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The role of academia in regional sustainability initiatives: Wales

Wells, Peter Erskine, Bristow, Gillian Irene, Nieuwenhuis, Paul Andre Henri Francois and Christensen, Thomas Budde 2009. The role of academia in regional sustainability initiatives: Wales. Journal of Cleaner Production 17 (12) , pp. 1116-1122. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2008.11.008

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This paper demonstrates the relative non-engagement of universities in regional sustainability initiatives through a case study of Cardiff University in Wales. It is argued that the turbulent and often complicated political and administrative context along with divergent goals and performance targets means that synergies are less readily achieved. A case study of automotive industry alternative technology new cluster development is given to illustrate the arguments. In so doing, the paper presents the view that we need to move beyond mere optimism in order to address fundamental underlying issues.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Business (Including Economics)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regional sustainability initiatives ; Cardiff University ; Local government ; Clusters ; Automotive industry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0959-6526
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:31

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