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Biography

Declan Jordan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Co-Director of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre. Declan's research interests include innovation, regional development and competitiveness, innovation and enterprise policy, and sports economics. He has published widely in these areas in international peer reviewed journals .

Declan is currently a member of the Editorial Board of REGION, the journal of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and an editor of the early career section of Regional Studies, Regional Science.  He is a member of the publications committee of Spatial Economic Analysis.

He was Chair of the Local Organising Committee for the 58th Annual ERSA Congress in Cork in August 2018, the largest meeting of regional scientists in the world. The Congress brought over 700 delegates to Cork, contributing approximately €1.2m to the city economy. He is a long-standing member, and former Secretary, of the Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section.

Prior to joining UCC, Declan gained substantial management and corporate experience, as Manager, Consulting with the leading Irish treasury and financial consulting firm in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and as Treasury Manager with Intel Ireland. He lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has taught on the Executive MBA programme and has supervised PhD students to completion. Declan has a PhD (Economics) from University College Cork. He graduated from University of Limerick in 1991 with an honours Bachelor of Business Studies degree. In 1993 he was awarded an honours Masters in Economic Science degree from University College Dublin.

 

Research Interests

Innovation

Business Performance and Strategy

Competitiveness

Innovation and Enterprise Policy

Regional Development

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Research Projects

  • EI"H2020 Prop Prep CS-2015-1184"Dr D Jordan [X] (Enterprise Irl) €7,962.00 (20-NOV-14 / 19-AUG-15)
  • Measuring and evaluating economic and commercial impact of large and publicly funded Research Centres. (Irish Research Council) €96,000.00 (01-OCT-15 / 30-SEP-19)
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Affiliations

  • Secretary, Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section (25-AUG-09 / 28-FEB-11)
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, Irish Journal Of Public Policy (-)
  • Guest Editor, Spatial Economic Analysis (-)
  • Referee, Economics Of Innovation And New Technology (-)
  • Editor, Regional Studies, Regional Science (01-AUG-17 -)
  • Referee, Papers In Regional Science (-)
  • Referee, Growth And Change (-)
  • Referee, Small Business Economics (-)
  • Referee, Working Paper Series, Department Of Economics (-)
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Committees

  • Committee member, Academic Council Research and Innovation Committee (2014 /)
  • Vice-Chair, University China Regional Working Group (2013 / 2015)
  • Member, College of Business and Law Internationalisation Committee (2012 / 2015)
  • Member, Academic Council (2012 /)
  • Secretary, Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section (2009 / 2012)
  • Chair, School of Economics - Schools Liaison Committee (2007 / 2009)
  • Member, Faculty of Commerce Research Committee (2010 / 2011)
  • Committee member, College of Business and Law Sabbatical Leave Committee (2011 / 2014)
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Education

  • UCC , PHD, Economics (2007)
  • UCD , MEconSc, Economics (1993)
  • University of Limerick , Bachelor of Business Studies, Business (1991)
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Employment

  • College Lecturer, University College Cork (03-SEP-03 /)
  • Senior Lecturer, University College Cork (01-OCT-13 /)
  • Treasury Manager, Intel Ireland (01-JAN-00 /)
  • Manager, Consulting and Market Economist, FTI Finance, Dublin (01-MAR-94 /)
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Teaching Interests

  • Undergraduate Teaching; Intermediate Microeconomics (BA 2); Economics of Corporate Strategy (BSc Finance 4)
  • Postgraduate Teaching; Economics of Business Innovation (Executive MBA)
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Current Postgrads

  • Brosnan Stephen (Doctoral Degree)
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Consultancy

