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Dr Frank Crowley

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Biography

Dr Frank Crowley is a lecturer in Economics, Cork University Business School. Frank is Director of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre at UCC. He has published research articles on the topics of innovation, firm performance, urban development, regional development, spatial economics, government policy intervention, management practices, consumer behaviour and public choice in International and National peer reviewed journals .Currently, his research work includes examining the regional impact of Covid-19, automation, innovation, industrial structures and spatial economic resilience in Ireland. Frank has over 14 years’ experience supervising students conducting empirical research. Frank is currently supervising PhD students that are examining a range of regional economic topics including automation, the economic and social burden of population loss, commuting and sustainable cities, the burden of sprawl and city growth and competitiveness. Frank lectures on economics, innovation, regional development, policy intervention and firm performance at undergraduate and postgraduate level in UCC. Frank's email is frank.crowley@ucc.ie or check out his website and blog at  and follow him on twitter @frankgcrowley

 

Research Interests

Franks current research work includes examining the regional impact of Covid-19, automation, innovation, industrial structures and spatial economic resilience in Ireland. 

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Education

  • University College Cork , BA, Economics (Joint Honours) (2005)
  • University College Cork , MA, Economics (2006)
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Employment

  • Lecturer, University College Cork (/)
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Teaching Interests

  • Frank has 13 years’ experience of teaching across a broad range of levels from first year undergraduate modules to final year undergraduate, postgraduate students, adult’s continuing education and executive education. He has taught in a variety of situations from large-class lecture (over 250 students in BA Economics) settings to smaller class settings in postgraduate classes, with international students and across many programmes. He is committed to teaching excellence and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and learning in Higher Education (TLHE). Frank has taught in Beijing, Zhengzhou and Shanghai, China (for UCC) to undergraduate students. Frank has played a prominent role in the planning, design and development of many programmes at UCC.  Frank has research led teaching at the core of his teaching approach and he employs Gardners MI theory and Kegan’s constructive development theory of adult development in his modules.  
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section: Best Presentation (2012)
  • Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section: Best Paper (2013)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 The influence of the manager on firm innovation in emerging economies
Crowley, Frank; Bourke, Jane (2018) The influence of the manager on firm innovation in emerging economies. : International Journal of Innovation Management [Details]
2018 Firm Innovation and Productivity in Europe: Evidence from Innovation Driven and Transition Driven Economies
Frank Crowley and Philip McCann (2018) Firm Innovation and Productivity in Europe: Evidence from Innovation Driven and Transition Driven Economies. : Journal of Applied Economics [Details]
2017 Firm Subsidies in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia: is there Urban Bias?
Frank Crowley (2017) Firm Subsidies in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia: is there Urban Bias?. : Regional Studies, Regional Science [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 Which organisational changes are most beneficial for firm innovation?
Jane Bourke and Frank Crowley (2016) Which organisational changes are most beneficial for firm innovation?. : Economics and Business Letters [Details]
2017 Product and Service Innovation and Discontinuation in Manufacturing and Service Firms in Europe
Crowley, Frank (2017) Product and Service Innovation and Discontinuation in Manufacturing and Service Firms in Europe. : European Journal of Innovation Management [Details]
2016 The Influence of Human Resource Management Systems on Innovation: Evidence from Irish Manufacturing and Service Firms
Crowley, Frank; Bourke, Jane (2016) The Influence of Human Resource Management Systems on Innovation: Evidence from Irish Manufacturing and Service Firms. : International Journal of Innovation Management [Details]
2015 The Role of HRM and ICT Complementarities in Firm Innovation: Evidence from Transition Economies
Jane Bourke and Frank Crowley (2015) The Role of HRM and ICT Complementarities in Firm Innovation: Evidence from Transition Economies. : International Journal of Innovation Management [Details]
2015 Innovation and Productivity in Irish Firms
Frank Crowley and Philip McCann (2015) Innovation and Productivity in Irish Firms. : Spatial Economic Analysis [Details]
2012 Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery: Evidence from Irish Household Budget Survey 2004/2005
Frank Crowley, John Eakins and Declan Jordan (2012) Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery: Evidence from Irish Household Budget Survey 2004/2005. : The Economic and Social Review [Details]
2008 Irish National Lottery Sports Capital Grant Allocations 1999-2007: Natural Experiments on Political Influence
Considine, J., Crowley, F., Foley, S. and O’Connor, M (2008) Irish National Lottery Sports Capital Grant Allocations 1999-2007: Natural Experiments on Political Influence. : Economic Affairs [Details]

Newspaper Publications

Year Publication
2018 Private interests trump public benefits on Patrick Street ban
Frank Crowley (2018) Private interests trump public benefits on Patrick Street ban. [Details]
2018 New scheme proves house market is broken
Frank Crowley (2018) New scheme proves house market is broken. [Details]
2018 Call for massive investment in Ringaskiddy Port
Frank Crowley (2018) Call for massive investment in Ringaskiddy Port. [Details]
2018 Soaring house prices forcing middle income earners out of cities
Frank Crowley (2018) Soaring house prices forcing middle income earners out of cities. [Details]
2018 UCC Economist: car parking is a 'waste of space
Frank Crowley (2018) UCC Economist: car parking is a 'waste of space. [Details]
2018 Traders happy car ban suspended 'but business must plan with council
Frank Crowley (2018) Traders happy car ban suspended 'but business must plan with council. [Details]
2018 Controversial car ban suspended until early August amid traffic warnings
Frank Crowley (2018) Controversial car ban suspended until early August amid traffic warnings. [Details]
2017 UCC Economist criticises boundary proposals
Frank Crowley (2017) UCC Economist criticises boundary proposals. [Details]
2017 Housing, rental sector in crisis, time to free up some land
Frank Crowley (2017) Housing, rental sector in crisis, time to free up some land. [Details]
2017 Placemaking, River Lee, Public Amenities and OPW
Frank Crowley (2017) Placemaking, River Lee, Public Amenities and OPW. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 Will Pairc Ui Chaoimh lead to a 12.5 million euro injection in the local economy?
Frank Crowley (2017) Will Pairc Ui Chaoimh lead to a 12.5 million euro injection in the local economy?. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 The Cork City Greenbelt Problem and the Daily Commute for Carrigaline and Crosshaven Residents
Frank Crowley (2017) The Cork City Greenbelt Problem and the Daily Commute for Carrigaline and Crosshaven Residents. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 New City Boundary Should be Cause of Concern for Harbour Community
Frank Crowley (2017) New City Boundary Should be Cause of Concern for Harbour Community. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 Varadkar does not Offer a New Vision for Ireland
Frank Crowley (2017) Varadkar does not Offer a New Vision for Ireland. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 We need the Buzz of People Not Cars in Downtown Carrigaline
Frank Crowley (2017) We need the Buzz of People Not Cars in Downtown Carrigaline. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 Ireland's Infrastructure Deficit Needs to Be Prioritised
Frank Crowley (2017) Ireland's Infrastructure Deficit Needs to Be Prioritised. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2007 Minister, it's about resources, not cash
John Considine, Frank Crowley, Marie O Connor, Sinead Foley (2007) Minister, it's about resources, not cash. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2007 Sports funding looks a lot like notes for votes
John Considine, Frank Crowley, Marie O Connor, Sinead Foley (2007) Sports funding looks a lot like notes for votes. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2007 Hello Lolly
John Considine, Frank Crowley, Marie O Connor, Sinead Foley (2007) Hello Lolly. : Newspaper Articles [Details]
2008 Sports budget puts horses and dogs ahead of children
John Considine, Frank Crowley, Marie O Connor, Sinead Foley (2008) Sports budget puts horses and dogs ahead of children. : Newspaper Articles [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2015 Empirical explorations of firm innovation, government intervention and firm performance in European countries
Frank Crowley (2015) Empirical explorations of firm innovation, government intervention and firm performance in European countries. : Thesis University of Groningen [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2016 The Regional Dimension of Subsidies, Innovation and Job Growth in European Firms
Crowley, Frank (2016) The Regional Dimension of Subsidies, Innovation and Job Growth in European Firms. : : RSA Research Network on Cohesion Policy [Details]
2009 Irish National Lottery Sports Capital Grant Allocations 2003-2007
Considine, J., Crowley, F., Foley, S., O'Connor, M. & Ryan, G (2009) Irish National Lottery Sports Capital Grant Allocations 2003-2007. : : LIT [Details]

Radio Presentation

Year Publication
2007 Unknown type other_radio
John Considine, Frank Crowley, Marie O Connor, Sinead Foley (2007) Unknown type other_radio. [Details]

