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Sean McDonald

Associate Professor, Global Studies
Associate Professor of Geography
Founding Partner, Additional Research
Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1994
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1988
B.A., American University, 1984
High School, Greenhills, 1981
Office: Morison Hall 206 | 781.891._3439 | smcdonald@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._3454 | Department Fax: 781.891.2172
                       


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Bio

Former International Trade Specialist with the United States Department of Commerce,Visiting Professor at Lancaster University Management School and founding partner of Additional Research; (www.additionalresearch.co.uk/) experts in economic impact assessment and evaluation.

Teaching Interests

International Political Economy;<br>Regional Geography

Research Interests

Economic Impact Assessment;<br>Additionality & Evaluation;<br>International Trade;<br>Scotland;<br>Regional Development

Consulting/Practice Interests

Economic Impact Assessment;<br>International Trade;<br>Additionality;<br>Regional Economic Development

Professional Links

http://www.bentley.edu/academics_research/faculty_research/faculty_database/faculty_detail.cfm?id=536918
http://www.additionalresearch.co.uk/
http://www.TheJacobsLaw.com

Awards and Honors

2018, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2018, Merit Bonus, Provost
2017, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2017, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
2016, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
2015, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2014, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2014, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
2013, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2013, Rauch Grant, Bentley
2012, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2011, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2010, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2009, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2008, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2008, Sabbatical, Bentley
2007, Publication Award, Bentley
2007, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2007, Faculty Development Grant, Bentley
2007, Provost Research Award, Provost's Office, Bentley
2006, United States-Indonesia Society Research Travel Grant Summer 2006
2006, Dean's International Travel Fund Grant , Bentley
2006, Travel Award - ViP Program, Valente Center
2005, Publication Award, Bentley
2004, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
2003, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
2002, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
2001, Curriculum Development Grant, Bentley
2001, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
2000, Faculty Development Grant, Bentley
2000, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
2000, Joseph M. Cronin Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, Bentley College
1999, Summer Research Grant, Bentley
1998, Curriculum Development Grant, Bentley
1998, International Faculty Development Seminar Grant , Bentley: Cronin Center
1998, Summer Research Grant, Bentley

Publications

Journal Article(s)
McDonald, S. M., Claire, R., McPherson, A. H. (2018). Should Attitudinal Views toward Innovation Development Play a Role in Policy in Peripheral EU Regions? New Evidence from Vouchers Program in Northern Ireland Journal of Innovation Management (6 (2)), 55-79. (link)

McDonald, S. M., Moore, S. J. (2017). The role of landscape and strategic communication in managing legitimacy between a state and its citizens. European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, Special Issue on: "Strategic Cultural Intelligence and Intentional Action" (Vol. 4, Nos. 3/4,), 263-277. (link)

McDonald, S. M., Buchanan, M. (2016). Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: The Social Impact of Micro-Finance is Greater Than Foreign Government Fiscal Stimulus Packages. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, 4 (3). (link)

McDonald, S. M., Moore, S. J. (2015). Communicating identity in the Ottoman Empire and some implications for contemporary States. Atlantic Journal of Communication (23/5), 269-383.

McDonald, S. M., Villarreal-Holguera, E. (2014). Using the Regional and Multilateral Trade Frameworks as a Solution to the Food Security Problem in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, 2 (3), 151-174. (link)

Schwarzkopf, D. L., McDonald, S. M. (2014). A new view to assist public agency development. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 27 (6), 922-934. (link)

McDonald, S. M., Vaughn, B. R. (2013). Autonomy in the Southern Borderland of Nepal: A Formula for Security or Cause of Conflict? Journal of Borderlands Studies , 28 (2), 153-168. (link)

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. H. (2012). Structural changes in Scottish ICT Manufacturing Sector 2001-2003: The Impact of Research and Development. International Journal of Management Practice, 5 (1), 37 - 57. (link)

McPherson, A. H., McDonald, S. M. (2010). Measuring the outcomes and impacts of innovation interventions: assessing the role of additionality. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 10 (1/2), 137-156.

