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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Broad area of international management, such as emerging market firms, international strategy, SME internationalisation, and global work (international assignments or international business travel). Interested in hearing from students with interdisciplinary backgrounds such as political science, sociology human rights and economic geography.


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Personal profile

Research Focus

Kieran Conroy is a Lecturer in Management and Program Director for the BSc. International Business with a Language at Queen’s Management School.

His research focuses on global strategy and international management in multinational companies, particularly how the flow of people and knowledge influence the balance of power between global, regional and local contexts.

Kieran has published in top-tiered international journals such as Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, British Journal of Management. He has contributed to book chapters in Oxford, Sage and Edward Elgar series. His research has been funded by the British Academy and the British Academy of Management and he is currently a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of World Business

Current research projects include; 1). Changing role of headquarters, 2). Global strategies of Chinese multinationals and 3). Impact of digitisation on multinational strategies 4). Knowledge transfer through alternative international assignments 

Kieran has experience teaching management courses at all levels. He has held visiting positions at ESC La Rochelle Business School and Dublin City University. He has also published work in pedagogy journals such as Studies in Higher Education. Teaching areas generally involve Global Strategy, International Management, Strategic Management and International Human Resource Management.  

Kieran is particularly interested in hearing from prospective PhD students and potential international collaborators. 

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Research Output

  • 5 Article
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • International Human Resource Management

    Collings, D. G. & Conroy, K. M., Apr 2019, International Human Resource Management. Wilkinson, A., Bacon, N., Lepak, D. & Snell, S. (eds.). Second ed. London: SAGE, p. 82-98

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Sowing the seeds of subsidiary influence: Social navigating and political maneuvering of subsidiary actors

    Conroy, K. M., Collings, D. G. & Clancy, J., 19 Nov 2019, In : Global Strategy Journal . 9, 4, p. 502-526 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    A race against time: training and support for short-term international assignments

    Conroy, K. M., McDonnell, A. & Holzleitner, K., 10 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Global Mobility. 6, 3/4, p. 299-315 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    230 Downloads (Pure)

    Regional Headquarter’s Dual Agency Role: Micro-Political Strategies of Alignment and Self Interest

    Conroy, K. M., Collings, D. G. & Clancy, J., 11 Jul 2017, In : British Journal of Management. 28, 3, p. 390-406

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    102 Downloads (Pure)


    Best Reviewer Award - Journal of World Business 2018

    Kieran Conroy (Recipient), 28 Jun 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    British Academy of Management (BAM) - Best Paper Award

    Kieran Conroy (Recipient), 05 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 1 UG external examination
    • 1 Other
    • 1 Research and Teaching at External Organisation
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Copenhagen Business School

    Kieran Conroy (Visitor)
    Jun 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    External Examiner - BSc International Business and Management

    Kieran Conroy (Examiner)
    02 Feb 20192022

    Activity: Examination typesUG external examination

    International Placement Student Visits

    Lucy McCarthy (Visitor), Kieran Conroy (Visitor)

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    ESC La Rochelle Business School

    Kieran Conroy (Visiting lecturer)
    Dec 2015

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation