Power of Collaboration - Robert Gillanders

'The Power of Collaboration' - Robert Gillanders, Reflections on the Benefits of Engaging with Stakeholders (COGS)

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Luke Quinlan (luke.quinlan@dcu.ie)

The DCU Centre for Engaged Research is delighted to be hosting another webinar series for the 2023/2024 academic calendar, disseminating and showcasing some of the best engaged and community-based research being conducted at the university. This series, 'The Power of Collaboration', will highlight university-community joint research efforts and partnerships which aspire to instigate positive societal change. Opening the series, the Centre welcomes Associate Prof Robert Gillanders who will speak about his research into on corruption and it's impact on citizens' efforts in areas such as entrepreneurship. We are excited to begin this new series, and we feel that Robert's work is precisely the exciting and collaborative research we are looking for to kick off the series. 


Rob Gillanders is an Associate Professor of Economics at Dublin City University Business School and Co-Director of the DCU Anti-Corruption Research Centre (DCU ARC).  Rob’s main research interest is corruption but he is also interested in issues relating to enterprise, entrepreneurship, and the business environment.   He is Co-PI of the Irish Research Council Funded project “Corruption Gender and Sustainable Development” (COGS).  COGS is a joint undertaking between DCU and Université Norbert Zongo. The four pillars of COGS will uncover new mechanisms through which corruption acts as a barrier to inclusive sustainable development. Pillar 1 of COGS examines how sextortion can act as a barrier to female entrepreneurship and the factors that are associated with a higher rate of sextortion. Pillar 2 studies how gender stereotypes dissuade women from pursuing a career in elected political office, and how these biases can be overcome. Pillar 3 explores if local corruption in the health and education domain limits access to these fundamental services more for women than for men. The final pillar will model how a lack of interagency trust arising from perceptions of corruption can impede coordination and action to combat climate change. COGS is enriched by the utilisation of a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods, such as interviews, focus groups, experiments in Burkina Faso and Ireland, and cross-country analyses. Rob will be speaking about the COGS project and how engaging with stakeholders has led to additional research questions and outputs.

Further Information:

Date: 28th September 2023

Time: 12:20 - 13:15 

Venue: Zoom

Registration: Follow this link to register for 'Reflections on the Benefits of Engaging with Stakeholders'


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