Dr Martin McCracken

Research Director - Business & Management

School/Department
Dept of Mgmt, Leadership & Marketing
Research Institute
Business and Management Research Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 8346
Email
m.mccracken@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 01H16
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Since 2013 Dr Martin McCracken has held the position of Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Ulster University, previously holding lecturing roles at Edinburgh Napier University and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Martin teaches in the areas of Leadership / Change Management and Research Methodology and his research is focused mainly upon the areas of Strategic Human Resource Development and in particular understanding the factors that influence managerial participation and effective transfer of learning from development activities.  At present he is leading a 4 year longitudinal study into learning transfer for senior leaders in the UK Higher Education sector (commissioned by the Leadership Foundation for HE). Martin also has research interests in the areas of Human Capital Development and Human Resource Management Restructuring, with a particular focus on how HR Business Partners can play a more strategic role in organisations.  He is also active in researching change in the Public and Voluntary Sectors and is currently engaged in a project funded by the British Academy into innovative organisational structures through Alliance Contracting in the Voluntary Sector.

Since 2010 Martin has acted as the Editor in Chief of Education and Training (now in its 57th year of publication), and has also recently taken up the role of Associate Editor of Leadership and Organisational Development Journal.  He is an Editorial Board member for a number of highly influential journals including, European Journal of Training and Development, Employee Relations and Evidence Based HRM. Martin has published his research in a number of refereed academic journals (25 peer reviewed articles), conference proceedings and has played a key role in several UK research projects commissioned by (amongst others): Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development; British Academy; Department for Education and Employment; Sector Skills Development Agency and Leonardo Da Vinci (EU).

Towards a Redefinition of Strategic HRD. / McCracken, Martin; Wallace, Mary.

In: Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24, No. 5, 01.05.2000, p. 281-290.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Exploring Strategic Maturity in HRD – Rhetoric, Aspiration or Reality?, / McCracken, Martin; Wallace, Mary.

In: Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24, No. 8, 01.08.2000, p. 425-467.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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‘Understanding Managerial Propensity to Participate in Learning Activities in the Scottish Life Assurance Industry’,, / McCracken, Martin.

In: Human Resource Development International, Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.12.2004, p. 501-517.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Towards a Typology of Managerial Barriers to Learning. / McCracken, Martin.

In: Journal of Management Development, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2005, p. 559-575.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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‘Don’t forget to write’: How reflective learning journals can help to facilitate, assess and evaluate training transfer. / Brown, Travor; McCracken, Martin; O’Kane, Paula.

In: Human Resource Development International, Vol. 14, No. 4, 01.09.2011, p. 465-481.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Creating outsourced shared services arrangements: Lessons from the public sector. / McIvor, Ronan; McCracken, Martin; McHugh, Marie.

In: European Management Journal, Vol. 29, No. 6, 01.12.2011, p. 448-461.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Creating Outsourced Shared Services Arrangements: Lessons from the Public Sector. / McIvor, Ronan; McCracken, Martin; McHugh, Marie.

In: European Management Journal, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2011, p. 448-461.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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From 'Tucked Away' to 'Joined at the Hip': Understanding the Evolving Relationships within the HRBP Model in a Regional Energy Company. / McCracken, Martin; Heaton, Norma.

In: Human Resource Management Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.04.2012, p. 182-198.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Transforming the HR function through outsourced shared services: insights from the public sector. / McCracken, Martin; McIvor, Ronan.

In: The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 24, No. 8, 01.03.2013, p. 1685-1707.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Swimming Against the Current: Understanding How a Positive Organisational Training Climate Can Enhance Training Participation and Transfer in the Public Sector. / McCracken, Martin; Brown, Travor; O'Kane, Paula.

In: International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.10.2012, p. 301-316.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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