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 prolonged periods working in Mexico, Venezuela and Spain, owing to my second language skills (Spanish). I also traveled to 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 at Sheffield Business School, with a focus on applied research, 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 worked with professional football and rugby clubs, heavy industry and import and export organisations to address this question, and worked with each organisation to implement the results of the study.
The PhD contributed to knowledge by answering the question — why do employees commit to their employers, and why is this important?
I am interested in working with organisations interested in employee commitment, and keen to work with other academics with shared interests.
- 2016: MRes (PG Cert) - Research methods in business, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 2015: BA (Hons) Business and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 2015 to date: PhD - Investigating the influencers of Organisational Commitment relative to organisational strategy, within Sheffield City Regions, mid-sized business, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Member of professional body
- 2016: , British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
Department of Management
Sheffield Business School
Duffy, M. (2019). Investigating the Influencers and Outcomes of Organizational Commitment in Sheffield City Region’s Small Business Using a Mixed-Method Approach. Sage Research Methods Cases. http://doi.org/10.4135/9781526467522
Duffy, M. (2016). Understanding Organisational Commitment relative to Strategy within South Yorkshire SMEs. .
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. (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. Presented at: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Bristol, UK, 2018
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.