Denise Crossan
Visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor, Business & Administrative Studies

Biography

Denise Crossan was appointed to Trinity College's School of Business as Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship in January 2009. She is the Trinity Director of the Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship and is a member of the Trinity Civic Engagement Advisory Group. In June 2015 she was selected to join the European Commission's Groupe d'experts de la Commission sur l'entrepreneuriat social (GECES), as a member of the Academic & Think Tank Committee. The GECES acts as an advisory panel supporting the development of the European Commission's Social Business Initiative goals. In 2015/16 Dr Crossan will take up the role of Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change, Lang Centre for Civic and Social Responsibility, in Swarthmore College PA. A graduate of Queen's University Belfast, she holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography and an MSc in Business Improvement, University of Ulster. In 2007 she completed her PhD entitled "Towards a Classification Framework for Not for Profit Organisations" from Department of International Business, University of Ulster, Magee. Dr Crossan's current research focuses on the following areas: mapping social entrepreneurship; measurement of social value and ethical practice in social entrepreneurship; social entrepreneurs as public service providers; international social entrepreneurship, student entrepreneurship and service learning in third level education.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Giving Voice to Values: Education for Social Entrepreneurs in, editor(s)Gentile, Mary , Educating for Values-Driven Leadership Across the Curriculum: Giving Voice To Values, USA, Business Expert Press, 2013, [Crossan, Denise] Book Chapter, 2013

Crossan, D., Ibbotson, P., & Bell, JD. , Social Entrepreneurs: the Hologram Effect, the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18, (4), 2011, p655 - 672 Journal Article, 2011

Crossan, D & Van Til, J, Towards a Classification Framework for Not For Profit Organisations: The Importance of Measurement Indicators, EMES Selected Conference Papers Series, EMES, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009 URL

Ramsey, E., Swail, J., Ibbotson, P., Crossan, D. , Fostering entrepreneurial talent with "SPEED":case study evidence from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, ICSB Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Regions in Competition and Co-operation: Opportunities for Cross-border Collaboration in Support of Irish Micro-Enterprises in, editor(s)Johansson, I. (ed) , Regions in Competition and Co-operation, Uddevalla, Sweden, 2005, pp51 - 64, [Bell, J., Crossan, D., Ibbotson, P. & Scharf, F. ] Book Chapter, 2005

Crossan, D., Bell, J., Ibbotson, P., Towards a Classification Framework for SEs, Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Crossan, D., Bell, J., Ibbotson, P., The Creation of a Social eEconomy, Digital Inclusion Researcher's Network Conference, British-Irish Council: Knowledge Economy Sector Panel, Jersey, UK , 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Ibbotson, P., Crossan, D., and Fahy, M. , Bridging the Digital Divide: Why SME Development Agencies need to take a long look in the E-Mirror, Irish Academy of Management, Dublin, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Bell, J., Ibbotson, Crossan, D. , The Export Capabilities of Micro-enterprises in the Border Region, 2001 Report, 2001

Bell, J., Morrow, T. & Crossan, D. (Eds.)(ed.), 6th McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship, Conference Proceedings, University of Ulster, Magee , 2003 Proceedings of a Conference,

Crossan, D., Van Til, J., Towards a Classification of Not-for-Profit Organisations: Empirical Findings, 37th ARNOVA Conference, Philadelphia, USA, November 2008 Conference Paper,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bell, J., Crossan, D., Loane, S., Scharf, F, Management Education: Towards Greater Relevance for the 21st Century, 2004, - Miscellaneous, 2004

Crossan, D., Bell, J.D., Ibbotson, P., Scharf, F., Barriers to Internationalisation among Irish Micro Enterprises, 2004, - Miscellaneous, 2004

Crossan, D., Bell, J., Ibbotson, P., Scharf, F, Cross-border Collaboration in Support of Irish Micro-Enterprises, 2004, - Miscellaneous, 2004

Crossan, D., Bell, J., Ibbotson, P., Whelan, J. & Casey, J. , The Exporting Capabilities of Micro-Enterprises in the Border Region of Ireland, 2004, - Miscellaneous, 2004

Bell, J., Ibbotson, Crossan, D, The Export Capabilities of Micro-enterprises in the Border Region, 2001 Report, 2001

Stevens, L., Borgerson, J. & Crossan, D. , Gender Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Conference Proceedings, 8th GMCB Conference, Edinburgh, 2006 Conference Paper,

Ibbotson, P., Crossan, D., and Fahy, M, Bridging the Digital Divide: Why SME Development Agencies need to take a long look in the E-Mirror, Irish Academy of Management, Dublin, September 2001 Conference Paper,

Crossan, D., Bell, J., Ibbotson, P, Towards a Classification Framework for Social Enterprises Working Paper,

Research Expertise

Keywords

Innovation; Leadership; Nonprofit organisations; Social Enterprise & Social Entrepreneurship; Strategic management, strategy and marketing

Recognition

Awards and Honours

E-Tutor Certificate, Institute of Life Long Learning January 2006

SEDA Associate Teacher in Higher Education May 2005

Memberships

European Commission's Groupe d'experts de la Commission sur l'entrepreneuriat social (GECES) June 2015

Member of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB); Social Entrepreneurship Research Group 2008

Member of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) 2007

Member of the International Society for Third Sector Research, ISTR 2005

Member of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organisations and Voluntary Action, International (ARNOVA) 2003