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Sector variations in SMEs use of external business advice (2010)
Journal Article
Johnson, S., Fargher, S., & Webber, D. J. (2010). Sector variations in SMEs use of external business advice. Local Economy, 25(4), (339-355). doi:10.1080/02690942.2010.498959. ISSN 0269-0942

This paper uses employer survey data to identify whether and why the probability that a firm uses external advice varies across sectors. The results suggest that the probability of a firm using external advice does vary across sectors and these secto... Read More

Labouring and learning towards competitiveness: the future of local labour markets after Harker, Leitch and Freud (2008)
Journal Article
Nunn, A., & Johnson, S. (2008). Labouring and learning towards competitiveness: the future of local labour markets after Harker, Leitch and Freud. Local Economy, 23(2), (122-137). doi:10.1080/02690940801976190. ISSN 0269-0942

In 1999 Geddes and Newman highlighted five key tensions in New Labour's adoption of the 'new centrist' approach to Local Economic Development (LED). This article reflects on the continuing relevance of these tensions in relation local labour markets... Read More