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Employee demand for skills development: a research and policy review (2009)
Report
Johnson, S., Sawicki, S., Pearson, C., Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W., & Dutton, M. (2009). Employee demand for skills development: a research and policy review

This report presents the results of a detailed review of evidence and policy relating to the factors that influence the engagement of the individual in skills development. It incorporates a broad range of formal and informal learning activities, deli... Read More about Employee demand for skills development: a research and policy review.

The Dynamism of partner selection criteria in franchising (2009)
Journal Article
Rahatullah, M. K., & Raeside, R. (2009). The Dynamism of partner selection criteria in franchising. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 74, 36-47

The article presents a quantitative study of franchise firms in Great Britain on the selection process of potential franchisee, and its impact with the size, age, and type of business. The franchisor would be least attracted to the expertise and comp... Read More about The Dynamism of partner selection criteria in franchising.

Social network analysis to study social capital and development (2009)
Journal Article
Raeside, R., & Gayen, K. (2009). Social network analysis to study social capital and development. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review, 3, 75-88

It is widely recognised that individuals with high social capital are important in either promoting or acting as inhibitors to the diffusion of knowledge and information. It is through ties to these individuals that others receive knowledge and hence... Read More about Social network analysis to study social capital and development.

Modelling the effect of social affinity between nations on their development (2009)
Journal Article
Raeside, R. (2009). Modelling the effect of social affinity between nations on their development. International journal of pure and applied mathematics : IJPAM, 50, 251-258

Nations have developed at different rates and this differential development is manifested on the wellbeing of their populations. The reasons for different rates of development can not fully be explained by different initial economic states, political... Read More about Modelling the effect of social affinity between nations on their development.

Off-shoring in the contact centre industry and employment in the North West of England (2009)
Journal Article
Peck, F., & Cabras, I. (2009). Off-shoring in the contact centre industry and employment in the North West of England. Service Industries Journal, 29, 173-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642060802294920

The significance of contact centre employment has recently been the subject of renewed debate in regional policy-making of late, driven by media comment on the threat of off-shoring. Despite these concerns, empirical research on the scale of such act... Read More about Off-shoring in the contact centre industry and employment in the North West of England.

Impacts of agglomeration on call centre operations: evidence from North West England (2009)
Journal Article
Peck, F., & Cabras, I. (2009). Impacts of agglomeration on call centre operations: evidence from North West England. Regional Studies, 43, 923-934. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400801968387

Impacts of agglomeration on call centre operations: evidence from North West England, Regional Studies. Call centres have until fairly recently provided a significant source of employment growth in the peripheral regions of the UK. Despite the potent... Read More about Impacts of agglomeration on call centre operations: evidence from North West England.

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

Analyzing communication in a complex service process: an application of triangulation in a case study of the Scottish Prison Service. (2009)
Journal Article
Hancock, P. G., & Raeside, R. (2009). Analyzing communication in a complex service process: an application of triangulation in a case study of the Scottish Prison Service. Journal of Applied Security Research, 4, 291-308. https://doi.org/10.1080/19361610902930071

This article highlights the role of statistical analysis in clarifying the flow of communication embedded in a complex service process within the Scottish Prison Service (SPS). Using triangulation techniques in a case study of a selected SPS site, it... Read More about Analyzing communication in a complex service process: an application of triangulation in a case study of the Scottish Prison Service..

The role of social networks and geographical location in labour market participation in the UK coalfields. (2009)
Journal Article
Gore, T., & Hollywood, E. (2009). in labour market participation in the UK coalfields. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27, 1008-1021. https://doi.org/10.1068/c0850

The demise of the coalmining industry has entailed an increased geographical separation of individuals from workplaces, highlighting the importance of understanding the spatial dimension of job search for those living in the coalfields. There has b... Read More about The role of social networks and geographical location in labour market participation in the UK coalfields..

New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands (2009)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2009). New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands. Social Policy and Administration, 43(5), 445-463. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2009.0067

This article explores the importance of new forms of governance in active labour market policies (activation) in two countries: Denmark and the Netherlands. Drawing on research with key stakeholders in these countries, we analyse how new governance,... Read More about New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands.

Disparate routes through support: negotiating the sites, stages and support of informal dementia care (2009)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Bond, J., Brittain, K., & Jarvis, H. (2010). Disparate routes through support: negotiating the sites, stages and support of informal dementia care. Health & place, 16, 101-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.09.002

Worldwide people with dementia are usually cared for at home by informal carers who may themselves have poor health and/or live in social situations which intensify their needs. The scale of these needs continues to be underappreciated and they are e... Read More about Disparate routes through support: negotiating the sites, stages and support of informal dementia care.

Employability of Older People. (2009)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McQuaid, R. W. (2009). Employability of Older People.

[A Scottish demographic study concerning employability of older people in an aging population.]

Employee demand for skills: a review of evidence and policy (2009)
Report
Johnson, S., Sawicki, S., Pearson, C., Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W., Dutton, M., & Enterprise, W. M. (2009). Employee demand for skills: a review of evidence and policy. Edinburgh: UK Commission for Employment and Skills

This report presents the results of a detailed review of evidence and policy relating to the factors that influence the engagement of the individual in skills development. It incorporates a broad range of formal and informal learning activities, deli... Read More about Employee demand for skills: a review of evidence and policy.

Employee demand for skills development: a research and policy review. (2009)
Preprint / Working Paper
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W., & Dutton, M. Employee demand for skills development: a research and policy review

Understanding what encourages and prevents individual's from developing their skills, and identifying the most effective skill development policies, is a key function of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills