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 anything meaningful about multinational technology… | Read on »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Whitaker Institute has produced a new industrial baseline study for Galway to support the development of an economic plan for the city and county along with an accompanying website: www.galwaydashboard.ie. The study was launched on 21st July in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, and offers a snapshot of Galway across a broad spectrum of… | Read on »
Read the full China Daily Europe article written by Professor Grimes and Professor Marcela Miozzo (Manchester Business School) here.
The 2015 Technology Transfer Society Conference will take place at DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland from 28th – 30th October 2015 and will explore and examine the micro perspectives of technology transfer in different institutional, organizational and governance contexts through a variety of theoretical lens and using different methodological approaches. Submissions Those wishing to organize… | Read on »
Professor Grimes has focused his research in recent years on foreign investment in both Ireland and China, and he has recently published a number of articles in international journals on foreign technology investment in China in the context of China’s new indigenous innovation policy. Read the ChinaDaily Africa article here.
The transnational and interregional project Proactive Approach to Structural Change (ENNE) has studied regional preparation for sudden structural changes. The project is financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) via the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Finland. The findings are published by Lahti… | Read on »