Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cities for a Small ContinentInternational Handbook of City Recovery$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anne Power

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327523

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327523.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Over-scale and under-scale

Over-scale and under-scale

Chapter:
(p.177) Six Over-scale and under-scale
Source:
Cities for a Small Continent
Author(s):

Bruce Katz

Anne Power

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327523.003.0006

Cities learnt the hard way that over-large industry and over-reliance on the public sector no longer worked, but earlier industrial skills and the over-arching role of government can be marshalled to create a new economy. The proliferation of SMEs becomes the multi-layered back-bone of a new economy when big businesses vanish. Cities slowly recognise the value of SMEs, often spawned by bigger institutions and enterprises (e.g. universities) and often inventing new goods and services. Manufacturing jobs continue to shrink, while new service and Maker enterprises emerge. Advanced manufacture draws on the producer skills of the cities combined with their engineering prowess.

Keywords:   SMEs, advanced manufacture, public sector, industrial skills, engineering

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.