News for: Innovation And Structural Change

The Irish Times – The paradox of teams: diverse teams are smarter but not easy

Whitaker Institute member Dr Rachel Hilliard, leader of the Innovation and Structural Change cluster, and Laura Tighe, who carried out prize-winning research on team diversity while studying for her MSc in Human Resource Management at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, co-wrote an article in The Irish Times, covering all matters teamwork, including group bonding, organisational climate and… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – The changing world of a multinational subsidiary in Ireland

Whitaker Institute member Professor Esther Tippmann, of the Innovation and Structural Change cluster, has co-authored a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm with Mark Gantly. The article argues the nature of what a subsidiary company does has changed dramatically, which brings challenges for local managers. The changing world of a multinational subsidiary in Ireland “Today, most subsidiaries… | Read on »

Writers’ Retreat – December 2nd-4th

The Whitaker Writers’ Retreat ran from 2-4 December this year. Over twenty staff from the Whitaker and Moore Institutes signed up to spend some protected time away from the office working on a publication. Most who were on the retreat were working on journal articles and substantial progress was made with many people reporting completed… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: How rural and agricultural areas can deal with climate change

An RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Sinead Mellett delves into RiskAquaSoil, a Whitaker project which aims to improve farmers resilience to the affects of climate change. How rural and agricultural areas can deal with climate change     “A pilot study revealed that farmers in Ireland are concerned about severe weather events and its effects on… | Read on »

Prof Grimes Discusses Apple’s Global Value Chains in Asia

  Prof Séamus Grimes — a member of the Whitaker Institute’s Innovation and Structural Change and Social Sciences Research Centre research clusters — recently spoke with Yves Gassot, the CEO IDATE DigiWorld Institute, about the intricacies of Apple’s global value chains in Asia. “About seven years ago, I began to realise that if I was to say… | Read on »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

Entrepreneurial Universities and Economic Impact

Universities’ missions and scope have evolved from teaching and research to engaging what is described as third mission, or entrepreneurship activities. These entrepreneurship activities can range from incubation facilities to accelerator programmes designed to support nascent entrepreneurs. Through their multiple missions, entrepreneurial university contribute to economic and societal developments. Universities are now being seen as… | Read on »

Special Issue of Journal of International Entrepreneurship examines international university-based technology entrepreneurship

Dr Natasha Evers, a member of the Structural Change and Innovation research cluster is a joint guest editor of the Journal of International Entrepreneurship special issue on International Interactions and Activities of University-Based Technology Entrepreneurship.  This special issue explores the international aspects of academic and university-based international entrepreneurship. View Volume 14, Issue 3, September 2016… | Read on »