conference Symposium. Cambridge: Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism. , pp.6 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; O'Leary, Majella (2004) 'The Legend of Cú Chulainn: Exploring Organisation Theory's Heroic Odyssey' In: Gabriel, Yiannis (eds). Myths, Stories and Organizations:   Premodern Narratives for Our Times. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.116-130 [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; Kuhling, Carmen; Keohane, Kieran (2005) 'The Odyssey of Instrumental Rationality: Confronting the Englightenment's Interior Other' In: Linstead, Stephen; Linstead, Alison (eds). Thinking Organization. London: Routledge. , pp.157-180 Link to full text [Details]
Linehan, Carol; Kavanagh, Donncha, (2006) 'From project ontologies to communities of virtue' In: Hodgson, Damian; Cicmil, Svetlana (eds). Making Projects Critical. Basingstoke: Palgrave. , pp.51-67 [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; O'Sullivan, Don (2006) 'Advertising and the Organizational Production of Humour' In: Robert Westwood, Carl Rhodes (eds). Humour, Organization and Work. London: Routledge. Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2007) 'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16' In: Pauline Maclaran, Mike Saren, and Mark Tadajewski (eds). Marketing Theory. London: Sage. [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; Kuhling, Carmen; Keohane, Kieran (2009) 'Dance-work: Images of Organization in Irish Dance' In: Clegg, Stewart (eds). SAGE Directions in Organization Studies - Volume 3. London: Sage. [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (2012) 'The University as Fool' In: Barnett, Ronald (eds). The Future University: Ideas and Possibilities. London: Routledge. , pp.101-111 Link to full text [Details]

