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Forecasting error measures in multiple product situations. (2004)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Canduela, J. (2004). Forecasting error measures in multiple product situations.

As a result of qualitative research work carried out in a major brewing company, three main issues arose. First, there is a difference in the value of a forecast and the way it is used or abused. Second, a clear indication of the social and politic... Read More about Forecasting error measures in multiple product situations..

Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland (2004)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McQuaid, R. W. (2004). Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland.

The ageing of societies in the European Union (EU), and much of the developed world, is one of the main challenges facing the governments. This reduction is due both to relatively more people ceasing work as they reach retirement age, but also due to... Read More about Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland.

Edinburgh and its hinterland (2004)
Book Chapter
McQuaid, R. W. (2004). Edinburgh and its hinterland. In Divided Scotland: the nature causes and consequences of economic disparities within Scotland (18-34). Ashgate Publishing

Job search, transport and training, the case of EMIRES (2004)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, August). Job search, transport and training, the case of EMIRES. Paper presented at RSAI (B and I section) Annual Conference

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The economic impact of a sporting event: a regional approach. (2004)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Greig, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (2004). The economic impact of a sporting event: a regional approach.

This paper aims to estimate the economic impact of a large one-day international sporting event on both a regional and a city economy. In addition, it seeks to investigate the regional origins of visitors to the event, and investigates the relationsh... Read More about The economic impact of a sporting event: a regional approach..

Determinants of visitor expenditure at a major sports event. (2004)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Greig, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (2004). Determinants of visitor expenditure at a major sports event.

This paper develops a model of the determinants of visitor expenditure at a one day repeated major sporting event in Edinburgh, Scotland. An econometric model is developed that combines both macroeconomic data and socio-economic information derived f... Read More about Determinants of visitor expenditure at a major sports event..

Are new deal employment initiatives on target?: Evidence from job search success in local labour markets (2004)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Greig, M., & Adams, J. (2004). Are new deal employment initiatives on target?: Evidence from job search success in local labour markets. International Journal of Manpower, 25(5), 392-410. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437720410554124

This paper tests the appropriateness of government employment policies in targeting specific groups of unemployed job seekers in the UK. A sample of 169 job seekers is divided into those who were successful and unsuccessful in finding employment and... Read More about Are new deal employment initiatives on target?: Evidence from job search success in local labour markets.

Avoiding the ‘McJobs’: Unemployed Job Seekers and Attitudes to Service Work (2004)
Journal Article
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2004). Avoiding the ‘McJobs’: Unemployed Job Seekers and Attitudes to Service Work. Work, Employment and Society, 18(2), 297-319. https://doi.org/10.1177/09500172004042771

Service employment plays an increasingly important role in the UK economy. However, it has been suggested that some forms of service work are unattractive for many unemployed job seekers, and particularly those formerly employed in ‘traditional’ sect... Read More about Avoiding the ‘McJobs’: Unemployed Job Seekers and Attitudes to Service Work.

From poverty to social justice: does the terminology make a difference to the practice? (2004)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Kelly, L. A., Juleff, L., McQuaid, R. W., & Adams, J. (2004). From poverty to social justice: does the terminology make a difference to the practice?.

Over the last ten years, the UK has seen a significant shift in terms of the way the poorer sections of society are classified. The Anglo-Saxon tradition of using the word “poverty” to describe those who are economically disadvantaged has given way... Read More about From poverty to social justice: does the terminology make a difference to the practice?.

‘Reconnecting’ the Unemployed Information and communication technology and services for jobseekers in rural areas (2004)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R., Lindsay, C., & Greig, M. (2004). ‘Reconnecting’ the Unemployed Information and communication technology and services for jobseekers in rural areas. Information, Communication and Society, 7(3), 364-388. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691180420

This paper discusses the potential uses of the Internet and other forms of information and communication technologies (ICT) as a tool for delivering information services for unemployed people, comparing the experiences and attitudes of job seekers in... Read More about ‘Reconnecting’ the Unemployed Information and communication technology and services for jobseekers in rural areas.