Dr Frank Crowley

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Lecturer

Economics
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Dr Frank Crowley is a lecturer in Economics at Cork University Business School, UCC. Frank is Co-Director of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre at UCC, which won the UCC research team of the year award in 2020 and College of Business and Law research team of the year in 2019. He is a PI at the Environmental Research Institute and is a research associate at MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research and innovation. He has a PhD from University of Groningen (under the supervision of Prof Philip McCann), MA (Economics), BA (Economics and Geography), Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and he completed the Master's in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in October 2022.

 

Frank specializes in the fields of sustainable business and planning, regional science, and economics of innovation. His work is interdisciplinary in nature at the intersection of economics, geography, and management.

 

He has 27 peer reviewed publications and has published research articles in leading ABS 4- and 3-star international journals including Regional Studies (ABS4),Urban Studies (ABS3),Journal of Rural Studies (ABS3) and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (ABS3). He has research excellence and impact awards (from CUBS) and best paper and best presentation awards (from RSAI-BIS) for his work and has been nominated as research supervisor of the year and research communicator of the year. Frank has been directly involved in research projects totaling €842,000 with research funding awards from the Horizon Europe Programme, EU Cooperation Programme, Irish Research Council, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, and the China Scholarship Council.

 

Currently, his research work includes examining sustainable urban development and transport, innovation in offshore renewable energy, remote working, industry 4.0 employment shocks, spatial economic resilience, and family business innovation. Frank has published in multidisciplinary journals of Transport Policy, Journal of Transport Geography, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Spatial Economic Analysis, Annals of Regional Science, Regional Studies Regional Science, International Journal of Innovation Management and many more.

 

Frank has over 16 years' experience supervising students conducting empirical research. Frank has extensive post-graduate supervision and is supervising/supervised three Postdocs, six PhD students, three MSc by Research students. These students are examining a range of regional science topics including commuting, transport and sustainable cities, the burden of sprawl and city competitiveness, industry 4.0, the economic and social burden of population loss and family business innovation which align to ten of the UN Sustainable Development Goals demonstrating the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary breadth of Frank's work. Frank lectures on economics, econometrics, innovation, sustainable urban and regional development, policy intervention and firm performance at undergraduate and postgraduate level in UCC. Frank won the UCC Presidents Award for Teaching and Learning in 2020/21 for embracing opportunity in crisis by implementing the framework of Universal design for learning (UDL) and transformative curriculum redesign during a pandemic.

 

Research Domains

  • Innovation  
  • Firm Performance
  • Regional Development  
  • Environmental and development economics
  • Eco-Innovation  
  • Energy and Environmental Economics
  • Transport economics  
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Thesis

