Ronald McQuaid is Professor of Work and Employment at the University of Stirling. His has a BA(Hons) from Lancaster University and an MSc(Econ) with distinction from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Harvard University. He has carried out work for many regional, national and supra-national bodies such as the European Commission, UK and Scottish Governments, UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and various agencies and employers in the fields of employment, unemployment and economic development. He has written over 100 academic publications as well as many reports on employment and related issues.
“Extending working lives: age management in SMEs” published in Employee Relations has been selected by the journal’s Editorial Team as a Highly Commended Paper of 2013
Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence in Gender in Management.
One of the Top Fifty articles to have appeared in Emerald Management Reviews during 2004 One of the Top Fifty articles to have appeared in Emerald Management Reviews during 2004 (out of 20,000), as chosen by the EMR independent review board. Lindsay, C. and R.W. McQuaid (2004) ‘Avoiding the ‘McJobs’: Unemployed Job Seekers and Attitudes to Service Work’, Work, Employment and Society, 18, 2, 296-319.
The Moss Madden Medal. The Moss Madden Medal for the best paper by a member of the Regional Science Association (British and Irish) published in 2009.
City and Guilds - Scotland Advisory Committee
Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Regional Labour Market Monitoring Network
Budget adviser to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee
Budget adviser to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee on the Scottish Government’s Budget Process, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Divisional / Faculty Contribution
Chair of the School Ethics Committee
Chair of the Faculty Ethics Committee and member of General University Ethics Panel
PhD The Behavior and Location of Production and Non Production Employment in U.S. Manufacturing Plants, 1954 77 Harvard University
M.Sc. (Econ.): Awarded with Distinction, London School of Economics London School of Economics
B.A. in Economics and Financial Control Lancaster University
Event / Presentation
Economic Inactivity Literature Review . “Enabling Success” Consultation on a New Strategic Framework to Tackle Economic Inactivity in Northern Ireland – Driving Social Change Through Economic Participation
Multiple scarring effects of youth unemployment in UK. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference 2014
Skills: Scotland's opportunity. Scottish Government Skills and Training Summit Scottish Government
Organiser and chair. Workshop on Ageing Workforce and Employabilitym funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh The Royal Society of Edinburgh
http://www.napier.ac.uk/…rchWorkshop.aspx An RSE fundedWorkshop to discuss the ageing workforce. Work is key to people's welfare, including that of older people.Across OECD countries a partial solution to ageing populations is to keep more of the older people in the labour market, such as by encouraging tapering retirement through pension changes and raising the age of retirement etc. Yet in terms of lack of employment one of the most vulnerable groups are those aged from 50 years to retirement age. This will affect people's quality of life in different ways, e.g. terms of different work-life balances and linking work and mental health. A key issue is also the vulnerability to unemployment of those aged beyond fifty years and forward ways of preventing detachment from the workplace. Guest participants included Professor David Bloom, Harvard University,Department of Population and International Health
Other Academic Activities
Participant in Rockefeller/ Volvo Research Foundation workshop on Access in Bellagio, Italy
Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA)
Academy of Social Sciences
Supervision of Research Assistants
Dr Yvonne Hail and Dr Anne-Marie Cullen
Employment - Local Economic Development - Human Resource Management - Entrepreneurship - Public Sector Management - Public Private Partnership - Transport and development - Policy
See also: Ronald W. McQuaid on ResearchGate
Webb A, McQuaid RW & Webster CWR (2021) Moving learning online and the COVID-19 pandemic: a university response. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 18 (1), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/wjstsd-11-2020-0090
Robinson E, McQuaid R, Webb A & Webster W (2021) Digital Skills Escalator for cyber security in Stirling, Scotland [ESCALATOR STIRLING FINAL Report 310821]. EU ERASMUS+. Stirling. https://escalate.projects.uvt.ro/
McQuaid R, Rand S & Webb A (2021) After COVID-19: what is the future for those working in the informal sector?. Emerald Publishing Opinion and Blog [Blog post] 18.10.2021. https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/opinion-and-blog/after-covid-19-what-future-those-working-informal-sector
Cullen AM, Hail Y & Mcquaid R (2021) Working Paper on Impacts of COVID-19 on employment fairness in the transport industry – challenges, employer support and flexible working. DIAMOND. https://diamond-project.eu/
Robinson E, McQuaid R, Webb A & Webster CWR (2021) Unintended Consequences of E-Learning: Reflections on the Digital Transformation of Learning in Higher Education. In: Larsen C (ed.) Transformations of Local and Regional Labour Markets across Europe in Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Times. Munich: Rainer Hampp Verlag.
