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Brendan Murtagh

Urban Planning School of Natural and Built Environment

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Briga Hynes

Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

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Carol Power

Business School and Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork

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Clodagh O'Reilly

PhD Candidate TU Dublin, Dept. of Marketing

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Danielle Byrne

PhD candidate, Trinity Centre for Social Innovation, Trinity Business School, University of Dublin

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Deirdre Halloran

Currently NUI Galway Law Department From January 2021 DCU Law and Government

Deiric O Broin

Deiric Ó Broin

Dublin City University, School of Law and Government

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Doye Peter Alale

PhD Candidate TU Dublin

Dept of Marketing
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Emma McEvoy

Maynooth University, Department of Law

Research interests: Social Enterprises; Public Procurement; EU Law; Company Law.

Areas of collabo
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Felicity Kelliher

Senior Lecturer Management, Waterford Institute of Technology

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Fiona Burke

School of Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology Carlow

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Gavin D. Brown

Dublin City University, DCU Business School

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Ger Doyle

TU Dublin, School of Environment and Planning

Research interests:

Social and solidarity economy; and the role the social economy can perform in
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Johanna Clancy

School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway

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Lucia Walsh

Lecturer & Researcher in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, TU Dublin

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Mara van Twuijver

University College Cork, Cork University Business School, Department of Food, Business and Development

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Marie Taylor

Senior Project Assistant, Development Unit LIT

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Mary Lee Rhodes

Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Social Innovation, Trinity Business School

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Mary O’Shaughnessy

Senior Lecturer, Cork University Business School, College of Business and Law, University College Cork.

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Michele O’Sullivan

DCU Business School Enterprise and Innovation, Marketing

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Brendan Murtagh

Urban Planning School of Natural and Built Environment

Research interests: Social economics and urban regeneration Social enterprises and spatial deprivation Social value measurement and local multiplier effects Social finance Areas of collaboration: Cross-border social economies Social economics and socio-spatial deprivation Social enterprises and peacebuilding in contested societies Measuring social impact https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/brendan-murtagh

Briga Hynes

Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Research interests: Social Innovation; Social Enterprise Scaling Strategies; Marketing in the Social Enterprise; Social entrepreneurial behaviours; Social Enterprise Education. Areas of collaboration: Social Enterprise Incubation and Growth; Narratives of Social Entrepreneurship and bridging the divide between social and mainstream enterprises; Social Entrepreneurs and Partnerships. Google Scholar; scholar.google.com › citations LinkedIn; https://ie.linkedin.com › briga-hynes Your profile page at your institution. https://ulsites.ul.ie/gcs/briga–hynes-profile

Carol Power

Business School and Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork

Research interests: Co-operative and community-based responses to social and economic needs at local and regional levels; sustainable development, including the relationship between business and sustainability.  Current research projects: Men’s Sheds as Community-based Responses to Societal Challenges.  This project, in association with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, is supported by the IRC New Foundations Scheme. Carol is co-Director of the MSc in Co-operative & Social Enterprise at University College Cork.

Clodagh O'Reilly

PhD Candidate TU Dublin, Dept. of Marketing

Research interests: Social Enterprise; Social Innovation Areas of collaboration: Please include links to your profiles in any of the following:
  • Research Gate; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Clodagh_Oreilly3
  • LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/clodaghoreilly/
  • Twitter: Cloers

Danielle Byrne

PhD candidate, Trinity Centre for Social Innovation, Trinity Business School, University of Dublin

Social economy enterprises – taxonomies, structures, typologies and business models; social enterprise mapping methodologies; hybrid institutional logics; social enterprise in public service delivery. Research Topic PhD research topic is: social entrepreneurialism in Irish state-funded third sector organisations. Areas of collaboration: LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/byrnedanielle/ Research Blog: https://socialeconomyresearch393315416.wordpress.com

Deirdre Halloran

Currently NUI Galway Law Department From January 2021 DCU Law and Government

Research interests: Public Procurement, Human Rights and Social Sustainability; Housing Law and Policy Areas of collaboration: Public Procurement, Human Rights and Social Sustainability; Housing Law and Policy Please include links to your profiles in any of the following:
  • LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdre-halloran-65bb3435/

