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AI has changed the way the world works – and offers rewarding careers
July 2021. Alessia Paccagnini, Assistant Professor at the UCD Smurfit College of Business explains to The Irish Times the impact Artificial Intelligence is having on our everyday lives and how the benefits of implementing AI in Finance are monumental.
Transformation of work to renew focus on leadership skills, say experts
July 2021. Karan Sonpar, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at UCD College of Business speaks with The Irish Times as part of a Special Report on Future of Work and highlights how challenges will make good leadership and management even more important.
Five trends in green finance
May 2021. UCD Faculty and researchers offer expertise in The Irish Times Green and Sustainable Finance Special Report with contributions from Prof Andreas Hoepner, Yanan Lin, Fabiola Schneider and Dr. Theodor Cojoianu.
UCD to host largest EU Research Group on Fintech, Cryptocurrencies and Cybersecurity
April 2021. To address rapid changes in the industry, academics from 12 of the world’s leading business schools will take part in the Dublin De-Fi and Digital Finance and Financial Services Conference (D3FSC) on Risk in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies on April 29 and 30, 2021. The event is organised by UCD College of Business Professors Alessia Paccagnini, Valerio Potì and Andreas Hoepner.
Rise of the Machines
27th April 2021. Professor of Operational Risk in Banking and Finance Cal Muckley’s research focuses on combating wrongdoing in the banking world. He explains the benefits, but also warns of the potential dangers of machine tools.
Anatomy of Failure
13th April 2021. Dr Orla Byrne, Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship and Strategy, talks about why we need to learn resilience and avoid stigma when businesses fail. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast at the link below.
Gender inequality study shows women strongly under-represented on marketing academic journal boards
April 2021. New research by Professor Andrea Prothero and co-researcher Professor Pierre McDonagh identifies structural systemic and institutional biases that perpetuate inequality for female academics.
Winners and losers: Carbon-free Economy
March 2021. Dr Geertje Schuitema, Associate Professor in Consumer Behaviour and Technology Adoption, discusses how the transition to a carbon-free economy can be as fair as possible. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
NFT art: The bizarre world where burning a Banksy can make it more valuable
March 2021. In a recent article in The Conversation, Paul J Ennis, Assistant Professor at UCD Business, helps us delve into the tricky world of blockchain or 'NFT' art.
'Rehiring employees will offer risk and rewards. How should companies navigate a delicate time for all concerned?'
March 2021. A study recently released by a team of global researchers led by Dr Virginia Stewart of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School found that rehired, or boomerang, employees come with a hefty price tag—just over $10,000 more in annual salary —than an equivalent counterpart who stayed at the firm.
Professor Cal Muckley and team recognised for Elder Financial Abuse project
March 2021. Professor Cal Muckley from UCD College of Business and UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy and collaborators Dr Gaurav Kumar, Linh Pham and Darragh Ryan have been named runners-up in the 2020 UCD Research Impact Case Study Competition.
UCD College of Business takes home category win at The Case Centre Awards
February 2021. UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s Assistant Professor Ciaran Heavey and Assistant Professor Dorota Piaskowska won the Strategy and General Management Category at The 2021 Case Centre Awards for their study, Ryanair: Flying Too Close to the Sun?
Eastern European migrants don’t drain Western European healthcare services
January 2021. A new study demonstrates that Eastern European migrants are no drain for Western European healthcare services, led by Dr Sabina Stan, Senior Social Scientist at the European Research Council group of Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance regime, and co-authored by Professor Roland Erne.
Professor Karan Sonpar speaks with The Irish Times on getting through lockdown
January 22, 2021. Professor Karan Sonpar speaks with The Irish Times on getting through lockdown number three at work by staying focussed and by doing what is relevant and really important.
Experts sound alarm on ‘critical oversight’ in EU Commission process for Green Deal
December 6, 2020. A group of scientists led by UCD College of Business Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance Andreas Hoepner and Joeri Rogelj, Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC SR1.5 report, have warned that there is disconnect between EU climate goals and finance rules.
23rd November 2020. JP Donnelly, WPP Ireland Chairman and UCD College of Business Lecturer, tells us how Amazon from the West and Alibaba from the East are changing e-commerce as the key shopping day approaches. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast at the link below.
