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Eric Clinton

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E: Eric.Clinton@dcu.ie
Director DCU Centre For Family Business; Associate Professor In Entrepreneurship
Dcu Business School
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DCU Business School

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E: eric.clinton@dcu.ie
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Biography

Eric is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship (Video Click Here) at DCU Business School and Director of the DCU Centre for Family Business (CFB Website). He received his PhD in Entrepreneurship from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School UCD. His research interests are primarily concerned with strategic entrepreneurial practices in multi-generational family firms, focusing on how entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets within family businesses are passed from one generation to the next. In one stream of research, Eric explores how family influences entrepreneurial activity in the firm ranging from portfolio activity, communication practices, to engaging the next generation. In another stream of research, Eric investigates how past experiences in the family firm influence future strategic behavior. In particular the influence of imprinting, legacy, entrepreneurial learning and long term strategic thinking. This research has been published in leading international journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Family Relations. His work is also regularly presented at leading international conferences such as the Academy of Management Conference, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, and the Strategic Management Society. His research has been funded by the Irish Research Council, The Family Owned Business Institute, and Irish family businesses. Demonstrating the practical relevance of his research Eric has presented to family businesses in many countries including UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, China and the USA. Eric is a Board Member of the Global STEP Project from Babson College, USA. The STEP (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) Project explores entrepreneurial practices across multi-generational family firms by forming a unique fusion between family business practitioners and academic scholars to identify best practice in the management and sustainability of the family business. He serves on the Editorial Review Board of Family Business Review. Eric teaches in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. His commitment to teaching excellence was rewarded in his receipt of the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015) and the winner of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards in Jyväskylä, Finland (2016). 

Research Interests

Strategic Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Resource Management Practices

