B.Comm, Dip, A.C.M.A., PhD.

 
researcher
 

Biography

Patricia holds a B. Comm and a Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Analysis from NUI Galway. She worked in a variety of roles in the Information Technology sector before deciding to train as a Chartered Management Accountant. Patricia completed her professional accountancy training with Shannon Development. Following that she worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Kemmy School of Business in the University of Limerick. 

She completed her PhD at NUI Galway.  Her PhD research focuses on the operation of management control systems at middle manager level. The thesis examines how management control systems act as levers to impact on how middle managers implement strategy and champion change. 



Research Interests

She completed her PhD at NUI Galway.  Her PhD research focuses on the operation of management control systems at middle manager level. The thesis examines how management control systems act as levers to impact on how middle managers implement strategy and champion change. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Strategy and Control: 25 Years of Empirical Use of Simons’ Levers of Control Framework'
Martyn, P, Sweeney, B and Curtis E. (2015) 'Strategy and Control: 25 Years of Empirical Use of Simons’ Levers of Control Framework'. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (JOAC), [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2018) Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Patricia Matyn Breda Sweeney (2018) ‘Change agents’ and ‘loyal implementors’: An empirical exploration of the interconnections between Floyd & Wooldridges’ typology of middle management strategic influence and Simons’ levers of control framework Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference [Details]
(2016) Irish Accounting & Finance Association annual conference
Martyn, P., Sweeney, B and Curtis, E. (2016) Combining predictable goal achievement and creative innovation at middle management level: Influence of beliefs systems some initial findings Irish Accounting & Finance Association annual conference [Details]
(2015) European Network of Research in Organization and Accounting Change
Martyn, P., Sweeney, B and Curtis, E. (2015) Creative innovation and predictable goal achievement: Tension and the use of management control systems at middle management level European Network of Research in Organization and Accounting Change [Details]
(2015) Irish Academy of Management
Martyn, P., Sweeney, B. and Curtis E (2015) Creative innovation and predictable goal achievement: Tension and the use of management control systems at middle management level Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2014) British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
Martyn, P., Sweeney, B and Curtis E (2014) The role of management control systems in managing exploration and exploitation: the middle management perspective British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference [Details]
(2014) Management Accounting Research Group Annual Conference
Martyn, P., Sweeney, B and Curtis E (2014) MCS: role at middle manager level in managing predictable goal achievement and creative innovation Management Accounting Research Group Annual Conference Aston Business School, [Details]
(2014) Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference
Martyn, P., Sweeney, B. and Curtis E (2014) Middle Management: The Role of Management Control Systems and the Dual Objectives of Efficiency and Creative Innovation Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference Queens University Belfast, [Details]
(2014) JE Cairnes PhD Colloquium
Martyn, P., Sweeney, B and Curtis E. (2014) Middle Management, Management Control Systems and the Dual Objectives of Exploration and Exploitation JE Cairnes PhD Colloquium NUI Galway, [Details]
(2013) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
Martyn, P., Sweeney, B and Curtis, E (2013) The use of management control systems to manage the competing demands of creative innovation & predictable goal achievement: the middle management perspective Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference Institute of Technology Tallaght, [Details]
(2012) EIASM conference on Manufacturing Accounting Research
Sweeney, B; Curtis, E; Martyn P (2012) Challenges in the Application of Simons’ Levers of Control Framework EIASM conference on Manufacturing Accounting Research [Details]
(2012) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
Sweeney, B; Curtis, E; Martyn, P. (2012) Simons Says: A critical analysis of the literature on Simons’ Levers of Control Framework Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference [Details]
(2011) Management Accounting Research Group Conference in association with the Management Control Association
Sweeney, B; Curtis, E; Martyn, P. (2011) Simons Says: A critical analysis of the literature on Simons’ Levers of Control Framework Management Accounting Research Group Conference in association with the Management Control Association [Details]
(2008) Centre for Learning and Teaching Annual Conference, NUI Galway
Martyn, P. and O’Regan, E. (2008) A Blended Learning Approach for Accounting Students Centre for Learning and Teaching Annual Conference, NUI Galway [Details]
(2008) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
Martyn, P and O' Regan, E (2008) Management Accounting: A Blended Learning Approach Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference [Details]
(2008) Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference
Martyn, P. and O’Regan, E (2008) Creating a Constructive Blended Learning Environment for Accounting Students Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) 10th Conference of European Network for Research in Accounting and Organisational Change,
Patricia Martyn (2015) Conference Theme: In Search of Competitiveness and Sustainable Value: Designing Accounting practices to manage Business and Social Innovation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 10th Conference of European Network for Research in Accounting and Organisational Change, NUI Galway , 03-JUN-15 - 04-JUN-15. [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2018) Examining the Role of Management Control Systems at Middle Manager Level.
Patricia Martyn (2018) Examining the Role of Management Control Systems at Middle Manager Level. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Outstanding Paper in the 2017 (Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence: by the journal’s editorial team

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Associate member /
Irish Accounting and Finance Association Member /
British Accounting Association Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Accounting & Finance Association Council IAFA Council NUI Galway representative 16-MAY-17 /
Examinations Security Group College of Business & Law representative 25-JAN-17 /
Online Bachelor of Commerce Programme Board Programme Board member (Accounting discipline representative) 02-JAN-17 /
Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Programme Board Programme Board member 01-JAN-15 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Information Technology Systems Customer Support Analyst; Systems Trainer; Project Manager 01-OCT-95 / 24-AUG-00
Shannon Development Trainee Accountant 01-SEP-00 / 24-FEB-04
University of Limerick Teaching Assistant 01-MAR-04 / 24-FEB-05

Other Activities

  Description

External Examiner Cork Institute of Technology (April 2017-present)

Teaching Interests

Patricia's teaching interests are: 
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
Patricia has a particular interest in teaching accounting through blended learning. She has been involved in the design and delivery of two blended learning modules for the part-time B. Comm. In 2008 she was nominated for the President's  Award in Teaching Excellence by a group of students taking a management accounting module through blended learning. Patricia is a member of the Bachelor of Commerce (fulltime) and the Bachelor of Commerce (part time via blended learning) programme boards. 

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2009-2010 Financial Reporting AY440 Financial reporting for undergraduate part time students delivered by blended learning
2007-2008, 2008-2009,2009-2010,2010-2011 Management Accounting AY102 Undergraduate management accounting large group
2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 Management Accounting 1 AY207 Large group undergraduate management accounting module
2006-2007, 2007-2008 Accounting for Management Decisions AY874 Management accounting course for Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies students