Business Leaders Optimistic about Ireland

The IMI Danske Bank MNC Competitiveness Report published today reveals some interesting findings from our survey of CEOs and senior managers. Business leaders are broadly positive about Ireland’s economic prospects in the long-run which supports positive predictions for growth in Read More…

Regulatory Governance – IMI Specialist Publishes New Work

IMI’s Dr Jonathan Westrup has written a chapter entitled ‘Regulatory Governance’ in the newly published book Irish Governance in Crisis. The book which was edited by Niamh Hardiman and published by Manchester University Press was launched yesterday by Brendan Howlin, Read More…

Why Lean doesn’t have to be Mean

Does streamlining of resources threaten quality in an environment where the customer is king? Critics of the application of lean management techniques to the delivery of services often say that focussing on efficient processes goes against the concept of delivering Read More…

The 3 Reasons Managers May be Firefighting

Our latest research shows that firms are still sidestepping established management practices in favour of quick-fix solutions.  Why? Often in times of increased pressure, good management practices are sacrificed at the operational level as managers struggle to meet short-term operational Read More…

Closing the Management Gap in Ireland

The Irish Management Institute report Closing the Gap published at the end of 2010 found that a “long tail” of companies with poor management practices is damaging Ireland’s competitiveness. Research carried out internationally and in Ireland in 2009 by the Read More…