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Dr. Rachel Hilliard BComm, MA, Ph.D.
| Rachel’s research interests are in the area of the role of learning and innovation in organisations, developing organisational capability theory and especially the nascent theoretical area of dynamic capabilities. She has applied this to understanding the capacity of firms to adapt environmental innovation. She also researches the role of capabilities at the regional and national level, including governance capability of national systems. She has previously held a Visiting Fellowship at the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex University. She was a member of the TASC expert working group and industrial policy commission. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Innovation, research and Competence on the Learning Economy at Lund University, one of the leading centres for innovation studies in Europe.
Rachel is supervising PhD students looking at the areas of inter-organisational learning, mechanisms for knowledge transfer and capabilities for environmental innovation.
Rachel has worked as a lecturer in Management at NUI Galway since 2002. She has served as Associate Head of School with responsibility for developing the School's research culture and profile. She is also an Associate Academic Director of the AUA’s suite of technology management postgraduate programmes: MSc in Technology Management, Diploma in Technology Commercialisation, Diploma in Innovation Management.
Dr Rachel Hilliard holds a BCommerce from University College Cork and an MA in Economics of the European Union from the University of Exeter. She completed her PhD, ‘Learning to change: the role of organisational capabilities in industry reposonse to environmental regulation,’ at Dublin City University Business School in 2002. She has previously worked in industry, as a researcher on a European international project at QUB and as a lecturer in DCU.
Hilliard Rachel and David Jacobson (2011). ‘Cluster versus Firm-specific Factors in the Development of Dynamic Capabilities in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Ireland: A Study of Responses to Changes in Environmental Protection Regulations.’ Regional Studies, Vol 45(10), pp. 1319-1328. [link]
Goldstein, Don, Rachel Hilliard and Valerie Parker (2011) Environmental performance and practice across sectors: Methodology and preliminary results. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 19(9-10), pp. 946-957. [link]
Hilliard RM and R Green (2005). ‘Governance and Institutional Change in Ireland.’ In S. Remoe (ed.) Governance of Innovation Systems. Paris: OECD. [link]
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Hilliard, R.M., Jacobson, D. (2011) 'Cluster Versus Firm Specific Factors in the Development of Dynamic Capabilities in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Ireland: A Study of Responses to Changes in Environmental Protection Regulations'. Regional Studies, 45 (10):1319-1328. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Goldstein, D,Hilliard, R,Parker, V (2011) 'Environmental performance and practice across sectors: methodology and preliminary results'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 19 :946-957. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Hilliard, R (2006) 'The Role of Organizational Capabilities in Cleaner Technology Adoption: an Analysis of the Response of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sector in Ireland to IPC Licensing Regulations'. European Environment, 16 :336-349. [DOI] [Details]|
|Hilliard, R. (2004) 'Conflicting Views: Neoclassical, Porterian, and Evolutionary Approaches to the Analysis of the Environmental Regulation of Industrial Activity'. Journal Of Economic Issues, 38 (2):509-517. [Details]|
|Hilliard, R (2012) 'Dynamic capability in action at PharmaCorp' In: Dundon, T; Wilkinson, A (eds). Case Studies in Global Management. Australia: Tilde University Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Tallott, M; McCarthy A, Hilliard, R (2012) 'A Journey Towards Becoming a Learning Organisation: Crann Iorrais Teoranta' In: Dundon, T; Wilkinson, A (eds). Case Studies in Global Management. Australia: Tilde University Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Cunningham, J.; Hilliard, R (2010) 'LotusWorks' In: O'Riordan, C; Lynch, P (eds). Managerial Challenges in Irish Organisations. Dublin: Orpen Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Cunningham, J., Hilliard, R. (2009) 'Lotus Automation' In: Ernst and Young Irish Entrepreneur of the Year Case Collection. Dublin: Blackhall Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Hilliard, R.;Green, R. (2005) 'Governance and Institutional Change in Ireland' In: Svend Remoe (eds). Governance of Innovation Systems (MONIT). Paris: OECD. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Hilliard, R.; Jacobson, D (2003) 'Regional Aspects of Environmental Regulation: The Case of the Irish Pharmaceutical Sector' In: O'Leary, E (eds). Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. Dublin: Liffey Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
Innovation and Technology Management