Defence closure and job loss: The case of Swan Hunter on Tyneside

Pike, Andy, Cornford, James and Tomaney, John (2000) Defence closure and job loss: The case of Swan Hunter on Tyneside. Defence and Peace Economics, 11 (3). pp. 301-312. ISSN 1476-8267

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Recently in this journal Hooper and Butler (1996) drew attention to the scale of job loss associated with restructuring in the defence sector in the aftermath of the Cold War. They noted that there is comparatively little knowledge of the experiences of workers following the closure of defence plants. This research communication attempts to shed further light on this issue by reporting the results of a survey of the experiences of former Swan Hunter shipyard workers who were made redundant after the firm went into receivership. The results confirm the complex but generally negative effect of redundancy on the workers involved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: redundancy,swan hunter
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Innovation, Technology and Operations Management
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (former - to 2023)
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 13:04
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 05:14
DOI: 10.1080/10430710008404951

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