Irish Journal of Management

A journal of articles covering inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives in modern organizational management issues.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, 2004

Action Research in the Academy: Why and Whither? Reflections on the Changing Nature of Research1
Ten years ago I published an article in IBAR on action research (Coghlan, 1994). In that article I introduced action research, defined it and contrasted it with case studies and ethnography. In this paper I want to reflect on the ten years of practising...
An Examination of the Leaving Certificate Accounting Syllabus
INTRODUCTIONThe Irish education system at secondary level consists of a three-year junior cycle, at the end of which each student sits the Junior Certificate examination. In senior cycle there is an optional Transition Year programme followed by a two-year...
Designing Organisations to Survive in the Global Economy: An Insider's Account
INTRODUCTIONThere seems to be a general recognition that continuous increasing productivity is an absolute necessity if an organisation is going to survive in the global economy.Towards that end, many companies have initiated large-scale downsizing of...
Enhancing Performance Capacity in the Workplace: A Reflection on the Significance of the Individual
INTRODUCTIONIreland's move to a knowledge-based economy, backed by supportive government policies, has been acclaimed for its success and questioned for its sustainability. Green (2002) praises the National Development Plan 2002-2006, but identifies...
Evaluating Relationship Quality in a Business-to-Business Context
INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, the well-established transactional view of marketing has been increasingly questioned in the academic literature. As competition between businesses becomes more demanding and perceived product differentiators become less...
Irish Female Entrepreneurs: Mapping the Route to Internationalisation
INTRODUCTIONAccording to Deakins and Freel (1998), it seems to be generally accepted that a vibrant and healthy economy depends highly on the competitive advantage that can be gained from a strong and dynamic small business sector. Many national governments...
Is the Internet the Worldwide Cultural Catalyst? A Theoretical Approach
"A powerful force drives the world toward a converging commonality ..."(Levitt, 1983: 92)"... through the mediation of information and communication technologies, new patterns of social and cultural organization are emerging."(Martin, 1995: 11)INTRODUCTIONThe...
The Analysis of Markets in Marketing: Weakness in Marketing Theory
Over 30 years ago, Michael Halbere (1965: xxv) wrote:There is a great deal of data and knowledge already available about the operation of the marketing system; there is relatively little available to marketing theorists about the conceptual and formal...
The Market for Organic Milk Products in Ireland: Irish Case Study in Comparison with Danish and Austrian Cases
INTRODUCTIONIn recent years there has been considerable market growth for organic food products in Europe. As a consequence of, or a contributor to, this growth, the land under organic management in Europe more than tripled and further significant increases...
Universities and Technology Transfer: A Review of Academic Entrepreneurship Literature
ABSTRACTThe commercial exploitation of new knowledge created in universities has become increasingly important to universities and to the governments that fund university research. One of the key avenues through which commercialisation occurs is the...