Professor Ronald McQuaid

Professor of Work and Employment

Management, Work and Organisation Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Ronald McQuaid

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About me

About me

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.

Award

“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 2021 Emerald Literati Awards in the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-08-2020-0371
Outstanding Paper in the 2021 Emerald Literati Awards in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Related blog: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/opinion-and-blog/after-covid-19-what-future-those-working-informal-sector

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.


Community Contribution

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


Education

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

Multiple scarring effects of youth unemployment in UK. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference 2014

https://sase.org/event/2014-chicago/

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

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


Professional membership

Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA)

Academy of Social Sciences


Supervision of Research Assistants

DIAMOND project

Research assistant/Fellows: Dr Yvonne Hail and Dr Anne-Marie Cullen


Research (17)

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

Projects

Data and understanding for A MOre social iNclusive and women participateD mobility system
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Coordinated higher institutions (universities) responses to digitalization (ESCALATE)
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Employee Ownership Database Development
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Scottish Enterprise

Zero Waste students - Desktop Review and Behavioural Insights
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Zero Waste Scotland

Key Competencies of Low-Skilled People for Future Jobs (REPLAY-VET)
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Supporting Older People into Employment (SOPIE): Identifying factors influencing return to work in the over 50s.
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Medical Research Council

Effective forecasting as a mechanism for aligning VET and Economic Development Strategies
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

The impact of welfare reform in Scotland
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Scottish Government

Destitution in the UK
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Employee Ownership Database Development
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Scottish Enterprise

Skills in Focus - Youth Unemployment & Scarring
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Skills Development Scotland Co Ltd

Small scale study: Assessment of Public-Private cooperation between employment services in selected Member States as input to the European Semester
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Employee Owned Businesses - Access to Funding
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Scottish Enterprise

UKCES Visiting Research Fellow
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: UK Commission for Employment & Skills

Enabling Success a new strategic framework to tackle economic inactivity in Northern Ireland
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Fishvet Group Ltd

The Skills Panorama – Achieving Regional and Local Impact (ARLI)
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Lone Parents and their Employability
PI: Professor Ronald McQuaid
Funded by: Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Outputs (231)

Outputs

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Conference Proceeding

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, Kipper J, Schmid A & Panzaru C (eds.) Transformations of Local and Regional Labour Markets across Europe in Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Times: Challenges for Regional and Local Observatories. 16th Annual Meeting of the European Network on Regional Labour Market Monitoring (EN RLMM), Timisoara, Romania, 22.09.2021-24.09.2021. Baden-Baden, Germany: Rainer Hampp Verlag, pp. 379-398. https://www.nomos-shop.de/nomos/titel/transformations-of-regional-and-local-labour-markets-across-europe-in-pandemic-and-post-pandemic-times-id-100850/

Book Chapter

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.

Book Chapter

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

Article

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

Book Chapter

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/

Research Report

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

Book Chapter

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.

Book Chapter

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/

Book Chapter

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

Conference Paper (unpublished)

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

Book Chapter

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

Book Chapter

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

Book Chapter

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

Article

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

Book Chapter

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/

Book Chapter

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

Book Chapter

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/

Website Content

McQuaid R (2014) Who are lone parents? Challenging the media perception. Informing and supporting action to improve health and tackle inequality [Blog post] 08.12.2014. https://www.gcph.co.uk/latest/news/537_who_are_lone_parents_challenging_the_media_perception

Research Report

McQuaid R, Brown R, Summers J & Mawson S (2014) Employee Owned Businesses – Access to Funding. Scottish Enterprise. Scottish Enterprise. http://www.evaluationsonline.org.uk/evaluations/Search.do?ui=basic&action=showPromoted&id=570

Website Content

McQuaid R (2014) Youth unemployment produces multiple scarring effects. Economy and Society Blog [Blog post] 28.07.2014. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/multiple-scarring-effects-of-youth-unemployment/

Lecture

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.

Lecture

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.

Research Report

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

Research Report

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

Research Report

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

Research Report

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

Article

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

Research Report

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/

Research 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

Research Report

McQuaid R, Raeside R, Canduela J, Egdell V, Lindsay C & Berry C (2012) Engaging Low Skilled Employees in Workplace Learning. UK Commission for Employment and Skills. Evidence Report, 43. http://www.ukces.org.uk/publications/er43-engaging-low-skilled-employees-in-workplace-learning

Book Chapter

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

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Teaching

Teaching

Masters in Research (MRES)