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  • U.S. Presidential Elections and the referendum paradox 

    Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2011-02)
    In the United States, the president is elected by the Electoral College (EC) and not directly by individual voters. This can give rise to a so-called 'referendum paradox' in which one candidate receives more popular votes ...
  • Uncertainty in 'A Treatise on Probability' and the 'General Theory' 

    O'Connell, Joan (National University of Ireland, Galway, 1996-02)
    This paper is concerned with the relationship between Keynes's theory of probability and his later work on macroeconomics. It suggests that while the General Theory deals again with the subject of the Treatise on ...
  • Unitarism and employer resistance to trade unionism 

    Cullinane, Niall; Dundon, Tony (2012)
    Active employer resistance to trade union recognition is often explained through the rubric of the unitary ideology. Yet, little attention has been devoted to an examination of unitarism as an explanatory construct for ...
  • The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Mathematics in Economics. 

    Velupillai, K. Vela. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2004)
    In this paper I attempt to show that mathematical economics is unreasonably ineffective. Unreasonable, because the mathematical assumptions are economically unwarranted; ineffective because the mathematical formalizations ...
  • Usability and Acceptance in Small-Screen Information Systems 

    Scott, Murray; Gudea, Sorin; Golden, William; Acton, Thomas (2004)
    The small screen sizes of mobile phones can create problems for users. There is a need for acceptable user interfaces that enable a better, more maximised use of the limited screen size while still providing high ...
  • The use of web-based international surveys in information systems research 

    Lang, Michael (2002)
    There has been much interest of late in the use of Web-based surveys. However, the methodological issues of Web-based surveys are poorly understood. While this new medium permits low-cost wide-scale access to international ...
  • Using Agile Practices to Build Trust in an Agile Team: A Case Study. 

    McHugh, Orla; Conboy, Kieran; Lang, Michael (2010)
    Trust is an important aspect of any software development team, but particularly with self-managing teams as team members are very dependent on one another. Agile teams are considered to be self-managing and they employ ...
  • Using Agile Practices to Influence Motivation within IT Project Teams 

    McHugh, Orla; Conboy, Kieran; Lang, Michael (2011)
    This exploratory study of IT project teams in Sweden and Ireland investigates how three agile practices, namely daily stand-ups, iteration planning and iteration retrospectives, contribute to motivation or de-motivation ...
  • Using and Producing Ideas in Computable Endogenous Growth 

    Velupillai, K.V. (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)
    Using and Producing Ideas in Computable Endogenous Growth It is shown that Paul Romer's suggestion to model algorithmically the use and production of ideas in an endogenous growth model is formally feasible. Such a ...
  • Using CGE and Microsimulation Models for In come Distribution Analyses: A Survey. 

    O Donoghue, Cathal; Ahmed, Vaqar (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)
    This paper carries out a survey of CGE and Microsimulation models used in the evaluation of issues related directly or indirectly to incomes distribution. Different model structures are discussed which have been employed ...
  • Using Place Rank to Measure Sustainable Accessibility 

    Vega, Amaya (2012)
    Sustainability and its implications for transport planning is an area of growing interest to researchers, transport practitioners and policy makers. This study draws from recent research on the concept and measurement of ...
  • Using Web-based Surveys for Information Systems Research: An Experience Report. 

    Lang, Michael (2005)
    There has been much interest of late in the use of Web-based surveys. However, the methodological issues of Web-based surveys are poorly understood. This paper reports on the experiences gained from a recently conducted ...
  • Variations on the Theme of Conning in Mathematical Economics 

    Velupillai, K. Vela (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2006)
    The mathematization of economics is almost exclusively in terms of the mathematics of real analysis which, in turn, is founded on set theory (and the axiom of choice) and orthodox mathematical logic. In this paper I try ...
  • Varieties of Mathematics in Economics 

    Velupillai, K. Vela (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007)
    Real analysis, founded on the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms, buttressed by the axiom of choice, is the dominant variety of mathematics utilized in the formalization of economic theory. The accident of history that led to this ...
  • Vicarious liability and employment discrimination 

    Buckley, Lucy-Ann (Oxford University Press, 1997)
    The issue of employer liability for discriminatory acts committed by employees is complex and contentious. In tort, the established principle is that 'every act which is done by a servant in the course of his duty is ...
  • Waiving and Exercising Rights in the Theory of Social Situations 

    Gekker, Ruvin (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005)
    The present paper analyses different formulations of individual rights within a traditional social choice-theoretic framework and a game form framework. It proposes a theory of social situations as a basis for some new ...
  • Web Reservation International 

    Cunningham, James; Golden, William (2005)
    The case describes the market growth of Web Reservation International an Irish SME company, which is a market leader in the Budget, Independent and Youth Travel (BIYT) market through its online reservation system. The ...