Deiric Ó Broin

Dublin City University, School of Law and Government

Research interests: Public policy and the social economy, local government and the social economy, student-owned social enterprises, social enterprises and legal form, relationships between components of the social economy, Anglo-American and European conceptualisations of the social economy. Areas of collaboration: Public policy formulation and the social economy. Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Deiric_O_Broin LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/deiric-%C3%B3-broin-2886bb16/ Your profile page at your institution https://www.dcu.ie/researchsupport/research-profile?PERSON_ID=2518961

Doye Peter Alale

PhD Candidate TU Dublin

Research interests: Social Innovation, Social Enterprise, UN SDGs, Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) markets, Social Enterprise Ethics, Social Enterprise Education, Social Enterprise Scaling Strategies Areas of collaboration: Social Innovation, Social Enterprise, UN SDGs, Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) markets, Social Enterprise Ethics, Social Enterprise Education, Social Enterprise Scaling Strategies

Emma McEvoy

Maynooth University, Department of Law

Research interests: Social Enterprises; Public Procurement; EU Law; Company Law.
Areas of collaboration: Public Procurement Law and Policy; Company Law; Social Enterprise Policy.
• Research Gate; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emma_Mcevoy2
• Google Scholar; https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=M4ZdPvUAAAAJ&hl=en
• LinkedIn; https://ie.linkedin.com/in/emma-mcevoy-bb216449
• Your profile page at your institution. https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law/current-phd-students

Felicity Kelliher

Senior Lecturer Management, Waterford Institute of Technology

Research interests: SME/ Social Enterprise capability development, Rural SME Networks
Felicity is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Partner Faculty Shanghai University, China. She is currently Chair of the Irish Academy of Management (2017- present) and a member of the Irish Research Council and the Royal Irish Academy Social Science Committee. A Fulbright Scholar, Felicity has published widely in the area of management capability development, rural community engagement and learning in small firms and has co-authored three books. As co-founder and senior researcher of the RIKON research group, Felicity has engaged with over 1200 small firms in service innovation, capability development and small enterprise learning initiatives since 2007, supported by Failte Ireland, INTERREG and Enterprise Ireland, among others and was awarded the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Research2Business Collaborative Impact award in 2015 in recognition of this work. Before entering academia, Felicity worked internationally as a project manager in the technology sector.
Areas of collaboration: SME/ Social Enterprise management capability development, Rural SME Networks
• Research Gate; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Felicity_Kelliher
• Google Scholar; https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=4Y8fPfoAAAAJ
• LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicity-kelliher-ab92798/
• Your profile page at your institution. https://www.wit.ie/about_wit/contact_us/staff_directory/felicity_kelliher

Fiona Burke

School of Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology Carlow

Research interests: Current research interests include social enterprise impact metrics, compilation of a South-East regional social enterprise database, regional labour market dynamics, regional economic policy, internationalisation of Irish SMEs and competitive balance in sports.  Potential areas for collaboration include the creation of a social enterprise database, investigating social enterprise impact metrics and collaboration with regional social enterprises to explore their business models and assist their business development opportunities. Other links:                 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fiona_Burke https://ie.linkedin.com/in/dr-fiona-burke-b8500541 https://www.itcarlow.ie/research/researchers/meet-researchers/dr-fiona-burke.htm

Gavin D. Brown

Dublin City University, DCU Business School

Research interests:
Societal resilience; organisational resilience; corporate sustainability; crisis management; protection motivation; stakeholder management; environmental sustainability; risk perception; corporate social responsibility; social innovation.
Areas of collaboration:
Business & Society: organisational & societal resilience; sustainability; corporate social responsibility; social innovation.
Contact: 
• Research Gate; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gavin_Brown6
• Google Scholar; https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DlCPWHMAAAAJ&hl=en
• LinkedIn; https://ie.linkedin.com/in/gavindbrown
• Profile page (DCU); https://business.dcu.ie/staff/gavin-brown/

Ger Doyle

TU Dublin, School of Environment and Planning

Research interests: Social and solidarity economy; and the role the social economy can perform in the transition to a more sustainable society.  

