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Dr Gemma Donnelly-Cox

Assistant Professor in Business

Room 404, Trinity Business School
gdnnllyc@tcd.ie
01 896 2316


Gemma Donnelly-Cox (BA, MPhil, DPhil) is an Assistant Professor of Management at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. Her research is focused on philanthropy, nonprofit governance, organizational hybridity and organizational responses to altered conditions of support at the level of organization, organizational field and society. She is the co-Director of the Trinity Centre for Social Innovation and has expertise in research, consulting and management in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors.

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Gemma Donnelly-Cox (BA, MPhil, DPhil) is an Assistant Professor of Management at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. Her research is focused on nonprofit governance, philanthropy, organizational hybridity and organizational responses to altered conditions of support at the level of organization, organizational field and society. She is Co-Director of the Trinity Centre for Social Innovation and has expertise in research, consulting and management in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. She has published widely on nonprofit management and hybridization of organizational forms. She has served on several boards of nonprofit organizations, advisory boards and as an Expert for the European Commission. She is a member of the coordinating team for the EGOS Standing Working Group on Civil Society (2018-22). Her current research is on nonprofit govrenance, philanthropy and social investment, and the dynamics of organizational fields. Her PhD students are exploring the social entrepreneurial character of state-funded nonprofit organizations and managerial work in faith based organizations. She completed her DPhil in Management at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in 2001 and her MPhil in Management at Templeton College, University of Oxford in 1990. She also has a BA in History and Politics from the University of Waterloo.

My current research interests include

  • Social innovation: social finance and scaling
  • Organizational Fields: Exploring the emergence and development of organizational fields and responses of organizational actors to change impacting the field.
  • Nature-based enterprises and nature-based solutions and the diffusion of knowledge from NBS research and practice into education.

 

1. The management and organization of philanthropy: New directions and contested undercurrents.
Harrow, Jenny; Donnelly-Cox, Gemma, Healy, John and Wijkström, Filip. International Journal of Management Reviews,23, (3), 2021, p3 - 11. Read here.

2. Social innovation and temporary innovations systems (TIS): insights from nature-based solutions in Europe
Rhodes, Mary Lee, McQuaid, Siobhán and Donnelly-Cox, Gemma. (2021) Social Enterprise Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print, (No. ahead-of-print), 2021, p1-19

3. Deinstitutionalization in the Field of Peacebuilding
Cannon, S. and Donnelly-Cox, G. (2015) Surviving the Peace: Organizational Responses to Deinstitutionalization of Irish Peacebuilding, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Volume 44, (Issue 2),  p360 – 378. Read here.

4. Hybridity and Social Entrepreneurship in Social Housing in Ireland
Rhodes, M.L. and Donnelly-Cox, G. (2014) Hybridity and Social Entrepreneurship in Social Housing in Ireland, Voluntas (January)

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    1.Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance
    Donnelly-Cox, Gemma, Meyer, Michael and Wijkström, Filip, First, Cheltenham, United Kingdom and Northampton, Mass, USA, Edward Elgar, 2021, vi - 423pp Read here.

    2. Deepening and broadening the field: introduction to Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance
    Donnelly-Cox, Gemma; Meyer, Michael and Wijkström, Filip (2021). Deepening and broadening the field: introduction to Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance in, editors Donnelly-Cox, Gemma; Meyer, Michael and Wijkström, Filip , Research Handbook on Nonprofit Governance, Cheltenham, United Kingdom and Northampton, Mass, USA, Edward Elgar, 2021, pp1 – 25. Read here.

    3. Non-profit Governance
    Donnelly-Cox, Gemma, Meyer, Michael, and Wijkström, Filip (2021) Non-profit Governance in, editors Helmut K. Anheier and Theodor Baums, Advances in Corporate Governance: Comparative Perpsectives, Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 2020, pp142 – 179. Read here.

    4. Hybrid Organizations and Social Enterprise
    Donnelly-Cox, G. (2015). 'Civil society governance: Hybridization within third sector and social enterprise domains'  In Laville, J.L., Young, D. and Eynaud, P. (Eds) Civil Society, the Third Sector and Social Enterprise: Governance and Democracy, London, Taylor and Francis, Routeledge Group, pp 6-20.

    5. Non-Profit Organizations and Altered Conditions of Support
    Donnelly-Cox, G. and Healy, J.A. (2013) 'Post-Partnership Ireland: Organizational Survival and Social Strategies in an Era of Economic Restraint' in Laforest, R. (Ed) Taking Stock of Government-Nonprofit Relationships in Times of Recession, Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press, pp1-16.

    6. Corporate Philanthropy
    Donnelly-Cox, G., O'Regan, A. and McHugh, G. (2013) 'Corporate Philanthropy at a Time of (economic) Crisis - the Irish Experience' in Haynes, K., Murray, A. and Dillard, J. (Eds) Corporate Social Responsibility: A Research Handbook, Abingdon, Oxford, Routeledge, pp255-271.

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