The Northern Region of England - comprising Northumberland, Durham, Cleveland, Tyne and Wear, and Cumbria - has undergone substantial economic transformation over the past two decades. This book provides a comprehensive review of the Regions economic progress over this period and examines some fundamental issues associated with that progress. It also looks ahead to the economic challenges of the future. Specialist contributors examine a wide range of issues, including the balance between manufacturing and services, tourism, foreign investment, new business formation, innovation, the infrastructure, finance, the nature of work and employment, management styles, and the Regions role in Europe.
The book consists of thirteen chapters written by a team of academics - each an expert in their field - from the Universities of Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria.