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Maura McAdam

Prof

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T: Ext. 8447
E: Maura.McAdam@dcu.ie
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Biography

Maura is a full Professor of Management and the first Director of Entrepreneurship at Dublin City University. She is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar within the area of entrepreneurship having particular expertise in gender, entrepreneurial leadership, technology entrepreneurship, and family business. Accordingly, her research has been published in top-rated North American and UK journals. In addition, she has authored the book ‘Female Entrepreneurship’ and co-authored the book “Entrepreneurial Behaviour” and is currently leading a €1m European Commission funded project investigating gender inequalities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Maura is an experienced entrepreneurship educator and her use of innovative teaching practices has been recognized in her receipt of several teaching awards including more recently the 2019 Irish Women’s Award for her Services to Education. Maura has held Visiting Professor Positions at Massey University, New Zealand and Babson College, Boston and is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK and Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia. Maura is a regular commentator on female entrepreneurship, women in leadership, accelerators and women in family business, on radio and in print.



Research Interests

Women and Family Business

Accelerators and Incubators

Women's Entrepreneurship

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Overcoming the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Gender Divide: A Cross-Cultural Perspective Irish Research Council 01-MAR-19 - 28-FEB-22 Principal Investigator and Lead Partner 994,133.00
The Identity Work undertaken by Women Leaders in Enterprising Families [Martina Brophy] Irish Research Council 01-JAN-18 - 31-DEC-19 DCU PI 46,310.00

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Brophy , Martina Majella MPhil (Business) Supervisor
Al Ayyash , Sarah PhD-track Supervisor

