This study funded by the European Commission will provide new empirical evidence on the factors and policies underlying the behaviour and performance of indigenous and foreign-owned firms operating in Ireland. Specifically, the analysis will focus on the following issues: (i) drivers of productivity growth; (ii) R&D and other innovation expenditures and how they impact on exporting; (iii) exporting and importing and integration in European and global value chains; (iv) access to finance and the impact of indebtedness on investment activity; (v) supply chain linkages, technology transfers and other forms of cooperation between indigenous and foreign-owned firms. The evidence provided by this study will be used to put forward policy guidelines for Ireland in the context of the European Semester.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.