COVID-19: Researchers examine impact across business and society
November 2020. Along with academics across the globe, faculty in the UCD College of Business adapted their research agendas during the year in response to the COVID-19 crisis. On November 6, the ERC MISFIRES project and UCD Centre for Business and Society (CeBaS) presented the first in a series of two Research Mornings highlighting the work of College faculty currently researching topics around the impact of COVID-19.
A Green Deal for All
16th November 2020. Dr Julie Byrne, Director of the Bachelor of Commerce at UCD Quinn School, delves into greenwashing, alternative energy progress, stranded assets and gas-guzzling cars. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast at the link below.
Does the Devil Wear Prada? Lessons in supply chain sustainability from luxury fashion
Nov 2020. Professor Donna Marshall and Dr. Hakan Karaosman recently presented the results of a five-year ongoing research project, with multiple companies in the luxury fashion industry in The European Business Review. In the article they uncover the new strategic dimensions driving these companies: innovation, exclusivity, and consciousness and provide a radar for capturing sustainability practices.
From Big Data to Smart Data
9th November 2020. The world of HR analytics is changing our workplaces and competitive advantage is at stake says Dr Maria Belizon, Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at UCD College of Business. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast at the link below.
UCD Professors only academics appointed to EU Commission Platform on Sustainable Finance
Nov 2020. UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance Andreas Hoepner and Dr. Theodor Cojoianu Visiting Research Fellow at UCD Smurfit school and Assistant Professor in Finance, Queen's School of Management, have been the only finance professors to be appointed to the EU Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance.
The Irrational Workplace
2nd November 2020. Dr Darren Thomas Baker, Assistant Professor at UCD College of Business, speaks to Emmet Oliver as part of the UCD Business Impact podcast series. Dr. Baker explains why now is the time to focus on the unseen emotions found in the workplace.
The Art of Negotiation Explained
26 October 2020. Dr Virginia Stewart, Assistant Professor at UCD College of Business, speaks to Emmet Oliver as part of the UCD Business Impact podcast series. Virginia shares secrets of negotiation from aspiration targets to zones of agreement, and how to reach your goals in the workplace and beyond.
Working remotely requires more individual contact, not less
28 September 2020. UCD's College of Business, Professor Karan Sonpar speaks with Olive Keogh of The Irish Times on best-practice for remote working and shares advice on virtual people management including respecting boundaries and being aware of Zoom fatigue.
‘Best Overall Paper Award’ at the Academy of Management 2020 Conference
September 2020. Professor Karan Sonpar and Professor Federica Pazzaglia, along with their co-author Hardik Agarwal (IIT Delhi), have won the ‘Best Overall Paper Award’ at the Academy of Management 2020 Conference from the Careers Division. Their paper, “Identity Work of Persistent Liminars following Voluntary Career Change," was awarded the honour.
Balancing the Mission with the Margin in Healthcare
8th September 2020. Director of UCD Smurfit School, Professor Gerardine Doyle, discusses the intersection of business, leadership and healthcare and how it can help us work through the defining challenges of our generation and rethink our future.
Billion Dollar Molecules
31st August 2020. The pandemic has put a focus on drug development as an exciting career area, but finding and funding vaccine work can be arduous and frustrating. Business of Biotechnology Professor Jan Rosier discusses pharma’s pivotal role in the fight against COVID-19 and the industry’s future development.
What does the store of the future look like?
27th August 2020. Covid-19 has had a catastrophic impact on many retailers – apart from food stores and some others deemed essential, such as electrical goods and pharmacies, most were forced to shutter. So: what will the store of the future look like? Professor Damien McLoughlin speaks to the Irish Times.
The Lean Business Plan
8th August 2020. Assistant Professor Orla Byrne, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, speaks to RTE's Aine Kerr about all things Lean Startup. Orla outlines how to make a lean business plan to help start-ups gain access to critical funding. Reignite is a new series on RTE Radio One that gives listeners the motivation, information and tips needed to take an idea and run with it.
It’s a myth that companies must put shareholders first – coronavirus is a chance to make it stop
Aug 2020. Donncha Kavanagh, Professor of Information & Organisation, UCD and Jeroen Veldman, City, University of London, allow us to reimagine the corporation, its supporting institutions, and the processes by which stakeholders can meaningfully be represented in an article featured on The Conversation.com.
