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The development and growth of the software industry in Ireland: an institutionalized relationship approach

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dc.contributor.author Andreosso-O'Callaghan, Bernadette
dc.contributor.author Lenihan, Helena
dc.contributor.author Reidy, Padraic
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T12:04:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T12:04:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5573
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Ireland's software industry emerged in the 1970s and 1980s due to significant international developments and, more importantly, the industrial policy approach adopted in Ireland. The attraction of software foreign direct investment during these decades was followed by the emergence of an internationally competitive Irish software sector. A multitude of factors combine to explain the trajectory of software in Ireland: from developments related to globalization and international trade, to policy makers' efforts to promote an industry where Ireland could forge a comparative advantage internationally. An analysis of industrial dynamics and institutionalized relationships (IRs) furthers our understanding of significant developments in the industry in terms of interactions between firms, government and other stakeholders. This paper makes a novel contribution by analysing Ireland's software industry within the IR framework. The IR approach we employ focuses on the finance IR, the purchase IR, the employment IR, and the commercial IR. The adoption of the IR framework approach is particularly insightful in the Irish case as it facilitates a multifaceted analysis of the complex relationships that have moulded the Irish software industry. Such an approach also facilitates a study of the policy implications and policy prescriptions that are pertinent to the software sector. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/225349 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Planning Studies;23 (5), pp. 922-943
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2014.892572
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in European Planning Studies 2014 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2014.892572 en_US
dc.subject software sector en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject multinational enterprises en_US
dc.subject indigenous en_US
dc.subject industrial dynamics en_US
dc.subject institutionalised relationships en_US
dc.subject profit switching transfer pricing en_US
dc.subject unionisation en_US
dc.subject national wage agreements en_US
dc.subject labour mobility en_US
dc.title The development and growth of the software industry in Ireland: an institutionalized relationship approach 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.date.updated 2017-03-01T11:55:44Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09654313.2014.892572
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 225349 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1582031
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Planning Studies
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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