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Dr Bernadette Power

Bernadette  Power



Economics EC 1.34 Áras na Laoi Cork University Business School University College Cork

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Dr. Bernadette Power is a lecturer in the School of Economics, University College Cork. Her Ph.D. from University of St. Andrews focussed 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 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 awards for her research including the recent Transeo Academic Best Paper Award by the European Association for SME Transfer. This IRCHSS funded research was on small business succession (with Dr. Geraldine Ryan). She has a consistent record in securing competitive funding from bodies such as the EPA, the IRCHSS and Enterprise Ireland. Her work on long-lived small firms with Prof. Gavin Reid was presented at the Welsh Economic Assembly. Her work has also been presented at other policy forums such as the Climate Advisory Council, Policy Forum on Rethinking Irish Economic Development, West Cork Development Partnership Conference, EU ETS, Climate Change and Brexit Conference and at other academic institutions in Ireland and internationally.