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Dr. Margaret Tynan

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

Business - Management And Organisation

Telephone:

+353 0 51845530

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Margaret lecturers in entrepreneurship and management on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate business courses in the school. Her particular area of expertise is entrepreneurship and she was awarded an NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellowship in 2010 in recognition of the demonstrated capacity to transfer entrepreneurial learning into innovative programme development. Margaret is particularly interested in the development of the entrepreneurial mindset in all students and she actively mentors enterprise students and start-up companies on programmes in WIT. 

Margaret is currently research active in the area of entrepreneurship education and with a particular focus on creativity and opportunity recognition. Margaret was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, an MBA from Edinburgh University and both a Higher Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Commerce Degree from NUIG.    

Research

Completed PhD research into Creative Opportunity Recognition in conjunction with The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. This research seeks to understand how enterprise lecturers can develop opportunity recognition competencies in students.

Co-director of the Doctoral Consortium for the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) hosted by WIT in June 2018. 

Supervises taught masters students in the development and completion of their dissertations.

Co-ordinates undergraduate and postgraduate research dissertations in the Business School.

Secured funding under INTERREG IIIA for Female Entrepreneurship Ireland and Wales (FEIW) Project in 2005.

Project managed a team of three researchers to deliver the (FEIW) project in Ireland, from November 2005 to June 2008.

Ran the FEIW Enterprise Development (Pilot) programme at WIT for women who had growth ambitions for their businesses from September 2006 to August 2007.

Organised two international conferences on Female Entrepreneurship, targeted at academics, support agencies and female entrepreneurs in Ireland.

Co-supervised masters by research students, undertaking their research in Female Entrepreneurship.

Conducted research on the nature and scale of Female Entrepreneurship in the South East of Ireland.

Tynan, Penaluna and Penaluna (2014). “Creative Opportunity Recognition for Sustainable Enterprise: Are More Heads Better Than One?”, ICSB Conference, Dublin.

CONFERENCE  PAPERS

Tynan M, O'Gorman, B and Durand, M. 2007. A FEIW Lessons Learned - Reflections on a women only training programme, Institute for Small Business and Enterprise Conference, November 2007.

 

Tynan M, Aylward E, O'Gorman B, Sinnott E and Durand M. 2006. Women in business - exploding some myths about entrepreneurship education for female entrepreneurs, EISB, Southampton, September 2006.

 

Female Entrepreneurship - The Case of Ireland, Irish Academy of Management, GMIT, Sept. 2005.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Tynan, M., O'Gorman, B and Fuller-Love, N.. 2008. Developing Enterprise Training for Women Entrepreneurs, Walsh Print, Waterford.

Teaching

Academic mentor for Technovation participants, who led leading innovation projects in local SMEs 2012 to 2014.

Dissertation co-ordinator for taught masters and undergraduate business students.

Lectures Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills on both business certificate and degree programmes.

Lectures Management and Corporate Strategy, at various stages throughout the level 8 Bachelor of Business programme.

Delivery of workshops to start-up entrepreneurs on a variety of programmes such as Artisan Enterprise, Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise and the SEEPP programme.

Mentors and supports students and start-up entrepreneurs in the development, preparation and presentation of their business ideas.

Promotes enterprise competitions across the WIT campus such as the Solve-It Challenge which successfully ran in 2015.

Professional

Margaret has ten years industry experience prior to lecturing at Waterford Institute of Technology.  This included three years as a self employed business consultant focusing on business improvement projects in the area of organisation change, structural design, business process improvement and customer care. Prior to self- employment, she worked as a business consultant in the UK from which she gained experience in implementing change programmes in the Airline, Financial Services, Healthcare, Utility and Oil and Gas industries.