Edited Books

Introna, L., Kavanagh, D., Kelly, S., Orlikowski, W., Scott, S (Ed.). (2016) Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Campbell, N; Desmond, J; Fitchett. J; Kavanagh, D; McDonagh, P.; O'Driscoll, A; Prothero, A (Ed.). (2014) Myth and the Market. Dublin: Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Lawlor, J; Kavanagh, D. (2015) 'Infighting and fitting in: Following innovation in the stent actor-network'. Industrial Marketing Management, 44 (1):32-41. [DOI] [Details]
Seal, C; Kavanagh, D (2015) 'Organizations Don't Resist Change, People Do'. Organisation Management Journal, 12 (3):123-124. [DOI] [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Desmond, J; Fitchett, J; Campbell, N (2015) 'Myth and the Market: An Introduction'. Culture and Organization, Online :1-6. [DOI] [Details]
Kavanagh, D. (2013) 'Children: Their Place in Organization Studies'. Organization Studies, 34 (10):1487-1503. Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, D. (2014) 'Restoring Phronesis and Practice: Marketing's Forgotten P's'. Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, 6 (3). Link to full text [Details]
Donncha Kavanagh (2014) 'Talking Organization'. Organization Management Journal, 11 (1). Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Lightfoot, G; Lilley, S. (2014) 'Finance past, Finance future: A brief exploration of the evolution of financial practices'. Management & Organizational History, 9 (2):135-149. Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (1985) 'SIREN: A Repetitive Network Simulation Model'. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 111 (3):308-323. [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (1994) 'Hunt v Anderson: Round 16'. European Journal of Marketing, 28 (3):26-41. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; Araujo, Luis; (1995) 'Chronigami: Folding and Unfolding Time'. Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 5 (2):103-121. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Byrne, Kevin; Kavanagh, Donncha (1996) 'Strategic Environmental Management in the Irish Chemical/Pharmaceutical Industry'. Business Strategy and the Environment, 5 (2):106-114. Available Online [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; O'Brien, Clodagh; Linnane, Maurice (2002) 'Art, Work and Art Work'. Creativity and Innovation Management, 11 (4):277-286. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; Kelly, Seamas (2002) 'Space, Sensemaking and Situated Communities in (Con)temporary Networks'. Journal of Business Research, 55 (7):583-594. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Desmond, John; Kavanagh, Donncha (2003) 'Organisation as Containment of Acquisitive Mimetic Rivalry: The Contribution of Rene Girard'. Culture and Organisation, 9 (4):239-251. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Kuhling, Carmen, Keohane, Kieran, and Kavanagh, Donncha; (2003) 'Talk and Silence: Instantiations and Articulations'. Ephemera, 3 (4):288-305. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Cusack, Maurice; Jack, Gavin; Kavanagh, Donncha (2003) 'Dancing with Discrimination: Managing Stigma and Identity'. Culture and Organisation, 9 (4):295-310. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (2004) 'Ocularcentrism and its Others: A Framework for Metatheoretical Analysis'. Organizational Studies, 25 (3):447-466. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Veil, Cornelia, Shirley Saunders, Andrew Hunt, Mark Van Onna, and Donncha Kavanagh; (2004) 'Breaking the spell of the uninvited godmother: facilitating project implementation through Electronic Meeting Support'. International Journal of Project Management, 22 (4):235-243. Available Online [Details]
Kuhling, Carmen, Donncha Kavanagh and Kieran Keohane ; (2006) 'The Creative Scene of Riverdance:Artrepreneurship and the Celtic Tiger'. Taighde: The Research Journal of the Faculty of Commerce, UCC, 1 (2):56-76. Available Online [Details]
Lightfoot, Geoff Lilley, Simon Kavanagh, Donncha; (2006) 'The End of the Shock of the New'. Creativity and Innovation Management, 15 (2):157-163. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha Lightfoot, Geoff Lilley, Simon; (2007) 'Running to Stand Still: Late Modernity's Acceleration Fixation'. Cultural Politics, 3 (1):95-122. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; Kuhling, Carmen; Keohane, Kieran (2008) 'Dance-work: Images of Organization in Irish Dance'. Organization, 15 (5):725-742. Available Online [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (2009) 'Institutional Heterogeneity and Change: The University as Fool'. Organization, 16 (4):575-595. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Lawlor, Jim; Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2009) 'The Relationship Between New Technologies and Strategic Activities'. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 21 (5):587-598. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha and Naughton, Ed ; (2009) 'Innovation and Project Management - Exploring the Links'. PMWorld Today, XI (IV). Available Online [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (2011) 'Work and play in management studies: A Kleinian analysis'. ephemera: theory & politics in organization, 11 (4):336-356. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Donncha Kavanagh (2013) 'Making, Breaking and Following Rules: The Irvine Case'. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 37 . Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (2013) 'Problematising Practice: MacIntyre and Management'. Organization, 20 (1):103-115. Link to full text [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Kavanagh, D (1999) Celtic Modes of Organising . In: Willmott, H eds. Critical Management Studies Conference Manchester, , 05-JUL-99 - 07-JUL-99 [Details]
Griffin, Q; Kavanagh, D (2003) Understanding the Work of the City Manager . In: Borum, F; Kristensen, PH eds. 19th EGOS Colloquium Copenhagen Business School, , 09-JUL-03 - 11-JUL-03 [Details]
Kavanagh, D., Brigham, M. (2016) The Ethics of Silence: The Sense of the Meeting . In: McLaughlin, C eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference University College Dublin, , 01-SEP-16 - 02-SEP-16 , pp.1-21 [Details]
O'Tierney, A., Kavanagh, D., Scally, K. (2016) Me and my Avatar: acquiring actorial identity . In: Colyvas, J., Drori, G., Hwang, H eds. 32nd European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Conference, Sub-theme 37 Naples, , 07-JUL-16 - 09-JUL-16 , pp.1-23 Available Online [Details]
Kavanagh, D., Brigham, M. (2016) Why has Organization Theory forgotten the Quakers? . In: Connolly, J., Gaggiotti, H., Peltonen, T eds. 32nd European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Conference, Sub-theme 40 Naples, , 07-JUL-16 - 09-JUL-16 , pp.1-28 [Details]
O'Tierney, T; Kavanagh, D (2017) 'These our actors': the representation of players in the legal game . In: Scally, K; Kavanagh, D; O'Tierney, T eds. Critical Management Studies Annual Conference. Stream 41: Playing games: ethics and emotions at work Manchester, , 03-JUL-17 - 05-JUL-17 [Details]
Scally, K; Kavanagh, D (2017) Work and the Klein bottle game . In: Vesa, M; Weik, E; Garrett, L eds. 33rd European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Sub-theme 39: The Games Organizations Play: The Uses and Effects of Play at Work Copenhagen, , 06-JUL-17 - 08-JUL-17 [Details]
Scally, K; Kavanagh, D (2017) Exploring the job/game boundary: the Klein bottle game . In: Scally, K; Kavanagh, D; O'Tierney, T eds. Critical Management Studies Annual Conference. Stream 41: Playing games: ethics and emotions at work Manchester, , 03-JUL-17 - 05-JUL-17 [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Brigham, M; Burton, N (2017) Changing the Rules of the Game: Recasting the Legal and Ethical Foundation of Business and Management . In: Willmott, H; Marti, E; Veldman, J eds. 33rd European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Sub-theme 20: Financialization and its Societal Implications: Rethinking Corporate Governance and Shareholders Copenhagen, , 06-JUL-17 - 08-JUL-17 [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Miscione, G (2017) Infrastructures and their invisible carnivalesque . In: Kornberger, M; Pollock, N; Bowker, G eds. 33rd European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Stream 63 'Thinking Infrastructures' Copenhagen, , 06-JUL-17 - 08-JUL-17 [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Brigham, M (2017) At the interface of past and future business: Lessons from the Quakers . In: Mark Learmonth eds. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Critical Management Studies Division Atlanta, , 04-AUG-17 - 08-AUG-17 [Details]
Burton, N; Kavanagh, D; Brigham, M (2017) The decline of the Quakers in the world of business: the role of corporate ethics and the law American Academy of Religion Annual Conference Boston, MA, , 18-NOV-17 - 21-NOV-17 [Details]
Kavanagh, D (1993) Metatheoretical Frameworks in Management Research . In: Mallory, G; Johnson, G eds. British Academy of Management Annual Conference Milton Keynes, , 01-SEP-93 - 03-SEP-93 [Details]
Kavanagh, D;,Beard, C; Brownlie, D; Desmond, J (1995) Simcult Dreaming British Academy of Management Annual Conference Sheffield, , 31-AUG-95 - 02-SEP-95 [Details]
Kavanagh, D (1997) ANT: The Wizard of OS . In: Law, J eds. Actor Network and After Keele, , 25-JUN-97 - 27-JUN-97 [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Kelly, S (1999) Organising Space for Sensemaking in Industrial Networks . In: McLoughlin, D; Horan, C eds. 15th Annual IMP (International Marketing and Purchasing) Conference , 01-SEP-99 - 03-SEP-99 [Details]
Keohane, K; Kavanagh, D; Kuhling, C (1999) Reading Star Trek as an Expressive Good: A Resource for Management Knowledge . In: Willmott, H eds. Critical Management Studies Conference Manchester, , 05-JUL-99 - 07-JUL-99 [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha;,O'Leary, Majella (1999) Testimony & Morality in Organizations: A Critique of the Constructivist Approach to Knowledge . In: Willmott, H eds. Critical Management Studies Conference Manchester, , 05-JUL-99 - 07-JUL-99 [Details]
Kavanagh, D;,O'Leary, M (2001) Destructive, Cynical and Deceptive Knowledge in Organisations . In: Linstead, S; Bergin, J eds. The 19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism Dublin, , 09-JUL-01 - 11-JUL-01 [Details]
Cusack, M; Kavanagh, D (2001) The Organisation of Stigma and the Stigma of Organising . In: Linstead, S; Bergin, J eds. The 19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism Dublin, , 09-JUL-01 - 11-JUL-01 [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Kuhling, C; Keohane, K (2001) The Odyssey of Instrumental Rationality: Confronting the Englightenment's Interior Other . In: Linstead, S; Calori, R eds. 17th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies Lyon, , 11-JUL-01 - 14-JUL-01 [Details]
Kavanagh, D; O'Brien, C; Linnane, M (2001) Art, Work and Art Work . In: Grugulis, I; Hassard, J; Willmott, H eds. Second Critical Management Studies Conference Manchester, , 09-JUL-01 - 11-JUL-01 [Details]
