Trinity College is Ireland’s premier university, with a tradition of excellence in research and teaching stretching over four centuries. Business is a long established discipline in the College, having been formed as a School of Commerce in 1925 and transformed into the School of Business in the sixties. Today, the School is recognised for its unique and innovative degree programmes, commitment to research-based teaching, and its intimate, tutorially-oriented educational philosophy. The School enjoys a strong international profile and maintains excellent relationships with Irish and global organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
The School’s mission is to educate the most able undergraduates, postgraduates and experienced managers, providing each with the best disciplinary competence in management as well as a critical and inquiring understanding of organisations. We achieve this by recruiting and nurturing able scholars who engage in research of international standing as the essential foundation for research-based teaching. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni comprises one of the finest business school communities in the Ireland.
The School fosters individual research and scholarship by all members of staff and prioritises two programmatic research themes involving teams of researchers, postgraduates and research fellows:
This theme has three strands:
International Financial Integration (INFINITI)
Also forming part of the research agenda of the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), INFINITI conducts research on international asset market linkages, international diversification and MNC’s, the effect of EU enlargement on international financial markets, International Asset Market integration and contagion; financial market efficiency, particularly as measured by calendar anomalies; novel solutions to international indebtedness of developing countries.
Global Business Systems
The Global Business Systems Centre (GBSC) pursues research, in collaboration with the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), on the structure and dynamics of international supply chains; on business as a conduit for globalization; on the evolution of multi-industry value chains; and, in collaboration with Computer Science, on the development of novel software architecture for adaptive global supply chain design.
Also forming part of the research agenda of the IIIS, this programme focuses on globalisation and national advantage, global economic geography and tax harmonisation.
Nonprofit Management & Social Entrepreneurship
The Centre for Nonprofit Management (CNM) conducts research on the ‘third sector’, nonprofit and voluntary organizations, their emergence, management and impact on wider society; on the extent and shape of the Third Sector in Ireland through its sector mapping project; and, from 2008, on social entrepreneurship.