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Entrepreneurial Behaviour.
McAdam, M and Cunnigham, J. (2019) Entrepreneurial Behaviour. UK: Routledge. [Details]
2013 Female Entrepreneurship.
McAdam (2013) Female Entrepreneurship. UK: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Identity Work and the Development of Entrepreneurial Leadership: Does Gender matter?'
Harrison, R., Leitch, C. and McAdam, M. (2017) 'Identity Work and the Development of Entrepreneurial Leadership: Does Gender matter?' In: Nelson, T., Lewis, K, Henry, C (eds). Global Female Entrepreneurship Handbook. London: Routledge. [Details]
2017 'Networks and Entrepreneurship'
McAdam, M. and Soetanto, D. (2017) 'Networks and Entrepreneurship' In: Blackburn, R., De Clerc, D., Heineken, J. and Wang, Z (eds). SAGE Handbook for Entrepreneurship and Small Business. London: Sage. [Details]
2015 'Women and Minority-Owned Businesses: Current research and future trends'
Marlow, S. and McAdam, M (2015) 'Women and Minority-Owned Businesses: Current research and future trends' In: Small Business in a Global Economy. Calfornia: Praeger. [Details]
2012 'Sectoral segregation or gendered practices? A case study of roles and identities in a copreneurial venture'
McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2012) 'Sectoral segregation or gendered practices? A case study of roles and identities in a copreneurial venture' In: Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research: Diverse Settings, Questions and Approaches. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
2010 'All by myself”: The female high technology entrepreneur'
McAdam, M. and Marlow, S (2010) 'All by myself”: The female high technology entrepreneur' In: Women’s Entrepreneurship and Growth Influences: An International Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
2010 'Constructing identities in the context of the Business Incubator: The challenges faced by the innovative female SET entrepreneur'
McAdam, M. and Marlow, S (2010) 'Constructing identities in the context of the Business Incubator: The challenges faced by the innovative female SET entrepreneur' In: Women, Innovation, Invention and Technology. Bradford: ISBE/Emerald. [Details]
2010 'United Kingdom'
Marlow, S. and McAdam, M. (2010) 'United Kingdom' In: International Research Handbook of Successful Women Entrepreneurs. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Community of Practice: A Flexible Construct to Identify SME Networking Roles in the Irish Agri-Farmhouse Cheese Sector Journal: Journal of Rural Studies'
Crowley, C., McAdam, M., Hillard, R and Cunnigham, J. (2019) 'Community of Practice: A Flexible Construct to Identify SME Networking Roles in the Irish Agri-Farmhouse Cheese Sector Journal: Journal of Rural Studies'. Journal of Rural Studies, [Details]
2019 '“To boldly go where no [man] has gone before - Institutional voids and the development of women’s digital entrepreneurship'
McAdam, M., Crowley, C and Harrison, R. (2019) '“To boldly go where no [man] has gone before - Institutional voids and the development of women’s digital entrepreneurship'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, [Details]
2019 'Transnational migrant entrepreneurship, gender and family business'
Vershinina, A, Rodgers, P., McAdam, M and Clinton, E (2019) 'Transnational migrant entrepreneurship, gender and family business'. Global Networks, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Beyond “Triple Helix” towards “Quadruple Helix” Models in Regional Innovation Systems: Implications for Theory and Practice'
McAdam, M., and Debackere, K (2018) 'Beyond “Triple Helix” towards “Quadruple Helix” Models in Regional Innovation Systems: Implications for Theory and Practice'. R&D MANAGEMENT, [Details]
2018 'Transgenerational entrepreneurial family firms: An examination of the business model construct''
Clinton, E., McAdam, M. and Gamble, J. (2018) 'Transgenerational entrepreneurial family firms: An examination of the business model construct''. Journal of Business Research, [Details]
2017 'University Business Models in Disequilibrium - Engaging industry and end users within university technology transfer processes'
McAdam, M., Miller, K. and McAdam, R. (2017) 'University Business Models in Disequilibrium - Engaging industry and end users within university technology transfer processes'. R&D MANAGEMENT, [Details]
2018 'Stories from the Field: Women’s Networking as Gender Capital in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems'
McAdam, Harrison and Leitch (2018) 'Stories from the Field: Women’s Networking as Gender Capital in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems'. Small Business Economics, [Details]
2018 'A Systematic Literature Review of University Technology Transfer from a Quadruple Helix Approach: Towards a research agenda'
Miller, K., McAdam, R. and McAdam, M. (2018) 'A Systematic Literature Review of University Technology Transfer from a Quadruple Helix Approach: Towards a research agenda'. R&D MANAGEMENT, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Situated regional university incubation: A multi-level stakeholder perspective'
McAdam, M;Miller, K;McAdam, R (2016) 'Situated regional university incubation: A multi-level stakeholder perspective'. Technovation, 50-51 :69-78 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Understanding Quadruple Helix Relationships of University Technology Commercialisation: A Micro Level Approach'
McAdam, M., Miller, K., and McAdam, R. (2016) 'Understanding Quadruple Helix Relationships of University Technology Commercialisation: A Micro Level Approach'. Studies in Higher Education, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The role of Lean at the interface with between operations management and applied services within a large aerospace organisation: a boundary spanning perspective'
McAdam, R., Galbraith, B., Miller, K., Moffet, S. and McAdam, M. (2016) 'The role of Lean at the interface with between operations management and applied services within a large aerospace organisation: a boundary spanning perspective'. Production Planning and Control, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Incubation or Induction? Gendered Identity Work in the Context of Technology Business Incubation'
