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    The rise and demise of the Irish and Scottish computer hardware industry

    Van Egeraat, Chris and Jacobson, David (2004) The rise and demise of the Irish and Scottish computer hardware industry. European Planning Studies, 12 (6). pp. 809-834. ISSN 0965-4313

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    This paper examines the dynamics of the computer hardware industry in Ireland and Scotland in a global context, from its inception in the late 1950s to the present. It provides a detailed account of plant openings and closures in both the system assembly and the component manufacturing segment. It describes the development of the computer hardware industry from mainframe assembly, through minicomputer assembly to microcomputer assembly and the shift of system assembly and component production activity to the Far East and Eastern Europe since the mid-1990s. The developments are analysed in terms of Schoenberger’s (1997) model of concentrated deconcentration in the context of time-based-competition. It is shown that the model, with substantial qualification, fits the developments since the 1980s.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at Chris van Egeraat & David Jacobson (2004) The rise and demise of the Irish and Scottish computer hardware industry, European Planning Studies, 12:6, 809-834, DOI: 10.1080/0965431042000251873
    Keywords: computer hardware industry; Ireland; Scotland; system assembly; component manufacturing; Schoenberger’s model;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 6119
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    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 15:37
    Journal or Publication Title: European Planning Studies
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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