Business Research Publications Update- February 2019

26 February 2019

The following lists recent journal and book publications by TU Dublin faculty- February 2019

Congratulations to John Hogan of the School of Marketing, and colleagues Michele Crepaz (TCD and formerly DIT School of Marketing) Raj Chari (TCD) and Gary Murphy (DCU) on the publication of their chapter “International Dynamics in Lobbying Regulation” in the volume Lobbying in the European Union, the volume is the product of a four year international collaboration examining lobbying across the European Union.  

  • International Dynamics in Lobbying Regulation in, editor(s)D. Dialer and M. Richter , Lobbying in the European Union: Strategies, Dynamics and Trends, Switzerland, Springer, 2019, pp49 - 65, [M. Crepaz, R. Chari, J. Hogan, G. Murphy] 

Congratulations to our PhD student and TU Dublin -Tallaght Campus colleague Ciara Graham  and Dr Brendan K. O'Rourke  (School of Marketing) on the publication of their paper ' Cooking a corporation tax controversy: Apple, Ireland and the EU' in Critical Discourse Studies. 

  • Graham, C., & O’Rourke, B. K. (2019). Cooking a corporation tax controversy: Apple, Ireland and the EU. Critical Discourse Studies

ABSTRACT

Given the centrality of corporations in distribution of income and wealth studies, discursive constructions of corporate taxation are essential to understanding the production of inequality. The focus of this study is an interview with Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook on the Irish state broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann’s (RTÉ) flagship news programme, Morning Ireland, following the ruling by the European Commission (EC) on the corporation tax arrangements between Apple Inc. and Ireland. Drawing on a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) approach, a frame analysis is provided. The significance and extent of the EC’s ruling has potential implications for corporation taxation policy, within and beyond the European Union (EU), which provides a timely reflection in the Brexit era and in the context of rising economic nationalism generally. Thus, the discursive construction of this ruling in the media is of importance in understanding how inequality is produced and reproduced, and journalism’s role therein.

Congratulations to our PhD student Osa-Godwin Osaghae  and Prof Tom Cooney  (School of Marketing) on the publication of their paper 'Exploring the relationships between immigrant enclave theory and transnational diaspora entrepreneurship opportunity formation' in  the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS). JEMS is the top ranked journal in the Ethnic Studies Category of the Journal Citation Reports.

  •  Osa-Godwin Osaghae & Thomas M. Cooney (2019) Exploring the relationship between immigrant enclave theory and transnational diaspora entrepreneurial opportunity formation, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Immigrant Enclave Theory (IET) investigates the concentration and localisation of immigrants in a specific geographic area. Some IET studies have highlighted the resilience of these communities and described such enclaves as sources of mutual support, collective political power and beneficial social relationships. Other studies have examined the influence of IET on immigrant entrepreneurial activity within these geographic areas, although some of these studies have highlighted IET as a contributor to low profit margin businesses due to over-representation of immigrant enterprises within the same sector and geographic locality. This article considers the potential for Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship (TDE) as an alternative approach to business development within immigrant enclaves and proposes a new model for the relationship between IET and TDE opportunity formation. For the contextualisation of the relationship between IET and TDE, the article explores immigrant enclave related theories and transnational diaspora entrepreneurship frameworks to draw out the relationship between IET and TDE.

Congratulations to our colleague in the School of Accounting and Finance Dr  Anu Priyadarshini on her recent publication in Safety, an international peer reviewed journal of industrial and human health safetyThis paper 'Evaluating Food Safety Knowledge and Practices among Foodservice Staff in Al Madinah Hospitals, Saudi Arabias' is a collaborative effort with TU Dublin's School of Food Science and Environmental Health.

  •  Alqurashi, A., Priyadarshini, A., & Jaiswal, A.K. (2019). Evaluating Food Safety Knowledge and Practices among Foodservice Staff in Al Madinah Hospitals, Saudi Arabia. Safety5(1),9; 

ABSTRACT

This study examines food safety knowledge and practices of food service staff in Al Madinah hospitals, Saudi Arabia. A total of 163 food service staff participated voluntarily from 10 hospitals across the city of Al Madinah. The participants completed a questionnaire composed of three parts: General characteristics, food safety knowledge, and food safety practices. Results showed that respondents generally had good food safety knowledge with the highest pass rate of 77.9% for knowledge of cross contamination followed by 52.8% for knowledge of food poisoning, and 49.7% of knowledge of food storage. Food safety practices were also strongly observed in the hospitals with a pass rate of 92.6%. This research revealed the importance of education and consistent training of food service staff in improving knowledge and thereby better and safe food handling practices, which could contribute to apply food safety in the hospitals. 

Congratulations to our colleagues in the College of Business, Sharon Feeney and John Hogan on the publication of their paper “Drawings of Corporate Social Responsibility: a Picture Draws a Thousand Words” in the Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP).  

  • Feeney, Sharon and Hogan, John (2018) "Drawings of Corporate Social Responsibility: a Picture Draws a Thousand Words," Irish Journal of Academic Practice: Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 1. 

Abstract

This paper provides a case study that focuses upon the interpretation of freehand drawings produced by a sample of final year degree students of business studies in response to the question: “What is Corporate Social Responsibility?” Student generated freehand drawings are used to bypass cognitive verbal processing routes, thereby facilitating students to produce clearer images of their level of understanding. In using freehand drawing, we are trying to create a creative learning environment where students can develop their understanding of complex ideas and narratives at their own individual pace. The drawings themselves provide insights into how soon-to-be-graduates of business perceive their society and the corporations that operate within it, and thus communicate their understanding of corporate social responsibility.

Congratulations to Dr  Dónal  O'Brien from the School of Retail and Services Management on the publication of his two recent articles- 'The microfoundations of subsidiary initiatives: How subsidiary manager activities unlock entrepreneurship' in the Global Strategy Journal- ranked ABS 3  and 'Subsidiary coopetition competence: Navigating subsidiary evolution in the multinational corporation' in the Journal of World Business- ranked ABS 4.

  • O'Brien D, Sharkey Scott P, Andersson U, Ambos T, Fu N. 2019. The microfoundations of subsidiary initiatives: How subsidiary manager activities unlock entrepreneurship. Global Strategy Journal 9(1): 66-91. 
  • Tippmann E, Sharkey Scott P, Reilly M, O’Brien D. 2018. Subsidiary coopetition competence: Navigating subsidiary evolution in the multinational corporation. Journal of World Business 53(4): 540-554. 

 


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