[1] Brennan, Niamh M. [2016] Shades of Grey: Directors’ Dilemmas, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Edinburgh. ISBN: 978-1-909883-09-3, 153 pp.


Books edited

 [1] Brennan, N. M. (editor) [2008] Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting, Volumes I-III, Sage Library of Accounting and Finance, London, ISBN: 9781847870025, xliv+1248 pp.


Book chapter

[1] Brennan, N.M. [2008] “Editor’s Introduction. Importance of Corporate Governance for Quality Financial Reports”, in Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting, Sage Library of Accounting and Finance, pp. xix-liii.


[2] Brennan, N.M. [2010] “A Review of Corporate Governance Research: An Irish Perspective”, in Donnelly, P., Hogan, J. and O’Rourke, B. (eds) Irish Business & Society, Oak Tree Press, in press.


[3] Brennan, N.M. [2011] “Applying Principles of Good Governance in a Schools Board Context” in West-Burnham, J. and O’Sullivan, H. Leadership and Management in Schools: Adding an Irish Voice to the Global Discourse, Sage Publications, London, in press.


Papers in refereed journals

[1] Brennan, N. and McCafferty, J. [1997] Corporate Governance Practices in Irish Companies, IBAR – Irish Business and Administrative Research 18: 116-135.


[2] MacCanna, L., Brennan, N. and O’Higgins, E. [1999] National Networks of Corporate Power: An Irish Perspective, Journal of Management and Governance, 2 (4): 355-377. DOI: 10.1023/A:1009972108819


[3] Brennan, N. and McDermott, M. [2004] Alternative Perspectives on Independence of Directors, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 12 (3): 325-336. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8683.2004.00373.x


[4] Brennan, N. [2006] Boards of Directors and Firm Performance: Is there an Expectations Gap? Corporate Governance: An International Review, 14 (6) (November): 577-593.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8683.2006.00534.x


[5] Brennan, N. and Kelly, J. [2007] A Study of Whistleblowing Among Trainee Auditors, British Accounting Review, 39 (1) (March): 61-87. DOI:10.1016/


[6] Brennan, N.M. and Solomon, J. [2008] Corporate Governance, Accountability and Mechanisms of Accountability: An Overview, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 21 (7) (September): 885-906.  DOI: 10.1108/09513570810907401


[7] Brennan, Niamh M. and Conroy, John P. [2013] Executive Hubris: The Case of a Bank CEO, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 26(2): 172-195. DOI: 10.1108/09513571311303701


[8] Brennan, Niamh M. and Flynn, Maureen A. [2013] Differentiating Clinical Governance, Clinical Management and Clinical Practice. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 18(2): 114-131. DOI: 10.1108/14777271311317909


[9] Shrives, Philip J. and Brennan, Niamh M. [2015] A Typology for Exploring the Quality of Explanations for Non-Compliance with UK Corporate Governance Regulations. British Accounting Review, 47(1): 85-99.  DOI 10.1016/


[10] Brennan, Niamh M. and Kirwan, Collette E. [2015] Audit Committees: Practices, Practitioners and Praxis of Governance, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 28(4): 466-493. DOI 10.1108/AAAJ-01-2015-1925


[11] Brennan, Niamh M., Kirwan, Collette E. and Redmond, John [2016] Accountability Processes in Boardrooms: A Conceptual Model of Manager-Non-Executive Director Information Asymmetry. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 29(1): 135-164. DOI 10.1108/AAAJ-10-2013-1505


[12] Cullen, Margaret M. and Brennan, Niamh M. [2017] Differentiating Control, Monitoring and Oversight: Influence of Power Relations on Boards of Directors – Insights from Investment Fund Boards, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, (forthcoming) DOI 10.1108/AAAJ-12-2015-2345

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