Sinéad Monaghan

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Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
1WP 1095
Academic Info

Ph.D., University of Limerick, Ireland


International Business: Foreign Direct Investment; Multinational Corporations; Sub-National Actors; Social Network Analysis; Internationalization; Economic Geography

International Human Resource Management: Strategic HRM; Employment Relations; Multinational Corporations; Comparative HRM; Networks

Sinéad Monaghan has recently joined Rutgers Business School as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Global Business. Having successfully completed her doctorate under the supervision of Professor Patrick Gunnigle and Dr Jonathan Lavelle in 2014, Sinéad held the position of postdoctoral research scholar within the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations, Kemmy Business School for seven months.

Entitled Synergistic Networks between Multinational Subsidiaries and Subnational Actors: Role, Interaction and Variation within a Small, Highly Globalised Economy, her doctoral thesis explored the engagment between multinational subsidiaries and subnational actors, with a particular focus on how international firms shape, and are shaped by subnational institutions, agencies and organizations. To date, her work has received significant interest within the academic community, where Sinéad has published in the Irish Journal of Management, International Journal of Manpower and more recently, Journal of International Business Studies. Furthermore, she is a recent recipient of the ‘Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original New Work’. Equally, in 2010, 2012 and 2014, Sinéad attracted significant research funding from the Irish Research Council to enhance and support the dissemination of her doctoral research and further develop research networks.

Working as part of an Irish research team in an international comparative project, she has established and developed strong working relationships with leading research scholars in the UK (DeMontfort University and University of East Anglia), Spain (University of Oviedo), Germany (University of Dusseldorf) and Canada (University of Montréal & HEC Montréal). Furthermore, Sinéad has fostered links with esteemed academics within international business (Mälardalen University, Copenhagen Business School, University of Leeds, Dublin Institute of Technology and University College Dublin) and economic geography (University College London and Aston University). 

Sinéad has delivered distinguished lectures and invited presentations at a number of leading universities and business schools in Ireland and abroad (UK, Spain and the US). Her research interests include network relations of the multinational firm, subnational institutional capacity, social network analysis, economic geography and evolutionary process within organizations