Books

  Year Publication
2014 The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland, Irish Venture Capital Association.
Clintone, E & Roche, F. (2014) The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland, Irish Venture Capital Association. : IVCA. [Details]
2013 Reputation for What? Different Types of Reputation and their Effect on Entrepreneurial Activity. In Sharma, P. & Ramachandran, K. (Ed.) The role of resources and capabilities.
Clinton, E., Sieger, P., & Nason, R.S. (2013) Reputation for What? Different Types of Reputation and their Effect on Entrepreneurial Activity. In Sharma, P. & Ramachandran, K. (Ed.) The role of resources and capabilities. : Elgar. [Details]
2009 The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland.
Clinton, E., & Roche, F. (2009) The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland. : Irish Venture Capital Association. [Details]
2008 The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland.
Clinton, E., & Roche, F. (2008) The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland. : Irish Venture Capital Association. [Details]
2007 The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland.
Clinton, E., & Roche, F. (2007) The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland. : Irish Venture Capital Association. [Details]
2006 The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland.
Clinton, E., & Roche, F. (2006) The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland. : Irish Venture Capital Association. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Reputation for what? Different types of reputation and their effect on portfolio entrepreneurship activities'
Clinton, E;Nason, RS;Sieger, P (2014) 'Reputation for what? Different types of reputation and their effect on portfolio entrepreneurship activities' In: EXPLORING TRANSGENERATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE ROLE OF RESOURCES AND CAPABILITIES. CHELTENHAM: EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTD. [Details]
2010 'The Effect of Reputation on Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Family Firms: a Resource Perspective'
Clinton, E., Nason, R., & Zellweger, T. (2010) 'The Effect of Reputation on Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Family Firms: a Resource Perspective' In: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research . Wellesley, MA. USA: Babson College. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Big Boots to Fill- the Next Generation Continuing Differently'
Clinton, A., Craig, J., Faherty, C., & Diaz, V (2016) 'Big Boots to Fill- the Next Generation Continuing Differently'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION, [Details]
2016 'Book Review: Human Resources in the Family Business- Maximizing the Power of your People'
Clinton, E (2016) 'Book Review: Human Resources in the Family Business- Maximizing the Power of your People'. IRISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, [Details]
2015 'Teeling whiskey company: A tradition of family entrepreneurship and whiskey distilling'
O'Gorman C.;Brophy M.;Clinton E. (2015) 'Teeling whiskey company: A tradition of family entrepreneurship and whiskey distilling'. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 16 (3):217-225 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Glennon Brothers: Old Dogs Need to Learn New Tricks'
Clinton E.;Faherty C.;Diaz-Moriana V.;Craig J. (2015) 'Glennon Brothers: Old Dogs Need to Learn New Tricks'. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Family Communication and Innovativeness in Family Firms'
Sciascia, S., Clinton, E., Nason, R., James, A., & Rivera, A (2014) 'Family Communication and Innovativeness in Family Firms'. FAMILY RELATIONS, 62 :429-442 [Details]
2013 'Resource Acquisition in Family Firms: The Role of Family Influenced Human and Social Capital'
Clinton, E., Sciascia, S., Yadav, R., & Roche, F (2013) 'Resource Acquisition in Family Firms: The Role of Family Influenced Human and Social Capital'. ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH JOURNAL, 3 :44-61 [Details]
2011 'Portfolio Entrepreneurship In Family Firms: A Resource-Based Perspective '
Sieger, P., Zellweger, T., Nason, R., & Clinton, E (2011) 'Portfolio Entrepreneurship In Family Firms: A Resource-Based Perspective '. STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL, 5 :327-351 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship research Conference
DeTienne,Dawn;Clinton,E;O'Gorman,Colm;Dowling,M (2014) DIFFERENT TYPES OF INNOVATION IN THE MICRO-FIRM: A TEST OF THE DETERMINANTS AND THE MODERATING EFFECT OF GENDER Babson College Entrepreneurship research Conference Canada, [Details]
2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
Clinton,Eric;Diaz,Vanessa;Craig,Justin (2014) LONG-TERM ORIENTATION AND INNOVATIVENESS IN MULTI-GENERATIONAL FAMILY FIRMS Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Canada-Ontario, [Details]
2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
O'Gorman,Colm;Dowling,Michael;Clinton,Eric;DeTienne,Dawn (2014) Different types of innovation in the micro-firm: A test of the determinants and the moderating effect of gender Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Canada-Ontario, [Details]
2014 RENT XXVII, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
O'Gorman,Colm;Faherty,Catherine;Clinton,Eric;DeTienne,Dawn (2014) IMPRINTING EFFECTS OF ENTREPRENEURS IN FAMILY OWNED FIRMS RENT XXVII, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Luxembourg, [Details]
2013 International Family Enterprise Research Academy
Clinton,Eric (2013) Resource Divestment in Family Firms: Non-linear Effects of Family Influenced Bridging Social Capital International Family Enterprise Research Academy Switzerland, [Details]
2013 RENT XXVII, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
O'Gorman,Colm;Dowling,M;Clinton,E (2013) Cultural Influences on SME Financing RENT XXVII, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Lithuania, [Details]
2013 International Family Enterprise Research Academy
Clinton,Eric (2013) Investigating Long-Term Orientation and Entrepreneurial Orientation in Multi-Generational Family Firms International Family Enterprise Research Academy Switzerland, [Details]
2012 32nd Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
Clinton,Eric;Roche,F (2012) Wealth Creation: Linking Family Influenced Resources, Resource Management Practices And Entrepreneurial Performance In Family Firms 32nd Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Texas, [Details]
2012 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
Sciascia,S;Clinton,E;Nason,R;James,A;Rivera,J (2012) Family Communication and Entrepreneurial Orientation Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Canada-Newfoundland, [Details]
2012 Strategic Management Society
Clinton,Eric (2012) Resource Structuring in Family Firms Strategic Management Society Czech Republic, [Details]
2012 The Inaugural European Entrepreneurship Research Forum-Entrepreneurship as an European Experience
Clinton,Eric;Sciascia,Salvatore (2012) Resource Acquisition in Family Firms: the Role of Family Human and Social Capital The Inaugural European Entrepreneurship Research Forum-Entrepreneurship as an European Experience Italy, [Details]
2012 Strategic Management Society
Clinton,Eric;Sciascia,S;Yadav,R (2012) Resource Structuring in Family Firms Strategic Management Society Czech Republic, [Details]
2012 The Inaugural European Entrepreneurship Research Forum-Entrepreneurship as an European Experience
Clinton,Eric;Sciascia,S;Yadav,R;Roche,F (2012) Resource Acquisition in Family Firms: the Role of Family Human and Social Capital The Inaugural European Entrepreneurship Research Forum-Entrepreneurship as an European Experience Italy, [Details]
2011 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
Clinton,Eric;Nason,R (2011) The Effect of Reputation on Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Family Firms: a Resource Perspective Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Switzerland, [Details]
