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Economic geographies of transition: beyond Australian automotive production

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

Abstract


  • This project aims to document structural change in the downstream auto industry and transitions in affected local workshops. The project design is informed by evolutionary and labour agency theories and employs comprehensive survey and ethnographic methods. The analysis will aim to identify new technical and competitive dynamics for local auto repair and maintenance firms, and examine changing skill requirements for workers. Such knowledge is crucial to protect jobs in repair and maintenance ¿ the largest source of auto industry employment. Results will build new knowledge on industry transitions across geographical sites and scales.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018 - 2021

Sponsor Award Id


  • DE180100492

Local Award Id


  • 124969

Scheme


  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

Abstract


  • This project aims to document structural change in the downstream auto industry and transitions in affected local workshops. The project design is informed by evolutionary and labour agency theories and employs comprehensive survey and ethnographic methods. The analysis will aim to identify new technical and competitive dynamics for local auto repair and maintenance firms, and examine changing skill requirements for workers. Such knowledge is crucial to protect jobs in repair and maintenance ¿ the largest source of auto industry employment. Results will build new knowledge on industry transitions across geographical sites and scales.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018 - 2021

Sponsor Award Id


  • DE180100492

Local Award Id


  • 124969