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Ciaran MacAnbhaird

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Biography

Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (PhD, Trinity College Dublin) is Associate Professor of Business and Management in DCU. His research and teaching interests include resourcing the small firm economy, enterprise policy, and innovations in entrepreneurial finance. He is supervising PhD students conducting research on enterprise policy, financing high growth firms, entrepreneurship education, business angel networks and business accelerator programmes. He has published in international peer reviewed journals including Small Business Economics, the Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, the International Small Business Journal, and Strategic Change. He is an associate editor of Research in International Business and Finance, and serves on the editorial board of Venture Capital. He participated in the International Visitor Leadership Programme of the U.S. Department of State, and he chairs the Entrepreneurial Finance track at the annual Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference.

Tá Ciarán Mac an Bhaird ina Ollamh Comhlach le Gnó agus Bainistíocht in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Tá PhD bainte amach aige ó Choláiste na Tríonóide, chomh maith le B.Comm. agus céim L.L.B. ó Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, agus M.Sc. san Airgeadas ó Ollscoil na hÉireann, Baile Átha Cliath. Déanann sé taighde ar ghnéithe i saol an ghnó, ar nós struchtúr airgeadais agus bainistíocht airgeadais i bhfiontair bheaga agus mheánmhéide, fiontraíocht, forbairt réigiúnach, agus polasaithe tacaíochta do SMEs. Scríobh sé leabhar ar an ábhar seo, Resourcing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (Springer-Verlag, Berlin), a sheol an Aire Fiontair, Trádála agus Nuálaíochta.

Research Interests

Ciarán mac an Bhaird conducts research on resourcing the small firm economy, and has published original research on capital structure, alternative finance, bootstrapping, credit unions, financing young high-tech firms, discouraged borrowers and intertemporal differences in financing. He has also conducted research on public policy related to provision of support to SMEs and entrepreneurship education. He is the author of ‘Resourcing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises’ (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2010), which was launched by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation. He has prepared commissioned reports for Enterprise Ireland and the Irish League of Credit Unions. He has published in international peer reviewed journals including Small Business Economics, the Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, the International Small Business Journal, Venture Capital. Research in International Business and Finance, and Strategic Change. He is supervising PhD students conducting research on enterprise policy, financing high growth firms, entrepreneurship education, business angel networks and business accelerator programmes.

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
UStart Accelerator Programme 2014Enhancing Performance June 2013 Dublin City University 01-JUN-14 - 30-SEP-14 DCU PI 40,000.00
Innovation Voucher with Web Interactions Ltd (T/A Rezumei) Enterprise Ireland 13-DEC-10 - 30-JUL-11 DCU PI 6,500.00

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Alnasser , Nouf PhD-track Supervisor
O Reilly , Sean PhD-track Supervisor
Batoulbanjar , Batoul PhD Supervisor

