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Between cooperation and competition: The organisation of employment service delivery in the UK and Germany: Cooperation and competition in employment service delivery (2014)
Journal Article
Fuertes, V., Jantz, B., Klenk, T., & McQuaid, R. W. (2014). Between cooperation and competition: The organisation of employment service delivery in the UK and Germany: Cooperation and competition in employment service delivery. International Journal of So

The increased emphasis on labour market activation in many European countries has led to new forms of governance in recent decades. Primarily through qualitative data and document analysis, this article compares the restructuring of labour market ser... Read More about Between cooperation and competition: The organisation of employment service delivery in the UK and Germany: Cooperation and competition in employment service delivery.

Introduction and Comparative Perspective (2014)
Report
Egdell, V., Atzmuller, R., Raeside, R., & Graham, H. (2014). Introduction and Comparative Perspective. Brussels: European Commission

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The socio-economic political context for addressing youth unemployment in Scotland (2014)
Report
Egdell, V., Raeside, R., & Graham, H. (2014). The socio-economic political context for addressing youth unemployment in Scotland. Brussels: European Commission

This chapter focuses on national level youth employment policy in Scotland. It provides a Capability Approach informed evaluation of current employment policy making in relation to disadvantaged youth (in terms of employment, education and lived expe... Read More about The socio-economic political context for addressing youth unemployment in Scotland.

Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux. (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Fuertes, V. (2014). Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux.

Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux. 12-13 May 2014. At a time of major challenges to welfare systems and specifically to labour market policies the conference is extremely topical., understanding of the most effective... Read More about Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux..

Findings from LOCALISE. (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Fuertes, V., & McQuaid, R. W. (2014, May). Findings from LOCALISE

LOCALISE (Local Worlds of Social Cohesion), funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme, has analysed the coordination of social and employment policies during the development and implementation stages, at the local level within a regio... Read More about Findings from LOCALISE..

Brief report from Early-stage Researchers' Conference - Bordeaux. (2014)
Report
Fuertes, V., Zimmermann, K., Bourgeois, C., & Bussi, M. (2014). Brief report from Early-stage Researchers' Conference - Bordeaux. Bordeaux, France: European Commission

At a time of major challenges to welfare systems and specifically to labour market policies the theme of the conference is extremely topical. Understanding of the most effective and efficient design and implementation of public policies, including em... Read More about Brief report from Early-stage Researchers' Conference - Bordeaux..

Scottish older people's assembly (SOPA) seminars 2014 evaluation report. Report to the Scottish Older People’s Assembly Committee. (2014)
Report
Egdell, V., & Graham, H. (2014). Scottish older people's assembly (SOPA) seminars 2014 evaluation report. Report to the Scottish Older People’s Assembly Committee. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government

This document presents a summary of the findings of the evaluation of the Scottish Older People's Assembly Seminars 2014 (SOPA Seminars 2014) on the impact of welfare reform on older people. The evaluation was conducted by the Employment Research Ins... Read More about Scottish older people's assembly (SOPA) seminars 2014 evaluation report. Report to the Scottish Older People’s Assembly Committee..

The urban and national governance of active labour market policies in the UK (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Fuertes, V. (2014, May). The urban and national governance of active labour market policies in the UK. Paper presented at Early-career Researchers Conference

This paper is part of the development of my PhD thesis. The paper is at an early stage; therefore, it is work in progress and it is incomplete, especially with regards to the theoretical framework to be used in the PhD. I would very much welcome comm... Read More about The urban and national governance of active labour market policies in the UK.

Independence: is it a myth? (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Dutton, M., & Egdell, V. (2014, May). Independence: is it a myth?. Presented at Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, London

Local Worlds of Marketization: Employment Policies in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom compared. (2014)
Journal Article
Zimmermann, K., Aurich, P., Graziano, P. R., & Fuertes, V. (2014). Local Worlds of Marketization: Employment Policies in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom compared. Social Policy and Administration, 48, 127-148

The majority of the European countries have experienced a turn towards activation policies during the last two decades (Serrano Pascual and Magnusson 2007; van Berkel and Borghi 2008; Bonoli 2010; Aurich 2011; Graziano 2009 and 2012). The interlinked... Read More about Local Worlds of Marketization: Employment Policies in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom compared..

The performance of employee-owned businesses in Scotland: some preliminary empirical evidence (2014)
Journal Article
Brown, R., McQuaid, R. W., Raeside, R., & Canduela, J. (2014). The performance of employee-owned businesses in Scotland: some preliminary empirical evidence. Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary, 37(3), 108-123

In recent years, there has been a growing focus on promoting the concept of employee-ownership of businesses within public policy. One of the strong drivers of this is an assumption that these businesses out-perform conventionally structured business... Read More about The performance of employee-owned businesses in Scotland: some preliminary empirical evidence.

Networks in family business: a multi-rational approach (2014)
Journal Article
Seaman, C., McQuaid, R., & Pearson, M. (2014). Networks in family business: a multi-rational approach. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 10, 523-537. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-014-0297-4

Current research on networks in family businesses has approached the topic from a mono-rational perspective where the family, business and social networks are each considered in relative isolation. This paper argues that multi-rational approaches, wh... Read More about Networks in family business: a multi-rational approach.

Value chain management: an illustration using variability mapping and decision frontier analysis. (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Pearson, M. (2013). Value chain management: an illustration using variability mapping and decision frontier analysis.

We address uncertainty and confusion in value chain management through the use of recently developed phase plane and decision frontier analysis. The new methodology enables the distinction between the concept of local, self-inflicted, uncertainty and... Read More about Value chain management: an illustration using variability mapping and decision frontier analysis..

Network Equilibrium and the Spread of Innovation in Technologically Cooperating European SMEs. (2013)
Preprint / Working Paper
Pearson, M. Network Equilibrium and the Spread of Innovation in Technologically Cooperating European SMEs

European technical cooperation data from a recent large survey on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is used to formulate a proxy network of country typical SMEs (CTSMEs) and reveal measures of centrality, bridging, density and structural equivalenc... Read More about Network Equilibrium and the Spread of Innovation in Technologically Cooperating European SMEs..