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Working in the business family: Micro-business livelihoods in the North East and South East of England

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Susan Baines, Emeritus Professor Jane Wheelock


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A study of the north east of England. It has its intellectual origins in its editors' interest in debates about the "re-emergence" of the region as a basic unit of economic analysis and as the sphere most suited to the interaction of political, social and economic processes in an era of "globalization". It is also borne out of an interest in the changing pattern of territorial relationships in the UK and the implications of this for the English regions in general and the north east of England in particular. The origin of the papers lies in a seminar held at Newcastle University in 1998, designed to assess (and demonstrate) the breadth of research with a regional focus. The meeting involved researchers from six of the University's nine faculties, although the focus was strongly a social science one. One aim of the meeting was to bring together diverse researchers whose work was focused on the north east region or some geographical component of it. A second hope was that common themes and insights would emerge from the discussions. A third aim was to make at least a modest contribution to the University's objective of strengthening and focusing its engagement with wider interests in the north east beyond the ivory towers of academia.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Baines S, Wheelock J

Editor(s): Tomaney, J. and Ward, N.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: A region in transition: North East England at the millennium

Year: 2001

Pages: 82-101

Series Title: Urban and Regional Planning and Development

Publisher: Ashgate

Place Published: Aldershot

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 0754610225