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Homophily and assimilation among sport-active adolescent substance users. (2006)
Journal Article
Pearson, M., Sieglich, C., & Snijders, T. (2006). Homophily and assimilation among sport-active adolescent substance users. Connections, 27, 47-63

We analyse the co-evolution of social networks and substance use behaviour of adolescents and address the problem of separating the effects of homophily and assimilation. Adolescents who prefer friends with the same substance-use behaviour exhibit... Read More about Homophily and assimilation among sport-active adolescent substance users..

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..

Improving social capital: future cultures in Scottish higher education institutions. (2006)
Journal Article
Muthaya, K., Raeside, R., & Sinclair, J. (2006). Improving social capital: future cultures in Scottish higher education institutions. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations: Annual Review, 5, 81-96

Case study of three universities on culture that best facilitate the development of knowledge in the 21st century

Communication and contraception in rural Bangladesh. (2006)
Journal Article
Gayen, K., & Raeside, R. (2006). Communication and contraception in rural Bangladesh. World Health and Population, 8, 57-73

This paper examines the association of communication in explaining the decision of women in rural Bangladesh to use or not to use contraception. Using survey data from villages in Bangladesh, we found that communication is an important influence on t... Read More about Communication and contraception in rural Bangladesh..

Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states (2006)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R., & Dutton, M. (2006, December). Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states. Paper presented at Delni Aspen

New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models of inter-agency co-operation, drawing on case study research in Denmark, the Ne... Read More about Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states.

Adolescent substance use in different social and peer contexts: a social network analysis. (2006)
Journal Article
Pearson, M., Sweeting, H., West, P., Young, R., Gordon, J., & Turner, K. (2006). Adolescent substance use in different social and peer contexts: a social network analysis. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 13(6), 519-536. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687630600828912

This exploratory study investigates whether associations between social network measures and substance use differ according to type of substance and social context. The analyses use data obtained from 13 and 15 year olds (N=3146) in a school-based su... Read More about Adolescent substance use in different social and peer contexts: a social network analysis..

Working together? Research into the role of inter-agency co-operation in improving employability (2006)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., Dutton, M., & McCracken, M. G. (2006). Working together? Research into the role of inter-agency co-operation in improving employability. Labour Market Bulletin, 20, 163-169

This report presents the findings of research commissioned by the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (DELNI) and conducted by the Employment Research Institute (ERI) at Napier University, Edinburgh, with the support of the Busi... Read More about Working together? Research into the role of inter-agency co-operation in improving employability.

Best practice in inter-agency cooperation on employability (2006)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., Dutton, M., & McCracken, M. G. (2006). Best practice in inter-agency cooperation on employability. Labour Market Bulletin, 20,

This article reports the summary of findings of research commissioned by the Department for Employment and Learning on best practice in inter-agency co-operation on employability in 15 countries. The research was conducted by the Employment Research... Read More about Best practice in inter-agency cooperation on employability.

Ageing of the labour force and regions under globalization (2006)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McQuaid, R. W. (2006). Ageing of the labour force and regions under globalization.

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 Ageing of the labour force and regions under globalization.

Skills and employability (2006)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McQuaid, R. W. (2006). Skills and employability.

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

Recounting the scores: an analysis of the QAA subject review grades 1995-2001. (2006)
Journal Article
Cook, R., Butcher, I., & Raeside, R. (2006). Recounting the scores: an analysis of the QAA subject review grades 1995-2001. Quality in Higher Education, 12, 135-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/13538320600916726

In this paper the grades awarded in the subject level review process that ran in England between 1995 and 2001 are examined. These grades have subsequently been used to sustain most published league tables and are often cited in debates about institu... Read More about Recounting the scores: an analysis of the QAA subject review grades 1995-2001..

Public private partnership - experiences of ICT in the UK, Germany and Austria (2006)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McQuaid, R. W., & Scherrer, W. (2006). Public private partnership - experiences of ICT in the UK, Germany and Austria.

The political context of governments differs between the UK, Germany and Austria, but each government currently has a positive view of PPP. There are many similarities to the drivers for PPPs in Austria, Germany and the UK. The UK has had more experi... Read More about Public private partnership - experiences of ICT in the UK, Germany and Austria.

Job search success and employability in local labor markets (2006)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W. (2006). Job search success and employability in local labor markets. Annals of Regional Science, 40, 407-421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00168-006-0065-7

This paper considers the relationship between an unemployed person’s employability and job search success. Using a broad employability framework (covering individual, personal and external demand, and other factors) the paper considers a range of dem... Read More about Job search success and employability in local labor markets.