Donncha Kavanagh joined the MIS Subject Area as Professor of Information & Organisation, in April 2013. His research interests include the sociology of knowledge and technology, the history and philosophy of management thought, pre-modern and postmodern modes of organizing, play and creativity, and (digital) money. Donncha is a first class honours civil engineering graduate of UCD. He has an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and a PhD from Lancaster University Management School. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of San Diego in 2003.

Donncha has published widely in the fields of information and organisation, management, marketing, organisation studies, and engineering in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as Organization, Organization Studies and the Journal of Business Research. Prior to his academic career, Donncha worked in a number of project management and project controller roles.

Recent publications:

Dylan-Ennis, P., Kavanagh, D., & Araujo, L. (2022). The dynamic imaginaries of the Ethereum project. Economy and Society, 52(1), 87–109

Kavanagh, D., Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S. (2021). Are we living in a time of particularly rapid social change? And how might we know?. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 169, 120856

Ennis, P. J., Kavanagh, D., & Araujo, L. (2021). Blockocracies and Token economies: The Ethereum imaginary. ECIS 2021 Research-in-Progress Papers, 48

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