Biography

Dr. Briga Hynes is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Briga's teaching and training focuses on generating an Entrepreneurial and Innovative mindset and behaviours in a diverse range of learners and with a focus on inter and intra disciplinary initiatives with groups across Business, Allied Health, Engineering, Biomedical Science, Equine Science and Aeronautical Engineering.
Her research investigates two streams, one on the different pedagogical approaches to creating entrepreneurial and creative mindsets in a cross disciplinary manner and the second stream explores the dynamics of social innovation and social enterprise scaling strategies. In addition to scholarly contributions Briga's research directly impacts the policy and practitioner levels. For example, her research on Social Enterprise Policy in Ireland ‘Creating and Enabling a Supportive Environment for the Social Enterprise' (commissioned by Irish Local Development Network 2016) was used in the development of Social Enterprise Policy. The recommendations in the research on training and mentoring have resulted in transformation at practitioner (social enterprises and community groups) levels. Her entrepreneurial learning research has informed National policy on Entrepreneurship Education at second and third level and was part of the good practice cases used in the EntreCompEngage, the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework published by the European Commission (https://ied.eu/entrecomp-entrepreneurship). Briga has received expert speaker invitations and contributed to high-level seminars by agencies such as the Irish Local Development Network, Paul Partnership, and Department of Rural Affairs, and professional organisations (Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Thinkteck, BNest at the Nexus Innovation Centre). She has successfully secured over €230, 000 in EU and National funding for international collaborative projects for the Design and Delivery of Entrepreneurial and Creative Thinking Bootcamps for Secondary School pupils, Entrepreneurship Education, Digital Technology in SMEs and the adoption of ICT in Female enterprises.
Briga is a strong advocate external stakeholder collaboration and community engagement with the broader network of entrepreneurs, owner-managers, community groups, professional organisations and government agencies. Examples of activities include membership of government agency committees (Forfas, Local Enterprise Offices, Department of Rural Affairs); mentor to early stage entrepreneurs; project evaluator; consultant; the development of training interventions and the completion of commissioned research with organisations such as Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, BNest (first social incubator programme in Ireland), Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Paul Partnership and THINKTECH Ireland (technology based social enterprises); Enterprise Ireland and Local Enterprise Offices.Briga has held and continues to hold a number of senior leadership roles within the University serving as Head of Department of Management and Marketing, Member of KBS Management Group, Programme Director for Postgraduate and the BBS Undergraduate programmes, Chair of the KBS Student Status Committee and a member of Accreditation Committees for AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and KBS Athena Swan.

Research Interests

Briga focuses on two research streams, one on the different pedagogical approaches to creating entrepreneurial and creative mindsets in a cross disciplinary manner and the second stream explores the dynamics of social innovation and social enterprise scaling strategies. Within the entrepreneurial learning stream her research examines the process of (embedded) entrepreneurial learning and evaluating new ways of teaching entrepreneurial thinking that resonate with the lived experience of entrepreneurs. Her social entrepreneurship research examines the start-up, processes of growth and scaling in social enterprises through investigating the interconnected and often complex relationships between the environmental determinants, social entrepreneur dynamics (internal) and social forces (external) impacting on scaling strategies.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2017 KBS Research Committee,
  • 2016 Goal 4 KBS Strategic Plan Implementation Committee,
  • 2016 ' Member of the KBS Athena Swan Self-Assessment Committee ,
  • 2013 AMBA Accrediation Committee ,
  • 2008 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland foster and encourage social entrepreneurship in Ireland by providing a range of direct supports to early stage social entrepreneurs and by actively engaging with all key sectors in Irish society to promote social entrepreneurship
  • 2007 University of Limerick Access Campus Board, The University of Limerick Access Campus will challenge educational disadvantage in areas of economic deprivation with particular emphasis on Limerick City South. It will work in partnerhsip with Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP) to support those in primary and secondary education to participate fully in the formal education system in order that they may have equality of opportunity to access third level education and will promote and support second chance learning through the provision of appropriate educational opportunities for the adult population.
  • 2007 Management Development Council of Ireland, The Management Development Council (MDC) was established by Forfas to advise Government on the adequacy and relevance of management development provision for the SME sector in Ireland and provide recommendations on how to upgrade leadership and management skills
  • 2003 Limerick City Enterprise Board, Limerick City Enterprise Board facilitates the creation of sustainable enterprises through the provision of financial assistance,business guidance and training supports.
  • 2002 Limerick City Development Boaard, The Limerick City Development Board is comprised of 27 people representing State Agencies, Local Government, Local Development & Social Partners List of Members On Governance the Boards agreed to: ¿X work towards an inclusive, holistic strategy ¿X seek to create the capacity in the City to address change in the economic, social and cultural dimension of the City ¿X work towards the creation of equality of opportunity in the City ¿X work towards a City which is self-confident and accessing of all resources in delivering the strategy.
  • Department of Management and Marketing Quality Review Committee ,
  • - KBS Joint Coordinator for the fourth goal of the University's Strategic Plan, ‘Pioneering and Connected' ,
  • Enactus,

