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FOOD BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT

FOOD BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Biography

Olive McCarthy is a senior lecturer with the Department of Food Business and Development and director of the Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork. Her research has been conducted mainly into credit unions and related issues, as well as the role of co-operatives in agriculture and food, on which she has published widely.She graduated with a BComm in 1994, an MSc in 1996 and a PhD in 2005. Her PhD research involved an analysis of the relationship between member participation and organisational effectiveness in credit unions. She holds a PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning and is currently completing a PG Diploma in Teaching and Learning.Olive was appointed to the statutory Credit Union Advisory Committee (CUAC) by the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Reform, Paschal Donohue, in September 2018, having previously served on the CUAC from 2005 to 2009. She was also appointed to the CIRIEC International Scientific Commission in 2018 and to the Research Advisory Board of the Centre for Community Finance Europe in 2017. She is deputy editor (for Ireland) of the Journal of Co-operative Studies and holds positions on the editorial boards of several other academic journals. She is the academic director of the MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise by online learning, co-director of the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development, and was also involved in the design, development and delivery of the Credit Union Pathways Programme - 5 highly innovative undergraduate programmes aimed at meeting the training and educational needs of all those involved with credit unions. She won the student-nominated 'Outstanding Lecturer Award' in the UCC College of Science Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) in June 2013. She also won a President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in October 2014 and gained a student nomination to the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in June 2018. She has volunteered at local, regional and national level in credit union, co-operative and social finance organisations. 

 

Research Interests

Key words: Credit unions; Co-operatives; Micro-credit; Social Finance

Most of my research to date has been focussed on credit unions and other forms of co-operative, although credit unions have undoubtedly been the primary focus of my work. The credit union research has also enabled me to diversify my research portfolio to conduct research on related issues, such as financial exclusion, moneylending and micro-credit. My interest in co-operative structures in general has ensured that I am not confined to credit union research and has enabled me to examine a variety of other topics, such as community co-operatives and farmers’ markets.

My research strategy focuses on conducting and widely disseminating research that is of real value to the end-user, be that a senior policy-maker at government level, an academic in the same or a related discipline, a practitioner in a co-operative, and so on. Being a practitioner in the co-operative field myself, as well as being an academic in the discipline, has been essential in maintaining direct understanding and awareness of the main issues in the field and has brought added value to my research. The main principles I espouse in my research are: currency – that the research addresses issues which are relevant and topical; validity – that the research methodology is sound, appropriate and ethical; usefulness – that the research is useful to the end user; and readability – that the final report, paper etc is written in a style that is accessible to the end user. I am interested in exploratory research that requires more qualitative methodologies which involve the end users. I prefer direct contact with the subjects of the research, through interviews, focus groups, case studies, etc. and favour exploring relationships, themes, patterns etc.

The majority of my research has focussed on various aspects of credit unions: member participation, member representation, organisational structures, performance measurement and management, innovation, governance and development. I have published and presented widely in this area. Most of my research output is available on-line and/or through journals and books. Many scholars undertaking research in credit unions make contact with me for assistance or further information, particularly as there is considerable interest globally in the Irish credit union movement. A lot of my work in this area has been conducted jointly, with colleagues or other national and international collaborators.

Along with my colleagues, I have strong links into the main credit union and co-operative organisations in Ireland and with fellow researchers throughout the world. I am regularly invited to participate in co-operative research activities – joint research undertakings, conferences, meetings, editorships and so on. I have served on a number of national credit union and co-operative committees, such as the Irish League of Credit Unions’ Youth Policy Task Force, the Irish League of Credit Unions’ Rationalisation Committee, the National Steering Committee on Social Finance, the Irish League of Credit Unions' Review Steering Group and the Udaras na Gaeltachta Committee on Co-operatives. Other evidence of the impact I have had on my discipline include the invitation by the Minister for Finance to act on the 7-person Credit Union Advisory Committee (CUAC) which advises him/her on credit union issues and the invitation to become one of 15 members of the CIRIEC* International Scientific Commission on the Social and Co-operative Economy.

