Dr Bernadette Power

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Bernadette Power

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Economics
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Dr. Bernadette Power is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, Cork University Business School (CUBS). She graduated with a Ph.D. from the Department of Economics and Finance, University of St. Andrews in 2005.  This focused on the survival of small businesses in Scotland.  Bernadette’s principal research interests are in the area of business economics, entrepreneurship and sustainability.  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 International Journal of the Economics of Business, The Irish Journal of Management, Applied Economic Letters, Economics and Business Letters and more. She has received many national aand international 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, IRC and Enterprise Ireland. Her work has been presented at a number of policy forums including the Welsh Economic Assembly, a Policy Forum on Rethinking Irish Economic Development, a West Cork Development Partnership Conference, a EU ETS, Climate Change and Brexit Conference, the National Energy Research and Policy Conference 2022 and at other academic institutions and conferences in Ireland and internationally. She has also been recently included as partner on Users TCP- Social License to Automate 2.0 project, a European transdisciplinary taskforce to understand the role of gender and diversity factors in energy consumption with partners from Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland. She is actively shaping the business leaders of tomorrow as Programme Director for the MSc Business Economics, a flagship business master’s programme in CUBS attracting a strong international student base. She is the initiator/director of the peer assisted learning programme which eases first year students in many CUBS programmes into university life. 

Grants and Honours

  • 11/03/2023 - The Role of Irish Small Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Transition to a More Circular Economy, Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
  • 28/10/2022 - Best Paper Award from the Institute for Small business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 21/12/2021 - CUBS Research Excellence Award, Cork University Business School
  • 28/10/2021 - Best Paper Award from the Institute for Small business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 25/10/2019 - CUBS Research Excellence Award, Cork University Business School
  • 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
  • 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

  • 01/09/2022 - College of Business and Law’s Ethics Committee
  • 01/06/2022 - CUBS Athena Swan Group
  • 01/07/2021 - Research Associate of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre, University College Cork
  • 28/06/2021 - IEA-CSO Data Access group meeting
  • 26/03/2021 - Irish Society for Women in Economics
  • 01/01/2020 - Panel of Independent Chairs of PhD Vivas
  • 01/12/2019 - Director of MSc Business Economics
  • 01/08/2014 - Director of the Peer Assisted Learning Programme
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Research Domains

  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Small business economics  
  • Energy and Environmental Economics
  • Business Performance and Strategy
  • Eco-Innovation  
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Thesis

