Dr Adele Smith-Auchmuty

School of Business

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School of Business Building
24A
(01) 474 6549

Biography

Dr Adele Smith-Auchmuty lectures in International Business and Corporate Entrepreneurship. Before joining Maynooth University, she was the Registrar at Galway Business School and an Associate Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She earned her PhD from the Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previously, she completed an MSc in International Business at the University of Ulster.

Her research explores born global companies with a particular focus on networks in evolving industries such as the animation industry. In her recent research, she analyses the domestic horizontal network membership of accelerated international firms. She has published her research in the International Marketing Review and the European Journal of International Management and presented at both national and international conferences. She is a member of the international entrepreneurship scholars network.

Adele’s teaching experience includes undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programs in International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Leadership and Management and Organisational Psychology. She has designed, developed and facilitated creative programmes in online and blended delivery domains.

Beyond academia, she is the founder and Managing Director of a successful retail business for the past 15 years. 

Research Interests

Adele’s research interests include
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Born Globals / Accelerated Internationalisation
- Network Relationships
- International Business Management
- Dynamic Capabilities
- Industry and Academia Collaboration 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Inside born globals’ international network: A microscopic study of the Irish digital animation sector'
Smith, A. & Ryan, P. A. Evers, N. (2014) 'Inside born globals’ international network: A microscopic study of the Irish digital animation sector' In: Handbook on International Alliance and Network Research. USA: Edward Elgar. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Local horizontal network membership for accelerated global market reach'
Ryan P.;Evers N.;Smith A.;Andersson S. (2019) 'Local horizontal network membership for accelerated global market reach'. International Marketing Review, 36 (1):6-30 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Born Global Networks: The Role of Connectors'
Smith, A. & Ryan, P. A. Collings, D. (2012) 'Born Global Networks: The Role of Connectors'. European Journal of International Management, [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Network Sketch of a Horizontal Network
Smith, A., Ryan, P., & Evers, N. (2017) Network Sketch of a Horizontal Network McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference [Details]
2017 Cartoon Network: Rapid Internationalisation for Born Global Members of a Community of Practice
Smith, A., Ryan, P., Evers, N., & Andersson, S. (2017) Cartoon Network: Rapid Internationalisation for Born Global Members of a Community of Practice Entrepreneurship Future 2017 [Details]
2016 The Black Box of Irish Animators
Smith, A., Ryan, P., Evers, N. & Andersson, S. (2016) The Black Box of Irish Animators Irish Academy of Management [Details]
2015 Inside the Born Globals’ International Network: A Microscopic Examination
Smith, A., Ryan, P., & Evers, N. (2015) Inside the Born Globals’ International Network: A Microscopic Examination Irish Academy of Management Conference [Details]
2014 Bridging the Gap between Born Globals and Internationalisation
Smith, A. & Ryan, P. (2014) Bridging the Gap between Born Globals and Internationalisation AIB-UK Conference [Details]
2014 Innovative Entrepreneurs: Born Global Founders
Smith, A. & Ryan, P (2014) Innovative Entrepreneurs: Born Global Founders McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference [Details]
2013 The Internationalisation of Entrepreneurs within the Indigenous Irish ‘Born Global’ Digital Animation Sector
Smith, A. and Ryan, P. (2013) The Internationalisation of Entrepreneurs within the Indigenous Irish ‘Born Global’ Digital Animation Sector 1st International Workshop The Evolution of Knowledge in International Entrepreneurship [Details]
2011 Born Global Networks: The Role of Connectors
Smith, A. and Ryan, P. (2011) Born Global Networks: The Role of Connectors McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference [Details]
2011 Born Global Networks
Smith, A. and Ryan, P. (2011) Born Global Networks Irish Academy of Management Conference [Details]
2009 International Entrepreneurship and ‘Born Globals
Smith, A. and Ryan, P. (2009) International Entrepreneurship and ‘Born Globals Business-Excellence Ro Conference [Details]
2009 An Investigation of International Entrepreneurship and Born Globals
Smith, A. and Ryan, P. (2009) An Investigation of International Entrepreneurship and Born Globals Irish Academy of Management Conference [Details]

Teaching Interests

Adele’s teaching interests lie within the fields of
 - International Business,
 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
 - Strategic Management,
 - Leadership and Management 
 - Organisational Psychology.