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Chiquita Brands and the banana business: brands and labour relations transformations
This paper reports the results of research investigating the evolution of environmentally and socially responsible strategies and practices within the banana industry. An historical overview of a major multinational ...
Exploring geographic variation in corporate broadband adoption; evidence from Irish small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs)
We explore the context-speci c determinants of broadband takeup among small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs), attempting to shed some light on the sources of the considerable geographic variation in particular. We ...
A Balancing Act: Managing the global-local dimensions of industrial clusters through the mechanism of 'lead' organisations
The purpose of this paper is to investigate 'leading' organisations in a region to understand how the balance between the global and local dimensions can be managed by clusters. Two cases of industrial clusters are employed ...
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 ...
Inward foreign investment and the clustering process: the case of the medical technology sector in Ireland
This paper investigates how, if at all, inward foreign investment can instigate a clustering process when such investment is initially attracted to a region as a result of targeted public policy rather than the existence ...
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 ...