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Visiting Faculty Professor Patrick Gunnigle

Professor of Business Studies and Director, Employment Relations Research Unit, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Telephone: +353 61 20 2637


BComm, University of Dublin
PhD, Cranfield School of Management


Professor Patrick Gunnigle is Professor of Business Studies and previous Head of the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations.

A former Fulbright Scholar, and current Marie Curie IRSES Scholar, Paddy is member of the editorial boards of the Human Resource Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Industrial Relations Journal and Employee Relations: The International Journal. He is also former co-editor of the Irish Journal of Management.

He holds Visiting Professor Appointments at Paris II University and the University of Cadiz and has delivered distinguished lectures and invited presentations at several leading universities and business schools in Australia, Canada, China, South Africa and the US.

In 2009 he was bestowed with the award of inaugural Fellow of the Irish Academy of Management in acknowledgement of his distinguished contribution to academia and the study of business and management in Ireland.

His main research interests are in the areas of multinational corporations and human resource management (HRM), trade union membership and recognition, management strategies in industrial relations, and the role of HRM specialists. His research has attracted financial support from the European Union's Framework 7 programme, the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Economic and Social Research Council (UK).