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The State and Industrial Policy in Ireland: A Case Study of the Irish Pharmaceutical Sector

Hannon, Enda, Monks, Kathy, Conway, Edel, Kelly, Grainne, Flood, Patrick, Truss, Catherine, Mastroeni, Michele (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. (doi:10.1080/09585192.2011.622918) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09585192.2011.622918
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 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 08:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28588 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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