Plant closure and the local economy: The case of Swan Hunter on Tyneside

Tomaney, John, Pike, Andy and Cornford, James (1999) Plant closure and the local economy: The case of Swan Hunter on Tyneside. Regional Studies, 33 (5). pp. 401-411. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

This paper seeks to describe and account for the closure of a Tyneside shipyard and to illuminate the wider issues concerning plant closure and the local economy. It begins by reviewing the relevant literature and suggests the need for a political economy of plant closure and its aftermath, informed by insights from economic sociology and institutional economics. The paper attempts to integrate an understanding of the political and economic context of the demise of the shipyard with a study of the labour market impact of its closure. The argument is that the complexities of the yard's closure and its local economic consequences can be better understood when the political and economic context of the sociological production and institutionally framed character of redundancy are revealed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 12:14
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 10:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45195
DOI: 10.1080/00343409950081257

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