Survey of business links on the island of Ireland – Summary Report

This report provides an overview of the extent, nature and intensity of cross-border business linkages among companies on the island in 2002. The findings were drawn from the cross-border survey of companies carried out on behalf of InterTradeIreland by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Dublin. The main objectives of the survey were to: Define business activities within the island; define business operating problems on the island, define a perception of business problems and to provide a quantitative analysis of the export and import linkages. The report identifies synergies which could derive from cross-border trade.