John Lannon

Lecturer PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer
Centre for Project Management
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick
Limerick
T: +353 61 234656
M: +353 87 8225087
E: john.lannon@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

John Lannon has taught at a number of universities in Europe, Africa and Asia before joining the Centre for Project Management. He has also worked in the Information Technology sector as a project manager and a systems designer and developer. He holds a bachelorís degree in electronic engineering, and an MA in peace and development studies. In 2011 he was awarded a PhD for his work on information management in non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Johnís research is primarily focused on organisational practices and forms of organising in the fields of international development, human rights promotion and protection, and humanitarian assistance. In that capacity he works with international NGOs and other civil society actors to explore knowledge sharing practices and innovative uses of information communication technologies.

Prior to that, John spent over 15 years working in the software industry, primarily in the telecommunications and enterprise solutions sectors. He worked as a systems designer, taking a technical leadership role on a number of projects. He also worked as both a project and development group manager. During that time he managed several large Research and Development projects primarily related to software infrastructure and applications design. He also oversaw the delivery of bespoke customer solutions in Europe, the US, and the Middle East.

Research Interests

John's research covers project and knowledge management in the non-profit sector, with particular emphasis on international development, human rights promotion and protection, and humanitarian assistance.† Much of this work takes a critical perspective on projects and knowledge as practice, and on projects as a form of organising to achieve social, environmental or political change.†