Neary J, Katikireddi SV, McQuaid RW, Macdonald EB & Thomson H (2021) Using candidacy theory to explore unemployed over-50s perceptions of suitability of a welfare to work programme: A longitudinal qualitative study. Social Policy and Administration, 55 (4), pp. 589-605. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12644
McQuaid R, Fuertes V & Robertson P (2021) Career-first: An approach to sustainable labour market integration. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 21 (2), pp. 429-446. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-020-09451-2
Hail Y, Cullen A & McQuaid R (2021) D4.2 Socio-economic Demographic And Psychological Analysis For Women In Transport Related Choices VF. DIAMOND P (Research Group) European Commission. https://diamond-project.eu/deliverables/
Wanyama SB, McQuaid RW & Kittler M (2021) Where you search determines what you find: the effects of bibliographic databases on systematic reviews. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2021.1892378
Fuertes V, McQuaid R & Heidenreich M (2021) Institutional logics of service provision: the national and urban governance of activation policies in three European countries. Journal of European Social Policy, 31 (1), pp. 92-107. https://doi.org/10.1177/0958928720974178
McQuaid R & Webb A (2020) The Importance of SMEs as Innovators of Sustainable Inclusive Employment: Some Issues Resulting from Shocks to the Econ-omy Imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: Larsen C, Kipper J, Schmid A & Ricceri M (eds.) The Importance of SMEs as Innovators of Sustainable Inclusive Employment: New Evidence from Regional and Local Labour Markets. Munich, Germany: Rainer Hampp Verlag, pp. 33-45. www.hampp-Verlag.de.
Webb A, McQuaid R & Rand S (2020) Employment in the Informal Economy: Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 40 (9/10), pp. 1005-1019. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-08-2020-0371
Webb A, McQuaid R & Webster W (2020) University Responses to Digitalization at the Start of Covid-19 -Cases in Scotland. World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) Conference on ‘Online Learning – the New Normal Post Covid-19', Online, 28.10.2020-29.10.2020.
Webb A & McQuaid R (2020) Recruitment and workforce development challenges in low-status sectors with high labour demand – childcare work. In: CIPD Applied Research Conference 2020, Dublin City University Business School, 22.01.2020-23.01.2020. Wimbledon: CIPD. https://www.cipd.co.uk/learn/events-networks/applied-research-conference/2020-papers
Gayen K, Raeside R & McQuaid R (2019) Social Networks, Accessed and Mobilised Social Capital and the Employment Status of Older Workers: A Case Study. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 39 (5), pp. 356-375. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-07-2018-0111
McQuaid R (2019) Factors and "illusions" influencing the choice of PFI-type public private partnerships. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 15 (3), pp. 222-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-07-2018-0066
Webb A, McQuaid R & Rand S (2019) What, Who, Why and Ways out of the Informal Economy: A Brief Review of Key Definitions and Approaches. In: Larsen C, Rand S, Schmid A, Bobkov V & Lokosov V (eds.) Assessing Informal Employment and Skills Needs: Approaches and Insights from Regional and Local Labour Market Monitoring. Munich: Rainer Hampp Verlag, pp. 23-40. http://www.hampp-verlag.de/English.htm
Park C, McQuaid R, Lee J, Kim S & Lee I (2019) The Impact of Job Retention on Continuous Growth of Engineering and Informational Technology SMEs in South Korea. Sustainability, 11 (18), Art. No.: 5005. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11185005
McQuaid R & Hail Y (2019) The DIAMOND definition of fairness: A more fair transport system by understanding the transport challenges of women. Paper presented at International Transport Demand Management Symposium, 19-21 June 2019, Edinburgh, 19.06.2019-21.06.2019.
