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A Green Agenda for the Irish Renewable Energy Sector
Tight Clusters or Loose Networks? The Critical Role of Inward FDI in Cluster Creation
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) in instigating a clustering process. In particular, the study examines the situation in which FDI is initially attracted to a ...
The Role of MNCs in Knowledge Accumulation, Absorption and Utilization in Indigenous Irish firms: A case study of the Galway Medical Technology Cluster
This study examines the multifaceted role of MNCs in capabilities development of indigenous firms within a high-tech industrial cluster. The paper explores how MNCs and indigenous firms are involved in producing related ...
Glorified administrators or eminent research leaders: the inhibiting factors that publicly funded principal investigators experience in leading collaborative research projects
Publicly funded research continues to be an important and critical source of research funding for Higher Education Institutions, public research organisations and industry with many benefits accruing to the various ...
Local Clusters and Global Entrepreneurship: The significance of spatial and relational propinquity in new firm formation
This paper explores the significance of local proximity for new firm formation in particular industries. Within the literature, entrepreneurs are viewed as critical to industrial cluster formation and development in ...
Cost competitive places: the winners and losers in the global flows of foreign direct investment
In the early days of 2009 the city of Limerick in the mid-west region of Ireland was dealt a massive blow by the PC manufacturer Dell. After months, if not years of speculation, the company had finally decided to move all ...
Exploring Market Orientation in New Export Ventures: A case analysis of Irish Seafood firms
This paper is exploratory and offers insights into the way in which market orientation (MO) is manifested in small entrepreneurial exporters operating in the global seafood sector. Market orientation is used (Kohli and ...
Culture and Creativity: The case study from the West of Ireland
Recent years have shown a growing appreciation for the place of culture in sustaining economic and social prosperity. This paper explores this recognition through a case study of Galway City on the west coast of Ireland. ...
Network Enabled Capabilities and Competitive Technology Clusters in Ireland
The Network approach is a useful heuristic tool that enables us to focus on the network structure, inter-linkages between actors and help determining how the networks change over time. The present study used the network ...