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This chapter explores the possible future trading options available to the UK and what impacts these trading options will have on the UK automotive industry. The research…
This chapter explores the possible future trading options available to the UK and what impacts these trading options will have on the UK automotive industry. The research makes use of a wide range of data to predict the degree of impact each trading alternative will have on the UK automotive industry. Using a Supply Chain Management (SCM) framework, we discuss the trading practices currently in place today in the sector, and its interactions and dependence on privileged access to the Single Market. We then examine likely impacts each potential trading alternative will have on the sector. Drawing on interviews with senior managers in the sector, the findings of the research suggest that all current available trade scenarios put up different types of trade barriers for the sector, potentially increasing costs and decreasing the UK’s attractiveness as a base for automotive manufacturing. The findings also suggest that the uncertainty around the UK’s trading future with EU is deterring investment into the sector, which will likely have consequences further into the future. We conclude by assessing a wide variety of mitigation strategies open to manufacturers, considering their viability and applicability in each potential scenario.
Looks at the 2000 Employment Research Unit Annual Conference held at the University of Cardiff in Wales on 6/7 September 2000. Spotlights the 76 or so presentations within and shows that these are in many, differing, areas across management research from: retail finance; precarious jobs and decisions; methodological lessons from feminism; call centre experience and disability discrimination. These and all points east and west are covered and laid out in a simple, abstract style, including, where applicable, references, endnotes and bibliography in an easy‐to‐follow manner. Summarizes each paper and also gives conclusions where needed, in a comfortable modern format.