I am Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Art History and Cultural Policy at UCD. I am also the Director of the the MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management. Between 2015 and 2018 I was Assistant Professor at the College of Business. The overarching theme of my research is emotion in organisations and in particular how emotion and unconscious dynamics influence and inform organisational behaviour and structure.
I hold a PhD in Organisation Studies from the University of Bath where my thesis explored the creative potential of disappointment in organisations. I also hold an MSc in systemic organisation and management from the University of Sunderland where I was awarded the Academy Prize for obtaining the highest marks in my graduating year of 2004.
I have consulted to and coached over 100 organisations and senior executives in Ireland, the UK and the US for over 17 years. Prior to that have I held senior management positions in the cultural sector in Ireland and the UK.
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My academic publications include:
O’Brien, J. & Clancy, A. 2022. A policy review of Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme. Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, 9, 43-57.
Clancy, A., Cullen, J. G., Hood, A. & McGuinness, C. 2021. Teaching Perspectives on Experiential Learning in Large Classes: Editorial. Journal of Management Education, 45, 685-689.
Clancy, A., Cullen, J. G., Hood, A. & McGuinness, C. 2021. Student Engagement With Experiential Learning in Large Classes: Editorial. Journal of Management Education, 45, 340-343.
Clancy, A. 2020. On mothering and being mothered: A personal reflection on women’s productivity during COVID-19. Gender, Work & Organization, 27, 857-859.
Clancy, A. & Vince, R. 2019. Theory as Fantasy: Emotional Dimensions to Grounded Theory. British Journal of Management, 30, 203-216.
Clancy, A. & Vince, R. 2019. “If I Want to Feel My Feelings, I’ll See a Bloody Shrink”: Learning From the Shadow Side of Experiential Learning. Journal of Management Education, 43, 174-184.
CLANCY, A., VINCE, R. & GABRIEL, Y. 2012. That Unwanted Feeling: A Psychodynamic Study of Disappointment in Organizations. British Journal of Management, 23, 518-531.
Articles in the Sunday Business Post include
The Quiet Ones: Valuing Introverts in Your Business
Pushing Staff to be ‘Happy’ at Work Through Contrived Activities Could Backfire Badly
From 2017-2020 I wrote a regular column for Accountancy Ireland and some examples include:
Dealing with imposter syndrome
How to stop being a people-pleaser
How to disappoint
Emotion: The spoiler
Coping with narcissism
Help introverts excel
Wanted: A scapegoat
Lessons in Leadership