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Ms Bridget Carroll

Bridget Carroll


Food Business & Development/Centre for Co-operative Studies
University College Cork
Cork University Business School ORCID profile


Bridget Carroll is a lecturer in the Department of Food Business & Development and a researcher in the Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork.  Her research interests include co-operative organisation and development, co-operative legislation, worker co-operatives and employee ownership. She lectures on the MSc Co-operatives, Agri-food and Sustainable Development, the online MSc Co-operatives and Social Enterprise, the BComm, BSc International Development & Food Business and the MBA. She is Academic Director of the Diploma in Corporate Governance (Food Business). 






  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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Grants and Honours

  • 01/07/2017 - Golden Jubilee Trust; "Go Co-op; Cases of recent Irish co-operative start-ups", Irish Charities
  • 01/01/2013 - President's Award for Research into Innovative Forms of Teaching, University College Cork
  • 01/04/2010 - Study on the implementation of Regulation 1435/2003 on the statute for SCE in all EU Member States and EEA Countries, European Union
  • 01/11/2006 - Ireland Newfoundland Partnership Bursary, Miscellaneous
  • 01/10/2006 - Scoping Study of Co-operative Movement in Ireland, Miscellaneous
  • 01/10/2005 - Socrates Project "Seniors in Network" SEN-NET, European Union
  • 01/01/2004 - Presidents Award for Research in Innovative Forms of Learning for a project entitled Enhancing Blackboard for Distance Learning Programmes in UCC (in conjunction with my colleague Olive McCarthy)., University College Cork
  • 01/01/2004 - Training for Trainers Fund to organise a workshop for university staff on the writing of course material in a distance learning format and the development of interactive course material for on-line di, Higher Education Authority
  • 01/01/2004 - Improving the use of on-line resources among distance learning students., University College Cork
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Other Activities

  • 22/10/2020 - Invited presentation, The Green Party
  • 09/04/2019 - Economic democracy and worker co-operatives; the case for Ireland
  • 12/07/2018 - 19th IAFEP Conference, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
  • 12/06/2018 - European Policy Conference on Heritage Entrepreneurship
  • 04/06/2018 - International Co-operative Alliance Research Conference
  • 20/06/2017 - International Co-operative Alliance Research Conference
  • 24/06/2014 - The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Annual Conference
  • 25/05/2014 - ICA Co-operative research Conference
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Pedagogic Experiences

  • 2020 - Co-operative and Social Enterprise Governance, University College Cork, MSc Co-operative and Social Enterprise (Online)
  • 2019 - Food Business Elective, University College Cork, MBA
  • 2018 - Contemporary Socio-Economic & Environ Issues, University College Cork, MSc Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development
  • 2016 - People Management in Member-Based Organisations, University College Cork, MSc Co-operative and Social Enterprise (Online)
  • 2014 - SME and Local Development, University College Cork, BSc (Hons) International Development and Food Policy
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  • 2020 - Life after prison for the reformed individual, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2020 - Youth Initiatives in Credit Unions, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Journal article

Year Publication
2017 MURPHY, L., MCCARTHY, O., CARROLL, B. (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
2014 GAVIN, M., MORONEY, A., CARROLL, B., WARD, M. (2014). 'The Worker Co-operative Sector in Ireland: Current Status, Future Prospects. Journal of Co-Operative Studies.

Book chapter

Year Publication
2012 MORONEY, A., CARROLL, B., MCCARTHY, O. (2012). From Co-operatives to Conventional Business and Back Again: The Irish Co-operative Experience.
2011 CARROLL, B. (2011). Linkages between credit unions and other co-operative sectors in Ireland. Centre for Cooperative Studies, Cork, Ireland.
2013 CARROLL, B. (2013). Cooperative Law in Ireland. Springer Publishing. Details
2005 CARROLL, B. (2005). Working for Ourselves. Oak Tree Press.
2012 , CARROLL, B. (2012). Co-operatives - what relevance now? Oak Tree Press.


Year Publication
2017 MOTHERWAY, C., CARROLL, B., MORRISSEY, P. (2017). Marketing for Credit Unions. University College Cork, Centre for Co-operative Studies.
2016 SCRIVEN, R., CARROLL, B. (2016). Credit Unions and Society.. UCC, Cork: Centre for Co-operative Studies.
2014 O'REILLY, M., CARROLL, B. (2014). People Management in Member-based Organisations.. Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork.
2013 CARROLL, B. (2013). Worker Co-operative Strategies.

Magazine article

Year Publication
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.
2019 CARROLL, B. (2019). Centre for Co-operative Studies: Building a solid knowledge base on the cooperative business model. ILO Coop eNews Update. ILO.
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-*..
2019 CARROLL, B. (2019). Seminar probes case for worker co-ops. Liberty magazine.


Year Publication
2018 CARROLL, B. (2018). Community-led Housing: Making It Happen Seminar Proceedings.
2018 MORONEY, A., CARROLL, B., MCCARTHY, O. (2018). Go Co-op: Recent cases of Irish co-operative start-ups.. Details
2019 CARROLL, B. (2019). Economic democracy and worker co-operatives: the case for Ireland. Seminar Proceedings., Ireland.
2020 CARROLL, B. (2020). Brief Report From the Centre for Co-operative Studies.
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