Working Paper

Year Publication
2011 Unknown type other_wp
Frank Crowley and Eoin O'Leary (2011) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2017 The Role of Creative Occupations and the Creative Industries in Stimulating Business Innovation in Ireland
Frank Crowley and Declan Jordan (2017) The Role of Creative Occupations and the Creative Industries in Stimulating Business Innovation in Ireland. [Details]
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 Regional Dimension of Subsidies, Innovation and Job Growth in European Firms
Frank Crowley (2016) The Regional Dimension of Subsidies, Innovation and Job Growth in European Firms. [Details]
2016 Firm Subsidies in Emerging Economies: Is There Urban Bias?
Frank Crowley (2016) Firm Subsidies in Emerging Economies: Is There Urban Bias?. [Details]
2015 Government Intervention and Firm Performance in Europe
Frank Crowley (2015) Government Intervention and Firm Performance in Europe. [Details]
2015 Local Competition and Firm Performance Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Economies . In: Lesa Reynolds eds
Frank Crowley and Declan Jordan (2015) Local Competition and Firm Performance Outcomes: Evidence from Developing Economies . In: Lesa Reynolds eds. [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 Impact of Government Subsidies on Firm Productivity and Firm Employment Growth: Evidence from Europe
Frank Crowley (2015) The Impact of Government Subsidies on Firm Productivity and Firm Employment Growth: Evidence from Europe. [Details]
2014 Explorations of Product Life Cycles in European Firms
Frank Crowley (2014) Explorations of Product Life Cycles in European Firms. [Details]
2013 Innovation and Productivity in Peripheral Europe: Evidence from BEEPS data
Frank Crowley and Philip McCann (2013) Innovation and Productivity in Peripheral Europe: Evidence from BEEPS data. [Details]
2013 Counterfactual Analysis of Innovation and Firm Performance in Innovation and Transition Driven Economies
Frank Crowley and Philip MCann (2013) Counterfactual Analysis of Innovation and Firm Performance in Innovation and Transition Driven Economies. [Details]
2013 The Role of HRM and ICT Complementarities in Firm Innovation: Evidence from Transition Economies (Won best paper award)
Jane Bourke and Frank Crowley (2013) The Role of HRM and ICT Complementarities in Firm Innovation: Evidence from Transition Economies (Won best paper award). [Details]
2012 Innovation in Peripheral Europe: Evidence from BEEPS data
Frank Crowley and Philip McCann (2012) Innovation in Peripheral Europe: Evidence from BEEPS data. [Details]
2012 How Important is Innovation for the Productivity Performance of Irish Firms?
Frank Crowley (2012) How Important is Innovation for the Productivity Performance of Irish Firms?. [Details]
2012 (2012) How Important is Innovation for the Productivity Performance
Frank Crowley (2012) (2012) How Important is Innovation for the Productivity Performance. [Details]
2012 Innovation and Productivity in European Firms: Evidence from BEEPS data
Frank Crowley and Philip McCann (2012) Innovation and Productivity in European Firms: Evidence from BEEPS data. [Details]
2011 Innovation and Productivity Performance of Irish Firms: Evidence from BEEPS data
Crowley F (2011) Innovation and Productivity Performance of Irish Firms: Evidence from BEEPS data. [Details]
2011 Innovation and Productivity Performance of Irish Firms: Evidence from BEEPS data
Crowley F and McCann P (2011) Innovation and Productivity Performance of Irish Firms: Evidence from BEEPS data. [Details]
2009 Regional Development on the Island of Ireland: Future Scenarios
Crowley, Frank and Eoin O' Leary (2009) Regional Development on the Island of Ireland: Future Scenarios. [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 Regional Divergence on the Island of Ireland: Future Scenarios
Crowley, Frank and Eoin O' Leary (2008) Regional Divergence on the Island of Ireland: Future Scenarios. [Details]
2007 Irish National Lottery Sports Capital Grant Allocations 2003-7: Further Evidence of Political Influence
Crowley, Frank; Considine, John; Foley, Sinead and Marie O Connor (2007) Irish National Lottery Sports Capital Grant Allocations 2003-7: Further Evidence of Political Influence. [Details]
2006 An Application of a Two-Part Model: Fruit and Vegetable Expenditure
Crowley, Frank (2006) An Application of a Two-Part Model: Fruit and Vegetable Expenditure. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2012 Bilateral Workshop between School of Economics, UCC and Department of Economics Geography, University of Groningen. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Frank Crowley (2012) Bilateral Workshop between School of Economics, UCC and Department of Economics Geography, University of Groningen. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
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