  • 2020 - Equity Financing of Technology-based Firms in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2023 - Factors Influencing the Supply of and Demand for Alternative Debt Finance by Irish SME’s, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2023 - An Examination of Seedbed Role in Irish Industries, Regions, and Firms from 2008-2016, Cork University Business School (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2023 - The influence of financial assets on the choice between entrepreneurship and labour market employment, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2023 - An analysis of the social acceptance of financial incentives associated with onshore wind energy development in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2024 - The Effect of Environmental Enforcement of Industry on Environmental Outcomes, University College Cork (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. doi:10.1002/mde.2867. Details
2015 POWER, B. (2015). Performance and strategy: simultaneous equations analysis of long-lived firms. International Journal of the Economics of Business. doi:10.1080/13571516.2015.1051751. Details
2014 POWER, B. (2014). Smokers Still Underestimate the Risks Posed by Secondhand Smoke: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study.. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntu046. Details
2013 POWER, B. (2013). Organisational change and performance in long-lived small firms: a real options approach. European Journal of Finance. doi:10.1080/1351847X.2012.670124. 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.
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. doi:10.1177/0266242620967009. 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. doi:10.2478/ijm-2010-0004. Details
2021 POWER, B., REID, G. C. (2021). Adopting industrial designs: further IP protection for US start-ups? Applied Economics Letters. doi:10.1080/13504851.2021.1980190. Details
2022 POWER, B., REID, G. C. (2022). Lifting the hood of supply and demand for trademarks of start-ups: Partial observability estimates. Managerial and Decision Economics. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3683. Details
2022 POWER, B., POWER, J., RYAN, G. (2022). Determinants of equity financing: a demand-side analysis of Irish indigenous technology-based firms. Irish Journal of Management, 41 (1), 52-68. doi:10.2478/ijm-2022-0002. Details
2022 O'LEARY, D., DORAN, J., POWER, B. (2022). Intensity of Competition and Firm Innovative Behavior. Economics and Business Letters, 11 (2), 53-69. doi:10.17811/ebl.11.2.2022.53-69. Details
2021 POWER, B., REID, G. C. (2021). An innovation adoption model of licensing-in for US start-ups. Economics and Business Letters, 10 (4), 369-382. doi:https://doi.org/10.17811/ebl.10.4.2021.369-382. 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?. Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies. IGI Global.
2009 RYAN, G., POWER, B. (2009). Exit Routes: A Comparative Analysis using Irish and Scottish Data. Ankara University International Conference on Market, Marketing & Entrepreneurship: Creating & Capturing Value in 21st Century Antalya, Turkey. pp.15. Ankara University.
2009 RYAN, G., POWER, B. (2009). Exit Routes: What are your Options?. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Babson Park. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 29(1), article 4. pp. 10.. Babson College.
2006 POWER, B. (2006). A Test of Real Options Logic. 10th Annual Real Options Conference, University of Columbia, New York. pp. 65..
2001 POWER, B. (2001). The Consumer Price Index: Not a True Cost of Living Index’. Chapter 2 in Doyle, E. (ed.), Irish Cases, McGraw-Hill, pp.4. Electronic Supplement to Economics, 6th edition by D. Begg, S. Fischer and R. Dornbusch, McGraw-Hill, London..
2001 POWER, B. (2001). The Rationality of the Decision to Smoke. Chapter 15 in Doyle, E. (ed.), Irish Cases, McGraw-Hill pp.4. Electronic Supplement to Economics, 6th edition by D. Begg, S. Fischer and R. Dornbusch, McGraw-Hill, London..
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. Irish Cases in Economics, pp.4. 5th Edition, by McGraw-Hill, London..
1998 POWER, B. (1998). Entry Deterrence in the Irish Pharmaceutical Sector. Irish Cases in Economics, pp.4. 5th Edition, by McGraw-Hill, London..
2009 RYAN, G., POWER, B. (2009). SME Exit Mode Choice; Some Lessons for Public Policy. Public Goods, Public Policy and Taxation: A European Perspective. LIT Verlag.
2007 POWER, B. (2007). Flexibility, growth and survival. The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise: An Entrepreneurial Analysis of Small Firm Inception and Growth. Routledge. Details
2021 POWER, B., DORAN, J., RYAN, G. (2021). Spatial Effects in Regional Tourism Firm Births and Deaths. Advances in Spatial Science. Springer Publishing. Details
2007 POWER, B., REID, G. C. (2007). Flexibility. In Reid G.C. (Ed.), The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise: An Entrepreneurial Analysis of Small Firm Inception and Growth (pp. 201-206). Routledge.

Edited book

Year Publication
2009 SHINNICK, E., POWER, B. (2009). The Economics of Corporate Strategy. Custom Textbook. Chicester: 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. Retrieved from http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/researchpublications/researchreports/research276.html
2020 POWER, B., EAKINS, J., O'CONNOR, E., MCINERNEY, C., HELLEBUST, S., SULLIVAN, T. (2020). Research 316: Environmental Outcomes from Licence Enforcement Activity. Retrieved from http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/researchpublications/researchreports/research316.html
2022 EAKINS, J., POWER, B., DUNPHY, N., SIRR, G. (2022). Residential Solid Fuel Use in Ireland and the Transition Away from Solid Fuels. Retrieved from https://www.epa.ie/publications/research/air/research-407-residential-solid-fuel-use-in-ireland-and-the-transition-away-from-solid-fuels.php Details
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