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RSA Winter conference programme 2008

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Paul Benneworth <[log in to unmask]>

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Economic Geography Research Group <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 6 Oct 2008 13:34:04 +0100

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Hi there  
  
Apologies for cross-posting, but list members might be interested in the final detailed programme for the Regional Studies Association UK conference this November, and a conference on migration in December. 
best regards 
Paul 
  
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WINTER CONFERENCE 2008 
 
  
 
Working Regions 
 
Friday 28 November 2008 
 
London Voluntary Sector Resource Centre 
 
356 Holloway Road    London   N7 6PA 
 
  
 
 
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 
 
 
  
 
Quick and simply to register on-line: 
 
https://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/ei/getdemo.ei?id=7&s=_2SW0ME3ZD 
 
  
 
  
 
08:45                      Coffee and registration 
 
09:15                      Introduction and welcome  
 
Professor David Bailey, Chair RSA and University of Birmingham 
 
Plenary session 1  (Seminar 2&3) 
 
Chair: Professor David Bailey, University of Birmingham, UK 
 
09:20                      Labour, Agency and Regional Success 
 
Dr Andy Cumbers, University of Glasgow, UK                
 
09:50                      Immigrant Workers in London 
 
Professor Jane Wills, Queen Mary, UK                            
 
10:20                      The North – South Divide 
 
Professor Danny Dorling, University of Sheffield, UK 
 
10:50                      Coffee break 
 
11:15                      Morning workshops 
 
1315                       Lunch 
 
14:15                      Afternoon workshops 
 
16:15                      Coffee break 
 
  
 
Plenary session 2  
 
Chair: Dr Andy Cumbers, University of Glasgow, Scotland 
 
16:40                      Changing Labour Markets in a Changing Economy 
 
Alexandra Jones, Programme Director, Ideopolis Programme, The Work Foundation 
 
17:10                      Questions 
 
17:30                      Close 
 
  
 
  
 
Academic Workshop Sessions – Draft 
 
This may be subject to change 
 
  
 
Workshop 1  
 
 
RELATIONS BETWEEN EMPLOYMENT AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE 
 
 
(i) Morning session (11:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 1 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
Employers’ Survival: Which Europeans Are The Best Job Creators? 
 
Emilio Congregado, Jose Maria Millan and Concepcion Roman, University of Huelva, Spain 
 
  
 
Jobtrainer – Results From An Implementation Study Of A Labour Market Project In Objective 2 Regions Of Western Germany 
 
Philip Fuchs, Institute For Employment Research (IAB), Germany 
 
  
 
Foreign Labour And Regional Restructuring: Growth And Productivity Effects Of Foreign Labour In The Danish Regions 
 
Peter Sandholt Jensen and Torben Dall Schmidt, University Of Southern Denmark, Denmark 
 
  
 
(ii) Afternoon session (14:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 1 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
The Effects Of Labour Migration On Regional Economic Performance In The Czech Republic 
 
Zuzana Bednarikova and Frantisek Nohel, Institute Of Agricultural Economics And Information, Czech Republic 
 
  
 
Regional Imbalances And Market Potential In Brazil 
 
Pedro Vasconcelos Amaral, Mauro Lemos, Rodrigo Simoes and Flavis Chein, Federal University Of Minas Gerais, Brazil 
 
  
 
Self-Employment And The Verdoorn’s Law : Robustness And Asymmetries 
 
Emilio Congregado, Concepcion Roman, Monica Carmona and Antonio A Golpe, University of Huelva, Spain 
 
  
 
 
Workshop 2 
 
 
UNEMPLOYMENT, WORKLESSNESS AND REGIONAL EMPLOYABILITY 
 
 
(i) Morning session (11:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 2 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
Challenges In Evaluating Labour Market Policy Outcomes: The Example Of City Strategy 
 
Anne Green, Chris Hasluck and Duncan Adam, Institute For Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK  
 
  
 
Tackling Concentrated Worklessness: Integrating Governance And Policy Across And Within Spatial Scales 
 
David Etherington, David North and Stephen Syrett, Middlesex University, UK 
 
  
 
Worklessness: The Need For A City Approach 
 
Faiza Shaheen, Centre for Cities, UK 
 
  
 
Addressing Worklessness – A Local Approach 
 
Graham Senior and Stephen Brookes, EKOS Limited 
 
  
 
(ii) Afternoon session (14:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 2 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
Unemployment Persistence And Economic Duality In Greece: A Sectoral And Regional Analysis 
 
Vassilis Monastiriotis, London School of Economics, UK 
 
  
 
Accounting For Regional Differences In Employment, Unemployment And Inactivity: An Analysis Of Three Sub-Periods Using The Labour Force Survey 
 
Philip Murphy, David Blackaby, Paul Latrielle, Nigel O’Leary and Peter Sloane, Swansea University, UK 
 
  
 
The `Discouraged Worker Effect´ Controversy Reconsidered: Time-Dependence And Employment-Status 
 
Emilio Congregado, Antonio A Golpe, University of Huelva and Andre van Stel, EIM, Spain 
 
