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Dr Ciara Fitzgerald

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Ciara Fitzgerald

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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Biography

Dr Ciara Fitzgerald is a faculty member at the Cork University Business School. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of technology innovation, entrepreneurship and strategy. Her research investigates (1) strategies used by universities and firms to manage intellectual property and the commercialisation process, (2) strategies to engage citizens and policymakers in technology assessment, and (3) exploratory and applied research of innovative health information systems. Ciara has published widely in leading journals and influential volumes such as Research Policy, Journal of Technology Transfer, Edward Elgar, Routledge and Cambridge University Press. 

Prior to joining UCC as a faculty member, Ciara completed a senior postdoctoral fellowship at UCC with Prof Frederic Adam and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smurfit School of Business, UCD with Dr Rory O Shea. She was awarded her PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway.  Ciara’s industry experience includes consulting experience at Accenture. During her time there she gained valuable experience working on a multitude of projects for clients in the financial services sector. She is Co Director of the Health Information Systems Research Centre in the Department of Business Information Systems in UCC. 

 

Affiliations

  • Member, Technology Transfer Society (/)
  • Member, American Academy of Management (/)
  • Member, Irish Academy of Management (/)
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, Journal Of Technology Transfer (-)
  • Referee, International Journal Of Technology Transfer And Commercialisation (-)
  • Referee, Decision Support Systems (-)
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Education

  • NUI Galway , PHD, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2011)
  • NUI Galway , MBS, MBS Corporate Strategy and People Management (2006)
  • University College Cork , BSc, Business Information Systems (2004)
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Employment

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin (/)
  • Management Consultant, Accenture (/)
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • Association University Technology Managers Foundation: Best Graduate Student Literature Review Prize (2011)
  • PRTLI: Awarded PRTLI Post Doctoral Fellowship to undertake post doctoral research (2011)
  • ISSP Doctorial Colloquium: Highly Commended Prize for Research Poster (2011)
  • PRTLI: Awarded PRTLI Doctoral Fellowship to undertake doctoral research (2008)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2016 Citizen Participation in Decision-Making: Can One Make A Difference?
Fitzgerald, C., McCarthy, S., Carton, F., O Connor, Y., Lynch, L ., Adam, F (2016) Citizen Participation in Decision-Making: Can One Make A Difference?. : Journal of Decision Systems [Details]
2016 Inside the university technology transfer office: mission statement analysis
Fitzgerald, C,Cunningham, JA (2016) Inside the university technology transfer office: mission statement analysis. : Journal of Technology Transfer [Details]
2015 University technology transfer offices: The search for identity to build legitimacy
O'Kane, C,Mangematin, V,Geoghegan, W,Fitzgerald, C (2015) University technology transfer offices: The search for identity to build legitimacy. : Research Policy [Details]
2015 University technology transfer offices: The search for identity to build legitimacy
O'Kane, C;Mangematin, V;Geoghegan, W;Fitzgerald, C (2015) University technology transfer offices: The search for identity to build legitimacy. : Research Policy [Details]
2015 Technology transfer offices as a nexus within the triple helix: the progression of the university's role
Geoghegan, W,O'Kane, C,Fitzgerald, C (2015) Technology transfer offices as a nexus within the triple helix: the progression of the university's role. : International Journal of Technology management [Details]
2014 Parliamentary Technology Assessment – Mapping The Irish Landscape Of Technology Related Policy Making
Csaki, C. Adam, F, O’Raghallaigh , P. and Fitzgerald, C (2014) Parliamentary Technology Assessment – Mapping The Irish Landscape Of Technology Related Policy Making. : Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy [Details]
2014 Towards the institutionalisation of parliamentary technology assessment: the case for Ireland
Csaki,C; Fitzgerald, C; O Reilly, P; Adam, F (2014) Towards the institutionalisation of parliamentary technology assessment: the case for Ireland. : Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy [Details]
2011 Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism: Book Review and Commentary
Fitzgerald, C (2011) Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism: Book Review and Commentary. : Irish Journal of Management [Details]

Other Journals

Year Publication
2011 Sustaining Technology Transfer Office Legitimacy: The Role of Mission Statement
Fitzgerald, C.; Cunningham, J (2011) Sustaining Technology Transfer Office Legitimacy: The Role of Mission Statement. : Technology Transfer Tactics [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2015 A review of the development of the Irish Technology Transfer System
Fitzgerald, C; O Shea, R.P (2015) A review of the development of the Irish Technology Transfer System. : : Routledge [Details]
2015 ‘Ireland’s Innovation Policy: A Triple Helix perspective
Fitzgerald, C.; Adam, F (2015) ‘Ireland’s Innovation Policy: A Triple Helix perspective. : : Cambridge Scholars [Details]
2015 Making Technology Assessment Accessible to New Players
Delvenne, P; Rosskamp, B.; Fitzgerald, C. Adam, F (2015) Making Technology Assessment Accessible to New Players. : : Palgrave Pivot [Details]
2015 Ageing and Technology Decision-making: A framework for assessing uncertainty
Fitzgerald, C.; Adam, F (2015) Ageing and Technology Decision-making: A framework for assessing uncertainty. : : Columbia University Press [Details]
2014 The Role of the Technology Transfer Office in Promoting University-Industry Collaboration
Fitzgerald, C.; Ledwith, M.; O'Shea, R.P (2014) The Role of the Technology Transfer Office in Promoting University-Industry Collaboration. : : Edward Elgar [Details]
2014 University-based Entrepreneurship: A Review of the Literature
O Shea, R.P.; Fitzgerald, C; Chugh, H.; Allen, T (2014) University-based Entrepreneurship: A Review of the Literature. : : Cambridge University Press [Details]
2012 Teaching Case Study: UK Grocery Retailing Industry
Fitzgerald, C (2012) Teaching Case Study: UK Grocery Retailing Industry. : : Oxford University Press [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2014 European Policy Overview on Telecare
Fitzgerald, C (2014) European Policy Overview on Telecare. [Details]
2013 Parliamentary technology assessment: Mapping the institutional landscape of Ireland
Fitzgerald, C., Adam, F. O’Raghallaigh, P and Csáki, C (2013) Parliamentary technology assessment: Mapping the institutional landscape of Ireland. [Details]
2012 Technology Transfer Offices: Mission Statement Analysis as representation of Strategic Intent
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham. J (2012) Technology Transfer Offices: Mission Statement Analysis as representation of Strategic Intent. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2016 Responsible Research and Innovation: Exploring A New Approach To Engaging The Citizen In Innovation Policy?
Fitzgerald, C., McCarthy, S., Carton, F., O Connor, Y., Lynch, L ., Adam, F (2016) Responsible Research and Innovation: Exploring A New Approach To Engaging The Citizen In Innovation Policy?. [Details]
2016 Citizen Participation in Decision Making: Can one make a difference?
Fitzgerald, C., McCarthy, S., Carton, F., O Connor, Y., Lynch, L., Adam, F (2016) Citizen Participation in Decision Making: Can one make a difference?. [Details]
2015 PACITA User Summer Schools in Liège 2012 and Cork 2014
Rosskamp, B.; Fitzgerald, C (2015) PACITA User Summer Schools in Liège 2012 and Cork 2014. [Details]
2015 Managing the University Venturing Process: A Study of Academic Entrepreneurship Policies in Ireland
O Shea, R; Fitzgerald, C; Roche, M (2015) Managing the University Venturing Process: A Study of Academic Entrepreneurship Policies in Ireland. [Details]
2014 Assessing Policy Making for ICT Innovation: A Decision Support Research Agenda . In: Marijn Janssen, Hans Jochen Scholl, Maria A. Wimmer, Frank Bannister eds
Fitzgerald, C and Adam, F (2014) Assessing Policy Making for ICT Innovation: A Decision Support Research Agenda . In: Marijn Janssen, Hans Jochen Scholl, Maria A. Wimmer, Frank Bannister eds. [Details]
2013 Strategic Choice in Technology Transfer Offices: Strategy Makers or Strategy Takers
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J (2013) Strategic Choice in Technology Transfer Offices: Strategy Makers or Strategy Takers. [Details]
2013 Legitimacy of Technology Transfer Offices
O Kane, C.; Fitzgerald, C., Geoghegan, W (2013) Legitimacy of Technology Transfer Offices. [Details]
2013 The Legitimacy of International TTOs
O'Kane, C., Geoghegan, W., Fitzgerald, C (2013) The Legitimacy of International TTOs. [Details]
2013 Managing the University Venturing Process: A Contingency Perspective
Fitzgerald, C.; o Shea, R.P (2013) Managing the University Venturing Process: A Contingency Perspective. [Details]
2013 Transferring Technology into Spinoff Companies: An Open Innovation Perspective
Fitzgerald, C., O Shea, R (2013) Transferring Technology into Spinoff Companies: An Open Innovation Perspective. [Details]
2013 Institutional Variation Leading to University/Industry Technology Transfer: The Case of Ireland, New Zealand and the United States
Geoghegan, W.,, Fitzgerald, C., O Kane, C (2013) Institutional Variation Leading to University/Industry Technology Transfer: The Case of Ireland, New Zealand and the United States. [Details]
2013 The Legitimacy of Technology Transfer Offices
O'Kane, C., Geoghegan, W., Fitzgerald, C (2013) The Legitimacy of Technology Transfer Offices. [Details]
2012 Setting Strategic Direction in Technology Transfer Offices
Fitzgerald, C., Cunningham, J. and O Kane, C (2012) Setting Strategic Direction in Technology Transfer Offices. [Details]
2012 The entrepreneurial university: An international analysis of university technology transfer offices and their stakeholders
O'Kane, C., Geoghegan, W., Fitzgerald, C (2012) The entrepreneurial university: An international analysis of university technology transfer offices and their stakeholders. [Details]
2011 Strategy Formulation in Technology Transfer Offices
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham (2011) Strategy Formulation in Technology Transfer Offices. [Details]
2010 University Technology Transfer in Practice
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J (2010) University Technology Transfer in Practice. [Details]
2010 The Process of Strategy Formulation and Implementation within Technology Transfer Offices
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J (2010) The Process of Strategy Formulation and Implementation within Technology Transfer Offices. [Details]
2009 The Strategic Role of Technology Transfer Offices: A Stakeholder Perspective
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J (2009) The Strategic Role of Technology Transfer Offices: A Stakeholder Perspective. [Details]
2009 University Industry Technology Transfer Policy in Ireland
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J (2009) University Industry Technology Transfer Policy in Ireland. [Details]
2009 Strategy Process within TTOs: A New Research Agenda
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J (2009) Strategy Process within TTOs: A New Research Agenda. [Details]
2009 Strategy as Practice within TTOs
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J (2009) Strategy as Practice within TTOs. [Details]
2008 Technology Transfer Offices: The Challenge of Creating Value for Diverse Stakeholders
Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J (2008) Technology Transfer Offices: The Challenge of Creating Value for Diverse Stakeholders. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2014 Invited Keynote Speaker: Strategy Process in Technology Transfer Offices. [Keynote Speaker]
Ciara Fitzgerald (2014) Invited Keynote Speaker: Strategy Process in Technology Transfer Offices. [Keynote Speaker]. [Details]
2014 National Event whereby 100 citizens were sought to influence policy on sustainable consumption in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Ciara Fitzgerald (2014) National Event whereby 100 citizens were sought to influence policy on sustainable consumption in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2014 Lead organizer of summer school on technology assessment relating to Ageing and Technology. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Ciara Fitzgerald (2014) Lead organizer of summer school on technology assessment relating to Ageing and Technology. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2013 Presented findings of research to policy makers at the 3rd Project workshop: Innovation Policy Simulation for the Smart Economy. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
Fitzgerald,C (2013) Presented findings of research to policy makers at the 3rd Project workshop: Innovation Policy Simulation for the Smart Economy. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
2013 Workshop for national and international researchers in the area of academic entrepreneurship. [Conference Organising Committee Member]
Fitzgerald, C (2013) Workshop for national and international researchers in the area of academic entrepreneurship. [Conference Organising Committee Member]. [Details]
2012 Technology and Innovation Management Division. [Referee]
Fitzgerald, C (2012) Technology and Innovation Management Division. [Referee]. [Details]
2012 Can TTOs be Strategic?: - Invited to present research. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]
Fitzgerald, C (2012) Can TTOs be Strategic?: - Invited to present research. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]. [Details]
2012 - Together with Dr. Rory O Shea, invited to present our research recommendations for the improvement of Ireland’s national innovation ecosystem. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
Fitzgerald, C (2012) - Together with Dr. Rory O Shea, invited to present our research recommendations for the improvement of Ireland’s national innovation ecosystem. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
2012 Transferring Intellectual Property into Start-up Companies; An Open Innovation Perspective: - Presented initial findings and progress report to the project partners. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
Fitzgerald, C (2012) Transferring Intellectual Property into Start-up Companies; An Open Innovation Perspective: - Presented initial findings and progress report to the project partners. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
2012 Exploring the Entrepreneurial University: Case of US and Ireland: Presented findings of research to project stakeholders. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
Fitzgerald, C (2012) Exploring the Entrepreneurial University: Case of US and Ireland: Presented findings of research to project stakeholders. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
2011 PhD Journey: Swings and Roundabouts: - Invited to deliver interactive workshop to first year PhD students, in the capacity of mentor, to share insights of the PhD journey. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
Fitzgerald, C (2011) PhD Journey: Swings and Roundabouts: - Invited to deliver interactive workshop to first year PhD students, in the capacity of mentor, to share insights of the PhD journey. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
2011 - Invited to present prize winning paper, Legitimacy, Mission and Management: Key Challenges for Technology Transfer Offices, to leading international university technology transfer practitioners, opportunity to develop an international network of peers for future data collection and collaboration. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Fitzgerald, C (2011) - Invited to present prize winning paper, Legitimacy, Mission and Management: Key Challenges for Technology Transfer Offices, to leading international university technology transfer practitioners, opportunity to develop an international network of peers for future data collection and collaboration. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2011 Technology and Innovation Management Division. [Referee]
Fitzgerald, C (2011) Technology and Innovation Management Division. [Referee]. [Details]
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