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Industrial policy in great Britain and its effect on total factor productivity in manufacturing plants, 1990-1998

Harris, Richard I.D., Robinson, Catherine (2004) Industrial policy in great Britain and its effect on total factor productivity in manufacturing plants, 1990-1998. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 51 (4). pp. 528-543. ISSN 0036-9292. (doi:10.1111/j.0036-9292.2004.00319.x) (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

Industrial policy in any economy has a number of varying and occasionally conflicting objectives, but the overarching intention of the various grants, subsidies and support schemes, arguably, must be to improve the economic performance of the plants they assist directly. However, in the absence of counterfactual evidence, whether or not assistance does improve performance is hard to establish. In this paper, we consider the impact of two UK government industrial support schemes (Regional Selective Assistance and the Small Firm Merit A wards for Research and Technology) on UK manufacturing plant level total factor productivity in an attempt to answer the question, 'did assistance make a difference?. © Scottish Economic Society 2004.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.0036-9292.2004.00319.x
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: AD - University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Natl. Inst. of Economic/Social Res., London SW1P 3HE, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Scott. J. Polit. Econ. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: industrial performance, industrial policy, manufacturing, total factor productivity, Eurasia, Europe, United Kingdom, Western Europe
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 14:41 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39162 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Robinson, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8861-4880
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