* International Centre of Research and Information on the Collective Economy

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Research Projects

  • [I.L.C.U. Training] {McCarthy, Olive}N (Miscellaneous Non Exchequer) €12,000.00 (01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-10)
  • Interest Rate Restrictions. (Irish Funded Research Non Exchequer) €22,130.00 (01-DEC-16 / 31-MAY-17)
  • DAFF 11/5/151 ; Joint ventures to enhance the demographic projfile and socio-Economic sustainability of Irish Farming. (Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)) €19,509.00 (01-AUG-13 / 31-JUL-16)
  • [CREDIT UNION STUDIES]{McCarthy Olive} N (Miscellaneous Non Exchequer) €12,320.00 (01-JAN-04 / 31-AUG-04)
  • The Provision of credit to low income and welfare-dependent groups: credit unions versus moneylender (Miscellaneous Non Exchequer) €10,091.00 (01-SEP-04 / 28-FEB-05)
  • Client Satisfaciton Survey. (Miscellaneous Non Exchequer) €4,045.00 (01-JUN-13 / 15-NOV-13)
  • An exploration of Co-Operative Solutions to increase Market success of Fruit & Vegetable Growers in Ireland. (Teagasc) €87,667.00 (01-OCT-10 / 08-MAR-17)
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Modules

  • Co-operative and Collaborative Responses
  • Co-operative and Social Enterprise
  • Micro-Finance and Development
  • Co-operative Banking
  • Education and Marketing for Co-operatives and Social Enterprise
  • Dissertation in Co-operative and Social Enterprise
  • Microfinance Strategies for Development
  • Co-operatives and the Third Sector
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Journal Activities

  • Editor, International Review Of Co-Operation (01-JAN-06 -)
  • Editor, Journal Of Co-Operative Studies (01-JAN-07 -)
  • Guest Editor, International Journal Of Co-Operative Management (01-MAR-12 -)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Pienniadze I Wiez (01-MAR-12 -)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal Of Co-Operative Accounting And Management (01-JAN-12 -)
  • Referee, Community Development Journal (01-JAN-15 -)
  • Referee, Annals Of Public And Co-Operative Economics (01-JUN-15 -)
  • Referee, International Journal Of Accounting And Finance (01-MAY-14 -)
  • Referee, Corporate Governance: An International Review (01-JAN-06 -)
  • Referee, International Journal Of Services Technology And Management (01-JAN-08 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Co-Operative Studies (01-JAN-08 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Rural And Community Development (01-MAY-14 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Co-Operative Organization And Management (-)
  • Referee, Journal Of Co-Operative Accounting And Reporting (-)
  • Referee, International Journal Of Computational Economics And Econometrics (-)
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Committees

  • Member, Udarás na Gaeltachta Co-operative Strategy Committee 1998-1999 (1999 / 1999)
  • Member, Irish League of Credit Unions’ Youth Policy Task Force 1997-1999 (1999 / 1999)
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, St. Gabriel's Credit Union Ltd (1997 / 1999)
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Education

  • University College Cork , Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed., Teaching and Learning (2007)
  • University College Cork , BComm, (1994)
  • University College Cork , MSc, (1996)
  • University College Cork , Ph.D., unknown (2005)
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Employment

  • Lecturer, University College Cork (01-OCT-00 /)
  • Research fellow, University College Cork (01-JAN-96 / 01-JAN-00)
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Current Postgrads

  • Hagos Atakilt (Doctoral Degree)
  • Ondekova Marcela (Doctoral Degree)
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Recent Postgrads

  • Teresa Hooks (UCC PHD) "The potential of values-based supply chains to support family farm viability, sustainability and resilience: a co-operative approach" (2017)
  • Ewelina Urbanska (UCC ) "An exploration of the financial capability of Polish emigrants in Ireland" (2017)
  • Mezgebo Gebrekristos, Tsega (University College Cork PhD) "Urbanization effects on welfare and income diversification strategies of peri-urban farm households in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: An empirical analysis" (2014)
  • Ayele, Zemen (University College Cork PhD) "The impact of saving and credit co-operatives on food security in the West Amhara Region of Ethiopia" (2014)
  • Moroney, Aisling (University College Cork PhD) "Effective structures for farmers' markets in Ireland" (2011)
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Consultancy

