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Dr Mary O'Shaughnessy

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Mary O'Shaughnessy

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Food Business & Development
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Dr. Mary O’Shaughnessy is a Senior Lecturer at Cork University Business School. Her teaching and research interests include sustainable rural development, collective social entrepreneurship & social enterprise for placed-based rural development.

Grants and Honours

  • 01/01/2020 - CBL Strategic Research Fund - PhD Bursary, College of Business and Law
  • 01/07/2019 - University Research Supervisor of the Year 2019, University College Cork
  • 01/04/2019 - IRC New Foundations Research Award (Social Enterprise & Community Justice), Irish Research Council
  • 01/11/2018 - UCC CBL Strategic Research Development Fund, College of Business and Law
  • 01/01/2018 - EU COST Action CA (Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars), European Union
  • 09/01/2017 - COST - Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars, European Commission
  • 01/01/2017 - FP7 Marie Curie Actions IAPP (Industry-Academic Partnership), EU funded 7th Framework project
  • 12/01/2016 - MSCA-ITN-2016 RURACTION, European Commission
  • 01/01/2014 - Cooperative Business and Innovative Rural Development - Synergies between Commercial and Academic Partners., European Union
  • 29/12/2010 - Support for farmer's co-operatives., Foreign Research Institute
  • Social Enterprises in Rural Communities, Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)
  • Review of Social Enterprise Models, Industry Sponsor
  • Social Enterprise Mapping Study - Ireland Report, European Commission
  • Facilitating and Encouraging Short Food Supply Chains, Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)
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Other Activities

  • 23/10/2020 - PhD and ECI International Training School, EMES
  • 27/08/2020 - External Examiner PhD, Horizon 2020, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland, Scientific Advisory Group
  • 08/06/2020 - Panel Convenor - 7th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, Sheffield, UK, June 2019., University of Sheffield Management School
  • 02/12/2019 - WISE-opportunities, challenges and community justice research, policy and practice seminar took place on December 2nd 2019 at Lapps Quay, UCC., Irish Research Council
  • 11/11/2019 - Community Justice Scotland - knowledge exchange, Irish Research Council
  • 10/10/2019 - Invited Speaker IIEA, Unlocking the Potential of Rural Economies: What Role for Europe, Killarney, 10th October, 2019., Institute of International and European Affairs
  • 04/09/2019 - MSCA RurAction PhD Autumn Skills Training School, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 02/09/2019 - Developing the Social Enterprise Sector in Ireland: A Comparative Report (, Social Finance Foundation Ireland
  • 29/07/2019 - Invited Expert Policy Group - Rural Development, Government of Ireland
  • 12/03/2019 - MSAC PhD Skills Seminar, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 01/01/2019 - Researcher Advisor - DRCD, Government of Ireland
  • 01/01/2019 - ENACTUS - Academic Faculty Advisory Committee (2019), University College Cork
  • 17/12/2018 - Keynote Speaker - Co-producing Justice: International Social Economy Network, University of Strathclyde
  • 10/09/2018 - Keynote Speaker -SEWF 2018 Academic Symposium, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 03/09/2018 - Expert invited address to the national Social Enterprise Task Force (SETF) (2018), Government of Ireland
  • 02/07/2018 - Keynote Speaker - EU Intereg Atlantic Area Social Enterprise, Cork City Council
  • 27/06/2018 - EMES International PhD Summer School (Marseille, France, 2018), European Commission
  • 05/06/2018 - MSCA PhD Training Skills Seminars, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 12/05/2018 - van Twuijver, M., Olmedo, L. and O’Shaughnessy, M. (2018) Empirical evidence from Rural Social Enterprises in a European Context. A Systematic Literature Review. 50th Conference of Irish Geographers, 12th May, Maynooth (Ireland).
  • 04/12/2017 - International Research Conference Challenges and Opportunities of Structurally Weak Rural Regions in Europe, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 01/07/2017 - Guest editor Nonprofit Policy Forum, 2016 7(4)
  • 02/01/2017 - Expert Address - European Commission, EU DG EMPL
  • 02/01/2017 - DAFM National Rural Network (NRN) advisory board on farm diversification, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • 01/01/2017 - Scientific Lead in Work Package 3 of MSCA ITN RURAction, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 21/12/2016 - Ballyhoura Country Story 1989-2014. The Ballyhoura Model of Community Based Local Development, Government of Ireland
  • 01/01/2016 - Appointed Country Moderator by DG EMPL to prepare national Ireland report on Social Enterprise Eco-system of support (2016)., European Commission
  • 01/09/2015 - Director - MicroFinance Ireland (MFI), Micro Finance Ireland - MFI
  • 02/03/2015 - Social Enterprise - An Overview, Government of Ireland
  • 01/11/2013 - Community Networking, Government of Ireland
  • 01/01/2013 - Board Member HOPE Foundation NGO, Hope Foundation
  • 01/06/2012 - Keynote speaker, Co-operatives and Social Enterprise in Europe and in Transitional Contexts research conference, Institute for Sociological Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia, June 2012., University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • 02/04/2012 - Social Economy and Entrepreneurship Research Network for the Nordic Countries, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland, April, 2012., Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland,
  • 02/01/2012 - Rural Development Approaches, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • 01/01/2011 - Member Editorial Board Social Enterprise Journal
  • 31/08/2010 - Irish Rural Studies Symposium, Teagasc
  • 01/07/2010 - Invited speaker/panel, Symposium, on Social Enterprises and 3rd China Forum, Hong Kong, July 2010.
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Research Domains

