Manufacturing in a Knowledge- Based Economy
Tuesday, 02 December 2008
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London
The traditional divide between manufacturing and services is breaking down rapidly. In a knowledge- based economy, manufacturing firms increasingly derive much of their value added from the integration of services into the production process.
The focus was on:
- How the manufacturing workforce has changed
- Why manufacturing firms have invested in intangibles
- Whether knowledge and technology- based manufacturing help the economy rebalance away from over-dependence on financial services.
Mike Terrett, Chief Operating Officer, Rolls-Royce
Vicky Pryce,Chief Economic Adviser, BERR
Martin Temple, Director General, EEF
Ian Brinkley, Programme Director, The Work Foundation
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