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 'Integrating formal learning into work-integrated learning to create a semi-formal environment'
Nagle, L., Lannon, J. McMahon, J. (2018) 'Integrating formal learning into work-integrated learning to create a semi-formal environment'. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 19 (2):181-191 [Details]
2017 'Filling the gaps: An investigation of project governance in a non-governmental organisation's response to the Haiti earthquake disaster'
Levie, F,Burke, CM,Lannon, J (2017) 'Filling the gaps: An investigation of project governance in a non-governmental organisation's response to the Haiti earthquake disaster'. International Journal Of Project Management, 35 :875-888 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'An evaluation framework for ICT capacity building projects: Action research in Armenia'
Lannon, J (2016) 'An evaluation framework for ICT capacity building projects: Action research in Armenia'. Information Development, 32 :1585-1599 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Making Play Work Classroom Use of a Board Game to Teach Corporate Social Responsibility'
Killian, S,Lannon, J,Doyle, E,Buckley, P,Carroll, C (2013) 'Making Play Work Classroom Use of a Board Game to Teach Corporate Social Responsibility'. Innovative Business School Teaching: Engaging The Millennial Generation, 56 :189-199 [Details]
2018 'Project Management Performance Assessment in the Non-Profit Sector'
Anderson, K., Lannon, J. (2018) 'Project Management Performance Assessment in the Non-Profit Sector'. Project Management Research and Practice, 5 (2018) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2005 'The Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries: An Investigation of Gender Specific Agricultural Development'
Pade, C; Mallinson, B; Lannon, J (2005) 'The Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries: An Investigation of Gender Specific Agricultural Development'. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication, 6 :4-21 [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2013 Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use
Lannon, J. Halpin E.F (Ed.). (2013) Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use Hershey: IGI Global. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2014 'Making play work: Classroom use of a board game to teach corporate social responsibility'
Killian S.;Lannon J. (2014) 'Making play work: Classroom use of a board game to teach corporate social responsibility' In: Innovative Business School Teaching: Engaging the Millennial Generation. [DOI] [Details]
2010 'The Role of Information and Communications Technologies in Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy'
Lannon, J (2010) 'The Role of Information and Communications Technologies in Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy' In: Information Communication Technologies for Human Services Education and Delivery: Concepts and Cases. Hershey: IGI-Global. [Details]
2009 'Internet'
Lannon, J; Hick, S.F; Halpin, E.F (2009) 'Internet' In: Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2008 'Evaluating Online Human Rights Resource Centres'
Lannon, J (2008) 'Evaluating Online Human Rights Resource Centres' In: Information Systems Development: Challenges in Practice, Theory and Education. New York: Springer. [Details]
2008 'Human Rights Movements and the Internet: From Local Contexts to Global Engagement'
Lannon, J; Halpin, E.F (2008) 'Human Rights Movements and the Internet: From Local Contexts to Global Engagement' In: Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Hershey: Information Science Reference. [Details]
2007 'Information and Communication Technologies: New Global Challenges and Opportunities for Social and Solidarity Movements'
Lannon, J (2007) 'Information and Communication Technologies: New Global Challenges and Opportunities for Social and Solidarity Movements' In: Rethinking Solidarity in Global Society: The Challenge of Globalisation for Social and Solidarity Movements. Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre. [Details]
2007 'Global Motives and Local Needs: Shaping the Relationships between ICTs, International Cooperation and Development'
Lannon, J (2007) 'Global Motives and Local Needs: Shaping the Relationships between ICTs, International Cooperation and Development' In: Culture and Economic Development. Connecting Asia and Europe. Frankfurt: IKO. [Details]
2007 'The Internet and Collective Consciousness: An Exploration of Spiritually Based Social Movements Online'
Lannon, J (2007) 'The Internet and Collective Consciousness: An Exploration of Spiritually Based Social Movements Online' In: Internet Research Annual: Selected Papers from the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2005, Volume 4. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
Walsh J.;Lannon J. (2018) NGO knowledge management challenges and investment priorities: A sectoral case study Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM , pp.916-923 [Details]
2017 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
Pade-Khene, C;Lannon, J (2017) Learning to Be Sustainable in ICT for Development: A Citizen Engagement Initiative in South Africa INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT , pp.475-486 [DOI] [Details]
2009 INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES IN PRACTICE, THEORY AND EDUCATION, VOLS 1AND 2
Lannon, J,Barry, C,Conboy, K,Lang, M,Wojtkowski, G,Wojtkowski, W (2009) Evaluating Online Human Rights Resource Centres INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES IN PRACTICE, THEORY AND EDUCATION, VOLS 1AND 2 , pp.621-636 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Making Projects Critical 9,
Lannon, J., Walsh, J.N. (2019) Power and Partnership in International Development Programmes. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Making Projects Critical 9, Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden , 17-JAN-19 - 18-JAN-19 [Details]
2019 Critical Perspectives on NGO Governance and Accountability,
Lannon J; Walsh, J.N; Killian, S (2019) Research Day. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Critical Perspectives on NGO Governance and Accountability, Sheffiend, UK , 01-MAY-19 - 01-MAY-19 [Details]
2018 British Academy of Management: Driving Productivity in Challenging & Uncertain Times,
Lannon J. & J.N. Walsh (2018) Multi-Level Identity and Strategy Development in Non-Governmental Organisations. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], British Academy of Management: Driving Productivity in Challenging & Uncertain Times, Bristol, UK [Details]
