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Dr Bernadette Power

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University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Dr. Bernadette Power is a lecturer in the School of Economics, University College Cork. Her Ph.D. from University of St. Andrews focused on the survival of small businesses in Scotland. Bernadette’s principal research interests are in small business economics and entrepreneurship. She has published in this area in the following journals International Small Business Journal, Urban Studies, Managerial and Decision Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, The European Journal of Finance, The Irish Journal of Management, The International Journal of the Economics of Business and in a number of Chapters in books including The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise: An Entrepreneurial Analysis of Small Firm Inception. She has received many awards for her research including a Transeo Academic Best Paper Award by the European Association for SME Transfer.  She has a consistent record in securing competitive funding from bodies such as the EPA, SEAI, the IRCHSS and Enterprise Ireland. Her work has been presented in a number of policy forums including the Welsh Economic Assembly,  a Policy Forum on Rethinking Irish Economic Development, West Cork Development Partnership Conference, EU ETS, Climate Change and Brexit Conference and at other academic institutions and conferences in Ireland and internationally.

Languages

  • Irish
  • English
  • French
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Grants and Honours

  • 06/09/2019 - The CSR Best Paper Award - The Changing Dynamic of the Regulated and the Regulator Relationship: The implications for Environmental Enforcement., pp. 20, Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • 06/09/2019 - The Overall Best Paper award - The Changing Dynamic of the Regulated and the Regulator Relationship: The implications for Environmental Enforcement., pp. 20., Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • 01/09/2019 - SEAI Funding: Community Engagement in Wind Energy: Innovative approaches to achieving a social license (Co-Wind), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • 07/01/2019 - EPA Funding - An assessment of residential solid fuel use in Ireland and the promotion of a transition away from solid fuels., Environmental Protection Agency
  • 05/09/2018 - IAM Best Paper Award in the CSR, Business Ethics and Sustainability Track, Irish Academy of Management (IAM)
  • 23/07/2018 - EPA Funding - To measure environmental outcome/impacts from EPA licensing and enforcement activities, Environmental Protection Agency
  • 06/01/2014 - Enterprise Ireland Funding - Forecasting Methods in a Retail Context., Enterprise Ireland
  • 01/01/2014 - Transeo Academic Awards - Best Paper Prize, Transeo - European association for SME transfer
  • 01/01/2014 - Innovation Voucher (EI), Enterprise Ireland
  • 03/03/2008 - IRCHSS Funding - Endgames of Small Enterprises in Ireland, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
  • 01/01/2008 - Research Innovation Vouncher (Invest NI), Invest NI
  • 01/01/2001 - Research Grant (International Collaboration Programme 2001), Enterprise Ireland
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Other Activities

