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    The decline of the computer hardware sector: how Ireland adjusted

    Barry, Frank and Van Egeraat, Chris (2008) The decline of the computer hardware sector: how Ireland adjusted. Quarterly Economic Commentary, Spring. pp. 38-57. ISSN 0376-7191

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    By the late 1990s Ireland had become one of the major European centres of computer hardware production, accounting for 5 per cent of global computer exports and about one-third of all personal computers sold in Europe. Ireland at this stage also accounted for around 6 per cent of global exports of electronic components. The sector has experienced a sharp decline since then as production has relocated eastwards to China and to Central and Eastern Europe. About one-third of the jobs in the sector were lost between 2000 and 2004. This paper charts the history of the sector in Ireland and analyses the process of employment adjustment as the sector declined.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: manufacturing; computer hardware sector; Ireland; globalisation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 6137
    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 15:27
    Journal or Publication Title: Quarterly Economic Commentary
    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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