Food Business & Development
FOOD BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3356
E: N.BYRNE@UCC.IE
Lecturer
Food Business & Development
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: N.Byrne@ucc.ie

Food Business & Development

T: 00 353 21 4903356
F: 00 353 21 4903358

Noreen Byrne is a lecturer at the Department of Food Business and Development and a researcher at the Centre for Co-operative Studies. She was the academic director for the Certificate, Diploma and Degree components of the  Pathways  suite  of accredited education programmes for credit union officers across Ireland from 2014 to 2016. Noreen teaches on programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Noreen's main research interests are in restructuring models for co-operatives, member value and co-operative innovation.

Research Interests

Research Interests: My research interests include strategy and direction in the credit union movement with a particular focus on credit union rationalisation. Following on from this I have a specific interest in  the relationship between structure and member value.

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Value Proposition Preferences of Credit Union Members and Patronage Activity'
Byrne, N. & McCarthy O. (2014) 'Value Proposition Preferences of Credit Union Members and Patronage Activity'. International Journal of Bank Marketing, 32 (6):567-589 [Details]
(2014)'Reflexive Resilience and Community Supported Agriculture: The Case that Emerged from a Place'
Moore O., McCarthy O., Byrne N. & Ward M. (2014) 'Reflexive Resilience and Community Supported Agriculture: The Case that Emerged from a Place'. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 4 (3) Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Credit union restructuring: don't forget the member!'
Byrne N., McCarthy O., Ward M. & McMurtry JJ (2012) 'Credit union restructuring: don't forget the member!'. International Journal of Co-Operative Management, 6 (1):31-39 [Details]
(2012)'Affective Commitment in Co-operative Organizations: What Makes Members Want to Stay?'
Jussila, I., Byrne, N., & Tuominen, H. (2012) 'Affective Commitment in Co-operative Organizations: What Makes Members Want to Stay?'. International Business Research, [Details]
(2014)'Exploring the role of citizen journalism in slum improvement: the case of ‘Voice of Kibera’'
Desta, T; Fitzgibbon, M and Byrne, N (2014) 'Exploring the role of citizen journalism in slum improvement: the case of ‘Voice of Kibera’'. AI and Society, 29 (2):215-220 Globe icon [Details]
(2007)'An alternative approach to oversight: the case of the supervisory committee in Irish credit unions'
Byrne N., O. McCarthy & M. Ward; (2007) 'An alternative approach to oversight: the case of the supervisory committee in Irish credit unions'. International Journal of Co-operative Management, 3 (2):58-67 [Details]
(2007)'Money-lending and financial exclusion'
Byrne, N,McCarthy, O,Ward, M; (2007) 'Money-lending and financial exclusion'. Public Money & Management, 27 :45-52 [Details]
(2006)'An Analysis of Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential to Contribute to the Development of the Visual Arts in Ireland'
Byrne N.,Carroll, B. & Ward M. (2006) 'An Analysis of Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential to Contribute to the Development of the Visual Arts in Ireland'. Ica Review of International Co-Operation, 99 (1):29-* [Details]
(2005)'An Anlaysis of the Credit Union's Use of Craig's Commitment Building Measures'
Byrne, N. & O. McCarthy; (2005) 'An Anlaysis of the Credit Union's Use of Craig's Commitment Building Measures'. Journal of Co-Operative Studies, Vol. 38 (No. 113):20-27 [Details]
(2004)'The Development of New Rural Credit Unions in Ireland within a Context of Service Rationalisation in Rural Areas'
Byrne N. O. McCarthy & R. O’Connor; (2004) 'The Development of New Rural Credit Unions in Ireland within a Context of Service Rationalisation in Rural Areas'. Community Development Journal, 39 (4):401-412 [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'Common Assumptions and Co-operative Membership: The Case of the Irish Credit Union Movement'
Noreen Byrne (2014) 'Common Assumptions and Co-operative Membership: The Case of the Irish Credit Union Movement' In: Tim Mazzarol, Sophie Reboud, Elena Mamouni Limnios, Delwyn Clark (eds). Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Details]
(2011)'Amalgamation and federated co-operative models: A place for both in the development of the Irish credit union movement'
Byrne N., Ward M., Prendergast K., Power C. (2011) 'Amalgamation and federated co-operative models: A place for both in the development of the Irish credit union movement' In: The origins, ethos and evolution of co-operative credit in Ireland: Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nora Herlihy. Cork: Duhallow Women's Forum and Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2012)International Stability & Systems Engineering SWIIS 2012
Tedla Desta, Mike Fitzgibbon, Noreen Byrne (2012) Exploring the Role of citizen Journalism in Slum Improvement: The Case of Voice of Kibera International Stability & Systems Engineering SWIIS 2012 [Details]
(2008)CIRIEC
Prendergast, K; Byrne, N and M.Ward; (2008) An analysis of the relationship between Credit Union Board and Manager CIRIEC [Details]
(2004)ICA International Research Conference: Local Society & Global Economy
Byrne, N., O. McCarthy & M. Ward; (2004) An Irish Perspective on Education and Training in Credit Unions ICA International Research Conference: Local Society & Global Economy [Details]
(2009)Mutual Learning on Financial Inclusion (MULFI)
Byrne, N; (2009) Irish Report Mutual Learning on Financial Inclusion (MULFI) [Details]
(2008)CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy, conference proceedings
Prendergast, K., N. Byrne & M. Ward; (2008) An Analysis of the relationship between the credit union board and the manager- the manager's perspective CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy, conference proceedings [Details]
(2005)International Co-operatives Forum 2004 Conference Proceedings
Byrne N. & O. McCarthy (2005) An exploratory analysis of credit union organisational identity . In: Theurl T. & Christian Meyer E eds. International Co-operatives Forum 2004 Conference Proceedings Shaker Verlag, Germany, , pp.265-278 [Details]
(2005)British-Irish Council Credit Union Practitioners Conference
Byrne, N., O. McCarthy & M. Ward; (2005) Aspects of Volunteerism in the Irish Credit Union Movement British-Irish Council Credit Union Practitioners Conference [Details]
(2004)International Co-operative Alliance: Local Society & Global Economy - The Role of Co-operatives
Byrne N., McCarthy O., & Ward M (2004) No study, no credit union: an Irish perspective on education and training in credit unions . In: Karafolas S. & Stryjan Y eds. International Co-operative Alliance: Local Society & Global Economy - The Role of Co-operatives , pp.1-12 [DOI] [Details]
(2002)Rural Credit Unions Conference, Dingwall, Scotland
Byrne N., O. McCarthy & R. O'Connor ; (2002) The Development of New Rural Credit Unions Rural Credit Unions Conference, Dingwall, Scotland [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2014)Cork MABS study: Clients' experiences, opinions and satisfaction levels.
McCarthy, O., Lane, C. & Byrne, N. (2014) Cork MABS study: Clients' experiences, opinions and satisfaction levels. Money Advice and Budgeting Service, Cork. [Details]
(2010)The Potential Impact of Credit Unions on Members' Financial Capability.
Byrne N., Power C., McCarthy O. and Ward M.; (2010) The Potential Impact of Credit Unions on Members' Financial Capability. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2005)Meeting the credit needs of low income groups: Credit unions versus moneylenders.
Byrne N., McCarthy O., Ward M.; (2005) Meeting the credit needs of low income groups: Credit unions versus moneylenders. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2010)The Potential Impact of Credit Unions on Members Financial Capability: An Exploratory Study.
Byrne, N; C. Power, O.McCarthy & M. Ward; (2010) The Potential Impact of Credit Unions on Members Financial Capability: An Exploratory Study. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2006)Meeting the Needs of Low-Income Groups: Credit Unions V's Moneylenders.
Byrne, N., O. McCarthy & M. Ward ; (2006) Meeting the Needs of Low-Income Groups: Credit Unions V's Moneylenders. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2004)A Study of Volunteerism in Credit Unions and Social Enterprises.
Byrne, N., O. McCarthy & M. O' Shaughnessy ; (2004) A Study of Volunteerism in Credit Unions and Social Enterprises. Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC, UCC, Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2003)The Role of the Supervisory Committee in Credit Union Governance.
Byrne N., McCarthy O. & Ward M. (2003) The Role of the Supervisory Committee in Credit Union Governance. Centre for Co-operative Studies, Cork. [Details]
(2002)Training and Education in Irish Credit Unions.
Byrne N., McCarthy O. & Ward, M. (2002) Training and Education in Irish Credit Unions. Centre for Co-operative Studies, Cork. [Details]
(2006)Report of the Rationalisation Committee.
Byrne, N.; (2006) Report of the Rationalisation Committee. . [Details]

