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Articles from Vol. 16, 1995

An Analysis of the Investment Appraisal Practices of Irish Companies
IntroductionThe objective of this paper is to analyse, on two levels, the investment appraisal practices of the top 1,000 Irish companies. The first level is a standard extent of usage analysis, deriving some basic structural data on investment appraisal...
An Investigation into the Hedging Effectiveness of the Irish Interest Rate Futures Market
IntroductionThe economic rationale for the existence of futures markets is that they facilitate hedging: they allow the more risk averse market participants to transfer the risk of price changes to speculators more willing to bear such risks. Recent...
A Relationship Marketing Approach to Spectators as Consumers
IntroductionThe reigning paradigm that dominates the traditional marketing approach has been criticised for being incomplete and manipulative and for not taking into account the interaction and relationship aspect of marketing. Interactions and relationships...
Credit Unions in Northern Ireland: A Sector in Transition
IntroductionCredit unions are financial co-operatives based on the principles of open membership, democratic control, limited interest on capital, equal distribution of any surplus, education and federalisation. Currently, there are 570 registered credit...
Defining Uncertainty: The Implications for Strategic Management
IntroductionThe uncertainty construct dominates the administrative science literature and the management of uncertainty has been identified as the primary task facing managers (Thompson, 1967; Weick, 1969). Uncertainty arises from both the ambiguous...
Environmental Management in Northern Ireland Business: The Green Initiative
IntroductionEnvironmental considerations are rapidly emerging as a very important issue for business and management in the 90s (Klassen, 1993; Hutchinson and Chaston, 1994; Green Economy Working Group Report, 1994). Legal and public pressure in Europe...
Materialism and Its Measurement
"He thought they were successful, she thought they were blessed,With objects and material things, but I never was impressed,And when it all came crashing down, I became withdrawn,The only thing I knew how to do was to keep on keepin' on,Like a bird that...
The Evolution of Privatisation in Turkey and Its Impact on Turkish Trade Unions
IntroductionIn many countries, irrespective of their regimes or stages of development, the policies of governments in the 1980s dramatically shifted in favour of market-based solutions as opposed to the previous dominant "Keynesian" approach to economic...
The Introduction of Programmes to Prevent Accidents at Work: A Strategic Analysis
IntroductionEvery working day in Ireland there are, according to the 1993 Labour Force Survey, 62 work-related accidents, injuries or other incidents damaging to health. These have resulted, among other things, in around 3,000 people being off work for...
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