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Norah Cussen

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism, TU Dublin

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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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Patrick Brown

Queen’s University Belfast, History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) / The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace Security and Justice

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Robert Wade

PhD Candidate, Queen's University Belfast

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Roisin Lyons

DCU Business School – Entrepreneurship department

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Rosanne Fitzpatrick

Department of Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology Carlow

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Sarah Hofmayer

NUI Galway, Centre for Disability Law and Policy

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Shane O’Sullivan

Institution and department/school: Department of Applied Social Sciences, Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish Park, Limerick

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Sheila Cannon

Trinity Business School

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Simon Bridge

Visiting Professor, University of Ulster

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Simon Stephens

Department of Business, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

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Thomas M. Cooney

College of Business Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

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Ziene Mottiar

Senior Lecturer School of Hospitality Management and Tourism Technological University Dublin

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Norah Cussen

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism, TU Dublin

Research interests: Entrepreneurship, Community Development and Innovation Areas of collaboration: Innovation in higher education, minority entrepreneurship, community development.

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.
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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

Patrick Brown

Queen’s University Belfast, History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) / The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace Security and Justice

Research interests: Universal Basic Income and Conflict Transformation – my PhD focuses on whether a UBI could assist with transformation in a post-conflict society such as Northern Ireland Areas of collaboration: I would be particularly interested in collaborating with anyone carrying out research on:
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Welfare reform
  • Social liberal theory
  • Post conflict societies generally
  • Social trust
  • Behavioural modelling
  • Tax/benefit modelling using tools such as EUROMOD
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Robert Wade

PhD Candidate, Queen's University Belfast

Robert is a PhD student at Queen's University Belfast. His research explores the role of landownership and landowners in wind energy production. The relatively extensive spatial requirements of renewable energies like wind, solar and biomass situates the landowner as a central political and economic player in the low carbon transition. Drawing on political economy/political ecology, I examine the role of rent relations within the wind industry. I employ a comparative analysis of three European countries to explain the distributive and structural effects of private landownership in these different contexts. The research aims to understand how different systems of property rights can contribute to fair but rapid decarbonisation.

Roisin Lyons

DCU Business School – Entrepreneurship department

Research interests: Entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurial teams; social entrepreneurship; sustainability and social innovation. Areas of collaboration: Investigating the entrepreneurial student (am national coordinator of GUESSS research project); social entrepreneurship

Rosanne Fitzpatrick

Department of Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology Carlow

Research interests: Research interests include social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and social impact measurement. Areas of collaboration: Potential areas for collaboration include the creation of a social enterprise database, investigating social enterprise impact measurement methods and collaboration with regional social enterprises to explore their business models and assist their business development opportunities. Please include links to your profiles in any of the following:

Sarah Hofmayer

NUI Galway, Centre for Disability Law and Policy

Research interests: Work Integration Social Enterprise; inclusion; human rights; equality Areas of collaboration: social enterprise policy; sustainability; human rights monitoring and reporting

Shane O’Sullivan

Institution and department/school: Department of Applied Social Sciences, Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish Park, Limerick

Research interests: community development; rural development; social enterprise; social innovation; spatial analysis Areas of collaboration: internationalisation in social enterprise; community profiling and planning; social farming; governance and operational structures; training and development.

Sheila Cannon

Trinity Business School

Sheila Cannon is Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship at Trinity Business School. She conducts research on and teaches about the third sector, including social enterprises, nonprofits, and civil society organisations. Her research contributes to knowledge and literature on neo-institutional theory, organisational theory, and organisational identity work. She focuses on how organisations influence and respond to institutional change. So far, she has studied contexts including peacebuilding, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, digital disruption and corporate activism. Research interests: Areas of collaboration: LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/cannonsheila/ Your profile page at your institution. https://www.tcd.ie/business/people/s-cannon.php

Simon Bridge

Visiting Professor, University of Ulster

LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-bridge-07320a15 Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simon_Bridge4Your profile page at your institution.

Simon Stephens

Department of Business, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Simon is Senior Lecturer in Small Business Economics at the LYIT School of Business. His main teaching interests are in Applied Economics. His research explores issues and models in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. Simon has worked on numerous funded research projects (valued at over €1million). He is an award winning researcher and author. In 2011 he was awarded an Emerald Literati award for excellence. In 2018 Simon received a special recognition award from Lancaster University for publications from his post-doctorate research. His research has been published in: Education + Work; Global Mobility; Small Business and Enterprise Development; and the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Simon is Chair of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business track for the Irish Academy of Management annual conference Institution and department/school: Department of Business, Letterkenny Institute of Technology Research interests: Small Business Economics and Entrepreneurship Areas of collaboration: All aspects of the activities and outcomes of small businesses. View my research at: Google Scholar; ResearchGate or ORCID 0000-0003-0322-0888 https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-stephens-93303251/ http://www.dicelabs.ie/dr-simon-stephens/

Thomas M. Cooney

College of Business Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

Research interests:
Entrepreneurship amongst minority and disadvantaged communities
Areas of collaboration:
Open to any collaboration opportunities relating to Entrepreneurship amongst minority and disadvantaged communities
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Ziene Mottiar

Senior Lecturer School of Hospitality Management and Tourism Technological University Dublin

Research interests: 
My main areas of research interest in terms of social entrepreneurs revolve around motivations, roles, interactions with other entrepreneurs and local impacts. Of particular interest are social entrepreneurs in the tourism sector and that has been the focus of my publications and conference papers.
Below are my most recent journal papers in this area:
Mottiar, Z, Boluk, K and Kline, C (2018) The Roles of Social Entrepreneurs in Rural Destination Development Annals of Tourism Research Vol 68 pp.77-88 https://arrow.dit.ie/tfschhmtart/79/
Mottiar, Z and Boluk, K (2017)’Understanding how Social Entrepreneurs 'fit' into the Tourism Discourse’ in Sheldon, P, Daniele, R and Pollock, A Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-46518-0_7
Mottiar, Z (2015) Exploring the motivations of tourism social entrepreneurs, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Special Issue on Social Entrepreneurship. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJCHM-06-2014-0278/full/html
Boluk and Mottiar, Z (2014) Motivations of social entrepreneurs: blurring the social contribution and profits dichotomy Social Enterprise Journal Vol. 10 Is 1, pp.53-68 https://arrow.dit.ie/tfschhmtart/62/
 

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