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Ms Bridget Carroll

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Biography

Bridget Carroll is a lecturer in the Department of Food Business & Development and a researcher in the Centre for Co-operative Studies.  She obtained a BA in Public Administration from University of Limerick while her postgraduate qualifications include an MSc in Co-operative Organisation and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, both from UCC.  Bridget acted as Academic Manager (Distance Education) for several years in which she was responsible for the development and delivery of the first degree programme delivered entirely by distance learning in UCC (the BSc Mutual & Credit Union Business). She is currently reading for a doctorate in co-operative organisation in the University of Stirling, Scotland. has long been involved in outreach activities in her capacity as member of the Centre for Co-operative Studies and has addressed many groups on the topic of co-operative development.  She is Treasurer of the Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland (SCSI) and a former supervisor of a credit union. 

 

Research Interests

My research to date has focussed on organisational, legislative and regulatory aspects of co-operatives and worker co-operatives.  Recent research has explored the role of employee owned business in succession issues that emerge in family businesses.  My doctoral research seeks to apply a network governance perspective to co-operative development.  Other recent work includes an analysis of co-operative legislation, regulation and public policy in Ireland.  I am an associate member of SGECOL, a study group on European co-operative law based at EURICSE, University of Trento. 

I have an ongoing interest in methodologies and pedagogies of blended, on-line and distance learning. I've been involved in a number of funded EU research projects in this area. 

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Languages

  • Spanish : Reading=Functional; Writing=Functional; Speaking=Functional
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Committees

  • Member, UCC Academic Council e-Learning Sub-Committee (2011 /)
  • Board member, Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Board of Studies (2010 /)
  • Member, former Secretary, Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland (2010 /)
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Education

  • University College Cork , Postgraduate Certificate, Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (2007)
  • University College Cork , MSc, Co-operatives (2005)
  • University College Cork , Postgraduate Diploma, Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing & Rural Development (1998)
  • UL , BA, Public Administration (1992)
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Employment

  • Lecturer/Academic Manager (Distance Learning), University College Cork (01-JAN-00 /)
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Teaching Interests

    • FE 1101 Introduction to Food Business & Development (Co-operative Business), (B. Comm.)
    • FE 3101 SMEs & Local Development (BSc International Development & Food Policy)
    • FE 6707 Worker Co-operative Strategies (MSc Co-operative & Social Enterprise)
    • FE 6503 Co-operative Business (MBA)
    • ERE 32E Co-operative Business (MSc Economics & Management, Prague)
    • FE6109 Co-operative Organisation, theory and concepts (PG Diploma Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing & Rural Development)
    • FE 2820 Lending & Loan Recovery for Credit Unions (Diploma in Credit Union Governance/Operations)
    • FE 3824 People Management in Member-based Organisations (BSc Credit Union Business/MSc Co-operative & Social Enterprise/ MSocSc Voluntary & Community Sector Management)
    • FE3825 Credit Unions and Society (BSc Credit Union Business)
    • FE1837 Corporate Governance (Diploma in Corporate Direction)
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Consultancy

  • Czech University of Life Sciences : Delivery of 5 credit "Co-operative Business" module on MSc Economics & Management
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • President's Office, UCC: President's Award for Research into Innovative Forms of Teaching (2013)
  • Quality Promotion Unit, UCC: Improving the use of on-line resources among distance learning students. (2004)
  • SNDC Committee, UCC: 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). (2004)
  • HEA: 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 (2004)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
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]
2014 The Worker Co-operative Sector in Ireland: Current Status, Future Prospects
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 [Details]
2006 An Analysis of Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential to Contribute to the Development of the Visual Arts in Ireland
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 [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2016 Credit Unions and Society
Scriven, R. and Carroll, B (2016) Credit Unions and Society. : Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2012 Co-operatives - what relevance now?
Carroll, B., McCarthy, O. & O'Shaughnessy, M (2012) Co-operatives - what relevance now?. : : Oak Tree Press [Details]
2013 Cooperative Law in Ireland
Carroll, B (2013) Cooperative Law in Ireland. : : Springer [Details]
2011 Linkages between credit unions and other co-operative sectors in Ireland
Carroll, B (2011) Linkages between credit unions and other co-operative sectors in Ireland. : : Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork [Details]
2005 Working for Ourselves
Briscoe R., Carroll, B. & Hughes C (2005) Working for Ourselves. : : Oak Tree Press [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2014 People Management in Member-based Organisations
O'Reilly, M (2014) People Management in Member-based Organisations. : Technical Publication [Details]
2013 Lending & Loan Recovery in Credit Unions
Casey, Wl (2013) Lending & Loan Recovery in Credit Unions. : Technical Publication [Details]
2013 Regulation & Compliance in Credit Unions
Farrell, S (2013) Regulation & Compliance in Credit Unions. : Technical Publication [Details]
2013 Compliance & Risk Management in Credit Unions
O'Mahony, R. & O'Leary, S (2013) Compliance & Risk Management in Credit Unions. : Technical Publication [Details]
2012 Credit Union Ethos, Structure & Core Activities
ILCU (2012) Credit Union Ethos, Structure & Core Activities. : Technical Publication [Details]
2013 Strategic & Financial Management in Credit Unions
Mathews, D (2013) Strategic & Financial Management in Credit Unions. : Technical Publication [Details]
2012 The Legal & Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions
ILCU (2012) The Legal & Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions. : Technical Publication [Details]
2012 Credit Union Operations & Controls
ILCU (2012) Credit Union Operations & Controls. : Technical Publication [Details]
2012 Principles of Credit Union Governance & Finance
ILCU (2012) Principles of Credit Union Governance & Finance. : Technical Publication [Details]
2013 Worker Co-operative Strategies
Carroll, B (2013) Worker Co-operative Strategies. : Technical Publication [Details]
2013 Credit Union Insurance
Shanahan. P (2013) Credit Union Insurance. : Technical Publication [Details]