UCD research finds investors are ‘kept in dark’ on coronavirus impact
July 2020. Listed companies accused of 'regressing to silence' in academic study of profit warnings. Professor Niamh Brennan speaks to Niall Brady of The Sunday Times about the research findings.
Healthcare as a Market
July 2020. An expert in collaborative market innovation in healthcare markets, Professor Susi Geiger discusses how digital health and better drug pricing policies can save our most important sector. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Splitting and blaming: The psychic life of neoliberal executive women
July 2020. Dr Darren Thomas Baker, Assistant Professor of Business in Society, has been included in the prestigious Financial Times Top 100 Business School Research with Social Impact List for his publication, "Splitting and blaming: The psychic life of neoliberal executive women".
July 2020. A leader in business strategy, Professor Damien McLoughlin reveals how valuing staff and not fearing Amazon are keys to the retail industry's future. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
A question of attitude: Becoming culturally intelligent
July 2020. Dr Linda Yang, UCD College of Business Intercultural Development and Support Officer, talks about Dublin as a hub for international students, learning to adapt overseas and unique welcomes from Dublin taxi drivers. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Ireland must reassure US firms with an eye to European markets
July 2020. “The two things that our government should be investing in right now are education and sustainability and these are the two areas that are underfunded and not given the priority they desperately need. These are key to the future of not only Ireland but of the planet." Professor Donna Marshall contributes to an Irish Times report.
Professor Brian Fynes awarded prestigious EurOMA Fellowship Award
June 2020. Dr Brian Fynes, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the UCD College of Business, is to be awarded the prestigious European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Fellowship Award in recognition of his significant contribution and impact in the field of operations management over an accomplished career.
Future of work: Remote, creative and a store of meaning
June 2020. Collaborative approaches are key to a dislocated workforce culture. An Irish Times special report featuring key insights and commens from Dr. Maeve Houlihan, Associate Dean and Director at UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business.
Will COVID-19 end air travel as we know it?
June 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is a 'once in a century' type of event for aviation, but even this crisis won't change people's innate desire to travel says Patrick Blaney, Chairman Aircraft Leasing & Finance at UCD College of Business. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
The Politics of the Mask
June 2020. Dr Julie Schiro on why wearing a facemask has become so politically charged and socially challenging. Her new study explores mask-wearing behaviour and how people weigh up threats to physical health versus social acceptance. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Professor Marshall elected as first Irish President of IPSERA
May 2020. Professor Donna Marshall, UCD College of Business, has become the first Irish President of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). IPSERA is a multi-disciplinary network of over 1000 academics and practitioners from over 30 countries across the world.
Companies that provide safer workplaces are more likely to go out of business
May 2020. A study recently released by a global team of researchers including, Mark Pagell, Mary Parkinson, Michalis Louis and Brian Fynes of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School found that companies that provide safer workplaces are more likely to go out of business than those that do not.
How COVID-19 will change where we work, when we work, and how we work
May 2020. Dr Maeve Houlihan, Associate Professor of Management and Director of UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, discusses the life-altering trends set to impact the workplace. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Niamh Brennan admitted to Royal Irish Academy
May 2020. Professor Niamh Brennan, Michael MacCormac Professor of Management at UCD and Founder/Academic Director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance, has been admitted as a Member to the Royal Irish Academy. Membership is by election and is considered to be the highest academic honour in Ireland.
Crisis Strategy: Yesterday’s logic has no use for tomorrow
May 2020. Professor of Management and Academic Director at UCD Smurfit Executive Development Pat Gibbons delves into devising strategies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and warns of a bumpy road ahead for Ireland, Inc. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
April numbers highlight the damage done to the Irish economy as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown
May 2020. The latest Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School shows that the Irish consumer economy collapsed in April with most sectors showing dramatic declines as a result of the Covid19 lockdown.
UCD Business team shortlisted to compete for €5 million Science Foundation Ireland Future Innovator Prize
May 2020. Two UCD teams, AI_PREMie and Greenwatch, have been shortlisted for the AI for Societal Good Challenge. Members of the Greenwatch team include; Professor Andreas Hoepner, Dr Yanan Lin, Dr Theo Cojoianu and Pat Cox, Chairman, Sustainable Nation Ireland.
