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.
2015 to 2018: PhD - Influencers and consequences of Organisational Commitment within Sheffield City Region’s mid-sized businesses, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2016: MRes (PG Cert) - Research methods in business, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2015: BA (Hons) Business and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2016 - Present: , British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
Sheffield Business School
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
Strategic Management, Enterprise and Change
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. European Academy of Management
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
Watts, J., Duffy, M., & Watts, J. (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
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.
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
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.
Interested in hearing from potential PhD students interested in the topics of organisational commitment, responsible and ethical business and research methods.