Dr Jane Bourke

Jane Bourke


University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Dr. Jane Bourke is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at University College Cork. Her research interests include Innovation, Technology Adoption, Business Performance, Healthcare Innovation, and Health Economics. Jane has published her work in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals such as Research Policy, Technovation, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Innovation Management, the European Journal of Health Economics, and Health Policy, among others. She regularly presents her work at national and international conferences (including DRUID, IHEA and IEA), and has received research awards for her work. Her research has been cited over 400 times and her h-index is 11.


Dr. Bourke is a founding member and theme leader (Innovation Systems) at the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre at UCC. Jane is currently a co-investigator and theme leader at the Enterprise Research Centre at Warwick and Aston Universities, which is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.  She has also received research funding from Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Research Council, the Health Service Executive, Commission for Employment & Skills (UK), Solicitors Regulation Authority (UK), Legal Services Board (UK), among others.




Other Activities

  • 01/10/2021 - Academic Council, University College Cork
  • 01/02/2020 - OECDs 2020 Economic Survey of Ireland
  • 01/10/2019 - OECD’s SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Ireland
  • 17/09/2019 - Can outsourcing improve corporate innovation?
  • 09/05/2019 - Radio Kerry’s In Business
  • 01/05/2019 - Seanad Public Consultation Committee Report on Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Ireland
  • 05/04/2019 - Newstalk’s Down to Business
  • 03/04/2019 - Newstalk's Breakfast Business
  • 03/04/2019 - Why Irish small businesses are keen to stay at their current size
  • 26/03/2019 - The big impact of Brexit on Ireland's small businesses
  • 15/03/2019 - Mix hard and soft management practices to harness business success
  • 10/01/2019 - UK Govt. Dept: Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • 13/11/2018 - Seanad Public Consultation Committee on SME Policy
  • 18/10/2018 - International reviewer for ESRC funding, Economic and Social Research Council
  • 01/09/2018 - Technovation
  • 01/07/2018 - Research Committee
  • 01/07/2018 - CBL Research Committee
  • 15/04/2016 - Drug Prescribing Patterns in the General Medical Services Scheme in Ireland and Projected Costs to 2
  • 01/07/2013 - Graduate Studies Committee
  • 01/02/2013 - European Commission & IMF on health reform in Ireland
  • 01/07/2011 - Executive Education Committee (Co-Chair)
  • 01/10/2006 - Staff-Student Liaison Committee (Co-Chair)
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Pedagogic Experiences

  • 2021 - EC1111 Economic Data Collection, University College Cork
  • 2021 - EC1112 Economic Data as Evidence, University College Cork
  • 2020 - EC2015 Research in Economics, University College Cork
  • 2019 - EC2209 Resourcing Organisation and Competitive Capability 2, University College Cork
  • 2018 - EC2119 Economic Data Collection & Presentation Skills, University College Cork
  • 2017 - EC6034 Innovation in Health Practice, University College Cork
  • 2016 - EC6049 Healthcare Economics, University College Cork
  • 2016 - EC6072 Economics for Healthcare, University College Cork
  • 2015 - EC1200 Quantiative Techniques in Economics, University College Cork
  • 2015 - EC1208 Principles of the Macro Economy, University College Cork
  • 2015 - EC1211 Quantitative Techniques for Economics 2, University College Cork
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Research Domains

