Egdell, V., McQuaid, R. & Hollywood, E. (2015). Addressing the Issue of Unemployment among Disadvantaged Youth in Scotland: Developing the Capability for Work. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 248-256. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
Chiappero-Martinetti, E., Egdell, V., Hollywood, E. & McQuaid, R. (2015). Operationalisation of the Capability Approach. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 115-139. BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11436-1_7. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
The holistic and multilayered structure offered by the Capability Approach makes this theoretical framework particularly suitable for conceptualising and contextualising compl...
Bifulco, L., Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. (2015). Introduction to the Case Studies. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 201-207. BioMed Central. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
McQuaid, R. W. (2011). Regional monitoring and individual demand for skills development for low skilled employees. In C. Larsen, R. Hasberg, J. Schmid, E. Atin, & J. Brzozowski (Eds.), Skills monitoring in European regions and localities, 220-223. Rainer Hampp Verlag
This paper considers some issues in monitoring the regional demand of individuals for skills development, using Scotland in the UK as an illustration. The UK Commission for Em...
McQuaid, R. W. (2011). The entrepreneur in economic theory. In S. Desai, P. Nijkamp, & R. R. Stough (Eds.), New Directions in Regional Economic Development: the role of entrepreneurship research, practice and policyEdward Elgar Publishing
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2009). The capabilities approach as a framework for labour market information on young people. In C. Larsen, J. Kipper, & A. Schmid (Eds.), Regional Monitoring Approaches for the Reduction and the Prevention of Youth Unemployment in Europe, 152-159. Rainer Hampp Verlag, Muenchen
This paper considers some of the potential uses of the capabilities approach to widen and deepen the labour market information that we collect on youth employment and unemploy...
McQuaid, R. W. (2009). Linking transport to employment - pursuing the Millenium development goals. In M. Grieco, M. Ndalo, D. Bryceson, G. Porter, & T. McCray (Eds.), Africa, Trasnport and the Millenium Development Goals - achieving an internationally set agenda, 89-99. Cambridge Scholars Publishing
McQuaid, R. W. (2008). Theory of organisational partnerships - partnership advantages, disadvantages and success factors. In S. P. Osborne (Ed.), The New Public Governance: emerging perspectives on the theory and practice of public governance, 127-149. Routledge
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2008). 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
McQuaid, R. W. (2008). Employment and employability. In M. A. Mulhern, J. Beech, & E. Thompson (Eds.), Scottish Life and Society, the working life of Scots, 67-84. Birlinn, University of Edinburgh
McQuaid, R. W. (2007). Aging of the labour force and globalization. In R. Cooper, K. Donaghy, & G. Hewings (Eds.), Globalization and Regional Economic Modelling, 69-85. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72444-5_5
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 wi...
McQuaid, R. W. (2006). Standardisation in regional labour market monitoring based on experiences. In C. Larsen, W. Mathejczyk, & A. Schmid (Eds.), Monitoring of regional labour markets in European states: concepts, experiences and perspectivesRainer Hampp Verlag
Hollywood, E., & McQuaid, R. W. (2006). Educational migration – students leaving a region to study elsewhere: the link to religion in Northern Ireland. In C. Larsen, W. Mathejczyk, J. Kipper, & A. Schmid (Eds.), Monitoring of Regional Labour Markets in European States, 17-22. Rainer Hampp Verlag
This paper reviews data sources concerning the key patterns and drivers of educational migration and non-return in Northern Ireland (NI). In particular it considers the sourc...
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
McQuaid, R. W., Green, A. E., & Danson, M. (2005). Employability and local labour market policy. Routledge
The concept of employability has provided a foundation for much current labour market policy. It has also provided a useful framework for analyzing national and urban labour m...