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Dr Eimear Nolan

Assistant Professor in International Business
Director of the Flexible Executive MBA

Room 410
01 896 8225

Eimear Nolan is Assistant Professor of International Business and Director of the Flexible Executive MBA at Trinity Business School. She gained her PhD in International Management from the University of Limerick, where she investigated the cultural adjustment and fit of internationally trained doctors working in Ireland. She obtained a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from the University of Surrey and has been awarded numerous teaching excellence awards in her career. Prior to joining Trinity Business School she held academic positions in the UK and the USA. Eimear is a co-country investigator (for Ireland and the UK) on the world renowned GLOBE Project 2020. Her research interests are in expatriate adjustment, cultural intelligence, recruitment and retention strategies, ethics, and the health care sector.

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Eimear was awarded her PhD scholarship from Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Surrey, UK, where she completed her Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. Eimear moved to the USA where she worked as an Assistant Professor at Kean University in New Jersey. While there, she was a developmental committee member for the Global MBA program, she served on the board of trustees in general education, and was an acting advisor of the global MBA graduate club. Following this Eimear accepted an Assistant Professor post at Monmouth University, New Jersey. She served on several committees including the global advisory council, faculty search committee, the undergraduate curriculum review committee, and actively engaged with the business council.

Eimear was also a partner on the Enactus- Tingug ng Mga Kababaihan livelihood project which is currently in regional finals in the USA. Eimear has managerial industry experience in the hospitality sector in both Ireland and Spain. Additionally, she volunteered back of house in the JBJ Soul Kitchen, Red Bank, New Jersey and was a volunteer job coach with the Employment and Empowerment team at the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in New Jersey, USA. Eimear was awarded several research grants and has presented at international conferences and published in academic journals, including the International Journal of Human Resource Management. Eimear has taught a variety of courses in traditional, hybrid and online format.

  • 10 things to consider about doing an MBA

  • No Country for Non-EU doctors?

  • We must not let fear of Covid-19 turn us against our Asian community

  • Exit strategy: Why are foreign doctors leaving Ireland?

  • Non-EU Medical Doctors In Ireland Podcast Featuring Dr. Eimear Nolan

  • Chinese students in UK ‘report increased racism and discrimination’ Times Higher Education article (2020).
  • Despite Ireland’s Reliance on Non-EU Doctors, Some Face Difficulty Moving up the Medical Ladder, Dublin InQuirer

  • Importance of making a good first impression at interviews

  • Foreign doctors no longer want to work in Irish hospitals

    • Self-initiated expatriate adjustment
    • Cross-cultural management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Ethics
    • Health care sector


    1. Liang, X., Li, G., Zhang, H., Nolan, E., Chen, F. (2021). Firm performance and marketing analytics in the Chinese context: A contingency model, Journal of Business Research, In Press.

    2. Rashid Radha, J, Lockwood, A., and Nolan-Davis, E. (2018) The Impact of Guest's Culture on Service Experience Evaluation in the Context of Malaysian Backpacker Hostels, Journal of Education, Business and Hospitality Management: 4(1).

    3. Rashid Radha, J, Lockwood, A., and Nolan-Davis, E. (2016) The Influence of Guests’ Social Interaction on the Hostel Experience: A Conceptual Framework, Sains Humanika 8(4).

    4. Rashid Radha, J, Lockwood, A., and Nolan-Davis, E. (2015) Examining the impact of customer-to-customer interaction on service experiences: A pilot study, Malaysian Management Journal, 19.

    5. Nolan, E., and Morley, M. (2014) A test of the relationship between person-environment fit and cross-cultural adjustment among self-initiated expatriates, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(11).

    6. Rienties, B., and Nolan, E. (2014) Understanding friendship and learning networks of international of host students using longitudinal Social Network Analysis, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 41.


    • Once more on the rollercoaster: What we have lost and gained by the repaid shift to online education delivery during COVID 19’. AOM July 2021. [Nolan, E, Brady, M., Heliot, Y & Rienties, B.,]
    • Overconfidence among solo entrepreneurs: The role of national culture’. . Presented at the Colloquium on the “Impact of culture on Entrepreneurial Dynamics’ Avignon. France. 22/10/2020 [ Ciesli, J, Nolan, E, O’Hagan-Luff, M, & van Stel, A]
    • Contractors on-call: cross-cultural adjustment, person-environment fit and work related outcomes among internationally trained doctors working in Ireland’: EURAM Lisbon 2019. [Nolan, E; Morley, M]
    • Nolan, E. (2020) Texting and the Celtic Tiger, In Recalling the Celtic Tiger, Edited by Maher, E. O’Brien, E. & Lucey, B. Peter Lang.

    • BU7456 Cross-cultural management
    • BUU44690 Inter cultural management
    • BU7091 Cross cultural management (delivered online)