Ireland is a huge beneficiary of globalisation. It has a business model of substance with depth, diversity, and years of tactical policy planning and implementation behind it.

Ireland has a diversity of industries; which do R&D and high-value manufacturing and it generates indigenous firms of scale with outward investment. It is one resilient enough to have emerged strongly from the recent global recession with the highest growth and population rates in the European Union.

This Ibec campaign tells the story of the Irish business model, how it has developed and what it looks like today. We use six qualities to characterise the substance of the Irish business model: evolution; global footprint; full business life cycle; world class; global hub; and clusters.

The need for this campaign has arisen from misconceptions about the structure and nature of the Irish business model both domestically and internationally. The aim is to use the narrative to inform business and other stakeholders. 

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