Business School

Prof
Maura
McAdam

Primary Department
Business School
Role
Professor of Management
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Management Group
Phone number: 01 700
8447
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
Q326

Academic biography

I am renowned internationally for my pioneering work in women’s entrepreneurship and family business. The interpretive foundation for my research is in critical entrepreneurship theory. I have made serious and lasting theoretical and methodological contributions because of my exploration of the influence of gender and diversity upon entrepreneurial behaviour spanning more than 20 years. From 2019-2022, I was lead PI in the GENRE project, a €1M EU project which examined gender equality in entrepreneurial ecosystems in four countries, Ireland, Israel, Norway, and Sweden. More recently, I have blazed a trail in women’s digital entrepreneurship and have gained particular recognition for my work in the Middle East (e.g., Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Israel).

 

I have maintained a formidable publications profile which has amassed academic outputs of more than 60+ journal articles (including in FT Top 50 journals); 8 book chapters; 4 books; 100+ conference papers which have had significant impact in terms of academic metrics (6300 citations; h-index=33; i10-index=56). For the last three consecutive years I have been ranked amongst the top 2% of scientists in the world for research impact, (by Stanford University and published in Elsevier BV, which ranks scientists across the world, based on a composite citation index from the Scopus database). In 2023 I was awarded the Dublin City University President's Award for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Research interests

I am a nationally and internationally recognized scholar within the area of entrepreneurship having a particular expertise with regards to the influence of gender upon women’s entrepreneurship, high technology business incubation and family business. I was ranked amongst the top 2% of scientists in the world for research impact in 2021 and 2022 and in 2023 was awarded the Dublin City University President's Award for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.



CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS



· Women's Entrepreneurship