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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Ned Maddrell Lecture 2014
annual Ned Maddrell Lecture will take place on Thursday 19th June at Tynwald
Mills in St John's with guest speaker, Finbarr Bradley, discussing The Manx
Creative Edge: Why Authenticity and Place Matter.
was professor in the Economics Department at the National University of Ireland
(Maynooth) and the faculty member responsible for the setting up of the
Innovation Value Institute with Intel Ireland. He is published widely and has
co-authored two books with James Kennelly on the topics of innovation, learning
and sense of place; The Irish Edge: How Enterprises Compete on Authenticity and
Place (Orpen Press, 2013) and Capitalising on Culture, Competing on Difference
(Blackhall Publishing, 2008).
has been at the forefront of debate in Ireland about the links between
authenticity, culture, creativity and sustainable economic growth.
Vannin's Manx Language Development Officer, Adrian Cain, said, "He is an
exciting and challenging speaker whom, we feel, can add to the debate in the
Island about the nature of creativity and identity, and how it can feed into
diversification and growth for the Island."
currently teaches Green Business at the Smurfit School of Business, University
College Dublin, where he set up the MSc in Investment and Treasury during the
early days of Dublin's International Financial Services Centre and the
Irish-medium undergraduate degree in finance, computing and entrepreneurship.
annual Ned Maddrell Lecture is organised by Culture Vannin in conjunction with
Yn Çheshaght Ghailckagh (The Manx Language Society).