News for: Innovation And Structural Change

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 anything meaningful about multinational technology… | 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 »

Call for Papers: Micro, Institutional and Practice Perspectives of Technology Transfer

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 »

Emeritus professor Seamus Grimes on the role of Chinese investment in Africa

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.

A ‘Proactive Approach to Structural Change’

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 »