Selling global, buying local? What determines the sourcing patterns of multinational plants in Ireland?

Nola Hewitt-Dundas*, Bernadette Andréosso-O'Callaghan, Mike Crone, John Murray, Stephen Roper

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Multinational enterprises (MNEs) have played an important, if not crucial, role in the recent development of the economy of Ireland, both North and South. This paper compares the extent to which MNE plants, North and South, are integrated into their host economies through local sourcing. This is important both in terms of the direct effect on local demand and because local trading relationships provide a medium for technology transfer and supplier development. Levels of local sourcing, North and South, have diverged sharply over the last 15 years. In the South, local supply chains have grown stronger with MNE plants now purchasing around 21% of their material inputs from within the country. In the North, by contrast, local supply chain linkages have become weaker with only around 11% of MNE inputs now sourced from within the region. Strong asymmetries are also identified in cross-border sourcing. Northern MNE plants spend an average of £2.4 million per annum in the South, while Southern MNE plants spend an average of only £O.4 million per annum in the North. Differences in the characteristics of MNE plants, North and South, account for only one-quarter of the difference between the Southern and Northern levels of local sourcing. Supply-side issues - related primarily to availability - seem likely to explain the majority of the remainder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-239
Number of pages15
JournalRegional studies
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005

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Hewitt-Dundas, N., Andréosso-O'Callaghan, B., Crone, M., Murray, J., & Roper, S. (2005). Selling global, buying local? What determines the sourcing patterns of multinational plants in Ireland? Regional studies, 39(2), 225-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/003434005200060072
Hewitt-Dundas, Nola ; Andréosso-O'Callaghan, Bernadette ; Crone, Mike ; Murray, John ; Roper, Stephen. / Selling global, buying local? What determines the sourcing patterns of multinational plants in Ireland?. In: Regional studies. 2005 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 225-239.
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Hewitt-Dundas, N, Andréosso-O'Callaghan, B, Crone, M, Murray, J & Roper, S 2005, 'Selling global, buying local? What determines the sourcing patterns of multinational plants in Ireland?', Regional studies, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 225-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/003434005200060072

Selling global, buying local? What determines the sourcing patterns of multinational plants in Ireland? / Hewitt-Dundas, Nola; Andréosso-O'Callaghan, Bernadette; Crone, Mike; Murray, John; Roper, Stephen.

In: Regional studies, Vol. 39, No. 2, 01.04.2005, p. 225-239.

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