The proposal, co-ordinated by Professor David Bailey at Aston University, argues that ‘any new industrial strategy for the UK needs to link places, sectors and technologies and have a commitment of resources requisite to meet the scale of the challenge that the UK faces’.
It was submitted on behalf of the Regional Studies Association, a major international learned society that is concerned with the analysis of regions and regional issues. It features contributions from a total of eight specialists in industrial strategy and regional policy from several universities as well as the Regional Studies Association.
The key ‘calls to action’ are:
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Expert interviewee: Professor David Bailey
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