Stimulating Supply Chain Manufacturing Growth: Can Policy Create Supply Chains from a Void?

Leseure, M., Cooper, D. and Robins, D. (2017) Stimulating Supply Chain Manufacturing Growth: Can Policy Create Supply Chains from a Void? In: 21st Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium: Globalisation 2.0: Rethinking supply chains in the new technological and political landscape, 28-29 September 2017, Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.

[thumbnail of 018_Leseure_et_al.pdf]
Preview
Text
018_Leseure_et_al.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (130kB) | Preview

Abstract

The UK has introduced in 2014 the Supply Chain Plan, which requires that a sufficient number of parts and services associated with the construction of a wind farm are sourced from the UK. This requirement is the last instalment in a series of policy measures attempting to increase local content, but its effectiveness is questionable in terms of achieving the industrial dynamics associated with the creation of centres of excellence through smart specialisation. Based on the experience acquired in 3 different applied research projects about creating local offshore wind supply chains, we use a behavioural theory of the firm theoretical approach to assess the alignment between policy and stakeholders' respective behaviours. We conclude that the Supply Chain Plan is very likely to be a case of escalation of commitment, and as such, a policy of questionable rationality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Procurement and Supply Management theme
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning
Divisions: Academic Areas > Business School
Event Title: 21st Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium: Globalisation 2.0: Rethinking supply chains in the new technological and political landscape
Event Location: Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Event Dates: 28-29 September 2017
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Michel Leseure
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 16:20
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3422

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item