Human Resources Management

Lecturer: Dr Maeve O’Sullivan
Department: Management and Marketing, Cork University Business School.

Discipline:  Human Resource Management

Department and School:  Management & Marketing, CUBS

Title of Teaching Module and Book of Modules Code:  Managing the Employment Relationship (MG6805)

Module Description:

This module explores the diversity of approaches in managing the relationship the organisation has with its workforce. The student will gain an in-depth understanding and critical perspective on traditional and contemporary approaches to managing the employment relationship. Students will also gain experience of managing employment relationships in a role-play situation.

Plan for integration of GCDE approach to your teaching:

Global Citizenship and Development Education Learning Objectives.

  • To increase students’ awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, interdependent and unequal world of work.
  • To challenge work-related stereotypes and encourage independent/unbiased thinking with regard to recruitment and employment relations.
  • To critically explore how global justice issues relate to workplace relations.


Praxis plan

OSullivan, Maeve_case-study-Praxis-Plan_MG6805 (PDF opens in a new tab/window)



Dr Maeve O’Sullivan

Dr Maeve O’Sullivan is programme director and lecturer at the Department of Management and Marketing at the Cork University Business School (CUBS), University College Cork, lecturing in a variety of Human Resource Management, organisational behaviour, leadership and management-related subjects. Research interests include the effective management of older workers, multi-level implications of part-time and precarious employment, gender equality, managing workplace diversity and leading organisational change.

Prior to her academic career, Maeve held senior management and consultancy roles in both public and private sector organisations in Ireland, the UK and at the European Commission in Brussels.


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