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  • A design for environment (DFE) product analysis 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Dobbs, Jacqueline (2007)
    Environmental legislation is holding electrical and electronic manufacturers accountable for the disposal of their products at end of life. In order to reduce disposal costs, manufacturers are seeking to optimise product ...
  • Design for experience: An analysis of the Irish Creative Industry 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2012)
    In this paper we report on the results of an exploratory study that investigated the experiences of key informants from SMEs in the Irish creative sector that are involved in design. A purposive sample of 56 small firms ...
  • Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: An analysis of Japanese Investment in Ireland using the Kano model 

    Cormican, Kathryn (IEEE, 2013-06)
    This paper presents findings from an analysis of the location-specific foreign direct investment (FDI) factors that attract Japanese multinational companies (MNCs) to Ireland. Data was collected from 11 Japanese MNCs and ...
  • Developing a self assessment audit to support product innovation management 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2000)
    Product innovation is critical to the success of most design and manufacturing enterprises. It is widely recognised that effective co ordination, organisation and management affects product innovation success rates. Self ...
  • Development of a structured on-the-job training model 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Masterson, Fiona (2007)
    This paper examines the potential of using knowledge management in developing a structured on-the-job training programme. Using a qualitative multiple case study approach, multiple sources of evidence were collected from ...
  • The development of a supplier performance evaluation tool 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Cunningham, Michael (2005)
    As product life cycles continue to shrink and global competition increases, manufacturers are outsourcing what they consider to be non-strategic activities in order to focus on their core competencies. Consequently these ...
  • Electrically-Heated Ceramic Composite Tooling for Out-of-Autoclave Manufacturing of Large Composite Structures 

    Ó Brádaigh, Conchúr M.; Doyle, Adrian; Doyle, Derrick; Feerick, P.J. (2011)
    This paper describes the development of electrically-heated ceramic composite tooling, aimed primarily at the manufacture of large composites structures, for aerospace or for wind energy. The tooling is designed to operate ...
  • Enterprise knowledge management 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2000)
    The knowledge-based theory of a firm suggests that knowledge is the only remaining sustainable resource that can provide competitive advantage in dynamic environments. Knowledge is a key resource that must be actively ...
  • Enterprise modeling for the customer focused company 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Shang, Yue (2002)
    The business environment is changing at an accelerated pace. Consequently, continuous systemic changes within companies are imperative. We are witnessing a shift in the way organizations are designed, structured and ...
  • An exploration of open innovation in university technology transfer 

    Coleman, Maébh; Cormican, Kathryn (2010)
    In addition to their well established teaching and research missions, universities are increasingly seen as essential contributors to economic development . The vanguard of this movement is the push toward technology ...
  • An exploratory framework for the successful commercialisation of combination products 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Masterson, Fiona (2012-06)
    Combination products are at the forefront of innovation in the biomedical technology sector technology sector. The successful commercialisation of these products, which combine two or more different single-entity products: ...
  • A framework to support knowledge transfer in the service sector 

    Cormican, Kathryn; Gill, Simrn; Folan, Paul (2010)
    This paper introduces a framework for supporting and analysing knowledge transfer in the service sector, which centres on the individual in the process. It argues that the individual is at the centre of the transfer process ...
  • A groupware system for product innovation management 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David (2004)
    We are experiencing a radical shift in the way organisations are designed, structured and organised. New organisational forms such as strategic partnerships and networks are replacing simple market based transactions and ...
  • A happy threesome: Innovation, Creativity and Business Support 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2009)
    Businesses, whether for-profit and nonprofit, are facing change like never before. Numerous driving forces to this change include a rapidly expanding marketplace (globalization), and increasing competition, diversity among ...
  • ICT as an Opportunity for Regional Development: the Extremadura Case 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2007)
    The present paper describes the case of Extremadura Region as well as the lessons that can be learned from the processes of re-focussing its regional growth strategy. A brief introduction will show the way many regions or ...
  • Implementation of an AmI system in a Manufacturing SME 

    Gill, Simrn; Cormican, Kathryn (2008)
    SME's are facing greater challenges due to increased labour cost and reduced cycle times. To adapt to these challenges they need systems in place that will enable them to be flexible, effective and efficient. This is the ...
  • Incompressible moving boundary flows with the finite volume particle method 

    Quinlan, Nathan J.; Nestor, Ruairi M. (Elsevier, 2010-03-24)
    Mesh-free methods offer the potential for greatly simplified modeling of flow with moving walls and phase interfaces. The finite volume particle method (FVPM) is a mesh-free technique based on interparticle fluxes which ...
  • The influence of technology on the development of partnership relationships in the Irish construction industry 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2013)
    This paper investigates the potential for improvement in the construction supply chain management (SCM) given the current crisis in the Irish construction industry. The research was undertaken because of the need to improve ...
  • Innovation management for product and process development 

    Cormican, Kathryn; O'Sullivan, David; Browne, Jim; Yu, Ming; Dooley, Lawrence (2000)
    Industry we are told manages change poorly. Surveys indicate that over 50% of change programmes fail to meet objectives. The reasons cited are all too familiar: poor goal definition, poor alignment of actions to goals and ...
  • Key challenges for inter and intra enterprise knowledge transfer 

    Cormican, Kathryn (2004)
    Knowledge is a key resource that must be managed if improvement efforts are to succeed and businesses are to remain competitive in global markets. In recent years, researchers, consultants and practitioners have developed ...