  • 2024 - Future Automation in China: Who and What Places will be most impacted?, Cork University Business School (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2024 - Innovation and exporting in family owned and manage firms, Cork University Business School (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2024 - Urban Sprawl: Commuting and Emissions in Irish Cities, Cork University Business School (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2024 - The role of agglomeration and investment in employment growth and national competitiveness, Cork University Business School (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2024 - Economic and Social Burden of Population Loss, Cork University Business School (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2021 - Interactive Linkages, Non-Interactive Linkages and Innovative Activity in Offshore Renewable Energy Sector, Cork University Business School (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2021 - Investigating the relationship between open innovation and appropriability in marine energy SMES; examining the role of the CEO, Cork University Business School (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2021 - Urban Form and City Competitiveness in Europe, Cork University Business School (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2020 DORAN, J., RYAN, G., BOURKE, J., CROWLEY, F. (2020). IN-HOUSE OR OUTSOURCING SKILLS: HOW BEST TO MANAGE FOR INNOVATION? International Journal of Innovation Management, 24 (1). doi:10.1142/S1363919620500103. Details
2019 BRADFIELD, T., CROWLEY, F. (2019). The demand for fee-paying secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Educational Studies. doi:10.1080/03323315.2019.1613251. Details
2016 CROWLEY, F., BOURKE, J. (2016). Which organisational changes are most beneficial for firm innovation? Economics and Business Letters.
2012 CROWLEY, F., EAKINS, J., JORDAN, D. (2012). Participation, expenditure and regressivity in the Irish lottery: Evidence from Irish household Budget Survey 2004/2005. Economic and Social Review.
2008 CONSIDINE, J., CROWLEY, F., FOLEY, S., O'CONNOR, M. (2008). Irish national lottery sports capital grant allocations, 1999-2007: Natural experiments on political influence. Economic Affairs. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0270.2008.00843.x. Details
2015 BOURKE, J., CROWLEY, F. (2015). The Role of HRM and ICT Complementarities in Firm Innovation: Evidence from Transition Economies. International Journal of Innovation Management. doi:10.1142/S1363919615500541. Details
2015 CROWLEY, F., MCCANN, P. (2015). Innovation and Productivity in Irish Firms,Innovation et Productivité dans des entreprises irlandaises,Innovación y productividad en las firmas irlandesas. Spatial Economic Analysis. doi:10.1080/17421772.2015.1023340. Details
2017 CROWLEY, F., BOURKE, J. (2017). The Influence Of Human Resource Management Systems On Innovation: Evidence From Irish Manufacturing And Service Firms. International Journal of Innovation Management. doi:10.1142/S1363919617500037. Details
2017 CROWLEY, F. (2017). Product and service innovation and discontinuation in manufacturing and service firms in Europe. European Journal of Innovation Management. doi:10.1108/EJIM-03-2016-0027. Details
2017 CROWLEY, F. (2017). Firm subsidies in central and eastern Europe and central Asia: Is there urban bias? Regional Studies, Regional Science. doi:10.1080/21681376.2017.1307784. Details
2017 CROWLEY, F., JORDAN, D. (2017). Does more competition increase business-level innovation? Evidence from domestically focused firms in emerging economies. Economics of Innovation and New Technology. doi:10.1080/10438599.2016.1233627. Details
2018 CROWLEY, F., BOURKE, J. (2018). THE INFLUENCE of the MANAGER on FIRM INNOVATION in EMERGING ECONOMIES. International Journal of Innovation Management. doi:10.1142/S1363919618500287. Details
2017 CROWLEY, F., MCCANN, P. (2017). Firm innovation and productivity in Europe: evidence from innovation-driven and transition-driven economies. Applied Economics. doi:10.1080/00036846.2017.1355543. Details
2020 DORAN, J., RYAN, G., BOURKE, J., CROWLEY, F. (2020). IN-HOUSE or OUTSOURCING SKILLS: HOW BEST to MANAGE for INNOVATION? International Journal of Innovation Management, 24 (1). doi:10.1142/S1363919620500103. Details
2021 BOURKE, J., CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J., MCDONNELL, A. (2021). AN ANALYSIS OF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ACROSS FIRM OWNERSHIP: THE CASE OF STANDALONE DOMESTIC FIRMS, DOMESTIC GROUPS AND MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES. International Journal of Innovation Management, 25 (3). doi:10.1142/S1363919621500304. Details
2020 CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J. (2020). COVID?19, occupational social distancing and remote working potential: An occupation, sector and regional perspective. Regional Science Policy & Practice, 12 (6), pp. Pages 1211-1234. Details
2022 CROWLEY, F., JORDAN, D. (2022). Do local start-ups and knowledge spillovers matter for firm-level R&D investment? Urban Studies, 59 (5), pp. 1085-1102. Details
2021 CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J., MCCANN, P. (2021). The vulnerability of European regional labour markets to job automation: the role of agglomeration externalities. Regional Studies, 55 (10-11). doi:10.1080/00343404.2021.1928041. Details
2021 CROWLEY, F., WALSH, E. (2021). Tolerance, social capital, and life satisfaction: a multilevel model from transition countries in the European Union. Review of Social Economy. doi:10.1080/00346764.2021.1957994. Details
2021 CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J., RYAN, G. (2021). Covid-19: How important is education for social distancing and remote work. Economic and Social Review, 52 (2), 217-239.
2021 CROWLEY, F., DALY, H., DORAN, J., RYAN, G., CAULFIELD, B. (2021). The impact of labour market disruptions and transport choice on the environment during COVID-19. Transport Policy, 106, 185-195. doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.04.008. Details
2022 O'DRISCOLL, C., CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J., MCCARTHY, N. (2022). Retail sprawl and CO2 emissions: Retail centres in Irish cities. Journal of Transport Geography, 102. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2022.103376. Details
2022 O’DRISCOLL, J., MEREDITH, D., CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J., O’SHAUGHNESSY, M., ZIMMERMANN, J. (2022). The spatiotemporal dimension of population change in Ireland: visualisation of growth and shrinkage in Irish Electoral Divisions (1986–2016). Journal of Maps. doi:10.1080/17445647.2022.2052766. Details
2022 O’DRISCOLL, J., MEREDITH, D., CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., ZIMMERMANN, J. (2022). The spatiotemporal dimension of population change in Ireland: visualisation of growth and shrinkage in Irish Electoral Divisions (1986–2016). Journal of Maps. doi:10.1080/17445647.2022.2052766. Details
2022 RIJNKS, R. H., CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J. (2022). Regional variations in automation job risk and labour market thickness to agricultural employment. Journal of Rural Studies, 91, 10-23. doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.12.012. Details
2022 YIN, Y., CROWLEY, F., DORAN, J., DU, J., O'CONNOR, M. (2022). Research and innovation and the role of competition in family owned and managed firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. doi:10.1108/IJEBR-12-2021-1031. Details
2019 BRADFIELD, T., CROWLEY, F. (2019). The demand for fee-paying secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Educational Studies. doi:10.1080/03323315.2019.1613251. Details

Book

Year Publication
2015 CROWLEY, F. (2015). Empirical explorations of firm innovation, government intervention and firm performance in European countries. University of Groningen.

Book chapter

Year Publication
2016 CROWLEY, F. (2016). The Regional Dimension of Subsidies, Innovation and Job Growth in European Firms. Learning from implementation and evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy: Lessons from a research-policy dialogue. RSA Research Network on Cohesion Policy.
2009 CROWLEY, F. (2009). Irish National Lottery Sports Capital Grant Allocations 2003-2007. In Duffy D and Shinnick E (Ed.), Issues in Public Economics, Public Goods, Public Policy and Taxation. A European Perspective. LIT Verlag.
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