Globalisation and Manufacturing Decline

Aspects of British Industry

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Author
Dr. Nicola Hothi
List Price
£25.00, US$ 40.00, €35.80
ISBN
978-0-9543161-4-2
Dewey Classification
338.4’7’629222’0942494
BIC Categories
KNDR, KJB, KCLT
Pages
xiv/191
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About The Author

Dr Nicola Hothi is a leading scholar who has published widely in the area of globalisation and public policy where she has explored the historic and current challenges for (automotive) manufacturing in particular.

Positioned as a key advisor in this area, Dr Nicola Hothi has been involved in strategy and direction on this topic, before the appearance of her present ground-breaking book. This book provides a penetrating analysis of the Rover Longbridge case, and of its historical, cultural, economic and social significance to the local, national, regional and even global economy.

This work is essential reading for anyone in senior management, in manufacturing and in the automotive industry. It is also a valuable reference for scholars of political analysis who are keen to learn about the real effects of perceived processes of globalisation on the British political economy – in addition to those in the trade union movement or local government, concerned about the future pattern of employment in the area.

Dr. Hothi is positioned as an experienced Consultant and Lecturer and has a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Birmingham.

About The Book

At a time when manufacturing industry in Britain is coming under increasing focus, Globalisation and Manufacturing Decline: aspects of British Industry,provides a clear framework for positioning the key drivers and influences on automotive manufacturing in Britain today.
No other automotive manufacturing issue is more profound, or more significant to the British public, or more clearly illustrates the challenges faced by British manufacturing today than that of Rover Longbridge.

This book provides an indicative analysis of the Rover Longbridge case, and of its historical, cultural, economic and social significance to the local, national, regional and even global economy. As such Globalisation and Manufacturing Decline: aspects of British Industry also brings into discussion another hot-topic of the twenty-first century, viz., that of globalisation and the impact of this phenomenon on manufacturing, specifically with regard to its impact on automotive manufacturing in Britain today.

This text is not only rich in theoretical insights, and empirical research but offers a fresh and innovative framework to bridge the gap between the largely theoretical research of globalisation and the empirical analysis of real outcomes. In this work, the unfortunate influences of globalisation are traced in the Rover Longbridge case.