Perceiving and managing Brexit risk in UK manufacturing: evidence from the midlands

Bailey, David and de Ruyter, A. and MacRae, Claire and McNeill, Jon and Roberts, Julie (2022) Perceiving and managing Brexit risk in UK manufacturing: evidence from the midlands. Contemporary Social Science. ISSN 2158-2041

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This paper assesses the risk implications of Brexit for UK-based, manufacturers, drawing on data generated from semi-structured interviews with senior managers and directors in the advanced manufacturing sector of the West Midlands region of the UK in 2021. The UK’s departure from the EU has led to increased socio-economic risk for manufacturing businesses, requiring careful management by the latter. This paper draws on elements of the Kasperson et al. [1988. The social amplification of risk: A conceptual framework. Risk Analysis, 8(2), 177–187] Social Amplification of Risk Framework (SARF) to explore the communication of risk and uncertainty to businesses, during and post-Brexit discussions. This paper then examines the extent to which risk arises from changes to supply chains and production regimes and in turn examines consequences for the management of risk.

Item Type: Article
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24 April 2022Accepted
24 May 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brexit, risk, risk communication, manufacturing, supply chains
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 15:38
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 15:38

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