McDonald, S. M., Sinha, R. (2008). Information Communication Technology: Reform of organisational crisis management during natural disasters. International Journal of Management Practice (IJMP), 3 (2).

McPherson, A. H., McDonald, S. M. (2005). Local Innovation support in Scotland: policy lessons from Glasgow. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2 (1), 35-56.

McDonald, S. M., Jacobs, T. J. (2005). Brand name 'India': the rise of outsourcing. International Journal of Management Practice, 1 (2), 152-174.

Vaughn, B., McDonald, S. M. (2001). Australia's Strategic Position: A Change in Spatial Orientation under the Howard Government. The Geographical Bulletin, 43 (1), 16-27.

McPherson, A., McDonald, S. M. (2000). Public and Private Cross-cultural training Programmes in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Cross-cultural Competence and Management, Spring/Summer (2000), 271-304.

Books
McDonald, S. M. (2013). Lyon 1990: A Historical Study of Urban Internationalization. Saarbrucken: Scholars Press. (link)

Clad, J. C, McDonald, S. M, Vaughn, B. R. (2011). Borderlands of South East Asia: Geopolitics, Terrorism and Globalization. Washington DC: National Defence University Press. (link)

Book Chapters
Moore, S. J, McDonald, S. M. (2012). New borders, new citizens: virtual communication strategies for remaking EU citizenship.. In Luciano Morganti (Eds.), The European Public Sphere. Brussels: . Peter Lang

McDonald, S. M. (2002). Australia's Regional Economic Integration: The Asian Financial Crisis to a CER/ASEAN Free Trade Area. In Vaughn, Bruce (Eds.),  (pp. 207-222). New York: . Praeger

Vaughn, B, McDonald, S. M. (2000). Australia's Evolving Strategic Posture in the Asia-Pacific. In William Carpenter, David Wiensek (Eds.), Asian Security Handbook (1st ed.) (pp. 121-145). Armonk, New York: . M.E. Sharpe

Book Reviews
McDonald, S. M. (2020). [Review of the book Constructing industrial pasts: heritage, historical culture and identity in regions undergoing structural economic transformation]. CHOICE.

McDonald, S. M. (2020). [Review of the book The afterlives of the Terror: facing the legacies of mass violence in post-revolutionary France. Cornell, 2019. 222p]. CHOICE. Forthcoming

McDonald, S. M. (2019). [Review of the book Dead labor: toward a political economy of premature death. Minnesota, 2019. 180p]. CHOICE.

McDonald, S. M. (2019). [Review of the book Uneven centuries: economic development of Turkey since 1820. Princeton, 2018. 352p]. CHOICE.

McDonald, S. M. (2019). [Review of the book Exhibiting Scotland: objects, Identity, and the National Museum]. Choice.

McDonald, S. M. (2018). [Review of the book A genealogy of terror in eighteenth-century France]. Choice.

McDonald, S. M. (2016). [Review of the book Rethinking the Scottish revolution: covenanted Scotland, 1637–1651]. CHOICE - Association of College and Research Libraries .

McDonald, S. M. (2016). [Review of the book Vital Minimum]. CHOICE - Association of College and Research Libraries . (link) Forthcoming

McDonald, S. M. (2015). [Review of the book Edinburgh: mapping the city]. CHOICE - Association of College and Research Libraries .

McDonald, S. M. (2015). [Review of the book Making money in sixteenth-century France: currency, culture, and the state]. CHOICE - Association of College and Research Libraries . (link)

McDonald, S. M. [Review of the book Owning the earth: the transforming history of land ownership]. CHOICE. Forthcoming

McDonald, S. M. (2012). [Review of the book The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history, Oxford, 2012. 707p bibl index afp ISBN 9780199563692]. CHOICE. (link)

McDonald, S. M. (2012). [Review of the book The making of the modern Scottish Highlands, 1939-65: withstanding the 'colossus of advancing materialism'. Four Courts Press, 2011. 310p bibl index ISBN 9781846822414]. CHOICE.