  • Irish League of Credit Unions : (with M. Ward & R. Briscoe) To prepare and deliver a response paper on credit union rationalisation for the Irish League of Credit Unions Biennial Delegate Meeting 2004
  • Udaras na Gaeltachta : - Researching and writing of a feasibility study for a credit union brnach in a small rural community - Consultancy on credit union rationalisation with Irish League of Credit Unions - Various consultancy work with Udaras na Gaeltachta on community co-operatives and community development (with R. Briscoe & M. Ward) to prepare a report entitled Ceantar na nOileán: Development Issues to the Development Issues Division of Udarás na Gaeltachta. This involved visiting 3 communities in Connemara where 3 different community development structures were in place and recommending a structure which would unite all 3 communities.   
  • Udarás na Gaeltachta : Udarás na Gaeltachta: (with R. Briscoe & M. Ward) to prepare a report entitled Comharchumainn Forbartha Pobail (Community Co-operatives) to the Board of Directors of Udarás na Gaeltachta, 1998, 66 pages. This involved visiting 23 Gaeltacht community co-operatives throughout Ireland, including 8 on islands, to determine how these co-operatives were structured and operated, and to what extent grant aid should continue to be made available by An tUdarás.
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • UCC President: President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014)
  • UCC College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: College of SEFS Student-Nominated Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (Outstanding Lecturer Award 2013): Overall Winner (2013)
  • UCC President: President's Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching (2003)
  • UCC President: President's Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching (2013)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 Co-operation among Irish beef farmers: current perspectives and future prospects in the context of new producer organisation (PO) legislation
Hooks, Teresa; Macken-Walsh, Áine; McCarthy, Olive; Power, Carol; Henchion,Maeve (2018) Co-operation among Irish beef farmers: current perspectives and future prospects in the context of new producer organisation (PO) legislation. : Sustainability [Details]
2017 The impact of a values-based supply chain (VBSC) on farm-level viability, sustainability and resilience: case study evidence
Hooks, T., Macken-Walsh, Á., McCarthy, O., Power, C (2017) The impact of a values-based supply chain (VBSC) on farm-level viability, sustainability and resilience: case study evidence. : Sustainability [Details]
2017 Farm level viability, sustainability and resilience: a focus on co-operative action and values-based supply chains
Hooks, Teresa; Macken-Walsh, Áine; McCarthy, Olive; Power, Carol (2017) Farm level viability, sustainability and resilience: a focus on co-operative action and values-based supply chains. : Studies in Agricultural Economics [Details]
2017 A Co-operative Business Approach in a Values-Based Supply Chain: A Case Study of a Beef Co-operative
Hooks, T., McCarthy, O., Power, C. & Macken-Walsh, A (2017) A Co-operative Business Approach in a Values-Based Supply Chain: A Case Study of a Beef Co-operative. : Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management [Details]
2017 No heir apparent? Exploring the workers' co-operative model as a solution to the continuity of family businesses
Murphy, Linda; McCarthy, Olive; Carroll, Bridget (2017) No heir apparent? Exploring the workers' co-operative model as a solution to the continuity of family businesses. : Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity [Details]
2017 The Management Of Lending Risk In Irish Community Credit Unions
O'Sullivan, P., McCarthy, O., Byrne, N (2017) The Management Of Lending Risk In Irish Community Credit Unions. : Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Reporting [Details]
2016 Risk and Reward: The Development of Social Enterprise within the Criminal Justice Sector in Ireland - Some Policy Implications
Cafferty, Siobhan; McCarthy, Olive; Power, Carol (2016) Risk and Reward: The Development of Social Enterprise within the Criminal Justice Sector in Ireland - Some Policy Implications. : Irish Probation Journal [Details]
2014 Reflexive Resilience and Community Supported Agriculture: The Case that Emerged from a Place
Moore, Oliver; McCarthy, Olive; Byrne, Noreen; Ward, Michael (2014) Reflexive Resilience and Community Supported Agriculture: The Case that Emerged from a Place. : Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development [Details]
2014 Value Proposition Preferences of Credit Union Members and Patronage Activity
Byrne, Noreen; McCarthy, Olive (2014) Value Proposition Preferences of Credit Union Members and Patronage Activity. : International Journal of Bank Marketing [Details]
2014 Merging into the mainstream? An empirically based discussion of the potential erosion of competitive advantage in a restructured Irish credit union movement
Power, Carol; O'Connor, Ray; McCarthy, Olive; Ward, Michael (2014) Merging into the mainstream? An empirically based discussion of the potential erosion of competitive advantage in a restructured Irish credit union movement. : Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management [Details]
2012 Credit union restructuring: don't forget the member!
Byrne, Noreen; McCarthy, Olive; Ward, Michael; McMurtry, J. J (2012) Credit union restructuring: don't forget the member!. : International Journal of Co-Operative Management [Details]
