Russell Smith

PhD in Economics, Open University; MA International Studies [Economics] Reading; BA Economics CNAA [Staffordshire Polytechnic]

Skills mobilised
Russell Smith combines an expertise in conventional economics with a knowledge and understanding of heterodox approaches to economic theorising and an understanding of socio-economics. He has conducted a research project into the economic restructuring of manufacturing in the South Wales area. The focus of the research explored the notion of fundamental technological change and its implications for the manufacturing processes and labour force requirements. He also has an expertise in political economy and economic restructuring at the regional level. A founder member of the Wales Institute for Research into Cooperatives, he has an interest in developing a cooperative theory of the firm and the concept of capital anchoring.

Relevant publications
· Smith R (1999) “Long run technological change: an institutionalist perspective” in Conference Proceedings of the 11th World Productivity Congress, Edinburgh October 5th – 6th 1999. [CD ROM].
· Arthur L, Keenoy T, Smith R and Anthony P (2001) “Tower Colliery: A Working Utopia?” in proceedings of the BUIRA Conference, Manchester 5th –7th July 2001
· Arthur L, Smith R, Keenoy T and Anthony P (2001) “Tower Colliery and Capital Anchoring” proceedings of 16th Annual Employment Research Unit Conference, Cardiff 10th –11th September 2001
· Arthur L, Smith R Keenoy T and Anthony P (2002) “Tower Colliery: Back to the Future?” in proceedings of the Annual ISA Congress, Brisbane 7th –13th July 2002.
· Scott Cato M, Arthur l, Smith R and Keenoy T (2004) "Developing an Operational Definition of the Social Economy", Journal of Cooperative Studies, 36/3 pp 163-89.
· Scott Cato M, Arthur L and Smith, R (2005).'The Social Economy: Failure of Definition or a Definition of Failure?’, submitted to Review of Radical Political Economy.