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

Hannon, Enda and Monks, Kathy and Conway, Edel and Kelly, Grainne and Flood, Patrick and Truss, Catherine and 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 . (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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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
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: 10 Jun 2014 13:20
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