2012 Credit unions and community in Ireland: Towards optimising the principle of social responsibility
Power, Carol; O’Connor, Ray; McCarthy Olive; Ward Michael (2012) Credit unions and community in Ireland: Towards optimising the principle of social responsibility. : International Journal of Co-Operative Management [Details]
2009 The potential of the co-operative form for farmers' markets in Ireland: Some lessons from the USA and UK
Moroney, Aisling; Briscoe, Robert; McCarthy, Olive; O'Shaughnessy, Mary; Ward, Michael (2009) The potential of the co-operative form for farmers' markets in Ireland: Some lessons from the USA and UK. : Journal of Co-Operative Studies [Details]
2009 The Centre for Co-operative Studies in Co-operative Education and Research
McCarthy Olive (2009) The Centre for Co-operative Studies in Co-operative Education and Research. : Journal of Co-Operative Studies [Details]
2007 An alternative approach to oversight: the case of the supervisory committee in Irish credit unions
Byrne, Noreen; McCarthy, Olive; Ward, Michael (2007) An alternative approach to oversight: the case of the supervisory committee in Irish credit unions. : International Journal of Co-Operative Management [Details]
2007 Moneylending and financial exclusion
Byrne N., O. McCarthy & M. Ward (2007) Moneylending and financial exclusion. : Journal of Public Money and Management [Details]
2006 Risk management in Lithuanian and Irish credit unions: Trends and Impacts on Credit Union Development
Kaupelyté, Dalia; McCarthy, Olive (2006) Risk management in Lithuanian and Irish credit unions: Trends and Impacts on Credit Union Development. : Journal of Rural Co-Operation [Details]
2006 Ongoing Research Issues. Governance, Identity and Ethics in Education
McCarthy, Olive (2006) Ongoing Research Issues. Governance, Identity and Ethics in Education. : International Journal of Co-Operative Management [Details]
2005 An Analysis of the Credit Union's Use of Craig's Commitment Building Measures
Byrne, Noreen; McCarthy, Olive (2005) An Analysis of the Credit Union's Use of Craig's Commitment Building Measures. : Journal of Co-Operative Studies [Details]
2004 The development of new rural credit unions in Ireland within a context of service rationalization in rural areas
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. : Community Development Journal [Details]
2003 Irish Credit Unions: Exploring the Gender Mix
McKillop D., Briscoe R., McCarthy O. , Ward M. & Ferguson C (2003) Irish Credit Unions: Exploring the Gender Mix. : Voluntas [Details]
2002 A Values Perspective of the Irish Credit Union Movement
McCarthy, Olive (2002) A Values Perspective of the Irish Credit Union Movement. : Journal of Co-Operative Studies [Details]
2001 The input of co-operative banking in local development structures: an empirical study of the European LEADER Programme in Ireland
Buendia, Martinez I., O. McCarthy, R. Briscoe & M.Ward (2001) The input of co-operative banking in local development structures: an empirical study of the European LEADER Programme in Ireland. : Revue Economie et Solidarities [Details]
2001 Opportunities and Challenges in Communications for Credit Unions
McCarthy O. & M. Ward (2001) Opportunities and Challenges in Communications for Credit Unions. : Journal of Co-Operative Studies [Details]
2001 Communicating the co-operative message: a case study of the Irish credit union movement
McCarthy O. & M. Ward (2001) Communicating the co-operative message: a case study of the Irish credit union movement. : Review of International Co-Operation [Details]
1999 Serving the Periphery: Community Co-operatives in Western Ireland
Briscoe R., O. McCarthy & M. Ward (1999) Serving the Periphery: Community Co-operatives in Western Ireland. : Review of International Co-operation [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2016 Micro-finance strategies for development
McCarthy O., Crowley T., Murray U., Dwyer J (2016) Micro-finance strategies for development. : Centre for Co-operative Studies [Details]
2004 A study of volunteerism in Irish credit unions and social enterprises
Byrne N., McCarthy O. & O'Shaughnessy M (2004) A study of volunteerism in Irish credit unions and social enterprises. : Centre for Co-operative Studies [Details]
2003 Financial Services and Practices
Chisholm, N., Barnes, E. & McCarthy, O (2003) Financial Services and Practices. : Centre for Adult Continuing Education [Details]
2002 Innovation and Change in Irish Credit Unions
O'Connor R., O. McCarthy & M. Ward (2002) Innovation and Change in Irish Credit Unions. : Centre for Co-operative Studies [Details]
2002 Women in the Irish Credit Union Movement: North and South
McKillop D., O. McCarthy, M. Ward, R. Briscoe & C. Ferguson (2002) Women in the Irish Credit Union Movement: North and South. : Oak Tree Press [Details]
2001 Credit Union Communications
McCarthy O., O'Fathaigh M. & Ward, M (2001) Credit Union Communications. : Centre for Co-operative Studies [Details]
1999 An Analysis of Youth Involvement in Irish Credit Unions
McCarthy O., R. Briscoe & M. Ward (1999) An Analysis of Youth Involvement in Irish Credit Unions. : Centre For Co-operative Studies [Details]
1999 Credit Unions and Job Creation
McCarthy O., Briscoe R. & Ward M (1999) Credit Unions and Job Creation. : Centre for Co-operative Studies [Details]
1996 History and development of Ballyphehane Credit Union, 1960-1994
McCarthy, O (1996) History and development of Ballyphehane Credit Union, 1960-1994. : Litho Press [Details]

