B.Sc.,H.Dip,M.Comm.,PhD

 
researcher
 

Biography

Denis Dennehy is a Lecturer in Business Information Systems in the School of Business & Economics and funded investigator at Lero | The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software. His current research focuses on the application of flow and business analytics in the context of information systems development, and its implications for people, organisations, and society. His research has been published in the Association of Business Schools (ABS) ranked journals including, European Journal of Operational Research, Information Systems Frontiers, Information & Management, IT & People, Journal of Systems & Software, and Project Management Journal, as well as international conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), and R&D Management. His research is informed through extensive engagement with Lero industry project partners and is supported with the financial support of the Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094. He has conducted research in collaboration with Irish SMEs and multinationals such as, Dell Technologies, Intel, Fexco, Leading Edge Group, Texuna, and Kepak Group.

He is a Senior Editor of Information Technology & People and is leading a special issue that focuses on business analytics for the management of information systems development. He is currently Conference Chair of the 20th IFIP Conference e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society I3E2021, with a specific focus on responsible AI and Analytics for an ethical and inclusive digitised society, and IoT Track Chair at IFIP WG8.6 Working Conference 2020 (India). Previously he served as Proceedings Chair for the Open Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2017), Associate Editor for various tracks at ECIS and ICIS, and reviewer of ABS ranked journals, including the Senior Scholars' Basket of Journals.

He is Director of the MSc. Business Analytics programme, which received the Dean's Award for Inclusive Teaching in 2019. He teaches innovation management, project management, agile methodologies, and systems analysis and design at postgraduate and undergraduate level. He is a visiting academic at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, and ICN Business School, France. 

Selected Publications
Conboy, K; Mikalef, P; Dennehy, D; Krogstie, J (2019) 'Using Business Analytics to Enhance Dynamic Capabilities in Operations Research and Research Agenda'. European Journal Of Operational Research.
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K. (2019) 'Breaking the Flow: A Study of Contradictions in Information Systems Development (ISD)'. Information Technology & People.
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K. (2018) 'Identifying Challenges and a Research Agenda for Flow in Software Project Management'. Project Management Journal.









Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Maximising the Value of Process Analytics at Intel Shannon 01-JAN-18 31-MAY-22
Erasmus+ Project Text Mining for Curriculum Design 01-JAN-18 30-SEP-19
Millennium Research Project 01-JUN-17 31-JUL-18
Quantifying and Improving Flow in Distributed and Legacy Organizations 02-JUN-15 29-DEC-17

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Using Flow Tools to Enact Control in Software Development: A Cross-case Analysis'
Estevam, A; Dennehy, D; Conboy, K (2020) 'Using Flow Tools to Enact Control in Software Development: A Cross-case Analysis'. Information Systems Frontiers, [Details]
(2020) 'Sustaining Open Source Communities by Understanding the Influence of Discursive Manifestations on Sentiment'
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K; Ferreira, J; Babu, J. (2020) 'Sustaining Open Source Communities by Understanding the Influence of Discursive Manifestations on Sentiment'. Information Systems Frontiers, [Details]
(2019) 'Using Business Analytics to Enhance Dynamic Capabilities in Operations Researcs and Research Agenda'
Conboy, K; Mikalef, P; Dennehy, D; Krogstie, J (2019) 'Using Business Analytics to Enhance Dynamic Capabilities in Operations Researcs and Research Agenda'. European Journal Of Operational Research, [Details]
(2019) 'Breaking the Flow: A Study of Contradictions in Information Systems Development (ISD)'
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K. (2019) 'Breaking the Flow: A Study of Contradictions in Information Systems Development (ISD)'. Information Technology & People, [Details]
(2019) 'A Lean Start-up Approach for Developing Minimum Viable Products in an Established Company'
Dennehy, D; Kasraian, L; O'Raghallaigh, P; Conboy, C; Sammon, D; Lynch, P (2019) 'A Lean Start-up Approach for Developing Minimum Viable Products in an Established Company'. Journal Of Decision Systems, [Details]
(2018) '‘Big Time’: An Examination of Temporal Complexity and Business Value in Analytics'
Conboy, K; Dennehy, D; O'Connor, M (2018) '‘Big Time’: An Examination of Temporal Complexity and Business Value in Analytics'. Information & Management, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Identifying Challenges and a Research Agenda for Flow in Software Project Management'
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K. (2018) 'Identifying Challenges and a Research Agenda for Flow in Software Project Management'. Project Management Journal, [Details]
(2018) 'Kanban in Software Engineering: A Systematic Mapping Study'
Ahmad, M-O; Dennehy, D; Conboy, K; Oivo, M (2018) 'Kanban in Software Engineering: A Systematic Mapping Study'. Journal Of Systems And Software, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Going with the Flow: An Activity Theory Analysis of Flow Techniques in Software Development'
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K. (2017) 'Going with the Flow: An Activity Theory Analysis of Flow Techniques in Software Development'. Journal Of Systems And Software, :160-173 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Software Startups - A Research Agenda'
Unterkalmsteiner, M; Abrahamsson, P; Wang, XF; Anh, ND; Shah, S; Bajwa, SS; Baltes, GH; Conboy, K; Cullina, E; Dennehy, D; Edison, H; Fernandez-Sanchez, C; Garbajosa, J; Gorschek, T; Klotins, E; Hokkanen, L; Kon, F; Lunesu, I; Marchesi, M; Morgan, L; Oivo; M,Selig, C; Seppanen, P; Sweetman, R; Tyrvainen, P; Ungerer, C; Yague, A (2016) 'Software Startups - A Research Agenda'. E-Informatica-Software Engineering Journal, 10 :89-123 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Mobile payment value networks: designing a collaboration tool to approach key partnership issues'
Dennehy, D; Adam, F; Carton, F (2015) 'Mobile payment value networks: designing a collaboration tool to approach key partnership issues'. International Journal of Business Excellence, 8 (4):396-416 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Trends in mobile payment research: a review of literature'
Dennehy, D; Sammon, D (2015) 'Trends in mobile payment research: a review of literature'. Journal of Innovation Management, 3 (1):49-61 [Details]
(2013) 'International development: exploring the gap between organisations’ development policy and practice - a Southern perspective'
Dennehy, D; Fitzgibbon, M; Carton, F (2013) 'International development: exploring the gap between organisations’ development policy and practice - a Southern perspective'. AI & Society, 29 (2):221-230 [Details]
(2012) 'Framework for Mobile Payments Integration'
Carton, F; Hedman, J; Dennehy, D; Damsgaard, J; Tan, K; McCarthy, JB (2012) 'Framework for Mobile Payments Integration'. Electronic Journal Information Systems Evaluation, 15 (1):14-25 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Ireland After the Pandemic: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Kick-Start a Sustainable Economic Recovery'
Dennehy, D. (2020) 'Ireland After the Pandemic: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Kick-Start a Sustainable Economic Recovery' Cutter Business Technology Journal, . [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2019) 'A Design Science Approach to Implementing Flow-based Information Systems Development'
Conboy, K; Dennehy, D; Gleasure, R (2019) 'A Design Science Approach to Implementing Flow-based Information Systems Development' In: Design Science Research (DSR). Cases. UK: SpringerNature. [Details]
(2017) 'Agility in Information Systems Development'
Conboy, K., Dennehy, D., Sweetman, R. and Morgan, L (2017) 'Agility in Information Systems Development' In: The Routledge Companion to Management Information Systems. London, UK: Routledge. [Details]
(2016) 'Leveraging Design Thinking to Innovate'
Dennehy, D; Adam, F; Carton, F (2016) 'Leveraging Design Thinking to Innovate' In: Open Innovation: A multifaceted perspective (Vol 1). UK: World Scientific. [Details]
(2014) 'Business Model Design Issues: The Case of Mobile Payments'
Dennehy, D; Adam, F; Carton, F (2014) 'Business Model Design Issues: The Case of Mobile Payments' In: Innovation in Financial Services: A Dual Ambiguity. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishers. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2020)
Hughes, M; Dennehy, D; Campion,M (Ed.). (2020) System for Team Empowerment Research on Practice Ireland: NUI Galway. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2020) IFIP WG8.6