Books

  Year Publication
2010 Resourcing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
Mac an Bhaird, C. (2010) Resourcing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. : Springer-Verlag HD. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Addressing Information Asymmetries in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending'
Cummins, M., Lynn, T., Mac an Bhaird, C., Rosati, P. (2019) 'Addressing Information Asymmetries in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending' In: Lynn, T., Mooney, J.G., Rosati, P., Cummins, M (eds). Disrupting Finance: Fintech and Strategy in the 21st Century. U.K: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2017 'Social loafing in student entrepreneurship teams'
Lyons, R., Lynn, T., Mac an Bhaird, C. (2017) 'Social loafing in student entrepreneurship teams' In: Santos, S.C., Caetano, A., Mitchell, C., Landström, H., Fayolle, A (eds). The Emergence of Entrepreneurial Behaviour: Intention, Education and Orientation. Cheltenham, U.K: Edward Elgar. [Details]
2015 'SME lending: A new role for Credit Unions?'
Mac an Bhaird, C., Whittam, G., Taylor, S. (2015) 'SME lending: A new role for Credit Unions?' In: Hussain, Javed G., Scott, Jonathan M (eds). International Research Handbook in Entrepreneurial Finance. Lisbon and Lund: Edward Elgar. [Details]
2010 'Ireland and the global economic crisis'
Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán (2010) 'Ireland and the global economic crisis' In: After the crisis: Rethinking finance. New York: Nova. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'The role of government venture capital funds: Recent lessons from the U.K. experience'
Owen, R., North, D., Mac an Bhaird, C. (2019) 'The role of government venture capital funds: Recent lessons from the U.K. experience'. STRATEGIC CHANGE, 28 (1):69-82 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Small beer? Borrowers’ perspectives of peer to peer lending in the craft beer sector'
Mac an Bhaird, C., Owen, R., Drakopoulou-Dodd, S., Wilson, J., Bisignano, A. (2019) 'Small beer? Borrowers’ perspectives of peer to peer lending in the craft beer sector'. STRATEGIC CHANGE, 28 (1):59-68 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Habitus emerging: The development of hybrid logics and collaborative business models in the Irish craft beer sector'
Drakopoulou-Dodd, S., Wilson, J., Mac an Bhaird, C., Bisignano, A. (2018) 'Habitus emerging: The development of hybrid logics and collaborative business models in the Irish craft beer sector'. International Small Business Journal, 36 (6):637-661 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Discouraged borrowers: Evidence for Eurozone SMEs'
Mac an Bhaird, C., Sanchez-Vidal, J., Lucey, B. (2016) 'Discouraged borrowers: Evidence for Eurozone SMEs'. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 44 :46-55 [Details]
2015 'Sectoral differences in determinants of export intensity'
Mac an Bhaird, CCurran, D (2015) 'Sectoral differences in determinants of export intensity'. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 17 (2):299-313 [Details]
2015 'Can credit unions bridge the gap in lending to SMEs?'
Talbot, S Mac an Bhaird, C Whittam, G (2015) 'Can credit unions bridge the gap in lending to SMEs?'. VENTURE CAPITAL - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, 17 [Details]
2015 'Individual Level Assessment in Entrepreneurship Education: An Investigation of Theories and Techniques'
Lyons, R Lynn, T Mac an Bhaird, C (2015) 'Individual Level Assessment in Entrepreneurship Education: An Investigation of Theories and Techniques'. JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, 18 :136-156 [Details]
2015 'Seeding the cloud: Financial bootstrapping in the computer software sector'
Mac an Bhaird, C. Lynn, T. (2015) 'Seeding the cloud: Financial bootstrapping in the computer software sector'. VENTURE CAPITAL - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, 17 [Details]
2013 'Demand for debt and equity before and after the financial crisis'
Mac an Bhaird, C. (2013) 'Demand for debt and equity before and after the financial crisis'. RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE, 28 :105-117 [Details]
2011 'An empirical investigation of the financial growth life cycle'
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2011) 'An empirical investigation of the financial growth life cycle'. JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, 18 :715-731 [Details]
2011 'The Irish economy: Three strikes and you're out?'
Gurdgiev, C., Lucey, B., Mac an Bhaird, C., Roche-Kelly, L. (2011) 'The Irish economy: Three strikes and you're out?'. PANOECONOMICUS, 58 :19-41 [Details]
2010 'Determinants of Capital Structure in Irish SMEs'
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2010) 'Determinants of Capital Structure in Irish SMEs'. SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS (PRINT), 35 :357-375 [Details]
2010 'The Modigliani-Miller proposition after fifty years and its relation to entrepreneurial finance'
Mac an Bhaird, C. (2010) 'The Modigliani-Miller proposition after fifty years and its relation to entrepreneurial finance'. STRATEGIC CHANGE, 19 :9-28 [Details]
2009 'Determinants of capital structure in Irish SMEs'
Ciaran Mac An Bhaird , Brian Lucey (2009) 'Determinants of capital structure in Irish SMEs'. SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS (ONLINE), [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2014 Financing SME Growth in the UK: Meeting the Challenges after the Global Financial Crisis,
Mac an Bhaird, C., Lynn, T. (2014) Seeding the cloud: Funding SMEs in the application software sector. Financing SME Growth in the UK: Meeting the Challenges after the Global Financial Crisis, Middlesex University CEEDR Conference , 03-JUN-14 - 03-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 12th Infiniti Conference on International Finance,
Mac an Bhaird, C., Sanchez-Vidal, J., Lucey, B. (2014) Discouraged borrowers: Evidence for European SMEs. 12th Infiniti Conference on International Finance, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy , 09-JUN-14 - 10-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 12th Infiniti Conference on International Finance,
Mac an Bhaird, C. (2014) Workshop on SME finance. [], 12th Infiniti Conference on International Finance, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy , 09-JUN-14 - 10-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 Ontology of Organizations Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C. (2014) From Schumacher to Silicon Valley: Sustainability and the small firm. Ontology of Organizations Conference, Kedge Business School, Marseille, France , 25-JUL-14 - 26-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 Financing SME Growth in the UK: Meeting the Challenges after the Global Financial Crisis,
Mac an Bhaird, C., Whittam, G., Talbot, S. (2014) Credit Unions Past Present and Future: Can they be utilised for start-ups?. Financing SME Growth in the UK: Meeting the Challenges after the Global Financial Crisis, Middlesex University CEEDR Conference , 03-JUN-14 - 03-JUN-14 [Details]
2011 9th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C. (2011) Sustainable Financing for a sustainable rural?. 9th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, Nottingham Conference Centre , 23-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 34rd Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C. (2011) Demand for debt and equity before and after the financial crisis. [], Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 34rd Conference, Sheffield , 08-NOV-11 - 10-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 34rd Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C., Lynn, T., John A. (2011) Seeding the cloud: Funding SMEs in the application software sector. [], Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 34rd Conference, Sheffield , 08-NOV-11 - 10-NOV-11 [Details]
2010 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 33rd Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C. (2010) Firm Financing: A Resource Based View. [], Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 33rd Conference, London , 07-NOV-10 - 09-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 33rd Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C., Lucey, B., Kearney C. (2010) Culture's Influences: An investigation of inter-country differences in capital structure. [], Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 33rd Conference, London , 07-NOV-10 - 09-NOV-10 [Details]
2009 7th Infiniti Conference on International Finance,
Mac an Bhaird, C., Lucey, B., Kearney C. (2009) Cultural influences on SME financing. 7th Infiniti Conference on International Finance, Trinity College Dublin , 08-JUN-09 - 09-JUN-09 [Details]
2008 Midwest Finance Association 57th Meeting,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2008) The financial growth life cycle: An empirical examination of Irish SMEs. Midwest Finance Association 57th Meeting, San Antonio Rivercenter, Texas , 27-FEB-08 - 01-MAR-08 [Details]
2008 Midwest Finance Association 57th Meeting,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2008) Determinants of the capital structure of SMEs: A seemingly unrelated regression approach. Midwest Finance Association 57th Meeting, San Antonio Rivercenter, Texas , 27-FEB-08 - 01-MAR-08 [Details]
2008 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 31st Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2008) Financing preferences in SMEs: Consideration of firm owners' strategic objectives. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 31st Conference, Belfast , 05-NOV-08 - 07-NOV-08 [Details]
2008 6th INFINITI Conference on International Finance,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2008) A study of the impact of business goals, motivations and preferences on the capital structure decision in Irish medium sized firms. 6th INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, Dublin , 09-JUN-08 - 10-JUN-08 [Details]
2007 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 30th Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2007) The financial growth life cycle: An empirical examination of Irish SMEs. [], Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 30th Conference, Radisson SAS Hotel, Glasgow , 07-NOV-07 - 09-NOV-07 [Details]
2007 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 30th Conference,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2007) Determinants of the capital structure of SMEs: A seemingly unrelated regression approach. [], Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 30th Conference, Radisson SAS Hotel, Glasgow , 07-NOV-07 - 09-NOV-07 [Details]
2007 5th Infiniti Conference on International Finance,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2007) The financial growth life cycle: An empirical examination of Irish SMEs. [], 5th Infiniti Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, Dublin , 11-JUN-07 - 12-JUN-07 [Details]
2006 4th Infiniti Conference on International Finance,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2006) An exploratory cross-sectional study on the capital structures of SMEs. [], 4th Infiniti Conference on International Finance, Trinity College, Dublin , 12-JUN-06 - 13-JUN-06 [Details]
2006 International Comparisons in the Financing of SMEs in Developed Countries,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2006) An exploratory cross-sectional study on the capital structures of Irish SMEs. [], International Comparisons in the Financing of SMEs in Developed Countries, Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Warwick Business School , 04-APR-06 - 05-APR-06 [Details]
2006 Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2006) The capital structure of Irish small and medium sized enterprises: An exploratory study. [], Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance, Sheraton Pasadena, Pasadena, California , 19-APR-06 - 21-APR-06 [Details]
2006 Entrepreneurship: Occupational Choice and Financing,
Mac an Bhaird, C. and Lucey, B. (2006) Capital structure and the financing of SMEs: Empirical evidence from an Irish survey. [], Entrepreneurship: Occupational Choice and Financing, National Agency for Enterprise and Construction, Copenhagen , 06-JUN-06 - 07-JUN-06 [Details]

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Bonnchúrsa Bainistíochta FN133Bonnchúrsa Bainistíochta
2019 Córais Eacnamaíochta agus Pholaitíochta FN134Córais Eacnamaíochta agus Pholaitíochta
2019 Staidéar Eagraíochtaí FN139Staidéar Eagraíochtaí
2019 Airgeadas agus Scairbhileoga FN535Airgeadas agus Scairbhileoga
2019 Bunú Fiontair FN340Bunú Fiontair
2019 Bainistíocht Acmhainní Airgeadais FN242Bainistíocht Acmhainní Airgeadais

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