News for: Performance Management

Organisational Ambidexterity

Ambidexterity in general refers to the ability to do two things equally well (e.g. use of right and left hands) and organisational ambidexterity refers to the simulaneous ability to exploit existing capabilities and explore new capabilities. This is seen as paving the way for introducing both radical and incremental innovations in the marketplace. For many… | Read on »

Optimum Territorial Reforms and Local Authority Amalgamations: Does Size Matter?

The economic rationale frequently cited for local government territorial reforms and municipal amalgamations is the economies of scale argument. It is argued that in the subnational public sector sphere larger councils may exhibit scale economies, and provide services at a lower per unit cost than smaller councils. As against the ‘small is beautiful’ argument that… | 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 »

Protecting multiple types of innovation

Engaging in multiple types of innovation with different time horizons and risk levels has been found to be important for organisational performance. However, organisations face particular challenges when they engage in more than one type of innovation such as radical, incremental, customer-oriented, and technological innovation. Typically, innovations with a greater likelihood of short-term success command… | Read on »

PROJMAN 2017 – call for papers

An AIS affiliated conference Barcelona, Spain November 8-10, 2017   Call for papers It is our great pleasure to invite you to ProjMAN 2017 – International Conference on Project MANagement, an AIS Affiliated Conference, which will be held in Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and Europe. Being part of Catalunya, it… | Read on »

Want to be an ambidextrous company like Apple – use your KPIs to generate some conflict!

Apple is no stranger to conflict and while the company would undoubtedly prefer to avoid the current conflict over taxation, it is likely that conflict within the management team has contributed to its success as a highly ambidextrous company. What is ambidexterity in an organisation? Organisational ambidexterity refers to simultaneously engaging in activities that exploit… | Read on »

Fair and Sustainable Taxation in the EU

Listen to new research findings on the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base and other EU own resource taxes and their budgetary impact. Get to know fiscal policies that make for a fair and sustainable tax collection. Also learn about equal, socially and environmentally sustainable taxation in practice. Take part in discussions on how to create… | Read on »

The Financial Performance of Irish Local Government

Local councils in Ireland experienced the same boom and bust conditions that the national government and the general economy witnessed since 2007/8. Whereas the public finances of central government have been subject to much research and debate, the same level of scrutiny was not applied to subnational government and local public finances. Yet, local government… | Read on »

Industry Workshop on Organisational Ambidexterity

Members of the Performance Management Cluster at the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change in association with Deloitte delivered a very successful workshop for the medical device industry on Thursday 26th November in the G Hotel, Galway attended by senior managers from medical device companies and the accounting profession. This workshop was designed to… | Read on »