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Andrew Burke
Professor of Business Studies, Business & Administrative Studies
Head/Dean of School of Business, School Office - Business


Professor Andrew Burke is Dean of Trinity Business School and the Chair of Business Studies. He is also Chairman of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment ( - the London-based IPSE international think tank on freelancing. Previously he held the Bettany Chair of Entrepreneurship at Cranfield School of Management where he was founder and Director of the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship. He was also a Board Member of Cranfield Ventures Limited - Cranfield University's tech transfer unit - and Director of the Cranfield Business Growth Programme (BGP). He also served as Director of Graduate Programmes and a member of the Executive at Cranfield School of Management. He was a Visiting Professor at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA, USA in 2002 and 2012. He was a Research Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Economics, Germany from 2003-2009. He has also been on the faculty of Warwick Business School, the University of Edinburgh, Balliol College Oxford and the University of St Andrews.

He is widely published in top ranked international journals including the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Regional Studies, International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, and Small Business Economics. His work has been presented at the EU Commission, World Trade Organization, HM's Treasury, UK Houses of Commons and Lords as well as through media such as BBC Breakfast Television and the Working Lunch. Andrew is founding editor of the International Review of Entrepreneurship and was a guest editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Business Innovation and Research and the International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialization.

He has acted as a consultant for organisations such as the European Commission, Businesslink UK, GESAC (EU), Forbairt (IDA), Hudson Contract, Schlumberger, Selex-Galileo, May Gurney, Bank of Ireland International Banking, the Irish Music Rights Organisation, and the UK Professional Contractors Group (PCG). He also has a portfolio of new venture investments.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Andrew Burke , The Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment, 1st, Dublin, Senate Hall Academic Publishing, 2015, 1 - 160pp Book, 2015 URL

Burke, A.E. and Shaukat, A. , Establishment creation and destruction across business activity cycles: US evidence, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal., 2015, p23 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Burke, A.E., van Stel, A., Hartog, C. and Ichou, A., What determines the level of informal venture finance investment? Market clearing forces and gender effects, Small Business Economics, 42, 2014, p467 - 484 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Burke. A.E. and van Stel, A.J., Entry and Exit in Disequilibrium, Journal of Business Venturing, 29, (1), 2014, p174 - 192 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Burke, A.E. and Hussels, S., How Competition Strengthens Start-ups, Harvard Business Review, (March), 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Burke, A.E, Freelance Workers in the Construction Industry , Second, Hudson, Yorkshire, 2013 Book, 2013 URL

The Entrepreneurial Economy in, editor(s)Ed Wallis , New Forms of Work, The Fabian Society, London, 2012, [Burke, A.E.] Book Chapter, 2012 URL

Burke, A.E., The Role of Freelancers in the 21st Century British Economy, London, PCG/IPSE, 2012 Report, 2012

Burke, A.E. and Fraser, S., Self-Employment: the Role of Intellectual Property Right Laws, Small Business Economics, 39, (4), 2012, p819 - 833 Journal Article, 2012

The Music Industry in, editor(s)Ruth Towse , Handbook of Cultural Economics, Edward Elgar Academic Publishers, 2011, [Burke, A.E.] Book Chapter, 2011 URL

Burke, A.E., The Entrepreneurship Role of Freelancers - Theory with Evidence from the Construction Industry, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 9, (3), 2011, p131 - 158 Journal Article, 2011

Burke, A.E, Fraser, S and Green, F.J., Multiple Effects of Business Plans on New Ventures, Journal of Management Studies, 47, (3), 2010, p391 - 415 Journal Article, 2010

Burke, A.E, van Stel, A.J and Thurik R., Blue Ocean vs. Five Forces, Harvard Business Review, (May), 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Burke, A.E. , Freelance Workers in the Construction Industry , First, Hudson, Yorkshire. , 2010 Book, 2010

Burke, A.E. and Hanley, A., Market Concentration and New Firm Survival in Dynamic versus Static Industries, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing,, 1, (3), 2010, p327 - 345 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Burke, A.E, Hartog, C. van Stel, A. and Suddle, K, How does entrepreneurial activity affect the supply of informal investors?, Venture Capital Journal, 12, (1), 2010, p21 - 47 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Burke, A.E. and Hartwell, I., Patent and Non Patent Strategies in R&D Based Entrepreneurship: A 4 Step Test, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 7, (2), 2009, p151 - 160 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Burke, A.E., FitzRoy, F.R. and Nolan, M.A., Is there a North-South Divide in Self-employment in England? , Regional Studies, 43, (4), 2009, p529 - 544 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Burke, A.E., Strategies for Entrepreneurial Success, Journal of Strategic Management Education, 5, (1), 2009, p33 - 44 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Burke, A.E., FitzRoy, F.R. and Nolan, M.A, What Makes a Die-Hard Entrepreneur? Beyond the 'employee or entrepreneur' dichotomy., Small Business Economics, 31, (2), 2008, p93 - 115 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Burke, A., Gorg, H and Hanley, A., The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on New Firm Survival in the UK: evidence for static versus dynamic industries,, Small Business Economics, 31, (4), 2008, p395 - 407 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Burke, A.E. and A. Hanley , Bank Interest Margins and Business Start-up Collateral: Testing for Convexity, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 53, (3), 2006, p319 - 334 Journal Article, 2006

Burke, A.E, Hanley, A, How do Banks Pick Safer Ventures? A Theory Relating the Importance of Risk Aversion and Collateral to Interest Margins and Credit Rationing, The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures, 8, (2), 2003, p13 - 24 Journal Article, 2003 URL

(2002), Self-Employment Wealth and Job , Self-Employment Wealth and Job Creation: the Roles of Gender, Non-pecuniary Motivation and Entrepreneurial Ability, Small Business Economics, 19, 2002, p255 - 270 Journal Article, 2002 URL

Burke, A.E. and To, T. , Can Reduced Entry Barriers Worsen Market Performance? A Model of Employee Entry, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 19, 2001, p695 - 704 Journal Article, 2001 URL

Burke, A.E., Legal Structure and Strategic Regulation of Intellectual Property: Who Pays for R&D in Arts Markets?, Recherches Economiques de Louvain , 66, (1), 2000, p193 - 211 Journal Article, 2000 URL

Burke, A.E., FitzRoy, F.R. and Nolan, M., When Less is More: Distinguishing between Entrepreneurial Choice and Performance', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 5, 2000, p565 - 587 Journal Article, 2000 URL

Audretsch, D.B. Baumol, W.J. and Burke, A.E. (2001) Competition Policy in Dynamic Markets, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol.19: 613-634, Competition Policy in Dynamic Markets, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 19, p613 - 634 Journal Article, URL

Modern Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, Senate Hall Academic Publishing, Dublin, Senate Hall Academic Publishing, Dublin, [eds.] Editorial Board, URL