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  • Trends of Social Welfare Systems: From Convergence to Attractiveness. An Exploratory Approach. 

    Bouget, Denis (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    The analyses of the national reforms in the welfare states over the last decades were partly focused on this notion of convergence. In the eighties and the nineties, the transformation in many welfare states provided a ...
  • Water availability, piospheres and evolution in African ruminants 

    Derry, Julian F; Dougill, Andy (NISC Pty Ltd, 2006-07-21)
    Water dependency has consequences for the behaviour of African large herbivores from day-to-day and season-to-season. Independently, there have been comparisons made between the water-dependencies of these species and the ...
  • What has the manager done for me? A value-based approach to performance analysis. 

    Bagot, Gordon; Armitage, Seth (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2002)
    In many circumstances it is unsatisfactory to measure portfolio performance using time-weighted rates of return. There are well known problems with performance attribution analysis using time-weighted returns in a ...
  • When is a Promise a Strategic Liability? 

    White, Phil; Terry, N (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1997)
    Employers offer pension plans for two main reasons; paternalism and skills market competiveness. Recent changes in legislation and business practice have promoted the scrutiny of the underpinnings for such a management ...
  • Why Are Some Workers Poor? The Mechanisms that Produce Working Poverty in a Comparative Perspective 

    Crettaz, Eric; Bonoli, Giuliano (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    The objective of this article is to distinguish between different types of working poverty, on the basis of the mechanisms that produce it. Whereas the poverty literature identifies a myriad of risk factors and of categories ...
  • Workers’ Involvement at the workplace and Job Quality in Europe 

    González, María C (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    The paper focuses on workplace practices aimed at increasing workers’ direct voice, a job quality dimension in the European Employment Strategy for which there are no agreed indicators. It offers an analysis of the theories, ...