Meeting the Challenge of Regional Economic Development: Lessons from Ireland
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in the Inco
The “Celtic Tiger” is often cited as a classic
example of how a small economy can prosper. What is less well known
is that the Irish economy is currently going through a period of
transition as it continues its efforts to attract inward investment
while at the same time redressing the imbalance in economic
development between Dublin and rural Ireland. These challenges are
very similar to those faced by Newfoundland and Labrador. Are there
any lessons which can be learned by studying what Ireland is doing
to address these challenges?
is a professor of International Marketing in the
Faculty of Business Administration and the Chair of Irish Business
Studies at Memorial University. In his presentation, he outlines a
particular development process being followed in Ireland and will
examine its potential application here.
He was accompanied by an expert panel composed of:
- Dr. David
Douglas, professor of regional planning and development at the
University of Guelph in Ontario
- Harold Mullowney, chair of the Irish Loop Development
Vodden, instructor at the Centre for Sustainable Community
Development at Simon Fraser University
Download the poster and the program.