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Third sector experiences of work programme delivery (2016)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Dutton, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (2016). Third sector experiences of work programme delivery. Journal of Social Policy, 45(4), 729-746. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279416000271

This paper explores the organisational experiences of governmental policy change and implementation on the third sector. Using a four-year longitudinal study of 13 third sector organisations (TSOs) it provides evidence based on the experiences of, an... Read More about Third sector experiences of work programme delivery.

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..

Act now or miss your gender targets. (2015)
Newspaper / Magazine
Dutton, M. (2015). Act now or miss your gender targets. [The Scotsman]

VOLUNTARY approach is not enough if Nicola Sturgeon’s ambition of boardroom 50:50 by 2020 is to be realised, says Dr Matthew Dutton.

Diversity in Construction - A partnership project to address gender segregation in the construction industry. (2015)
Report
Dutton, M., & Wooley, G. (2015). Diversity in Construction - A partnership project to address gender segregation in the construction industry

“Diversity in Construction“ is a project undertaken by Equate Scotland and the Employment Research Institute in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, to address the issue of gender segregation in the construction industry. Despite a wide ran... Read More about Diversity in Construction - A partnership project to address gender segregation in the construction industry..

The rationale and practice of gender specific employability services. (2014)
Report
Dutton, M., Lister, B., Canduela, J., Botfield, J., & Drogony, M. (2014). The rationale and practice of gender specific employability services. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government

As the pace of labour market activation and welfare reform increases, women are increasingly expected to engage with the labour market. In many cases this transition will be managed effectively by the individual with minimal third party support. Howe... Read More about The rationale and practice of gender specific employability services..

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..

Employability, Poverty and the Spheres of Sociability - Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey (2014)
Journal Article
Canduela, J., Raeside, R., Lindsay, C., & Graham, H. (2015). Employability, Poverty and the Spheres of Sociability - Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey. Social Policy and Administration, 49(5), 571-592. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12101

Policymakers in the UK and beyond have sought to promote interventions to encourage social capital-building among disadvantaged groups. One specific concern is that those with limited access to social capital/social network relationships will be at g... Read More about Employability, Poverty and the Spheres of Sociability - Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey.

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.

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.

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.

Value chain management: an illustration using variability mapping and decision frontier analysis. (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Pearson, M. (2013). Value chain management: an illustration using variability mapping and decision frontier analysis.

We address uncertainty and confusion in value chain management through the use of recently developed phase plane and decision frontier analysis. The new methodology enables the distinction between the concept of local, self-inflicted, uncertainty and... Read More about Value chain management: an illustration using variability mapping and decision frontier analysis..

The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study (2009 - 2013): Year 4 and Final Report (2013)
Report
Dutton, M., Egdell, V., McQuaid, R. W., & Osborne, S. P. (2013). The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study (2009 - 2013): Year 4 and Final Report. Edinburgh, Scotland:

The Scottish Government has acknowledged that the third sector has a key role to play in delivering public services that are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people’s needs. This study explores the experien... Read More about The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study (2009 - 2013): Year 4 and Final Report.

Network Equilibrium and the Spread of Innovation in Technologically Cooperating European SMEs. (2013)
Preprint / Working Paper
Pearson, M. Network Equilibrium and the Spread of Innovation in Technologically Cooperating European SMEs

European technical cooperation data from a recent large survey on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is used to formulate a proxy network of country typical SMEs (CTSMEs) and reveal measures of centrality, bridging, density and structural equivalenc... Read More about Network Equilibrium and the Spread of Innovation in Technologically Cooperating European SMEs..

Who cares? Managing obligation and responsibility across the changing landscapes of informal dementia care (2013)
Journal Article
Egdell, V. (2013). Who cares? Managing obligation and responsibility across the changing landscapes of informal dementia care. Ageing and society, 33, 888-907. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X12000311

This paper explores the different ways in which informal carers for people with dementia negotiate their care-giving role across the changing organisational and spatial landscape of care. In-depth qualitative data are used to argue that the decisions... Read More about Who cares? Managing obligation and responsibility across the changing landscapes of informal dementia care.

Partnership working and improved service delivery: views of staff providing sexual health services (2013)
Journal Article
Pow, J. S., Elliott, L., Raeside, R., Themessl-Huber, M., & Claveirole, A. (2013). Partnership working and improved service delivery: views of staff providing sexual health services. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 18, 132-137. https://doi.org/10.1177/1355819612473584

Objectives Successful partnership working has theoretically been linked to improvements in service delivery and is dependent on the strength of the partnership, trust, communication, professional roles and resource sharing. Empirical evidence to conf... Read More about Partnership working and improved service delivery: views of staff providing sexual health services.