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SKOPE Research Publications

The latest SKOPE Research Publications are available to download below:

Research Paper 115: Are University Admissions Academically Fair? [880.8 Kb]

February 2013. Debopam Bhattacharya, Shin Kanaya, Margaret Stevens, Department of Economics, University of Oxford


Research Paper 114: Human Capital and Competition: Strategic Complementarities in Firm-based Training [498.1 Kb]

January 2013. Margaret Stevens, Department of Economics, University of Oxford


Research Paper 112: Developing Vocational Excellence: Learning Environments within Work Environments [242.8 Kb]

November 2012. Susan James and Craig Holmes, SKOPE, University of Oxford


Research Paper 111: Shortage of Skilled Workers: A Paradox of the Indian Economy [257.5 Kb]

November 2012. Ruchi Hajela, COMPASS, University of Oxford


Research Paper 107: More Effective Skills Utilisation: Shifting the Terrain of Skills Policy in Scotland [257.0 Kb]

January 2012, Chris Warhurst and Patricia Findlay, University of Sydney and University of Strathclyde


Research Paper 106: Transformation and Muddling Through: Industrial Relations and Industrial Training in the UK [329.0 Kb]

December 2011, Howard Gospel and Tony Edwards, King’s College University of London


Research Paper 105: The Purposes and Validity of Vocational Qualifications [281.6 Kb]

November 2011. Cathy Stasz, RAND Corporation


Research Paper 104: Varieties of Training, Qualifications and Skills in Long-Term Care: A German, Japanese and UK Comparison [229.9 Kb]

November 2011. Howard Gospel, King’s College London, Makiko Nishikawa, Hosei University Japan and Monika Goldmann, Technische Universität Dortmund


Research Paper 101: Scotland’s Skills Utilisation Programme: an Interim Evaluation [458.3 Kb]

June 2011. Jonathan Payne, Cardiff University


Research Paper 99: Corporate Ownership and Initial Training in Britain, Germany and Switzerland [976.6 Kb]

Paul Ryan, King’s College Cambridge,  Karin Wagner, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Silvia Teuber, University of Zurich, Uschi Backes-Gellner, University of Zurich


Research Paper 98: Methods and Instruments for the Evaluation and Monitoring of VET Systems [1.1 Mb]

Noela Eddington, Department of Education and Training, Queensland and Ian Eddington, University of Southern Queensland


Research Paper 97: Are UK Labour Markets Polarising? [168.2 Kb]

Craig Holmes and Ken Mayhew, SKOPE, University of Oxford


Research Paper 96: ‘‘We have got the freedom’ A Study of Autonomy and Discretion among Vocational Teachers in Norway and the UK [390.2 Kb]

Paul Ryan, King’s College Cambridge, Karin Wagner, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Silvia Teuber, University of Zuric, Uschi Backes-Gellner, University of Zuric


Research Paper 94: What Incentives to Learn at the Bottom End of the Labour Market? [312.2 Kb]

Ewart Keep SKOPE, Cardiff University and Susan James, SKOPE, University of Oxford


Research Paper 92: Competences Possessed by Spanish University Graduates and Qualification Requirements for Jobs: Do Higher Education Institutions Matter? [584.0 Kb]

Dr Manuel Salas Velasco, University of Granada and Visiting Fellow at SKOPE, University of Oxford


Research Paper 91: ‘No place to hide’? The realities of leadership in UK supermarkets [230.1 Kb]

Irena Grugulis, Bradford University School of Management,  Ödül Bozkurt, Lancaster University Management School and Jeremy Clegg, Leeds University Business School


Research Paper 89: Who Cares About Skills? The Impact and Limits of Statutory Regulation on Qualifications and Skills in Social Care [264.4 Kb]

Howard Gospel and Paul Lewis, Department of Management, King’s College London


Research Paper 88: Recruitment and Selection – the Great Neglected Topic [128.3 Kb]

Ewart Keep,  SKOPE, Cardiff University and Susan James, SKOPE, University of Oxford


Research Paper 87: Innovation and Reform in College-based VET Contexts: An outline of research in England and Germany [94.2 Kb]

Hubert Ertl - Department of Education, University of Oxford and H.-Hugo Kremer - Department of Business and Human Resource Education, University of Paderborn, Germany


Research Paper 84: Teamwork, Productive Potential and Employee Welfare [96.8 Kb]

Duncan Gallie, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Ying Zhou, International Survey Research, Towers Perrin, Alan Felstead, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Francis Green, Department of Economics, University of Kent.


Research Paper 83: Part-time work in Britain 1992-2006: From Periphery to Core? [82.9 Kb]

Duncan Gallie & Ying Zhou, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford & International Survey Research, Towers Perrin


Research Paper 81: What is a skilled job? Exploring worker perceptions of skill in two UK call centres [74.6 Kb]

Caroline Lloyd and Jonathan Payne, SKOPE, Cardiff University