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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

What makes Ireland great, makes Ireland great for business

WHY INVEST IN IRELAND?

Forbes magazine has ranked Ireland as one of the best countries for business. This is not just for large multinationals, but also the potential multinationals of the future. IDA nurtures these high-growth companies, helping them forge their future success in Ireland.

IMPRESSIVE TRACK RECORD

Ireland’s performance as a hub for Foreign Direct Investment is unrivalled.
BEST COUNTRY IN WESTERN EUROPE

ECONOMY

Ireland has a small highly globalised economy, with a large exporting sector, and a significant number of multinational corporations. While the global downturn impacted significantly on Ireland, the outlook for the economy is improving.
  • IRISH ECONOMY GREW AT MORE THAN 5% IN 2014 - THE FASTEST RATE IN EUROPE
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  • TOTAL EXPORTS EXPECTED TO GROW BY 4.8% IN 2014
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  • UNEMPLOYMENT HAS FALLEN FOR PAST 3 YEARS, DOWN TO LESS THAN 10%
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  • IRELAND'S COMPETITIVENESS HAS IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY SINCE 2008


BUSINESS SERVICES

Ireland is one of Europe’s leading locations for Business Services due to the availability of high quality IT, superb infrastructure and human resource skills. Companies in the sector serve major European and global markets as well as operating more sophisticated and diverse regional centres.
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