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An Analysis of Ireland`s Economic Competitiveness and its Impact on Foreign Direct Investment in the Automotive Industry

McDermott, Ronan (2020) An Analysis of Ireland`s Economic Competitiveness and its Impact on Foreign Direct Investment in the Automotive Industry. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The term foreign direct investment became a phenomenon in the area of international business after the Second World War as the forces of globalisation emerged. Today, “FDI is currently the most researched field in the area of international management”. Over the years Ireland have been dependent on multinational enterprises entering and reinvesting in the state with inward FDI flows being the cornerstone that has shaped the Irish economy, notably so during the Celtic tiger era. The attraction and retention of FDI has been known to contribute taxes to the exchequer, generate employment, empowers economic growth and increases levels of competitiveness and economic productivity. The Irish automotive sector contributed 5.5 Billion in revenue to the Exchequer during 2019 depicting the importance and significance of the industry in question.

The main aim of this research will be to determine the determinants of FDI within Ireland`s automotive sector based on the economic competitiveness of the Irish economy. This research reviews the literature and conducts primary research to determine the factors influencing the investment decisions of automotive companies from across the globe.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > Economics
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Foreign Investment
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Motor Industry
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 18:29
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 18:29
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4730

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