The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Growing design: challenges and constraints facing design agencies in three English city regions

Record type: Article

Challenges and constraints facing design consultancies in three English city-regions, Regional Studies. There is some debate as to whether creative industries can thrive in second-tier industrial city-regions, as well as in leading global cities. This paper uses the results of firm interviews with design consultancies to examine their experiences in three industrial cities in the United Kingdom: Manchester; Newcastle, and Birmingham. It highlights the major constraints on growth in each city and it emphasizes the quantity and quality of demand, and the availability of skilled labour. It considers the effects of design and cultural policy initiatives and finds that most measures are perceived to have had only ambiguous and minor supportive impacts

PDF Sunley_Pinch_Macmillen_Reg_Stud_2010.pdf - Other
Restricted to Repository staff only
Download (436kB)

Citation

Sunley, Peter, Pinch, Steven and Macmillen, James (2010) Growing design: challenges and constraints facing design agencies in three English city regions Regional Studies, 44, (7), pp. 873-887. (doi:10.1080/00343401003604671).

More information

Published date: August 2010
Organisations: Economy Culture & Space

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 166573
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/166573
ISSN: 0034-3404
PURE UUID: 8e68c20f-efcc-4a1a-869a-9facb4f28143

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 01 Nov 2010 08:24
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:25

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Peter Sunley
Author: Steven Pinch
Author: James Macmillen

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×