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An exploratory study of the resilience of manufacturing in the Cardiff Capital Region

Soroka, Anthony John ORCID:, Naim, Mohamed Mohamed ORCID:, Bristow, Gillian Irene ORCID: and Purvis, Laura ORCID: 2016. An exploratory study of the resilience of manufacturing in the Cardiff Capital Region. Presented at: International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-16), Chania, Crete, Greece, April 2016. Published in: Setchi, Rossitza, Howlett, Robert J., Liu, Ying and Theobald, Peter eds. Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016. Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies , vol.52 (52) Springer, pp. 589-599. 10.1007/978-3-319-32098-4_50

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Sustainability in all its guises is important for the long term continuance of manufacturing. The ideas of local sustainability and resilience have become increasing popular topics for study. The drive for economic resilience is causing governments to look at regional strategies to improve economic sustainability and resilience. A recent example of this is the establishment of a Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) in Wales. This exploratory study takes an initial look at the resilience of manufacturing in the CCR vis-à-vis economic resilience using the FAME dataset and QuiScore measure. Results indicate that on the whole manufacturing looks broadly healthy. However, some potential areas of concern were identified, many of the biggest and healthiest companies are not headquartered in the CCR, whereas 98 % of the weakest companies are, and there are inter and intra sectorial differences. The study also suggests that measures such as QuiScore should perhaps not be used in isolation as its methodology is unknown and a large number of companies do not have QuiScores.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 2190-3018
Funders: EPSRC, AHRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 8 January 2016
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 11:35

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