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Does Britain need a car industry?


Themes: Management science and operations

Does Britain need a car industry?Dr Matthias Holweg, Reader in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, explains why the UK government needs to stop its ambivalent attitude towards the declining UK car industry, which although still competitive, is very fragile. It needs to fight for it now if it wants to save it and retain a balanced economy. If not, it faces having an economy built solely on the services industries, which as Dr Holweg points out, is a dangerous strategy as the recent crisis shows.