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Dr. Naomi Birdthistle

Ph.D.

Research Interests

Family Business Management Issues - e.g. succession planning, learning and training, taxation planning,
Female Entrepreneurship and business growth and business decision making.
New Venture Creation - the use of the business plan, how to finance the start-up firm.
Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship - services for ethnic minority groupings, the decision to start-up; issues and concerns of ethnic entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship Education - primary, secondary and tertiary level education.
Funding of the firm - decision making of VC's, the use of banks on start-up; using investors; equity management

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2016 University of Limerick - Graduate Certificate
  • 2014 University of Limerick - Diploma
  • 2010 Babson College -
  • 2010 University of Limerick -
  • 2006 Harvard Business School - Certificate
  • 2005 Stockholm School of Ecnomics - Diploma - International Teachers Programme
  • 2005 University of Limerick - Certificate - Adviser Training
  • 2004 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1998 University of Limerick - M.B.S.
  • 1995 University of Stirling - Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Committee

  • 2014 Teaching and Learning Committee, Academic council member of the Teaching and Learning Committee
  • 2013 Academic Council,
  • 2006 Enterprise Ireland Role Model Advisory Board,
  • 2004 Board Member,
  • 1999 Marketing Institute of Ireland,

Award

  • 2012 - Emerald Literati Award winner
  • 2010 - Emerald Literati Outstanding Reviewer's Award
  • 2010 - Nominated for the National Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2009 - Shannon Consortium Awards for Excellence in Higher Education
  • 2008 - IRCHSS research funding
  • 2008 - Nominated for the Small Group Teaching Award
  • 2008 - Emerald Literati Award
  • 2007 - Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Editors Choice
  • 2007 - INTRE Best Case Study Competition
  • 2007 - Highly Commended Award from Emerald Literati Network
  • 2006 - Emerald LiteratiNetwork
  • 2006 - Family Firm Institute Best Doctoral Dissertation
  • 2006 - UL Faculty Seed Funding

Employment

  • 2006 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
  • 2001 Limerick Institute of Technology - Masters Supervisor
  • 2000 Limerick Institute of Technology - Lecturer
  • 2000 University of Limerick - Junior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
  • 1996 HSI College - Head of Business Studies
  • 1995 Mid West Business Institute - Lecturer
  • 1899 Helsinki School of Economics and Business - Guest Lecturer

Association

  • 2005 Associate Member, The International Family Enterprise Research Academy
  • 2004 Member, European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 2003 UL representative on the Board INTRE Newsleter Editor, Irelands Network of Teachers and Researchers of Entrepreneurship (INTRE)
  • 2000 Member, Family Business Network
  • 2000 Member, Institute for Small Business Enterprise
  • 1999 Member, European Institue for Advanced Studies in Management
  • 1999 Member, Irish Academy of Management
  • 1998 Member, Family Firm Institute

Consultancy

  • - Consultant to Irish family businesses pertaining to management and successional issues
  • - Mentor to new business start-ups in association with West Cork Enterprise Board

Language

  • English
  • French

Publications

Conference Publication

2015

2015 ACERE Conference
Hession, J., Birdthistle, N. and Cross, C.

Other Journal

2008

Examining Succession and Tax Planning in Family Businesses in Ireland
Doyle, E; Birdthistle, N; Godwin, A
Irish Tax Review

2007

Death and Taxes
Doyle, E; Birdthistle, N
Accountancy Plus

Peer Reviewed Journal