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IfM Research Fellow Network

The internationally oriented IfM Research Fellow Network offers its members a platform for regular exchange on current research topics, the opportunity for guest residencies and research collaborations. The institute also provides access to scientific data.

Prof. Maura McAdam

Dublin City University - DCU Business School

Research fields

  • Women's entrepreneurship
  • Accelerators and incubators
  • Family businesses


Professor Maura McAdam is a Professor of Management and Director of Entrepreneurship at Dublin City University. She is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar within the area of entrepreneurship having particular expertise in gender, entrepreneurial leadership, technology entrepreneurship, and family business. Accordingly, her research has been published in top-rated North American and UK journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics and Journal of Economic Geography.

In addition, she has authored the book ‘Female Entrepreneurship’ and co-authored the book ‘Entrepreneurial Behaviour’ and is currently leading a €1m European Commission funded project investigating gender inequalities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Maura is on the editorial boards of leading UK and US journals such as the International Small Business Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship. She is also a regular commentator on female entrepreneurship, women in leadership, accelerators, and women in the family business, on radio, and in print, and in 2019 she won an Irish Women’s Award.