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dc.contributor.authorNugent, Jim
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-05T08:33:33Z
dc.date.available2006-11-05T08:33:33Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationNugent, J. 'Corporate profitability in Ireland: overview and determinants'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXVIII, Pt. I, 1998/1999, pp35-81en
dc.identifier.issn00814776
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/2659
dc.descriptionRead before the Society, 26 November 1998en
dc.description.abstractThe study of profits is important not only because of the information it provides about the health of the economy in any given year, but also because profits are a key determinant of growth and employment in the medium-term. Changes in profitability are an important contributor to economic progress via the influence profits have on the investment and savings decisions of companies. This is because a rise in profits improves the cash-flow position of companies and offers greater flexibility in the source of finance for corporate investment (i.e. through retained earnings). Easier access to finance facilitates greater investment which boosts productivity, productive capacity, competitiveness and employment. This paper has a number of objectives. Firstly, it presents an overview of recent trends in profitability in Ireland, both at a manufacturing/sectoral level as well as at a broader macroeconomic level. Secondly, the paper tries to determine, in an impressionistic way, the range of likely factors (such as exchange rates and the degree of monopoly power) which influence movements in profitability. A third objective is to briefly review the capital structure of Irish industry and the implications for the financial well-being of the corporate sector. Finally, the paper explores the relation between profits/retentions with investment and employment, which is a key motivation for the study of profits in the first place.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStatistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. XXVIII, Pt. Ien
dc.sourceJournal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
dc.source.urihttp://www.ssisi.ie
dc.subjectProfits - Irelanden
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleCorporate profitability in Ireland: overview and determinantsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.status.refereedYes


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