An Exploratory Study of the Resilience of Manufacturing in the Cardiff Capital Region
Sustainability in all its guises is important for the long term continuance of manufacturing. The ideas of local sustainability and resilience have become increasing popular topics for study. The drive for economic resilience is causing governments to look at regional strategies to improve economic sustainability and resilience. A recent example of this is the establishment of a Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) in Wales. This exploratory study takes an initial look at the resilience of manufacturing in the CCR vis-à-vis economic resilience using the FAME dataset and QuiScore measure. Results indicate that on the whole manufacturing looks broadly healthy. However, some potential areas of concern were identified, many of the biggest and healthiest companies are not headquartered in the CCR, whereas 98 % of the weakest companies are, and there are inter and intra sectorial differences. The study also suggests that measures such as QuiScore should perhaps not be used in isolation as its methodology is unknown and a large number of companies do not have QuiScores.
KeywordsSustainability Resilience QuiScore Manufacturing
This work was supported by the EPSRC “Re-Distributed Manufacturing and the Resilient, Sustainable City” (EP/M01777X/1) RDM Network.
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