A Critical Reflection on Irish Industrial Policy: A Strategic Choice Approach

  title={A Critical Reflection on Irish Industrial Policy: A Strategic Choice Approach},
  author={David James Bailey and Helena Lenihan},
  journal={International Journal of the Economics of Business},
  pages={47 - 71}
Abstract This paper offers a critical evaluation of recent Irish industrial policy (IP) experience. It argues that whilst Ireland managed to get some things “right” through its IP, substantial tensions arose through making foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction the centrepiece of policy, without at the same time adopting a more holistic approach in IP which inter alia also placed an emphasis on indigenous firms and entrepreneurship more generally. In particular, greater efforts should have… 
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