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Working Papers

2018

  1. Absorptive capacity in New Zealand firms: Measurement and importance
    Working Papers, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article Absorptive capacity in New Zealand firms: Measurement and importance, Science and Public Policy, Oxford University Press (2019) Downloads View citations (1) (2019)

2016

  1. Government Assistance and Total Factor Productivity: Firm-level Evidence from China, 1998-2007
    CEGAP Working Papers, Durham University Business School Downloads
  2. Political Connections, State Ownership and Productivity in China
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads

2012

  1. Total Factor Productivity Growth in Local Economic Partnership Regions in Britain, 1997-2008
    SERC Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2012) Downloads View citations (2)

2011

  1. Plant-level Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006
    SERC Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (10)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2011) Downloads View citations (10)
  2. R&D, Innovation and Exporting
    SERC Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (23)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2011) Downloads View citations (28)

2010

  1. The Impact of Higher Education Institution-Firm Knowledge Links on Firm-level Productivity in Britain
    Working Papers, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article The impact of higher education institution-firm knowledge links on firm-level productivity in Britain, Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals (2011) Downloads View citations (11) (2011)
  2. The impact of higher education institution-firm knowledge links on establishment-level productivity in British regions
    Working Papers, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article THE IMPACT OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION–FIRM KNOWLEDGE LINKS ON ESTABLISHMENT-LEVEL PRODUCTIVITY IN BRITISH REGIONS, Manchester School, University of Manchester (2013) Downloads View citations (10) (2013)

2009

  1. In Search of W
    SERC Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2009) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article In Search of ‘ W ’, Spatial Economic Analysis, Taylor & Francis Journals (2011) Downloads View citations (13) (2011)
  2. Spillover and Backward Linkage Effects of FDI: Empirical Evidence for the UK
    SERC Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2009) Downloads View citations (12)
  3. Why Do Some Firms Undertake R&D Whereas Others Do Not?
    SERC Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2009) Downloads

2008

  1. Export-market dynamics and the probability of firm closure: Evidence for the UK
    SIRE Discussion Papers, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow Downloads
  2. Learning-by-Exporting? Firm-Level Evidence for UK Manufacturing and Services Sectors
    EcoMod2008, EcoMod Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow (2007) Downloads View citations (12)
  3. Models of Regional Growth: Past, Present and Future
    SERC Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2008) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article MODELS OF REGIONAL GROWTH: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell (2011) Downloads View citations (33) (2011)

2006

  1. Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in UK Establishments: Evidence from the 2001 Community Innovation Survey
    EcoMod2006, EcoMod Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Working Papers, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. Productivity Spillovers to Domestic Plants from Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from UK Manufacturing, 1974-1995
    Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2002, Royal Economic Society Downloads View citations (1)

2001

  1. Does Plant Ownership Affect the level of Pollution Abatement Expenditure?
    Working Papers, Portsmouth University - Department of Economics
    See also Journal Article Does Plant Ownership Affect the Level of Pollution Abatement Expenditure?, Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press (2002) Downloads View citations (16) (2002)

2000

  1. Asymmetric Adjustment of Unemployment and Output in New Zealand: Rediscovering Okun's Law
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Waikato Downloads View citations (6)

1996

  1. Trade Liberalisation and Plant Exit in New Zealand Manufacturing
    Working Papers, Portsmouth University - Department of Economics View citations (55)
    See also Journal Article Trade Liberalisation and Plant Exit in New Zealand Manufacturing, The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press (1996) Downloads View citations (51) (1996)

1994

  1. The Long Run Determinants of Wages, in the New Zealand Labour Market, 1965-1991
    Working Papers, Portsmouth University - Department of Economics

Undated

  1. The Productivity Impact of Skills in English Manufacturing, 2001: Evidence from Plant-Level Matched Data
    Working Papers, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow Downloads

Journal Articles

2023

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on Research in Durham University Business School
    SAGE Open, 2023, 13, (2), 21582440231181314 Downloads
  2. Renewing industrial regions? Advanced manufacturing and industrial policy in Britain
    Regional Studies, 2023, 57, (6), 1126-1140 Downloads View citations (1)

