Clustering in Ireland: Development cycle considerations

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Sean
dc.contributor.author Doyle, Eleanor
dc.contributor.author Brosnan, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-09T11:52:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-09T11:52:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-14
dc.identifier.citation O’Connor, S., Doyle, E. and Brosnan, S., 2017. Clustering in Ireland: Development cycle considerations. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 4(1), (22pp). DOI:10.1080/21681376.2017.1402361 en
dc.identifier.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 263 en
dc.identifier.endpage 283 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8484
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/21681376.2017.1402361 en
dc.description.abstract Motivated by ongoing research into the cluster concept that considers dynamic features of economic development and the cluster life cycle, differences between traded clusters and local activity across different spatial scales are examined for Ireland. Using recent cluster definitions for Europe, this paper presents clustering patterns within the Irish economy from 2008 to 2012. We report on data requirements when applying the benchmark cluster definitions to Irish data. Integrating small, open economy features with life-cycle concerns, we focus on specific clusters in Ireland, along with their export performance, noting that appropriate cluster boundaries are neither regional nor national. Analyses indicate that while Ireland hosts a number of internationally competitive clusters, foreign-owned firms remain substantially more productive than indigenous enterprises. We identify the geographical location of these prominent clusters at the NUTS-3 regional level and highlight the role of regional features for differences in adaptive cycles of clusters. We identify a substantial portion (60%) of Irish regional wage variation relates to the different cluster mixes across regions. en
dc.description.sponsorship College of Business and Law, UCC en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2017.1402361
dc.rights © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Clusters en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Development cycle en
dc.subject Regions en
dc.title Clustering in Ireland: Development cycle considerations en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Eleanor Doyle, Department of Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: e.doyle@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Regional Studies, Regional Science en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress e.doyle@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.eissn 2168-1376


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