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Dr. Jamie Power

Dr. Jamie Power
EU Research Programme Manager, RIKON

As the EU Programme Research Manager for RIKON, Jamie’s role intersects both the applied and academic wings of the Group in terms of consulting, academic and applied research portfolios. The diverse nature of his role enables him to interact with academic, industry and policy stakeholders in pursuit of the development and application of applied service innovation knowledge solutions.

Jamie leads the development of RIKON’s national and European project, collaboration and research funding activities in addition to coordinating the Group’s knowledge transfer, publication and dissemination agendas. He represents RIKON as a work package leader in recently commenced FP7-ICT-2013-10 Coordination and Support Action ‘IPaCSO’ Innovation Framework for Privacy and Cyber Security Market Opportunities.

Jamie is also an active researcher in the field of service innovation policy and practice, and has and continues to develop numerous publications in this evolving field. His research interests include, but are not limited to: Service innovation policy and practice; national and EU service innovation project development; consumer, business and market research; HRM research; and qualitative (NVIVO) and quantitative (SPSS) data analysis.

Research Group : Research in Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and Organisational Networks 

As the EU Research Programme Manager for RIKON, Jamie leads the development of the Group’s national and European project, collaboration and research funding activities in addition to coordinating the Group’s knowledge transfer, publication and dissemination agendas.

2013-2015: Work Package Leader leader in FP7-ICT-2013-10 Coordination and Support Action ‘IPaCSO’ Innovation Framework for Privacy and Cyber Security Market Opportunities.

2012: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences ‘New Ideas’ Funding Award Recipient. Project title: Developing Ireland’s Service Innovation Research Potential: Competency Mapping and International Collaboration Roadmap Development.

2012: Fáilte Ireland Applied Research Scheme Funding. Project title: Maximising the Niche Potential of Senior Tourism for Irish Culture and Heritage Firms in Off-Peak Season: A Pilot Study.

PHD 2009 : “Collaborative HRM Delivery: Surfacing the Features and Associated Impacts that Emerge in Line Manager-HR Professional Relationships”, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Jamie is an active researcher in the field of service innovation and have and continue to develop numerous publications and have presented at an array of management, business and innovation related conferences:

  • Lynch, P., Power, J., Hussey, J. & Blommerde, T. (2013) “Reimagining Ireland’s Innovation Landscape to Realise the Potential of Service Innovation, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford [forthcoming].
  • Power, J., Hussey, J. & Lynch, P. (2012) “Illuminating Applied Service Innovation Research with SMEs: The Case of the Rikon Group”, Irish Academy of Management Conference, National University of Ireland Maynooth.
  • Power, J. & Lynch, P. (2012) “Towards Developing a Research Roadmap for Service Innovation in Ireland”, InterTradeIreland Innovation Conference 2012, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  •  Power, J., Lynch, P. & Holden, M.T. (2010) “Rethinking Innovation Policy in Ireland: A Critical Critique, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Power, J., Garavan, T. & Milner, B. (2008) “Illuminating the Relationship between Line Mangers and HR Professionals: A Social Exchange Perspective”, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Dublin City University.
  • Power, J., Garavan, T. & Milner, B. (2007) “Reconciling the Theory and Practice of Line Management Involvement in HR: The Case of an Irish Semi-State”, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Queens University Belfast.
  • Power, J. & Milner, B. (2006) “Exploring the Strategic Aspects of Devolvement of HRM to Line Managers: The Case of an Irish Semi-State”, Irish Academy of Management Conference, University College Cork.

Jamie has received recognition for his research acumen through competitively securing multiple Irish Research Council awards in addition to Waterford Institute of Technology’s Advanced Scholar and PhD Student of the Year accolades.

  • IRCHSS New Ideas Award Recipient (2011/2012)
  • PhD student of the year award, W.I.T. (2009)
  • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship Recipient (2006-2009)
  • Advanced Scholar Award Recipient, W.I.T (2005/2006)

2008: Part-Time Lecturer – Waterford Institute of Technology

Subjects taught: Introduction to Management and Business Strategy.

2014 – present: EU Research Programme Manager, RIKON

2011-2013: Academic Research Manager, RIKON

2009-2011: Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKON

2001-2005: General Operative, Waterford Crystal