The urban and regional impacts of plant closures: new methods and perspectives

Andrew Beer, Sally Weller, Tom Barnes, Ilke Onur, Julie Ratcliffe, David Bailey, Markku Sotarauta

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Abstract

Work on large-scale plant closures has provided a rich vein of scholarship and academic debate. This paper articulates a new set of methods and concepts for understanding how large-scale redundancies associated with the closure of manufacturing plants affects society and the economy at the local, regional and national scales. It posits the need for a more comprehensive exercise in data collection and experimentation with previously unused methods, including the application of discrete-choice experiments in order to understand better the choice and decision-making frameworks adopted by affected workers. The paper argues there is a need to integrate community-wide policy responses into the core of the analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-394
Number of pages15
JournalRegional Studies, Regional Science
Volume6
Issue number1
Early online date14 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Bibliographical note

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. © 2019 The Authors. Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Keywords

  • mass redundancies
  • place leadership
  • plant closures
  • precariousness
  • structural adjustment programmes

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