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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 Head, Department of Food Business and Development and Senior Lecturer at Cork University Business School, College of Business and Law, University College Cork. She holds a primary degree in Geography and Sociology, a MSc (Rural Development) and is a qualified Geography teacher. Her PhD focussed on the survival strategies of rural based social enterprise. Her teaching and research interests include sustainable, place-based rural development, community/collective social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. She is a director at Micro Finance Ireland, director and founding member of EMES (International research network, comparative research, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social and solidarity economy and social innovation), former member of the National Social Enterprise Task Force (Ireland) and academic advisor to Ireland's First National Social Enterprise Policy (2019). She was awarded the UCC Research Supervisor of the Year Award in 2019. She is PI on the MSCA ITN PhD Research Project RurAction, with a focus on social enterprise, social innovation and sustainable rural development. She contributes to national and Europe policy on social enterprise and 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
  • 01/09/2017 - Review of Social Enterprise Models, Social Finance Foundation Ireland
  • 09/01/2017 - Seminar - EMES/COST, European Commission
  • 01/01/2017 - FP7 Marie Curie Actions IAPP (Industry-Academic Partnership), EU funded 7th Framework project
  • 02/05/2016 - Social Enterprise Mapping Study - Ireland Report, European Commission
  • 12/01/2016 - MSCA-ITN-2016 RURACTION, European Commission
  • 01/01/2014 - MSCA - Cooperative Business and Innovative Rural Development - Synergies between Commercial and Academic Partners., MSCA - ITN Industry/Academic
  • 01/05/2013 - Facilitating and Encouraging Short Food Supply Chains, Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)
  • 01/01/2013 - Social Enterprises in Rural Communities, Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)
  • 29/12/2010 - Support for farmer's co-operatives., European Union
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Other Activities

  • 04/10/2021 - 8th EMES International Research Conference
  • 26/08/2021 - MANAGING A HYBRID RESOURCE PORTFOLIO Capabilities developed by rural social enterprises, Irish Academy of Management (IAM)
  • 26/08/2021 - The influence of place on rural social enterprises, Irish Academy of Management (IAM)
  • 14/07/2021 - Legal Innovations for Multi-Stakeholder Governance, Roskilde University
  • 14/07/2021 - Funding and Incentives in New Cooperativism, Sheffield Hallam University Business School
  • 07/07/2021 - Social Economy Ecosystems of Support - Ireland, Cork City Council
  • 25/06/2021 - New Cooperativism Seminar Series 2021/2022, Sheffield Hallam University Business School
  • 01/06/2021 - Guest editor - Journal of Cooperative Studies, University of Sheffield Management School
  • 26/05/2021 - FOSO-POCO is a project commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), European Commission
  • 26/05/2021 - Keynote Speaker - Eco-system of support for Irish Social Enterprise., European Commission
  • 20/05/2021 - Project Evaluations - IGNITE Midwest, Rethink Ireland
  • 01/03/2021 - Guest Editor - Journal of Rural Studies linked with MSCA ITN Rur Action (2021/2022), Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS)
  • 01/01/2021 - 8th EMES International Research ConferenceSocial enterprise, cooperative and voluntary action: Bringing principles and values to renew action., EMES
  • 23/10/2020 - 7th EMES International PhD Training School, EMES
  • 28/09/2020 - Roundtable Policy Discussion - Social Enterprise and Rural Development, European Commission
  • 21/09/2020 - MSCA/RurAction Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovations in Rural Europe, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 27/08/2020 - External Examiner PhD, Horizon 2020, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland, Scientific Advisory Group
  • 03/07/2020 - Rurality as context for innovative responses to social challenges, EMES
  • 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 - IRC/CUBS Research, Policy & Practice Seminar - Social Enterprises and Community Justice, Irish Research Council
  • 01/12/2019 - Journal Review
  • 23/11/2019 - Ballyhoura Development CLG - Community Networking Forum, Government of Ireland
  • 11/11/2019 - Knowledge Exchange Study Visit - Academic, Policy and Practice, 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
