Blameless and Powerless: How the Big Four react to public scrutiny

Blameless and Powerless: How the Big Four react under public scrutiny – The credibility of audit reports is largely questioned after the Irish banking crisis. In the face of intense public scrutiny, what is the response of the Big Four? Neil J. Dunne, Trinity Business School, Niamh M. Brennan, University College Dublin, and Collette E. Kirwan, Waterford Institute of Technology, explore.

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Introducing Another Pandemic: The wave of deteriorating gender equality

Introducing Another Pandemic: The wave of deteriorating gender equality: Despite the amplification of the role of women in business and society during the COVID-19 pandemic, women have suffered from increases in domestic violence, employability bias and increased workloads. Does this mean a U-turn on the road to gender equality? Yok Yun Angela Low, Trinity Business School, explores.

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A Statement from the Deans of the Council on Business & Society

The month of June 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Council on Business & Society (CoBS), which now counts seven member schools of business and management, all triple-crown accredited and leaders and educational pioneers in their respective countries.

As leading educational institutions in our respective countries, the member schools of the Council on Business & Society have a direct local and national impact on issues such as job and career prospects for our graduates and executive education, providing industry with talented individuals, offering engagement with – and economic value to – our local communities and giving knowledge and insight to policy-makers and governments at the highest level. Internationally, our alumni – some 231,000 among the seven member schools – work on every continent in leading corporations, government bodies, institutions and NGOs and, in many cases, have created employment and innovation through their entrepreneurial talent.

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Small Firms: The effect external financing has on your HR management

The effect external financing has on your HR management: How do the human resource management practices of small, entrepreneurial firms develop following external financing? Professors Sinéad Monaghan, Martha O’Hagan-Luff and Francesca Di Pietro, Trinity Business School, share their research findings.

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From Nature-Based Solutions to Nature-Based Enterprises

Nature-based solutions (NBS) have been widely recognised by governments in climate change and biodiversity strategies. But significant barriers exist for their large-scale implementation. Esmee Kooijman and Siobhan McQuaid, together with Profs. Mary-Lee Rhodes and Marcus J. Collier from Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, and Francesco Pilla from University College Dublin, take the first step in a thousand-mile march toward market development of the sector by proposing a classification for organisations delivering NBS and categorising their economic activities.

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Has Analytics Delivered on its Promise to Revolutionise HR?

While HR data piles up, most organisations are left scratching their heads over the ‘analytics’. Researcher Steven McCartney and Professor Na Fu, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, highlight how HR analytics might be useful in the quest to better organisational performance, and how to successfully leverage it.

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