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Management research on multinational corporations: a methodological critique

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dc.contributor.author Gunnigle, Patrick
dc.contributor.author McDonnell, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Lavelle, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Collings, David
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-23T13:15:03Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-23T13:15:03Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation McDonnell, A., Lavelle, J., Gunnigle, P. and Collings, D. (2007) 'Management Research on Multinational Corporations: A Methodological Critique', available at: ULIR
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/101
dc.description non-peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract In the context of burgeoning research on multinational corporations (MNCs) this paper addresses the issue of the representativeness of databases of MNCs in Ireland. It identifies some important deficiencies in existing databases much used by scholars in the field. Drawing on the international literature, it finds that this problem also characterises research on MNCs in many other countries. In the Irish context we find that the extant empirical research has generally excluded two key categories of MNCs, namely, (a) foreign MNCs which are not grant-aided by the main industrial promotions agencies and (b) Irish-owned MNCs. The paper outlines our experience in identifying and addressing these deficiencies and describes the database which we established in an effort to more precisely define the MNC population in Ireland. More generally the paper reviews some of the issues and obstacles confronting scholars investigating the MNC sector in Ireland and abroad. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject MNC en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.title Management research on multinational corporations: a methodological critique en
dc.type Report en
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.identifier.local 09KB3030

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