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Innovation and connectivity in northern european technical cooperation networks (2014)
Journal Article
Pearson, M., & Cabras, I. (2014). Innovation and connectivity in northern european technical cooperation networks. International Journal of Innovation Management, 18(4), 1450022. https://doi.org/10.1142/s1363919614500224

The rationale and policy proposed by two collaborating projects is to increase innovation through improved connectivity among SMEs within northern European supply chains. To inform project policy we test the hypothesis ‘improvement in broadly defined... Read More about Innovation and connectivity in northern european technical cooperation networks.

Nuclear economies and local supply chains in peripheral areas: the case of West Cumbria (2012)
Journal Article
Cabras, I., & Mulvey, G. (2012). Nuclear economies and local supply chains in peripheral areas: the case of West Cumbria. European Planning Studies, 20, 707-724. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.665031

The aim of this paper is to fill the gap in data relating to local supply chains in the proximity of nuclear sites by investigating the site of Sellafield in West Cumbria, UK. Using information obtained from invoice data provided by Sellafield Ltd, t... Read More about Nuclear economies and local supply chains in peripheral areas: the case of West Cumbria.

Use of e-procurement in local authorities' purchasing and its effects on local economies: evidence from Cumbria, UK (2010)
Journal Article
Cabras, I. (2010). Use of e-procurement in local authorities' purchasing and its effects on local economies: evidence from Cumbria, UK. European Planning Studies, 43, 1133-1151. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654311003744209

In the past decade, there has been an increasing interest shown by the Government and Local Authorities in issues concerning the implementation of new technologies and means of communication in the public administration. Several operations have been... Read More about Use of e-procurement in local authorities' purchasing and its effects on local economies: evidence from Cumbria, UK.

Village pubs as a social propellant in rural areas: an econometric study (2010)
Journal Article
Cabras, I., & Reggiani, C. (2010). Village pubs as a social propellant in rural areas: an econometric study. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53, 947-962. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2010.495488

There is no place like England to witness the role of pubs as a social networking hotspot. Social networks lie at the foundations of most of the social and economic interactions of individuals. The aim of this paper is to assess the importance of pub... Read More about Village pubs as a social propellant in rural areas: an econometric study.

Impacts of agglomeration on call centre operations: evidence from North West England (2009)
Journal Article
Peck, F., & Cabras, I. (2009). Impacts of agglomeration on call centre operations: evidence from North West England. Regional Studies, 43, 923-934. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400801968387

Impacts of agglomeration on call centre operations: evidence from North West England, Regional Studies. Call centres have until fairly recently provided a significant source of employment growth in the peripheral regions of the UK. Despite the potent... Read More about Impacts of agglomeration on call centre operations: evidence from North West England.

Beer as a social propellant? A study on rural Cumbria. (2009)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Cabras, I., & Reggiani, C. (2009, May). Beer as a social propellant? A study on rural Cumbria. Paper presented at Beeronomics Conference-the Economics of beer and brewing

Restructuring of nuclear economies: levels of local leakage in West Cumbria. (2009)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Cabras, I., & Mulvey, G. (2009, April). Restructuring of nuclear economies: levels of local leakage in West Cumbria. Paper presented at Regional Studies Association International Conference - Understanding and shaping regions: Spatial, social and economic

Call centres and incapacity benefit claimants in the North West of England: a study from the Greater Manchester area. (2008)
Journal Article
Cabras, I. (2008). Call centres and incapacity benefit claimants in the North West of England: a study from the Greater Manchester area. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 29, 249-273. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X07088543

During the last decade, several initiatives have been undertaken by the British government in an attempt to reduce the number of incapacity benefit claimants. The principal objective is to encourage long-term economically inactive people to enter int... Read More about Call centres and incapacity benefit claimants in the North West of England: a study from the Greater Manchester area..

Public procurement and regional development: the impact of local authority expenditure on local economies. (2008)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Peck, F., & Cabras, I. (2008). Public procurement and regional development: the impact of local authority expenditure on local economies.

Spatial patterns of public expenditure and government procurement have a significant impact on economic and social development in localities and regions across the EU. In the UK, there has been particular attention given to variations in government... Read More about Public procurement and regional development: the impact of local authority expenditure on local economies..