Edited Books

Year Publication
2011 The Origins, Ethos and Evolution of Co-operative Credit in Ireland: Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nora Herlihy
(2011) The Origins, Ethos and Evolution of Co-operative Credit in Ireland: Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nora Herlihy. : Power C., O'Connor R., McCarthy O. and Ward M : Duhallow Women's Forum and Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2016 The financial co-operative system in Ireland
McCarthy, O., Farrell, S. & Hewson, D (2016) The financial co-operative system in Ireland. : Karafalos, Simeon : Springer [Details]
2014 Irish agricultural co-operative modelling and re-modelling: Responding to a dynamic business and policy environment
McCarthy O. & Ward M (2014) Irish agricultural co-operative modelling and re-modelling: Responding to a dynamic business and policy environment. : Mazzarol, Tim et al : Edward Elgar Publishing [Details]
2012 Sustaining the co-operative approach in an era of change: A case study from Cork Ireland
McCarthy, Olive; Ward Michael (2012) Sustaining the co-operative approach in an era of change: A case study from Cork Ireland. : McDonnell, Diarmuid; MacKnight, Elizabeth : Community Enterprise Trust Soctland [Details]
2012 From co-operatives to conventional businesses and back again: the Irish co-operative experience
Briscoe R., McCarthy O. & Ward M (2012) From co-operatives to conventional businesses and back again: the Irish co-operative experience. : : Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan [Details]
2012 Co-operatives - what relevance now?
Carroll, B., McCarthy, O. & O'Shaughnessy, M (2012) Co-operatives - what relevance now?. : : Oak Tree Press [Details]
2011 An overview of co-operatives and the co-operative ethos in Ireland
McCarthy, O., Briscoe R. and Ward M (2011) An overview of co-operatives and the co-operative ethos in Ireland. : : Duhallow Women's Forum and Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC [Details]
2011 From the US to Cork: a brief history of the founding of Ballyphehane Credit Union
McCarthy O (2011) From the US to Cork: a brief history of the founding of Ballyphehane Credit Union. : : Duhallow Women's Forum and Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC [Details]
2011 Credit unions and community wellbeing
Power, C., O'Connor, R., McCarthy, O. and Ward, M (2011) Credit unions and community wellbeing. : : Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork [Details]
2010 People in Control: The Promise of the Co-operative Business Approach
McCarthy, O; Briscoe, R; Ward, M (2010) People in Control: The Promise of the Co-operative Business Approach. : : Gill and MacMillan [Details]
2005 Financing Ourselves
McCarthy O (2005) Financing Ourselves. : : [Details]
2005 Developing Ourselves
Briscoe, R., O. McCarthy, M.Ward & B. Thompson (2005) Developing Ourselves. : : Oak Tree Press [Details]
2004 Square Pegs in Round Holes: Experiences of distance learning programmes in UCC
McCarthy, Olive (2004) Square Pegs in Round Holes: Experiences of distance learning programmes in UCC. : : University College Cork [Details]
2002 Spoldzielnie Rolnicze W Irlandii (Irish Rural Co-operatives)
McCarthy O., R. Briscoe & M. Ward (2002) Spoldzielnie Rolnicze W Irlandii (Irish Rural Co-operatives). : : [Details]
2001 Mutuality through Credit Unions: a cross-national approach
McCarthy, O., R. Briscoe & M. Ward (2001) Mutuality through Credit Unions: a cross-national approach. : : Routledge [Details]
2000 Redesigning the Credit Union for the New Millennium: A Case Study of Ireland
McCarthy O., R. Briscoe & M. Ward (2000) Redesigning the Credit Union for the New Millennium: A Case Study of Ireland. : : [Details]
2000 Ireland's community co-operatives
Briscoe R., O. McCarthy, & M. Ward (2000) Ireland's community co-operatives. : : [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2016 Joint ventures to enhance the demographic profile and sustainability of Irish agricultre (Join-to-Farm)
Cush, P., Macken-Walsh, A. Byrne, A., Cassidy, A., Heanue, K., Hooks T., McCarthy, O., Meredith, D., Moroney, A., Rush, P., Ward, M (2016) Joint ventures to enhance the demographic profile and sustainability of Irish agricultre (Join-to-Farm). : Unpublished Reports [Details]
2004 A Study of Volunteerism in Irish Credit Unions and Social Enterprises
Byrne N., O. McCarthy & M. O¿Shaughnessy (2004) A Study of Volunteerism in Irish Credit Unions and Social Enterprises. : Unpublished Reports [Details]
2001 Credit Union Communications
McCarthy O., M. O’Fathaigh & M. Ward (2001) Credit Union Communications. : Unpublished Reports [Details]
2001 The Back to Work Loan Guarantee Project: A Partnership Approach to Financing Self-Employment Enterprises of the Socially Disadvantaged, in Getting the Framework Right: Public Support Frameworks and Strategies for Local and Micro-Finance, Local Development Europe, 2001, http://www.localdeveurope.org/studies.htm#7. 12 pages
McCarthy O (2001) The Back to Work Loan Guarantee Project: A Partnership Approach to Financing Self-Employment Enterprises of the Socially Disadvantaged, in Getting the Framework Right: Public Support Frameworks and Strategies for Local and Micro-Finance, Local Development Europe, 2001, http://www.localdeveurope.org/studies.htm#7. 12 pages. : Unpublished Reports [Details]
1999 Credit Unions and Job Creation
McCarthy O., R. Briscoe & M. Ward (1999) Credit Unions and Job Creation. : Unpublished Reports [Details]
1999 An Analysis of Youth Involvement in Irish Credit Unions
McCarthy O., R. Briscoe & M. Ward (1999) An Analysis of Youth Involvement in Irish Credit Unions. : Unpublished Reports [Details]
2014 Cork MABS Study: Clients' Experiences, Opinions and Satisfaction Levels
McCarthy O., Lane C. and Byrne N (2014) Cork MABS Study: Clients' Experiences, Opinions and Satisfaction Levels. : Unpublished Reports [Details]

