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The Impact of an Ageing Workforce on Hong Kong’s Service Sector (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Egdell, V., Fuertes, V., Tjandra, N., & Chen, T. (2017, July). The Impact of an Ageing Workforce on Hong Kong’s Service Sector. Paper presented at British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2017, Swansea, UK

The aim of this research is to explore the impact of the ageing population on employers in the Hong Kong service sector.

Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary (2016)
Report
Graham, H., Fuertes, V., Egdell, V., & Raeside, R. (2016). Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary. Edinburgh: Sk

This report summarises research conducted to explore the under-representation of women in the ICT and Digital Technologies sector in Scotland, and the possible reasons for, and solutions to, this problem. A mixture of desk-based and original quant... Read More about Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary.

Personalized activation policies for the long-term unemployed: the role of local governance in the UK. (2016)
Book Chapter
Fuertes, V., & McQuaid, R. (2016). Personalized activation policies for the long-term unemployed: the role of local governance in the UK. In M. Heidenreich, & D. Rice (Eds.), Integrating social and employment policies in europe: active inclusion and chall

In Chapter 5 on the UK, Vanesa Fuertes and Ronald McQuaid study how coordinated activation policies, which have been a core part of the UK welfare state since at least the 1990s, are implemented locally. Although service coordination is officially ac... Read More about Personalized activation policies for the long-term unemployed: the role of local governance in the UK..

Local worlds of coordinated activation policy. (2016)
Book Chapter
Zimmermann, K., Fuertes, V., & Aurich-Beerheide, P. (2016). Local worlds of coordinated activation policy. In M. Heidenreich, & D. Rice (Eds.), Integrating social and employment policies in europe: active inclusion and challenges for local welfare governa

In Chapter 11 on local worlds of coordinated activation in Europe, Katharina Zimmermann, Vanesa Fuertes and Patrizia Aurich-Beerheide shed light on the role of the local level as a generic actor in the organization of activation. The authors apply a... Read More about Local worlds of coordinated activation policy..

Personalization and street-level practice in activation: the case of the UK's work programme. (2015)
Journal Article
Fuertes, V., & Lindsay, C. (2016). Personalization and street-level practice in activation: the case of the UK's work programme. Public Administration, 94(2), 526-541. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12234

This article discusses factors shaping street-level caseworkers' role in the ‘personalization’ of activation for people with employability and health-related barriers to work. Rice's (2013) micro-institutionalist framework understands street-level bu... Read More about Personalization and street-level practice in activation: the case of the UK's work programme..

Sustainable integration of the long term unemployed: From Work First to Career First. (2014)
Book Chapter
McQuaid, R. W., & Fuertes, V. (2014). Sustainable integration of the long term unemployed: From Work First to Career First. In C. Larsen, S. Rand, A. Schmid, & R. Keil (Eds.), Sustainable Economy and Sustainable Employment: Approaches to Measuring Sustain

In recent decades, governmental approaches to employment activation policy in many countries have been driven by principles of individual skills development with a focus on “Work First” approaches. While moving into work is seen as the main way out o... Read More about Sustainable integration of the long term unemployed: From Work First to Career First..

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.

Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux. (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Fuertes, V. (2014). Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux.

Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux. 12-13 May 2014. At a time of major challenges to welfare systems and specifically to labour market policies the conference is extremely topical., understanding of the most effective... Read More about Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux..

Findings from LOCALISE. (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Fuertes, V., & McQuaid, R. W. (2014, May). Findings from LOCALISE

LOCALISE (Local Worlds of Social Cohesion), funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme, has analysed the coordination of social and employment policies during the development and implementation stages, at the local level within a regio... Read More about Findings from LOCALISE..

Brief report from Early-stage Researchers' Conference - Bordeaux. (2014)
Report
Fuertes, V., Zimmermann, K., Bourgeois, C., & Bussi, M. (2014). Brief report from Early-stage Researchers' Conference - Bordeaux. Bordeaux, France: European Commission

At a time of major challenges to welfare systems and specifically to labour market policies the theme of the conference is extremely topical. Understanding of the most effective and efficient design and implementation of public policies, including em... Read More about Brief report from Early-stage Researchers' Conference - Bordeaux..

The urban and national governance of active labour market policies in the UK (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Fuertes, V. (2014, May). The urban and national governance of active labour market policies in the UK. Paper presented at Early-career Researchers Conference

This paper is part of the development of my PhD thesis. The paper is at an early stage; therefore, it is work in progress and it is incomplete, especially with regards to the theoretical framework to be used in the PhD. I would very much welcome comm... Read More about The urban and national governance of active labour market policies in the UK.

Local Worlds of Marketization: Employment Policies in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom compared. (2014)
Journal Article
Zimmermann, K., Aurich, P., Graziano, P. R., & Fuertes, V. (2014). Local Worlds of Marketization: Employment Policies in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom compared. Social Policy and Administration, 48, 127-148

The majority of the European countries have experienced a turn towards activation policies during the last two decades (Serrano Pascual and Magnusson 2007; van Berkel and Borghi 2008; Bonoli 2010; Aurich 2011; Graziano 2009 and 2012). The interlinked... Read More about Local Worlds of Marketization: Employment Policies in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom compared..

The Local Governance of Social Cohesion in EuropeINTERNATIONAL COMPARISON - LOCALISE programme WP4 Comparative report (2013)
Report
Fuertes, V., & McQuaid, R. W. (2013). The Local Governance of Social Cohesion in EuropeINTERNATIONAL COMPARISON - LOCALISE programme WP4 Comparative report. Edinburgh, Scotland: European Commission

Local Worlds of Social Cohesion - The Local Dimension of Integrated Social and Employment Policy, LOCALISE for short, is a Seventh Framework collaborative research project funded by the European Commission (localise-research.eu for details). The... Read More about The Local Governance of Social Cohesion in EuropeINTERNATIONAL COMPARISON - LOCALISE programme WP4 Comparative report.