News for: Work, Society And Governance

What impacts employee pension decision-making?

In this research, concepts from bounded rationality theory were applied to develop an integrated model to explain how pension plan structure and pension communication policies impact on employee pension participation within organisations. Bounded rationality theory provided a useful frame of reference to understand the challenges that employees face in making complicated pension decisions, made over… | Read on »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

Shaping the Agenda for workplace mediation

Monday 10th October saw the launch of two research reports on workplace mediation; Shaping the Agenda 1: Exploring the Competencies, Skills and Behaviours of Effective Workplace Mediators and Shaping the Agenda 2: Implications for Training, Standards and Practice of Workplace Mediation in Ireland.  This research was commissioned by the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII) and… | Read on »

Lates INMO study headed by Professor Sheehan finds an increase in workplace bullying experienced by nurses and midwives

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), in partnership with NUI Galway and the National College of Ireland, has published findings of a large-scale survey of nurses and midwives in Ireland on the current levels of workplace bullying being experienced by its members.  The study was headed by Professor Maura Sheehan who has published widely… | Read on »

Professor Tony Dundon conferred with Academy of Social Science fellowship

NUI Galway Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, Professor Tony Dundon, has been conferred with the award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Dundon is one of 34 leading social scientists to receive the award. Professor Dundon is recognised as a key figure in the development of employment relations studies,… | Read on »

Two Institute members among the 40 Irish Recipients Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Award

Two members of the Whitaker Institute received Fulbright Awards this year: Dr. Emer Mulligan (Performance Management research cluster) and Ms. Alena Yuryna Connolly (Work, Society and Governance research cluster).   Since 1957, the Fulbright Awards are given annually by the Irish and U.S. governments and provide Irish students, scholars, and professionals with the opportunity to study,… | Read on »

New book examines the theory and history of employee voice

A new handbook edited by Professor Tony Dundon of the Work, Society & Governance research cluster, and colleagues Adrian Wilkinson (Griffith University, Australia), Jimmy Donaghey (University of Warwick, UK), and Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research, US) examines the theory and history of employee voice and what voice means to… | Read on »

Fulbright Awards

Congratulations to Lena Connolly, a PhD student in Business Information Systems and member of the Work, Society and Governance research cluster, who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to carry out research in the School of Information at University of California, Berkeley in 2014/2015. Her research activities will focus on the influence of cultural factors… | Read on »

HRMJ makes substantial improvement on debut Impact Factor

Human Resource Management Journal now boasts an impact factor of 1.558.  This places HRMJ above most of its American and European competitor journals as 4th in industrial and labour relations category in the world, and in the second quartile of all management journals.  HRMJ is a Wiley Journal co-edited by Professor Tony Dundon of the… | Read on »