  • European Commission : Ireland expert on Growth and Innovation Directorate of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, advising on Irish RD&I policy.
  • European Commission : Expert review of the Development and Implementation of the National Research Prioritisation Exercise, Ireland’s national smart specialisation strategy
  • South-West Regional Authority : DRIVE for Growth: Benchmarking Study on Innovation in the South-West Region
  • South-East Regional Authority : DRIVE for Growth: Benchmarking Study on Innovation in the South-East Region
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 The Complementarity of Academic and Commercial Research Output in Funded Research Teams: Evidence from a survey of publicly funded Irish researchers
Jane Bourke and Declan Jordan (2018) The Complementarity of Academic and Commercial Research Output in Funded Research Teams: Evidence from a survey of publicly funded Irish researchers. : International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation [Details]
2018 The effect of geographic proximity and rivalry on performance: Evidence from the English football league
Doran, J. and D. Jordan (2018) The effect of geographic proximity and rivalry on performance: Evidence from the English football league. : Regional Studies [Details]
2017 Editorial - Virtual Special Issue on Urban Development
Declan Jordan, Paul Elhorst, Vassilis Monastiriotis (2017) Editorial - Virtual Special Issue on Urban Development. : Spatial Economic Analysis [Details]
2017 Economic modelling of the management of dredged marine sediments
Harrington, J.; Murphy, J.; Coleman, M.; Jordan, D.; Debuigne, T.; Szacsuri, G (2017) Economic modelling of the management of dredged marine sediments. : Geology, Geophysics and Environment [Details]
2015 LOCATION AND BUSINESS-LEVEL PRODUCT INNOVATION IN VIETNAM: REGIONAL DIFFERENCES AND DRIVERS
Jordan, D (2015) LOCATION AND BUSINESS-LEVEL PRODUCT INNOVATION IN VIETNAM: REGIONAL DIFFERENCES AND DRIVERS. : Australasian Journal Of Regional Studies [Details]
2016 Editorial - Special Virtual Issue on Migration
Declan Jordan and Paul Elhorst (2016) Editorial - Special Virtual Issue on Migration. : Spatial Economic Analysis [Details]
2016 Does More Competition Increase Business-Level Innovation? Evidence from Domestically Focused Firms in Emerging Economies
Frank Crowley and Declan Jordan (2016) Does More Competition Increase Business-Level Innovation? Evidence from Domestically Focused Firms in Emerging Economies. : Economics of Innovation and New Technology [Details]
2016 Financial modelling and analysis of the management of dredged marine sediments - development of a decision support tool
Harrington, J.R., Murphy, J., Coleman, M., Jordan, D., Szacsuri, G (2016) Financial modelling and analysis of the management of dredged marine sediments - development of a decision support tool. : Journal of Shipping and Trade [Details]
2016 Cross Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey
Doran, J. and D. Jordan (2016) Cross Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey. : Journal of Economic Studies [Details]
2016 Decomposing US Regional Income Inequality from 1969 to 2009
Doran, J. and D. Jordan (2016) Decomposing US Regional Income Inequality from 1969 to 2009. : Applied Economics Letters [Details]
2015 A Two-Stage Examination of Business Innovation Decision-Making: Evidence from Ireland
Bourke, J.; Jordan, D (2015) A Two-Stage Examination of Business Innovation Decision-Making: Evidence from Ireland. : International Journal of Business Innovation and Research [Details]
2013 Decomposing European NUTS2 Regional Inequality from 1980 to 2009: National and European Policy Implications
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan (2013) Decomposing European NUTS2 Regional Inequality from 1980 to 2009: National and European Policy Implications. : Journal of Economic Studies [Details]
2012 Local Labour Market Diversity and Business Innovation: Evidence from Irish Manufacturing Businesses
Helen McGuirk and Declan Jordan (2012) Local Labour Market Diversity and Business Innovation: Evidence from Irish Manufacturing Businesses. : European Planning Studies [Details]
2012 The Effects of National and International Interaction on Innovation: Evidence from the Irish CIS: 2004-6
Doran, J., D. Jordan and E. O'Leary (2012) The Effects of National and International Interaction on Innovation: Evidence from the Irish CIS: 2004-6. : Industry and Innovation [Details]
2013 Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses
Doran, Justin; Jordan, Declan; O'Leary, Eoin (2013) Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses. : Journal of Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland [Details]
2012 The Effects of the Frequency of Spatially Proximate and Distant Interaction on Innovation by Irish SMEs
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan, Eoin O'Leary (2012) The Effects of the Frequency of Spatially Proximate and Distant Interaction on Innovation by Irish SMEs. : Entrepreneurship and Regional Development [Details]
2012 Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery: Evidence from Irish Household Budget Survey 2004-05
Crowley, F.; Eakins, J.; Jordan, D (2012) Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery: Evidence from Irish Household Budget Survey 2004-05. : Economic and Social Review [Details]
2011 The Role of External Interaction for Innovation in Irish High-technology Businesses
Jordan D and O'Leary E (2011) The Role of External Interaction for Innovation in Irish High-technology Businesses. : International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Details]
2008 Is Irish Innovation Policy Working? Evidence from High-Technology Businesses
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E (2008) Is Irish Innovation Policy Working? Evidence from High-Technology Businesses. : Journal of Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ir [Details]
2005 The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications
O'Leary, Eoin (2005) The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications. : Quarterly Economic Commentary [Details]