    Mentoring and advising UL Enactus team on the development and implementation of projects aimed at bringing together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

  • ' Member of Kemmy Business School Management Group,
  • Kemmy Business Schools' PRME Committee. ,
  • KBS Student Status Committee ,

Education

  • 2012 Kingston University, UK - PhD
  • 1992 University of Limerick - MBS
  • 1987 University of Limerick - BBS

Association

  • 1999 Professioanl organisaion for individuals working in area of marketing., Marketing Institute of Ireland
  • Member , Irelands Network of Teachers and Researchers of Entrepreneurship (INTRE)
  • Member , Irish Academy of Management
  • Member , Institute of Small Business Enterprises (ISBE)
  • Member, The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Member, The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Employment

  • 1994 Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick - Lecturer

Consultancy

  • - Provision of advice and training for owner-managers at various stages of business growth and development. The completion of feasibility studies and business plans.

Research Collaborators

  • - Outgoing Visitor - The Women¿s Organisation -England
  • Audrone Kisieliene' - Funding Award - Social Innovation Fund -Lithuania
  • Caridad Mtnez - Funding Award - Inercia Digital -Spain
  • Eva Fabry - Funding Award - European Centre for Women and Technology -Norway
  • Evelina Prodanova' - Funding Award - Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology -Bulgaria
  • Lisa Mc Mullan - Funding Award - The Women¿s Organisation -England
  • Sonja Gavez' - Funding Award - Economic Institute Maribor -Slovenia

Books

Entrepreneurship and Business Growth, Volume 2: Cases

Dr. Briga Hynes
1997
Dublin
Oaktree Press
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Book Chapters

Case study 3: University of Limerick'

Dr. Briga Hynes
2011
Ireland
National Qualifications of Ireland
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Creating an Entrepreneurial Mindset: Getting the Process Right for Information and Communication Technology Students

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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`Entrepreneurship education - Meeting the skills needs of future graduates in Ireland

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
UK
Edward Elgar Publishers
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Four Entrepreneurial Stat-Up's

Dr. Briga Hynes
1997
Dublin
Oak Tree Press
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The Small Business Exporting Decision:Seven Case Situations

Dr. Briga Hynes
1997
Dublin
Oak Tree Press
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Managing the New Venture

Dr. Briga Hynes
2002
Dublin
Oak Tree Press
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‘Entrepreneurial Marketing and Networks - the Interactional Dynamics of Entrepreneur and Network Management

Dr. Briga Hynes
2020
UK
Edward Elgar Publishing
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Explicit and Tacit knowledge transfer in Entrepreneurial Education: the Method Approach

Dr. Briga Hynes
2019
Cheltenham, UK ' Northampton, MA, USA
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
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Edited Books

Entrepreneurship education: meeting the skills needs of graduates in Ireland

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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Peer Reviewed Journals

Factors Influencing Small Firm Growth - Progressing the Research Agenda in Ireland

Dr. Briga Hynes
2006
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Enerprise education programmes in secondary schools in Ireland: A multi-stakeholder perspective

Dr. Briga Hynes
2007
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Growing the Social Enterprise - Issues and Challenges

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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Education:towards an industry sector approach,

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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Changing times for management educators: Rethinking engagement with participatory forms of knowledge production

Dr. Briga Hynes
2015
WARSAW
DE GRUYTER POLAND SP ZOO
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Entrepreneurship Education: A means of Engaging and Exchanging with the Small Business Sector

Dr. Briga Hynes
2007
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Entrepreneurship education and training-introducing entrepreneurship into non-business disciplines

Dr. Briga Hynes
1996
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The impact of regional entrepreneurial contexts upon enterprise education

Dr. Briga Hynes
2012
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Changing times for Management Educators – Rethinking Engagement with Participatory forms of Knowledge Production'

Dr. Briga Hynes
2015
Dublin
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From the zoo to the jungle- narrative pedogogies and enterprise education

Dr. Briga Hynes
2013
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Engendering entrepreneurial competencies in the youth of today: a teacher's perspective

Dr. Briga Hynes
2016
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Managing Staff Retention in the Small Firm - Challenges for the Owner/Manager

Dr. Briga Hynes
2007
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Enterprise education programmes in secondary schools in Ireland: A multi-stakeholder perspective

Dr. Briga Hynes
2007
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Other Journals

European Universities Research on the Promotion of Enterprise Education: Good Practices

Dr. Briga Hynes
2006
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European Universities Research on the Promotion of Enterprise Education: National Reports

Dr. Briga Hynes
2006
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Enterprise Education, General Activities of Observation, Analysis and Innovation

Dr. Briga Hynes
2005
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At the Heart or on the Periphery - Information Communications

