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Evolution of Ireland’s Industrial, Science and Technology Policy

James A. Cunningham, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK, james.cunningham@northumbria.ac.uk Patrick Collins, School of Geography and Archaeology and Irish Studies, NUI Galway, Ireland, P.Collins@nuigalway.ie Majella Giblin, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway, Ireland, Majella.Giblin@nuigalway.ie
 
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James A. Cunningham, Patrick Collins and Majella Giblin (2020), "Evolution of Ireland’s Industrial, Science and Technology Policy", Annals of Science and Technology Policy: Vol. 4: No. 2, pp 80-210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/110.00000013

Publication Date: 02 Jul 2020
© 2020 James A. Cunningham, Patrick Collins and Majella Giblin
 
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High technology: High tech clusters,  International Business: entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer,  Technology Management and Strategy,  Small business and economic growth,  Public Policy,  Public Administration
 

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In this article:
1. Evolution of Irish Industrial Development
2. Irish Industrial Clusters: A Distinct Evolution
3. Educational Research Policy: Building Capacity and Capabilities
4. Irish Industrial, Science and Technology Policy: Challenges, Implications and Future Considerations
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
References

Abstract

There has been a concerted empirical research focus on industrial, science and technology policy from a large country perspective. Small economies and countries industrial, science and technology policy has been the focus of limited empirical research and attention. To address this imbalance the purpose of this monograph is examine the evolution of industrial, science and technology policy from a small country perspective. Taking Ireland a small open economy located on the peripheral of Europe that has made significant economic and industrial advances with consistent and evolving industrial, science and technology policies. In particular, we focus and examine the evolution of Irish industrial development, the develop of Irish industrial cluster with a distinct focus on the case of the medical technology cluster in the West of Ireland and Ireland’s education research policy designed to build capacity and scientific capabilities. We conclude by discussing the challenges and implications of industrial science and technology from a small country perspective. We also reflect on the future industrial, science and technology policy considerations that Ireland as a small open economy needs to focus on in order to evolve, maintain and grow its international industrial, science and technology reputation and standing.

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Table of contents:
1. Evolution of Irish Industrial Development
2. Irish Industrial Clusters: A Distinct Evolution
3. Educational Research Policy: Building Capacity and Capabilities
4. Irish Industrial, Science and Technology Policy: Challenges, Implications and Future Considerations
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
References

Evolution of Ireland’s Industrial, Science and Technology Policy

Evolution of Ireland’s Industrial, Science and Technology Policy examines the evolution of industrial, science and technology policy from a small country perspective. In particular, the monograph focuses on the evolution of Irish industrial development, the develop of Irish industrial cluster with a distinct focus on the case of the medical technology cluster in the West of Ireland, and Ireland’s education research policy designed to build capacity and scientific capabilities. The authors conclude by discussing the challenges and implications of industrial science and technology from a small country perspective.

The monograph reflects on the future industrial, science and technology policy considerations that Ireland as a small open economy needs to focus on in order to evolve, maintain, and grow its international industrial, science, and technology reputation and standing.

 
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