McDonald, S. M. (2012). [Review of the book To the ends of the Earth: Scotland's global diaspora, 1750-2010. Smithsonian Books, 2011. 397p bibl index ISBN 9781588343178]. CHOICE. (link)

McDonald, S. M. (2011). [Review of the book Theorizing Global Studies]. CHOICE. (link)

McDonald, S. M. (2010). [Review of the book Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400-1800]. Choice.

McDonald, S. M. (2010). [Review of the book Revolutionary Commerce: Globalization and the French Monarchy]. Choice.

McDonald, S. M. (2009). [Review of the book Global perspectives in the geography curriculum: reviewing the moral case for geography. ]. CHOICE.

McDonald, S. M. (2009). [Review of the book The image of Europe: visualizing Europe in cartography and iconography throughout the ages. ]. Choice.

McDonald, S. M. (2006). [Review of the book Blessed among nations: how the world made America]. CHOICE.

McDonald, S. M. (2006). [Review of the book In the Space of Theory: Postfoundational Geographies of the Nation-State]. Choice.

McDonald, S. M. (2005). [Review of the book Engaging Europe: rethinking a changing continent]. CHOICE Library Reviews.

McDonald, S. M. (2004). [Review of the book International Political Economy]. None.

Conference Proceeding(s)
McDonald, S. M., Moore, S. J. (2015). "Virtual geography" and its implications for power resistance and sovereignty. , Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center, POLITSCI 15.

McDonald, S. M., Moore, S. J. (2013). Natural frontiers and national identities: stabilizing government reputation management. Kadir Has University and the Reputation Management Institute of Turkey, 2nd International Reputation Management Conference.

Conference Paper(s)
McDonald, S. M., Moore, S. J. (2012). New borders, new citizens: virtual communication strategies for remaking EU citizenship. EU Committee of the Regions., The European Public Sphere: from critical thinking to responsible action.

McDonald, S. M., Vaughn, B. R. (2010). The Terai Border Region & Political Dynamics in Nepal. Asian Dynamics Initiative at the University of Copenhagen, Asian Diversity in a Global Context.

McDonald, S. M. (2008). Restructuring of ICT Manufacturing in Scotland: Implications for the Knowledge Economy. Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Conference.

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. H. (2008). Developments in Economic Impact Assessment with Specific Reference to Economic Development . European Evaluation Society, European Evaluation Society Conference 2008.

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. H. (1999). Public and Private Cross-cultural Training and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Conference.

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. H. (1998). Cross-cultural Training and Education in the Republic of Ireland. European Union, Euroconference Series: Cultural Standards in Business and Society in the European Union.

Other(s)
McDonald, S. M. (2009). Evaluation in a Downturn: Threats and Opportunities. Aotearoa - New Zealand Evaluation Association Newsletter.

Conference Presentations

Moore, S. J., McDonald, S. M. (2019). "Artificial intelligence, machine learning and global communication strategy: what are the prospects for states and their target audiences?" Presented at the Zayed University (UAE), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Bournemouth University (UK), Curtin University (Australia), Emerson college (USA) and Blanquerna School of Communications (Spain)'s 3rd Cross-Cultural Communication Conference, Abu Dhabi.

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. H. (2018). "The Impact of Education Programmes, Evidence from an Evaluation of the Integrated School Performance Improvement, Review and Engagement Project, Malawi." Presented at the European Evaluation Society's The European Evaluation Society’s biennial conference, Thessaloniki, Greece .

McDonald, S. M. (2018). "Can Entrenched Attitudinal Views Towards Innovation Development in Peripheral EU Regions be mitigated through a successful vouchers program? New Evidence from Northern Ireland" Presented at the Association of American Geographers's Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New Orleans.

