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Thu 9th Mar 2017
Growth and Innovation Models for Challenging Times (A Masterclass)
09 Mar 2017
March 9, 2017
Masterclass: Growth and Innovation Models for Challenging Times
A masterclass, aimed particularly at people leading small and medium-sized businesses, will examine how you might help to grow business in the current climate. A foundation of Irish economic development models has been deep integration into international trade and global production chains. However, recent dramatic political events could challenge these outward-focused models. The international economic and financial crisis also led to a shift in emphasis from innovation-driven growth to a more direct focus on job creation.
Professor John McHale's interactive presentation will take stock of the current state of Irish development models and will facilitate reflection and discussion on what adjustments might need to be made to secure growth within your company for the coming decades.
About the Speaker
John McHale is Professor of Economics and Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy, and Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He served as Chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council from July 2011 to 2016. He has previously held positions as Assistant Professor of Economics and Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and as Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Toller Family Research Fellow at the Queen’s University, Ontario.
Professor McHale holds Ph.D and A.M degrees from Harvard University, and first-class B.Comm. (1988) and M.Econ.Sc. (1990) degrees from the National University of Ireland.
Professor McHale has been a consultant to the World Bank on various migration and development projects. He previously served as Director of the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change at NUIGalway. He has also served as an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council and of the Pensions Board. He is currently President of the Irish Economic Association and an associate editor of the Economic and Social Review.
The All-Island Innovation Programme is delivered in partnership with InterTradeIreland, Queen’s University Belfast, NUI Galway, University College Dublin and University College Cork.
– The seminar is intended for individuals who are running or expanding an SME.
– Places at the event are strictly limited. If you can no longer attend please cancel your RSVP on Eventbrite as soon as possible to allow others to take your place.
– Tea and Coffee will be served on arrival, with further refreshments at the interval.
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