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Victor Acinas,

International Business – An investigation of the factors that shape inter-organisational collaboration in international research and innovation.

Louis Brennan

Farhad Uddin Ahmed, 


International Business – The emergence of born global firms: a least developed country perspective.

Louis Brennan

Zahra Al-Nasser 

Accounting & Corporate Governance – Investigation of corporate governance structure on earnings quality in GCC countries.

Domenico Campa

Eva Barba



Social Entrepreneurship – Social entrepreneurship in a University context.

Denise Crossan

Paula Bolger

Finance & Corporate Governance – Financial statement fraud: the impact of social status, gender diversity and managerial hubris.

Aleksandar Sevic

Derek Brawn

Finance - An investigation into estimating the prospective equity risk premium based upon the historical experience of changing demographics, inflation & investment grade credit spreads.

Aleksandar Sevic

Malgorzata Bruen



Louis Brennan

Anne Burke

Strategy & Information Technology – An exploration of the factors that impede the alignment of organizational and ICT strategies in public service organizations.

Joe McDonagh

Danielle Byrne



Denise Crossan

Brendan Cannon

Government Policy – An exploration of what policy initiatives are required to develop a knowledge-based economy in Ireland?

Louis Brennan

Pearlean Chadha

International Finance – An investigation into the changing benefits of international portfolio diversification in the UK and Japan.

Jenny Berrill

Declan Cahill



Gemma Donnelly-Cox

I-Shuo Chen



Organization Behaviour – Extending the Job Demand-Resource model (JD-R model) of Work Engagement.

Martin Fellenz

Aisling Curley



Industry Evolution & Digital Technology – A study of the impact of Digital Technology on evolving industry structure.

James Quinn

Brian Dempsey

Organizational Change & Information Systems – An exploration of the role of Chief Information Officers during the process of information systems failure.

Joe McDonagh

Conor Dowling



Mary Lee Rhodes

Katrin Dreyer-Gibney


New Service Development – New service development in the University Sector: overcoming barriers and developing enablers.

Paul Coughlan

Ossama Elbatran


Gemma Donnelly-Cox

Keith Fitzgerald

International Finance – An investigation into the benefits of industrial versus international portfolio diversification for developed and emerging markets, in periods of crisis and non-crisis.

Jenny Berrill

David Foster

Finance – An analysis of movements on global copper futures markets.  Investigating the best way to trade copper.

Aleksandar Sevic

Allison Hearne

International Business / Development – Wages in Ireland up to 1973: An analysis of the relative wage levels in indigenous and foreign firms.

Frank Barry

James Holohan

Strategy & Information Systems. – An exploration of how the practices engaged in by IS managers help shape the alignment of business and IS strategies in public service organisations.

Joe McDonagh

Jeff Hughes

Strategy & Information Systems – An exploration of the practice of strategic IS planning by senior managers in public service organisations.

Joe McDonagh

Jennifer Hynes


Sarah-Jane Cullinane

Ellen Jamieson


Mairead Brady

Claire Kearney


Brian Lucey

Siobhan Killion

Strategy & Entrepreneurship – An investigation into the long-term sustainability of Irish Family Business's.

James Quinn

Markus Lamest

Marketing & Performance Measurement – An exploration of the role of and managerial use of metrics as data lenses: a study of marketing metrics and financial metrics use within the tourism sector.

Mairead Brady

Marco Lazzarino

International Finance – The role of statistical arbitrage in selecting portfolios of precious metals.

Jenny Berrill & Aleksandar Sevic

Sile Li

International Finance – The role of precious metals as safe havens and as “flight to safety” assets.

Brian Lucey

Tracey Lydon

Engineering & Product Development - Collaborative, open-innovation for the development of a micro-hydropower turbine to recover energy for water distribution networks: design, assessment and product development.

Aonghus McNabola & Paul Coughlan

Paul Lyons

Operations Management – An exploration of client-supplier relationship dynamics as each party seeks to maximise value from a Business Process Outsourcing arrangement.

Louis Brennan

Michelle MacMahon

Organizational Behaviour – Social network analysis with a particular focus on the implications of cognitive social structures on interpersonal and organisational effectiveness.

Martin Fellenz

Patricia Maher

New Product Development – Integrity of the function form interface: design for aesthetics.


Paul Coughlan

Munawar Malik


An ethnographic study of digital bohemia.

Norah Campbell & Gerard McHugh

Thomas Martin


International Finance – An investigation into changing patterns of firm level multi-nationality.

Jenny Berrill

Cormac Mullen

International Finance – An exploration of the role that firm-level geographic sales analysis can play in international portfolio diversification.

Jenny Berrill

Michael Nesdale


Frank Barry

Conor Neville



International Finance – Analysing the impact and role of Capital Structure on financial performance.

Brian Lucey

Fergal O’Connor


International Finance – A Behavioural and non-behavioural analysis of the London Gold Market.

Brian Lucey

Clare O’Mahony

International Business – Measuring foreign direct investment.

Frank Barry

Kathleen O’Toole


Organization Development & Change – Managing change in a national police force: an action research project.

David Coghlan

Nivedita Pande


International Finance - International diversification and momentum trading strategies.

Jenny Berrill

Steve Pitman

Organization Behaviour - An examination of the cross-over effect between the work engagement of nurses and patient experience and its influence on care outcomes.

Martin Fellenz

Yasmina Poggi

Human Resource Management & Knowledge Management – An investigation into the underlying mechanisms of knowledge-intensity in Irish and UK investment / fund firms using the Cultural-Historical Activity Theory framework.

Mary Keating

Christine Power

Engineering & Management – Evaluation and realisation in practice of the potential for energy recovery using hydropower technology in wastewater infrastructure.

Aonghus McNabola & Paul Coughlan

Mohammad Sarhan

Strategy & Information Systems – An exploration of the role of Chief Information Officers in aligning organizational and information systems strategies in public service organizations.

Joe McDonagh

Deepak Saxena

Organization Change & Information Systems – An exploration of the factors that enable or inhibit the introduction of enterprise systems in public service organisations.

Joe McDonagh

Mikhail Shengeliya

Labour Economics & Foreign Direct Investment – An exploration of the link between labour market flexibility and FDI attractiveness.

Louis Brennan

Haris Stavrinides


Andrew Burke

David Thomas



Louis Brennan

Samuel Vigne



International Finance - The behaviour of the Gold Price during extreme market movements.

Brian Lucey

Stephen Weir



Public Management & Public Policy – Policy changes in Ireland: applying punctuated equilibrium theory.

Mary Lee Rhodes

Frauke Wolf

Organizational Culture & Innovation – An exploration of the impact of organisational culture on innovation in multinational ICT companies.

Louis Brennan

Farhoodeh Zamani


Marketing & Digital Technology – Understanding social media data utilization in marketing decision-making.

Mairead Brady

Robert Zerjal

International Business / Development – An exploration of the macro / structural effects of Multinational Corporations' activities on developing countries.

Frank Barry