Dermot McCarthy

Dr Dermot McCarthy

  • Principal Academic
  • Executive Business Centre EB401, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Dr. Dermot McCarthy graduated from University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Business Studies in 2003, majoring in economics and finance and doing a minor in econometrics. He continued his studies at the University of Limerick, graduating with a PhD in 2007 and remained as a post-doctorate research fellow with the university until January 2010. Since that time, he has heled the positions of lecturer, senior lecturer, and principal lecturer in economics at Bournemouth University.

Dermot teaches a variety of units in economics across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His approach to teaching places a strong emphasis on active learning, problem-solving and critical thinking. He believes in applying innovative assessment strategies, that challenge students to apply economic theory and techniques in understanding contemporary economic and societal issues.

Dermot has been involved programme and curriculum development withing the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. He was Programme Leader for the department’s postgraduate courses from 2013 to 2020, overseeing two programme reviews...


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDG:

Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Journal Articles


  • McCarthy, D., 2015. Employees Financial Participation. In: Holscher, J. and Toman, H., eds. Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics. Springer.


  • Mccarthy, D., 2017. Caring companies and their caring employees: an examination of the relationship between PSM and CSR. In: International Research Society For Public Management (IRSPM) Conference 1-3 April 2014 Birmingham.
  • Tabvuma, V., Homberg, F. and McCarthy, D., 2014. National determinants of Public Service Motivation. In: International Research Society for Public Management Conference 9-14 April 2014 Carleton University, Ottowa, Canada.
  • McCarthy, D., Homberg, F., Wei, P. and Tabvuma, V., 2014. Comparing Public Service Motiviation in the Case of the Chinese Public and Private Sector. In: American Society for Public Administration 14-18 March 2013 Washington DC, USA.
  • Homberg, F., Tabvuma, V. and McCarthy, D., 2013. Public Service Motivation: A meta-analytic investigation. In: International Research Society for Public Management Conference 9-12 April 2013 Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Hanson, J., Crowley, E. and McCarthy, D., 2012. GROW@BU: A strategy to use professional coaching behaviours to support student retention and success. In: Higher Education Academy Annual Conference - Great Expectations: Are you ready? 3-4 July 2012 University of Manchester. London: Higher Education Academy.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Contemporary Economic Issues
  • Business and Financial Economics
  • Workshop on Research Methods - STATA

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Macroeconomics 2
  • Macroeconomics for Business 2
  • Microeconomics for Business 2


  • International Study on Public Sector Motivation (National Natural Science Foundation of China, 01 Jan 2013). Awarded
  • Investigating Public Service Motivation Across Europe (BU Fusion Fund, 20 Mar 2012). Completed
  • Investigating Public Service Motivation Across Europe (British Academy, 01 Sep 2011). Completed
  • Role of Employee Share Ownership in Privatisation: The Case of Aer Lingus (Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 01 Sep 2008). Completed
  • Privatisation and Employee Share Ownerhips: The Case of Eircom (Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 20 Oct 2005). Completed


  • PhD in Economics (University of Limerick, 2008)


  • P4 Research Group, Associate,