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Dr Marc Duffy PhD, PgCert (Research), BA (Hons), FHEA

Senior Lecturer


Summary

I am a former practitioner with management experience in heavy industry, aluminium, iron and steel-making. In industry, I travelled the world as a key account manager for Latin America's metals processing sector. This included frequent and prolonged periods working in Mexico, Venezuela and Spain, owing to my second language skills (Spanish). I also worked extensively in China, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Belgium and Finland. I returned to Sheffield Hallam University in 2015 to complete a PhD at Sheffield Business School. I am now a Lecturer in Strategic Management, Enterprise and Change, with a focus on applied research (Business Studies Project), Sustainable and Responsible Business, and the Level 4 Course Leader for the Business Studies BA (Hons) degree. My research interests are centred around practical application (and usefulness) of research for business. The PhD was an investigation into the influencers of Organisational Commitment within Sheffield City Region's mid-sized business. I have worked with professional football and rugby clubs, heavy industry and import and export organisations to address this question, and worked with these to implement the results of the study. In its fourth year, I am part of the team responsible for organising the annual Business Studies Conference where students present their final year research projects (dissertations) to the wider Business School and apply their learning to the real world. I am interested in working with organisations interested in all areas of employee commitment, responsible and ethical business and research methods and would welcome PhD student applications in these areas.

About

I am a former practitioner with management experience in heavy industry, aluminium, iron and steel-making. In industry, I travelled the world as a key account manager for Latin America's metals processing sector. This included frequent and prolonged periods working in Mexico, Venezuela and Spain, owing to my second language skills (Spanish). I also worked extensively in China, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Belgium and Finland.

I returned to Sheffield Hallam University in 2015 to complete a PhD at Sheffield Business School. I am now a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Enterprise and Change, with a focus on applied research (Business Studies Project), Sustainable and Responsible Business and lead our commitments to the United Nations, Principles of Responsible Management Commitments (PRME).

I am the course leader for the BA (Hons) International Business, European Business Degree, a four year degree programme and partnership between Sheffield Business School, IÉSEG School of Management in Paris and IQS School of Management in Barcelona.

Interested in working with organisations interested in all areas of employee commitment, responsible & ethical business and research methods and would welcome PhD student applications in these areas.

Lecturer

Teaching

Department of Management

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Responsible and Ethical Business Practice (Full Time and Corporate Programme)
Sustainable and Responsible Business
Business Consultancy Project
Enterprise Change and Creativity

Department of Management
Sheffield Business School

Subject Area

- Strategic Management Enterprise and Change.
- International Business.

Courses

- BA (Hons) Business Studies
- BA (Hons) International Business
- BA (Hons) Business and Computing
- BA (Honours) Professional Practice in Management (Apprenticeship)
- MBA

Modules

- Responsible and Ethical Business
- Sustainable and Responsible Business
- International Business
- Business Consultancy Project

Publications

Conference papers

Duffy, M., & Watts, J. (2021). The world is literally on fire, so why are we so slow to react? Implementing Responsible Business in curricula. Giving students a voice in Sheffield Business School. In Recovering from Covid: Responsible Management and Reshaping the Economy, Conference in the Cloud, 2021 - 3 September 2021. The British Academy of Management: https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/event/1821/submission/49

Davey, M., & Duffy, M. (2021). The Impact of PRME education on Corporate Degree Apprenticeship Students – Student Feedback as a Driver of Innovative Practice. In PRME Regional Chapter UK and Ireland 7th Annual Conference, Lincoln, UK, 6 July 2021 - 7 July 2021. PRME

Robertson, B., & Duffy, M. (2020). Implementing the Triple Bottom Line in Supply Chains? 'I think a few us had to Google it.' The case of a UK high street retailer. In EURAM Conference 2020, Dublin, Ireland, 2020 - 2020 (pp. 87). European Academy of Management: https://conferences.euram.academy/2020conference/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/03/EURAM-2020-Book-for-web.pdf

Watts, J., & Duffy, M. (2020). Operationalising Theory; a Framework to Explore How Policy Guides Organisational Action. In BAM 2020 Conference in the Cloud, Virtual conference, 2 September 2020 - 4 September 2020. Oxford Abstracts: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/1520/secure/program-app/submission/206493

Duffy, M., & Watts, J. (2020). Earning the commitment of millennials, the secret weapon of Corporate Social Responsibility. In British Academy of Management 2020 In the Cloud Conference, Manchester, UK (Virtual), 2 September 2020 - 4 September 2020. British Academy of Management: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/1520/secure/program-app/submission/206494

Duffy, M. (2018). Investigating strategic-implementation relative to Organisational- Commitment, within Sheffield City Region’s SMEs. Re-connecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research agenda for the social sciences. In British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Bristol, UK, 4 September 2018 - 6 September 2018.

Duffy, M. (2016). Understanding Organisational Commitment relative to Strategy within South Yorkshire SMEs.

Case studies

Duffy, M. (2019). Investigating the Influencers and Outcomes of Organizational Commitment in Sheffield City Region’s Small Business Using a Mixed-Method Approach.SAGE. http://doi.org/10.4135/9781526467522

Theses / Dissertations

Duffy, M. (2018). Understanding Strategic Implementation relative to Organisational Commitment within Sheffield City Region SMEs. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N.

Duffy, M. (2018). Influencers and consequences of Organisational Commitment within Sheffield City Region’s mid-sized businesses. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Darabi, F. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00135

Presentations

Duffy, M., & Watts, J. (2021). Incremental Formative Feedback for Success in Responsible and Ethical Business Practice. Presented at: Sheffield Business School Green Day Conference, 2021

Duffy, M., Watts, J.L., Ainsworth, B., Amin, R., Cronk, H., & Jones, L. (2021). Co-creating sustainability and responsibility: Exploring students perceptions of the classroom / workplace relationship. Presented at: Sustainability symposium: Facing forward with Sustainability - Principles, Progress and Partnership, Virtual, 2021

Duffy, M. (2017). Investigating Organisational Commitment relative to strategic implementation within professional sport clubs.

Duffy, M. (2017). Extended Abstract - Investigating Organisational Commitment relative to Strategic Implementation within Sheffield City Regions, SMEs.

Postgraduate supervision

Interested in hearing from potential PhD students interested in the topics of organisational commitment, responsible and ethical business and research methods.

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