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Turning the tide:Prospects for an industrial renaissance in the North Staffordshire Ceramics Industrial District


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Tomlinson, P. R. and Branston, J. R., 2014. Turning the tide:Prospects for an industrial renaissance in the North Staffordshire Ceramics Industrial District. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 7 (3), pp. 489-507.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsu016

    Abstract

    Drawing upon the evolutionary geography literature, we analyse how the North Staffordshire ceramics industrial district has begun to reverse a phase of ‘long decline’ (1979–2008). Our analysis is based upon a series of interviews with 25 Senior Managers from within the district. We document how the district has purposively begun to exploit its traditional strengths, with firms adopting new strategies, technologies and attitudes to governance (and collaboration) in response to exogenous challenges, thus raising the prospect of an ‘industrial renaissance’. The case demonstrates decline in old industrial regions is not inevitable and through ‘adaptation’, new trajectories are possible.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsTomlinson, P. R.and Branston, J. R.
    DOI10.1093/cjres/rsu016
    Uncontrolled Keywordsindustrial districts,evolutionary geography,cluster life cycles,adaptation,related variety,governance and ceramics,sustainability
    DepartmentsSchool of Management
    Research Centres & Institutes > Institute for Policy Research
    Research CentresCentre for Governance and Regulation
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code40260

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