Episode 13 - Irish businesses showing resilience through Covid-19
Eugene O'Callaghan, Director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)
UCD Business alumni and ISIF Director Eugene O'Callaghan discusses Ireland's €2bn fund to stabilise the economy and how firms have proven to be resilient so far through the pandemic.
Episode 12 - Letter from America
Shaun T. Kelly, Chair, UCD Smurfit School North American Advisory Board
UCD Business alumni and recently retired Global Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International, Shaun T. Kelly, discusses how the U.S. is battling the COVID-19 economic crisis and ways to keep the US-Ireland relationship healthy.
Episode 11 - Will COVID-19 end air travel as we know it?
Patrick Blaney, Aircraft Leasing & Finance
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.
Episode 10 - Bank to the Rescue
Andrew McDowell, VP of the European Investment Bank
VP of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and UCD Business Alumnus Andrew McDowell discusses how Europe can help alleviate the COVID-19 economic fallout and how the bank moved away from funding fossil fuel projects.
Episode 9 - The Politics of the Mask
Assistant Professor Julie Schiro, Marketing
Dr Julie Schiro, Assistant Professor of Marketing, 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.
Episode 8 - The World of Work: How the COVID-19 crisis will change where we work, when we work, and how we work
Associate Professor Maeve Houlihan, Management
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.
Episode 7 - Crisis Strategy: Yesterday’s logic has no use for tomorrow
Professor Pat Gibbons, Management
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.
Episode 6 - Lessons Learned: How SARS helped Asia face Covid-19
Dr Markus Vanharanta, Marketing
Dr Markus Vanharanta, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Overseas Academic Programme Director in Hong Kong, discusses face masks, second waves and lessons for Europe.
Episode 5 - Selling Ireland in a Pandemic:
How safety and reputation will be Ireland's 'calling card' in the COVID-19 aftermath
Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia
Political protectionism, Bloom Festival and excess food—Bord Bia’s CEO Tara McCarthy talks about Ireland’s emergence onto international markets when the crisis abates.
Episode 4 - Supply Chain Shock: How the pandemic could help save our future
Professor Donna Marshall, Supply Chain Management
Donna Marshall, Professor of Supply Chain Management and Vice-Principal For Research and Innovation at UCD College of Business, 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.
Episode 3 - A World Transformed: Marketing Strategies in the Age of a Pandemic
Professor Mary Lambkin-Coyle, Marketing
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.
Episode 2 - Why Being Short Term No Longer Works in Business
Professor Andreas Hoepner, Operational Risk
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.
Episode 1 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: COVID-19 financial impact
Professor Niamh Brennan, Corporate Governance
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.