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Enterprise zones and industrial changes: the cases of Corby, Salford and the Isle of Dogs

Eveleigh, Sydney (1991) Enterprise zones and industrial changes: the cases of Corby, Salford and the Isle of Dogs. MPhil thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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The thesis commences with a summary of the conception and inauguration of the Enterprise Zones together with similar type grant aided areas in other countries all of which have experienced economic decline resulting from either technological change or were economically disadvantaged, spatially separated from industrial / commercial centres of activity. As inducements to prospective industrialists financial assistance given by individual Governments is varied. Such aid is designed to generate interest in a specific area where unemployment and decline is prevalent to an industrialist such monetary aid counts as a cost benefit to the detriment of areas elsewhere. During the 1970's high unemployment saw the launching of several schemes to counter the problem. These schemes were not a success, not eliminating the causation factors of negative attitudes amongst workers and their trade union leaders. Further research involved the investigation of the industrial structure of three English Enterprise Zones, Corby, the Isle of Dogs and Salford, Field work was carried out extensively within the Salford Enterprise Zone based on a questionnaire seeking information applicable to organisational functional characteristics and how these compare with both National and Enterprise Zone planning concepts. Transport systems associated with freight and passenger movement and their impact on local road and rail networks have also been investigated, especially in the case of the Isle of Dogs with its large scale office developments. The whole concept of such a development is questioned and its influence in providing job opportunities for the local employable population.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economics, General
Sets: Collections > ProQuest Etheses

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