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College of Business

Dublin Institute of Technology

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Paul O'Reilly is Head of Research in the College of Business at Dublin Institute of Technology. His research activities are primarily focused on the role of PIs in public research systems. He was PI on the IRCHSS funded project An Appraisal of the Role of the Principal Investigator in their Delivery of Publicly Funded Research and co-PI on the Food Institutional Research Measure project Development of a Technology Commercialisation toolbox for Publicly-Funded Food Research. He has undertaken related consultancy assignments for Enterprise Ireland, European Commission, Forfas, Royal Irish Academy, and Teagasc (Irish State agriculture and food research agency). He has served in an advisory capacity for the Irish Department of Agriculture on issues relating to technology transfer and is an external project evaluator for Teagasc.He has papers published in Long Range Planning, Journal of Technology Transfer, the International Journal of Technology Management, and Irish Journal of Management.


James Cunningham is professor of strategic management at Newcastle Business School, UK. Prior to joining Newcastle Business School he worked at University College Dublin and National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). At NUI Galway he held various leadership roles including Executive MBA Programme Director, Director for the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change and Founding Director of the Whitaker Institute. His research intersects the fields of strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. His research focuses on strategy issues with respect to principal investigators as scientific entrepreneurs and market shapers, university technology transfer commercialization, academic and technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial universities and public sector entrepreneurship. His has papers published in leading international journals such as Research Policy, Long Range Planning, Journal of Technology Transfer, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, International Journal of Technology Management and the Journal of Intellectual Capital. He has published seven books on the themes of strategy, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and technology entrepreneurship with leading publishers such as Oxford University Press and Palgrave MacMillian. He is an experienced principal investigator leading large scale multi partner publicly funded research programmes funded by such agencies as Northern Peripheries Programme (EU), the Higher Education Authority, Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland and he is regularly invited to participate in external research funding peer review panels for public funding bodies and university research programmes. He is the author of numerous commissioned research reports. He was recently appointed associate editor of the Journal of Technology Transfer and he has been co-editor for special issues for Technovation, Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of International Entrepreneurship and the Irish Journal of Management. He is co-founder of TOPIK a web portal for scientists who are principal investigators.