Brown R, McQuaid R, Raeside R, Dutton M, Egdell V & Canduela J (2019) Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 57 (1), pp. 62-85. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12309
Webb A & McQuaid R (2018) Overcoming the perceived low status of Early Learning and Care sector and increasing its attractiveness to the low-qualified people. Replay-VET ERASMUS+. Briefing Paper (How-to-guide). Frankfurt, Germany. http://www.replayvet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/15-How-to-guide-UK-Scot-1.pdf
McQuaid R & Webb A (2018) Developing a strategic action plan for skills among low qualified people in the Early Learning and Childcare sector. Replay-VET ERASMUS+. Briefing paper (How-to-guide). Frankfurt, Germany. http://www.replayvet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/16-How-to-guide-UK-Scot-2.pdf
Brown J, Katikireddi SV, Leyland AH, McQuaid RW, Frank J & Macdonald EB (2018) Age, health and other factors associated with return to work for those engaging with a welfare-to-work initiative: a cohort study of administrative data from the UK’s Work Programme. BMJ Open, 8 (10), p. e024938. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024938
Webb A & McQuaid R (2018) Utilising Skills Demands Opportunities to Overcome the Low Professional Status and Attractiveness of a Sector: The Early Learning and Care Sector in Scotland. In: Larsen C, Rand S, Schmid A & Dean A (eds.) Developing Skills in a Changing World of Work: Concepts, Measurement and Data Applied in Regional and Local Labour Market Monitoring Across Europe. Munich: Rainer Hampp Verlag, pp. 241-258. http://www.hampp-verlag.de/
Webb A & McQuaid R (2018) Identifying approaches for attracting and training new entrants and the existing workforce in the Early Learning and Childcare sector. Replay-VET ERASMUS+. European Strategy Report [Scotland]. Frankfurt, Germany. http://regionallabourmarketmonitoring.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/EUstrategicReports_Scotland.pdf
McQuaid R (2018) Contract-type Public Private Partnerships in Services. In: Ahmed A (ed.) World Sustainable Development Outlook 2018 - Public Private Partnerships for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. London: World Association for Sustainable Development, pp. 33-47.
McQuaid R & Webb A (2018) Regional Report Of Labour Market’s Characteristics and Summary Of Challenges And Opportunities In Scotland.. European Commission. Replay-VET ERASMUS+ Project. Frankfurt, Germany. http://regionallabourmarketmonitoring.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Scotland-3.pdf
McQuaid R & Webb A (2018) Regional Report Of Labour Market’s Characteristics and Summary Of Challenges And Opportunities In Scotland. Replay-VET ERASMUS+. Frankfurt, Germany. http://regionallabourmarketmonitoring.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Scotland-3.pdf
McQuaid R (2017) The provision of skills information in Scotland and its governance – Skills Investment Plans and Regional Skills Assessments. In: Larsen C, Rand S, Schmid A, Nagel T & Hoess H (eds.) The Importance of Governance in Regional Labour Market Monitoring for Evidence-based Policy-making. Munich, Germany: Rainer Hampp Verlag, pp. 263-276. http://www.hampp-verlag.de/
Seaman C, McQuaid R & Pearson M (2017) Social Networking in Family Businesses in a Local Economy. Local Economy, 32 (5), pp. 451-466. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269094217722505; https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094217722505
McQuaid R (2017) Trump’s business conflicts show it’s not always plain sailing for family firms. The Conversation. 06.01.2017. https://theconversation.com/trumps-business-conflicts-show-its-not-always-plain-sailing-for-family-firms-70947
Fuertes V & McQuaid R (2016) Personalized activation policies for the long-term unemployed: the role of local governance in the UK. In: Heidenreich M & Rice D (eds.) Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europe: Active Inclusion and Challenges for Local Welfare Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 93-117. http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/integrating-social-and-employment-policies-in-europe
Graham H, Egdell V, McQuaid R & Raeside R (2016) The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland – Tracking Study - Sweep 4 report [Impact of Welfare Reform Qualitative study]. Scottish Government - General. Social Research series, PPDAS72612 (05/16). Scottish Government. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00501110.pdf
McQuaid R (2016) Ageing of the Labour Force and the Labour Market. Workshop on Labour Market and Migration across the Eurasian Continent, part of the Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, 13.04.2016-14.04.2016. https://iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/researchPrograms/AdvancedSystemsAnalysis/160413-eurasian6.html
Egdell V & McQuaid R (2016) Supporting disadvantaged young people into work: insights from the Capability Approach. Social Policy and Administration, 50 (1), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12108
McQuaid R & Bergmann A (2016) Employment Changes in the Sustainable Energy Sector in Scotland. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 13 (1), pp. 2-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-07-2015-0038
