- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2005
Edited by Tony Pilch
Published 2005 (ISBN 1 902488 87 3) Price £9.95
Transcripts of a series of seminars held in order to look at look at some of the issues affecting future prosperity in Scotland in the light of government commitment to securing full employment and rising prosperity in every region and community of the country. The recent history of economic growth and activity in Scotland has been patchy, and some commentators have argued that Scotland has lost some of the ground it had gained in the last 10 or 15 years. Over the course of the series we tried to address a range of factors that will be critical to the future of Scotland’s economy; the role of major multinational companies in the Scottish economy; the lessons that can be learned from the ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy of the Republic of Ireland; the role of universities in facilitating business development through innovation and knowledge transfer; and the barriers to widespread economic and social inclusion that must be overcome if Scotland’s economic potential is to be realised.