'May the ovens never grow cold': regional resilience and industrial policy in the North Staffordshire ceramics industrial district - with lessons from Sassoulo and Castellon

Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver, Ian Jackson, Philip R. Tomlinson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 15 Citations

Abstract

In the aftermath of the recent global recession, the concept of regional resilience is becoming increasingly important in regional policy circles. This paper seeks to add to the debate by exploring resilience and recent policy initiatives in the context of the North Staffordshire ceramics district. A key issue here has been the economic governance of the district, which has had a significant impact upon its current trajectory. Drawing upon a series of interviews with local actors, we examine the district's 'adaptive capacity' to move onto a new trajectory. In particular, we note the importance of district firms developing wider networking opportunities, particularly external ties; insights here are garnered from the relatively successful links between Castellon and Sassoulo ceramics districts.
LanguageEnglish
Pages377-395
Number of pages19
JournalPolicy Studies
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2011

Fingerprint

industrial policy
resilience
district
regional policy
recession
networking
governance
firm
interview
economics

Keywords

  • networking
  • industrial policy
  • economic governance
  • industrial districts
  • regional resilience
  • ceramics industry

Cite this

@article{b138b262eac949cf82021a1672dee5e4,
title = "'May the ovens never grow cold': regional resilience and industrial policy in the North Staffordshire ceramics industrial district - with lessons from Sassoulo and Castellon",
abstract = "In the aftermath of the recent global recession, the concept of regional resilience is becoming increasingly important in regional policy circles. This paper seeks to add to the debate by exploring resilience and recent policy initiatives in the context of the North Staffordshire ceramics district. A key issue here has been the economic governance of the district, which has had a significant impact upon its current trajectory. Drawing upon a series of interviews with local actors, we examine the district's 'adaptive capacity' to move onto a new trajectory. In particular, we note the importance of district firms developing wider networking opportunities, particularly external ties; insights here are garnered from the relatively successful links between Castellon and Sassoulo ceramics districts.",
keywords = "networking, industrial policy, economic governance, industrial districts, regional resilience, ceramics industry",
author = "Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver and Ian Jackson and Tomlinson, {Philip R.}",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1080/01442872.2011.571855",
language = "English",
volume = "32",
pages = "377--395",
journal = "Policy Studies",
issn = "0144-2872",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - 'May the ovens never grow cold'

T2 - Policy Studies

AU - Hervas-Oliver, Jose-Luis

AU - Jackson, Ian

AU - Tomlinson, Philip R.

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - In the aftermath of the recent global recession, the concept of regional resilience is becoming increasingly important in regional policy circles. This paper seeks to add to the debate by exploring resilience and recent policy initiatives in the context of the North Staffordshire ceramics district. A key issue here has been the economic governance of the district, which has had a significant impact upon its current trajectory. Drawing upon a series of interviews with local actors, we examine the district's 'adaptive capacity' to move onto a new trajectory. In particular, we note the importance of district firms developing wider networking opportunities, particularly external ties; insights here are garnered from the relatively successful links between Castellon and Sassoulo ceramics districts.

AB - In the aftermath of the recent global recession, the concept of regional resilience is becoming increasingly important in regional policy circles. This paper seeks to add to the debate by exploring resilience and recent policy initiatives in the context of the North Staffordshire ceramics district. A key issue here has been the economic governance of the district, which has had a significant impact upon its current trajectory. Drawing upon a series of interviews with local actors, we examine the district's 'adaptive capacity' to move onto a new trajectory. In particular, we note the importance of district firms developing wider networking opportunities, particularly external ties; insights here are garnered from the relatively successful links between Castellon and Sassoulo ceramics districts.

KW - networking

KW - industrial policy

KW - economic governance

KW - industrial districts

KW - regional resilience

KW - ceramics industry

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79960771327&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2011.571855

U2 - 10.1080/01442872.2011.571855

DO - 10.1080/01442872.2011.571855

M3 - Article

VL - 32

SP - 377

EP - 395

JO - Policy Studies

JF - Policy Studies

SN - 0144-2872

IS - 4

ER -