  
 
 
Workshop 3 
 
 
MIGRATION, MOBILITY AND LOCAL LABOUR MARKET SEGMENTATION 
 
 
(i) Morning session (11:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 3 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
The Characteristic Of Polish Labour Mobility After The Accession To The European Union 
 
Renata Orlowska, Univeristy Of Gdansk, Institute Of International Business, Poland 
 
  
 
Migrant Workers In North-East Scotland 
 
Liliana Hiris and Eleonor Pashayeva, The Robert Gordon University, UK 
 
  
 
(ii) Afternoon session (14:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 3 
 
Chair:  
 
 
  
 
 
Migration And Recent Local Labour Market Change 
 
David Owen, University of Warwick, UK 
 
  
 
Determinants Of Interregional Migration In Italy: A Panel Data Analysis 
 
Ivan Etzo, University Of Cagliari, Italy 
 
  
 
A Common Australian and New Zealand’s Labour Market Under CER In The Context Of Globalisation 
 
Krystyna Zoladkiewicz and Renata Orlowska, University of Gdansk, Poland 
 
  
 
 
Workshop 4 
 
 
POVERTY, EXCLUSION AND LABOUR MARKET ACCESS 
 
 (i) Morning session (11:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 4 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
Scan Statistics For The Localization Of Hot Spots Of Urban Poverty 
 
Carmelo Maria Torre, Silvestro Montrone, Massimo Bilancia and Paola Perchinunno, Politecnico Di Bari, Spain 
 
  
 
Regenerating Local Labour Markets: Addressing Young Women's Economic Exclusion 
 
Karen Escott and Lisa Buckner, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 
 
  
 
Poverty, Exclusion And Labour Market Access: Some Practitioners’ Views 
 
Lesley Kelly and Linda Juleff, Napier University, UK 
 
  
 
Who Is Working For Cornwall? Testing Perceptions Of Outsider Bias In The Cornish Public Sector Labour Market 
 
Joanie Willett, University Of Exeter, UK 
 
  
 
(ii) Afternoon session (14:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 4 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
The Spatial Dimension Of Social Capital 
 
Roel Rutten and Frans Boekema, Tilburg University, The Netherlands 
 
  
 
Examining The Link Between Plant Closure, Unemployment And Disability Benefits: Consigned To The Scrap Heap? An Australia-UK Comparison 
 
Alex de Ruyter, Andrew Beer and David Bailey, University of Birmingham, Andrew Beer, Flinders University, Australia 
 
  
 
An Exploration Of The Mortality Of Jobseeker’s Allowance Claimants In Britain 
 
Sue Easton, University Of Sheffield, UK     
 
  
 
Nice Non-Work If You Can Get It: Housing Tenure, Household Wealth And Labour Market Disengagement In The UK 
 
Tony Gore, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 
 
  
 
 
Workshop 5 
 
 
COMMUTING, MOBILITY AND THE CHANGING REGIONAL LABOUR MARKET 
 
 
(i) Morning session (11:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 5 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
Redundancies And Pathways To Re-Employment In A Restructuring Economy: The Case Of MG Rover In The West Midlands. 
 
Caroline Chapain and David Bailey, University of Birmingham, UK 
 
  
 
The Central Role Needed For Employment Location In The New Integrated Regional Strategies 
 
Alan Townsend, University of Durham, UK 
 
  
 
Invisible Businesses: The Characteristics Of Home-Based Businesses In The United Kingdom 
 
Colin Mason, Sara Carter and Stephen Tagg, University of Strathclyde, UK 
 
  
 
The Service Role Of Rural Towns - Employment And Enterprise Trends in Service Sectors 
 
Robert L Newbery, Centre for Rural Economy, University of Newcastle and Andrew License, TBR Economics 
 
  
 
(ii) Afternoon session (14:15hrs) – Room: Meeting Room 5 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
 
  
 
 
The Relationship Between Commuting Distance And Settlement Size In Britain 
 
Tony Champion and Mike Coombes, University of Newcastle, UK 
 
  
 
Self-Containment And Commuting Patterns In South East England As Indicators For The Changing Shape Of The Regional Labour Market 
 
Arno Schmickler and Michal Mravinac, South East England Development Agency, UK 
 
  
 
Inter-Regional Labour Mobility And Returns To Migration 
 
Mikaela Backman and Lina Bjerke, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden 
 
  
 
Temporary Contracts in the Public Sector: Explicative Factors in Different Spanish Regions 
 
Marcos Fernandez Gutierrez, University of Cantabria, Spain 
 
  
 
 
Workshop 6 
 
 
ACTIVE LABOUR MARKET POLICY AND REGIONAL OUTCOMES 
 
 
(i) Morning session (11:15hrs) – Room: Conference Hall 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
Regional Differences In Following Active Labour Market Policy In Poland 
 
Joanna Hofman, Ministry Of Regional Development, Poland 
 
  
 
Regional Labour Markets And The Cultural-Economic Geography Of Flexwork 
 
Roos Piipers, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands 
 
  
 
Contrasting Rural Employment Problems Across The EU 
 
Kinga Kerekes, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Andrew Fieldsend, University of Plymouth, UK 
 
  
 
Unequal Voice of BME Network in Regional Economic Development 
 
Leslie C Budd, Open University, UK 
 
  
 
Workshop 7 
 
DECENT WORK, PROGRESSIVE REGIONALISM AND LOCAL LIVING WAGES 
 
(ii) Morning session (11:15hrs) – Room: Seminar Room 2 
 
Chair: tbc 
 
  
 
Precariousness Of Employment And Regional Disparities: An Analysis Of The Labour Market Status Of Mgrover Workers 3 Years After Closure 
 
Alex De Ruyter, David Bailey and Gill Bentley, Birmingham Business School, UK 
 
  
 
Care And Aging Communities: Revisiting Trajectories To Enable Social Cohesion 
 
Emma Allen and Beth Cook, University of Newcastle Australia 
 
  
 
Challenging The Orthodoxy In Regional Development: A Social Economy Perspective 
 
John Mawson, University of Warwick, UK 
 
  
 
The Impact Of Improved Pay And Working Conditions On Low-Paid Hospital Workers In Manchester 
 
Vincent Pattison, Brooks World Poverty Institute, UK 
 
  
 
Quick and simply to register on-line: 
 
https://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/ei/getdemo.ei?id=7&s=_2SW0ME3ZD 
 
  
 
  
 
  
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Regional Studies Association Conference 2008 
 
Monday 1st December 2008 
 
GO-EAST - Cambridge 
 
  
 
  
 
Migration and Migrant Workers in the UK and an Enlarged European Union 
 
  
 
  
 
Migration is a perennial issue for many communities and regions in this country and elsewhere. For nations and regions such as Scotland, Ireland, the North of England out-migration has been an important area of research and public concern for many years. Conversely, for other parts of the UK, and especially London and the South East, immigration has been the dominant item on the demographic agenda.  
 
Recent times, and the period since EU enlargement in 2004 in particular, have seen a much changed picture across the UK and some other parts of Europe. Against the background of a growing economy, almost full employment and an ageing and declining population, there have been substantial movements of people from the A8 (Accession countries) to many rural and northern regions, with almost all moving directly into jobs. Migrant workers have been attracted especially to the agriculture, food processing and hospitality sectors, which are often under-researched and difficult to analyse because of data problems. 
 
This conference brings together a collection of academics, policy advisors and practitioners to discuss the role and impacts of migrant workers on communities and regions. They have a wealth of experience between them and each has been involved in conducting studies on migrant workers in different parts of the country. They offer perspectives from academia and practice, from the rural, urban and regional, and from all aspects of the economic and social spectrum.  
 
An important dimension of this conference will be to promote dialogue between students (especially those on postgraduate and research programmes) and practitioners in local and central government, NGOs and other relevant organisations. The debate on immigration and migrant workers is often highly charged and lacking in an unbiased evidence-base; this event promises to be different and to provide the opportunity to consider impacts and needs, data and analysis in a challenging but constructive environment.   
 
Speakers: 
 
·     Tony Champion, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, “Demographic Impacts: A Geographical Perspective?”  
 
·     Anne Green, University of Warwick, “Issues for Local and Regional Economic Development and Policy” 
 
·     Jill Rutter, ippr  “Britain's Immigrants: An economic profile”  
 
·     Mike Danson, University of the West of Scotland, “A Different Sort of Migration? How Recent Migration Has Benefitted The Periphery”  
 
·     Bob Rowthorn, University of Cambridge, “Labour markets” 
 
·     Chris Kolek/Jean Scott, Commission of Rural Communities Whitehall office, “Impact of migrant workers on rural communities” 
 
  
 
  
 
Prices: 
 
·          £25 Full-time RSA member students                             Regional Studies Association offers territorial membership pricing 
 
·          £35 Full-time students (non-RSA members)                and a 20% discount on membership prices if you join at, before 
 
·          £99 RSA-members                                                             or during a conference.  You can join as you register and benefit 
 
·          £125 Non-RSA members                                                  from the lower conference fee. 
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
Regional Studies Association, PO Box 2058, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 2DJ, UK,  
 
Tel: +44 (0)1323 899 698, Email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  
 
Reg. Charity No. 1084165, Reg. in England No.  4116288, VAT No. 393 7705 16 
 
  
 
Quick and simple to register on-line here: 
 
https://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/ei/getdemo.ei?id=10&s=_3DK0QESOV 
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
Lisa Bibby Larsen, Conference Officer, 
 
Regional Studies Association, PO Box 2058 
 
Seaford  BN25 4QU 
 
  
 
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Tel: + 44 (0)1323 899 698 
 
Fax: + 44 (0)1323 899 798 
 
  
 
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Why not join the RSA?  
 
Follow the link to see how you would benefit - http://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/members/benefits.asp 
 
2008 Prices - £74/€119 individual, £35/€56 student, £56/€90 early career and associate, £152/€244 corporate 
 
Company No 4116288; Charity No 1084165 
 
  
 
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