Tracing the Path to “Tiger Hood”: Ireland's Move From Protectionism to Outward Looking Economic Development

  title={Tracing the Path to “Tiger Hood”: Ireland's Move From Protectionism to Outward Looking Economic Development},
  author={Paul Donnelly},
  journal={Organization Management Journal},
  pages={103 - 90}
  • Paul Donnelly
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Organization Management Journal
Until very recently, Ireland was spoken of in very adulatory terms, to the point of being dubbed the “Celtic Tiger.” However, the tiger is no more, having been consumed by a property-led boom, the collapse of which was compounded by the global financial crisis. Taking path dependence as lens, this article looks at an early sequence of events that shaped the country's path to “tiger hood,” that is, the policy shift from protectionism to outward looking economic development. From relatively… Expand
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