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Institutional impacts on the development of an IT industry: the Irish experience

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dc.contributor.author Heavin, Ciara
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-15T09:35:51Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-15T09:35:51Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2962
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the last twenty years, Ireland has become a hotbed of software activity. According to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Information Technology Outlook 2000, Ireland is the largest exporter of software goods in the world (IDA, 2002). In the past, smaller countries have suffered from economic disadvantage, but with the recent rapid development of IT sectors, a country that is both small geographically as well as demographically may achieve increased per capita levels of IT infrastructure built and used within that country (Dedrick et al., 1995). With a population of fewer than 4 million and producing software sales worth €10,150 billion, €8,500 billion of which is software exports, Ireland’s software industry has experienced significant success in producing and exporting software (IDA, 2002). Ireland’s emergence as an economic ‘Celtic Tiger’ has evolved as a result of Ireland’s openness to the global market and to increased overseas investment. The authors propose a conceptual framework of factors that identify the key facets of national involvement that have impacted this software growth. This study investigates the extent to which institutional influences, such as government policies, have contributed to the evolution and growth of Ireland’s software industry. In order to identify this governmental impact on the Irish software sector, the authors identify four small developed countries that have experienced significant IT industry growth. The varying levels of government intervention in these cases are considered, indicating the importance of national involvement in each of the four IT industries. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Ivy League Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Global IT Management (JGITM);7(4), pp. 380-397
dc.subject Ireland's software industry en_US
dc.subject external institutional influences and internal institutional influences en_US
dc.title Institutional impacts on the development of an IT industry: the Irish experience 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.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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