Dr. Marian Carcary

Senior Lead Researcher

Education

BBS Hons in Business Computing
MSc in Information Technology
PhD in ICT Investment Evaluation
Professional Diploma in Continuing Education in Managing IT for Business Value

Career Highlights

Marian commenced working with IVI in July 2010, and currently works as a senior lead researcher with responsibilities for managing aspects of the IVI research agenda. She has lead a number of projects associated with the development of IT-CMF and worked as project manager for development of SME IT-CMF – a project which tailored the maturity framework to the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise context. She has recently worked as co-editor and co-author of ‘IT-CMF: the body of knowledge guide’, a comprehensive documentation of the IT-CMF body of knowledge. Marian was also a member of the project teams who worked on the development of a European Framework for ICT Professionalism during 2011-2012, and a report centred on the international dimension of e-skills and the impact of globalisation during 2013-2014 – both research projects undertaken on behalf of the Directorate General of Enterprise and Industry, European Commission.Prior to this position, Marian taught in the Kemmy Business School in the University of Limerick for two years and worked as a member of Faculty in Limerick Institute of Technology for six years, while completing MSc and PhD research. Marian has a First Class Honours BBS in Business Computing, an MSc by research in Information Technology and a PhD, both of which were funded by Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) scholarships. Her PhD dissertation centred on the evaluation of ICT investment performance in the Irish tertiary education sector. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences and invited seminars, and published in several peer reviewed academic journals.

Research Interests

Marian’s research interests centre on topics such as Design Science and engaged scholarship, approaches to support the effective management of information security and risk, Cloud computing and drivers and challenges surrounding the realisation of business value by SMEs, and the leveraging of business value through organisational digital transformation.

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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.

Carcary, M., Renaud, K., McLaughlin, S., O’Brien, C. (2015) A capability maturity framework for information security governance and management. IEEE, IT Professional. (in press).

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.

Curley, M., Kenneally, J., Carcary, M. (Eds.) (2015) IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF): the body of knowledge guide. Van Haren.

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.

2014

Carcary, M. (2014) SME innovation and differentiation as a business strategic priority – leveraging the SME IT-Capability Maturity Framework. White Paper, IVI Publications. MU ePrints.

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.

Carcary, M., McLaughlin, S. (2014) Driving SME competitiveness in a dynamic business landscape – leveraging an IT capability mindset. White Paper, IVI Publications. MU ePrints.

Carcary, M., Zlydareva, O. (2014) Investigating the Application of the IT-CMF in Maturing Strategic Business-IT Alignment. 8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation (ECIME), 11-12 September, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.

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

Kenneally, J., Porter, M., Veling, L., Carcary, M., Curley, M., Delaney, M., Kavanagh, D. (2014) Digitize or die! Cultivating capabilities and competences to thrive in the digitized business era. White Paper, IVI Publications.

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.

Veling, L., Murnane, S., Carcary, M., Zlydareva, O. (2014) The digital imperative. White Paper, IVI Publications. Available here.

2013

Carcary, M. (2013) Introducing the Small and Medium Enterprise IT Capability Maturity Framework (SME IT-CMF). IT STAR Newsletter, 11 (4). Available here.

Carcary, M. (2013) IT Risk Management: A Capability Maturity Model Perspective. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 16(1), pp. 3-13. Available here.

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.

Sherry, M., Carcary, M., McLaughlin, S., O’Brien, C. (2013) Actions towards maturing the ICT profession within Europe. International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 4 (1), pp. 46-61. Available here.

2012

Carcary, M. (2012) Developing a framework for maturing IT risk management capabilities. Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, 13-14 September, Cork. Available here.

Carcary, M. (2012) Managing your people assets: a focus on the IT talent pool. White Paper, IVI Publications. MU ePrints.

Carcary, M. (2012) Methodology matters: IT-CMF is built on rigour and relevance. White Paper, IVI Publications. MU ePrints.

Carcary, M., Doherty, E., Conway, G. (2012) Risk Management Considerations in Cloud Computing Adoption. Executive Briefing, IVI Publications. Available here.

Carcary, M., Sherry, M., McLaughlin, S., O’Brien, C. (2012) Career Development for ICT Professionals: Driving Transparency in Educational Attainment. Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, 8-9 November, Pafos, Cyprus. Available here.

Doherty, E., Carcary, M., Conway, G. (2012) Risk management considerations in Cloud Computing adoption. Executive Briefing, IVI Publications. MU ePrints.

McLaughlin, S., Sherry, M., Carcary, M., O’Brien, C., Fanning, F., Theodorakis, D., Dolan, D., Farren, N. (2012) e-Skills and ICT professionalism: fostering the ICT profession in Europe. Prepared for the European Commission Directorate General Enterprise and Industry. Full Report | Brochure | MU ePrints.

Sherry, M., Carcary, M., McLaughlin, S., O’Brien, C. (2012) Considerations in developing a European Framework for ICT Professionalism. Proceedings of the 7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, 20-23 June, Madrid, Spain. Available here.

2011

Carcary, M. (2011) A design science approach to development of the IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF). Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 20-21 June, Caen, France. Available here.

Carcary, M. (2011) Design science research: the case of the IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF). Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 9 (2), pp.109-118. Available here.

Carcary, M. (2011) Evidence analysis using CAQDAS: insights from a qualitative researcher. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 9 (1), pp.10-24.

Ngosi, T., Helfert, M., Carcary, M., Whelan, E. (2011) Design Science and Actor Network Theory Nexus: A perspective of Content Development of a Critical Process for Enterprise Architecture Management. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 8-11 June, Beijing, China.

Whelan, E., Carcary, M. (2011) Integrating talent and knowledge management: Where are the benefits? Journal of Knowledge Management, 15 (4), pp. 675-687. Available here.

2010

Carcary, M. (2010) Analysing qualitative evidence: the role of CAQDAS. Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 24-25 June, Madrid, Spain.

Carcary, M. (2010) Evaluating a student MIS in the tertiary education sector: addressing functional-operational misalignment through continuous participative evaluation. Journal of Service Science and Management, 3 (1), pp.38-44.

2009

Carcary, M. (2009) Evaluating qualitative research – implementing the research audit trail. Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Business Research Methods, 22-23 June, Malta.

Carcary, M. (2009) ICT evaluation in the Irish higher education sector. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 12 (2), pp.129-140.

Carcary, M. (2009) The research audit trail – enhancing trustworthiness in qualitative inquiry. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 7 (1), pp.11-24.

2007

Carcary, M. (2007) Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of a student administrative MIS in the Irish Institute of Technology sector: a cross-case comparative analysis. Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, 20-21 September, Montpellier, France.

2006

Carcary, M. (2006) Ex-post evaluation and review of the implementation of a Student Management Information System at Limerick Institute of Technology – a case study. Proceedings of 13th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Genoa, Italy.

Carcary, M., Long, G., Remenyi, D. (2006) A first evaluation of a new Student Management Information System (MIS) at an Institute of Technology in Ireland – a case study. Proceedings of 13th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, Genoa, Italy.

Carcary, M., Long, G., Remenyi, D. (2006) The implementation of a new student Management Information System (MIS) at an Irish Institute of Technology – an ex-post evaluation of its success. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 10 (1), pp.31-44.

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