Magazine article

YearPublication
(2014)Exciting Times for Co-operative Development in Ireland.
Byrne, Noreen (2014) Exciting Times for Co-operative Development in Ireland. Magazine article [Details]
(2014)Collaboration rather than Merger: a necessary but not an easy option.
Byrne, Noreen (2014) Collaboration rather than Merger: a necessary but not an easy option. Magazine article [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(2005)Innovation and Financial Co-operatives and Mutuals.
Goth, P. & N. Byrne (2005). I, The Centre for Co-operative Studies, NUI.; (2005) Innovation and Financial Co-operatives and Mutuals. Other [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2014)If credit unions are to evolve they must put their members first.
Byrne, Noreen (2014) If credit unions are to evolve they must put their members first. Newspaper Articles Globe icon [Details]
(2013)A credit union option to boost, not damage, community spirit, Independent Newspaper.
Byrne, Noreen (2013) A credit union option to boost, not damage, community spirit, Independent Newspaper. Newspaper Articles Globe icon [Details]

Published Letters

YearPublication
(2014)Credit Unions get Talking.
Byrne, Noreen (2014) Credit Unions get Talking. Published Letters [Details]
(2013)Newbridge Credit Union: A bigger story at play.
Byrne N and McCarthy, O (2013) Newbridge Credit Union: A bigger story at play. Published Letters [Details]
(2006)A Shortage of Irish Water.
Byrne, N; (2006) A Shortage of Irish Water. Published Letters [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
European Financial Inclusion Network Board Member01-SEP-09 / 03-OCT-12

