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Dr Chi Maher

Programme Director - MA Charity Management

Dr Chi Maher

About Research

Email: chi.maher@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 8222

Biography

Dr Chi Maher the Programme Director for MA Charity Management. She is the module convenor for the Social Enterprise, Human Resources Management, Charity Management and International Non-Governmental Organisation modules. Chi supervises both undergraduate, postgraduate dissertation students and PhD students.

She is the co-lead for Social Initiatives and Global Public Services Cluster and the founder and the Director of the Social Enterprise Knowledge Exchange Network (SEKEN) which promotes social entrepreneurship, enabling new and existing small, medium and micro social enterprises to grow and develop products, services and partnerships.

Dr Maher worked in the public sector and third sector in Ireland, USA and the UK. As a Executive Director in the UK for over 22 years, she worked collaboratively across multiple organisations and stakeholders setting up community education and NHS based services. Dr Maher is an award winner of:

  • The WestFocus Enterprising Business Award
  • The St Henry Walpole Award for Teaching and Learning.

Qualifications

2013: Doctorate in Business Administration- Kingston University, London.

2009: MSc Management and Business Studies Research- Kingston University, London.

1994: MSc Health Education: Kings College - University of London, UK

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Management Institute
  • EMES: Emergence of Social Enterprises in Europe
  • Social Enterprise UK
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (Registration Number: PR097017)

External Activity

  • External Examiner – Chichester University, UK (2018 - 2022)
  • Open Science Journal Editorial Board Member
  • Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (reviewer)
  • Journal of Business Research Methods (reviewer)
  • Research for Development Innovation Community Interest Company – Associate Member
  • Panel Chair: 12th Annual Euro-med Academy Conference, Thessaloniki, September 18-20, 2019
  • Panel Chair: 6th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise: July 3-6, 2017, at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).
  • Panel Chair: 9th Annual Conference of the Euro-Med Academy of Business (EMAB) that will be held in Warsaw, Poland, September 14th-16th, 2016
  • NHS Non-Executive Director (1998-2008)

Completed Projects: Grants Awarded

  • Grant from the Department of Health to develop outreach projects (£258,000 each year a rolling programme)
  • Grant from the Learning Council to develop on-line learning in the community: (£75,000 over three years)
  • Grant from Regeneration Partnership (£108,000 over two years)

Research

Publications

  • Maher, C. (2020). Career Needs and Career Values: the Mediating Role of Organisational Culture. In Recent Advances in the Roles of Cultural and Personal Values in Organizational Behavior (pp. 240-260). IGI Global.
  • Maher, C. (2019c). Public Policy and the Sustainability of Third Sector Social Enterprises. International Journal of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (IJSECSR), 4(1), 42-56.
  • Maher, C. (2019b) Handbook of Research on Value Creation for Small and Micro Social Enterprises. IGI Global, USA.
  • Maher, C. (2019a). Social Value and Public Services Procurement. In Handbook of Research on Value Creation for Small and Micro Social Enterprises (pp. 293-310). IGI Global.
  • Maher, C. (2018a) (BOOK) Understanding Managerial Career Anchors and Career Path Preferences: A Case Study of Third Sector Social Enterprise Managers. Scholar’s Press.
  • Maher, C. (2018b) Public Services Procurement: Third Sector Social Enterprises Perspectives in Creating Business Value and Competitive Advantage With Social Entrepreneurship. IGI Global, USA.
  • Maher, C. (2017c) (BOOK) Influence of Public Policy on Small Social Enterprises: Emerging Research and Opportunities. IGI Global, USA.
  • Maher, C. (2017b). Understanding the impact of organisational culture on social enterprise managerial careers in Exploring the Influence of Personal Values and Cultures in the Workplace. IGI Global, USA.
  • Maher, C. (2017a). Investigating factors influencing third sector social enterprise manager’s career orientations: A Conceptual Framework in Handbook of Research on Emerging Business Models and Managerial Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector, IGI Global, USA.
  • Maher, C. (2016a) ‘Career anchors of social enterprise managers in the UK – an empirical analysis’, J. International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp.398–416.
  • Maher, C. (2016b). Public policies impact on third sector social enterprises in UK regions. In Handbook of research on entrepreneurial success and its impact on regional development (pp. 246-266). IGI Global.
  • Maher, C. (2015a). Public Policies Impact on Third Sector Social Enterprises in UK Regions. IGI Global, USA.
  • Maher, C. (2015b). Social enterprise manager's career path preferences. International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, 7(1), 59-72.
  • Maher, C. (2015c). Students as Active Participants in Curriculum Design: Exploratory Implications for Career Path Choices, ReflectED, (Ed). 5, 2015.
  • Maher, C. (2013). A Qualitative Case Study approach to understanding Third Sector Managers’ Career Orientations; Work Based Learning e-Journal International, Vol. 3, Issue, 2.
  • Maher, C. (2009). Managing Career Development in the NFP sector; Business Leadership Review, Vol. 6, Issue 4, 2009.
  • Understanding and Coping with Mental Distress; Community Health Council, 2005.
  • Maher, C. (1990). Doctor/ patient relationship: A conversational analysis: Trinity College; The University of Dublin, 1990 (Awarded Best Paper).
  • Maher, C. (1989). Book: Sex Education and Health Matters for Girls; Attic Press, Republic of Ireland, 1989.

Conference and symposium papers

  • Competing for Public Services Contracts : SOCIAL ENTERPRISES’ STRATEGIES EuroMed Academy of Business Management conference, Thessaloniki, September 18-20, 2019
  • An examination of the relationship between manager‘s career orientations and their career path preferences: to be presented at EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise: Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) - July 3-6, 2017.
  • Examination of strategies employed by small third sector social enterprises to compete for public service contracts in the UK:12th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB) that will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, September 18th-20th, 2019.
  • An examination of the relationship between manager‘s career orientations and their career path preferences: to be presented at EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise: Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) - July 3-6, 2017.
  • Managerial careers in small social enterprise organisations: Contextual issues: paper to be presented at 9th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB) Warsaw, Poland, September 14th-16th, 2016.
  • The role of Organisational Culture in the Charity Sector: paper presented to the Rotary Club Twickenham upon Thames, Strawberry Hill, London: 7th June 2016.
  • Partnership arrangements to support Victims of Human Trafficking: An exploratory study: Paper presented at the European Social Science History Conference: Valencia 30th March - 2nd April 2016
  • Understanding Career Anchors of Social Enterprise Managers at the EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise: Helsinki Deaconess Institute Helsinki (Finland) from June 29th to July 3rd, 2015.
  • Social Enterprise Manager’s Career Path Preferences: Future Directions: 7th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, Norway: 17th – 19th September 2014.
  • Managerial Preferred Career Paths in Small Third Sector Organisations: 3rd International Network of Business and Management Journal Conference, Lisbon: 17th-19th June 2013.
  • Understanding Careers of Third Sector Social Enterprise Managers: 4th International Social Innovation Research, University of Birmingham: 13 -16 September 2012.
  • Case Study Research Method: at the Doctoral Research Associates symposium, London- April 2012.
  • Not-For-Profit Sector Manager’s Career Orientations: the 20th EDAMBA Research Academy, Soreze, France- July 2011.
  • Managing Career Development in the Not-For-Profit Sector: DBA conference (May 2009): University School of Business, Maastricht.

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