Brexit planning serves Irish food industry well in Covid-19 challenges
May 2020. Prior to the pandemic, Irish exports were in tremendously good shape. Damien McLoughlin, Professor of Marketing at UCD College of Business, speaks to the Irish Times on what lies ahead for the Irish food and drinks sector.
Supply Chain Shock: How the pandemic could help save our future
April 2020. Professor Donna Marshall digs into the complex worlds of supply chains and why traditional values of relationship management, knowing your suppliers and building a good reputation can help the world prepare for future shocks. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Study: COVID-19, How does it affect you?
April 2020. A team of researchers at UCD College of Business is engaged in a European study about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s daily lives. “It is vital that we have a good sense of how this pandemic affects how people live and work, and how this in turn impacts their acceptance of and adherence to government policies,” said Professor of Marketing Susi Geiger.
Go on a diet this Earth Day, a fossil fuel diet
April 2020. “The planet needs to go on a diet,” says Professor Andreas Hoepner, Chair in Operational Risk, Banking and Finance at the UCD College of Business. “We need to reduce our greenhouse emissions by 7% year-on-year in order to be carbon neutral by 2050.”
A World Transformed: Marketing Strategies in the Age of a Pandemic
April 2020. Mary Lambkin-Coyle, Professor of Marketing and author of the influential Consumer Market Monitor, discusses how the marketing world has changed overnight and how companies can mitigate challenges and pitfalls. Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
UCD Smurfit School Banking and Finance faculty secure €500,000 Horizon 2020 research award
April 2020. Professor of Finance in the Business School Valerio Poti, Head of the Banking and Finance Subject Area Professor Don Bredin and Assistant Professor Dr. Alessia Paccagnini have secured a Horizon 2020 (H2020) Cost Action award in the Financial technology (FinTech) domain.
Why Being Short Term No Longer Works in Business
April 2020. Professor Andreas Hoepner discusses why thinking long term is the crucial lesson in a pandemic age. He explains why we should put ourselves on an environmental 'diet', and why it helps to have a doctor as a leader in a healthcare crisis.Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: COVID-19 financial impact
April 2020. Ireland's leading expert on corporate governance Professor Niamh Brennan discusses the financial fall out of the COVID-19 crisis. From controversial dividend payments to admiration of Ireland's crisis response, listen to the full episode below.Listen to the full UCD Business Impact Podcast on our website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Are Irish insurance firms doing enough?
March 2020. Experts differ with regard to the speed of innovation in Irish insurance companies. Professor Cal Muckley contributes to an Irish Time special report. “I am seeing plenty of activity and companies coming together to collaborate on new solutions, while training courses are on the increase".
5 Biggest Trends Impacting International Business In 2020
Feb 2020. Trump's second election, Brexit negotiations, and globalisation - 2020 is set to be an interesting year. Professor Eamonn Walsh discusses the biggest trends impacting international business.
The consumer economy has finally recovered from the “lost decade”
Feb 2020. The latest Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Smurfit School shows that the Irish consumer economy has remained strong over the past three years despite a faltering in confidence due to widespread worries about a negative fallout from Brexit.
Sustainability hits fashion capital
Jan 2020. The White Street Market (WSM) Fashion Reboot, held in January 2020, was the first event of its kind dedicated entirely to fashion design and sustainable innovation in Milan, Italy. UCD Centre for Business and Society (CeBaS) at UCD College of Business was featured as a leader for research and teaching excellence for sustainability.
Will artificial intelligence take over the world?
Dec 2019. Much like human intelligence has evolved over time, so too will artificial intelligence. The difference is that this evolution is being guided by humans and getting to the next level with this technology raises many important philosophical and ethical questions. Professor Mike O'Neill discusses some of the uncomfortable answers when he spoke to the Irish Times.
Fraud detection system to protect elderly
Oct 2019. Professor Cal Muckley and his team have developed an algorithm that is 57% more accurate than existing systems in identifying fraud targeted at the elderly. Their work, at the interface of corporate finance andcapital markets, is focused on mitigating financial fraud and has the potential to protect millions of the world’s most vulnerable individuals.
Hitting the healthcare sweet spot
Oct 2019. Professor Gerardine Doyle's research interests blend accounting, taxation and public health to measure value in our health services industry, health literacy and a sugar tax to combat childhood obesity. She has been awarded funding exceeding €14 million for major comparative research projects addressing key areas of health policy and management.