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Social entrepreneurship and local economic development (2002)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McQuaid, R. W. (2002). Social entrepreneurship and local economic development.

Social entrepreneurs can have an important role in the development of local communities. They effectively lead innovative and entrepreneurial changes in social organisations or arenas, with not-for-profit motives. Social entrepreneurs: focus upon soc... Read More about Social entrepreneurship and local economic development.

The ‘employability gap’: long-term unemployment and barriers to work in buoyant labour markets. (2002)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., & Lindsay, C. (2002). The ‘employability gap’: long-term unemployment and barriers to work in buoyant labour markets. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 20(4), 613-628. https://doi.org/10.1068/c22m

We analyse the main barriers limiting the employability of long-term unemployed job seekers within a local labour market characterised by generally high levels of demand. We use four key elements of employability (employability assets, the deployment... Read More about The ‘employability gap’: long-term unemployment and barriers to work in buoyant labour markets..

Mining, migration and mobility: towards an understanding of the relationship between migration and occupation in the context of the UK mining industry. (2002)
Journal Article
Hollywood, E. (2002). Mining, migration and mobility: towards an understanding of the relationship between migration and occupation in the context of the UK mining industry. International Journal of Population Geography, 8, 297-314. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijpg.264

The large-scale decline of the UK mining industry in recent years has led to significant job losses, unemployment and inactivity throughout the coalfields. This paper aims to examine the role of migration as a response to these closures during the la... Read More about Mining, migration and mobility: towards an understanding of the relationship between migration and occupation in the context of the UK mining industry..

Mismatch in local labour market in central Scotland: the neglected role of demand. (2002)
Journal Article
Adams, J., Greig, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (2002). Mismatch in local labour market in central Scotland: the neglected role of demand. Urban Studies, 39(8), 1399-1416. https://doi.org/10.1080/00420980220142691

This paper presents a model of mismatch unemployment in two local labour markets in Scotland. A total of seven possible sources of such unemployment are identified and examined within the context of a predominantly urban area and a mixed urban-rural... Read More about Mismatch in local labour market in central Scotland: the neglected role of demand..

From forecasting to drink and how we could be more sociable with business. (2002)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Gormley, P., MacMillan, G., & Canduela, J. (2002, June). From forecasting to drink and how we could be more sociable with business. Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Forecasting, Dublin, Ireland

The presentation covers the developments in forecasting and market modeling within Scottish Courage Brands, the major brewer in the UK take home market. It illustrates the joint development of new methods of demand modeling with staff and post grad... Read More about From forecasting to drink and how we could be more sociable with business..

Outsourcing in Edinburgh and the Lothians (2002)
Journal Article
Bailey, W., Masson, R., & Raeside, R. (2002). Outsourcing in Edinburgh and the Lothians. European journal of purchasing & supply management, 8(2), 83-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-7012%2801%2900008-9

The findings of a survey into the outsourcing activities of large organisations in the Edinburgh and Lothian region of Scotland are reported in this paper. The aim was to carry out a study of outsourcing activity against a theoretical framework of pr... Read More about Outsourcing in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Densification and urban compaction: reinforcing the drive for sustainability. (2002)
Journal Article
Cooper, J. A., Donegan, K. S., Ryley, T. J., Smyth, A., & Granzow, E. (2002). Densification and urban compaction: reinforcing the drive for sustainability. Transportation research record, 1817, 102-109. https://doi.org/10.3141/1817-13

The consumer response to sustainable development initiatives provided the focus for a series of research projects undertaken at the Transport Research Institute at Napier University. Evidence of the relationship between residential density and travel... Read More about Densification and urban compaction: reinforcing the drive for sustainability..

Changing perceptions: an analysis of long-term unemployment in five areas of Edinburgh. (2002)
Preprint / Working Paper
Hollywood, E., Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W., & Winterton, J. Changing perceptions: an analysis of long-term unemployment in five areas of Edinburgh

This project involved research into the barriers to work faced by very long-term unemployed people in five disadvantaged areas of Edinburgh. Interviews were carried out with 115 job seekers who had been out of work for more than one year and resided... Read More about Changing perceptions: an analysis of long-term unemployment in five areas of Edinburgh..