Regional resilience and collective action: the response of local state actors to the needs of rural enterprise in crisis

Mulvey, Gail (2015) Regional resilience and collective action: the response of local state actors to the needs of rural enterprise in crisis. In: Leading Wellbeing International Research Festival, 16-18 July 2015, Ambleside, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The lack of integration between policies and organisations is exacerbated in rural regions while there are inherent dangers of interventions imposed from above that lack sensitivity to local social networks and the norms of behaviour that typify small rural businesses. A succession of crisis conditions has been experienced by businesses in Cumbria over the past decade or so. These include the impacts of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in 2001, the floods that affected Carlisle in 2005 and the episode of flooding in the County during 2009. On each of these occasions, local authorities working in partnership with local business support agencies, voluntary sector organisations and regional agencies in NW England have implemented emergency plans that have included consideration of business continuity and the threats posed to communities by business failure. This paper examines the response of the public and private sectors to these periodic business crises and concludes by considering the relevance of the concept of regional resilience at the micro-economic level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Centre for Regional Economic Development
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 13:26
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 07:32
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2145

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