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Dr. Sinéad Monaghan

Associate Professor of International Business and Global Strategy

Room 314
sinead.monaghan@tcd.ie
01 896 3127


Dr. Sinéad Monaghan is Associate Professor of International Business and Global Strategy and Director of the MSc in International Management. Her research operates at the nexus of international business, international entrepreneurship and economic geography, centring on the process of firm internationalization. Prior to joining Trinity, Sinéad was Assistant Professor of International Business at Rutgers Business School (USA), visiting scholar in University College Dublin and a post-doctoral scholarship at the University of Limerick.

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To date, her work has received significant interest within the academic community with publications in the Journal of International Business Studies, British Journal of ManagementJournal of Business Research and Industry and Innovation. Sinéad has also received several prestigious honors, including the ‘Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original New Work’ (2012), and research funding from the Irish Research Council. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of World Business, where she has been awarded the Best Reviewer. Sinéad is the IE-Scholar Regional Ambassador for the UK and Ireland and serves on the Executive Committee of AIB-UKI.

Sinéad has taught in the areas of International Business, Global Management and Strategy and International Human Resource Management at graduate and post-graduate levels and has delivered distinguished lectures and invited presentations at a number of leading international universities. Having worked closely with many international firms and government agencies, Sinéad has written a number of teaching cases and case study reports.


  • Tippmann, E. & Monaghan, S. 2018. Qualtrics: Rapid International Expansion. Ivey Case Publishing: Ontario, Canada.
    Kwan, J.K., Lee, A., Monaghan, S. & Mudambi, R. 2016. Fotonation: Leveraging international knowledge connectivty. Ivey Case Publishing: Ontario, Canada.

     

    1. Monaghan, S., Gunnigle, P. & Lavelle, J. 2019. Subnational Location Capital: The role of socio-spatial factors in firm location. British Journal of Management, in press.
    1. Gunnigle, P., Lavelle, J. & Monaghan, S. 2018. Multinational Companies and HRM in Recession: A Retrospective from a Highly Globalised Economy. Thunderbird International Business Review, forthcoming, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.21978
    1. Monaghan, S., & Tippmann, E. 2018. Becoming a multinational enterprise: Using industry recipes to achieve rapid multinationalization. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(4): 473-495.
    1. Monaghan, S., Gunnigle, P. & Lavelle, J. 2018. Firm-location dynamics and subnational institutions: Creating a platform for collocation activites. Industry and Innovation, 25(3): 242-263.
    1. Monaghan, S., Gunnigle, P. & Lavelle, J. 2017. Mapping Networks: Exploring the utility of social network analysis in management research and practice. Journal of Business Research,76: 136-144.
    1. Monaghan, S., Gunnigle, P. & Lavelle, J. 2014. ‘Courting the multinational enterprise’: Subnational institutional capacity and foreign market insidership. Journal of International Business Studies, 45(2): 131-150.
    1. Almond, P., Gonzalez Menendez, M., Gunnigle, P., Lavelle, J., Monaghan, S., & Murray, G. 2014. Multinationals and regional economies: embedding the regime shoppers? Transfer, 20(2): 237-253.
    1. O’Shea, D., Monaghan, S., & Ritchie, T. 2014. Career attitudes and satifaction during  recessionary times. Journal of Managerial Psychology,29(3): 226-245.
    1. Gunnigle, P., Lavelle. J. & Monaghan, S. 2013. Weathering the storm? Multinational companies and human resource management through the global financial crisis. International Journal of Manpower,34(3): 214 – 231.
    1. Monaghan, S. 2012. Attraction and retention of foreign direct investment: The role of subnational institutions in a small highly globalised economy. Irish Journal of Management, 31(2): 45-61.

     

      1. Almond, P., Ferner, A., Gonzalez Menendez, M., Lavelle, J., Balbona Luque, D. & Monaghan, S. 2014. Multinational corporations, Sub-national governance and Human Resources: A Cross-national comparison for Western Europe, in Richet, X., Delteil, V. and Dieuaide, P. (Eds) Strategies of Multinational Corporations and Social Regulations: European and Asian Perspectives, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp 107 – 121.

    My research operates at the nexus of international business, international entrepreneurship and economic geography, centring on the process of firm internationalization. In particular, I seek to understand the mechanisms of how firms rapidly move into international markets through rapid multinationalization and global scaling, in addition to exploring what locational factors enable market insidership.

    Some ongoing research projects include:

    • Global scaling of entrepreneurial firm
    • Institutions and early stage international entrepreneurial activity
    • Rapid Multinationalization
    • Regional integration and global value chains
    • Multinational corporations, subnational governance and human resources in Ireland
    • International Entrepreneurship
    • Trinity MBA Scaling Project