Innovation Science and technology Research and development Tierney report
Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Mulcahy, Noel. 'Symposium on Science, Technology, and Innovation: the implications of the STIAC report for Ireland's economic development - The Tierney report: a challenge for leadership'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXVII, 1995/1996, pp43-59
Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XXVII 1995/1996
This paper is presented as a means of demonstrating that the Tierney Report, arising
from the work of the Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council
(STIAC), has the potential to stimulate a new phase of socio-economic development.
The Tierney Report pointed to a lack of awareness in Ireland of the importance of
science, technology and innovation (STI). I hope to show what action the Report
suggested as a way of improving the situation. For instance, although Bertie Ahern’s
address to the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis did refer to Irelands ‘Silicon Valley’ and Intel,
it contained no commitment to indigenous innovation as a force for economic
development. Knowledge and technology transfer by means of mobile international
investment is an important component of national economic strategy, but it is only
one element in the vector of development forces.
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