Professor David Collings
David Collings (PhD, Limerick) is Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean for Research at DCU. Prior to joining DCU, he held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was also Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Nanyang Business School, Singapore and Cornell University as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2020 he will be James M Flaherty Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Prof Collings sits on the editorial boards of journals such as Acatdemy of Management Review, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies and is Consulting Editor at the Journal of World Business. He is the former editor of the Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management Journal and the Irish Journal of Management and permanent Chair of the EIASM workshop on talent management. He is the 2020 Program Chair for the HR Division of the Academy of Management. He has been named by HR Magazine as one of the Most Influential International Thinkers in the field of HRM four times. HIs research and teaching focuses on the future of work, talent management and global staffing.
He has consulted with a number of leading global organisations in these area. His speaking and consulting engagements include Abbvie, Airbus, the Danish Confederation of Industry, Enterprise Ireland, EY, GE, KPMG, Medtronic, Mercer, Stryker and many others. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students in areas such as international staffing, subsidiary innovation, HRM and performance, and born global firms. He has taught and delivered executive education in the US, UK, Iceland, Finland, France, Denmark, Singapore. In May 2020 Professor Collings was admitted as a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), deemed to be the highest academic honour in Ireland, in recognition of his academic achievements.
Prof Collings is available for media comment on the future of work talent, mobility and broader strategic HR issues.