Marlow, S;McAdam, M (2015) 'Incubation or Induction? Gendered Identity Work in the Context of Technology Business Incubation'. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 39 :791-816 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Breaking Glass: Toward a Gendered Analysis of Entrepreneurial Leadership'
Harrison, R;Leitch, C;McAdam, M (2015) 'Breaking Glass: Toward a Gendered Analysis of Entrepreneurial Leadership'. Journal of Small Business Management, 53 :693-713 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Regional Horizontal Networks within the SME Agri-Food Sector: An Innovation and Social Network Perspective'
McAdam M.;McAdam R.;Dunn A.;McCall C. (2015) 'Regional Horizontal Networks within the SME Agri-Food Sector: An Innovation and Social Network Perspective'. Regional Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'The changing university business model: a stakeholder perspective'
Miller, K;McAdam, M;McAdam, R (2014) 'The changing university business model: a stakeholder perspective'. R and D Management, 44 :265-287 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Development of small and medium-sized enterprise horizontal innovation networks: UK agri-food sector study'
McAdam, M;McAdam, R;Dunn, A;McCall, C (2014) 'Development of small and medium-sized enterprise horizontal innovation networks: UK agri-food sector study'. International Small Business Journal, 32 :830-853 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'A gendered critique of the copreneurial business partnership: Exploring the implications for entrepreneurial emancipation'
McAdam M.;Marlow S. (2013) 'A gendered critique of the copreneurial business partnership: Exploring the implications for entrepreneurial emancipation'. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 14 (3):151-163 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Open innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises: An overview'
Wynarczyk, P;Piperopoulos, P;McAdam, M (2013) 'Open innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises: An overview'. International Small Business Journal, 31 :240-255 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Gender and entrepreneurship: Advancing debate and challenging myths; exploring the mystery of the under-performing female entrepreneur'
Marlow S.;McAdam M. (2013) 'Gender and entrepreneurship: Advancing debate and challenging myths; exploring the mystery of the under-performing female entrepreneur'. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 19 (1):114-124 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The development of University Technology Transfer stakeholder relationships at a regional level: Lessons for the future'
McAdam, R;Miller, K;McAdam, M;Teague, S (2012) 'The development of University Technology Transfer stakeholder relationships at a regional level: Lessons for the future'. Technovation, 32 :57-67 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The Challenges of Social Capital Development within the University Science Incubator: the Case of the Graduate Entrepreneur'
Battisti, M. and McAdam, M (2012) 'The Challenges of Social Capital Development within the University Science Incubator: the Case of the Graduate Entrepreneur'. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 13 (4):261-276 [Details]
2012 'Analyzing the Influence of Gender Upon High-Technology Venturing Within the Context of Business Incubation'
Marlow, S;McAdam, M (2012) 'Analyzing the Influence of Gender Upon High-Technology Venturing Within the Context of Business Incubation'. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 36 :655-676 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Sense and sensibility: The role of business incubator client advisors in assisting high-technology entrepreneurs to make sense of investment readiness status'
McAdam, M;Marlow, S (2011) 'Sense and sensibility: The role of business incubator client advisors in assisting high-technology entrepreneurs to make sense of investment readiness status'. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 23 :449-468 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'An exploratory study of Principal Investigator roles in UK university Proof-of-Concept processes: an Absorptive Capacity perspective'
McAdam, M;McAdam, R;Galbraith, B;Miller, K (2010) 'An exploratory study of Principal Investigator roles in UK university Proof-of-Concept processes: an Absorptive Capacity perspective'. R and D Management, 40 :455-473 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'The evaluation of the Proof of Concept process and absorptive capacity of University’s technology transfer activities'
McAdam R., McAdam, M. and Brown, V. (2009) 'The evaluation of the Proof of Concept process and absorptive capacity of University’s technology transfer activities'. R&D MANAGEMENT, 39 (2):192-210 [Details]
2008 'The University Incubator: Insights in the Entrepreneurial Process from a Network Perspective'
McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2008) 'The University Incubator: Insights in the Entrepreneurial Process from a Network Perspective'. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, [Details]
2008 'High tech start-ups in University Science Park incubators: The relationship between the start-up's lifecycle progression and use of the incubator's resources'
McAdam, M;McAdam, R (2008) 'High tech start-ups in University Science Park incubators: The relationship between the start-up's lifecycle progression and use of the incubator's resources'. Technovation, 28 :277-290 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Building futures or stealing secrets? Entrepreneurial cooperation and conflict within business incubators'
Mcadam, M;Marlow, S (2007) 'Building futures or stealing secrets? Entrepreneurial cooperation and conflict within business incubators'. International Small Business Journal, 25 :361-382 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'The Networked Incubator: The Role and Operation of Entrepreneurial Networking with the University Science Park Incubator (USI)'
McAdam, M. and McAdam, R. (2006) 'The Networked Incubator: The Role and Operation of Entrepreneurial Networking with the University Science Park Incubator (USI)'. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, [Details]

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Developing New Business Opportunities EF5145PDeveloping New Business Opportunities
2019 Next Generation Management MT5113Next Generation Management

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