Brian Harney

Project Leader

Degree/info: BA(Hons), MSc, MCIPD, PhD (Cambridge)
University Dublin City University
Faculty and department DCU Business School
Mail brian.harney@dcu.ie
About Brian Harney BA (Hons), MBS, PhD (Cambridge), MCIPD is Associate Professor in Strategic HRM at DCU Business School and Programme Director of the MSc in HRM (gradIreland Best Postgraduate Business Course, 2016). Brian is a previous recipient of the DCU President’s award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. His research exploring the intersection of strategy and HRM in SMEs is widely published earning 15 Best Paper awards. Brian has served as a facilitator on the PLATO network and teaches into DCU executive programmes for clients such as Invest Northern Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Stock Exchange. Brian has held visiting positions in China, Malta, Slovenia and was a visiting Research Fellow at Boston University during 2016. Brian is a Council Member of the Irish Academy of Management, Board member of the European Academy of Management and HR Division ambassador (Ireland).
Fields of interests / Strategic HRM with a particular focus on SME, high growth and knowledge intensive sectors.
Proposition of common research in GETM3 Brian is lead of WP 3 examining innovations in teaching curriculum. He is currently supervising 4 PhD researchers in the areas of HR and innovation in SMEs, aligning with the WP on employer expectations coupled with the GETM3 focus on SMEs

Important Publication

Sample Publications:

See: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian_Harney2

Cafferkey, K., Heffernan, M., Harney,. B., Dundon., T. and Townsend, K. (2018) ‘Perceptions of HRM system strength and affective commitment: The mediating role of human relations climate’ International Journal of Human Resource Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1448295

Harney, B., Fu, N., and Freeney, Y. (2018) ‘Balancing Tensions: Buffering the Impact of Organisational Restructuring and Downsizing on Employee Well-being’, Human Resource Management Journal, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1748-8583.12175/full

Harney, B., O’Gorman, C., and Kidney, R. (2017) ‘Growing to build or building to grow’, Irish Journal of Management, 36(2), pp. 65-77 https://doi.org/10.1515/ijm-2017-0010

Cafferkey, K., Harney, B., Edgar, F., and Dundon, T. (2017) ‘Unravelling the foci of employee commitment’, Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 4(1), pp: 2-17, https://doi.org/10.1108/JOEPP-12-2016-0067

Heffernan, M., Harney., B. Cafferkey, K. Dundon, T. (2016) ‘Exploring the HRM-performance relationship: the role of creativity climate and strategy’, Employee Relations, Vol. 38 Iss: 3, pp.438-462, https://doi.org/10.1108/ER-06-2015-0110

Fallon-Byrne, L. and Harney, B. (2016) ‘Microfoundations of Dynamic Capabilities for Innovation: A Review and Research Agenda’, Irish Journal of Management, Vol 35(3), pp. 21-34, https://doi.org/10.1515/ijm-2016-0004

Book chapter

Harney, B. (2017) ‘Creativity Co: Prospects and challenges in managing creativity to realise Ireland’s knowledge-based aspirations’, in Christiansen, L.,

Kuvaas, B., Biron, M. and Farndale, E. (eds) Global Human Resource Management Casebook, Routledge: London

Harney, B., Dundon, T., and Wilkinson, A., (2017) ‘Employment Relations and HRM’ in Colvin , A.,  Donaghey, J., and Dundon, T, eds. The Routledge companion to employment relations. Routledge. ISBN 9781138911178

Harney, B. (2015) ‘HRM and SMEs: Contextualizing significance, neglect and meaning in an international context’ Chapter 7 in Machado, C (eds),
International Human Resource Management, New York: Springer, pp.  105-121