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Regional Dimensions to Industrial Strategy Workshop - Belfast

Thu, 28 September 2017, 13:30 to Fri, 29 September 2017, 13:00

The Open University in Ireland, Belfast

For more information, or to book your place, please contact Leslie.Budd


Day 1: Industrial Strategy in Global Context

13.30 Registration

13.45 - 14.00 Welcome John D’Arcy (The Open University)

14.00 - 14.15 Inventing New Strategies for an Old Problem

Leslie Budd (The Open University) Lisa de Propris (University of

Birmingham) Phil Tomlinson (University of Bath)

14.15- 15.00 Industry 4.0 and the Implications for Industrial Policy

Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham)

15.00 – 15.45 A Place-Based Developmental Approach to Regional Industrial

Strategy and/for Sustainable Capture of Co-created Value

Phil Tomlinson (University of Bath)

15.45 – 16.00 Tea Break

16.00 – 16.45 Brexit and the Acute Need for a Regional Industrial Strategy

Alex de Ruyter (Birmingham City University)

16.45 - 17.30 A Modest Proposal for an All-Ireland Industrial Investment Bank

Leslie Budd (The Open University)


Day 2: The Territorial Context of Ireland

9.45 - 10.30 Firm Growth: how important is the Regional Dimension for

Industrial Strategy?

Helena Lenihan (University of Limerick)

10.30 - 11.15 Industrial Policy in Northern Ireland: past, present and future

Graham Brownlow (Queen’s University Belfast)

11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15 The Future of Work in Northern Ireland: the key

challenge of ‘Bad’ Jobs

Lisa Wilson (Nevin Economic Research Institute, Belfast)

12.15 – 13.00 Brexit, Auto and Industrial Policy

David Bailey (Aston University)

13.00 Close and Lunch

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