  • 01/10/2019 - CBL Research Committee, College of Business and Law
  • 01/10/2019 - NUIG Graduate Review Committee, University College Galway
  • 04/09/2019 - MSCA RurAction PhD Autumn Skills Training School, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 02/09/2019 - 7th EMES International Research Conference, EMES
  • 02/09/2019 - ISIRC - International Social Innovation Research Conference, Horizon 2020, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland, Scientific Advisory Group
  • 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
  • 24/06/2019 - 7th EMES International Research Conference Sustainable development through social enterprise, co operative and voluntary action., University of Sheffield Management School
  • 24/06/2019 - 7th International EMES conference, 24-7th June, Sheffield (UK)., University of Sheffield Management School
  • 15/05/2019 - 7th EUGEO Congress and Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Galway
  • 13/05/2019 - CUBS Postgraduate Research Symposium, Cork University Business School
  • 01/04/2019 - SEJ/IRC - Social Enterprise for Justice, Irish Research Council
  • 12/03/2019 - MSAC PhD Skills Seminar, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 06/03/2019 - CUBS Social Entrepreneurship Public Seminar Series, Cork University Business School
  • 01/01/2019 - Researcher Advisor - DRCD, Government of Ireland
  • 01/01/2019 - ENACTUS - Academic Faculty Advisory Committee (2019), University College Cork
  • 17/12/2018 - Co-producing Justice: International Social Economy Network, University of Strathclyde
  • 17/12/2018 - Keynote Speaker - Co-producing Justice: International Social Economy Network, University of Strathclyde
  • 12/12/2018 - International Podcast https://soundcloud.com/user-774435227/29-coproducing-justice-the-irish-experience,, University of Strathclyde
  • 01/10/2018 - Expert Address - National Social Enterprise Task Force, Government of Ireland
  • 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
  • 01/09/2018 - National Social Enterprise Task Force (SETF), Government of Ireland
  • 01/09/2018 - EU Interreg Atlantic Area Social Enterprise Project - Ambassador, Cork City Council
  • 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
  • 29/05/2018 - Project Evaluation - Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Social Innovation Fund Ireland
  • 22/05/2018 - Learning & Sharing Laboratory - EU Atlantic Social Lab Project (Social Enterprise), Cork City Council
  • 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).
  • 05/05/2018 - 50th Conference of Irish Geographers, Maynooth University
  • 01/05/2018 - National Social Enterprise Task Force (SETF), Government of Ireland
  • 20/03/2018 - CUBS Entrepreneurship Seminar Series - Work Integration Social Enterprises, Cork University Business School
  • 06/03/2018 - CUBS Entrepreneurship Seminar Series - Community Based Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Cork University Business School
  • 01/03/2018 - Featured articles: https://www.cubsucc.com/news/dr-o-shaughnessy-s-research-is-shining-a-light-on-the-wider-impact-of-social-enterprise/ https://www.cubsucc.com/news/social-entrepreneurship-in-the-ballyhoura-development-area/, Cork University Business School
  • 28/02/2018 - CUBS Entrepreneurship Seminar Series - Supporting Innovative Solutions to Critical Social issues, Cork University Business School
  • 01/01/2018 - The Growing Significance of Social Enterprise. CPA Ireland, CPA - Social Enterprise Report - The Irish and International Landscapes., Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • 07/12/2017 - MSCA/RurAction Opportunities of Structurally Weak Rural Regions in Europe, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie European PHD Training Network RurAction
  • 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
  • 06/07/2017 - 6th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise on the theme “Social enterprise for sustainable societies”., Universite de Liege
  • 01/07/2017 - Guest editor - Nonprofit Policy Forum, 2016 7(4)
  • 01/06/2017 - Mapping Study of Social Enterprise Sector in Ireland, Government Departments
  • 02/01/2017 - Expert Address - European Commission, EU DG EMPL
  • 02/01/2017 - EU RoundTable Policy Discussion - Social Entrepreneurship & Drivers of Rural Change, 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 - Developing the Social Enterprise Sector in Ireland, A Comparative Perspective, Social Finance Foundation Ireland
  • 01/01/2017 - Social Enterprise in Ireland: WISE, the Dominant Model of Irish Social Enterprise ICSEM Working Papers, No. 41, Liege: The International Comparative Social Enterprise Models (ICSEM) Project. University of Liege, Liege, Belgium, ICSEM Working Papers, No. 41, Liege: The International Comparative Social Enterprise Models (ICSEM)., Universite de Liege
  • 01/01/2017 - Micro Finance Ireland, Micro Finance Ireland - MFI
  • 01/01/2017 - HOPE Foundation - International Charity, Hope Foundation
  • 21/12/2016 - Ballyhoura Country Story 1989-2014. The Ballyhoura Model of Community Based Local Development, Government of Ireland
  • 04/07/2016 - International PhD Training School -, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 01/01/2016 - Appointed Country Moderator by DG EMPL to prepare national Ireland report on Social Enterprise Eco-system of support (2016)., European Commission
  • 01/01/2016 - Social Enterprises and their Eco-Systems: A European Mapping Report: Ireland, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Union., European Commission
  • 02/03/2015 - Social Enterprise - An Overview, Government of Ireland
  • 01/11/2013 - Community Networking, Government of Ireland
  • 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)
  • 2020 - Food Poverty and Charitable Provisioning - Cork, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2020 - Exploring Social Enterprises as Neoendogenous Rural Development Actors, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2014 - Rural Sustainable Livelihoods - Ethiopia (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2019 - Masters Degree by Research, 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)
  • 2016 - Organising for engagement: urban alternative food businesses' strategies for catalysing citizenship., 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)
  • 2021 - Rural Social Enterprise - an exploration of hybridity and engagement with place., University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2016 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., NYSSENS, M., DEFOURNY, J. (2016). Public policies and work integration social enterprises: the challenges of institutionalism in a neoliberal era. Nonprofit Policy Forum. doi:10.1515/npf-2016-0028. 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
2021 OLMEDO, L., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., VAN TWUIJVER, M. W. (2021). Rurality as context for innovative responses to social challenges – The role of rural social enterprises. Journal of Rural Studies. doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.04.020. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2014 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2014). The role of rural food business networks in sustainable rural development. Emerald Publishing Limited.
2011 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2011). Survival Strategies and Rural-based social enterprises. Survival Strategies and Rural-based Social enterprises., Ireland.
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
2012 CARROLL, B., MCCARTHY, O., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2012). Co-operatives - what relevance now?. In Doyle, G. and Lalor, T. (Eds.), Social Enterprise in Ireland: A People's Economy?. Oak Tree Press.
2021 O'HARA, P., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2021). Social Enterprise in Ireland: State Support Key to the Predominance of Work-Integration Social Enterprise (WISE). Social Enterprise in Western Europe Theory, Models and Practice. Routledge.

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.
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).

Report

Year Publication
2018 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2018). The Growing Significance of Social Enterprise. CPA Ireland Social Enterprise Report - The Irish and International Landscapes. Retrieved from http://deirdrekiely.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CPA-Ireland-Social-Enterprise-Report-2018.pdf
2016 O'HARA, P., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M. (2016). 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.. Retrieved from https://www.ballyhouradevelopment.com/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=c55aa2ff-8d11-42e7-a9d7-40538ac0d45d
2016 O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., O'HARA, P. (2016). Social Enterprises in Rural Communities. National Rural Network, Ireland. Retrieved from https://cora.ucc.ie/bitstream/handle/10468/2503/Final-Case-Social-Enterprise-in-Rural-Communities1.pdf?sequence=1
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.
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