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K; Ferreira, J; Babu, J; Schneider, J;Handali, J; Vom Brocke, J; Hoffmeister, B; Steiner, A (2020) Adopting Learning Analytics To Inform Postgraduate Curriculum Design IFIP WG8.6 [Details]
(2020) North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K; Gogan, J (2020) Start Finishing with Flow North American Case Research Association (NACRA) [Details]
(2020) European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Handali, J., Schneider, J., Dennehy, D., Hoffmeister, B., Conboy, K., & Becker, J. (2020) Industry Demand for Analytics: A Longitudinal Study European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) [Details]
(2019) 18th IFIP Conference on on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society
Ferreira, J; Dennehy D; Babu, J; Conboy, K (2019) Winning of Hearts and Minds: Integrating Sentiment Analytics into the Analysis of Contradictions 18th IFIP Conference on on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society [Details]
(2019) OPENSYM | The 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration
Abass Alesinloye, J; Groarke, E; Babu, J; Srinivasan, S; Curran, G; Dennehy, D (2019) Sentiment Analysis of Open Source Software Community Mailing List: A Preliminary Analysis OPENSYM | The 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration [Details]
(2019) OPENSYM | The 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration
Ferreira, J; Glynn, M; Hunt, D; Babu, J; Dennehy, D; Conboy, K (2019) Exploring Sentiment Analysis of Open Source Community Review OPENSYM | The 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration [Details]
(2017) International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
O'Connor, M; Dennehy, D; Conboy, K (2017) Examining the Concept of Temporality in Information System Development Flow International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) [Details]
(2017) IWSM Mensura
Estevam, A; Dennehy, D; Conboy, K (2017) Adopting Flow Analytics in Software Development Projects IWSM Mensura Gothenburg, Sweden, , 24-OCT-17 - 26-OCT-17 [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Dennehy, D; Conboy, K. (2016) Early Adoption of Flow Artefacts in ISD: An Activity Theory Perspective International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) [Details]
(2016) R&D Management
Dennehy, D; Kasraian, L; O’Raghallaigh, P; Conboy, K (2016) Product Market Fit Frameworks for Lean Product Development R&D Management Cambridge, UK, , 03-JUL-16 - 07-JUL-16 [Details]
(2014) Innovation for Financial Services
Dennehy, D; Sammon, D (2014) Trends in mobile payment research: a review of literature Innovation for Financial Services Montreal, Canada, [Details]
(2013) Proceedings of the 2nd International Cashless Society Roundtable Conference
Dennehy, D; Carton, F; Adam, F. (2013) Partnership Management in M-Payment Business Models: A Design Science Research Perspective Proceedings of the 2nd International Cashless Society Roundtable Conference [Details]
(2013) Proceedings of the 3rd Innovation for Financial Services Conference
Dennehy, D; Adam, F; Carton, F (2013) Designing a collaboration tool to assist practitioners approach key partnership issues when forming an m-payment business model Proceedings of the 3rd Innovation for Financial Services Conference [Details]
(2012) Proceedings of the 1st International Cashless Society Roundtable Conference
Dennehy, D; Adam, F; Carton, F (2012) Evaluating the business potential of mobile payment solutions - an application of the business model concept Proceedings of the 1st International Cashless Society Roundtable Conference [Details]
(2012) Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems Management and Evaluation (ECIME)
Dennehy, D; Adam, F; Carton, F (2012) Evaluating the process of delivering compelling value propositions: the case of m-payments Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems Management and Evaluation (ECIME) [Details]
(2012) Proceedings of the 2nd Innovation for Financial Services Conference
Dennehy, D; Carton, F; Adam, F. (2012) M-Payments: Exploring the process of creating and delivering value Proceedings of the 2nd Innovation for Financial Services Conference [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) International Conference on Information Systems,
Dennehy, D. (2018) Associate Editor. [Program Committee], International Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, USA , 11-DEC-18 - 15-DEC-18. [Details]
(2017) OpenSym Conference,
Dennehy, D (2017) Proceedings Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Member], OpenSym Conference, Ireland , 23-AUG-17 - 25-AUG-17. [Details]
(2017) The Journey to Enterprise Excellence,
Estevam, A; Dennehy, D; Conboy, K (2017) Improving Flow in Distributed Software Development Environments. [Oral Presentation], The Journey to Enterprise Excellence, University of LImerick , 19-MAY-17 - 19-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017) European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS),
Dennehy, D (2017) Developing Activity Theory in Information Studies workshop. [Invited Lecture], European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal , 06-JUN-17 - 06-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016) Mobile Payment Era,
Dennehy, D (2016) Executive Round Table Event. [Invited Lecture], Mobile Payment Era, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany , 24-OCT-16 - 24-OCT-16. [Details]
(2014) Innovation for Financial Services,
Dennehy, D; De Smet., D (2014) Interactive workshop that explored how design thinking and visualisation tools can enable innovation in financial services. [Co-chaired Session], Innovation for Financial Services, Montreal, Canada , 23-OCT-14 - 17-OCT-14. [Details]

Teaching Interests

AI, business analytics & emerging technologies
Design thinking & innovation management
Information systems development (ISD)
Systems analysis and design
Contemporary project management
Research methods