  • 09/05/2019 - O’Connor, E., Power, B., McInerney, C. and P. Deane (2019) Green investments and firm performance: Evidence from Irish industry, Irish Economics Association Conference
  • 09/04/2019 - Power, J. G. Ryan, and Power, B. (2019) Equity Financing of Entrepreneurial Ventures across the Lifecycle Equity Financing of Irish Economics Association Conference Entrepreneurial Ventures across the Lifecycle, The British Accounting and Finance Association Conference,
  • 07/11/2018 - McGowen, E., Power, B. and E. Shinnick (2018) SME Demand for Non-Bank Financing in Ireland, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference 2018
  • 03/09/2018 - O’Connor, E., Power, B., McInerney, C. and P. Deane (2018) Green investments and firm performance: Evidence from Irish industry, Irish Academy of Management 2018 Conference
  • 03/09/2018 - Power, J. Power, B. and G. Ryan (2018) Determinants of Equity Financing for Irish Technology-Based Firms, Irish Academy of Management 2018 Conference, Cork
  • 03/09/2018 - McGowen, E., Power, B. and E. Shinnick (2018) SME Demand for Non-Bank Financing in Ireland, Irish Academy of Management 2018 Conference
  • 28/08/2018 - Power, B., Doran, J. and G. Ryan (2018) Spatial Effects in Regional Tourism Firm Births and Deaths, European Regional Science Association Conference 2018,
  • 28/08/2018 - Doran, J. and Power, B. (2018) The Spatial Determinants of Entrepreneurship Rates across European Regions, European Regional Science Association Conference 2018
  • 17/04/2018 - Power, B. and Reid, GC (2018) Determinants of Composite Performance by Portfolios of Intellectual Property Forms: An Econometric Panel Analysis of New Businesses in the US (2004-2011). Scottish Economic Society Conference,
  • 09/09/2016 - Power, B. Ryan G. and Doran J. (2016) The Effect Agglomeration Economies on Firm Deaths: A Comparison of Regional and Firm Based Approaches, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference
  • 22/08/2016 - Power, B. Ryan G. and Doran J. (2016) The effect of Aging and Agglomeration Economies on Firm Deaths: A Cohort Analysis of Firm Deaths during the Financial Crisis, 56th ERSA Conference
  • 22/08/2016 - Power, B. Ryan G. and Doran J. (2016) The Effect Agglomeration Economies on Firm Deaths: A Comparison of Regional and Firm Based Approaches, 56th ERSA Conference,
  • 26/08/2015 - Power, B. Ryan G. and Doran J. (2015) Which firms fail or disappear? A Cohort Analysis of Firm Deaths During the Financial Crisis, RAISBIS Conference
  • 18/09/2014 - Power, B. Ryan G. and Doran J. (2014) Which firms fail or disappear? A Cohort Analysis of Firm Deaths During the Financial Crisis, ISBE Paper Development Workshop, London
  • 28/08/2014 - Power, B., Ryan, G. and Doran, J. (2012) Analysis of Firm Deaths in Ireland, Regional Science Association International - British & Irish Section Conference
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Research Domains

  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Small business economics  
  • Entrepreneurial Exit  
  • Business Performance  
  • Firm Survival  
  • Real options  
  • Environmental Economics
  • Financing for small to medium sized enterprises
  • Intellectual Property  
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Thesis

