Describes Ireland’s transformation from one of the poorest countries in Europe to one of the richest in just 10 years, earning it the title Celtic Tiger. The spectacular story of growth and recovery is attributed to a large extent on foreign direct investment (FDI), especially from the United States. The Government of Ireland has always nurtured the climate for investment and investment promotion through his arm, Irish Development Authority (IDA), has aggressively sought investment projects. De … Read more »

Describes Ireland’s transformation from one of the poorest countries in Europe to one of the richest in just 10 years, earning it the title Celtic Tiger. The spectacular story of growth and recovery is attributed to a large extent on foreign direct investment (FDI), especially from the United States. The Government of Ireland has always nurtured the climate for investment and investment promotion through his arm, Irish Development Authority (IDA), has aggressively sought investment projects. Despite the seeming miracle, some question if the FDI-focused policy and special incentives. Their skepticism stems largely from the fact that Ireland’s indigenous industry has remained on the periphery of this transformation, with limited connections to the foreign sector. Provides an opportunity to examine the debate on foreign direct investment. FDI was the main ingredient of success in Ireland? What does it take for a country to attract FDI? Authorities have, especially IDA, play a role in the Irish success story? Other causes analyzes of growth -. Namely Ireland’s entry into the European Union and the subsequent greater market access, as well as sound macroeconomic policies
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Laura Alfaro,
Stephen McIntyre,
Vinati Dev
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
29 pages.
Publication Date: Jul 26, in 2005. Prod #: 706007-PDF-ENG
Foreign Direct Investment and Ireland’s Tiger Economy (A) HBR case solution

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