Dr. Briga Hynes
2013
Inderscience Publishers
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Social Capital - An Underestimated Enabler of Small Firm Growth

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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Conference Publications

Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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8th IEEE Conf. on Nanotechnology

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 48th World Conference ¿ Advancing Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Dr. Briga Hynes
2003
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European Universities¿ Research On the Promotion of Enterprise Education (EUROPE)

Dr. Briga Hynes
2005
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International Small Business Enterprise (ISBE) 34th Annual Conference,

Dr. Briga Hynes
2011
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ISBE International Entrepreneurship Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2017
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Irish Academy of Management,

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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Family Business and Entrepreneurship Education Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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The Sixth McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship: Crossing Boundaries and Researching New Frontiers

Dr. Briga Hynes
2002
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European Universities¿ Research On the Promotion of Enterprise Education (EUROPE)

Dr. Briga Hynes
2004
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SMES in a Globalised World: Survival and Growth Strategies on Europe's Geographical Periphery

Dr. Briga Hynes
2010
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ISBE International Entrepreneurship Conference,

Dr. Briga Hynes
2017
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Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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Entrepreneusip Education -

Dr. Briga Hynes
2006
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25th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference ¿ Competing Perspectives of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Briga Hynes
2002
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IBA (Institute of Business Advisors), Cross Border Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
1999
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INY Creative Education Symposium

Dr. Briga Hynes
2017
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Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2002
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32nd EISB Conference New Frontiers between Small and Large Firms

Dr. Briga Hynes
2002
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19th Babson College-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
1999
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8th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIR

Dr. Briga Hynes
2016
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Family Business and Entrepreneurship Education Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2002
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Entrepreneurship Education In Europe

Dr. Briga Hynes
2005
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23rd ISBA National Small Firms Policy & Research Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2000
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The Irish Academy of Management Conference - New Ideas for a New Century

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference,

Dr. Briga Hynes
2000
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Irish Academy of Management 8th Annual Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2005
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11th IFSAM World Congress,

Dr. Briga Hynes
2012
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42nd Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Briga Hynes
2019
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Family Business and Entrepreneurship Education Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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23rd ISBA National Small Firms Conference, Small Firms Adding the Spark?.

Dr. Briga Hynes
2000
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European Universities Research on the Promotion of Enterprise Education, University of Pireaus

Dr. Briga Hynes
2004
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32nd ISBE Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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31st ISBE Conference International Entrepreneurship Conference - Promoting Excellence in Education Research and Practice

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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Family Business and Entrepreneurship Education Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2008
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30th European Small Business Seminar.

Dr. Briga Hynes
2000
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Entrepreneurship Education

Dr. Briga Hynes
2005
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ISBE International Entrepreneurship Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2010
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Conference Contributions

ISBE 2012: Creating Opportunities through Innovation: Local Energy, Global Vision

Dr. Briga Hynes
2013
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Irish Academy of Management

Dr. Briga Hynes
2012
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EXIM Summit – Ireland's Export – Import Conference, Wednesday, 18 November 2015,.

Dr. Briga Hynes
2015
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23rd ISBA National Small Firms Policy & Research Conference

Dr. Briga Hynes
2000
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Published Reports

Creating and Enabling and Supportive Environment for the Social Enterprise

Dr. Briga Hynes
2016
Dublin Ireland
Irish local Development Network
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Briefing document on the Student Enterprise Awards Programme in Ireland'

Dr. Briga Hynes
2011
Enterprise Ireland
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The Role and Use of Digital Technologies – A Multi stakeholder Perspective of Entrepreneurs, Enterprise Educators/Trainers and Entrepreneurial Learners'

Dr. Briga Hynes
2016
UK
Womens Organisation UK
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Editorials

Enterprise Education and Entrepreneurial Learning: Introduction

Dr. Briga Hynes
2013
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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Teaching Entrepreneurship at Second Level - THe challenges

Dr. Briga Hynes
2006
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Training the Trainers - THe need for Mentor Training?

Dr. Briga Hynes
2006
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Going Digital in the Small Firm – Is it all about technology

Dr. Briga Hynes
2017
Report to European Commission on behalf of the Digital Innovations for Growth Academy (DIGA) project
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An Examination of the Student Enterprise Awards Programme (SEA) in Ireland,

Dr. Briga Hynes
2011
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An Evaluation of the Student Enterprise Awards programme in South County Dublin

Dr. Briga Hynes
2009
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Business - Do You have what it takes?- Student Enterprise Awards Competition

Dr. Briga Hynes
2006
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Comparing and Contrasting Mentoring Styles - What is Best Practice?

Dr. Briga Hynes
2006
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Enterprise Education, General Activities of Observation, Analysis and Innovation

Dr. Briga Hynes
2005
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Enterprise Education and Entrepreneurial Learning: Introduction

Dr. Briga Hynes
2013
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