  • Sustainable Rural Development 
  • Social enterprises, social economy  
  • Co-operative Business and the Rural Economy
  • Co-operative and social enterprises
  • Public policy issues and evidence based policy
  • Agricultural and Rural Co-operatives
  • Food and rural policy interventions
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Thesis

  • 2016 - The feasibility of community land trust in an Irish context., University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2016 - An evaluation of the development supports available to social economy organisations in the North West of Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2016 - Organising for engagement: urban alternative food businesses' strategies for catalysing citizenship., University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2013 - An Analysis of the Emergence and Growth of social enterprises engaged in the provision of services to Older People in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2019 - Masters Degree by Research, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2014 - Rural Sustainable Livelihoods - Ethiopia, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2016 COONEY, K., NYSSENS, M., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., DEFOURNY, J. (2016). Public policies and work integration social enterprises: the challenges of institutionalism in a neoliberal era. Nonprofit Policy Forum. Details
2016 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., O'HARA, P. (2016). Towards an explanation of Irish rural-based social enterprises. International Review of Sociology, Ireland. Details
2016 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., O'HARA, P. (2016). Social Enterprise in Ireland - Why WISEs dominate the discourse. Nonprof Pol Forum 2016; 7(4): 461–485. Nonprofit Policy Forum, Ireland. Details
2011 , O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., CASEY, E., ENRIGHT, P. (2011). Rural transport in peripheral rural areas: The role of social enterprises in meeting the needs of rural citizens. ural transport in peripheral rural areas: The role of social enterprises in meeting the needs of rural citizens. Social Enterprise Journal. Details
2008 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2008). Statutory support and the implications for the employee profile of rural based Irish Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs). Statutory support and the implications for the employee profile of rural based Irish Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs). Social Enterprise Journal. Details
2009 MORONEY, A., BRISCOE, R., MCCARTHY, O., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., WARD, M. (2009). The potential of the Co-operative Form for Farmer's Markets in Ireland - Some Lessons from the USA and the UK. The potential of the Co-operative Form for Farmer's Markets in Ireland - Some Lessons from the USA and the UK.
2016 MORONEY, A., O'REILLY, S., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2016). Taking the Leap and Sustaining the Journey: Diversification on the Irish Family Farm. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. Details
2020 VAN TWUIJVER, M. W., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., HENNESSY, T., OLMEDO, L. (2020). Rural social enterprises in Europe: A systematic literature review Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit 2020-03-02 | journal-article DOI: 10.1177/0269094220907024. Local Economy. Details
2016 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., O’HARA, P. (2016). Towards an explanation of Irish rural-based social enterprises. International Review of Sociology. Details
2020 VAN TWUIJVER, M., OLMEDO, L., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., HENNESSY, T. (2020). Rural social enterprises in Europe: A systematic literature review. Local Economy. Details

