volume 4, issue 4, P340-364 2019
DOI: 10.1108/mabr-04-2019-0015
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Eamonn O'Connor, Stephen Hynes, Amaya Vega, Natasha Evers

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine performance change in the Irish state-owned port sector over the 2000-2016 period using a case study approach. Design/methodology/approach For analysis, qualitative sources are used to construct an explanatory account for the quantitative measures of productivity, profitability and traffic shift-share change across the major ports within the system. Findings The results show that overall change in performance largely follows that of the macro-economic perfor…

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