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Public Policy, Enterprise, Governance and Sustainability (PPEGS)

Theme leaders: Prof. Helena, Lenihan, email: helena.lenihan@ul.ie and Dr Philip O’Regan, email: philip.oregan@ul.ie

The public policy component of this theme covers industrial, economic and social development issues and policy, the survival and growth of firms and the role that public policy (amongst other factors) plays in this regard.  There is a concern with public policy evaluation, including ongoing research on taxation and privatisation policies. The focus on governance reflects the emerging importance of matters relating to regulation (including professional self-regulation), corporate governance and ethics, sustainability and responsibility (ERS). This accords with the active participation of KBS in the UN PRME Network.

Ongoing research activity in these areas embrace risk (including political risk) and governance, behaviour and dynamics of boards of directors, regulatory and legislative compliance, control mechanisms in large and small firms and corporate social responsibility.  Emphasis on sustainability reflects the emergence of this topic both as an area of discrete interest and one that offers interdisciplinary possibilities.

PPEGS Seminar Series: 2011-2016

For further information you can contact the theme leaders or the seminar organisers: Helena.Lenihan@ul.ie and Kathleen Regan email: kathleen.regan@ul.ie