Recent Publication

A chapter I co-wrote with my PhD student, Ciarán McFadden, currently on a Fulbright Irish Student Award in the Williams Institute, UCLA, USA, is now available online: http://tinyurl.com/hlr8v7e.  The full reference details are: McFadden, C., and Crowley-Henry, M. (2016). “A Systematic Literature Review on Trans* Careers and Workplace Experiences”.  In: Koellen, T. (Ed.) Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations. New York: Springer. Abstract This chapter presents a systematic review conducted on the academic literature related to the careers and workplace experiences of the trans* population (including but not limited to: transsexual, transgender, genderqueer). Primarily situated in the career theory, human resources, and general business management disciplines, Continue reading here [...]

Management as Vocation?

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After decades of dominance, the ‘career paradigm’ of occupational planning is, again, being challenged by the concept of the calling.  The word vocation had become something of the ‘poor relation’ in career theory as it was associated with crafts-based occupations … Continue reading

Sabbatical Post – One Week In

This is one of the abiding images of Cyprus. It is the representation of the flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognised only by Turkey). It is etched into the Pentactylos mountain range in the occupied area across the Green Line that divides the two communities on this beautiful island. Inhabitants of Nicosia come face to face with this image daily as it is visible from almost every part of the city. It is, perhaps, meant to be a provocative reminder to those on the south side of the line of everything they have lost as a result of the Turkish invasion of 1974. One hesitates to ask older residents what they feel about this for fear of stoking up hurt or anger. But maybe that's my issue because although I focus on this image, Cypriots seem to ignore it. This is mostly true Continue reading here [...]

Women at Work: ‘Having it all’ versus ‘balls in the air’

While the proportion of women in the workplace has increased, there continues to be a wide discrepancy between those women in staff and management postions. McKinsey's MD Domic Barton's presentation stresses the importance of women being employed throughout the pipeline in organisations Lack of support is often bandied about as the main reason for the fall off in the number of women in management positions. While organisations are encouraged to provide support through family-friendly and anti-discrimination policies and practices, line management support is equally important in understanding the needs of staff to work flexible hours for instance.  Beyond organisation-based support, encouragement and support must be forthcoming from a spouse/partner, who is willing to share in the childcare Continue reading here [...]

International careers of self initiated expatriates and skilled migrants

Globalisation and the current global economic crisis, among other factors, have facilitated that international geographical mobility across all social strata continues to attract research interest. These macro factors impact on the push and/or pull motivations to embark on an international mobility experience, and influence the categorisation of individuals as voluntary or involuntary migrants. However the multi-disciplinarity of the subject (for instance across international HRM, careers, migration, transnationalism, human geography, medicine...) is only recently receiving attention, where learning and research on the subject in a different discipline can enhance knowledge in the management field. The challenges and facilitators to pursuing an international career from a multidisciplinary Continue reading here [...]