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Northern Ireland's Environmental Industry: An Examination of the Eco-Capital Equipment Producing Sector

Eaton, Martin and Stark, Thomas (1999) Northern Ireland's Environmental Industry: An Examination of the Eco-Capital Equipment Producing Sector. Business Strategy and the Environment, 8 (2). pp. 108-119. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In common with much of the rest of the European Union, Northern Ireland has a small but important and expanding environmental industry. The region's 'green economy' employs almost 13000 people and is projected to grow by a further 4000-6000 jobs by the end of the millennium. This article focuses upon one small-scale sub-sector - the eco-capital equipment producers - and analyses their recent industrial performance in the context of current regional development/industrial strategy theory. Drawing on empirical survey, comment is made on the sector's employment characteristics, production sequences, market structures and business operating experiences. Based on this discussion, a series of suggestions is offered that could help central and regional government improve the performance of the industry, and, in turn, the economy of the region, still further.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
ID Code:29965
Deposited By: Dr Martin Eaton
Deposited On:20 Oct 2014 14:51
Last Modified:20 Oct 2014 14:51

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