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)Cloughjordan ECO Village Community and Food Co-operative Conference,
Byrne, Noreen (2014) Invited as Panel Speaker. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cloughjordan ECO Village Community and Food Co-operative Conference, Cloughjordan ECO Village . [Details]
(2013)Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference,
O’Sullivan, P. McCarthy, O. and N.Byrne (2013) The Management of Lending in Community Credit Unions. [Oral Presentation], Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, Waterford , 02-SEP-13 - 04-SEP-13. [Details]
(2014)Community-Owned and Co-operative Shops Conference,
Byrne, Noreen (2014) Invited Panel Speaker. [Other], Community-Owned and Co-operative Shops Conference, Horse & Jockey, Thurles . [Details]
(2014)International Co-operative Alliance Research Conference,
Byrne,N, McCarthy, O; O'Loughlin, D & Ward, M (2014) The Potential for Co-creation in Credit Unions. [Oral Presentation], International Co-operative Alliance Research Conference, Pula, Croatia , 24-JUN-14 - 28-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Community is the Answer IACD International Conference,
Byrne, Noreen (2014) Local Embeddedness and User-Driven Innovation. [Oral Presentation], Community is the Answer IACD International Conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 04-JUN-14 - 06-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013)Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference,
O'Sullivan P., Byrne N. & McCarthy O. (2013) The management of lending risk in community credit unions. [Oral Presentation], Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, Waterford , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Co-operative Opportunities in Irish Agriculture,
Byrne, Noreen (2013) Invited Panel Speaker. [Invited Oral Presentation], Co-operative Opportunities in Irish Agriculture, Brooklodge, Wicklow . [Details]
(2013)4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on the Social Economy: Social Economy on the move - at the crossroads of structural change and regulation,
Byrne, N. & McCarthy O. (2013) Value proposition preferences of credit union members. [Oral Presentation], 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on the Social Economy: Social Economy on the move - at the crossroads of structural change and regulation, University of Antwerp , 24-OCT-13 - 26-OCT-13. [Details]
(2012)ISS21 Civil Society Research Cluster Seminar,
Byrne, Noreen (2012) Imagining Ireland as a Flourishing Society Talk by Nat O'Connor, TASC. [Oral Presentation], ISS21 Civil Society Research Cluster Seminar, Geography Lecture Hall, UCC . [Details]
(2012)Credit Union CUSO Conference,
Byrne, N and McCarthy, O (2012) Credit Union Collaboration through CUSO: Setting the Scene. [Oral Presentation], Credit Union CUSO Conference, UCC, Cork . [Details]
(2012)Credit Union Summer School 2012,
Byrne, Noreen (2012) Common Credit Union Assumptions. [Oral Presentation], Credit Union Summer School 2012, UCC, Cork . [Details]
(2012)IFAC Workshop on international Stability and Systems Engineering,
Desta, T, Fitzgibbon, M. and N. Byrne (2012) Exploring the role of Citizen Journalism: The case of Kibera. [Oral Presentation], IFAC Workshop on international Stability and Systems Engineering, Waterford IT . [Details]
(2012)Credit Union CUSO conference,
Byrne N. & McCarthy O. (2012) Credit union collaboration through a CUSO: Setting the scene. [Oral Presentation], Credit Union CUSO conference, UCC , 08-SEP-12 - 08-SEP-12. [Details]
(2010)Credit Union Summer School,
Byrne, N; Power, C; McCarthy and M. Ward; (2010) The Role of Credit Unions in Financial Capability of Members. [Invited Oral Presentation], Credit Union Summer School, UCC , 18-MAR-10 - 20-MAR-10. [Details]
(2009)Mutual Learning on Financial Inclusion Irish one day conference,
Byrne, N; (2009) Financial Education and Credit Unions. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Mutual Learning on Financial Inclusion Irish one day conference, Dublin , 24-APR-09 - 24-APR-09. [Details]
(2007)Combat Poverty Agency/Centre for Co-operative Studies Research Promotion Event,
Byrne N., O. McCarthy, & M. Ward; (2007) Credit unions, moneylending and financial exclusion in Ireland. Issues in Financial Exclusion and Over-indebtedness in Ireland: current and recent research. [Oral Presentation], Combat Poverty Agency/Centre for Co-operative Studies Research Promotion Event, UCC , 16-OCT-07 - 16-OCT-07. [Details]
(2005)Combat Poverty Agency, Research Seminar Series,
Byrne N., O. McCarthy & M. Ward; (2005) The provision of credit to low income and welfare-dependent groups: credit unions versus moneylenders. [Oral Presentation], Combat Poverty Agency, Research Seminar Series, Dublin , 28-JUN-05 - 28-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential for the Development of the Arts in Ireland,
Byrne, N., Carroll, B. & Ward, M.; (2005) Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential for the Development of the Arts in Ireland, . [Details]
(2005)British-Irish Council Credit Union Practitioners Conference,
Byrne, N.; (2005) Aspects of Volunteerism. [Invited Oral Presentation], British-Irish Council Credit Union Practitioners Conference, Cardiff , 03-FEB-05 - 05-FEB-05. [Details]
(2005)International Co-operative Alliance XXI International Co-operative Research Conference The Contribution of Co-operatives to Community Culture Local Organisers: ,
Byrne, N., Carroll, B. & Ward, M.; (2005) Artists co-operatives and their potential to contribute to the development of the visual arts sector in Ireland. [N/A], International Co-operative Alliance XXI International Co-operative Research Conference The Contribution of Co-operatives to Community Culture Local Organisers: , Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork , 11-AUG-05 - 14-AUG-05. [Details]
(2004)Conference on the Competitive Advantage of Co-operatives Networks,
Byrne N. & McCarthy O.; (2004) An Analysis of Credit Union Organisational Identity in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Conference on the Competitive Advantage of Co-operatives Networks, Westfalische Wilhelms - Universitat Munster, Germany , 07-SEP-04 - 09-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004)International Co-operatives Research Conference: The Future of Co-operatives in a Growing Europe,
McCarthy O. & Byrne N.; (2004) Credit Union Supervisory Committees in the Republic of Ireland: a distinctive governance approach. [Oral Presentation], International Co-operatives Research Conference: The Future of Co-operatives in a Growing Europe, Segorbe, Spain , 06-MAY-04 - 09-MAY-04. [Details]
(2002)Rural Credit Unions: Their role in financial and social inclusion,
Byrne N., O. McCarthy O. & R. O’Connor; (2002) The Development of Rural Credit Unions in Ireland – and a brief note on the role of education. [Keynote Speaker], Rural Credit Unions: Their role in financial and social inclusion, Tullock Castle, Dingwall, Scotland , 08-NOV-02 - 09-NOV-02. [Details]
(2002)International Co-operative Alliance European and International Co-operatives Research Confedrence on Local Society and Global Culture,
Byrne N., O McCarthy & M. Ward.; (2002) No Study, No Credit Union: An Irish Perspective on Education and Training in Credit Unions. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Co-operative Alliance European and International Co-operatives Research Confedrence on Local Society and Global Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece , 09-MAY-02 - 12-MAY-02. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
ISS21 Civil Soicety Research Cluster Member2012 /
Credit Union Advisory Committee Member (appointed by the Minister of Finance to advise on Credit Union Policy)2010 / 2013
Board of Directors, St. Finbarrs Credit Union Director2000 / 2009
EFIN Soical Finance Committee Member2013 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer30-OCT-06 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2000University College Cork MScCo-operative Organisation