2022

  1. Gender pay and productivity in UK universities: Evidence from research-intensive Business Schools
    Economics Letters, 2022, 218, (C) Downloads
  2. Industrial policies, strategy and the UK’s Levelling Up agenda
    Local Economy, 2022, 37, (5), 403-418 Downloads
  3. The geographical dimension of productivity in Great Britain, 2011–18: the sources of the London productivity advantage
    Regional Studies, 2022, 56, (10), 1713-1728 Downloads View citations (3)
  4. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the level and distribution of intangibles investment in the UK
    Applied Economics Letters, 2022, 29, (13), 1238-1242 Downloads

2021

  1. The Effects of Absorptive Capacity on Innovation Performance: A Cross‐country Perspective*
    Journal of Common Market Studies, 2021, 59, (3), 589-607 Downloads View citations (6)
  2. The importance of spatial differences in total factor productivity: New Zealand, 2001–16
    Regional Studies, 2021, 55, (7), 1209-1227 Downloads

2020

  1. The Covid-19 crisis and manufacturing: How should national and local industrial strategies respond?
    Local Economy, 2020, 35, (4), 403-415 Downloads View citations (9)
  2. The impact of product subsidies on plant‐level total factor productivity in Britain, 1997–2014
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2020, 67, (4), 387-403 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. The importance of frontier firms in total factor productivity in New Zealand, 2001–2016
    New Zealand Economic Papers, 2020, 54, (3), 285-311 Downloads View citations (4)

2019

  1. Absorptive capacity in New Zealand firms: Measurement and importance
    Science and Public Policy, 2019, 46, (2), 290-309 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper Absorptive capacity in New Zealand firms: Measurement and importance, Working Papers (2018) Downloads View citations (2) (2018)
  2. Does support from government help firms survive? Evidence on financial and political assistance in China, 1998–2007
    Applied Economics, 2019, 51, (5), 528-541 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Government assistance and total factor productivity: firm-level evidence from China
    Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2019, 52, (1), 1-27 Downloads View citations (6)
  4. THE MEASUREMENT OF ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY FROM AN ECONOMICS PERSPECTIVE: DEFINITION, MEASUREMENT AND IMPORTANCE
    Journal of Economic Surveys, 2019, 33, (3), 729-756 Downloads View citations (6)
  5. The Decline of British Manufacturing, 1973–2012: The Role of Total Factor Productivity
    National Institute Economic Review, 2019, 247, R19-R31 Downloads

2018

  1. The paradox of geographical proximity for innovators: A regional study of the Spanish agri-food sector
    Land Use Policy, 2018, 73, (C), 458-467 Downloads View citations (4)

2017

  1. The sources of the Scotland–Rest of the UK productivity gap: implications for policy
    Regional Studies, 2017, 51, (9), 1297-1311 Downloads View citations (3)

2016

  1. Exports and firm survival: do trade regime and productivity matter?
    Applied Economics Letters, 2016, 23, (6), 457-460 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Plant closure in Britain since the Great Recession
    Economics Letters, 2016, 140, (C), 27-30 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. The Effect of Business Improvement Methods on Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Peripheral Regions
    Regional Studies, 2016, 50, (12), 2040-2054 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. The determinants of productivity in Chinese large and medium-sized industrial firms, 1998–2007
    Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2016, 45, (2), 131-155 Downloads View citations (41)
    Also in Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2016, 45, (2), 131-155 (2016) Downloads View citations (41)

2015

  1. Plant-level determinants of total factor productivity in Great Britain, 1997–2008
    Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2015, 44, (1), 1-20 Downloads View citations (17)
  2. The Impact of Exporting and Importing Goods and Services on Productivity in the UK
    The World Economy, 2015, 38, (11), 1781-1794 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Total Factor Productivity Growth in Local Enterprise Partnership Regions in Britain, 1997-2008
    Regional Studies, 2015, 49, (6), 1019-1041 Downloads View citations (6)

2014

  1. Differential empirical innovation factors for Spain and the UK
    Research Policy, 2014, 43, (2), 451-463 Downloads View citations (13)

