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Management research on multinational corporations: a methodological critique

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Show simple item record Gunnigle, Patrick McDonnell, Anthony Lavelle, Jonathan Collings, David G 2009-01-23T13:15:03Z 2009-01-23T13:15:03Z 2007
dc.description 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.relation.ispartofseries Economic and Social Review: 38 (2), pp. 235-258
dc.subject MNC en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.title Management research on multinational corporations: a methodological critique en
dc.type Article en
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en
dc.type.restriction open en
dc.identifier.local 09KB3030

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