Other Journals

Year Publication
2011 Cross Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey
Doran, J. and D. Jordan (2011) Cross Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey. : AIIP Research Briefing [Details]
2009 Re-imagining Innovation: Hold the Scientists and Bring in the Practitioners
D. Jordan (2009) Re-imagining Innovation: Hold the Scientists and Bring in the Practitioners. : Ivey Business Journal [Details]

Newspaper Publications

Year Publication
2011 Irish Examiner - Rural researchers keep lid on euphoria
Doran, J. and D. Jordan Interview given to Eamonn Pitts (2011) Irish Examiner - Rural researchers keep lid on euphoria. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2011 Cost of Debt Forgiveness Would be Far Too High
Declan Jordan; Seamus Coffey (2011) Cost of Debt Forgiveness Would be Far Too High. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2008 “Innovation is not Academic”, Irish Times: Innovation Magazine
Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2008) “Innovation is not Academic”, Irish Times: Innovation Magazine. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2011 Sunday Business Post: Cost of debt forgiveness would be far too high
Seamus Coffey and Declan Jordan (2011) Sunday Business Post: Cost of debt forgiveness would be far too high. [Details]
2011 What does ¿500million look like?
Declan Jordan (2011) What does ¿500million look like?. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2010 Third-Level Fees Needed for Equity and the `Smart Economy¿
Declan Jordan (2010) Third-Level Fees Needed for Equity and the `Smart Economy¿. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2010 Will four year plan help business?
Declan Jordan (2010) Will four year plan help business?. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2009 An enterprising initiative
Declan Jordan (2009) An enterprising initiative. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2009 Beware unintended consequences of innovation policies
Declan Jordan (2009) Beware unintended consequences of innovation policies. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2005 State R&D Funding `may not be value for money
Declan Jordan (2005) State R&D Funding `may not be value for money. : Newspaper Articles [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2011 Innovation, Interaction and Space: Interaction and proximity for high-tech business-level innovation
Declan Jordan (2011) Innovation, Interaction and Space: Interaction and proximity for high-tech business-level innovation. : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2010 The University, Innovation and Local Development
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E (2010) The University, Innovation and Local Development. : : Dublin City University Press [Details]
2009 Innovation Policy after the 'Celtic Tiger
Jordan, D., O'Leary, E (2009) Innovation Policy after the 'Celtic Tiger. : : Edward Elgar [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2012 Employment Earnings Inequality in Ireland 2006-2010
McCarthy, N., O' Connor, M., Sherman, M. and Jordan, D (2012) Employment Earnings Inequality in Ireland 2006-2010. [Details]
2003 The Market for Student Accommodation in Cork
Shinnick, E. & D. Jordan (2003) The Market for Student Accommodation in Cork. [Details]

