- Consulting Editors
- List of Contributors
- Editors’ note
- The Global Lessons of Offshoring
- On Technical Progress and the Gains and Losses from Outsourcing
- Service Offshoring and Labor Demand in Europe
- Services Offshoring and the Relative Demand for White-collar Workers in German Manufacturing
- The Sector Bias of Offshoring: Empirical Importance for Labor-market Implications
- How Much Does Offshoring Matter?: Evolution of Imports and their Relation to Profits, Labor, and Firms’ Strategies in France, 1990–2009
- The Welfare State as an Investment Strategy: Denmark’s Flexicurity Policies
- The Impact of Overseas R&D on Domestic R&D Employment
- The Impact of Offshoring by Service Firms on a Country’s Comparative Advantage
- Offshoring and Japanese Firms
- Offshoring of Japanese Small and Medium Enterprises
- Trade in Middle Products between South Korea and China: A Survey on the Extent of Offshore Production Sharing
- Offshoring, Inward Investment, and Export Performance in Ireland
- Offshoring Higher Education: The Australian Experience
- Employment Expansion in Globalization: How Is China Responding to the Change in Comparative Advantage?
- The Changing Character of Indian Offshore ICT Services Provision, 1985–2010
- Offshoring Strategy in Subdsidiaries of Multinational Corporations in Brazil
- Evaluation of Russia’s Attractiveness as an IT Offshoring Destination
- Job Quality in Offshored Business Services
- Does Industrial Upgrading Generate Employment and Wage Gains?
- Regional Competitiveness in the Latin America Offshore Services Value Chain
- Are NAFTA and Export-oriented Industrialization Passé for Mexico’s Economy? Global Lessons
- Kenya’s IT-Enabled Services and Employment Consequences of Offshore Linkages
- Industrial Strategy, Offshoring, and Employment Promotion in South Africa
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter discusses the unique situation of Ireland among other European countries: better known as a destination for offshoring rather than a typical developed-country source of offshoring. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 focuses on Ireland’s emergence and evolution as a manufacturing export platform and includes case studies of three of the most important foreign direct investment (FDI)-intensive manufacturing sectors of recent times: ICT, pharma-chem, and medical devices. Section 3 considers foreign-owned internationally traded services, which are of more recent provenance, and includes case studies of software and IT services and international financial services. Section 4 analyzes how Ireland’s inward FDI sectors have fared over the course of the current global recession. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the factors that account for Ireland’s success in attracting foreign direct investment.
Frank Barry is Professor of International Business & Development at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin.
Adele Bergin is a Research Officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute and an Adjunct Lecturer in Economics at Trinity College, Dublin.
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