Dr Martina McGuinness
Senior Lecturer in Risk Management and Strategy
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Sheffield University Management School
After working as a commercial insurance broker and liability investigator, I returned to academia to complete a PhD at the University of Leeds.
I then worked as a lecturer at the University of Leicester from 1997 to 2000 before joining the Management School in 2000.
- Research interests
My research focuses upon two broad, but overlapping areas, namely business risk and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
More particularly, these can be broken down into distinct research strands: the influence of corruption upon organisational strategic decision-making in multinational enterprises; organisational preparedness and business continuity practice; strategy practice in SMEs.
- Liberalisation of the English water industry: What implications for consumer engagement, environmental protection, and water security?. Utilities Policy, 60, 100939-100939.
- The professional service firm (PSF) in a globalised economy: A study of the efficiency of securities firms in an emerging market. International Business Review, 25(5), 1089-1102.
- Context, law and reinvestment decisions: Why the transitional periphery differs from other post-state socialist economies. International Business Review, 24(6), 955-965. View this article in WRRO
- Business continuity management in UK higher education: a case study of crisis communicationin the era of social media. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 17(4), 291-310. View this article in WRRO
- Towards a multi-perspective model of reverse knowledge transfer in multinational enterprises: A case study of Coats plc. European Management Journal.
- Perceptions of Institutional Environment and Entry Mode. MANAGE INT REV, 50(2), 207-240.
- Developing relationships through direct marketing in a business-to-business context: The training sector in Portugal. Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM, 2, 814-821.
- Perceptions of Institutional Environment and Entry Mode - FDI from an Emerging Country. Management International Review, 1-34.
- Developing BTB relationships through direct marketing: Customers' perceptions. Direct Marketing, 3(3), 203-221.
- Public inquiry: Panacea or placebo?. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 10(1), 14-25.
- Governance, Control and Operational Risk: The Turnbull Effect. Risk Management, 2(3), 47-59.
- SESAME: improving small and medium enterprises’ operational response and preparedness to flood events, WIT Transactions on State-of-the-art in Science and Engineering (pp. 107-116). WIT Press
- The multinational enterprise, institutions and corruption In Demirbag M & Wood G (Ed.), Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business. (pp. 274-296). UK: Edward Elgar.
- The Multinational Enterprise, Institutions and Corruption Edward Elgar Publishing
Conference proceedings papers
- Flood resilience in the context of shifting patterns of risk, complexity and governance: An exploratory case study. E3S Web of Conferences, Vol. 7 (pp 21004-21004)
- SESAME: Exploring small businesses’ behaviour to enhance resilience to flooding. E3S Web of Conferences, Vol. 7 (pp 08011-08011)
- Exploiting Social Capital and Path-dependent Resources for Organisational Resilience: Preliminary Findings from a Study on Flooding. Procedia Economics and Finance, Vol. 18 (pp 447-455)
- A framework for organisational operational response and strategic decision making for long term flood preparedness in urban areas. WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, Vol. 133 (pp 89-98)
- Mobilising publics for resilient water management. Mobilising publics for resilient water management
- The process of resource acquisition, accumulation and development. Annual meeting of the Academy of Management 2012. Boston, Mass, 3 August 2012 - 9 March 2012.
- Investigating forces for change affecting corporate sustainability: global megatrends and future scenarios.
- Exploring the use of social media in UK Higher Education contingency management. SMERST 2013: Social Media and Semantic Technologies in Emergency Response.
- Effects of corruption on MNEs' reinvestment decisions. Washington, D.C.
- Teaching interests
My teaching ethos is underpinned by a firm belief in the power of student inquiry.
To this end, I see my role as a facilitator to the best student learning experience possible and as a consequence, three tenets underpin my approach to teaching: experiential learning; critical reflection; helping students to become effective independent learners.
I believe in research-led teaching and incorporate this into my teaching practice through, for example, the use of contemporary case studies and findings from my own research
- Teaching activities
I contribute to teaching on Strategic Management at levels 1 and 2 (MGT136 Management Themes and Perspectives and MGT231 Business Strategy). I also lead postgraduate modules in Crisis Management (MGT6810 and MGT6215).
As Departmental Learning and Teaching Advocate, I have contributed to learning and teaching enhancement in the Management School across a range of areas, including, curriculum development, assessment and feedback.
In order to facilitate effective student learning and enhance the student experience, I have carried out a number of learning and teaching projects.
- ‘Critical skills enhancement for UG students’ funded by CILASS in the sum of £1,624. This supported extra-curricular student work shops on generic skills development. Project completed 2011.
- ‘Inquiry based learning in the consultancy process’ funded by CILASS in the sum of £5,600 (with J. Kawalek). Project completed 2008.
- ‘Learning from crisis’ funded by Business in the Curriculum, HEIF-2 initiative in the sum of £15,000. Project completed in 2007.
- ‘Undergraduate level 1 professional skills development’ funded by the Departmental/Faculty L&T Innovations Fund in the sum of £5,258 (with K. Moore), Project completed in April 2007.
- £9,690 funded by CILASS for ‘Facilitating collaborative inquiry through the level 1 curricula’ (with L. Lewis). Project completed 2007.
As part of my professional development I have successfully completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and a Masters in Education.
In 2006, I received a Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Sustained Excellence category). I was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2007.
- PhD supervision
I have supervised a number of PhD students. I am currently supervising two PhD students:
- Rebecca Messham ‘Doing business underwater: flooding, entrepreneurship and resilience (with Prof. Greg Bankoff, University of Hull; funded by the White Rose Consortium)
- Louise Patterson ‘Understanding employment discrimination against educated women in South Korea’ (with Prof. Geoff Wood, University of Warwick).
I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:
- organisational risk and resilience
- business continuity management
- flood risk management