McDonald, S. M. (2017). "Regional Government Support for Innovation: The Case of the Innovation Voucher Program (IVP) in Northern Ireland." Presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS)'s IJAS International Conference for Business and Economics, Vienna, Austria.

McDonald, S. M. (2017). "'Strategies for meeting the Education Challenge in Development: early evidence from an intervention on school inspection and advisory systems in Malawi." Presented at the Association of American Geographers 's Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA USA.

DeLeo, R., McDonald, S. M. (2016). "Another Way to Nudge: Capacity Building Through the Targeted Use of Nodality Instruments." Presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association's Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

McDonald, S. M., Moore, S. J., . (2015). ""Virtual geography" and its implications for power, resistance and sovereignty." Presented at the Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center's POLITSCI '15 / Third Political Science Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Moore, S. J., McDonald, S. M. (2015). "Physical geographies and communicating sovereignties: changes to the landscape of national legitimacy." Presented at the Association of American Geographers's Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago.

McDonald, S. M. (2014). "Regional Government support for SMEs: One example on innovation from Northern Ireland." Presented at the Innovation Initiative's 2014 Summer Global Business Conference , Dubrovnik, Croatia.

McDonald, S. M., Moore, S. J. (2013). "Natural frontiers and national identities: stabilizing government reputation management." Presented at the Kadir Has University and the Reputation Management Institute of Turkey's 2nd International Reputation Management Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Moore, S. J., McDonald, S. M. (2012). "Communicating a common identity in the Ottoman Empire and its lessons for European Union." Presented at the ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association)'s Annual Conference. Social Media and Global Voices, Istanbul, Turkey.

McDonald, S. M., Moore, S. J. (2012). "New borders, new citizens: virtual communication strategies for remaking EU citizenship." Presented at the EU Committee of the Regions.'s The European Public Sphere: from critical thinking to responsible action, Brussels, Belgium.

McDonald, S. M., Vaughn, B. R. (2010). "The Terai Border Region & Political Dynamics in Nepal." Presented at the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the University of Copenhagen's Asian Diversity in a Global Context, Copenhagen, DK.

McPherson, A. H., McDonald, S. M. (2009). "The Evaluation of Life Sciences Innovation Interventions." Presented at the Association of American Geographers 's Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Las Vegas.

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. H. (2008). "Developments in Economic Impact Assessment with Specific Reference to Economic Development." Presented at the European Evaluation Society's European Evaluation Society Conference 2008, Lisbon, Portugal.

McDonald, S. M. (2008). "Developments in Economic Impact Assessments Related to the Field of Youth Enterprise." Presented at the Global Youth Enterprise's Global Youth Enterprise Conference Program, Washington, DC.

McDonald, S. M. (2008). "Restructuring of ICT Manufacturing in Scotland: Implications for the Knowledge Economy." Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG)'s Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

McDonald, S. M. (2006). Presented at the US Department of Commerce's US-Europe Summit, Washington DC.

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. (2006). "Manufacturing in Scotland: Policy Decisions from 2001-05." Presented at the Athens Institute for Education and Research's The 4th International Conference on European and International Political & Economic Affairs, Athens, Greece.

McDonald, S. M., Vaughn, B. R. (2005). "Insurrection in the Borderlands: Islamist Extremism, Terrorism and Secession in Southeast Asia." Presented at the Association for Asian Studies's The New England Conference of The Association for Asian Studies, Bentley College.

McDonald, S. M. (2005). Presented at the National Defense University: Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies's UCLA Burkle Center Middle East Track Two Session Conference, Athens, Greece.

McPherson, A. H., McDonald, S. M. (2004). "Restructuring of Information & Communication Technology Manufacturing: Implications for Scotland's Knowledge Economy." Presented at the Scottish Enterprise's Scottish Enterprise Consortium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

McDonald, S. M. (2000). "AFTA - CER Linkages: A Free Trade Area by 2010?" Presented at the Australian Studies Association of North America's Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. H. (1999). "Public and Private Cross-cultural Training and Education in the Republic of Ireland." Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG)'s Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

McDonald, S. M. (1999). "Australia's Evolving Strategic Posture in the Asia-Pacific." Presented at the Australian Studies Association of North America's Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.

