Hannon, E. and Monks, K. and Conway, E. and Kelly, G and Flood, P. and Truss, C. and Mastroeni, M. (2011) The State and Industrial Policy in Ireland: A Case Study of the Irish Pharmaceutical Sector. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22 (18). pp. 3692-3710. ISSN 0958-5192 .
There is renewed interest in the state's role in the economic sphere but a lack of research on the viability and employment effects of alternative economic models, in particular from a ‘liberal market economy’ perspective. This article addresses this gap in the human resource management literature by undertaking a detailed case study of industrial policy in the Irish pharmaceutical sector. The proactive and resource-intensive industrial policy adopted by the Irish government and development agencies is found to have underpinned a significant strategic upgrading in this sector of the Irish economy. In turn this has facilitated the growth of high-wage, high-skill jobs. The findings highlight the potential for an active industrial policy to promote employment upgrading in liberal market economies.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM|
|Depositing User:||Karen Finch|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jan 2012 16:55|
|Last Modified:||11 Jan 2012 09:17|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28588 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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