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Why Ireland? a qualitative review of the factors Influencing the location of US multinationals in Ireland with particular reference to the impact of labour issues

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dc.contributor.author Gunnigle, Patrick
dc.contributor.author McGuine, David
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T14:33:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T14:33:54Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2412
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description This paper was obtained through PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) http://www.peerproject.eu
dc.description.abstract The encouragement of foreign direct investment (FDI) represents a key plank of industrial policy in Ireland. This paper considers the impact of labour issues on the decision of US multinational corporations (MNCs) to locate facilities in Ireland. Drawing on data gathered in ten major US corporations, and from executives employed in the main industrial promotions agencies, this paper evaluates the relative impact of labour issues on the location of MNCs. While our findings point to the critical significance of Ireland’s low corporate tax regime in attracting US FDI to Ireland, they also identify the relative impact of issues such as labour supply, quality and cost, and broader human resource management factors such as labour flexibility and trade union recognition, on the location decision of inward investing MNCs. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Economic and Social Research Institute en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economic and Social Review;32(1), pp. 43-67
dc.relation.uri http://www.esr.ie
dc.subject multinational corporations en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject foreign direct investment en_US
dc.title Why Ireland? a qualitative review of the factors Influencing the location of US multinationals in Ireland with particular reference to the impact of labour issues en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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