  • Adoption and diffusion of innovations
  • Health Economics  
  • Business Innovation  
  • Technology Adoption
  • Innovation
  • Survey Methods
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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
2017 BOURKE, J., ROPER, S. (2017). Innovation, quality management and learning: Short-term and longer-term effects. Research Policy. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2017.07.005. Details
2017 FAWSITT, C. G., BOURKE, J., LUTOMSKI, J. E., MEANEY, S., MCELROY, B., MURPHY, R., GREENE, R. A. (2017). What women want: Exploring pregnant women's preferences for alternative models of maternity care. Health Policy. Details
2016 BOURKE, J., ROPER, S. (2016). AMT adoption and innovation: An investigation of dynamic and complementary effects. Technovation. doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2016.05.003. Details
2015 BOURKE, J. (2015). Prescribing and practice development decision-making in Irish general practices. Irish Journal of Medical Science. doi:10.1007/s11845-015-1326-1. Details
2014 BOURKE, J. (2014). ICT use in Irish general practices: An intra-practice adoption study. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management. doi:10.1504/IJHTM.2014.067138. Details
2014 BOURKE, J., ROPER, S. (2014). The influence of experiential learning on medical equipment adoption in general practices. Health Policy. Details
2013 FAWSITT, C. G., BOURKE, J., GREENE, R. A., EVERARD, C. M., MURPHY, A., LUTOMSKI, J. E. (2013). At What Price? A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Trial of Labour after Previous Caesarean versus Elective Repeat Caesarean Delivery. Plos One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058577. Details
2012 BOURKE, J., BRADLEY, C. P. (2012). Factors associated with staffing provision and medical equipment acquisition in Irish general practice. Irish Medical Journal.
2012 BOURKE, J., ROPER, S. (2012). In with the new: the determinants of prescribing innovation by general practitioners in Ireland. European Journal of Health Economics. doi:10.1007/s10198-011-0311-5. Details
2009 BOURKE, J. (2009). Income-related inequalities and inequities in Irish healthcare utilization. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. doi:10.1586/erp.09.30. Details
2018 BOURKE, J., MURPHY, A., FLYNN, D., KELLS, M., JOYCE, M., HURLEY, J. (2018). Borderline personality disorder: resource utilisation costs in Ireland. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. Details
2017 CRONIN, J., BOURKE, J. (2017). Value for money? An examination of the relationship between need and cost in intellectual disability services. Health and Social Care in the Community. doi:10.1111/hsc.12425. Details
2018 BOURKE, J., MURPHY, A., FLYNN, D., KELLS, M., JOYCE, M., HURLEY, J. (2018). Cost of Borderline Personality Disorder: An Irish Case Study.. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine.
2017 FAWSITT, C., BOURKE, J., LUTOMSKI, J., MURPHY, A., MCELROY, B., GREENE, R. A., ... GREENE, R. A. (2017). A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Two Alternative Models of Maternity Care in Ireland. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 15, 785–794. doi:10.1007/s40258-017-0344-8. Details
2016 CROWLEY, F., BOURKE, J. (2016). Which organisational changes are most beneficial for firm innovation? Economics and Business Letters.
2017 FAWSITT, C. G., BOURKE, J., GREENE, R. A., MCELROY, B., KRUCIEN, N., MURPHY, R., LUTOMSKI, J. E. (2017). What do women want? Valuing women's preferences and estimating demand for alternative models of maternity care using a discrete choice experiment.. Health Policy. 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
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
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
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
2020 MURPHY, A., BOURKE, J., FLYNN, D., KELLS, M., JOYCE, M. (2020). A cost-effectiveness analysis of dialectical behaviour therapy for treating individuals with borderline personality disorder in the community. Irish Journal of Medical Science. doi:10.1007/s11845-019-02091-8. Details
2015 BOURKE, J., JORDAN, D. (2015). A two-stage examination of business innovation decision-making: Evidence from Ireland. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research. doi:10.1504/IJBIR.2015.072489. Details
2020 BOURKE, J., ROPER, S., LOVE, J. H. (2020). Innovation in legal services: The practices that influence ideation and codification activities. Journal of Business Research, 109, 132-147. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.11.057. Details
2020 MURPHY, A., BOURKE, J., TURNER, B. (2020). A two-tiered public-private health system: Who stays in (private) hospitals in Ireland? Health Policy, 124 (7), pp. 765-777. Details
2018 BOURKE, J., JORDAN, D. (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, 16 (1). doi:10.1504/ijttc.2018.092643. Details
2021 BOURKE, J., ROPER, S., LOVE, J. H. (2021). ORGANISING FOR INNOVATION IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRMS: ECONOMETRIC EVIDENCE FROM THE UK. International Journal of Innovation Management. doi:10.1142/S1363919621500857. Details
2020 VELINGA, A., BOURKE, J., DEVINE, C., YUN HO, M., CLARKE, C., LEAHY, P., ... KEARNEY, P. M. (2020). What do patients value as incentives for participation in clinical trials? A pilot discrete choice experiment. Research Ethics, 16 (1-2), pp. 1-12. Details
2022 ROPER, S., BOURKE, J. (2022). Innovating into trouble: When innovation leads to customer complaints. Research Policy, 51 (10). doi:10.1016/j.respol.2022.104593. Details


Year Publication
2017 DORAN, J., BOURKE, J., KIRBY, A. (2017). Introduction to Applied Econometrics and Analysis Using Stata. Oak Tree Press.
2016 BOURKE, J., KIRBY, A., DORAN, J. (2016). Survey & Questionnaire Design: Collecting Primary Data to Answer Research Questions. Oak Tree Press.

Conference abstract

Year Publication
2017 MURPHY, A., BOURKE, J., O'SULLIVAN, M. (2017). An Economic Evaluation of A Psychoeducational Suicide Intervention Programme. Details
2017 MURPHY, A., BOURKE, J., O'SULLIVAN, M. (2017). The Cost Of Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) For People Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): A Review of The Literature. Details
2014 MURPHY, A., BOURKE, J. (2014). Economic Evaluation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Dbt) Amongst those with Borderline Personality Disorder (Bpd) who Engage in Self-Harm in Ireland. Details


Year Publication
2018 BOURKE, J. (2018). The State of Small Business Britain.
2017 BOURKE, J. (2017). An Economic Evaluation of Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy for the treatment of patients with Borderline Personality Disorders.. A report for the Health Service Executive, Ireland.
2016 BOURKE, J. (2016). Innovation and HR practices in five professional service sectors. A report for the UK Commission for Employment & Skills.
2015 ROPER, S., BOURKE, J., LOVE, J. H., RIEGER, P. (2015). Innovation in Legal Services. A report for the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Legal Services Board. Retrieved from https://research.legalservicesboard.org.uk/wp-content/media/Innovation-Report.pdf
2017 BOURKE, J. (2017). Workload in General Practice and Implications for GMS Financing. A report for the Irish Medical Organisation.
2019 BOURKE, J., ROPER, S. (2019). Micro-businesses in Ireland: From Ambition to Innovation. Retrieved from https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/mandc/newsimagesnew/april2019/Micro-BusinessinIrelandReporte-version.pdf
2022 BOURKE, J., LENIHAN, N. (2022). An exploration of mental health and well-being workplace practices within family firms. Retrieved from https://www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/ERC-Insight-An-exploration-of-mental-health-and-well-being-workplace-practices-within-family-firms-Lenihan-Bourke.pdf
2021 BOURKE, J., WISHART, M., ROPER, S., BELT, V. (2021). Workplace mental health in Midlands firms 2021: Baseline report. Retrieved from https://www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ERC-Report-Workplace-Mental-Health-in-Midlands-Firms-2021.pdf
2022 BOURKE, J., O'DRISCOLL, C., O'DRISCOLL, J., O'REILLY, P. (2022). Innovating in Ireland: Can We Fail Better? Retrieved from https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/projectsandcentres/srerc/InnovatinginIreland.Canwefailbetter.pdf
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