Reviews Ireland’s economic development over the last hundred years, as the government turned this tiny island’s economy around. Ireland’s population was of eight million in the late 19th Century down to three million by 1990. It was considered the poorest country in the European Union, known for its extreme poverty, high unemployment and bleak economic future. Through enhanced binding to Europe, Ireland was a global trading economy. Its overall success was from a low tax rate, with a … Read more »

Reviews Ireland’s economic development over the last hundred years, as the government turned this tiny island’s economy around. Ireland’s population was of eight million in the late 19th Century down to three million by 1990. It was considered the poorest country in the European Union, known for its extreme poverty, high unemployment and bleak economic future. Through enhanced binding to Europe, Ireland was a global trading economy. Its overall success was from a low tax rate, a well-educated population and a skilled and flexible workforce. Examines all of these aspects of the Irish “economic miracle”.
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Don Haider
Source: Kellogg School of Management
8 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 2005. Prod #: KEL141-PDF-ENG
Ireland: Celtic Tiger HBR case solution

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