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The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report (2016)
Report
Graham, H., Egdell, V., McQuaid, R., & Raeside, R. (2016). The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government

The aim of this study was to explore the impact of ongoing welfare changes on a range of working age households in Scotland. The study consisted of four interview sweeps over a three year period (2013-16). Interviews in Sweep 4 sought to establi... Read More about The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report.

Introduction to the Case Studies (2015)
Book Chapter
Bifulco, L., Egdell, V., & McQuaid, R. (2015). Introduction to the Case Studies. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 201-207. Springer Verlag

Operationalisation of the Capability Approach (2015)
Book Chapter
Chiappero-Martinetti, E., Egdell, V., Hollywood, E., & McQuaid, R. (2015). Operationalisation of the Capability Approach. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 115-139. BMC. https://doi.org/1

The holistic and multilayered structure offered by the Capability Approach makes this theoretical framework particularly suitable for conceptualising and contextualising complex socioeconomic phenomena. However, several challenging issues on how to o... Read More about Operationalisation of the Capability Approach.

Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach. (2014)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., & McQuaid, R. W. (2015). Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach. Social Policy and Administration, 50(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12108

The Capability Approach (CA) offers a perspective on the employment activation of young people that is concerned with their freedom to make choices that they value rather than focusing solely on outcomes, such as having to take any job. It incorporat... Read More about Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach..

Between cooperation and competition: The organisation of employment service delivery in the UK and Germany: Cooperation and competition in employment service delivery (2014)
Journal Article
Fuertes, V., Jantz, B., Klenk, T., & McQuaid, R. W. (2014). Between cooperation and competition: The organisation of employment service delivery in the UK and Germany: Cooperation and competition in employment service delivery. International Journal of So

The increased emphasis on labour market activation in many European countries has led to new forms of governance in recent decades. Primarily through qualitative data and document analysis, this article compares the restructuring of labour market ser... Read More about Between cooperation and competition: The organisation of employment service delivery in the UK and Germany: Cooperation and competition in employment service delivery.

Networks in family business: a multi-rational approach (2014)
Journal Article
Seaman, C., McQuaid, R., & Pearson, M. (2014). Networks in family business: a multi-rational approach. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 10, 523-537. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-014-0297-4

Current research on networks in family businesses has approached the topic from a mono-rational perspective where the family, business and social networks are each considered in relative isolation. This paper argues that multi-rational approaches, wh... Read More about Networks in family business: a multi-rational approach.

Strengthening the contribution of non-executive members to Scottish boards in the private, third and public sectors (2013)
Report
McQuaid, R., Dutton, M., & Pocher, E. (2013). Strengthening the contribution of non-executive members to Scottish boards in the private, third and public sectors. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University

This report examines the role of non-executive directors in public, private and third sector organisations in Scotland. It considers how their role could be changed to improve the governance and oversight role performed by non-exectuive directors.... Read More about Strengthening the contribution of non-executive members to Scottish boards in the private, third and public sectors.

Health and Wellbeing of Employees in Employee Owned Businesses (2012)
Report
McQuaid, R., Hollywood, E., Bond, S., Canduela, J., Richard, A., & Blackledge, G. (2012). Health and Wellbeing of Employees in Employee Owned Businesses. Scotland: Employee Ownership Association

This research examines the relationship between working for an employee owned business and the levels of health and wellbeing among employees. It was carried out by the Employment Research Institute (ERI) and commissioned by the Employee Ownership... Read More about Health and Wellbeing of Employees in Employee Owned Businesses.

Partnership action for continuing employment (PACE) -early intervention. (2011)
Report
McQuaid, R. W., & Hollywood, E. (2011). Partnership action for continuing employment (PACE) -early intervention

The Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University was commissioned by the Scottish Government to help develop a future delivery model for the Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE). Building upon an earlier report by the... Read More about Partnership action for continuing employment (PACE) -early intervention..

The capabilities approach as a framework for labour market information on young people. (2010)
Book Chapter
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2010). The capabilities approach as a framework for labour market information on young people. In C. Larsen, J. Kipper, & A. Schmid (Eds.), Regional Monitoring Approaches for the Reduction and the Prevention of Youth Unemplo

This paper considers some of the potential uses of the capabilities approach to widen and deepen the labour market information that we collect on youth employment and unemployment.

How can parents escape from recurrent poverty? (2010)
Report
McQuaid, R. W., Fuertes, V., & Richard, A. (2010). How can parents escape from recurrent poverty?. Edinburgh: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This study explores why disadvantaged parents move into poverty and identifies the specific barriers to them escaping the cycle of low pay/no pay or recurrent poverty. It draws on information from interviews with parents and focus groups with profess... Read More about How can parents escape from recurrent poverty?.

An appetite for learning: increasing employee demand for skills development, Praxis report for UK Commission for Employment and Skills (2010)
Preprint / Working Paper
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., & Johnson, S. (2010). An appetite for learning: increasing employee demand for skills development, Praxis report for UK Commission for Employment and Skills

This paper presents a policy framework for describing the various factors that influence the success (or otherwise) of policy interventions designed to increase individual participation in learning and skills development.

Users of ICT job information services in rural areas. (2009)
Book Chapter
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2009). Users of ICT job information services in rural areas. In C. Larsen, W. Mathejczyk, J. Kipper, & A. Schmid (Eds.), Web based labour market Information systems in European states (175-185). Rainer Hampp Verlag

New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands (2009)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2009). New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands. Social Policy and Administration, 43(5), 445-463. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2009.0067

This article explores the importance of new forms of governance in active labour market policies (activation) in two countries: Denmark and the Netherlands. Drawing on research with key stakeholders in these countries, we analyse how new governance,... Read More about New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands.

Employability of Older People. (2009)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McQuaid, R. W. (2009). Employability of Older People.

[A Scottish demographic study concerning employability of older people in an aging population.]

Inter-agency cooperation in activation: comparing experiences in three vanguard "active" welfare states (2008)
Journal Article
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2008). Inter-agency cooperation in activation: comparing experiences in three vanguard "active" welfare states. Social Policy and Society, 7, 353-365. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746408004326

New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models of inter-agency co-operation, drawing on case study research in Denmark, the Net... Read More about Inter-agency cooperation in activation: comparing experiences in three vanguard "active" welfare states.