Phoenix industries and open innovation? The Midlands advanced automotive manufacturing and engineering industry

Amison, Philip and Bailey, David (2014). Phoenix industries and open innovation? The Midlands advanced automotive manufacturing and engineering industry. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 7 (3), pp. 397-411.

Abstract

This paper explores the links between open innovation and the emergence of a ‘phoenix industry’ centred on the UK’s traditional automotive heartland, the West Midlands, which has developed a significant presence in automotive design and engineering, particularly among small and niche firms. Drawing on case study research, the paper investigates whether this can be considered as a phoenix industry, and to what extent open innovation has been important in the industry’s development. The paper considers relationships between firms and impacts in terms of changing economic and labour market conditions. The paper concludes by examining the role that public policy has played to date and might play in the future in supporting an emerging phoenix industry with open innovation features.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsu007
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics finance & entrepreneurship
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Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Cambridge journal of regions, economy and society following peer review. The version of record Amison, P., & Bailey, D. (2014). Phoenix industries and open innovation? The Midlands advanced automotive manufacturing and engineering industry. Cambridge journal of regions, economy and society, 7(3), 397-411. is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsu007
Uncontrolled Keywords: phoenix industries,open Innovation,clusters,advanced manufacturing,industrial policy,automotive industry ,Geography, Planning and Development,Economics and Econometrics,Sociology and Political Science
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Published Date: 2014-11
Authors: Amison, Philip
Bailey, David ( 0000-0002-1956-0556)

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