Competitiveness in the Science-Based Economy — The Irish Experience

  • Sean Dorgan
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Abstract

Ireland has been the most successful economy in the OECD over the past 10 years. It has achieved a growth rate averaging 7 percent a year since 1990 or 9 percent a year over the past 7 years. Unemployment has been cut from 15 percent in 1994 to less than 4 percent in 2001, based on a growth in employment approaching 5 percent per year. Over the 1990s labour productivity grew by 8 percent annually in manufacturing and 3.3 percent a year in the overall economy.

Keywords

European Economic Community National Development Plan Irish Economy American Home Product Future Skill 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

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