Professor Andrew Burke

Professor Andrew Burke

Chair of Business Studies, Trinity Business School

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Professor Andrew Burke is Chair of Business Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He served two terms as Dean from 2015-2023 and during this time Trinity Business School tripled in size, secured Triple Accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) placing the School in the top 1% of business schools in the world, built and self-financed a new €80 million eco-friendly building, moved into the top tier of Financial Times rankings as well as securing Athena Swan accreditation and was ranked in the top 4 business schools in the world by the Economist for gender diversity. Through extensive participation across the School's wider community he has overseen 2 strategic visions, encompassing an internationalisation strategy in 2016 and most recently the Transforming Business for Good Strategy: Strategy Horizon 2030. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and has served on the Board of the University and Audit Committee. He has also served on the Governing Body of UCD. He was Bettany Chair and the Founding Director of the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield School of Management. He has held faculty positions at the universities of Warwick, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Balliol College Oxford and visiting professorships at UCLA and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. He delivered the first ever entrepreneurship courses at the University of Edinburgh. He was Conference Chair for EURAM's largest ever conference (which was hosted at Trinity in 2023) and co-Chair for EURAM's first ever online conference hosted during the Covid pandemic in 2020. He is an executive coach and holds a Certificate in Executive Coaching from the University of California, Berkeley. 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 Forbes Magazine, the Financial Times, RTE and BBC television and radio. . Andrew is founding Editor of the International Review of Entrepreneurship, was an Associate Editor of Small Business Economics from 2015- 2022, a Guest Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He graduated with a D.Phil (Oxford University), MSc (London School of Economics), MA (NUI) and an honorary MA (Dubl.). He is a former President and Ents Officer of UCD Students' Union hosting bands such as the Pogues, Dr Feelgood, the Damned, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Human League and Wilko Johnson during his time in these roles. During his student days he played in a number of indie bands which were commercially unsuccessful but enjoyable experiences for the band, if not the audience!

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Andrew Burke , The Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment, 1st, Dublin, Senate Hall Academic Publishing, 2015, 1 - 160ppBook, 2015, 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 - 587Journal Article, 2000, URL
  • Burke, A.E. and Shaukat, A. , Establishment creation and destruction across business activity cycles: US evidence, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2015, p23Journal Article, 2015, 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 - 47Journal Article, 2010, URL
  • 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 - 345Journal Article, 2010, 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 - 544Journal Article, 2009, 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 - 160Journal Article, 2009, URL
  • Burke, A.E., Strategies for Entrepreneurial Success, Journal of Strategic Management Education, 5, (1), 2009, p33 - 44Journal Article, 2009, 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 - 407Journal Article, 2008, 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 - 115Journal 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 - 334Journal Article, 2006, URL
  • 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 - 24Journal Article, 2003, URL
  • Burke, A.E., FtizRoy, F. and Nolan, M. , Self-Employment Wealth and Job Creation: the Roles of Gender, Non-pecuniary Motivation and Entrepreneurial Ability, Small Business Economics, 19, 2002, p255 - 270Journal Article, 2002, 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, 2001, p613 - 634Journal Article, 2001, 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 - 704Journal 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 - 211Journal Article, 2000, URL
  • Burke, A.E, Freelance Workers in the Construction Industry , Second, Hudson, Yorkshire, 2013Book, 2013, URL
