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Achieving a ‘sustainable’ industrial base-why do two small open economies perform differently? The cases of Ireland and Sweden

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dc.contributor.author Lenihan, Helena
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-07T14:25:18Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-07T14:25:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3137
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract With high profile Multinational Enterprise (MNE) job losses being a regular news feature in Ireland of late, beginning largely with the first big announcement of the transfer of the production facility of Dell in Limerick to Lodz in Poland in January 2009, MNE job losses have become an almost daily occurrence. The latter has contributed significantly to the ever increasing unemployment rate in Ireland currently standing at 12.6 per cent (CSO February 2010 Live Register). Developments such as the above have put into question the sustainability of an Irish industrial strategy which has placed most of its industrial development efforts into the FDI/MNE basket. It could reasonably be questioned whether such a strategy has led to the neglect of an indigenous (largely SME) sector. One of the key objectives of any industrial economic development strategy should be that the resulting economic activity and growth is sustainable, and that the industrial activity within the economy has some ability to cushion itself from asymmetric shocks such as the current global economic recession. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Regional Studies Association Annual International Conference, ‘Regional Responses and Global Shifts: Actors, Institutions and Organisations;
dc.subject MNE job losses en_US
dc.subject Dell en_US
dc.subject Limerick en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Sweden en_US
dc.title Achieving a ‘sustainable’ industrial base-why do two small open economies perform differently? The cases of Ireland and Sweden en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject 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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