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The Resource Irish economic development : high-performing EU state or serial under-achiever?, Eoin O'Leary

Irish economic development : high-performing EU state or serial under-achiever?, Eoin O'Leary

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Irish economic development : high-performing EU state or serial under-achiever?
Title
Irish economic development
Title remainder
high-performing EU state or serial under-achiever?
Statement of responsibility
Eoin O'Leary
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a discerning narrative on the spectacular rise and fall of the so-called Celtic Tiger economy. It depicts Ireland as a micro-state with a unique reliance on foreign-assisted businesses, driven in part by a favourable taxation regime. It shows that rent-seeking by trades unions and property developers contributed to the fall since 2002. Although the country's highly centralized government's pre-disposition to lobbying has yielded international successes, it has also resulted in recurring self-inflicted crises since 1970. This volume shows how Ireland's export-led growth is associated more with the attraction of foreign-assisted businesses than with the development of critical masses of internationally competitive indigenous businesses. Although the success of foreign-assisted businesses in the pharmaceutical, ICT and finance sectors has been influenced by tax advantages, many of these businesses have been involved in highly productive activity in Ireland over a number of decades. The problem of rent-seeking is shown to have undermined Irish competitiveness in the internationally traded and sheltered sectors. The Irish policy mind-set is shown to lean towards distribution rather than growth. While this has been advantageous for how 'Ireland Inc.' interacts with other governments and international businesses, it has also resulted in a failure to resist the destructive effects of capture by lobbies. In conclusion, this book considers future opportunities offered by the EU's smart-specialization policy and future threats from increased international tax competition. It argues that unless Irish citizens and policymakers change deep-seated attitudes and mind-sets towards business development, the country's performance for the next number of decades will more likely resemble serial under-achievement than that of a high-performing EU state.--
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O'Leary, Eoin
Dewey number
338.9417
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in the modern world economy
Series volume
140
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic development
  • Business enterprises, Foreign
  • Competition
  • Economic geography
  • Ireland
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Irish economic development : high-performing EU state or serial under-achiever?, Eoin O'Leary
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Setting the scene : theory and method -- Overview of Ireland's economic development record -- Evaluating standard explanations for the Celtic tiger -- Industrialization by invitation -- Ireland's five internationally competitive sectors -- Innovation by invitation -- Ireland as a micro-state -- The destructive role of special interest groups -- The irish policymakers mind-set -- Charting the way head
Control code
FIEb17688735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780415645126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892459213
Label
Irish economic development : high-performing EU state or serial under-achiever?, Eoin O'Leary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Setting the scene : theory and method -- Overview of Ireland's economic development record -- Evaluating standard explanations for the Celtic tiger -- Industrialization by invitation -- Ireland's five internationally competitive sectors -- Innovation by invitation -- Ireland as a micro-state -- The destructive role of special interest groups -- The irish policymakers mind-set -- Charting the way head
Control code
FIEb17688735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780415645126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892459213

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