Working Paper

Year Publication
2012 Unknown type other_wp
Doran, J. and D. Jordan (2012) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]
2010 Unknown type other_wp
Doran, J, D. Jordan and E. O'Leary (2010) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]
2009 Unknown type other_wp
Doran J., Jordan D. and O'Leary E (2009) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2017 The Effect of Local Entrpreneurial Activity on BusinesslLevel R&D Activity; Evidence from Swedish Businesses
Frank Crowley and Declan Jordan (2017) The Effect of Local Entrpreneurial Activity on BusinesslLevel R&D Activity; Evidence from Swedish Businesses. [Details]
2016 The capital-city effect and performance: Evidence from European football leagues
Declan Jordan (2016) The capital-city effect and performance: Evidence from European football leagues. [Details]
2015 Local Competition and Firm Performance Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Economies
Frank Crowley and Declan Jordan (2015) Local Competition and Firm Performance Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Economies. [Details]
2012 Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan, Eoin O’Leary (2012) Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses. [Details]
2008 The Effects of Geographical Proximity on SME Innovation in Two Irish Regions
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2008) The Effects of Geographical Proximity on SME Innovation in Two Irish Regions. [Details]
2015 Local Competition and Firm Performance Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Economies
Frank Crowley and Declan Jordan (2015) Local Competition and Firm Performance Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Economies. [Details]
2015 The Effect of Local Rivalry on Performance: Evidence from the English Premier League 1993 to 2012
Declan Jordan and Justin Doran (2015) The Effect of Local Rivalry on Performance: Evidence from the English Premier League 1993 to 2012. [Details]
2007 Sources of Innovation in Irish SME’s: Evidence from Two Irish Regions
Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2007) Sources of Innovation in Irish SME’s: Evidence from Two Irish Regions. [Details]
2012 Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses
Doran, J., D. Jordan and E. O'Leary (2012) Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses. [Details]
2011 Decomposing European Income Inequalities: National Perspectives on European Level Cohesion
Doran, J. and D. Jordan (2011) Decomposing European Income Inequalities: National Perspectives on European Level Cohesion. [Details]
2009 Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery
Crowley, F. and Jordan, D (2009) Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery. [Details]
2005 The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E (2005) The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications. [Details]
2012 Determinants of basic and applied research outputs from funded research: evidence from a census of Irish researchers
Jane Bourke & Declan Jordan (2012) Determinants of basic and applied research outputs from funded research: evidence from a census of Irish researchers. [Details]
2012 Determinants of basic and applied research outputs from funded research: evidence from a census of Irish researchers
Jane Bourke & Declan Jordan (2012) Determinants of basic and applied research outputs from funded research: evidence from a census of Irish researchers. [Details]
2011 Irish Innovation Policy and Regional Development
Doran, J., E. O'Leary and D. Jordan (2011) Irish Innovation Policy and Regional Development. [Details]
2011 Cross Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey
Doran, J. and D. Jordan (2011) Cross Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey. [Details]
2010 Cross-Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey
Doran, J. and D. Jordan (2010) Cross-Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey. [Details]
2010 The Effects of National and International Interaction on Innovation: Evidence from the Irish CIS: 2004-6
Doran, J; Jordan, D; O'Leary. E (2010) The Effects of National and International Interaction on Innovation: Evidence from the Irish CIS: 2004-6. [Details]
2009 The Effects of Geography on Innovation by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Ireland
Doran J., Jordan D. and O'Leary E (2009) The Effects of Geography on Innovation by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Ireland. [Details]
2009 The 'Smart Economy': Testing a Faith Based Policy
Jordan, D; O'Leary, E (2009) The 'Smart Economy': Testing a Faith Based Policy. [Details]
2009 Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery
Crowley, F. and Jordan, D (2009) Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery. [Details]
2008 The Two-Stage Business Innovation Decision
Jane Bourke & Declan Jordan (2008) The Two-Stage Business Innovation Decision. [Details]
2008 The Innovation Decision? A Two-Stage Model of Innovation in Irish Businesses
Bourke, J. and Jordan, D (2008) The Innovation Decision? A Two-Stage Model of Innovation in Irish Businesses. [Details]
2008 Re-evaluating Irish innovation policy: A chain-link perspective
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E (2008) Re-evaluating Irish innovation policy: A chain-link perspective. [Details]
2008 The effect of networks on innovation performance: the case of West Cork Leader Group
Power, J., Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E (2008) The effect of networks on innovation performance: the case of West Cork Leader Group. [Details]
2008 The role of geography in explaining innovation in SMEs in Irish regions
Doran J., Jordan D. and O'Leary E (2008) The role of geography in explaining innovation in SMEs in Irish regions. [Details]
2007 Sources of Innovation in Irish SME's: Evidence from Two Irish Regions
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E (2007) Sources of Innovation in Irish SME's: Evidence from Two Irish Regions. [Details]
2007 Redesigning Irish Innovation Policy: A Chain-Link Perspective
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E (2007) Redesigning Irish Innovation Policy: A Chain-Link Perspective. [Details]
2003 Using an Innovation Systems Approach to Explain European National Innovation Performance
Jordan, D (2003) Using an Innovation Systems Approach to Explain European National Innovation Performance. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2013 Employment Earning Inequality in Ireland 2006-2010. [Oral Presentation]
Jordan, Declan; McCarthy, Noirin; O’Connor, Marie and Sherman, Meadhbh (2013) Employment Earning Inequality in Ireland 2006-2010. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2013 Employment Earning Inequality in Ireland 2006-2010. [Oral Presentation]
McCarthy, N., Jordan, D., O' Connor, M., and Sherman, M (2013) Employment Earning Inequality in Ireland 2006-2010. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 Employment Earnings Inequality in Ireland 2006 -2010. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]
McCarthy, N., O' Connor, M., Sherman, M. & Jordan, D (2012) Employment Earnings Inequality in Ireland 2006 -2010. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]. [Details]
2010 Association Secretary. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Jordan, D (2010) Association Secretary. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2009 The Two-Stage Business Innovation Decision: Evidence from Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Jane Bourke*, Declan Jordan (2009) The Two-Stage Business Innovation Decision: Evidence from Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2008 The Innovation Decision? A Two-Stage Model of Innovation in Irish Businesses. [Oral Presentation]
Jane Bourke*, Declan Jordan (2008) The Innovation Decision? A Two-Stage Model of Innovation in Irish Businesses. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2009 Local Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Declan Jordan (2009) Local Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
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