Chiappero-Martinetti E, Egdell V, Hollywood E & McQuaid R (2015) Operationalisation of the Capability Approach. In: Otto H, Atzmüller R, Berthet T, Bifulco L, Bonvin J, Chiappero-Martinetti E, Egdell V, Halleröd B, Kjeldsen C, Kwiek M, Schröer R, Vero J & Zielenska M (eds.) Facing Trajectories from School to Work. Towards a Capability-Friendly Youth Policy in Europe. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, 20. Dordrecht): Springer, pp. 115-139. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-11436-1_7
Bilfulco L, Egdell V, McQuaid R, Berthet T, Simon V, Monteleone R, Mozzana C, Rosenstein E, Dif-Pradalier M, Bonvin J, Hollywood E, Jensen NR, Kjeldsen CC, Sztandar-Sztanderska K & Zielenska M (2015) Capabilities for Voice, Work and Education: Critical Analysis of Programmes for Disadvantaged Young People in Europe. In: Otto H, Atzmüller R, Berthet T, Bifulco L, Bonvin J, Chiappero-Martinetti E, Egdell V, Halleröd B, Kjeldsen C, Kwiek M, Schröer R, Vero J & Zielenska M (eds.) Facing Trajectories from School to Work. Towards a Capability-Friendly Youth Policy in Europe. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, 20. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 201-357. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-11436-1_11
Egdell V, Hollywood E & McQuaid R (2015) 11.2.4 Addressing the Issue of Unemployment among Disadvantaged Youth in Scotland: Developing the Capability for Work. In: Otto H, Atzmüller R, Berthet T, Bifulco L, Bonvin J, Chiappero-Martinetti E, Egdell V, Halleröd B, Kjeldsen C, Kwiek M, Schröer R, Vero J & Zielenska M (eds.) Facing Trajectories from School to Work: Towards a Capability-Friendly Youth Policy in Europe. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, 20. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 248-256. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-11436-1_11
Chen T, McQuaid R & Omar M (2015) Foreign direct investment industry characteristics and spillovers – a double mechanism model. Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, 8 (1), pp. 49-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCEFTS-02-2015-0006
Brown J, Neary J, Katikireddi SV, Thomson H, McQuaid R, Leyland AH, Frank JW, Jeavons L, de Pellette P, Kiran S & Macdonald EB (2015) Protocol for a mixed-methods longitudinal study to identify factors influencing return to work in the over 50s participating in the UK Work Programme: Supporting Older People into Employment (SOPIE). BMJ Open, 5 (12), Art. No.: e010525. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010525
Kristensen I, McQuaid R & Scherrer W (2015) Regional Innovation Policy and Public-Private Partnerships. In: Hilpert U (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology. London: Routledge, pp. 249-261. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415692014/
McQuaid R (2015) Aligning Vocational Education and Training Policy to Economic Development Strategy - Policy Brief. VET-EDS EU Erasmus Project. VET-EDS EU Erasmus Project. http://www.regionallabourmarketmonitoring.net/rlmm-pdf/POLICY%20BRIEF%20Local%20and%20Regional.pdf
McQuaid R & Bergmann A (2015) Sustainable Employment, Integration and Sustainable Energy Development. In: Ahmed A (ed.) Green Behavior: Re-thinking Policy for Sustainability. World Sustainable Development, Outlook 2015. Brighton, Sussex: World Association for Sustainable Development, pp. 117-125. http://www.worldsustainable.org/index.php/publication/outlook09/outlook-2015
Graham H, Egdell V, McQuaid R & Raeside R (2015) The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 3 report. Scottish Government. Social Research. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/06/7394
McIntosh B, McQuaid R & Munro A (2015) The impact of gender perceptions and professional values on women’s careers in nursing. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 30 (1), pp. 26-43. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-12-2013-0135
McQuaid R & Fuertes V (2014) Sustainable integration of the long term unemployed: From Work First to Career First. In: Larsen C, Rand S, Schmid A & Keil R (eds.) Sustainable Economy and Sustainable Employment: Approaches to Measuring Sustainability in Regional and Local Labour Market Monitoring. Munich: Rainer Hampp Verlag, pp. 359-373. http://www.hampp-verlag.de/
Fuertes V, Jantz B, Klenk T & McQuaid R (2014) Between cooperation and competition: The organisation of employment service delivery in the UK and Germany. International Journal of Social Welfare, 23 (Supplement S1), pp. S71-S86. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12100
Graham H, Lister B, Egdell V, McQuaid R & Raeside R (2014) The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study: Year 1 Report. Scottish Government. Scottish Government. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0046/00463006.pdf
Seaman C, McQuaid R & Pearson M (2014) Networks in Family Business: A Multi-Rational Approach. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 10 (3), pp. 523-537. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-014-0297-4
McQuaid R, Raeside R, Egdell V & Graham H (2014) Multiple scarring effects of youth unemployment in UK (Presentation) Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference 2014, Chicago, 10.07.2014-12.07.2014.
Graham H & McQuaid R (2014) Exploring the impacts of the UK government’s welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work. Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Glasgow Centre for Population Health. http://www.gcph.co.uk/assets/0000/4283/Lone_parents_Full_Report_web.pdf
Graham H & McQuaid R (2014) Exploring the impacts of the UK government’s welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work - Literature Review. Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Glasgow Centre for Population Health. http://www.gcph.co.uk/assets/0000/4284/Lone_parents_Literature_Review_web.pdf
Lister B, Graham H, Egdell V, McQuaid R & Raeside R (2014) The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland Tracking Study: Baseline Findings. Scottish Government. Poverty - Research Findings, 11/2014. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0044/00449565.pdf
Brown R, McQuaid R, 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), pp. 108-117. https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/departments/economics/fairse/backissues/Fraser_Economic_Commentary_Vol_37_No_3.pdf
Egdell V, Graham H & McQuaid R (2014) The Skills Panorama - Achieving Regional and Local Impact - Final Internal Evaluation. Better Labour Market Intelligence. Edinburgh Napier University. http://www.regionallabourmarketmonitoring.net/arli_outputs.htm
McQuaid R (2014) Economic Inactivity Literature Review (Presentation) “Enabling Success” Consultation on a New Strategic Framework to Tackle Economic Inactivity in Northern Ireland – Driving Social Change Through Economic Participation, Derry, Northern Ireland, 18.03.2014-18.03.2014.
Fuertes V & McQuaid R (2013) The Work Programme: a new public governance policy or a continuation of new public management?. EVeP, 20. http://www.volontariatoepartecipazione.eu/2013/06/the-work-programme-a-new-public-governance-policy-or-a-continuation-of-new-public-management/
Dutton M, Egdell V, McQuaid R & Osborne SP (2013) The opportunities and challenges of the changing public services landscape for the third sector in Scotland: a longitudinal study (2009 – 2013) year four and final report. Scottish Government - Governance & Communities - Local Government & Third Sector. Social Research series. Scottish Government. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0044/00441541.pdf
McQuaid R & Pocher E (2013) Strengthening the Contribution of Non-Executive Directors and Trustees to Scottish Boards in the Private, Public and Third Sectors. Employment Research Institute. http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/6218/1/NED_Report_FINAL_200813.pdf
McQuaid R, Canduela J, Egdell V, Dutton M & Raeside R (2013) The Growth of Employee Owned Businesses in Scotland. Scottish Enterprise. Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University. http://www.evaluationsonline.org.uk/evaluations/Documents.do?action=download&id=614&ui=basic
McQuaid R, Graham H & Shapira M (2013) Child Care: Maximising the Economic Participation of Women. Equality Commission Northern Ireland. Employment Research Institute. http://www.equalityni.org/archive/pdf/ChildCareMainReport(Web).pdf
McQuaid R, Graham H & Shapira M (2013) Child Care: Maximising the Economic Participation of Women. Equality Commission Northern Ireland. Employment Research Institute. http://www.equalityni.org/archive/pdf/ChildCareSummary(Web).pdf
McQuaid R, Graham H & Shapira M (2013) An expert paper on the type, extent and delivery of childcare provision necessary to maximise the economic participation of women within Northern Ireland, report for Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. http://www.equalityni.org/archive/pdf/ChildCareMainReport(Web).pdf
McQuaid R, Graham H, Shapira M & Raeside R (2013) Economic Inactivity Research Project (those with family commitments and the long-term sick and disabled) - Literature Review. Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland. Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University. http://www.delni.gov.uk/economic-inactivity-literature-review.pdf
McQuaid R (2012) Regional Monitoring and Individual Demand for Skills Development for Low Skilled Employees. In: Larsen C, Hasberg R, Schmid A, Atin E & Brzozowski J (eds.) Skills Monitoring in European Regions and Localities: State of the Art and Perspectives. Munich: Rainer Hampp Verlag, pp. 220-233.
