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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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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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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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Michele O’Sullivan

DCU Business School Enterprise and Innovation, Marketing

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Olive McCarthy

Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork

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Oonagh B. Breen

Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

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Orlagh Reynolds

University College Dublin, College of Business

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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

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

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

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/

Olive McCarthy

Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork

Research interests: co-operatives, credit unions, financial exclusion/inclusion, governance, social performance and impact measurement Areas of collaboration: Olive is a programme director on the online MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise and the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development. She serves on a number of national and international research and policy bodies. She is a member of the Credit Union Advisory Committee, appointed by the Minister for Finance, a member of the International Scientific Commission on the Social and Co-operative Economy of CIRIEC (The International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy), an advisory board member of the Centre for Community Finance Europe (CFCFE) and a board member with the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS). Current research projects include social impact measurement for credit unions and financial exclusion among social housing tenants in Ireland (funded by Cluid and The Housing Finance Agency). Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olive_Mccarthy2 Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2791-5214 UCC: https://www.cubsucc.com/faculty-directory/dr-olive-mccarthy/

Oonagh B. Breen

Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

Research interests: Oonagh teaches NGO Law, Governance and Social Change at master’s level at UCD.  A graduate of UCD and Yale Law School, her research focuses on comparative charity law regulation and governance and the development of more structured legal relationships between the State and the non-profit sector.  She has a keen interest in governance, financial accountability and disclosure, the development of non-profit legal structures at both national and European levels, the regulation of non-profits and social enterprise and the legal enablement of philanthropy.  She is co-author, with Philip A. Smith, of Law of Charities in Ireland (Bloomsbury, 2019).
Areas of collaboration: Oonagh is President Elect of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) and will take up on her Presidency on January 1, 2021.  She is a former Chair of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)  and currently serves as a member of ICNL’s International Advisory Council.  She is  PI on a Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Fellowship on Third Sector Involvement in Higher Education for Refugees - a Forum Theatre Approach with Dr Nina Lueck. Oonagh is also an active member of ARNOVA and the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) and is part of the local host committee that will see the convening of ERNOP’s 10th biennial conference in Dublin in July 2021.
• Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Rs03tyUAAAAJ&hl=en
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oonagh-breen-897b745/
• Profile page at your institution: https://people.ucd.ie/oonagh.breen

Orlagh Reynolds

University College Dublin, College of Business

Research interests: Sustainability-oriented entrepreneurship and enterprise, social and sustainability innovation, circular bioeconomy, community development, qualitative research methods Areas of collaboration: Sustainability-oriented entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation, circular bioeconomy, entrepreneurship education

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