Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan
National University of Ireland, Galway | NUI Galway · Department of Management

PhD University of Cambridge

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This chapter discusses the importance of production clusters and entrepreneurial firms continuously generating innovation if they are to sustain their long-term competitiveness in today’s global economy. The study of the complexity brought about by globalization has been investigated by the Global Value Chain (GVC) framework, which has improved the...
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The pandemic crisis caused a severe shock to global value chains and led to supply shortages for complex medical goods such as respiratory ventilators. What followed were calls to reshore production for security, and the loss of efficiencies from foreign global value chain (GVC) operations for the multinational enterprise. This article merges inter...
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Research Summary Upgrading and governance in GVCs have been understood mainly through studying the buyer–supplier transaction, where the supplier is typically an independent contractor from a developing economy. Little is known about how subsidiaries of MNEs can upgrade in a GVC, whose core activities are coordinated through the “hierarchy” governa...
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This article reports on a longitudinal process study of the critical role of anchor MNEs in the metamorphosis of a high-tech industrial cluster into a local entrepreneurial ecosystem. It draws on entrepreneurial ecosystem and international business literatures to frame the study of the genesis and evolutionary processes of an entrepreneurial ecosys...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explain how some born global firms can leverage the rich social capital in their local (home country) horizontal network for accelerated international market entry and growth. Horizontal networks warrant separate attention from their vertical counterparts, which, along with those focussed on external internat...
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Understanding how the subsidiary develops a knowledge-creating role while operating in a dual context of an internal corporate environment, and external local network is the focus of this chapter. The authors discuss the need for the subsidiary to develop a combinative capability of managing relations in both contexts. To explore this combinative c...
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In this paper we explore how the MNE subsidiary’s role internally within its corporation evolves through knowledge creation in accordance with an evolving external local knowledge network, and the extent to which the interwoven coevolving context matters for, and may be guided by the subsidiary. We conducted a qualitative investigation of purposely...
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This paper reports on a longitudinal qualitative study on the role of MNEs (multinational enterprises), as conduits of knowledge flows, in the evolution of a technology cluster. Previous studies illustrated how MNEs were attracted to existent clusters and their modes of entry into the cluster. This study however sets out not only how MNEs originate...
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Underpinned theoretically by the capabilities perspective, the purpose of this study is to identify capabilities in high‐technology activity within the Irish economy. A deeper understanding of the capabilities that underscore the economy at present is needed to determine the strengths to build on and how they can be cultivated for future economic g...
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The nature of born global firms which from inception, seek to derive significant competitive advantage from the use of resources and the sales of outputs in multiple countries remains poorly understood. Given the lack of resources which born globals tend to have compared with larger international competitors the importance of social capital and net...
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GIBLIN M. and RYAN P. Tight clusters or loose networks? The critical role of inward foreign direct investment in cluster creation, Regional Studies. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of inward foreign direct investment in instigating a clustering process. In particular, the study examines the situation in which foreign direct inv...
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This article deals with interviewing reluctant respondents. The analysis is used to construct a process-oriented model of respondent rapport and empathy. By assessing respondent rapport in a reflective way, the article contributes to the sociology of knowledge generation and the construction of respondent reality of complex social phenomena. Using...
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This article reports on the stages of developing respondent rapport and affinity during the qualitative research interview process. It advances knowledge in terms of respondent dialogue in the collection of data and its subsequent analysis. The article assesses how the researchers overcame a cautious and suspicious reception from interview responde...
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The debate concerning the emerging regulatory environment for employee voice continues apace, in particular the requirements to inform and consult employees as a result of the European Employee Information and Consultation Directive. This article examines the processes used to inform and consult employees across 15 case studies in the Republic of I...
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The theories produced during a period of slow globalisation suggested that MNCs internationalise thought a relatively stable locational hierarchy, e.g. headquarters and most R&D remaining at home, while low order production is being carried out in Less Developed Countries (LDCs) (Vernon 1996, Hymer 1979, Frobel 1980). Latterly, pro 'globalisation'...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the contribution and significance of foreign owned MNCs (multinational corporations) in the emergence and development of an industry cluster by acting as 'lead' firms. The case of the medical technology cluster in Galway on the west coast of Ireland is used to analyse the influence of such 'lead' firms. T...

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