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Integrating young people into society: perceptions of enabling agents (2017)
Book Chapter
Raeside, R., Egdell, V., & Graham, H. (2017). Integrating young people into society: perceptions of enabling agents. In H. Otto, V. Egdell, J. Bonvin, & R. Atzmüller (Eds.), Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times. Fighting Inequality Through Capa

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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..

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..

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.

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..

Capabilities for Voice, Work and Education: Critical Analysis of Programmes for Disadvantaged Young People in Europe. (2014)
Book Chapter
Bilfulco, L., Egdell, V., McQuaid, R. W., Berthet, T., Simon, V., Monteleone, R., …Bergström, G. (2014). Capabilities for Voice, Work and Education: Critical Analysis of Programmes for Disadvantaged Young People in Europe. In Facing Trajectories from

This chapter introduces the nine case studies, the common question framework used and the different methodologies adopted. The aim of the case studies is to examine the transitions of disadvantaged young people from compulsory school to further educa... Read More about Capabilities for Voice, Work and Education: Critical Analysis of Programmes for Disadvantaged Young People in Europe..

Intra-regional and inter-regional geographical mobility. (2011)
Book Chapter
Egdell, V., & McQuaid, R. W. (2011). Intra-regional and inter-regional geographical mobility. In C. Larsen, R. Hasberg, A. Schmid, M. Bittner, & F. Clément (Eds.), Measuring Geographical Mobility in Regional Labour Market Monitoring – State of the Art

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.

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

Decision frontiers in supply chain networks. (2008)
Book Chapter
Pearson, M. (2008). Decision frontiers in supply chain networks. In A. Dwivedi, & T. Butcher (Eds.), Supply Chain Management and Knowledge Management: Integrating critical perspectives in theory and practice (137-150). Palgrave MacMillan

We outline a new approach to the analysis of supply chains which uncovers a duality between networks as knowledge structures and networks as decision-making structures. The work incorporates a network transformation which introduces, under fairly gen... Read More about Decision frontiers in supply chain networks..

Employment and employability (2008)
Book Chapter
McQuaid, R. W. (2008). Employment and employability. In M. A. Mulhern, J. Beech, & E. Thompson (Eds.), Scottish Life and Society, the working life of Scots (67-84). Birlinn, University of Edinburgh

Educational migration – students leaving a region to study elsewhere: the link to religion in Northern Ireland (2007)
Book Chapter
Hollywood, E., & McQuaid, R. W. (2007). Educational migration – students leaving a region to study elsewhere: the link to religion in Northern Ireland. In C. Larsen, W. Mathejczyk, J. Kipper, & A. Schmid (Eds.), Monitoring of Regional Labour Markets in

This paper reviews data sources concerning the key patterns and drivers of educational migration and non-return in Northern Ireland (NI). In particular it considers the sources of data that can be used to analyse the migration of university undergra... Read More about Educational migration – students leaving a region to study elsewhere: the link to religion in Northern Ireland.

Aging of the labour force and globalization. (2007)
Book Chapter
McQuaid, R. W. (2007). Aging of the labour force and globalization. In R. Cooper, K. Donaghy, & G. Hewings (Eds.), Globalization and Regional Economic Modelling (69-85). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72444-5_5

The rapid aging of the population structure across most developed countries is one of the main challenges facing their economies and governments (CEC 2004a).1 These changes will have significant impacts upon pension and healthcare costs, the demand f... Read More about Aging of the labour force and globalization..

Fractals, complexity and chaos in supply chain networks. (2006)
Book Chapter
Pearson, M. (2006). Fractals, complexity and chaos in supply chain networks. In M. M. Novak (Ed.), Complexus Mundi: emergent patterns in nature (135-145). World Scientific Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812774217_0011

Recent work identifying an equilibrium solution in a supply chain network through cooperation and coordination along edges (links) in the network identifies the links as the stochastic modelling entities rather than the nodes of the network. This has... Read More about Fractals, complexity and chaos in supply chain networks..

The concept of employability. (2006)
Book Chapter
McQuaid, R. W., & Lindsay, C. (2006). The concept of employability. In R. W. McQuaid, A. E. Green, & M. Danson (Eds.), Employability and Local Labour Market Policy (1-5). Routledge