McDonald, S. M. (1998). "Internationalisation of Human Resource Development as a Competitive Strategy: The Role of Overseas Placement Programmes." Presented at the Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference's Annual Conference, Newport, RI.

McDonald, S. M., McPherson, A. H. (1998). "Cross-cultural Training and Education in the Republic of Ireland." Presented at the European Union's Euroconference Series: Cultural Standards in Business and Society in the European Union, Schlainling, Austria.

McDonald, S. M. (1994). "European Integration: Lyon's Route Towards Greater Influence." Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG)'s Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

McDonald, S. M. (1993). "The Four Motors of Europe: Rhone-Alp's European Agenda." Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG)'s Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Boulder, Colorado.

McDonald, S. M. (1993). "The Politics of the National Front in Southeastern France." Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG)'s Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Assurance of Learning GLS 101- Globalization, 2020 - Present
Committee Member for Student Engagement Committee, 2019 - Present
Course Coordinator for GLS Department, 2017 - Present
GLS Major & Minor Advisor & Coordinator, 2017
Committee Chair for GLS Curriculum Planning Committee, 2016 - Present
Committee Chair for Course Abroad Review Approval, 2010 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Class Visits/Reviews for Adjuncts and Lectureres, 2010 - Present
Committee Chair for Transfer Credit Evaluations, 2010 - Present
GLS Open House Representative, 2020 - 2020
Committee Chair for GLS Internship Committee, 2019 - 2019
Committee Chair for GLS Internship Committee, 2018 - 2019
Committee Member for Summer Grant Review Committee, 2017 - 2018
Committee Member for Research Statement Committee, 2014 - 2015
Course Coordinator for GLS Department, 2009 - 2015
Committee Chair for GLS Hiring Committee, 2012 - 2014
Committee Member for Summer Grant Review Committee, 2014 - 2014
Committee Member for Strategic Planning, 2011 - 2012
Committee Chair for Curriculum, 2007 - 2010
Principal Advisor to Tenure-Track Faculty for Global Studies P&T, 2005 - 2010

University Service
Committee Member for Valente Center, 2021 - Present
Committee Member for Valente Center Advisory Board, 2021 - Present
Committee Member for Calendar Committee, 2020 - Present
Task Force Member for LMS Evaluation Project and the Blackboard Ultra pilot , 2020 - Present
Student Organization Advisor for Bentley Debate & Speach Club, 2019 - Present
Committee Member for Curriculum Implementation Committee, 2017 - 2020
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 2017 - 2020
Task Force Member for General Education Task Force, 2017 - 2019
Committee Member for Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Group, 2018 - 2019
Faculty Coordinator of the 2017-18 NEH-funded Humanities Research Seminar for Valente Center, 2017 - 2018
Program Organizer for Valente Center, 2015 - 2015
Special Institutional Assignment for MBA Program, 2011 - 2012
Committee Member for Emerging Leader's MBA Development, 2010 - 2010
Committee Member for Valente Center A&S Center Advisory Board, 2005 - 2008
Committee Member for International Academic Coordination Group, 2000 - 2004
Special Institutional Assignment for International Alumni, 2000 - 2002
Special Institutional Assignment for Education Abroad Site Development, 1998 - 2002
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 1998 - 2002
Director of the ICE Program for ICE Program, 1998 - 2002
Committee Member for Service-learning Oversight Committee, 1998 - 2002

Professional Service
Reviewer, Textbook for Pearson Publisher, 2018 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Innovation Studies, 2018 - Present
Reviewer, Book for CHOICE, 2005 - Present

Public Service
Session Chair for Westborough 300 Year Anniversary, 2017 - 2017