Kavanagh, D;Desmond, J (2001) Organisation as Containment of Acquisitive Mimetic Rivalry: The Contribution of René Girard . In: Linstead, S; Bergin, J eds. The 19th International Conference of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism Dublin, , 09-JUL-01 - 11-JUL-01 [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2001) Can the Celt Speak? Voices from Beyond the Pale . In: Grugulis, I; Hassard, J; Willmott, H eds. Second Critical Management Studies Conference Manchester, , 09-JUL-01 - 11-JUL-01 [Details]
Kavanagh, D (2002) Ocularcentrism and its Others: A Framework for Metatheoretical Analysis . In: O'Toole, T eds. Irish Academy of Management, Annual Conference Waterford, , 05-SEP-02 - 07-SEP-02 [Details]
Kuhling, C; Keohane, K; Kavanagh, D (2002) Talk and the Fantasy of Reconciliation: Silence, Madness and the Unnameable as Organisational Resources 18th EGOS Colloquium: Sub Theme 20: Silence is (not) Sexy Barcelona, , 10-JUL-02 - 12-JUL-02 [Details]
Lilley, S;,Kavanagh, D; Lightfoot, G (2002) Running to Standstill: The Consumption of Speed by Acceleration . In: Case, P; Lilley, S eds. XXth Annual SCOS Conference on Speed: Research and Representation in the Age of Instantaneous Organization Budapest, , 08-JUL-02 - 10-JUL-02 [Details]
O'Giollain, D;Kavanagh, D;O'Leary, M (2003) Stories of the Subaltern . In: Jack, G; Brewis, J eds. Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism University of Cambridge, , 02-JUL-03 - 04-JUL-03 [Details]
Kuhling, C;Keohane, K;Kavanagh, D (2003) Talk and Silence: Instantiations and Articulations 3rd International Critical Management Studies Conference Lancaster, , 07-JUL-03 - 09-JUL-03 [Details]
Kavanagh,D; Kuhling, C; Keohane, K (2003) Organization and Children: Cultivating Citizenship and Subjectivity . In: Borum, F; Kristensen, PH eds. 19th EGOS Colloquium Copenhagen, , 09-JUL-03 - 11-JUL-03 [Details]
Lightfoot, G. Lilley, S. Kavanagh, D. ; (2005) Practice makes perfect: Towards the University of Virtue . In: Hugh Willmott eds. Critical Management Studies Conference Cambridge, , 04-JUL-05 - 06-JUL-05 [Details]
Kuhling,C; Keohane,K.;Kavanagh,D. (2005) Learning to live with the Lack: Pedagogy of the Beguiled . In: Georg Schreyögg; Sigrid Quack; Hedwig Rudolph; Jörg Sydow eds. European Group of Organization Studies Berlin, , 07-JUL-05 - 09-JUL-05 [Details]
Kuhling, C. Keohane, K. Kavanagh, D.; (2006) The Creative Scene of Riverdance: Artrepreneurship and the Celtic Tiger . In: Haldor Byrkjeflot eds. 22nd EGOS Colloquium: Sub-theme 16: Interweaving of Organizations and Organizing in Creative Industries Bergen, , 06-JUL-06 - 08-JUL-06 [Details]
Kavanagh, D; McGarraghy, S; Kelly, S. (2015) Ethnography in and around an Algorithm . In: Galuppo, L; Musca, G; Rouleau, L eds. European Group of Organisation Studies (EGOS) Annual Conference: Sub-theme 15: (SWG) Creativity, Reflexivity and Responsibility in Organizational Ethnography Athens, , 02-JUL-15 - 04-JUL-15 , pp.1-17 Link to full text [Details]
Brigham, M; Kavanagh, D. (2015) The Sense of the Meeting: Silent Organization . In: Cooren, F; Christensen, L.T.; Schoeneborn, D eds. European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Annual Conference, Sub-theme 16: Organization as Communication: The Performative Power of Talk Athens, , 02-JUL-15 - 04-JUL-15 , pp.1-21 Link to full text [Details]
Miscione, G;Kavanagh, D. (2015) Bitcoin and the Blockchain: A coup d'état through Digital Heterotopia? . In: Pierides, D; Cameron A; Harvie, D; Lightfoot, G; Lilley, S; Millo, Y; Weir, K eds. Critical Management Studies Conference. Stream 4: Finance and its Alternatives: Probability, Practice and Education Leicester, , 08-JUL-15 - 11-JUL-15 , pp.1-25 [Details]
Scally, K; Kavanagh, D (2015) Following Maslow: The motivations of the individual corporation . In: Armstrong, P;Weir, K;Grady, J;Dunne, S eds. Critical Management Studies Conference. Stream 27: Managerial Agency and the Maintenance of Inequalities Leicester, , 08-JUL-15 - 11-JUL-15 , pp.1-15 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, D. (2013) Tiger talk: what is the academy saying and why? . In: Kelleher, F; O'Toole, T eds. Irish Academy of Management Waterford Institute of Technology, Link to full text [Details]
Curran, K; Kavanagh, D (2013) Perpetuating sales: enabling incumbent survival of radical technological shifts . In: Fynes, B.; Coughlan, P eds. 20th EurOMA Conference Dublin, Link to full text [Details]
Scally, K;Kavanagh, D (2013) Theory Games . In: O'Doherty, D; Hassard, J; Bresnen, M eds. 8th International Conference on Critical Management Studies University of Manchester, Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, D. (2014) Theory, the Uncanny and the Sacred . In: Parker, M; Kelly, S; Riach, K eds. 30th EGOS Colloquium. Sub-theme 46: Organizing the uncanny: Rethinking the uncomfortably familiar in Organization Studies Rotterdam, , pp.1-16 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1992) Supply Chain Management in a Project Environment 7th International Conference of the Operations Management Association, UMIST [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1992) Towards a Theory of Construction Project Organisations 8th IMP Conference, Institut de Recherche de l'Entreprise Groupe ESC Lyon, Lyon - France, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (1993) The Metaphysics of Industrial Networks 9th IMP Annual Conference School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, [Details]
