Article thumbnail

The Tangible Contribution of R&D Spending Foreign-Owned Plants to a Host Region: a Plant Level Study of the Irish Manufacturing Sector (1980-1996)

By A Kearns and F Ruane

Abstract

Using plant level data from the Irish manufacturing sector, we explore the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth in Ireland. The central question explored in this paper is whether the tangible contribution of MNC plants which undertake R&D investment in Ireland is greater than the tangible contribution of MNC plants which undertake no R&D investment. We conclude that the scale of R&D activity in a plant is an important determinant in (i) lengthening the duration over which that plant will remain in Ireland and (ii) in improving the quality of employment created in that plant.

OAI identifier:

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (1982). A concept of industrial development in the 1980s.'
  2. (1990). Absorptive capacity: a new perspective on learning and innovation.'
  3. (1998). Aggregate job creation, job destruction and job turnover in the Irish manufacturing sector.'
  4. B.,(1995), Innovation and industry evolution.
  5. (1997). Census of industrial production 1995. Dublin: Central Statistics Office.
  6. (1975). Contribution to the symposium on increasing employment in Ireland.'
  7. (1978). Employment growth and the development of linkages in foreign-owned and domestic manufacturing enterprises.'
  8. (1996). Employment outlook:
  9. (1997). Eurostatistics: data for short term economic analysis.
  10. (1988). Explaining international production.
  11. (1997). FDI and trade: the Irish host-country experience.'
  12. (1997). Foreign activities by multinational corporations.
  13. (1981). Foreign direct investment in Ireland: empirical evidence and theoretical implications.'
  14. (1997). Good news from Ireland: a geographical perspective'.
  15. (1990). Gross job creation, job destruction: microeconomic evidence and macroeconomic implications.
  16. (1995). Handbook of the economics of innovation and technological change.
  17. (1998). Indicators for R&D investment of multinational enterprises. Presented to a joint NESTI/TIP/GSS Workshop on the Internationalisation of R&D (OECD).
  18. (1995). Innovation and job creation in a small open economy: evidence from Norwegian manufacturing plants 1982-92.' Statistics Norway,
  19. (1997). Innovative capability, embeddedness and the contribution of foreign firms to innovation in their host regions. EIMS publication by MERIT.,
  20. (1998). Internationalisation of industrial R&D: patterns and trends.
  21. (1996). Multinational corporations and spillovers.'
  22. (1991). New-Firm survival and the technological regime.'
  23. (1991). Overseas industry in Ireland.
  24. (1975). Partial liklihood.'
  25. (1997). Stata statistical software: release 5.0. College Station StataCorp.40 Stewart, J. C.,(1989), 'Transfer pricing: some empirical evidence from Ireland.'
  26. (1991). Sunk costs and market structure.
  27. (1997). Survey of product and process innovation in Irish industry
  28. (1994). Technological innovation in irish manufacturing industry.
  29. (1996). Technology sourcing and FDI in the EC: An empirical evaluation.'
  30. (1998). The Celtic Tiger - the great misnomer: economic growth and the multi-nationals in Ireland in the 1990's?
  31. (1997). The effect of the real exchange rate movements on the life expectancy of manufacturing plants in Ireland, 1973-94.' Trinity Economic Paper.,
  32. (1997). The globalisation of technology: a new taxonomy. In:
  33. (1997). The internationalisation of R&D in multinational enterprises: the german perspective. London: presented to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.