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Impact of Regional Selective Assistance on sources of productivity growth: Planty-level evidence from UK manufacturing 1990-1998

Harris, Richard I.D., Robinson, Catherine (2005) Impact of Regional Selective Assistance on sources of productivity growth: Planty-level evidence from UK manufacturing 1990-1998. Regional Studies, 39 (6). pp. 751-765. ISSN 0034-3404. (doi:10.1080/00343400500213648) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Harris R. and Robinson C. (2005) Impact of Regional Selective Assistance on sources of productivity growth: plant?level evidence from UK manufacturing, 1990–98, Regional Studies 39 , 751–765. Regional policy has been an enduring aspect of post?war industrial policy in the UK, based on a recognition of the need to reduce regional disparities in employment, earnings and the cost of living. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) support schemes are designed to achieve a number of varying and occasionally conflicting objectives, but their overarching intention arguably must be to improve the economic performance of the plants they assist in order to increase productivity growth in the regions. Research into the sources of productivity growth has indicated that the entry and exit of plants plays a significant role, but also the reallocation of inputs from plants within the industry. This paper uses decomposition analysis to look at sources of total factor productivity growth for UK manufacturing plants, allowing for comparisons across regions, industries and between assisted and non?assisted plants, based on the Regional Selective Assistance scheme.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00343400500213648
Uncontrolled keywords: Regional policy, Total factor productivity decomposition, UK manufacturing, Politique régionale, Décomposition de la productivité globale des facteurs de production, Industrie au Royaume?Uni, Regionalpolitik, Zerlegung aller Produktionsfaktoren, Herstellende Industrie des UK, Política regional, Descomposición de la productividad total factorial, Industria manufacturera británica, JEL classifications: D24, L50, R58
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 14:05 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39156 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Robinson, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8861-4880
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