Dr. Eileen Doherty

Research Fellow

Education

BSc Psychology (Hons)
MSc CIS
PhD Business and Management

Career Highlights

Eileen took up the position of Research Fellow at the Innovation Value Institute in July 2011. Her areas of focus pertain to the development of IT-CMF, more specifically in the areas of Organizational Digitization/Digital Business, Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Research Development and Engineering and User Experience Design. Prior to this position Eileen worked in the IT industry for almost 10 years in a variety of roles: as a Product and Marketing Manager for a software development company in the UK, as an IT consultant in Ireland and the UK with feasibility and commercialisation projects both in the private and the public sector. Her key area of focus was examining the feasibility of broadband technology rollout in rural areas. She has published 3 books and has published academic peer review journal papers in the area of SME broadband and cloud technology adoption.

Research Interests

Eileen’s research interest is in the area of the SME, Innovation (particularly Internet, cloud and digital technology) adoption and diffusion, and the utilisation of such technologies and innovations in the firm. Her research interest focuses on why these technologies are adopted and further, how they are utilised by SMEs and their subsequent impact on firm performance and value creation. Additionally, she is interested in if and how broadband and/or Internet related digital technology impacts upon organizational strategy and how this contributes to the digitization of the firm.

Contact Details:

Tel: +353-1-708-6931
Email: eileen.doherty@nuim.ie

Publications

2015

Carcary, M., Doherty, E. (2015) Development of a Small to Medium sized Enterprise IT management framework – leveraging engaged scholarship and design science principles. Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 11-12 June, Valetta, Malta.

Carcary, M., Doherty, E., Thornley, C. (2015) Enabling business innovation and differentiation – maturing the IT capability. IEEE, IT Professional – special Issue on IT-enabled business innovation, 17 (2), pp.46-53.

Conway, G., Carcary, M., Doherty, E. (2015) A framework to implement and manage a cloud computing environment. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, 22-27 March, Nice, France.

Doherty, E., Carcary, M., Conway, G., McLaughlin, S. (2015) Migrating to the cloud – examining the drivers and barriers to adoption of cloud computing by SMEs in Ireland; an exploratory study. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 22 (3), pp.512-527.

Doherty, E., Carcary, M., Ibbotson, P., Ramsey, E. (2015) The importance of ‘e’ in mixed methods research – development of an SME framework to leverage value from IT. Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 11-12 June, Valetta, Malta.

Doherty, E., Conway, G., Carcary, M., Kenneally, J. (2015) Characterizing the Digital Business. White Paper, IVI Publications.

Doherty, E., Ramsey, E., Harrigan, P., Ibbotson, P. (2015) Impact of broadband Internet technologies on business performance of Irish SMEs. Strategic Change, (in press).

2014

Carcary, M., Doherty, E., Conway, G. (2014) The adoption of cloud computing by Irish SMEs – an exploratory study. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 17 (1), pp.3-14.

Carcary, M., Doherty, E., Conway, G., McLaughlin, S. (2014) Cloud Computing adoption readiness and benefit realization in Irish SMEs – an exploratory study. Information Systems Management, 31 (4), pp.313-327.

Doherty, E., Carcary, M., Thornley, C., et al. (2014) eSkills: The International Dimension and the Impact of Globalisation. European Commission, Brussels. Full report | Brochure

McLaughlin, S., Sherry, M., Doherty, E., Carcary, M., Thornley, C., Wang, Y., CEPIS, IDC, empirica (2014) e-Skills: the international dimension and impact of globalisation. Prepared for the European Commission Directorate General Enterprise and Industry. MU ePrints.

Thornley, C., Doherty, E., Carcary, M. (2014) The Impact of Globalisation. In The eSkills Manifesto. European SchoolNet and Digital Europe, Brussels. MU ePrints.

2013

Carcary, M., Doherty, E., Conway, G. (2013) Understanding and Supporting Cloud Computing Adoption in Irish Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Proceedings of 7th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, 12-13 September, Gdansk, Poland. MU ePrints.

Carcary, M., Doherty, E., Conway, G. (2013) Understanding and supporting Cloud Computing adoption in Irish Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). White Paper, IVI Publications. MU ePrints.

Doherty, E., Carcary, M., Downey, U., McLaughlin, S. (2013) Enhancing IT Capability Maturity – Development of a Conceptual SME Framework to Maximise the Value gained from IT. Proceedings of 7th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, 12-13 September, Gdansk, Poland. Available here.

Doherty, E., Carcary, M., Downey, U., McLaughlin, S. (2013) Enhancing IT capability maturity – development of an SME framework to maximize the value gained from IT. White Paper, IVI Publications. MU ePrints.

2012

Doherty, E., Carcary, M., Conway, G. (2012) Risk Management Considerations in Cloud Computing Adoption. Executive Briefing, IVI Publications. MU ePrints.
Doherty, E., Conway, G., Carcary, M., Kenneally, J. (2015) Characterizing the Digital Business. White Paper, IVI Publications.

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