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An investigation into skills availability in the ICT sector

Byrne, Noel (2012) An investigation into skills availability in the ICT sector. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The ICT sector accounts for approximately one third of Ireland’s exports and is one of the few growth industries in this current recession Ireland is the European country of choice for US overseas foreign direct investment, mainly due to its open economy, its benign tax regime and, increasingly, the industry clustering effect. It has established itself as a major international IT hub for the EMEA region and is now exceptionally well-placed to capitalise on the emergence of the Cloud Computing phenomenon. There are almost 100,000 people employed in the sector in Ireland but yet it seems that, in an economy with close to 15% unemployment, there are reportedly significant shortages of sufficiently skilled employees to feed the anticipated industry growth.

This dissertation investigates the current situation to understand what is actually happening in the ICT sector in Ireland from a Human Resourcing perspective.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > I.T. Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Staff Turnover
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 18 May 2013 13:22
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 17:29
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/806

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