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Dr. Eugene Crehan is the Director of Programmes in the Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE) at South East Technological University where has managed several enterprise/entrepreneur development programmes. He is highly experienced in working with start-ups and early stage businesses and has access to multiple entrepreneurship related networks relevant to early stage businesses. His research interests are in the areas of investment and competitiveness development in early stage businesses. He has lectured in Strategic Management and Marketing at South East Technological University and University College Cork. He has significant experience in international business development having held senior management positions with organisations such as Diageo (Baileys), Waterford Crystal and A.T. Cross. He has lived in the USA, Europe and the Middle East and has conducted business in over 50 countries during 18 years of international roles. He holds BA and MBA Degrees and a Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Development and is a Doctor of Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training & Development, a NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellow plus a European Entrepreneurship Educators Fellow. He acts as External Examiner for Strategy, Leadership and Innovation modules on the TUD Masters in Business. He previously acted as External Examiner for the UCC Higher Diploma in Leadership Development and the Certificate in SME Management and the Certificate in SME Marketing and Sales at Griffith College Dublin.

Research Interests

His research interests are in the areas of investment and competitiveness development in early stage businesses, regional innovation, entrepreneurial mindset and enterprise development.

Education/Academic qualification

DBA, Exploring the Impact of External Investors on Resource Availability in High Potential Start-up Businesses in Ireland

Award Date: 30 Oct 2019

MBA, Master of Business Administration Marketing Stream, University of New England

Award Date: 01 May 1997


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