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Who are the multinationals? A methodological critique

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dc.contributor.author McDonnell, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Lavelle, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Gunnigle, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Collings, David G.
dc.coverage.spatial Ireland en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-19T11:36:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-19T11:36:43Z
dc.date.created 02/05/2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation McDonnell, A., Lavelle, J., Gunnigle, P. and Collings, D.G. (2006) 'Who are the multinationals? A methodological critique', available: ULIR en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/57
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 multinational corporations (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 in an effort to more precisely define the MNC population in Ireland, and more generally reviews some of the issues and obstacles confronting scholars investigating the MNC sector in Ireland and abroad. en
dc.format.extent 1,073,500 bytes en_US
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.rights See licence en
dc.subject multinational corporations en
dc.subject research en
dc.subject MNC en
dc.subject database representation en
dc.title Who are the multinationals? A methodological critique en
dc.type Report en
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en
dc.type.supercollection ul_working_papers en
dc.type.restriction none


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