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Dr Noreen Byrne

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Food Business & Development
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Noreen Byrne is a lecturer at the Department of Food Business and Development and a researcher at the Centre for Co-operative Studies. She was the academic director for the Certificate, Diploma and Degree components of the  suite  of accredited education programmes for credit union officers across Ireland from 2014 to 2016. Noreen teaches on programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Noreen's main research interests are in restructuring models for co-operatives, member value and co-operative innovation.

Grants and Honours

  • 05/10/2020 - The role of agricultural co-operatives in Irish Agri-Advisory Services, Dept. of Food Business & Develpment and Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork
  • 06/07/2020 - Consumer Credit Directive and Personal Lending Protections, Dept. of Food Business & Develpment and Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork
  • 09/03/2020 - Financial Inclusion, Dept. of Food Business & Develpment and Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork
  • 06/01/2020 - BRIDE Valley: An Irish Bio-district in Development, Dept. of Food Business & Develpment and Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork
  • 25/06/2019 - Reducing youth unemployment: setting up co-operatives to enhance working opportunities in the EU, Dept. of Food Business & Develpment and Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork
  • 15/12/2007 - Mutual Learning on Financial Inclusion MuLFI, European Union
  • 15/12/2007 - Mutual Learning on Financial Inclusion MuLFI, European Union
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Research Domains

  • Relationship between structure and member value
  • Credit union rationalisation
  • Relationship between structure and member value
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Thesis

  • 9999 - Masters Degree by Research (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - Exploring the financial impact, change management process and cultural integration in the merger of two credit unions, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2019 - Business Growth and the Artisan Food Entrepreneur:A Case Study of Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers. (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2020 - Financial capability in credit unions, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2020 - The role of chairperson in credit unions, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2021 - TBC, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2021 - Credit unions - tbc, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2014 BYRNE, N., MCCARTHY, O. (2014). Value proposition preferences of credit union members and patronage activity. International Journal of Bank Marketing. Details
2007 BYRNE, N., MCCARTHY, O., WARD, M. (2007). Money-Lending and Financial Exclusion. Public Money & Management. Details
2015 BYRNE, N., HEINONEN, K., JUSSILA, I. (2015). THE ROLE OF PROXIMITY IN VALUE PREFERENCES: A STUDY OF CONSUMER CO-OPERATIVES. THE ROLE OF PROXIMITY IN VALUE PREFERENCES. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. Details
2013 DESTA, T., FITZGIBBON, M., BYRNE, N. (2013). Exploring the role of citizen journalism in slum improvement: the case of ‘Voice of Kibera’. AI and Society. Details
2012 JUSSILA, I., BYRNE, N., TUOMINEN, H. (2012). Affective Commitment in Co-operative Organizations: What Makes Members Want to Stay?. Details
2014 MOORE, O., MCCARTHY, O., BYRNE, N., WARD, M. (2014). Reflexive Resilience and Community Supported Agriculture: The Case that Emerged from a Place. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. Details
2005 BYRNE, N., MCCARTHY, O. (2005). An analysis of the credit union's use of Craig's commitment building measures. Journal of Co-Operative Studies.
2004 BYRNE, N., MCCARTHY, O., O’CONNOR, R. (2004). The development of new rural credit unions in Ireland within a context of service rationalization in rural areas. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2014 BYRNE, N. (2014). Common assumptions and co-operative membership: the case of the Irish credit union movement. Edward Elgar Publishing. Details
2011 BYRNE, N., MICHAEL, W., POWER, C., PRENDERGAST, K. (2011). Amalgamation and federated co-operative models: A place for both in the development of the Irish credit union movement.
2011 BYRNE, N., POWER, C., MCCARTHY, O., WARD, M. (2011). The role of credit unions in financial capability.

Dissertation

Year Publication
2018 BYRNE, N. (2018). An exploration of the relationship between openness to relationality and context in Irish credit unions.
2000 BYRNE, N. (2000). An Analysis of Member Commitment and Organisational Identity within a Credit Union Context. University College Cork.

Magazine article

Year Publication
2018 MCCARTHY, O., BYRNE, N. (2018). New law will finally cap moneylending. Changing Ireland, Ireland.
2007 BYRNE, N., MCCARTHY, O., WARD, M. (2007). An alternative approach to oversight: the case of the supervisory committee in Irish credit unions. International Journal of Co-Operative Management.
2012 BYRNE, N., MCCARTHY, O., WARD, M., MCMURTRY, J. (2012). Credit union restructuring: don't forget the member!. International Journal of Co-Operative Management.
2006 BYRNE, N., CARROLL, B., WARD, M. (2006). Artists' co-operatives and their potential to contribute to the development of the visual arts sector in Ireland. Review of International Cooperation.
2006 BYRNE, N., CARROLL, B., WARD, M. (2006). An Analysis of Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential to Contribute to the Development of the Visual Arts in Ireland. ICA Review of International Co-Operation, 99 (1):29-*..
2020 MCCARTHY, O., BYRNE, N. (2020). Do consumer warnings on financial products work? RTE Brianstorm, Ireland.
2020 MCCARTHY, O., BYRNE, N. (2020). Payday loans: clampdown was vital, but credit unions must expand after coronavirus to fill gap. The Conversation.

Newsletter article

Year Publication
2020 MCCARTHY, O., BYRNE, N. (2020). Moneylending and Covid-19., Ireland.

Newspaper article

Year Publication
2020 MCCARTHY, O., BYRNE, N. (2020). Do consumer warnings on financial products work? RTE Brainstorm, Ireland.
2021 MCCARTHY, O., BYRNE, N. (2021). Moneylending in Ireland: '€70m in interest payments annually'. RTE Brainstorm, Ireland.

Report

Year Publication
2010 BYRNE, N., POWER, C., MCCARTHY, O., WARD, M. (2010). The potential impact of credit unions on members' financial capability: An exploratory study.
2005 BYRNE, N., MCCARTHY, O., WARD, M. (2005). Meeting the credit needs of low income groups: Credit unions versus moneylenders.
2003 BYRNE, N. (2003). The Role of the Supervisory Committee in Credit Union Governance.
2017 O'SULLIVAN, P., MCCARTHY, O., BYRNE, N. (2017). The management of lending risk in Irish community credit unions. Saint Mary's University Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting.
2008 BYRNE, N. (2008). An analysis of the relationship between the credit union board and the manager – The managers perspective.
2002 BYRNE, N., MCCARTHY, O., MICHAEL, W. (2002). Training and Education in Irish Credit Unions: Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College, Cork.
2014 MCCARTHY, O., LANE, C., BYRNE, N. (2014). Cork MABS study: Clients' experiences, opinions and satisfaction levels.
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