2013

  1. Intangible assets, absorbing knowledge and its impact on firm performance: theory, measurement and policy implications
    Contemporary Social Science, 2013, 8, (3), 346-361 Downloads View citations (9)
  2. THE IMPACT OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION–FIRM KNOWLEDGE LINKS ON ESTABLISHMENT-LEVEL PRODUCTIVITY IN BRITISH REGIONS
    Manchester School, 2013, 81, (2), 143-162 Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Working Paper The impact of higher education institution-firm knowledge links on establishment-level productivity in British regions, Working Papers (2010) Downloads View citations (2) (2010)
  3. The Direct Contribution of FDI to Productivity Growth in Britain, 1997–2008
    The World Economy, 2013, 36, (6), 713-736 Downloads View citations (4)

2012

  1. Export-market dynamics and firm-level productivity: evidence for UK tradable sectors
    Industrial and Corporate Change, 2012, 21, (3), 649-670 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. IS PRODUCTIVITY HIGHER IN BRITISH CITIES?
    Journal of Regional Science, 2012, 52, (5), 762-786 Downloads View citations (6)

2011

  1. A matching analysis of why some firms in peripheral regions undertake R&D whereas others do not
    Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2011, 20, (4), 367-385 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. In Search of ‘ W ’
    Spatial Economic Analysis, 2011, 6, (3), 249-270 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper In Search of W, SERC Discussion Papers (2009) Downloads View citations (6) (2009)
  3. MODELS OF REGIONAL GROWTH: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
    Journal of Economic Surveys, 2011, 25, (5), 913-951 Downloads View citations (33)
    See also Working Paper Models of Regional Growth: Past, Present and Future, SERC Discussion Papers (2008) Downloads View citations (11) (2008)
  4. Participation in export markets and the role of R&D: establishment-level evidence from the UK Community Innovation Survey 2005
    Applied Economics, 2011, 43, (23), 3007-3020 Downloads View citations (7)
  5. The Determinants of Firm Exit from Exporting: Evidence for the UK
    International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2011, 18, (3), 381-397 Downloads View citations (15)
  6. The impact of higher education institution-firm knowledge links on firm-level productivity in Britain
    Applied Economics Letters, 2011, 18, (13), 1243-1246 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper The Impact of Higher Education Institution-Firm Knowledge Links on Firm-level Productivity in Britain, Working Papers (2010) Downloads View citations (4) (2010)

2010

  1. EXPORT‐MARKET DYNAMICS AND THE PROBABILITY OF FIRM CLOSURE: EVIDENCE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2010, 57, (2), 145-168 Downloads View citations (15)

2009

  1. Exporting, R&D, and absorptive capacity in UK establishments
    Oxford Economic Papers, 2009, 61, (1), 74-103 Downloads View citations (73)
  2. Is a higher rate of R&D tax credit a panacea for low levels of R&D in disadvantaged regions?
    Research Policy, 2009, 38, (1), 192-205 Downloads View citations (10)

2008

  1. Evaluating the Contribution of Exporting to UK Productivity Growth: Some Microeconomic Evidence
    The World Economy, 2008, 31, (2), 212-235 Downloads View citations (19)
  2. Final Editorial for the Newcastle Editorial Team
    Regional Studies, 2008, 42, (10), 1291-1294 Downloads
  3. Key determinants of organisational and technological innovation in UK SMEs: an empirical study
    International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2008, 8, (1), 1-14 Downloads View citations (1)

2007

  1. Editorial: Regional Studies: 40 Years and More …
    Regional Studies, 2007, 41, (sup1), S1-S8 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Impact of Government Intervention on Employment Change and Plant Closure in Northern Ireland, 1983-97
    Regional Studies, 2007, 41, (1), 51-63 Downloads View citations (5)

2006

  1. The cost implications of waste reduction: factor demand, competitiveness and policy implications
    Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2006, 26, (3), 245-258 Downloads View citations (3)

2005

  1. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF INNOVATION STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION IN THE U.K.: THE EFFECTS OF PERIPHERALITY
    International Journal of Innovation Management (ijim), 2005, 09, (04), 431-450 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Assessing the Impact of Management Buyouts on Economic Efficiency: Plant-Level Evidence from the United Kingdom
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2005, 87, (1), 148-153 Downloads View citations (124)
  3. Capital Subsidies and their Impact on Total Factor Productivity: Firm‐Level Evidence from Northern Ireland*
    Journal of Regional Science, 2005, 45, (1), 49-74 Downloads View citations (71)
  4. ECONOMICS OF THE WORKPLACE: SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORIAL
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2005, 52, (3), 323-343 Downloads View citations (20)
  5. Impact of Regional Selective Assistance on sources of productivity growth: Plant-level evidence from UK manufacturing, 1990-98
    Regional Studies, 2005, 39, (6), 751-765 Downloads View citations (21)
  6. Manufacturing and corporate environmental responsibility: cost implications of voluntary waste minimisation
    Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2005, 16, (3), 347-373 Downloads View citations (14)
  7. PLANT‐LEVEL ANALYSIS USING THE ARD: ANOTHER LOOK AT GIBRAT'S LAW
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2005, 52, (3), 492-518 Downloads View citations (8)
  8. THE IMPACT OF FOREIGN OWNERSHIP AND EFFICIENCY ON POLLUTION ABATEMENT EXPENDITURE BY CHEMICAL PLANTS: SOME UK EVIDENCE
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2005, 52, (5), 747-768 Downloads View citations (30)

2004

  1. INDUSTRIAL POLICY IN GREAT BRITAIN AND ITS EFFECT ON TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY IN MANUFACTURING PLANTS, 1990–1998
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2004, 51, (4), 528-543 Downloads View citations (25)
  2. Productivity Impacts and Spillovers from Foreign Ownership in the United Kingdom
    National Institute Economic Review, 2004, 187, (1), 58-75 Downloads View citations (25)
    Also in National Institute Economic Review, 2004, 187, 58-75 (2004) Downloads

2003

  1. Foreign Ownership and Productivity in the United Kingdom Estimates for U.K. Manufacturing Using the ARD
    Review of Industrial Organization, 2003, 22, (3), 207-223 Downloads View citations (101)
  2. Internal Wage Structures and Organizational Performance
    British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2003, 41, (1), 53-70 Downloads View citations (18)
  3. Urban and Regional Economics
    Local Economy, 2003, 18, (3), 274-275 Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. Does Plant Ownership Affect the Level of Pollution Abatement Expenditure?
    Land Economics, 2002, 78, (2), 171-189 Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Working Paper Does Plant Ownership Affect the level of Pollution Abatement Expenditure?, Working Papers (2001) (2001)
  2. Foreign Ownership and Productivity in the United Kingdom—Some Issues When Using the ARD Establishment Level Data
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2002, 49, (3), 318-335 Downloads View citations (34)
  3. Note
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2002, 84, (3), 562-568 Downloads
  4. The impact of ownership changes and age effects on plant exits in UK manufacturing, 1974-1995
    Economics Letters, 2002, 75, (3), 309-317 Downloads View citations (15)

2001

  1. Comparing Regional Technical Efficiency in UK Manufacturing Plants: The Case of Northern Ireland 1974-1995
    Regional Studies, 2001, 35, (6), 519-534 Downloads View citations (8)
  2. Testing for asymmetry in Okun's law: A cross-country comparison
    Economics Bulletin, 2001, 5, (2), 1-13 Downloads View citations (74)

2000

  1. Rates of Return on Plant and Machinery in the Regions of the UK, 1968‐1991
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2000, 47, (3), 304-324 Downloads
  2. UK Plant and Machinery Capital Stocks and Plant Closures
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2000, 62, (2), 243-265 Downloads View citations (19)

1999

  1. Downsizing and productivity: The case of UK motor vehicle manufacturing 1974-1994
    Managerial and Decision Economics, 1999, 20, (5), 281-290 View citations (4)
  2. Manufacturing Industries in the UK: Was there Convergence during the 1968–1992 Period?
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1999, 46, (5), 552-569 Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Manufacturing industries in Northern Ireland and Great Britain: was there convergence during the 1949-92 period?
    Applied Economics, 1999, 31, (12), 1573-1580 Downloads View citations (5)
  4. The determinants of work-related training in Britain in 1995 and the implications of employer size
    Applied Economics, 1999, 31, (4), 451-463 Downloads View citations (11)
  5. Verdoorn's law and increasing returns to scale: country estimates based on the cointegration approach
    Applied Economics Letters, 1999, 6, (1), 29-33 Downloads View citations (13)

1998

  1. Input-Output Modelling of the Urban and Regional Economy: The Importance of External Trade
    Regional Studies, 1998, 32, (9), 851-862 Downloads View citations (34)
  2. Small sample testing for cointegration using the bootstrap approach
    Economics Letters, 1998, 58, (1), 31-37 Downloads View citations (19)
  3. Verdoorn's Law and Increasing Returns to Scale in the UK Regions, 1968-91: Some New Estimates Based on the Cointegration Approach
    Oxford Economic Papers, 1998, 50, (2), 201-19 View citations (21)

1997

  1. Productivity Growth in the UK Regions, 1968-91
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1997, 59, (4), 485-509 View citations (3)
  2. The Impact of the University of Portsmouth on the Local Economy
    Urban Studies, 1997, 34, (4), 605-626 Downloads View citations (21)
  3. UK Regional Plant and Machinery Capital Stocks and Premature Scrapping
    Regional Studies, 1997, 31, (8), 737-750 Downloads View citations (1)

1996

  1. Trade Liberalisation and Plant Exit in New Zealand Manufacturing
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1996, 78, (3), 521-29 Downloads View citations (51)
    See also Working Paper Trade Liberalisation and Plant Exit in New Zealand Manufacturing, Working Papers (1996) View citations (55) (1996)

1995

  1. The 'North-South' Divide in Trade Union Recognition in Britain: Still Holding Up?
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1995, 42, (1), 53-65
  2. Union De-Recognition and Declining Union Density in Britain
    ILR Review, 1995, 48, (3), 389-402 Downloads View citations (3)

1992

  1. Small Sample Testing for Unit Roots
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1992, 54, (4), 615-25 View citations (17)
  2. Testing for unit roots using the augmented Dickey-Fuller test: Some issues relating to the size, power and the lag structure of the test
    Economics Letters, 1992, 38, (4), 381-386 Downloads View citations (35)

1991

  1. Measuring Efficiency in Northern Ireland Manufacturing Using a Frontier Production Function Approach
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1991, 38, (4), 386-97 View citations (3)
  2. Trade Union Recognition and Employment Contraction. Britain, 1980–1984
    British Journal of Industrial Relations, 1991, 29, (1), 49-58 Downloads View citations (3)

1990

  1. Bargaining Levels and Relative Earnings in Northern Ireland in 1987
    British Journal of Industrial Relations, 1990, 28, (3), 397-409 Downloads

1989

  1. The North-South Divide in Britain: The Case of Trade Union Recognition
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1989, 51, (4), 413-28 View citations (2)

1988

  1. Market Structure and External Control in the Regional Economies of Great Britain
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1988, 35, (4), 334-60 View citations (7)

1985

  1. Interrelated Demand for Factors of Production in the U.K. Engineering Industry, 1968-81
    Economic Journal, 1985, 95, (380), 1049-68 Downloads View citations (1)

1983

  1. Specification of Factor Demand Models and Shiftworking-An Extension to the CES Case
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1983, 30, (2), 170-74

1982

  1. Estimates of Inter-Regional Differences in Production in the United Kingdom, 1968-78
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1982, 44, (3), 241-59 View citations (1)
  2. Estimates of Rates of Return on Capital Employed for U.K. Regions, 1968-1978
    Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1982, 29, (3), 298-309

Chapters

2017

  1. Regional competitiveness and economic growth: the evolution of explanatory models
    Chapter 4 in Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness, 2017, pp 80-116 Downloads View citations (1)

1987

  1. Trend-Through-Peaks Methods of Estimating Capacity Utilisation
    Palgrave Macmillan
 
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