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Dr Orla Byrne


Orla Byrne

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Business
University College Dublin, School of Business


Orla joined UCD as Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Strategy in 2015. Prior to joining UCD, Orla was Prize Fellow of Entrepreneurship at the University of Bath, UK. She obtained her PhD from the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Orla has held visiting scholar positions at Kelley Business School, Indiana University USA and at Aalto University, Finland. Orla's research focuses on uncertainty in the entrepreneurial process, in particular sensemaking and practices in early stages of new venture creation and events of business failure and exit. Orla teaches entrepreneurship modules on the MBA and MSc programmes at Smurfit School of Business, and on the undergraduate BComm and associated programmes at Quinn School of Business. She has previously taught entrepreneurship on graduate and undergraduate programs at Strathclyde Business School, School of Management, Bath, and formerly at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dublin.


  • BComm(Int)
    University College Dublin
  • MBBS
    DunLaoghaire Inst Art Design & Tech. IRL
  • Other
    University of Strathclyde
  • PhD
    University of Strathclyde