Understanding, Tracing, and Forecasting Change across Time, Space, and Cultures
Dr. Eamonn Molloy
Tutorial Fellow at Pembroke College, Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Dr Eamonn Molloy is the Tutorial Fellow in Management Studies at Pembroke College, and Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is internationally recognised for his research that develops innovative approaches to understanding complex organization design, with particular emphasis on the strategic dynamics of project, programme and portfolio based organizations, and the role of technology in professional and organizational change. He is also a Honorary Fellow of the International Consulting Economists Association (ICEA) and an Associate Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE).
Eamonn’s current research focuses on connecting organization theory with theories of project and programme management. He draws upon a variety of methodological approaches, including linguistic analyses based on data from the Oxford English Corpus. This includes a paper that asks why ‘verbing’, the process of turning nouns into verbs, is popular in academic management discourse, a paper that explores the difference between the terms ‘project’ and ‘programme’ and a paper that explores the association of the terms ‘project’ and ‘programme’ with ‘success’ and ‘failure’. More broadly, his interests lie in understanding the relationships between work, technology and organization. Recently this has included a project exploring the relationships between new medical technologies and the professional identities of Surgeons, supported by an ESRC Advanced Institute of Management award. In the early stages of development is a project that explores the link between capital theory and current policy framings of sustainability, in particular through concepts such as natural capital and eco-system services.