National networks of corporate power : an Irish perspective

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Show simple item record Mac Canna, Leo Brennan, Niamh O'Higgins, Eleanor 2011-05-09T16:21:49Z 2011-05-09T16:21:49Z 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers en 1999
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Management and Governance en
dc.identifier.issn 1385-3457 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1572-963X (Online)
dc.description.abstract This paper maps the network of interlocking directorships formed by the boards of the top 50 financial and 200 non-financial companies in Ireland. The Irish network is compared with those in ten countries, based on the same sample size and selection criteria as used in this paper, using the methods and theory of Social Network Analysis (SNA). Fundamental to the paper is the idea that the network of interlocking directorates is in some way structured, and not the result of random processes. Irish boards were found to have a relatively loose connected network structure which is sparser and less dense than those of other countries. This is reflected in the relatively low percentage of multiple directors and the relatively fewer number of directorships per multiple director. In general, indigenous Irish public companies tended to be central in the network, while a disproportionately large number of foreign and private companies were isolated on the periphery. However, a number of foreign-owned companies were central to the network - in particular, those which started as indigenous Irish companies which were subsequently taken over. When account is taken of the nature of the Irish economy and business in comparison with that of the ten other countries, it is seen that the opportunities for company interlinking at board level in Ireland are relatively fewer. However, within these constraints, there is a thriving network of corporate power in Ireland. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.isbasedon Mac Canna, L. (1994) Networks of corporate power. Unpublished MBA thesis. University College Dublin en
dc.subject Boards of directors en
dc.subject Interlocking directorates en
dc.subject Inter-country comparisons en
dc.subject.lcsh Boards of directors--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Interlocking directorates--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Corporate power--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Business networks--Ireland en
dc.title National networks of corporate power : an Irish perspective en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 2 en
dc.identifier.issue 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 355 en
dc.identifier.endpage 377 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1023/A:1009972108819
dc.neeo.contributor Mac Canna|Leo|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Brennan|Niamh|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor O'Higgins|Eleanor|aut|
dc.internal.rmsid 1274847

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