The relative competitiveness and performance of small manufacturing firms in Scotland and the mid-west of Ireland

an analysis of matched pairs

P. N. O'Farrell, D. M W N Hitchens

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    The relative competitiveness and performance of small manufacturing firms in Scotland and the Mid-West of Ireland: an analysis of matched pairs, Reg. Studies 22, 399-416. Several dimensions of performance are investigated and evaluations of the price and quality competitiveness of product samples are made. Based upon these results, the paper draws a number of policy conclusions most notably that the shift in state aid away from fixed to soft assets - especially towards training and quality control - should be intensified. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)399-415
    Number of pages17
    JournalRegional Studies
    Volume22
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

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