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Entrepreneurship training to promote start-ups and innovation in Bahrain (2012)
Journal Article
Al-Dairi, A., McQuaid, R. W., & Adams, J. (2012). Entrepreneurship training to promote start-ups and innovation in Bahrain. International journal of innovation and knowledge management in Middle East and North Africa, 1, 179-210

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate training and education support for entrepreneurship in Bahrain, using the case study of the Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP). Design/methodology/approach: The paper uses interviews, sec... Read More about Entrepreneurship training to promote start-ups and innovation in Bahrain.

Active Labour market policy in Scotland: does it make a difference? (2007)
Journal Article
Adams, J. (2007). Active Labour market policy in Scotland: does it make a difference?. International Journal of Manpower, 28, 30-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437720710733456

The paper aims to show that active labour market policies in Scotland over a nine-year period have failed to meet key policy objectives. Design/methodology/approach - The paper uses the UK national online manpower information system (NOMIS) to conduc... Read More about Active Labour market policy in Scotland: does it make a difference?.

Public private partnerships in China: rationale, system and constraints. (2006)
Journal Article
Adams, J. (2006). Public private partnerships in China: rationale, system and constraints. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 19, 384-396. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513550610669202

Public private partnership (PPP), which has been operating in China for over 20 years. In addition, an increased focus on value for money in the public sector has led to a need to improve the efficiency of the management, delivery and effectiveness o... Read More about Public private partnerships in China: rationale, system and constraints..

The European influence on social policy in Scotland: changing terminology or changing practice? (2005)
Presentation / Conference
Juleff, L., Kelly, L., Adams, J., & McQuaid, R. (2005, August). The European influence on social policy in Scotland: changing terminology or changing practice?. Paper presented at 45th Congress of the European Regional Science Association

Until the late 1980’s social policy in Scotland was clearly targeted towards poverty as the primary source of economic disadvantage. Within this framework, geographical areas were identified which exhibited low income and high unemployment levels, a... Read More about The European influence on social policy in Scotland: changing terminology or changing practice?.

From poverty to social justice: does the terminology make a difference to the practice? (2004)
Conference Proceeding
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?.

Rent-seeking behaviour and its economic costs in urban land transactions in Accra, Ghana. (2003)
Journal Article
Adams, J. (2003). Rent-seeking behaviour and its economic costs in urban land transactions in Accra, Ghana. Urban Studies, 40(10), 2083-2098. https://doi.org/10.1080/0042098032000116121

The existing body of knowledge attributes to informal land transactions in sub-Saharan African cities observed problems in city neighbourhoods. Substantial resources, often backed by donor agencies, are therefore being spent in revamping bureaux and... Read More about Rent-seeking behaviour and its economic costs in urban land transactions in Accra, Ghana..