ORGANISATION NAMELimerick Institute of Technology
This research will be conducted under a proposed cluster that straddles
the interface of business and law and considers the implications of
regulatory desires and requirements (driven by societal demands) in a
very practical and highly relevant way – in particular the implications for
the commercial sector.
In respect of this research proposal: Paternalistic laws may be considered
as those that restrict an individual’s freedom of choice but which are
adopted from the greater good argument perspective. In this particular
instance legal research will be applied through a business case lens to
consider the practical implications for business and the impact of
regulation (for example in areas of social concern such as restrictions on
the sale of alcohol and display of tobacco products) upon the convenience
retail sector in the mid-west region. This will allow for meaningful insights
in the boundaries of law and the impact of legal rules upon both the
business sector and business development.
Funded by the Graduate Research Office – Postgraduate Fees for a period
up to two years full-time and a stipend
Requirements of Candidate
Level 8 Honours Degree in an appropriate field of study is essential
(Grade 1:1 degree preferable, applications considered with a Grade 2:2 or
higher with relevant experience),
Experience of advanced research and relevant work experience is
Commitment to a 24-month programme of study and research full-time
Self-motivated with an ability to be self-directed in much of their own
Able to plan work over longer periods and have strong writing and
Interest in pursuing a career in academia and/or research
Interest in pursuing postgraduate studies in areas related to Law
/Business /Marketing /Accounting.
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