Dr James Cunningham
B.B.S, M.B.S, PhD
Department of Management, J. E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, NUI Galway
+ 353 (0) 91 493472
Research interests: strategy practice, strategy and the environment and entrepreneurship with a specific interest in commercialisation and technology transfer
James Cunningham (BBS, MBS, PhD) is a college lecturer in strategic management in the Department of Management, a research fellow for Centre for Innovation and Structural Change and EMBA Programme Director at National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to joining NUI, Galway he lectured in the Department of Business Administration, at University College Dublin and worked as a strategy consultant. His research interests encompass three main areas namely, strategy practice, strategy and the environment and entrepreneurship with a specific interest in commercialisation and technology transfer. His research has merited national and international distinction. James was awarded the Lord Edward Memorial Bursary to purse his PhD studies. James won the public sector category of the Irish Case Writing Competition and the European Case Writing Award organised by the European Foundation for Management Development for a case study on the Reform of the Irish Ports. In 2004 he won a case writing competition organised by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Academy of Management. He has won two best paper awards at the British Academy of Management (2002 and 2005) and the Irish Academy of Management and has published his research in a number of leading journals including Business Strategy Review. Furthermore, his co-authored book Enterprise in Action now in its second edition and he has completed commissioned reports for Udáras na Gaeltachta, Forfás and ICSTI and CISC. The reports for Forfás and ICSTI examined the commercialisation of non-commissioned research and more recently a CISC report commissioned by NUI, Galway examined university technology transfer �Varieties of Excellence: A Review of International Best Practice Pertaining to the Structure, Activities and Responsibilities of Industrial Liaison Offices�. In addition, James has made a number of presentations on the subject of technology transfer and intellectual property and his co-authored (with Brian Harney) book entitled Strategically Managing University Technology Transfer will be published by Oak Tree Press later this year.
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Publications, presentations etc.:
Cunningham, J., Harney, B., Strategic Management of Technology Transfer: The New Challenge on Campus, Oak Tree Press, 2006
Cunningham, J., O'Gorman, C., Enterprise in Action, 2nd Edition, Oak Tree Press, Irish Studies in Management Series 2002
Cunningham, J., & Harney, B., 2006, 'University-Business Collaboration: Company Formation Issues and Challenges', Irish Journal of Management Studies, Vol 26
Cunningham, J., Green, R., Duggan, I., Giblin, M., Moroney, M., and Smith, L., Boundaryless Clusters: Information and Communication Technology in Ireland, OECD, Paris, Chapter 3, pp 47-64 2001
Cunnigham, J., Moroney, M., The Paths of Innovation in High Growth SMEs, 32nd EISB Conference, Sophia Antipolis-Nice, France 2002
Cunningham, J and Harney, B. (2006) �Unearthing the Strategist�, European Academy of Management, Oslo 17-20th May 2006.
Cunningham, J., Green, R., Duggan, I., Giblin, M., Moroney, M., and Smyth, L., Boundaryless Clusters: Information and Communication Technology in Ireland, Irish Academy of Management, University of Ulster 2001
Cunningham, J., Harney, B., and O�Dea, E. �In Search of the Strategist: Lessons from TravelCo�, British Academy of Management, Oxford University, September 2005 (Awarded best paper in Strategy as Practice Track)
Cunningham, J., Harney, B., and O�Dea, E. �The Formation, Motivation, Skills and Roles of the Strategist: The Case of TravelCo�, Strategic Management Society, Florida, October 2005
Cunningham, J., Harney, B., and O�Dea, E. �The Strategist and Strategizing: The Case of TravelCo��, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, September 2005
Cunningham, J., Pandya, D., and O'Reilly, P., Barriers and Stimulants for Increasing Research Commercialisation Through Spin-offs and Intellectual Property in Irish Higher Education Institutions, 23rd R&D Conference, University College Dublin 2001
Cunningham, J., Pandya, D., and O'Reilly, P., Commercialisation of Non-Commissioned Research in Ireland's High Technology and Food Sectors, Irish Academy of Management, University of Ulster 2001
Cunningham, J., Pandya, D., and O'Reilly, P., Strategies for Increasing Research Commercialisation through Spin Offs, 31st European Small Business Seminar, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2001
Harney, B. and Dundon, T. (2006) �An Open System Approach to Capturing the Determinants of HRM in SMEs: Evidence from Ireland�, European Academy of Management, Oslo 17-20th May 2006.
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