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New business formation in a rapidly growing economy: the Irish experience

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dc.contributor.author Anyadike-Danes, Michael
dc.contributor.author Hart, Mark
dc.contributor.author Lenihan, Helena
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-06T08:55:21Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-06T08:55:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3131
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The extraordinary growth of the Irish economy since the mid-1990s - the 'Celtic Tiger' - has attracted a great deal of interest, commentary and research. Indeed, many countries look to Ireland as an economic development role model, and it has been suggested that Ireland might provide key lessons for other EU members as they seek to achieve the objectives set out in the Lisbon Agenda. Much of the discussion of Ireland's growth has focused on its possible triggers: the long term consequences of the late 1980s fiscal stabilisation; EU structural funds; education; wage moderation; and devaluation of the Irish punt. The industrial policy perspective has highlighted the importance of inflows of foreign direct investment, but a notable absence from the discourse on the 'Celtic Tiger' has been any mention of the role of new business venture creation and entrepreneurship. In this paper we use unpublished Irish VAT data for the years 1988 to 2004 to provide the first detailed look at national trends in business birth and death rates in Ireland over the 'take-off' period. We also use sub-national VAT data to shed light on spatial trends in new venture creation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Small Business Economics;36(4), pp. 503-516
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11187-009-9251-1
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject Irish economy en_US
dc.subject Celtic Tiger en_US
dc.subject EU en_US
dc.title New business formation in a rapidly growing economy: 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.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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