At a time when manufacturing industry in Britain is coming under increasing focus, Globalisation and Manufacturing Decline: Aspects of British Industry , provides a clear framework for positioning the key drivers and influences on automotive manufacturing in Britain today. No other automotive manufacturing issue is more profound, or more significant to the British public, or more clearly illustrates the challenges faced by British manufacturing today than that of Rover Longbridge. This book provides an indicative analysis of the Rover Longbridge case, and of its historical, cultural, economic and social significance to the local, national, regional and even global economy. As such Globalisation and Manufacturing Decline: Aspects of British Industry also brings into discussion another hot-topic of the twenty-first century, viz., that of globalisation and the impact of this phenomenon on manufacturing, specifically with regard to its impact on automotive manufacturing in Britain today. This text is not only rich in theoretical insights, and empirical research, but offers a fresh and innovative framework to bridge the gap between the largely theoretical research of globalisation and the empirical analysis of real outcomes. In this work, the unfortunate influences of globalisation are traced in the Rover Longbridge case.