  • Burke, A.E. , Freelance Workers in the Construction Industry , First, Hudson, Yorkshire. , 2010Book, 2010
  • The Entrepreneurial Economy in, editor(s)Ed Wallis , New Forms of Work, The Fabian Society, London, 2012, [Burke, A.E.]Book Chapter, 2012, URL
  • The Music Industry in, editor(s)Ruth Towse , Handbook of Cultural Economics, Edward Elgar Academic Publishers, 2011, [Burke, A.E.]Book Chapter, 2011, URL
  • Andrew Burke, Modern Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, Senate Hall Academic Publishing, Dublin, Senate Hall Academic Publishing, Dublin, 2006, 1 - 386ppBook, 2006, URL
  • Burke, A.E., van Stel, A. and Thurik, R., Testing the Validity of Blue Ocean Strategy versus Competitive Strategy: An Analysis of the Retail Industry, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 14, (2), 2016, p123 - 146Journal Article, 2016, URL
  • Kgoroeadira, R., Burke, A.E. and van Stel, A, Small business online loan crowdfunding: who gets funded and what determines the rate of interest?, Small Business Economics, 52, 2019, p67 - 87Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Burke, A.E. and Cowling, M., FREELANCER ENABLED FLEXIBLE ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, European Academy of Management, 2017Conference Paper, URL
  • Burke, A.E. and Cowling, M. , TEMPORARY CONTRACT WORKERS AND ORGANIZATION PERFORMANCE: THE IMPACT OF, European Academy of Management, 2016Conference Paper, URL
  • Burke, A.E., The music industry, A Handbook of Cultural Economics, Second Edition, 2011, p297-303Journal Article, 2011
  • Burke, A., Fraser, S., Greene, F.J., The multiple effects of business planning on new venture performance, Journal of Management Studies, 47, (3), 2010, p391-415Journal Article, 2010
  • Burke, A.E., Fitzroy, F.R., Nolan, M.A., Is there a North-South divide in self-employment in England? | Est-il une fracture de Nord Sud en ce qui concerne les emplois indépendants en Angleterre?, Regional Studies, 43, (4), 2009, p529-544Journal Article, 2009
  • Burke, A., Görg, H., 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, p395-407Journal Article, 2008
  • Burke, A.E., Small Firm Start-up by Composers in the Recording Industry, Small Business Economics, 9, (6), 1997, p463-471Journal Article, 1997
  • Burke, A.E., Economic integration and new firm formation: Britain's impact on Irish enterprise, Review of Industrial Organization, 11, (2), 1996, p183-200Journal Article, 1996
  • Burke, A.E., How effective are international copyright conventions in the music industry?, Journal of Cultural Economics, 20, (1), 1996, p51-66Journal Article, 1996
  • Burke, A.E., The dynamics of product differentiation in the british record industry, Journal of Cultural Economics, 20, (2), 1996, p145-164Journal Article, 1996
  • Burke, A.E., The demand for vinyl L.P.s. 1975-1988 - Time series estimation of a product group in the presence of product differentiation innovation, Journal of Cultural Economics, 18, (1), 1994, p41-64Journal Article, 1994
  • Burke, A.E., Millán, J.M., Román, C. and van Stel, A., Exploring the impact of different types of prior entrepreneurial experience on employer firm performance, Journal of Business Research, 90, (September), 2018, p107 - 122Journal Article, 2018, URL
  • Burke, A., Lyalkov, S., Millán, A., Millán, J.M., & Van Stel, A., How does country R&D change the allocation of self-employment across different types?, Small Business Economics, 56, 2021, p695 - 721Journal Article, 2021, URL
  • Fok, D., van Stel, A., Burke, A.E. and Thurik, R. , How entry crowds and grows markets: the gradual disaster management view of market dynamics in the retail industry , Annals of Operations Research, 283, (1-2), 2019, p1111 - 1138Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Burke, A.E., The Arbitrators' Award in the WTO Ruling on section 110(5) of the US Copyright Act: Welfare and Strategic Implications, Copyright Reporter: Journal of the Copyright Society of Australia, 20, (4), 2002, p176 - 202Journal Article, 2002, URL
