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Michael Brennan


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 296 Citations
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Michael Brennan joined the university as a lecturer in Management in 1996 and was appointed senior lecturer in 2009. Michael’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creativity.Michael is a member of the Higher Education Academy, and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.Michael has a primary degree in Archaeology; postgraduate qualifications in Accountancy and Business Administration (MBA); and a PhD in Entrepreneurship. After several years experience of managing an SME, Michael was appointed a management trainer in the Northern Ireland Small Business Institute before joining the faculty of Business & Management at Ulster. He has attracted significant funding from UK Research Councils and EU programmes. In addition, he had extensive experience of international consultancy in the USA and EU.

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Research Output 2005 2019

A contemporary and systematic literature review of user centric innovation: A consumer perspective

Gamble, J., Brennan, M. & McAdam, R., 1 Apr 2019, Managing Innovation: Understanding and Motivating Crowds. Brem, A. (ed.). 1 ed. Sussex, Vol. 1. p. 1-55 55 p. 1

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Literature review
Innovation studies
Conceptual model
impact research
development project
sustainable development
research approach
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Stakeholder marketing
Marketing strategy
Music industry
Management strategy
29 Citations (Scopus)

A rewarding experience? Exploring how crowdfunding is affecting music industry business models

Gamble, J., Brennan, M. & McAdam, R., 1 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Business Research. 70, p. 25 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Music industry
Business model
Financial models
Model development
7 Citations (Scopus)
Complex networks
Product development
Literature review

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Global Challenge Pump-Prime workshop: Sustainable Design and Shared Space

Saul Golden (Organiser), Mervyn Smyth (Organiser), John Byrne (Participant), Pilar Fernandez-Ibanez (Participant), Michael Brennan (Participant), David Turnbull (Participant), Francis Agyenim Boateng (Participant)
20 Nov 201721 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...



The Role of Business Support Programmes in Micro Enterprise Innovation: The Context of Artisan Food Production

Author: McKitterick, L., May 2018

Supervisor: Mc Adam, R. (Supervisor), Dunn, A. (Supervisor) & Brennan, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis