A ‘just transition’ for workers in the automotive sector? Survey evidence from the West Midlands
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Alex de Ruyter Gill Bentley David Hearne David Bailey Beverley Nielsen a Centre for Brexit Studies, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UKb Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UKAlex de Ruyter is a Professor at Birmingham City University and Director of its Centre for Brexit Studies. He brings a wealth of research experience and academic engagement in the areas of globalisation, regional economic development, labour market and social exclusion issues. He has published over 60 academic outputs in leading national and international economic journals and has been the recipient of research funding, including a grant from the British Academy for the research project on ‘Enabling a just transition in automotive: evidence from the West Midlands and South Australia’.Gill Bentley is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Centre of Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University, is a former lecturer at the University of Birmingham. She has published widely on economic development, policy and governance issues, at local, regional, national, and EU spatial scales. Gill worked with Professor Alex de Ruyter and the team in 2022 on the British Academy-funded project about enabling a Just Transition to an electric vehicle production system.David Hearne joined Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham in 2021 as a lecturer in the Department of Management, from the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University. An economist, David’s research interests are in broad themes within subnational economic development and policy and which has included work on the regional consequences of Brexit for the automotive industry and the need for a new industrial policy. He was part of the team in 2022 that worked on the British Academy-funded project about enabling a Just Transition to an electric vehicle production system.David Bailey is a Professor of Business Economics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and a Senior Fellow of the ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe programme, exploring the impacts of Brexit on UK automotive and manufacturing. He has written extensively on industrial and regional policy, especially in relation to manufacturing and the auto industry. A regular newspaper columnist and media commentator. Editor of the journal Regional Studies, he is also editor of Policy Studies, and the Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade.Beverley Nielsen, Associate Professor, is Executive Director of the Institute for Design, Economic Acceleration & Sustainability (IDEA) at Birmingham City University which assists start-ups to bring ideas to the market. Having a strong interest in regional economic development, she worked on the British Academy-funded project about enabling a Just Transition to an electric vehicle production system. Prior to working at the University, Beverley spent a decade in business and was European Policy Advisor for the CBI in London and Brussels, as well as Director of CBI West Midlands
2w ago
Volume 19, Issue 1-3, February - June 2024 ..read more
Visit website
Correction
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by
2w ago
..read more
Visit website
Exploring opportunities for public sector organisations to connect wellbeing to resource loops in a regional circular economy
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Carla De Laurentis Katie Beverley Nick Clifton Emily Bacon Jennifer Rudd Gary Walpole a Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of West of England, Bristol, UKb Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UKc School of Management, Swansea University, Swansea, UKDr Carla De Laurentis is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of West of England. Her main research interests converge around the geography of innovation. She is interested in understanding the mechanisms that lead to an effective diffusion of sustainable practices in the public sector and businesses, investigating why regions show different patterns in the emergence of renewable energy systems and in the implementation of circular economy principles.Dr Katie Beverley is a Senior Research Officer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her main research interest is in the strategic use of design to support sustainable innovation in the public, private and third sector.Nick Clifton, PhD, is Professor of Economic Geography and Regional Development at Cardiff Metropolitan University. His main research interests are in regional development, small business and entrepreneurship, networks, business strategy, innovation and creativity. He is an affiliated member of the Centre for Innovation Research (CIRCLE) at Lund University, and member of the UKRI-funded Innovation and Research Caucus.Dr Emily Bacon is a Senior Lecturer in the Value-Based Health & Care Academy, School of Management, Swansea University. Her research focuses on innovation ecosystems, knowledge transfer, and inter-organisational collaboration. She is particularly interested in the implementation of innovation across large-scale ecosystems for both public and private sector organisations.Dr Jennifer Rudd is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Swansea University. She has a PhD in chemistry and worked on technological solutions to the climate crisis for over a decade. She moved into social science in 2019 and since then has developed climate change education programmes that have been used internationally and recognised by the European Commission as linking sustainability and digital competencies. She is currently in the Wales Net Zero by 2035 group, commissioned by Welsh Government to create pathways for Wales to become net zero by 2035.Dr Gary Walpole is a Reader in business management at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Director of the Circular Economy Innovation Communities programme, which has developed 250 practitioners from 140 organisations across Wales and created a Circular Economy Innovation eco-system. He specializes in developing innovation capabilities and publishes on firm level and regional innovation. He is passionate about developing individual and organizational capabilities to avert the climate crisis.
1M ago
..read more
Visit website
People-centred policies for a just transition (digital, green and skills)
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Patrizio BianchiLisa De ProprisSandrine Laborya Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italyb Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UKc Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, ItalyPatrizio Bianchi is UNESCO Chair of Education, Growth and Equality and Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Ferrara (Italy). He held prestigious positions including Minister for Education of the Italian Government.Lisa De Propris is a Professor of Regional Economic Development at the University of Birmingham. She published extensively on innovation, and technological change; innovation systems, clusters, and industrial districts; regional development and innovation and industrial policies.Sandrine Labory is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Ferrara (Italy). Her scholarly research is focused on industrial economics and policy, structural changes and industrial development. She is Chair of the Regional Studies Association’s foundation RSA Europe.
2M ago
..read more
Visit website
Owning the just transition: comparing citizen participation in South African and German wind farms
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Lisa SchulteBryan Robinsona Business School, Middlesex University, London, UKb Tshwane School for Business & Society, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, Pretoria, South AfricaLisa Schulte is a Senior Lecturer at the Middlesex University Business School. Her research area is Comparative Industrial Relations. She has been studying the Danish, German and English offshore wind energy industry since 2012 and wrote her PhD about it. She led the research project ‘Wind energy and the Just Transition. Political and socio-economic pinch points in wind turbine manufacturing and windfarm communities in Europe and South Africa', one of the outcomes of which is this article, ‘Owning the just transition: Comparing citizen participation in South African and German wind farms'. She has extensive experience in comparative research, having worked on two large international research projects in the past (MESEC – Marketization of Employment Services in European Countries funded by the German Hans-Boeckler-Foundation and TEMS – The Effects of Marketization on Societies funded by the European Research Council-funded) and her own comparative PhD research on the European offshore wind turbine industry. She has published in the academic journals Human Relations, Journal of European Social Policy, and Work Employment and Society. Contact: l.schulte@mdx.ac.ukBryan Robinson is an ardent researcher in business and society within the development context of Africa and is currently active in research pertaining to corporate community engagement; the social licence to operate; renewable energy; and values-driven leadership. He has published two books, several journal articles and conference papers and presented papers at numerous international conferences on business ethics-related topics. He is a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Head at the Tshwane School for Business & Society in Pretoria, South Africa, and the president of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa, www.benafrica.org), a non-profit voluntary network organisation dedicated to expanding business ethics on the African continent. He lectures on International Business and Leadership at the Tshwane School for Business & Society. Contact: robinsonbmk@tut.ac.za
2M ago
..read more
Visit website
Public engagement, digital technology and transport: engaging through open, early and experience-centred perspectives at scale
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Alexander WilsonSunil RodgerSimon BowenMark Tewdwr-Jonesa School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UKb Open Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UKc Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, London, UKAlexander Wilson is a lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University. His research explores how technology can create the means for an open dialogue around place, and how through these technologies, more meaningful discussions can happen about the future of places and cities.Sunil Rodger is a multidisciplinary social and health researcher, whose work spans human-computer interaction, urban and transport accessibility, and rare diseases. He has a particular interest in how technologies shape society, and how diverse communities appropriate them for activism and research.Simon Bowen is a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at Open Lab in the School of Computing. His design practice-led research investigates methods and tools for public engagement and co-design in domains including public transport and services, climate action, and community and place-based cultural heritage.Mark Tewdwr-Jones FAcSS is UCL Bartlett Professor of Cities and Regions at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL. His expertise covers urban and regional planning, spatial planning policy and governance, policy engagement, digital planning, and urban futures.
2M ago
..read more
Visit website
Alternative pathways for green hydrogen economy: the case of Colombia
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Nadia Catalina Combariza Diaza OLEN Transiciones Justas, Bogotá, POLEN Transiciones Justas, Bogotá, Colombiab Center for International Development and Environmental Research, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germanyc Peace Studies, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, GermanyNadia Catalina Combariza Diaz is a doctoral student at the Peace Building Chair, University of Giessen, Germany, researching just transitions and post-extractivism in the Global South. She is also co-founder and co-executive director of POLEN Transiciones Justas, a Colombian think tank shaping energy policies for just transitions.
2M ago
..read more
Visit website
Transition obstructionism and ‘embodied energy injustice:’ a Wyoming case study
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Matthew S. HenryUniversity of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USAMatthew Henry is a social scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and former researcher and faculty member at the University of Wyoming. His research focuses on environmental and climate justice, water and energy systems, and just transition frameworks. He is particularly interested in the ways cultural narratives impact climate and energy policymaking and working with communities to bridge the gap between clean energy initiatives and community values and aspirations. He published his first book, Hydronarratives: Water, Environmental Justice, and Imagining a Just Transition (University of Nebraska Press), in early 2023. Dr. Henry has also conducted community-focused research on environmental justice and energy and water transitions in the rural U.S. West and beyond.
2M ago
..read more
Visit website
The ‘Wellbeing Wardrobe’ as a tool to promote just transitions in the fashion and textile industry
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Rhiannon PughTaylor BrydgesSamantha SharpeMariangela LavangaMonique Retamala Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australiab CIRCLE and Department of Design Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Swedenc School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRhiannon Pugh is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation Studies at the Centre for Innovation Research at Lund University (CIRCLE) and the Department of Design Sciences. Her work sits at the intersection of innovation studies and economic geography, and she is especially interested in the spatial actualisations and impacts of innovation processes, broadly defined. She is especially interested in how sustainable modes of regional development can be supported through research and policy in different geographical contexts worldwide.Taylor Brydges is Research Principle at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. As part of the Resource Stewardship team, her research focuses on sustainable production and consumption, the circular economy, and the fashion industry. Working with Dr Monique Retamal, Taylor led the development of the ongoing project, ‘Sustainable Fashion in Australia and sectoral resilience during the pandemic.’ She is also involved in supporting the work of the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence. From 2018 to 2021, she was the PI of the project ‘Circular is the New Black: Investigating the Implementation of Circular Economy Principles in the Swedish Fashion Industry,’ funded by the Swedish Research Council. This research was carried out at Stockholm University, Sweden and the Institute for Sustainable Futures, Australia.Samantha Sharpe is Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. Her research focuses on the employment and labour market implications of climate change and climate action. This includes understanding the process of enterprise and industrial transition to sustainability, at the firm, sector, and labour market levels. Her particular focus is innovation processes, public policy development for just transition. Samantha's work is focused on environmental and social sustainability in the global textile and garment sector and energy sectors. She currently leads UTS’ involvement in an International Labour Organisation (ILO) project on environmental sustainability in the textile and garment sector in Asia and other work on the sustainability and circularity of textiles. She is interested in the public policy settings for sustainability transitions, particularly for labour markets and has led a number of projects examining the public policy dimensions of just energy transition in Asia.Mariangela Lavanga is Associate Professor of Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is the Academic Lead on Fashion Sustainability Transition at the Design Impact Transition (DIT) platform, part of the Erasmus University ‘Strategy 2024’. Mariangela is also the Academic Coordinator of the MA in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship as well as co-founder and coordinator of the Minor Fashion Industry. Mariangela researches and teaches on cultural and creative industries and sustainable urban development with active stakeholders’ engagement. In particular, she focuses on the transition to a more sustainable and just fashion and textile industry. She is currently PI in the Horizon Europe project ‘FABRIX – Fostering local, beautiful, and sustainably designed regenerative textile & clothing ecosystems’ with Rotterdam and Athens as case studies. FABRIX adopts a human-centred approach to digital and industrial technologies with an eye for spatial dynamics in a way that would include a more localised and socially inclusive regenerative and innovative manufacturing sector. In parallel to FABRIX, Mariangela is also co-leading the Convergence Resilient Delta project ‘Towards Textile-form Futures’ which focuses on on-demand and local production of circular textile-form systems, such as integrated circular micro-factories.Monique Retamal is a Research Director and Program Lead for Resource Stewardship at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney. She has a background in environmental engineering and social research and fifteen years’ experience undertaking research into sustainable urban systems, including for water, sanitation and solid waste. She specialises in sustainable systems of consumption and production in the Asia-Pacific region. Her research is currently focused on circular supply chains and environmental governance for plastics and textiles. Monique is currently leading UTS’s contribution to an international research collaboration between six research institutions in India and Australia to identify pathways for a circular economy for plastics in India, which includes a focus on policy frameworks and circular business models.
2M ago
..read more
Visit website
Politics of a Just Transition: lessons from the UK coal mines
Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science
by Sara KaizukaSchool of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, UKThe author recently received a PhD from the University of Leeds, School of Politics and International Studies. She is an early career researcher specialising in regional development issues in the UK. Her wider research interests include British politics, EU cohesion policy, political economy, and public policy. She is currently working on a think tank report on UK disinformation.
3M ago
..read more
Visit website

Follow Taylor & Francis Research » Contemporary Social Science on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR