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  • Public administration employment in 17 OECD nations from 1995 to 2005. 

    Tepe, Markus (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    Although cross-national evidence on public employment is rather fragmented or outdated, downsizing and inherently growing personnel costs have been acknowledged as two distinctive features of public employment in affluent ...
  • Quality of work – concept and measurement 

    Dahlm, Svenn-Åge; Nesheim, Torstein; Olsen, Karen M (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    In this paper we review some of the most essential literature on the concept and measurement of quality of work. We show that different academic fields have conceptualized quality of work in distinct ways however there has ...
  • Re-assessing the Equity Risk Premium 

    FitzGerald, Adrian (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1997)
    Estimates of the historical equity risk premium in the UK are in the range 7 per cent to 9 per cent per annum. Until recently, portfolio investors and industrialists have been encouraged to use a premium of this order in ...
  • Reconciliation of Work and Family Life in Hungary 

    Duman, Anil; Horvath, Anna (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    The paper analyses the ‘Europeanization’ of policies concerning the reconciliation of work and family life in Hungary between 1998 and 2005. It looks at how politicians – in government or in the opposition – framed European ...
  • The Relationship between Family and Work: Tensions, Paradigms and Directives. 

    Knijn, Trudie; Smit, Arnoud (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    After decades of promoting the reconciliation of work and family life from a gender-equality perspective, to date discourses and related social policy paradigms replace and reframe the once European agenda on gender-equality ...
  • Respecifying Standardisation in Geographical Research: The Work of Street-Interviewing 

    Strebel, Ignaz (Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences; The University of Edinburgh, 2005)
    In this article the problem of standardisation in geographical research is reviewed by focussing on one episode of standardised social scientific research, namely the street interview or respectively the face-to-face ...
  • Returns After Personal Tax on UK Equity and Gilts, 1919-98 

    Armitage, Seth (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2001)
    This paper investigates whether personal tax could help explain the size of the historic equity permium in the UK measured before personal tax. If there has been a higher tax burden on equity, some of the premium could be ...
  • Review of soil water models with respect to savanna hydrology 

    Derry, Julian F; Russell, Graham; Liedloff, Adam C (2006-07-21)
    Effective management leading towards sustainable rangeland production in arid and semi-arid regions will stem from effective soil water management and comprehension of the hydrological properties of the soil in relation ...
  • Rheinhold's Philosophizing Monkey 

    Derry, Julian F (2005)
    When a human is depicted holding a skull it is usually a comment on mortality and the inevitability of death. Famously, Hamlet bereaves Yorick in one instance ("Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him…") but is soon repulsed by this ...
  • Rights Issues Versus Private Placements: Theory and UK Evidence 

    Snell, Andy; Armitage, Seth (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2001)
    UK companies and their shareholders have increasingly opted to have newly issued shares privately placed rather than selling them via a rights issue. We present a model of the choice between these two methods. We view a ...
  • Risk Assessment Techniques for Split Capital Investment Trusts 

    Adams, Andrew T; Clunie, James (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2003)
    The split capital investment trust crisis has brought into focus the need for more reliable risk assessment techniques for shares in the sector. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of traditional pricing and risk ...
  • The Role of Social Partners in Bargaining over Non-wage Issues across Austria, Greece and Italy. 

    Rodriguez d’Acri, Costanza; Johnston, Alison; Kornelakis, Andreas (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    Flexible specialisation, internationalisation, an ageing workforce, and the move into a service economy has placed growing pressure on trade unions and employers to strike new deals. Bargaining over ‘non-wage’ issues may ...
  • Rural and Urban Road Network Generalisation: Deriving 1:250,000 from OS MasterMap 

    Chaudhry, Omair; Mackaness, William (Institute of Geography. The School of Geosciences.The University of Edinburgh, 2006)
    Roads are essential component of topographic maps and spatial databases. The challenge in automated generalisation of road networks is to derive a connected network while maintaining the structure for the intended ...
  • 'Satan's bludy clawses': how the exile congregation in Geneva reacted to Marian persecution 

    Dawson, Jane (2013-07-30)
    An examination of the reaction to the persecution of Protestants in the reign of Queen Mary Tudor by the English and Scottish Protestant exiles in Geneva [1555-9]
  • SCCS Response to Maximising Economic Recovery of Offshore UK Petroleum: Draft Strategy for Consultation 

    Haszeldine, R Stuart; Parmiter, Philippa (SCCS, 2016-01)
    There is an inescapable synergy between maximising economic recovery, decommissioning production infrastructure and carbon capture and storage (CCS). There are multiple types of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) which can be ...
  • Scottish CO₂ Hub - A unique opportunity for the United Kingdom 

    Haszeldine, R Stuart; Brownsort, Peter; Scott, Vivian; Parmiter, Philippa (SCCS, 2016-01)
    Development of a Scottish CO2 Hub can unlock the potential for CCS in the UK and Europe by providing early access for CO2 captured in the North Sea Region to extensive, well-characterised storage in the Central North Sea ...
  • Signalling and Excess Returns from Venture Capital Backed Flotations 

    Strang, J (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2001)
    This paper examines the UK Venture Capital market with particular focus on the experiences of venture capitalist backed flotations. Management buy outs are focused upon, in particular to attempt to determine if recent ...
  • Sleipner CO₂ securely stored deep beneath seabed, in spite of unexpected Hugin fracture discovery 

    Haszeldine, R Stuart; Scott, Vivian; Johnson, Gareth; Mabon, Leslie; Gilfillan, Stuart; Shackley, Simon (SCCS, 2014-01-13)
    General readers of Nature may now think that the proposition to store carbon dioxide in deep geological strata is doomed to fail (Monastersky 2013). This is far from the case, as a more balanced review could easily have ...
  • Some Thoughts on Trends and Maturity Patterns in UK Venture Capital, 1985- 1993 

    Terry, N (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1994)
    Venture capital is equity finance (the business risk-bearing class of capital) provided to unquoted businesses. Such investee firms can be started up, expanded, rescued, purchased as unquoted businesses, or become unquoted ...
  • State of the art. Overview of concepts, indicators and methodologies used for analyzing the social OMC. 

    de la Porte, Caroline (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    This paper is a detailed analysis about the literature on the Social OMC from 2006-2010, focusing on how OMC research has been carried out. It specifically points to which theoretical framework/concepts are used, and how ...