Electronics employment in Scotland

John MacInnes, Alan Sproull, Brian Ashcroft (Editor), Jim Walker (Editor)

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They do not, however, prevent us developing a general picture of trends in
electronics employment in Scotland which is relevant both to the formulation of
economic and industrial policy and to the wider public debate about economic change and its impact on society. Electronics has been seen as very important in
Scotland because i t has been identified as a new, high technology industry which has the prospect to replace the wealth creation, skill generation and employment lost as a result of the decline of older staple industries like coal mining, steel manufacture, shipbuilding and heavy engineering. It is therefore interesting to compare aspects of employment in electronics with manufacturing as a whole in Scotland, to examine just what the absolute contribution of electronics has been, and how i t compares with other industries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1987


  • Scottish industry
  • Scottish business activity
  • Scottish economy
  • electronics industry
  • economic development strategies
  • Silicon Glen
  • employment patterns


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