Buttimer, Cornelius G. and Donncha Kavanagh ; (1995) Markets and Madness . In: Stephen Brown and Jim Bell and David Carson eds. Proceedings of the Marketing Eschatology Retreat Belfast: University of Ulster, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha and O'Kane, Philip ; (2000) Poles of Engineering Design Engineering Design in an Academic Environment, Special Conference of the Royal Irish Academy Dublin, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha and Naughton, Ed ; (2002) Project Management and the Celtic Tiger 22nd International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress Rome, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha, O'Leary, Majella, and Ó Giolláin, Diarmuid; (2002) Stories of the Subaltern Subaltern Storytelling Seminar Department of Management & Marketing, UCC, [Details]
Linehan, Carol and Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2003) Creating contexts for knowing: Contrasting project ontologies 19th EGOS Colloquium: Subtheme 12: Project organizations, embeddedness, and repositories of knowledge Copenhagen, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2004) Running to standstill:Modernity¿s acceleration fixation Centre for Research on Information Technology in Organizations University of California - Irvine, [Details]
Linehan, Carol and D. Kavanagh, Donnacha; (2004) From project ontologies to communities of virtue 2nd International Workshop `Making Projects Critical' Bristol, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2004) Ocularcentrism and its Others: A Framework for Metatheoretical Analysis Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition University of California San-Diego, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2004) Late Modernity's Acceleration Fixation Science Studies Program, University of California San-Diego University of California San-Diego, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2005) After the Postmodern:Towards the University of Virtue . In: Joseph Biele eds. 3rd Annual Cork Roundtable in Philosophy: The Practice of Ethics University College Cork: Department of Philosophy, University College Cork, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2005) Accelerating to Inertia B4STEPs University of Limerick: Computer Science Department, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2005) The Inertia Movement Interpretive Political Social Analysis Conference University College Cork, Allihies, Cork, Ireland, [Details]
Lawlor, Jim and Donncha Kavanagh ; (2006) The relationship between new technologies and strategic activities IAMOT, 2nd European Conference on Management of Technology Aston University, Birmingham, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha, Lightfoot, Geoff and Lilley, Simon ; (2007) Futures Past: A (Partial but Maybe, Just, Plausible) Genealogy of the Futures . In: C. Jones eds. SCOS 2007: 25th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism Ljubljana, Department of Management, Leicester University, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2008) The University as Fool . In: S. Ybema, K. Boersma, H. Dahles, T. Elfring and F. d. Hond eds. 24th EGOS Colloquium. Sub-theme 24: Comic Intrusions Vrije University Amsterdam, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha and Naughton, Ed ; (2008) Project Management and the Celtic Tiger 22nd International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress Rome, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha, Keohane, Kieran and Kuhling, Carmen ; (2009) Children and Organisation . In: D. O'Doherty, C. de Cock and A. Rehn eds. EGOS Colloquium: Sub-theme 44, New sites/sights in organization: Changing orientations in organization studies Barcleona, [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha, Naughton, Ed, Corkery, Elaine and O'Sullivan, Kathleen ; (2009) Management Technologies - Are they worth it? A normative study of ISO 9001 and Project Management . In: N. Harvey eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Galway, Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha ; (2010) Reviewing March's Vision . In: Acevedo, Beatriz; Warren, Sam eds. SCOS 2010: 28th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism Lille, France, Link to full text [Details]
Donncha Kavanagh; (2010) The international diffusion of project management . In: Margaret Linehan eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Link to full text [Details]
Kuhling, Carmen; Kavanagh, Donncha; Keohane, Kieran; (2010) (Children's) Play and Organization . In: Sørensen, BM; Olaison, L; Sliwa, M; Butler, N; Spoelstra, S eds. ephemera conference, on Work, Play and Boredom St Andrews, Scotland, Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; Lightfoot, Geoff; Lilley, Simon; (2010) The Inertia Movement . In: Letiche, Hugo; Hopfl, Heather; Moriceau, Jean-Luc eds. European Group of Organization Studies Annual Colloquium. Sub-theme 17: Organizing Slow Answers Lisbon, Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha; (2011) The Lost Experiment in Exploration and Exploitation . In: Alf Rehn, Christian De Cock, Damian O'Doherty eds. 27th EGOS Colloquium Gothenburg University, Link to full text [Details]
Lawlor, Jim; Kavanagh, Donncha (2012) The civilising tension at the heart of market-making: a case study of the stent industry . In: S. Geiger and C. Setyar eds. 2nd Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop Howth, Dublin, , pp.1-30 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (2012) Beyond MacIntyre: Grounding the business as practice debate . In: Collings, D.; Cunningham, J eds. Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Maynooth, Ireland, , pp.1-35 Link to full text [Details]
Kavanagh, Donncha (2012) Play and Management Studies . In: Boland, Tom; O'Brien, John eds. Fifth International Political Anthropology Workshop - Play: The creation of culture and the modern world Wateford Institute of Technology, , pp.1-32 [Details]

Published Reports

Naughton, Edward; Kavanagh, Donncha; Green, Sebastian (2003) Project Management: Is Ireland up to the mark internationally. Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. [Details]
                       

Newspaper Articles

Kavanagh, D. (2016) Education vouchers would be better than the inequality of ¿free fees¿. Dublin: Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
                   

Electronic Publication

Kavanagh, D. (2016) Skipping Left and Right. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

My research interests have centred on novelty and the unusual in the marketplace and organisations. Novelty (which encompasses related concepts such as innovation, creativity and change) has been my primary interest over many years, probably because of my business experience in projects, which are always about creating new things. My doctoral thesis, which was in the area of industrial marketing, studied change in the context of multi-national, multi-firm temporary networks. In this research I used actor-network theory as my orientation and method since it is explicitly concerned with how things come to be. I have continued with this approach in my later work and in my own supervision (for instance, one of my PhD students completed his doctoral study of marketing and strategic action in emerging high-technology markets).

My interest in the unusual goes back to early publications with my colleague Neil Buttimer, where we inquired into a possible link between market exchange and extreme or deviant behaviour. In other words, we asked if markets are mad. This cultivated a long-standing interest in the unusual, the deviant, the eccentric and the experimental. In consumer behaviour, my interest in the extreme has generated publications on `stigmatic consumption' and humour in advertising. I am also interested in unusual forms and aspects of organizing, be it the heterarchy of the pre-modern Celts, scapegoating, the subaltern or the collegial model of the university. Currently, I am studying an anarchic model of organizing that James March (of March and Simon fame) fostered while he was Dean of the School of Social Sciences in the University of California at Irvine during the 1960s. This research is part of a wider project which examines the university as an unusual mode of organizing that is perhaps uniquely suited to the organization of knowledge work.

My interest in novelty and the unusual meld in an ongoing project that focuses on play in organizations. Play is an overlooked concept in management and marketing research, given its predilection for presenting work as serious, and research into work as even more serious again. One output from this research is a book with Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling, titled `Organization in Play', published by Peter Lang.

Most recently, I have been studying cryptocurrencies and the blockchain and the impact of these technologies on states and organising practices.  I am also collaborating with Martin Brigham of Lancaster University on a study of Quaker practices and their contribution to management.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Professorial Entrance Grant
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : PhD Scholarship Fund 2014-2017
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Myth & the Market Conference
Start Date / End Date : 06-MAR-14 / 03-MAR-16
   

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

 

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership