Senior Research Fellow
Pearson, M. (2012). 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...
Cabras, I. (2008). Agglomeration of services at regional level: the case of call centres in Northern England. In Proceedings of the 1st PhD Conference in Economics in memory of Vassilis Patzatzis, Athens, 108-129
No abstract available.
Robertson, P. J. & Egdell, V. (in press). A Capability Approach to career development: An introduction and implications for practice. Australian Journal of Career Development. ISSN 1038-4162
In the UK, the concept of employability is influential in current conceptualizations of career development. It is an example of a discourse underpinned by faith in individual ...
For the island community of Luing, access to and from the mainland is currently solely dependent on ferry services. Consequently access to employment and services is more expensive and less convenient...
The Impacts of Welfare Reform in Scotland Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Dr Helen Graham, Dr Valerie Egdell, Professor Robert Raeside and Professor Ronald McQuaid...
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Funding: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Duration: January 2010 – October 2010
Research Team: Prof Ron McQuaid, Dr Emma Hollywood, Dr Jesus Canduela
The ERI was commi...
19 May 2017
19 May 2017
The Employment Research Institute invites you to the Ageing and the Workplace workshop.
The ageing of the population will have a significant impact on ...
Egdell, V., Dutton, M. & McQuaid, R. W. (2016). Third sector experiences of work programme delivery. Journal of Social Policy. 45(4), 729-746. doi:10.1017/S0047279416000271. ISSN 0047-2794
This paper explores the organisational experiences of governmental policy change and implementation on the third sector. Using a four-year longitudinal study of 13 third secto...
Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2015). Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach. Social Policy and Administration. 50(1), 1-18. doi:10.1111/spol.12108. ISSN 0144-5596
The Capability Approach (CA) offers a perspective on the employment activation of young people that is concerned with their freedom to make choices that they value rather than...
Brown, R., McQuaid, R. W., Raeside, R. & Canduela, J. (2014). The performance of employee-owned businesses inScotland: some preliminary empirical evidence. Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary. 37(3), 108-123. ISSN 2046-5378
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 assu...
McQuaid, R. W. (2007, January). Flexibility in the UK - the case of activation policies
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R., & Dutton, M. (2006, January). Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states. Paper presented at Delni Aspen, Brussels
New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models
McQuaid, R. W. (2005, January). Tailoring services and releasing untapped talent - a higher education perspective. Paper presented at Migration and Universities, Scotland
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, August). Job search, transport and training, the case of EMIRES. Paper presented at RSAI (B and I section) Annual Conference, Cork
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, April). ICT and job vacancy, training and transport information services for job seekers in rural areas. Paper presented at Stella Focus Group Meeting, Budapest
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, January). Working with the new demographics - the Scottish labour market. Paper presented at Older workers
Maclean, G., Marks, A. & Cowan, S. (2017). Mental Health and Unemployment in Scotland: Understanding the impact of welfare reforms in Scotland for individuals with mental health conditions. Edinburgh: Carnegie Trust
During 2016, 30 individuals with a mental health condition (who claimed ESA, have had their ESA withdrawn and moved on to JSA, or have been directed into the WRAG group based ...
Graham, H., Fuertes, V., Egdell, V. & Raeside, R. (2016). Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary. Edinburgh: Skills Development Scotland
This report summarises research conducted to explore the under-representation of women in the ICT and Digital Technologies sector in Scotland, and the possible reasons for, an...
Egdell, V. (2016). The Management of Dementia in the Workplace in the Public Sector in Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University Business School Research Funding 2015/16
The Scottish population is ageing. This will have a significant impact on the labour market, in particular on the greater need for employers to employ relatively more older wo...
This project will examine the approaches taken to equalities issues by STUC-affiliated unions. This will update and build on a previous baseline study undertaken by the ERI for the STUC/One Workplace...
Dept. of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Funding: Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
Duration: April 2009 – December 2010
Research Team: Prof Ron McQuaid, Dr Ariel Bergmann, Dr Jesus Canduela, Vanesa Fuerte...
The North East’s Regional Employability Framework (REF) provided an over-arching strategic focus for partnership-working on employability across the region. This research had been commissioned by One ...
Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Professor Ronald McQuaid, Dr Valerie Egdell, Dr Emma Hollywood
The ERI has been asked by the Learning and Skills Council North East to conduct research on best practice in providing a joined-up employability journey for ESF beneficiaries making transitions ...
NHS Health Scotland
The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) and NHS Health Scotland commissioned an evaluation of the mentally healthy workplaces training programme. This research was conducted in partnersh...
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills commissioned the ERI and WM Enterprise to undertake a review of research evidence and policy around individuals’ demand for (and participation in) skills de...
A major reason for recurrent poverty is leaving the workforce due to childbirth and childcare and returning to low paid, insecure work. However, there are relatively few studies that give qualitative ...
Careers Scotland and its partners are committed to ensuring that all young people receive appropriate guidance to develop sustainable learning and career pathways. Those young people with a statutory ...
The Employment Research Institute (ERI) at Napier University was commissioned by the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) to carry out research to examine the impact of educational migrat...
EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes
STEP - Service Sector Training in European Employment Practices is a European Commission project, funded under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, that examines HR practices in the European hospitality s...
The overall objective was to develop material to improve the use of sustainable impact assessment in EU and Russia, especially in issues concerning land use such as forests, agricultural landscapes, w...