Book

Year Publication
2014 HAYDEN, C., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., ENRIGHT, P. (2014). The role of rural food business networks in sustainable rural development. Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2016 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., SAGE, C. (2016). Markets, Productivism and the implications for Irish Sustainable Rural Development. Routledge. Details
2014 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2014). The role of rural food business networks in sustainable rural development. Emerald Publishing Limited.
2012 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2012). Co-operatives - what relevance now?. Co-operatives - what relevance now?., Ireland.
2011 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2011). Survival Strategies and Rural-based social enterprises. Survival Strategies and Rural-based Social enterprises., Ireland.
2006 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2006). Irish Social Enterprises - challenges in mobilising resources to meet multiple goals. Social Enterprises - At the crossroads of market, public policies and civil society. EMES International Research Network.
2014 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., ENRIGHT, P. (2014). Institutional Co-operation and Service Delivery in Rural Ireland. Institutional Co-operation and Service Delivery in Rural Ireland. Palgrave Macmillan.
2020 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2020). Markets, Productivism and the implications for Irish Sustainable Rural Development. Routledge.
2006 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2006). Irish Social Enterprises - challenges in mobilising resources to meet multiple goals. Social Enterprises - At the crossroads of market, public policies and civil society. EMES International Research Network.
2016 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., SAGE, C. (2016). Markets, productivism and the implications for irish rural sustainable development. Taylor and Francis Inc.. Details
2014 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., ENRIGHT, P. (2014). Institutional cooperation and service delivery in rural Ireland. Palgrave Macmillan.
2006 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2006). Irish social enterprises: Challenges in mobilizing resources to meet multiple goals. Taylor and Francis Inc., Great Britain. Details

Conference paper

Year Publication
2019 OLMEDO, L., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., VAN TWUIJVER, M. W. (2019). Community-Based Social Enterprises Fostering Inclusive Development in Peripheral European Rural Areas’,. Community-Based Social Enterprises Fostering Inclusive Development in Peripheral European Rural Areas’, UNTFSSE Call for Papers 2018, Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? United Nations Knowledge Hub (online)., Switzerland.

Lecture/speech

Year Publication
2018 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2018). International University Podcast https://soundcloud.com/user-774435227/29-coproducing-justice-the-irish-experience.

Working Papers

Year Publication
2017 O'HARA, P., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2017). Social Enterprise in Ireland: WISE, the Dominant Model of Irish Social Enterprise., Belgium.

Report

Year Publication
2018 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2018). The Growing Significance of Social Enterprise. CPA Ireland Social Enterprise Report - The Irish and International Landscapes.
2015 O'HARA, P., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2015). Ballyhoura Country Story 1989-2014. The Ballyhoura Model of Community Based Local Development.. Ballyhoura Country Story 1989-2014. The Ballyhoura Model of Community Based Local Development.., Ireland.
2016 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2016). Social Enterprises in Rural Communities. National Rural Network, Ireland. Social Enterprises in Rural Communities. National Rural Network, Ireland., Ireland.
2013 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2013). Facilitating and Encouraging Short Food Supply Chains. National Rural Network, Ireland. Facilitating and Encouraging Short Food Supply Chains. National Rural Network, Ireland., Ireland.
2012 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2012). EU Support for Farmers' Co-operatives - Ireland Country Report. DG Agri, DG Agri. EU Support for Farmers' Co-operatives - Ireland Country Report. DG Agri, DG Agri., Belgium.
2019 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2019). WISEs: Opportunities, Challenges & Community Justice. A research, policy and practice seminar. Book of abstracts.. IRC - SECJ.
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