2011 EIASM- Family Firm Management
Clinton,Eric;Nason,R (2011) An exploration of the impact of Family Communication on Entrepreneurial Orientation EIASM- Family Firm Management Spain, [Details]
2010 Family Enterprise Research Conference
Clinton,Eric;Nason,R;Rivera,J (2010) Communication in Family Firms: An Exploration of the Impact on Entrepreneurial Behaviour Family Enterprise Research Conference Mexico, [Details]
2010 Babson College- STEP Project
Clinton,Eric;Roche,F (2010) Questions you dared never ask in the Family Business Babson College- STEP Project Massachusetts, [Details]
2008 Babson STEP Project- European Summit
Clinton,Eric;Platt,M;von Schlippe,A (2008) Portfolio Entrepreneurship in the Family Business Babson STEP Project- European Summit Italy, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2015 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC),
Faherty, C., Diaz-Moriana, V., Clinton, E., & Craig, J. (2015) Value vs. Values: A Study of Innovation in Family and Non-Family Firms. [], Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Boston , 10-JUN-15 - 13-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 Academy of Management,
Craig, J., Dowling, M., Clinton, E., Diaz-Moriana, V., & Faherty, C (2015) Innovation Capability in Family Firms: An Integration Approach. [], Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada , 07-AUG-15 - 11-AUG-15 [Details]
2014 Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC),
Diaz-Moriana, V., Clinton, E., Craig, J., & Lumpkin. T (2014) Long-Term Orientation and Innovativeness in Multi-Generational Family Firms. [], Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), Portland, Oregan, USA , 05-JUN-14 - 08-JUN-14 [Details]
2013 International Family Enterprise Research Academy,
Diaz, V., Clinton, E. & Craig, J. (2013) Investigating Long-Term Orientation and Entrepreneurial Orientation in Multi-Generational Family Firms. [], International Family Enterprise Research Academy, St.Gallen, Switzerland , 02-JUL-13 - 05-JUL-13 [Details]
2013 3rd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS),
MacMackin, J. & Clinton, E. (2013) The DCU Business School Entrepreneurship Programme for Malaysian Educators: insights from a positive shared learning experience. [], 3rd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS), Athlone Institute of Education, Ireland , 11-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 RENT XXVII,
O'Gorman, C., Dowling, M & Clinton, E (2013) Cultural Influences on SME Financing. [], RENT XXVII, Vilnius, Lithuania , 20-NOV-13 - 22-NOV-13 [Details]
2013 EMLYON Business School and the Entrepreneurial Lab Research Center (ELAB), University of Bergamo- Family Entrepreneurship: A New Field of Research,
Sciascia, S., Clinton, E., & Yadav, R. (2013) Family-Influenced Bridging Social Capital and Resource Shedding. [], EMLYON Business School and the Entrepreneurial Lab Research Center (ELAB), University of Bergamo- Family Entrepreneurship: A New Field of Research, Lyon, France , 05-JUN-13 - 05-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 International Family Enterprise Research Academy,
Sciascia, S., Clinton, E., & Yadav, R. (2013) Resource Divestment in Family Firms: Non-linear Effects of Family Influenced Bridging Social Capital. [], International Family Enterprise Research Academy, St.Gallen, Switzerland , 02-JUL-13 - 05-JUL-13 [Details]
2012 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference,
Clinton, E. & Roche, F. (2012) Wealth Creation: Linking Family Influenced Resources, Resource Management Practices And Entrepreneurial Performance In Family Firms. [], Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA , 06-JUN-12 - 09-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 The Inaugural European Entrepreneurship Research Forum-Entrepreneurship as an European Experience ,
Clinton, E., Sciascia, S., & Yadav, R. (2012) Resource Acquisition in Family Firms: the Role of Family Human and Social Capital. [], The Inaugural European Entrepreneurship Research Forum-Entrepreneurship as an European Experience , Bocconi University, Milan, Italy , 11-OCT-12 - 13-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada,
Salvatore, S., Clinton, E., Nason, R., James, A., & Rivera, A. (2012) Family Communication and Entrepreneurial Orientation. [], Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, St.John's, Newfoundland, Canada , 09-JUN-12 - 11-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 Strategic Management Society-Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group Junior Faculty Research Workshop,
Clinton, E., Sciascia, S., & Yadav, R. (2012) Resource Structuring in Family Firms. [], Strategic Management Society-Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group Junior Faculty Research Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic , 06-OCT-12 - 09-OCT-12 [Details]
2011 Academy of Management Annual Conference,
Clinton, E (2011) [], Academy of Management Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas , 12-AUG-11 - 16-AUG-11 [Details]
2010 EIASM- Family Firm Management,
Clinton, E., Nason, R. (2010) An exploration of the impact of Family Communication on Entrepreneurial Orientation. [], EIASM- Family Firm Management, Barcelona, Spain , 06-JUN-10 - 08-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 Babson College- STEP Project,
Clinton, E., & Roche, F. (2010) Questions you dared never ask in the Family Business. [], Babson College- STEP Project, Boston, USA , 04-JUN-10 - 07-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC),
Clinton, E. & Nason, R. (2010) The Effect of Reputation on Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Family Firms: a Resource Perspective. [], Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Lausanne, Swtizerland , 09-JUN-10 - 12-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 Family Enterprise Research Conference,
Clinton, E., Nason, R., Rivera, J. (2010) Communication in Family Firms: An Exploration of the Impact on Entrepreneurial Behaviour. [], Family Enterprise Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico , 16-APR-10 - 18-APR-10 [Details]
2008 Babson STEP Project- European Summit,
Clinton, E., Platt, M., & von Schlippe, A. (2008) Portfolio Entrepreneurship in the Family Business. [Other], Babson STEP Project- European Summit, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy , 28-AUG-08 - 30-AUG-08 [Details]
2007 Academy of Management Annual Conference,
Clinton, E. (2007) Cultural Diversity Management and Organizational Performance, a case study of Dublin Bus. [], Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA , 03-AUG-07 - 08-AUG-07 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2016 Lessons in Resilience and Success A Snapshot of Multi-Generational Family Businesses in Fingal.
Clinton, E. & Brophy, M. (2016) Lessons in Resilience and Success A Snapshot of Multi-Generational Family Businesses in Fingal. Fingal County Council, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Bennett Hospitality- Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage.
O'Donnell, P. & Clinton, E. (2016) Bennett Hospitality- Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage. DCU, Dublin. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI) Scholarship- International FOBI
2016 Best Paper Award Babson College- STEP Project
2016 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards (Winner) European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2016 Official DCU Research Centre- DCU Centre for Family Business DCU Research Office
2016 Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (2nd) Irish Learning Technology Association
2016 Presidents Award for Engagement (Nominated) DCU
2007 PhD Scholarship- Sharing Foundation Sharing Foundation
2015 Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching (Winner) DCU

