Brexit risk for UK manufacturing

MacRae, Claire and de Ruyter, A. and Roberts, Julie and McNeill, Jon and Bailey, David (2021) Brexit risk for UK manufacturing. In: Identifying and Managing Risk at Work. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781003164029

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This chapter assesses the risk implications to UK-based manufacturers of the UK’s withdrawal (“Brexit”) from the European Union (EU) in 2016, drawing on data generated from 12 semi-structured interviews with senior managers and directors in the advanced manufacturing sector of the West Midlands region of the UK. The UK’s departure from the EU has led to increased socio-economic risk which must be managed. This chapter draws on elements of Kasperson et al.’s (1988) Social Amplification of Risk Framework (SARF) to explore the communication of risk and uncertainty to institutions, during and post Brexit discussions. This chapter then examines the extent to which risk arises from changes to supply chains and production regimes and consequently the management of risk.

Item Type: Book Section
26 November 2021Published
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-01 - social sciences (non-specific)
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 12:48
Last Modified: 26 May 2023 03:00

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