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Dr Lawrence Dooley

Lawrence Dooley


Management & Marketing

Management & Marketing
O' Rahilly Building



Lawrence Dooley (M. Comm., Ph.D.) is a College Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation at University College Cork (UCC) since 2004. Prior to joining UCC, he was based at the Centre for Enterprise Management in the University of Dundee, Scotland. He undertook his doctoral thesis entitled 'Systems Innovation Management' at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His core research interests focus on organisational innovation and issues related to inter-enterprise collaboration and value creation. Other related interests include organisational creativity and knowledge exchange. He has published widely over recent years and actively liaises with industry both through applied research projects, consultancy and research master classes.


Research Interests

My research lies within the three interrelated areas.


The focus of this research is on the processes and structures that organisations utilise to achieve innovations and question how effective management can enhance their ability to innovate successfully.  The research examines both the explorative and exploitative phases of the innovation process.


The focus of this research centres on interaction between university and industrial entities as part of the Entrepreneurial University paradigm. Research strives to identifying exemplars of university-industry collaboration at the discovery science stage of the innovation process and examining why and how the stakeholders achieve co-operation and mutual benefit.


The focus of this research examines the evolution of knowledge networks within regions, the enablers and barriers that impact their development and the degree of interaction and knowledge exchange that occurs between the independent entities. A key aspect of this research questions why specific networks develop and how they can best be sustained.

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Research Projects

  • All Island Innovation Programme (Industry Sponsor) (02-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-14)
  • Personal Research Account (Miscellaneous) €10,000.00 (15-JUL-08 / 31-DEC-14)
  • Business Model Intelligent Design Evaluation Application (Co-Researcher) (Enterprise Ireland) €215,584.00 (01-APR-13 / 31-MAR-15)
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  • Member, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (/)
  • Member, Enterprise Ireland's Biotechnology Ireland Network (/)
  • Member, The Gate2Growth Network (/)
  • Member, The Irish Academy of Management (/)
  • Member, Cork Innovates Steering Committee (01-JAN-12 / 15-APR-13)
  • Member, International Council for Small Business (ICSB) (01-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-14)
  • Co-ordinator, All Island Innovation Network Community of Researchers (01-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-14)
  • Member, International Society for Professional Innovation Management (01-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-14)
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  • Enterprise Planning and Processes
  • Transferable Skills - Management - Research Project
  • Transferable Skills - Management - Work Placement
  • Management and Planning of Public Health Systems
  • Transferable Skills - Marketing - Research Project
  • Transferable Skills - Marketing - Work Placement
  • Entrepreneurial Business Start-Ups
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, International Journal Of Innovation Management (-)
  • Referee, R&D Management (-)
  • Referee, Journal Of Production, Planning And Control (-)
  • Referee, International Journal Of Innovation Management (-)
  • Referee, International Journal Of Technological Innovation And Entrepreneurship (-)
  • Referee, Journal Of Information And Knowledge Management (-)
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Other Activities

  • External Examiner- Business School (GMIT)UCC-IMI Programme Approval Member for PG in Strategy and InnovationExternal Examiner- MSc. Technology Management (DIT)Supervised 14 industrial based students undertaking minor theses as part of their Masters programme.PhD External Examiner for Symeon Mandrinos- Essex Business School, University of EssexDelivered research seminars at University of Essex, NUI, Galwat, University College Dublin, University of Zagreb, University of Dundee and Dublin City University.UCC Innovation Platform member, a committee established to co-ordinate entrepreneurship and commercialisation efforts across the university and create a unity of purpose.• Represented UCC as part of Cork Chamber’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy research trip to Brussels (2012).Contributor to University of Zagreb International MBA in Construction MangementTechnical reviewer for Enterprise Ireland’s Research Commercialisation Fund programme.Internal PhD Examiner- Anita Kumar, Dept of Food Business and Development, UCC
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  • Member, Irish Academy of Management Conference Committee (/)
  • Track Chair, International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Conference Committee (2014 / 2014)
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  • NUI Galway , PhD, (2000)
  • NUI, Galway , MSC COMMERCE, (1997)
  • University College Galway , Diploma, Quality Assurance (1994)
  • University College Galway , BComm, (1993)
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  • College Lecturer, Centre for Enterprise Mgt., University of Dundee, Scotland (/)
  • Lecturer, Tipperary Institute, Co. Tipperary (/)
  • Senior Researcher, CIMRU, NUI, Galway (/)
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Teaching Interests