Outreach Activities

 Description

  • Led the Centre for Co-operative Studies submission on the Draft General Scheme of the Credit Union Bill, 2012
  • Led the Centre for Co-operative Studies submission to the Statutory Credit Union Commission, 2012
  • Invited to speak on the Centre for Co-operative Studies submission on the Draft General Scheme of the Credit Union Bill, The Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure, and Reform, Dail Eireann,  20th September, 2012· 
  • Contribute to the media on co-operative matters through letters to the editor,  newspaper opinion columns and trade journals.         

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Co-Operative Organization And Management Referee06-MAR-13 - 05-DEC-14
International Journal Of Bank Marketing Referee17-JUL-14 -
Journal Of Co-Operative Organization And Management Member of Editorial Board03-APR-12 -

Other Activities

 Description

Reviewer for EFIN Award 2014 for Community Finance Project and Sustainability. Winner was announced at the ‘Community is the Answer Conference’ Glasgow, 9-10th June, 2014

Teaching Interests

Modules


FE 6109   Co-operative Organisation
FE 6904    Co-operative Business and Food Supply

FE6104     Practical Training Project


Modules Co-ordinated

FE 4009   Co-operative Business & the Rural Economy

FE6116    Local Food Marketing: Application and Practice

FE 6706    Community Co-operatives & Social Enterprises
FE 6702    Social and Co-operative Enterpreneurship

FE2821    Compliance and Risk Management in Credit Unions

FE2823    Regulation and Compliance in Credit Union Service Delivery

FE3821    Summer School

FE3827    Credit Union Research Project

FE3823    Applied Risk Management in Credit Unions

FE6601    Co-operatives and the Third Sector

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Summer School FE3821Summer School
2018The Legal and Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions FE1821The Legal and Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions
2018Practical Training Placement FE6104Practical Training Placement
2018Co-Operative Organisation: Theoretical Application and Practice FE6111Co-Operative Organisation: Theoretical Application and Practice
2018Compliance and Risk Management in Credit Unions FE2821Compliance and Risk Management in Credit Unions
2018Regulation and Compliance in Credit Union Service Delivery FE2823Regulation and Compliance in Credit Union Service Delivery
2018Applied Risk Management for Credit Unions FE3823Applied Risk Management for Credit Unions
2018Local Food Marketing: Application and Practice FE6116Local Food Marketing: Application and Practice