Working Paper

Year Publication
2010 Unknown type other_wp
Carroll, B (2010) Unknown type other_wp. [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 An analysis of the co-operative sector in Ireland
Carroll, B (2010) An analysis of the co-operative sector in Ireland. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2018 Union co-operatives as inspiration? An exploration of the relevance and interest of 'union co-ops' to the Irish trade union movement. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Carroll, B (2018) Union co-operatives as inspiration? An exploration of the relevance and interest of 'union co-ops' to the Irish trade union movement. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [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 Co-operative entrepreneurship in Ireland: some findings on recent co-operative start-ups. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Carroll, B (2018) Co-operative entrepreneurship in Ireland: some findings on recent co-operative start-ups. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2017 International Co-operative Alliance Conference. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Carroll, B (2017) International Co-operative Alliance Conference. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2014 Co-operative development; network perspectives. [Oral Presentation]
Carroll. B (2014) Co-operative development; network perspectives. [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]
2012 ICCS Conference. [Oral Presentation]
Bridget Carroll (2012) ICCS Conference. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2010 Co-operative Studies - a perspective from ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]
Carroll, B (2010) Co-operative Studies - a perspective from ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]. [Details]
2010
Carroll, B (2010) . [Details]
2007 A paper presented to the Inaugural Seminar of the Forum for the Co-operative Movement of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation]
B. Carroll (2007) A paper presented to the Inaugural Seminar of the Forum for the Co-operative Movement of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006
Carroll, B (2006) . [Details]
2006 conjunction with the Social Economy Agency, Northern Ireland and the cross-border Rural Initiative for the Social Economy (RISE) project. [Invited Oral Presentation]
B. Carroll (2006) conjunction with the Social Economy Agency, Northern Ireland and the cross-border Rural Initiative for the Social Economy (RISE) project. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006 Developing the Workers’ Co-op Sector in Ireland – the Family Firm Transfer Model. [Oral Presentation]
Carroll, Bridget (2006) Developing the Workers’ Co-op Sector in Ireland – the Family Firm Transfer Model. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006 Developments in Workers' Co-operatives in Ireland: The Family Firm Transfer Model. [N/A]
Carroll, B (2006) Developments in Workers' Co-operatives in Ireland: The Family Firm Transfer Model. [N/A]. [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]
2005 [Conference Organising Committee Member]
Carroll, B (2005) [Conference Organising Committee Member]. [Details]
2005 Artists co-operatives and their potential to contribute to the development of the visual arts sector in Ireland. [N/A]
Byrne, N., Carroll, B. & Ward, M (2005) Artists co-operatives and their potential to contribute to the development of the visual arts sector in Ireland. [N/A]. [Details]
2005 Enhancing Blackboard for Distance Learning Programmes. [Oral Presentation]
Carroll B. & O. McCarthy (2005) Enhancing Blackboard for Distance Learning Programmes. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2005 Artists Co-operatives And Their Potential For The Development Of The Visual Arts Sector In Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Byrne, N., Carroll, B. & Ward. M (2005) Artists Co-operatives And Their Potential For The Development Of The Visual Arts Sector In Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2005
Byrne, N., Carroll, B. & Ward, M (2005) . [Details]
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