Professor Colm O'Gorman

Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Group

  • Name
    Professor Colm O'Gorman
  • Department
    Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Group
  • Faculty
    DCU Business School
  • Role
    Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Phone
    01 700 6941
  • Email
  • Room
  • Campus
    Glasnevin Campus
  • Full Profile

Biographical Details

Colm O’Gorman is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Dublin City University Business School. His research expertise and specialisms include:   

  • Entrepreneurship in Ireland
  • Internationalisation processes of Irish small and medium sizedenterprises (SMEs) 
  • Determinants of growth in Irish SMEs
  • Strategic transformations in large Irish firms and Irish familyfirms
  • Open innovation in large international firms and Irish SMEs    

He is co-author of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report for Ireland. This annual report assesses the extent and nature for entrepreneurial activity in Ireland and provides insights into entrepreneurial eco-system in Ireland. He has published academic research on the growth strategies of SMEs and the nature of managerial work in high growth SMEs, mission statements in SMEs, and the internationalisation processes in SMEs. 

He has studied the emergence of high-tech firms in the context of cluster dynamics, including a study of the factors that led to the rapid emergence of the software industry in Ireland during the 1990s, and academic papers on the emergence and evolution of the bio-tech sector in Ireland. 
He has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Entrepreneurship and Regional DevelopmentEuropean Planning StudiesJournal of Small Business ManagementInternational Marketing ReviewOrganizational DynamicsR&D ManagementSmall Business Economics, and Venture Capital

He has completed several European Union fundedresearch projects. 

He has co-authored eight teaching cases studieson entrepreneurship published by the EuropeanCase Clearing House, including several award winning cases. He isco-author of ‘Enterprise in Action’,a text book on entrepreneurship for Irish students.