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Research  Publications & Resources

2017

O' Rourke, B. K.  & Hogan, J. (forthcoming). Frugal Comfort from Ireland: Marginal tales from an austere isle. In S. McBride & B. Evans (Eds.), The Austerity State. Toronto: University of Toronto. 


Feeney, S., Hogan, J. & O'Rourke, B. K. (2017) Elite formation in the higher education systems of Ireland and the UK: Measuring, comparing and decomposing longitudinal patterns of cabinet members.  British Journal of Education Research. The article is available on early view at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/berj.3284/full


For  a brief audio summary of  some of the quantitative work on elites  we have been doing see this podcast and for a detailed explanation on how the indices for this research are calculated see this video.


2016

Fitzgerald, J. K., & O' Rourke, B. K. (2016). Legitimising expertise: analysing the legitimation strategies used by economics experts in broadcast interviews. Journal of Multicultural Discourses11(3), 269-282. http://doi.org/10.1080/17447143.2016.1218889  Pre-publication version pdf here,


Hogan, J. and O'Rourke, B. K. (2016)  Understanding changes to Irish industrial policy using a discursive institutionalist approach. Melbourne Journal of Politics, Vol 37, No. 1. pp. 19-41.


2015

Hogan, J. and O'Rourke, B. K. (2015), A Discursive Institutionalist Approach to Understanding Comparative Policy Change: Ireland and Mexico in the 1980s. Latin American Policy, 6: 255?277.doi:10.1111/lamp.12079



Duffy, M., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2015). A systemic view of meetings: Windows on organization collective minding. In J. A. Allen, N. Lehmann-Willenbrock & S. G. Rogelberg (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Meeting Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

FitzGerald, J. K., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2015). Performing Economics: How economic discourse gets enacted in radio news in-terviews. Paper presented at the 10th Interpretative Policy Analysis 2015:  Policies and Their Publics: Discourses, Actors, and Power, Lille.. Available here

Hogan, J., Feeney, S., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2015 ). Measuring the Eliteness of the Universities Educating Irish and UK Cabinet Ministers over 75 years. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA. 

Hogan, J., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2015). The critical role of ideas: Understanding  changes to Irish industrial policy during the 1980s In M. Howlett & J. Hogan (Eds.), Policy Paradigms in Theory and Practice: Discourses, Ideas and Anomalies in Public Policy Dynamics. (pp. 167-166). London Palgrave. Available  here

O'Rourke, B. K., Hogan, J., & Donnelly, P. F. (2015). Developing an Elite Formation Index for Comparative Elite Studies: The Case of the Schooling of Irish and UK Cabinet Ministers. Politics, 35(1), 3-18. doi: 10.1111/1467-9256.12071

2014

Chen, H., O'Rourke, B. K., & Xu, X. (2014). Emotional Intelligence Travels to China Paper presented at the 2nd Global Conference On Business Management, Singapore. http://academy.edu.sg/gcbm/

Duffy, M., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2014). Dialogue in Strategy Practice A Discourse Analysis of a Strategy Workshop. International Journal of Business Communication, 1-23. doi: 10.1177/2329488414525455. Available here

FitzGerald, J. K., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2014). Exploring Economists & Society: Constructing expert identity. Paper presented at the European Group for Organizational Studies, Rotterdam, Netherlands. 

O'Rourke, B. K. (2014). Discourse Analysis. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 1658-1660.). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. Available here

O'Rourke, B. K. (2014). The power of words in tension: enterprise/strategy as a dilemma in neoliberalism?s persistence. Paper presented at the 74th Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

O'Rourke, B. K. (2014). Learning from interacting: Language, economics and the entrepreneur. On the Horizon: Special Issue on Language and Economics, 22 (4), 245 - 255. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108 Available here 

O'Rourke, B. K., & Hogan, J. (2014). Frugal Comfort from Ireland: Marginal tales from an austere isle Paper presented at the Manufacturing and Framing Austerity Workshop McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario 

O'Rourke, B. K., & Hogan, J. (2014). Guaranteeing failure: neoliberal discourse in the Irish economic crisis. Journal of Political Ideologies, 19(1), 41-59. doi: 10.1080/13569317.2013.869456

O'Rourke, B. K., & Hogan, J. (2014). Too Much and Too Little: Enterprise Discourse and Industrial  Policy in Ireland Paper presented at the 59th International Council on Small Business World Conference  Dublin. 

Tangney, D., Freeman, O., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2014b). Discourses of inter-expertise creative collaborative performance in the Terra Nova of Dublin?s Science Gallery. In C. Reed, R. Thomas, A. Davies, T. Keenoy, A. McDermott, S. Hurlow, I. Sabelis, S. Ybema, C. Oswick, N. Beech & C. Hardy (Eds.), Organizational Discourse: Terra Firms, Terra Nova, Terra Incognita (pp. 239-242). Cardiff: KMCP.

Tangney, D., Freeman, O., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2014c). Performing collaborative creativity: Learning from diverse experts interacting in Ireland?s Science Gallery. Paper presented at the 30th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloqium, Rotterdam. 


2013
O'Rourke, B. K., & Hogan, J. (2013). Reflections in the eyes of a dying tiger: Looking back on Ireland?s 1987 economic crisis In A. De Rycker & Z. Mohd Don (Eds.), Discourse and crisis: Critical perspectives. (Vol. 52, pp. 215-238). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Available here

Duffy, M. F., & O'Rourke, B. K (2013). Systemic contribution of organizational meetings to enhanced collective mind[ing]. Paper presented at the 29th European Group for Organization Studies Colloquium Bridging Continents, Cultures & Worldviews, Montréal, Canada.

2012
Duffy, M. F., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2012). Strategic Discourse across Organizational Meetings:Towards a Systems Perspective. Paper presented at PROS: Fourth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies: Language and Communication @ Work: Discourse, Narrativity and Organizing, Kos, Greece 

O'Rourke, B. K., Hogan, J., &  Donnelly, P. (2012). Concentration of Secondary Schooling for Irish and UK Elite Politicians (Vol. 112): pdf.

O'Rourke, B. K., & Hogan, J. (2012). Neo-Liberal Discourse on an Edge: Communicating Political Economic Crisis in Post-2007 Ireland. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.

Duffy, M. F., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2012a). Strategic Discourse across Organizational Meetings:Towards a Systems Perspective. Paper presented at  PROS: Fourth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies: Language and Communication @ Work: Discourse, Narrativity and Organizing, Kos, Greece. www.process-symposium.com

Duffy, M. F., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2012b). Building a Systems View of Strategic Discourse across Organizational Meetings In C. Reed, T. Keenoy, C. Oswick, I. Sabelis, S. Ybema, N. Beech, C. Hardy & R. Thomas (Eds.), Organizational Discourse: Processes, Practices and Performance (pp. 54-57). London: KMCP.

Fitzgerald, J. K., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2012a). Young men consuming newspaper prostitution: A discourse analysis of responses to Irish newspaper coverage of prostitution. <i>Irish Communications Review, 13</i>(1), 145-155. pdf

FitzGerald, J. K., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2012b). Constructing Economic Sovereignt. Paper presented at the Fourth international conference Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines 4th -11th&nbsp; July 2012, Braga, Portugal.

2011

O'Rourke, B. K. (2011). Crisis Discourse in Ireland:&nbsp; Enterprise Discourse on an Edge. Paper presented at the Discourse Communication and the Enterprise Hong Kong.

Donnelly, P. F., Hogan, J., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2011a, February 21 (Monday)). Government Policies Must Keep Business on Tight Rein, The Irish Times. Retrieved from http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2011/0221/1224290426494.html

Donnelly, P. F., Hogan, J., & O'Rourke, B. K. (2011b, March 22nd ). Coalition plan falls short of pre-election promises, The Irish Times. Retrieved from http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2011/0322/1224292776406.html

2010

O'Rourke, B. K. (2010a). Discourse at the Edge: Enterprise Discourse in Ireland. In C. Reed, T. Keenoy, C. Oswick, I. Sabelis &amp; S. Ybema (Eds.),Organizational Discourse: Crisis: Corruption, Character and Change(pp. 167-168). London: KMCP.  

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (2010) Enterprise Discourse: Its Origins and its Influence in Ireland in Hogan, John, Donnelly, Paul F. and O'Rourke, Brendan K. (eds) Irish Business & Society: Governing, Participating & Transforming in the 21st Century. Dublin: Gill and McMillan. 

2009

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (2009).Discourse Analysis. In John Hogan, Paddy Dolan and Paul Donnelly (eds.) Approaches to Qualitative Research: Theory and Its Practical Application.  Cork, Ireland: Oak Tree Press.

2008

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (2008). Book review: FRANCESCA BARGIELA-CHIAPPINI, CATHERINE NICKERSON and BRIGITTE PLANKEN, Business Discourse. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Discourse and Communication, 2(2), 205-207

2007

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (2007). Book review: GUIDO ERREYGERS and GEERT JACOBS (eds), Language, Communication and the Economy. Discourse and Society, 18(5), 687-689.