  • I deliver undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and operations management.
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Recent Postgrads

  • Brian O'Cuinneagain (UCC M.Sc.) "Enhancing Team Member Commitment: An exploratory study of organisational and sporting teams" (2008)
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Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2015 Dooley, L, Kenny, B. and Cronin, M (2015) Inter-organizational innovation across geographic and cognitive boundaries: Does firm size matter. : R&D Management [Details]
2015 Dooley, L., Kenny, B (2015) Research collaboration and commercialization: the PhD candidate perspective. : Industry and Higher Education [Details]
2014 Gubbins, C;Dooley, L (2014) Exploring Social Network Dynamics Driving Knowledge Management for Innovation. : Journal Of Management Inquiry [Details]
2013 Poulis, E;Poulis, K;Dooley, L (2013) Information communication technology' innovation in a non-high technology sector: achieving competitive advantage in the shipping industry. : The Service Industries Journal [Details]
2013 Dooley, L,Kirk, D,Philpott, K (2013) Nurturing life-science knowledge discovery: managing multi-organisation networks. : Production Planning & Control [Details]
2011 Philpott K., Dooley L., O'Reilly, C., Lupton, G (2011) The Entrepreneurial University: Examining the Underlying Academic Tensions. : International Journal of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship [Details]
2010 O'Sullivan, D; Dooley, L (2010) Collaborative Innovation for the Management of Information Technology Resources. : International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP) [Details]
2007 Mulligan, D., O'Sullivan D., Dooley L (2007) Collaborative Information System for University based Research Institutes. : International Journal of Innovation & Learning [Details]
2007 Dooley L., O'Sullivan D (2007) Managing within distributed innovation networks. : International Journal of Innovation Management [Details]
2007 Cormican K., Dooley L (2007) Knowledge sharing in a collaborative networked environment. : Journal of Information and Knowledge Management [Details]
2007 Dooley, L., Kirk, R.D (2007) University-Industry Collaboration: Grafting the Entrepreneurial Paradigm onto Academic Structures. : European Journal of Innovation Management [Details]
2005 Brennan, A;Dooley, L (2005) Networked creativity: a structured management framework for stimulating innovation. : Technovation [Details]
2005 Dooley L., Lupton G., O'Sullivan D (2005) Multiple project management: A competitive necessity for modern organisations. : Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management [Details]
2005 Precup L., O¿Sullivan D., Cormican K., Dooley L (2005) Virtual team environment for collaborative research projects. : International Journal of Innovation & Learning [Details]
2003 Yu M., O'Sullivan D., Cormican, K., Dooley L (2003) Enterprise Systems Development Model. : International Journal of Manufacturing Technology & Mgt [Details]
2003 Dooley L., O'Sullivan D (2003) Developing a software infrastructure to support systemic innovation through effective management. : International Journal of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship [Details]
2003 Dooley L., Flynn M., O'Sullivan D (2003) Idea generation within the context of organisational development. : International Journal of Innovation Management [Details]
2001 Dooley L., O'Sullivan D (2001) Structuring systems innovation: A conceptual model and implementation methodology. : Journal of Enterprise & Innovation Management Studies [Details]
2000 Dooley L., O'Sullivan D (2000) Systems innovation management. : International Journal of Production Planning & Control [Details]
2000 Dooley L., O'Sullivan D (2000) Systems innovation; Managing manufacturing systems redesign. : International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing [Details]
2000 Dooley L., Cormican K., OSullivan D., Wreath S (2000) Supporting systems innovation. : International Journal of Innovation Management [Details]
1999 Dooley L., O'Sullivan D (1999) Decision support system for the management of systems change. : International Journal of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship [Details]


Year Publication
2008 O'Sullivan, D., Dooley, L (2008) Applying Innovation. : Sage Publishing [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2011 Gubbins, C., Dooley, L (2011) Social Network Analysis as a tool as a tool for knowledge management for innovation. : : Gower [Details]
2010 O'Sullivan, D; Dooley, L (2010) Project based Learning in Applied Innovation. : : Iste/Hermes Science Publisher [Details]
2009 Dooley L (2009) The future of innovation is collaborative. : : Gower Publishing [Details]
2007 Hall A., Dooley L (2007) Succession at CityLife. : : Kennesaw, GA/Cox Family Enterprise Center [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2014 Barrett, G. & Dooley, L (2014) Open innovation as a start-up strategy: the case of two Irish born global firms. [Details]
2014 Barrett, G., Dooley, L. & Kenny, B (2014) The evolving characteristics underpinning the development path of two born global firms. [Details]
2014 Barrett, G. & Dooley, L (2014) Contextual factors impacting on the adoption of Open Innovation: the case of three Irish-born global firms. [Details]
2014 Kenny, B & Dooley, L (2014) 5. Supporting Entrepreneurship and Commercialization of Research among the PhD Community. [Details]
2013 Gubbins, C., Kelly, G. and Dooley, L (2013) Determinants of relationship operationalization for tacit knowledge seeking and sharing. [Details]
2013 Dooley, L. and Kenny, B (2013) Disruptive risk: Emerging changes within organisational innovation practice. [Details]
2013 Kenny, B & Dooley, L (2013) International Collaboration on Innovation: A Research Agenda. [Details]
2013 Dooley, L. and Gubbins, C (2013) Systemic Process Innovation: Leveraging tacit knowledge from the shop-floor. [Details]
2013 Kenny, B., L Dooley and G Barrett (2013) Stimulating Innovation While Dealing With Constraints: The Case of Ireland against the Backdrop of the Global Financial Crisis. [Details]
2012 Dooley, L., Hargaden, V. and Lupton, G (2012) Outsourcing strategy within the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector. [Details]
2012 Dooley, L., Reedy, E. and Kenny, B (2012) The Innovation Process: Is collaboration happening?. [Details]
2012 Dooley, L. and Kenny, B (2012) Entrepreneurial capability within the doctoral research community: Building the future Entrepreneurial University. [Details]
2012 Dooley, L. and Kenny, B (2012) Entrepreneurial capability and attitudes within the doctoral research community. [Details]
2012 Dooley, L., Reedy, E. and Kenny, B (2012) Collaborative Innovation in Ireland: Have we embraced the fifth generation model?. [Details]
2011 O'Reilly, S., Dooley, L (2011) The role of continuous improvement beyond operational excellence. [Details]
2008 Philpott, K., Dooley, L., O¿Reilly, C (2008) The Entrepreneurial University Paradigm; A paradigm for academic disharmony. [Details]
2010 Dooley, L; Kirk, RD (2010) Managing collaboration in knowledge discovery networks. [Details]
2010 Gubbins, C., Dooley, L (2010) Understanding Innovation and Knowledge Management in Dynamic Networks. [Details]
2010 Hargaden, V; Dooley, L.; Lupton, G (2010) Analysis of supply chain structure and order winning criteria in Irish medical technology sector. [Details]
2009 O'Sullivan D., Dooley L (2009) Project based Learning in Applied Innovation. [Details]
2009 Gubbins, C., Dooley, L., Kelleher, C (2009) Understanding Innovation and Knowledge Management in Dynamic Networks. [Details]
2007 Kirk, R.D., Dooley, L (2007) Structuring Successful R&D Collaborations. [Details]
2006 Dooley L., Kirk R.D (2006) Grafting the entrepreneurial paradigm on to academic structures. [Details]
2006 Philpott, K., Dooley, L (2006) Concepts of the Entrepreneurial University. [Details]
2005 Dooley L., Kirk R.D (2005) Biotechnology innovation: Managing university-industry collaboration for effective knowledge exchange and innovation. [Details]
2005 Buckley, J., Buckley, N., Dooley, L, Murphy, L (2005) Developing Family Business in the Irish Context. [Details]
2003 Lupton G., Dooley L (2003) Product life cycle performance indicators. [Details]
2003 Melia K., Dooley L (2003) Performance metrics to encourage change in the construction industry. [Details]
2000 Browne J., Cormican K., Dooley L., Yu Ming, O¿Sullivan D (2000) Innovation management for product and process development. [Details]
1999 Cormican K., Dooley L., O¿Sullivan D., Wreath S., Yu M (1999) Systems innovation. [Details]
1999 Cormican K., Dooley L., O¿Sullivan D (1999) Systems innovation management: Supporting innovation in a manufacturing environment. [Details]
1998 Cormican K., Dooley L., O¿Sullivan D., Yu M., Wreath S (1998) Systems innovation management. [Details]
1998 Dooley L., O¿Sullivan D (1998) Decision support system for the management of organisational change. [Details]
1997 Dooley L., Fahy M., O¿Sullivan D (1997) Business process reengineering: An introduction to the core concepts. [Details]
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