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
STEP Project (Babson College) Global Board Member- STEP Project /
Family Business Review Editorial Review Board 01-JAN-17 / 01-JAN-18
Family Firm Institute Member /
Academy of Management Society Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
DCU Centre for Family Business Director / Ongoing
Student In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Academic Partner (DCU) 2011 / 1999
Academy of Management Conference- Entrepreneurship Dvision Entrepreneurship Ambassador (Ireland) 2010 / 1999
Babson College STEP Project Academic Partner (Ireland) 2007 / 1999

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Lecturer in Entrepreneurship 01-SEP-11 / 31-DEC-99
University College Dublin Adjunct Lecturer (Dublin, Hong Kong and Singapore) Teaching Evaluation 4.8/5 /

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Functional Functional Functional
English language
Chinese Basic Basic

Enterprise Engagement

  Area Client Description
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategic Change Tec de Monterrey
Atlantic Group
Innovation and Strategic Change in the Family Business
Lessons in Resilience and Success A Snapshot of Multi-Generational Family Businesses in Fingal Fingal County Council
Lessons in Resilience and Success A Snapshot of Multi-Generational Family Businesses in Fingal
Succession and Planning for the Future in the Family Business Irish Hardware Association

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016 New Enterprise Development Project EF317New Enterprise Development Project