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Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, 2000

Human Resource Management Practices in SME's: A Comparative Analysis of Family and Non-Family Businesses
Introduction: It has become widely acknowledged during the last decade or so that large mainstream companies in the UK have adopted a new agenda for managing people. However, relatively little is know about the impact of this new agenda on small businesses....
Implementing a Balanced Scorecard: An Irish Example
INTRODUCTION The focus of this paper is the implementation of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) within an Irish division of a multinational company. The division operates within the semi-conductor industry and, for reasons of confidentiality, is subsequently...
Of Shadow and Substance: The Dilemma of Measuring Innovation
Contemporary accounts and trends underscore the centrality of creativity and innovation in business and management practice. Such competing values as, for instance, development, consolidation or stabilisation are in no way as appealing as concepts in...
On-Site Adjustment Support for German Expatriates in the Republic of Ireland: An Exploratory Study
Introduction Given the favourable investment conditions of comparatively low corporate taxes and a reasonably well skilled but - in a Western European context - still less expensive labour force, it is unsurprising that the Republic of Ireland continues...
Paradox in Policy and Practice: Trade Unions and Public Policy in the Republic of Ireland
Introduction This paper considers the interaction of public policy and industrial relations in the Republic of Ireland. Using recent research data the paper evaluates current developments in industrial relations with particular emphasis on the role of...
Phases in the Strategy Formation Process: An Exploratory Study of Irish SMEs
Introduction This paper provides a description of how strategies form and evolve in the small to medium-sized enterprise (SME). The results are based on a series of nine case studies and the methodology used involved an intensive, longitudinal, inductive...
The Enigma of Marketing Information
`Man can embody truth, but he cannot know it' (W. B. Yeats) Introduction In today's intensely competitive global business environment managers believe that the effective use of information can lead to competitive advantage. In this ever-changing environment...
Use of the Internet by Irish Companies for Investor Relations Purposes
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION This study investigates Irish company investor relations material on the Internet from two perspectives. Firstly, it looks at the extent Irish plc's provide Web sites for investor relations purposes. Secondly, it looks at...