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PhD projects

Kieran is currently supervising PhD projects in the areas of global sustainability and global innovation in multinational firms. He is open to proposals from prospective PhD students who should contact him directly.


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Personal profile

Research Focus

Kieran Conroy is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Queen’s Management School. His main research interests focus on international management and global strategy, particularly the evolution of corporate strategies and global leadership in multinationals. Central themes focus on headquarter-subsidiary relationships, global mobility flows, knowledge coordination, and global human capital development. More recently, his research explores how individuals in strategic positions transfer globally dispersed knowledge by engaging in flexible and global remote working.

Kieran has published in top-tiered international journals such as Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Management, Human Resource Management Journal, and British Journal of Management among others. He is a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow, and his research has also been funded by the British Academy of Management. He serves on the Editorial Review Board of Academy of Management Perspectives and Journal of World Business among others. His research received several honours, including awards and nominations from the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.

Kieran has experience teaching management courses at all levels. He has held visiting positions at ESC La Rochelle Business School and Dublin City University. Teaching areas generally involve Global Strategy, International Management, and International Human Resource Management. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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