(2008), "Help for Irish businesses", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 57 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2008.07957dab.003
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Help for Irish businesses
Article Type: News From: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 57, Issue 4.
Enterprise Ireland is establishing a new fund to help firms improve their competitiveness in the market place. This builds on the success of the Productivity Improvement Fund, which was set up in 2005 to help Irish firms improve competitiveness.
A total of 122 businesses applied for grants from the Productivity Improvement Fund in 2007, using the money to upgrade innovation, technology and staff training programs.
The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Michael Martin said the new fund is designed to respond to a more challenging market place. He welcomed the strong uptake of the Productivity Improvement Fund in 2007 across all regions and industrial sectors.