The changing context of regional governance of FDI in England

Almond, Phil, Ferner, Anthony and Tregaskis, Olga ORCID: (2015) The changing context of regional governance of FDI in England. European Urban and Regional Studies, 22 (1). pp. 61-76. ISSN 0969-7764

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This paper analyses relations between sub-national institutional actors responsible for the attraction and retention of foreign direct investment, other ‘governance’ actors in regional business systems – local and sub-regional government, cluster/sectoral bodies, RDA and LEP executives, and those involved in the coordination of skills provision – and subsidiaries of foreign-owned multinational corporations. It is based on qualitative research in two regions of England conducted between 2008 and 2011. Within a context of international competition for investment within global production networks, it explores recent politically driven changes in sub-national governance, including the abolition of Regional Development Agencies, alongside the more long-standing instability of economic development and skills coordination in England. The analysis is centred on an argument that a more adequate understanding of sub-national economic governance requires the active integration of perspectives on political systems of governance, and embedded patterns of economic coordination, as analysed in the varieties of capitalism literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: multinational corporations,skills systems,regional economic development,foreign direct investment,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth,sdg 10 - reduced inequalities ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/decent_work_and_economic_growth
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Olga Tregaskis
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 15:19
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 00:01
DOI: 10.1177/0969776412459861

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