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    Industry Clusters and Irish Indigenous Manufacturing: Limits of the Porter View

    O'Malley, Eoin and Van Egeraat, Chris (2000) Industry Clusters and Irish Indigenous Manufacturing: Limits of the Porter View. Economic and Social Review, 31 (1). pp. 55-79. ISSN 0012-9984

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    Studies by Porter (1990) and others find that competitive and successful industries usually occur in the form of clusters of industries which are linked together through vertical or horizontal relationships. This paper assesses whether the sectors of Irish indigenous industry which look most competitive and successful form such clusters. We also consider whether the recent growth performance of Irish indigenous industry has been linked to clustering and to the sectors identified as relatively strong. It is concluded that there is only limited or qualified evidence of Porter-type clusters in Irish indigenous industry, and that there is no clear association between the occurrence of such clusters, or established strong sectors, and the growth performance of indigenous manufacturing. We also comment on policy implications.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Industry Clusters; Irish Indigenous Manufacturing; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 6123
    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 15:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Economic and Social Review
    Publisher: ESRI
    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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