Other

Year Publication
2002 Micro-Credit Strategies for Development
McCarthy O (2002) Micro-Credit Strategies for Development. : Other [Details]
2001 Mutual Business Case Analysis
McCarthy O. & A. Moroney (2001) Mutual Business Case Analysis. : Other [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2014 No heir apparent? The worker cooperative model as a potential solution to the continuity of family businesses in Ireland
McCarthy, O., Murphy, L., Carroll, B (2014) No heir apparent? The worker cooperative model as a potential solution to the continuity of family businesses in Ireland. [Details]
2010 Developing the Diploma in Credit Union Studies
McCarthy O (2010) Developing the Diploma in Credit Union Studies. [Details]
2009 Measuring organisational effectiveness in credit unions: finding method in the madness . In: Harvey N eds
McCarthy O (2009) Measuring organisational effectiveness in credit unions: finding method in the madness . In: Harvey N eds. [Details]
2005 An exploratory analysis of credit union organisational identity . In: Theurl T. & Christian Meyer E eds
Byrne N. & O. McCarthy (2005) An exploratory analysis of credit union organisational identity . In: Theurl T. & Christian Meyer E eds. [Details]
2004 No study, no credit union: an Irish perspective on education and training in credit unions . In: Karafolas S. & Stryjan Y eds
Byrne N., McCarthy O., & Ward M (2004) No study, no credit union: an Irish perspective on education and training in credit unions . In: Karafolas S. & Stryjan Y eds. [Details]
2004 Comparative aspects of credit union development in the retail market in Lithaunia, Poland and Ireland in the context of the European Union . In: Hanisza R. & Znanieckiej K eds
Kaupelyte D. & McCarthy O (2004) Comparative aspects of credit union development in the retail market in Lithaunia, Poland and Ireland in the context of the European Union . In: Hanisza R. & Znanieckiej K eds. [Details]
2004 No Study, No Credit Union: An Irish Perspective on Education and Training in Credit Unions
Byrne, N., O. McCarthy & M. Ward (2004) No Study, No Credit Union: An Irish Perspective on Education and Training in Credit Unions. [Details]
2001 An IS Solution for Distance Learning Students
Neville, K., Adam, F., McCarthy, O., and Carroll, B (2001) An IS Solution for Distance Learning Students. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2018 The impact of a values-based supply chain (VBSC) on farm-level viability, sustainability and resilience: case study evidence. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Hooks, T., Macken-Walsh, A., McCarthy, O., Power, C. and Henchion, M (2018) The impact of a values-based supply chain (VBSC) on farm-level viability, sustainability and resilience: case study evidence. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2018 Co-operative entrepreneurship in Ireland: some findings on recent cooperative start-ups. [Oral Presentation]
Carroll, B.; Moroney, A.; McCarthy, O (2018) Co-operative entrepreneurship in Ireland: some findings on recent cooperative start-ups. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2018 The worker co-operative model as a mechanism for continuity of family firms. [Keynote Speaker]
Murphy, L., McCarthy, O. & Carroll, B (2018) The worker co-operative model as a mechanism for continuity of family firms. [Keynote Speaker]. [Details]
2018 Harnessing the benefits of staff-student collaborative research: The role of management control systems in credit unions. [Oral Presentation]
McCarthy, O. & Carr, M (2018) Harnessing the benefits of staff-student collaborative research: The role of management control systems in credit unions. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2017 Evaluating the role of external actors in supporting co-operative development in a 'developing country' context: a case study of the Agricultural Co-operative Development Programme in Ethiopia. [Oral Presentation]
Dwyer, J., McCarthy, O., Power, C (2017) Evaluating the role of external actors in supporting co-operative development in a 'developing country' context: a case study of the Agricultural Co-operative Development Programme in Ethiopia. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 Enhancing Farm Level Viability: The Potential of a Cooperative Model. [Oral Presentation]
Hooks,T., Macken-Walsh, A., Ward, M., McCarthy, O., and Power, C (2014) Enhancing Farm Level Viability: The Potential of a Cooperative Model. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 An Opportunity to Enhance Farm Viability: The Potential of a Cooperative Model. [Poster Presentation]
Hooks,T., Macken-Walsh, A ., McCarthy, O. and Ward, M (2014) An Opportunity to Enhance Farm Viability: The Potential of a Cooperative Model. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2014 The Potential for Co-creation in Credit Unions. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne,N, McCarthy, O; O'Loughlin, D & Ward, M (2014) The Potential for Co-creation in Credit Unions. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 The purpose of the conference is to advance family business scholarship by (1) serving as a platform for presentation of carefully crafted contributions seeking to find home in top-tier academic journals, (2) advancement of papers that need further development in order to make a meaningful contribution, (3) testing of new ideas and plans that will benefit via advice from other members of the IFERA family and our distinguished quests, and (4) raising of new and relevant questions concerning family business. [Oral Presentation]