  • 2020 - Equity Financing of Technology-based Firms in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2017 - MSc (Business Economics) Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2018 - MSc (Business Economics) thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2018 - MSc (Business Economics) Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2018 - MSc(Business Economics) thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2019 - MSc(Business Economics) thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2019 - MSc(Business Economics) Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2019 - MSc(Business Economics) thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2019 - MSc(Business Economics) Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - MA (Economics) Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - MA Economics Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - MA Economics Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2020 - Factors Influencing the Supply of and Demand for Alternative Debt Finance by Irish SME’s, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2010 - Adverse Selection vs. Risk Selection in the Irish Private Health Insurance Market, University College Cork (Thesis Reviewer)
  • 2016 - The Effects Of Agglomeration Economies On The Productivity Of Manufacturing Local Units In Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Reviewer)
  • 2011 - Contributions to the SBV reading of Penrose: three theoretical essays, University College Cork (Thesis Reviewer)
  • 2014 - Can Kerry be an Entrepreneurial Platform? Explorations in a Regional Meaning Making System, University College Cork (Thesis Reviewer)
  • 2015 - Developing Executive Capability: Banking And Beyond, University College Cork (Thesis Reviewer)
  • 2014 - MA Economics Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2014 - MA Economics Thesis, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2022 - An Examination of Seedbed Role in Irish Industries, Regions, and Firms from 2008-2016, Cork University Business School (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2017 POWER, B. (2017). Decision support for firm performance by real options analytics. Managerial and Decision Economics. Details
2015 POWER, B. (2015). Performance and strategy: simultaneous equations analysis of long-lived firms. International Journal of the Economics of Business. Details
2014 POWER, B. (2014). Smokers Still Underestimate the Risks Posed by Secondhand Smoke: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study.. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Details
2013 POWER, B. (2013). Organisational change and performance in long-lived small firms: a real options approach. European Journal of Finance. Details
2007 POWER, B. (2007). Risk Perception of Smoking in the General Population: Changes from 1999 to 2006..
2005 POWER, B. (2005). Flexibility, firm-specific turbulence and the performance of the long-lived small Firm. Review of Industrial Organization.
2005 POWER, B. (2005). Perception of the Risks of Smoking in the General Population and Among General Practitioners in Ireland. Irish Journal of Medical Science.
2019 POWER, B., DORAN, J., RYAN, G. (2019). The effect of agglomeration economies on firm deaths: A comparison of firm and regional based approaches. Urban Studies. Details
2012 RYAN, G., POWER, B. (2012). Small Business Transfer Decisions: What Really Matters? Evidence from Ireland and Scotland.. Irish Academy of Management, 31(2), pg.99-126, Ireland.
2020 POWER, B., REID, G. C. (2020). The impact of intellectual property types on the performance of business start-ups in the United States. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship. Details
2020 RYAN, G., POWER, B., DORAN, J. (2020). A micro-analysis of Irish firm deaths during the financial crisis (2006–2010). Irish Journal of Management. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2009 RYAN, G., POWER, B. (2009). Does the Technological Sophistication of a Firm Influence an Owner-Mangers Choice of Exit Mode? IGI Global.
2009 POWER, B., RYAN, G. (2009). Exit Routes: A Comparative Analysis using Irish and Scottish Data. Ankara University.
2009 POWER, B. (2009). Exit Routes: What are your Options?. Babson College .
2006 POWER, B. (2006). A Test of Real Options Logic.
2001 POWER, B. (2001). The Consumer Price Index: Not a True Cost of Living Index’.
2001 POWER, B. (2001). The Rationality of the Decision to Smoke.
1998 POWER, B. (1998). An Inflated Inflation Rate: An Oversimplified View of Inflation. Irish Cases in Economics, pp.4. 5th Edition, by McGraw-Hill, London..
1998 POWER, B. (1998). Entry Deterrence in the Irish Pharmaceutical Sector.
2009 RYAN, G., POWER, B. (2009). SME Exit Mode Choice; Some Lessons for Public Policy. LIT Verlag.
2017 RYAN, G., POWER, B., DORAN, J. (2017). Spatial effects in Regional Tourism Firm Births and Deaths. by B. Power, J. Doran and G. Ryan. Springer Publishing.
2007 POWER, B. (2007). Flexibility, growth and survival. Routledge. Details
2021 POWER, B. (2021). Spatial Effects in Regional Tourism Firm Births and Deaths (with Dr. Geraldine Ryan and Prof. Justin Doran). Springer Publishing, Switzerland. Details

Edited book

Year Publication
2009 SHINNICK, E., POWER, B. (2009). The Economics of Corporate Strategy. Custom Textbook. John Wiley & Sons.

Encyclopedia entry

Year Publication
2008 POWER, B. (2008). 'Real Options Analysis As a Tool For Managerial Decision Making. Ideas Group Reference.

Magazine article

Year Publication
2015 POWER, B., RYAN, G., DORAN, J. (2015). A Cohort Analysis of Firm Deaths During the Financial Crisis. AIIP Research Briefing.
2002 POWER, B. (2002). Long Live the Small Firm. Enterprising Scotland.
2009 POWER, B., RYAN, G. (2009). Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail. UCC Nuacht.

Report

Year Publication
2019 MCINERNEY, C., DEANE, P., POWER, B., O'CONNOR, E., MCDERMOTT, T. (2019). The impact of the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) on the competitiveness of Irish industry., Ireland.
2020 POWER, B., EAKINS, J., O'CONNOR, E., MCINERNEY, C., HELLEBUST, S., SULLIVAN, T. (2020). Research 316: Environmental Outcomes from Licence Enforcement Activity. EPA Research Report, Ireland.
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