O'Rourke, Brendan K., & Pitt, Martyn (2007) Talking Enterprise and strategy with small firm proprietors in the celtic tiger., DICOEN IV: Conference. Nottingham: University of Nottingham.

O'Rourke, Brendan K. & Pitt, Martyn (2007) Using the Technology of the Confessional as an Analytical Resource: Four Analytical Stances Towards Research Interviews in Discourse Analysis [58 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8(2), Art. 3, http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-07/07-2-3-e.htm.

 

O'Rourke, Brendan  K. (2007). Book Review: Janet Holmes' Gendered Talk at Work. Discourse & Communication, 1(3), 372-373.

 O'Rourke, Brendan K., & Pitt, Martyn (2007), Talking Enterprise and strategy with small firm proprietors in the Celtic Tiger., DICOEN IV: Conference. Nottingham: University of Nottingham.

2006

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (2006). Book Review: The Language of Work. Discourse Studies, 8, 712-714.

O'Rourke, Brendan K., & Pitt, Martyn (2006). Exploring the discourses of small enterprise proprietors. In A. Beverungun, N. Ellis, T. Keenoy, C. Oswick, I. Sabelis & S. Ybema (Eds.), Organizational Discourse:Identity, Ideology and Idiosyncrasy: The Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam on 26th to 28th of July 2006Leicester: KMCP. (pp. 238-244).

Weller, Geoff R., & O'Rourke, Brendan K (2006). Confessing egoism, professing altruism, constructing volunteer identity: an empirical analysis of a group of volunteers? confessions of ambition, and their function in the construction of volunteer identity. In A. Beverungun, N. Ellis, T. Keenoy, C. Oswick, I. Sabelis & S. Ybema (Eds.), Organizational Discourse:Identity, Ideology and Idiosyncrasy: The Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam on 26th to 28th of July 2006 (pp. 339-341). Leicester: KMCP

Weller, Geoff R., & O'Rourke, Brendan K (2006). 'I get a bit angry whenever I think about the way the kids are treated': an analysis of volunteers?  pragmatic negotiation of ?lived? ideological dilemmas and the effect upon their identities as volunteers., NCVO and VSSN's Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference. Warwick University, UK

2003

O'Rourke, Brendan, & Pitt, Martyn (2003). Using Discourse Analysis to Search for Greater Variety in Strategic Thinking. Paper presented at the The 17th Nordisk Företagksekonomisk Förening (Scandinavian Academy of Management) Conference, University of Iceland,  Reykjavik, 14th to the 16th of August.

O?Rourke, Brendan K. (2003). SME Banking - The Irish-Italian Connection. Business Ireland (March), 42-43

2001

O'Neill, Maurice W. & O?Rourke, Brendan K. (2001). An Exploration of Structural Material Choice Processes in the Irish Residential Construction Sector. Conference paper presented to the 2nd International Construction Marketing Conference, Building Research Centre, Watford, United Kingdom.

2000

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (2000). What Should We Expect to be Different about How Expert Business Economists Solve Problems. In L. Borghans, W. H. Gijselaers, Milter, R.G.,  & J. E. Stinson (Eds.), Educational Innovation in Economics and Business III - Innovative Practices in Business Education (pp. 419-436). Dordrecht: Kluwer.

1998

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (1998). Designing Problems to Differentiate the Problem-Solving Approaches of Experts, Novice and Naïve Business Economists. Paper presented at the Educational Innovation in Economics & Business Annual Conference, Downtown Cleveland Marriott at the Key Center, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (1998). Roles of Economics in Business and Management Education. In R. G. Milter, J. E. Stinson & W. H. Gijselaers (Eds.), Educational Innovation in Economics and Business III - Innovative Practices in Business Education (pp. 51-63). Dordrecht: Kluwer.

1997

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (1997). Economics, Strategy and Business. Irish Marketing Review, 10, 70-72.

1996

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (1996). Stakeholder Capitalism for the United Kingdom. Irish Marketing Review, 9, 151-152.

1995

O'Rourke, Brendan K (1995). Marketing's Macroeconomic Context. Irish Marketing Review, 8, 128.

1994

O'Rourke, Brendan. K (1994). Sweden and the European Union. Employment International (September).

1993

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (1993). Marketing Economics. Marketing Communicator, IX (September).

1992

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (1992). The Economics of Sexist Pay. Irish Industrial Relations Review, I (6).

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (1992). A Sceptical Beginners Guide to the Dismal Science. Economic Affairs, XII(2).

1989

O'Rourke, Brendan K. (1989). An Analysis Of Public Policy Towards Private Forestry In The Republic Of Ireland. Unpublished Master Of Arts, University College Cork  (National University of Ireland), Cork.