Murphy, L., McCarthy O., Carroll, B (2014) The purpose of the conference is to advance family business scholarship by (1) serving as a platform for presentation of carefully crafted contributions seeking to find home in top-tier academic journals, (2) advancement of papers that need further development in order to make a meaningful contribution, (3) testing of new ideas and plans that will benefit via advice from other members of the IFERA family and our distinguished quests, and (4) raising of new and relevant questions concerning family business. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2013 Developing a blended and accredited pathway for an off-campus student cohort. [Peer Reviewed Abstract]
Carroll, B. & McCarthy O (2013) Developing a blended and accredited pathway for an off-campus student cohort. [Peer Reviewed Abstract]. [Details]
2013 Value proposition preferences of credit union members. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne, N. & McCarthy O (2013) Value proposition preferences of credit union members. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2013 The management of lending risk in community credit unions. [Oral Presentation]
O'Sullivan P., Byrne N. & McCarthy O (2013) The management of lending risk in community credit unions. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2013 The Management of Lending in Community Credit Unions. [Oral Presentation]
O’Sullivan, P. McCarthy, O. and N.Byrne (2013) The Management of Lending in Community Credit Unions. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 Credit union collaboration. [Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O (2012) Credit union collaboration. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 Credit union collaboration through a CUSO: Setting the scene. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne N. & McCarthy O (2012) Credit union collaboration through a CUSO: Setting the scene. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 Credit Union Collaboration through CUSO: Setting the Scene. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne, N and McCarthy, O (2012) Credit Union Collaboration through CUSO: Setting the Scene. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2011 Measuing and monitoring the social performance of credit unions. [Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O (2011) Measuing and monitoring the social performance of credit unions. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2011 The challenges facing the credit unions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
McCarthy O (2011) The challenges facing the credit unions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2009 The community impact of credit unions in rural Ireland. [Peer Reviewed Abstract]
O'Connor R., Power C., McCarthy O. & Ward M (2009) The community impact of credit unions in rural Ireland. [Peer Reviewed Abstract]. [Details]
2009 Overview of the co-operative banking/credit union movement in the EU. [Plenary Lecture]
McCarthy O (2009) Overview of the co-operative banking/credit union movement in the EU. [Plenary Lecture]. [Details]
2007 Main organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
McCarthy, Olive (2007) Main organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2007 Credit unions, moneylending and financial exclusion in Ireland. Issues in Financial Exclusion and Over-indebtedness in Ireland: current and recent research. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne N., O. McCarthy, & M. Ward (2007) Credit unions, moneylending and financial exclusion in Ireland. Issues in Financial Exclusion and Over-indebtedness in Ireland: current and recent research. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006 Aspects of credit union education and research. [Oral Presentation]
McCarthy, Olive (2006) Aspects of credit union education and research. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2005 Main Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
McCarthy, Olive (2005) Main Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2005 The Credit Union Movement in Ireland: Origins, Expansion and Future Challenges. [Oral Presentation]
O'Connor R. & O. McCarthy (2005) The Credit Union Movement in Ireland: Origins, Expansion and Future Challenges. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2005 The provision of credit to low income and welfare-dependent groups: credit unions versus moneylenders. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne N., O. McCarthy & M. Ward (2005) The provision of credit to low income and welfare-dependent groups: credit unions versus moneylenders. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2005 The development of consumer co-operatives in the context of social, economic and cultural change: A case study of the credit union movement in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
O'Connor, R. & McCarthy O (2005) The development of consumer co-operatives in the context of social, economic and cultural change: A case study of the credit union movement in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2005 Risk Management in Lithuanian and Irish Credit Unions: Trends and Impacts on Credit Union Development inthe Single European Market. [Oral Presentation]
Kaupelyte D. & McCarthy O (2005) Risk Management in Lithuanian and Irish Credit Unions: Trends and Impacts on Credit Union Development inthe Single European Market. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2005 Enhancing Blackboard for distance learning programmes in UCC. [Oral Presentation]
Carroll B. & O. McCarthy (2005) Enhancing Blackboard for distance learning programmes in UCC. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2004 Credit Union Rationalisation. [Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O., R. Briscoe & M. Ward (2004) Credit Union Rationalisation. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2004 Credit Union Supervisory Commitees in the Republic of Ireland: a distinctive governance approach. [Invited Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O. & Byrne N (2004) Credit Union Supervisory Commitees in the Republic of Ireland: a distinctive governance approach. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2004 Comparative Aspects of Credit Union development in Lithuania, Poland and Ireland in the context of an enlarged European Union. [Oral Presentation]
Kaupelyte D. & McCarthy O (2004) Comparative Aspects of Credit Union development in Lithuania, Poland and Ireland in the context of an enlarged European Union. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2004 Aspects of Volunteerism in the Irish credit Union Movement. [Invited Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O (2004) Aspects of Volunteerism in the Irish credit Union Movement. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2004 An Analysis of Credit Union Organisational Identity in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne N. & McCarthy O (2004) An Analysis of Credit Union Organisational Identity in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2003 No Study, No Credit Union: An Irish Perspective on Education and Training in Credit Unions. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne N., McCarthy, O & Ward, M (2003) No Study, No Credit Union: An Irish Perspective on Education and Training in Credit Unions. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2002 The Development of Rural Credit Unions in Ireland – and a brief note on the role of education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Byrne N., O. McCarthy O. & R. O’Connor The Development of Rural Credit Unions in Ireland – and a brief note on the role of education. [Keynote Speaker], Rural Credit Unions: Their role in financial and social inclusion, 08-NOV-02 - 09-NOV-02 (2002) The Development of Rural Credit Unions in Ireland – and a brief note on the role of education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2002 Development of the Irish Credit Union Movement: A Values Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation]
McCarthy, O (2002) Development of the Irish Credit Union Movement: A Values Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2001 Have we forgotten our core values?. [Invited Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O (2001) Have we forgotten our core values?. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2001 Credit Union Effectiveness. [Invited Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O (2001) Credit Union Effectiveness. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2000 Communicating the Co-operative Message: A Case Study of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O. & M. Ward (2000) Communicating the Co-operative Message: A Case Study of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2000 Youth involvement in credit unions: What lessons can be learned from Ireland?. [Invited Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O (2000) Youth involvement in credit unions: What lessons can be learned from Ireland?. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
1999 Redesigning the Credit Union for the New Millennium: A Case of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O., R. Briscoe & M. Ward (1999) Redesigning the Credit Union for the New Millennium: A Case of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
1998 The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in the Irish Credit Union Movement. [Oral Presentation]
McCarthy O (1998) The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in the Irish Credit Union Movement. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
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