The importance of structural change in industry for growth

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Title: The importance of structural change in industry for growth
Authors: Whelan, Ciara
Walsh, Patrick P.
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Date: 2000
Online since: 2008-05-15T09:06:05Z
Abstract: The paper documents ongoing job creation and job destruction within 3- digit Irish manufacturing sectors over the period 1973 to 1994. Within sectors of low-technology manufacturing, this was due to the gradual development of historical export product lines and gradual decline in historical domestic oriented production. In contrast, the structural change in jobs within sectors of hightechnology manufacturing resulted from the gradual accumulation of foreign capital with new export product lines and a phasing out of inefficient import substituting industry. Ireland’s industrial performance is shown to be an outcome of such path dependent structural change.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Journal: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Volume: 29
Start page: 1
End page: 32
Copyright (published version): 2000, Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Keywords: ManufacturingIntra-sector structural changeTrade liberalisation
Subject LCSH: Manufacturing industries--Ireland
Labor market--Ireland
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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