Al-Dairi A, McQuaid R & 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 (2), pp. 179-210. http://www.worldsustainable.org/index.php/books/outlook09/outlook-2012/2088-ronald-abstract
Li H, Raeside R, Chen T & McQuaid R (2012) Population ageing, gender and the transportation system. Research in Transportation Economics, 34 (1), pp. 39-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2011.12.007
McIntosh B, McQuaid R, Munro A & Dabir-Alai P (2012) Motherhood and its impact on career progression. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 27 (5), pp. 346-364. https://doi.org/10.1108/17542411211252651
Hollywood E, Egdell V, McQuaid R & Michel-Schertges D (2012) Methodological issues in operationalising the capability approach in empirical research: An example of cross-country research on youth unemployment in the EU. Social Work and Society, 10 (1). http://www.socwork.net/sws/article/view/297
McQuaid R, Hollywood E, Bond S, Canduela J, Richard A & Blackledge G (2012) Fit for work? Health and wellbeing of employees in employee owned businesses [Health and wellbeing of employees in employee owned businesses]. Employee Ownership Association; John Lewis Partnership. Employment Research Institute. http://employeeownership.co.uk/news/press/napier-well-being-report/
Hollywood E, Egdell V & McQuaid R (2012) Youth unemployment initiatives and the impact on disadvantaged youth. The Skills Development Scotland Co Ltd. Spotlight article: Labour Market Focus. http://test.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/knowledge/newsletter/youth-unemployment-initiatives-and-disadvantaged-youth.aspx
Canduela J, Dutton M, Johnson S, Lindsay C, McQuaid R & Raeside R (2012) Ageing, skills and participation in work-related training in Britain: Assessing the position of older workers. Work, Employment and Society, 26 (1), pp. 42-60. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017011426303
McQuaid R (2011) The entrepreneur in economic theory. In: Desai S S, Nijkamp P & Stough R (eds.) New Directions in Regional Economic Development: The Role of Entrepreneurship Theory and Methods, Practice and Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 13-26. http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=13486
Fuertes V, Egdell V, McQuaid R & Guest P (2011) Active Ageing: extending good practice on age management policies and practices in small and medium sized companies and organisations. European Commission. Employment Research Institute.
McQuaid R & Hollywood E (2011) PACE: Delivery and Early Intervention Options. Scottish Government. Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh-Napier University. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/239097/0122644.pdf
Devins D, Bickerstaffe T, Nunn A, Mitchell B, McQuaid R, Egdell V & Lindsay C (2011) The Role of Skills from Worklessness into Sustainable Employment with Progression. Breuer Z (Editor) & Drake P (Editor) UK Commission for Employment and Skills. UKCES Evidence report, 38. http://www.ukces.org.uk/publications/er38-the-role-of-skills
McQuaid R & Egdell V (2011) Review of Financial Capability Training Resources. Scottish Government. Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University. http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/images/Review_of_Financial_Capability_Training_Resources_tcm4-685080.pdf
Fuertes V, McQuaid R & Bond S (2010) Apoyo al cuidado infantil y a la empleabilidad: El Estudio del Fondo Trabajando por las Familias (The Working for Families Fund). Lan Harremanak, (22), pp. 89-117. http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/Lan_Harremanak/article/view/1390
Gayen K, McQuaid R & Raeside R (2010) Social networks, age cohorts and employment. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 30 (5/6), pp. 219-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443331011054208