2018 British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2018),
Emuaga, O., Lannon, J., Ryan, A. (2018) Multi-Level Identity and Strategy Development in Non-Governmental Organisations. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2018), Bristol Business School, University of the West of England [Details]
2018 CSSI 2018 - 6th biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions,
Emuaga, O., Ryan, A., Lannon, J. (2018) The Making of Humanitarian NGO Supply Networks: The Effects of Competing Institutional Logics in the Coordination Challenge. [Refereed Abstracts], CSSI 2018 - 6th biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions, Copenhagen [Details]
2017 Shaping and Reshaping the Landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium,
Lannon, J., Killian S., Murray, S., Avram, G., O'Riordan, S. (2017) Building Resilience Through Expereintial Learning: A Case Study of Undergraduate Engagement with Community Organisations. [Refereed Abstracts], Shaping and Reshaping the Landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium, Limerick [Details]
2017 BAM2017: Re-connecting Management Research with the Disciplines: Shaping the Research Agenda for the Social Sciences,
Lannon, J.; Walsh, J. (2017) The Role of Knowledge Sharing and Learning in International NGO Alliances: A Case Study. [Refereed Abstracts], BAM2017: Re-connecting Management Research with the Disciplines: Shaping the Research Agenda for the Social Sciences, Warwick Business School, UK , 05-SEP-17 - 07-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 British Academy of Management Conference,
Lannon J., & Walsh, J.N. (2017) Knowledge Sharing and Learning in International NGO Alliances: A Study of a Transnational Strategic Partnership. [Refereed Abstracts], British Academy of Management Conference, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England , 05-SEP-17 - 07-SEP-17 [Details]
2016 DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2016: Beyond Aid? Innovative Models for Social Justice,,
Lannon J., Walsh J, & Kennedy E. (2016) Knowledge Sharing in International Development NGOs and Partnerships. [Refereed Abstracts], DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2016: Beyond Aid? Innovative Models for Social Justice,, Dublin [Details]
2016 Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2016,
Lannon, J; Killian, S; Murray, L (2016) Teaching Social Media for Social Good. [Refereed Abstracts], Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2016, Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham , 26-APR-16 - 27-APR-16 [Details]
2015 EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities,
Lannon, J; Dalton, R (2015) A Model for Online Research Preparation and Supervision at Masters Level. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities, Limerick [Details]
2015 Engineers Ireland Project Management Skillset Event,
Lannon, John (2015) Professional Project Management - A Constant Evolution. [Invited Lecture], Engineers Ireland Project Management Skillset Event, Dublin, Ireland , 19-MAY-15 - 19-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2015: Transformative Change? The Role of Evidence-Based Research and Impact in Global Development Dublin,
Lannon J., & Walsh, J. (2015) Building NGO Coalitions and Networks in the International Development Sector. [Refereed Abstracts], DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2015: Transformative Change? The Role of Evidence-Based Research and Impact in Global Development Dublin, Dublin [Details]
2014 DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2014: Bridging the Gap - Translating Development Research into Practice,
Lannon, J (2014) Bringing Stakeholders Together to Find Solutions: A Study of a System to Address Cross-border Child Trafficking in South Asia. [Refereed Abstracts], DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2014: Bridging the Gap - Translating Development Research into Practice, Dublin, Ireland , 27-NOV-14 - 28-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 Critical Perspectives on Accounting,
Lannon, J; Killian, S (2014) Audit, Risk and Renditions. [Refereed Abstracts], Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Toronto, Canada , 07-JUL-14 - 09-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 Delivering Social Good: Managing Projects in the Non-Profit Sector,
Lannon, John (2014) International conference on managing projects in the non-profit sector. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Delivering Social Good: Managing Projects in the Non-Profit Sector, Limerick, Ireland , 20-OCT-14 - 21-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 Make it Stop: Violence against Women and Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Lannon, John (2014) One day conference at Mary Immaculate College, UL. [Keynote Address], Make it Stop: Violence against Women and Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Limerick, Ireland , 04-MAR-14 - 04-MAR-14 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2013 Responding To Cross-Border Child Trafficking In South Asia: An Analysis of the Feasibility of a Technologically Enabled Missing Child Alert System.
Lannon, J; Halpin, E.F (2013) Responding To Cross-Border Child Trafficking In South Asia: An Analysis of the Feasibility of a Technologically Enabled Missing Child Alert System. Plan International & Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
2016 Reinvigorating project management research and practice: perspectives from the nonprofit sector.
Lannon, J; Walsh, J.N. (2016) Reinvigorating project management research and practice: perspectives from the nonprofit sector. ANET/COS [DOI] [Details]
2012 Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Human Rights.
Halpin, E.F; Lannon, J (2012) Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Human Rights. ANET/COS [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2016 SPECIAL SECTION: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
Lannon, J,Aherne, D,Burke, C (2016) SPECIAL SECTION: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 Excellence in Service to Community University of Limerick

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
DSA (Development Studies Association) Ireland Member /

Outreach Activities

  Description

Chairperson, Doras Luimni

Board Member, The Blue Box Cleative Learning Centre

Teaching Interests

John's primary teaching interests and experience are in the areas of knowledge and information management, management information systems, project management and research methods.