  • Burke, A.E., Zawwar, I and Hussels, S., Do freelance independent contractors promote entrepreneurship?, Small Business Economics, 55, (2), 2020, p415 - 427Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Burke, A.E. , Cowling, M., The relationship between freelance workforce intensity, business performance and job creation, Small Business Economics, 55, (2), 2020, p399 - 413Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Burke, A.E, Cowling, M., On the critical role of freelancers in agile economies, Small Business Economics, 55, (2), 2020, p393 - 398Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • José María Millán, Serhiy Lyalkovb, Andrew Burke, Ana Millán and André van Stel, 'Digital divide' among European entrepreneurs: Which types benefit most from ICT implementation?, Journal of Business Research, 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • JAS Llopis, JM Millán, R Baptista, A Burke, SC Parker, R Thurik, Good times, bad times: entrepreneurship and the business cycle, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11, (2), 2015, p243 - 251Journal Article, 2015, DOI , URL
  • Wismans, A., Letina, S., Wennberg, K., Thurik, R., Baptista, R., Burke, A., Dejardin, M., Janssen, F., Santarellij, E., Torrès, O., Franken, I., The role of impulsivity and delay discounting in student compliance with COVID-19 protective measures, Personality and Individual Differences, 179, 2021Journal Article, 2021, URL
  • Wismans, A., Letinac, S., Thurik, R., Wennberg, K., Franken, I., Baptista, R., Marín, J.B., Block, J., Burke, A., Dejardin, M., Janssen, F., Mukerjee, J., Santarelli, E., Millán, J.M., and Torrès, O., Hygiene and Social Distancing as Distinct Public Health Related Behaviours among University Students' during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Psychological Bulletin, 15(4), 2020Journal Article, 2020, URL
  • Annelot Wismans, Peter van der Zwan, Karl Wennberg, Ingmar Franken, Jinia Mukerjee, Rui Baptista, Jorge Barrientos Marín, Andrew Burke, Marcus Dejardin, Frank Janssen, Srebrenka Letina, José María Millán, Enrico Santarelli, Olivier Torrès and Roy Thurik, Face mask use during the COVID"19 pandemic: how risk perception, experience with COVID"19, and attitude towards government interact with country"wide policy stringency , BMC Public Health, 22, (1622), 2022, p1 - 14Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL
  • Thurik, R., Audretsch, D., Block, J., Burke, A., Carree, M., Dejardin, M., Rietveld, C., Sanders, M., Stephan, U., Wiklund, J., The impact of entrepreneurship research on other academic fields, Small Business Economics, online first, 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Kgoroeadira, R., Burke A., Di Pietro, F. & van Stel, A., Determinants of firms' default on unsecured loans in the P2P crowdfunding market, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 89, 2023, p101882Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Parker, S., Åstebro, T., Audretsch, D.B., Blackburn, R., Burke A.E., Coad, A., Cowling, M., Davidsson, P., Fritsch, M., Greene, F., Reynolds, P.D., & Thurik, R., Remembering David J Storey, a pioneer of the entrepreneurship field, Small Business Economics. An Entrepreneurship Journal, 62, (4), 2023, p1 - 21Journal Article, 2023, DOI , URL
  • Burke. A.E. and van Stel, A.J., Entry and Exit in Disequilibrium, Journal of Business Venturing, 29, (1), 2014, p174 - 192Journal Article, 2014, 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 - 484Journal Article, 2014, URL
  • Burke, A.E. and Hussels, S., How Competition Strengthens Start-ups, Harvard Business Review, (March), 2013Journal Article, 2013, URL
  • Burke, A.E. and Fraser, S., Self-Employment: the Role of Intellectual Property Right Laws, Small Business Economics, 39, (4), 2012, p819 - 833Journal Article, 2012, URL
  • Burke, A.E., The Entrepreneurship Role of Freelancers - Theory with Evidence from the Construction Industry, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 9, (3), 2011, p131 - 158Journal Article, 2011, URL
  • Burke, A.E, van Stel, A.J and Thurik R., Blue Ocean vs. Five Forces, Harvard Business Review, (May), 2010Journal Article, 2010, URL
  • 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 - 415Journal Article, 2010
  • Andrew Burke & Samuel Vigne, The Economic Role of Freelance Workers in the Construction Industry (3rd Edition), 3rd Edition, London, 2018, p1 - 75Report, URL
  • Andrew Burke, The Role of Freelancers in the 21st Century British Economy, London, 2012, p1 - 66Report, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Burke, A.E., The freelance project and gig economies of the 21st century, London, CRSE, June, 2019Report, URL
  • Burke, A., Fu, N., Nguyen, Tam, & Sheehan, Jimmy, Ireland's Project Economy: A Barometer of Independent Professionals, Contractors, and Solo Self-Employed , Dublin, Ireland, 2021Report, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Burke, A., Fu, N., Sun, Y, & Sheehan, J., Ireland"s Project Economy 2023: A Barometer of independent professionals, Contractors and Solo Self-Employed, 2023Report, DOI , TARA - Full Text