Johanna Clancy

School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway

Research interests: Social entrepreneurship / enterprise; regional entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship

Lucia Walsh

Lecturer & Researcher in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, TU Dublin

Lucia is a lecturer and researcher in entrepreneurship and marketing in TU Dublin, School of Marketing. Apart from creating engaging and impactful learning experiences for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive learners (which often includes working with enterprises and social enterprises), Lucia has a strong research interest in entrepreneurship. Lucia’s postdoctoral research in UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Research School involved being embedded in a social enterprise for a number of months and fortunate to observe some significant and unexpected changes. Lucia’s current focus is on understanding of social enterprises that have pursued growth strategy, their triggers for scaling-up and barriers and reasons for failed growth.

Mara van Twuijver

University College Cork, Cork University Business School, Department of Food, Business and Development

Research interests: For her PhD-research, Mara is currently investigating how the hybrid nature of rural social enterprises is of influence on their organisational strategy. Rural-based social enterprises are more and more seen as potential partners in fostering development in rural areas, both by politicians and academics. However, we know very little of the way in which rural social enterprises are able to address the needs of rural areas and how they are able to continue to do this over time. Because of their hybrid nature, these organisations need to balance among others social and economic goals, as well as the perceptions and expectations of many different stakeholders. Through a qualitative case study methodology, Mara investigates how, over time, rural social enterprises deal with this hybridity in their organisational strategy. Keywords Research interests: Social enterprises, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, hybrid organisations, rural development, community development, qualitative research methods, critical realism. Areas of collaboration: Mara is an early stage researcher in the EU Horizon-2020 funded MSCA-ITN ‘RurAction’ (www.ruraction.eu). Mara is also a member of the EMES-network. Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mara_Van_Twuijver2 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mvtwuijver/ Twitter: @MWvanTwuijver

Marie Taylor

Senior Project Assistant, Development Unit LIT

Dr Marie Taylor's focus is on social enterprise and rural development. Marie is also a lecturer in tour guiding and Irish heritage with the Flexible Learning Unit in LIT. https://lit.ie/Research-Development/Development/Our-Team-(1)/Dr-Marie-Taylor

Mary Lee Rhodes

Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Social Innovation, Trinity Business School

Research interests: Public Administration, Complex Systems, Housing, Social Impact
Areas of collaboration: Social Impact Reporting, Social Enterprise Mapping, Innovation Systems, Wicked Problems
• Research Gate:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mary_Rhodes
• Google Scholar:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RPSHLMgAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra
• LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-lee-rhodes-3026013/
• Profile Page at TCD: https://www.tcd.ie/business/people/marylee-rhodes.php

Mary O’Shaughnessy

Senior Lecturer, Cork University Business School, College of Business and Law, University College Cork.

Research interests: sustainable, place-based rural development, community/collective social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and rural co-operatives. Mary is the Short Term Scientific Mission Manager for EU COST Action Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars. She serves on a number of national and international research and policy advisory bodies. Mary is a director at Micro Finance Ireland, founding member of  EMES (International research network, comparative research, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social and solidarity economy and social innovation), member of the National Social Enterprise Task Force (Ireland) and academic member to the steering group of Ireland’s first National Social Enterprise Policy. She sits on the editorial board of Social Enterprise Journal.  She was awarded UCC Research Supervisor of the Year (2019). Current research projects include: H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (Collective Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Rural Development) in collaboration with 10 European research institutes, universities, rural community social enterprises and rural cooperatives; Work Integrations Social Enterprises in the Criminal Justice System (Irish Research Council), and Community-led Multi-Actor Approaches to Sustainable Rural Development in collaboration with Self Help Africa, Teagasc, Partners in Learning and NUIG. Areas of collaboration: Social Enterprise, Sustainable Rural Development and Rural Co-operatives. Please include links to your profiles in any of the following:

Michele O’Sullivan

DCU Business School Enterprise and Innovation, Marketing

Research interests: Social Enterprise Social enterprise in practice, entrepreneurial motivations in social enterprise formation, innovation in social enterprise, local and community benefits provided by social enterprise. Customer Experience Management Educational Partnership Childcare, particularly school age childcare. Action Research and Reflective Practice (e.g. evaluative practice) Research Gate; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michele_Osullivan LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/micheleosullivan1/ Your profile page at your institution. https://business.dcu.ie/staff/michele-osullivan/

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