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    Regional economic resilience in Ireland: the roles of industrial structure and foreign inward investment

    Breathnach, Proinnsias and Van Egeraat, Chris and Curran, Declan (2015) Regional economic resilience in Ireland: the roles of industrial structure and foreign inward investment. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2 (1). pp. 497-517. ISSN 2168-1376

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    This paper examines the resilience of Irish regions during the course of the post- 2007 economic crisis, focusing specifically on employment change in firms in receipt of assistance from the Irish government’s enterprise development agencies. The paper classifies both regions and sectors in terms of their employment performance both before and during the recession and employs a number of techniques to assess the roles of sectoral composition, firm nationality and other factors in shaping the recession’s regional impact. While nationality mix is significant, sectoral composition is seen as having a more important impact on regional employment performance. Other factors also have an important role in some regions, but their precise nature remains unknown.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: regional resilience; industrial structure; foreign direct investment; FDI; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9048
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    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 11:12
    Journal or Publication Title: Regional Studies, Regional Science
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    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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