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Does connectedness improve SMEs’ access to formal finance? Evidence from post-communist economies (2019)
Journal Article
Ruziev, K., & Webber, D. (2019). Does connectedness improve SMEs’ access to formal finance? Evidence from post-communist economies. Post-Communist Economies, 31(2), 258-278. https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2018.1470855

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Evidence suggests that a disproportionately greater share of formal finance is channelled to large enterprises in emerging economies, limiting the flow of appropriately-financed... Read More about Does connectedness improve SMEs’ access to formal finance? Evidence from post-communist economies.

Regional Growth Paths and Resilience: A European Analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Webber, D., Healy, A., & Bristow, G. (2018). Regional Growth Paths and Resilience: A European Analysis. Economic Geography, 94(4), 355-375. https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2017.1419057

© 2018, © 2018 Clark University. Research highlighting the differential resilience of economies to shocks opens up the possibility that long-run growth paths are associated with how regions cope with and recover from such shocks. To date, however, th... Read More about Regional Growth Paths and Resilience: A European Analysis.

Achieving wider impact in business and management: analysing the case studies from REF 2014 (2017)
Journal Article
Hughes, T., Webber, D., & O'Regan, N. (2019). Achieving wider impact in business and management: analysing the case studies from REF 2014. Studies in Higher Education, 44(4), 628-642. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1393059

© 2017, © 2017 Society for Research into Higher Education. Universities, across the globe, are increasingly judged on social and economic impact. An important initiative in the UK is the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, which assessed the wi... Read More about Achieving wider impact in business and management: analysing the case studies from REF 2014.

Explaining productivity in a poor productivity region (2017)
Journal Article
Webber, D. J., Webber, D., Webber, G. A., Berger, S., & Bradley, P. (2018). Explaining productivity in a poor productivity region. Environment and Planning A, 50(1), 157-174. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X17735103

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. Productivity is the preferred measure of firm-level efficiency and perceived to reflect resource use rates. Semi-structured interviews with restaurant managers in a tourism-dominated low productivity rural area reveal th... Read More about Explaining productivity in a poor productivity region.

Bristol and Bath by Design; To understand the economic and cultural value of design in the Bristol and Bath region (2016)
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Parraman, C., Ellen, H., Parry, G., Webber, D., Dovey, J., Rose, K., …Lewis, V. (2016). Bristol and Bath by Design; To understand the economic and cultural value of design in the Bristol and Bath region

The aim of the project was to collect data on design companies in the Bristol and Bath region, and to gain a better understanding of the economic and cultural value of the design-led sector. To do this, our primary research was to develop a range... Read More about Bristol and Bath by Design; To understand the economic and cultural value of design in the Bristol and Bath region.

The Changing Influence of Societal Culture on Job Satisfaction across Europe (2016)
Journal Article
Ghobadian, A., Pacheco, G., van der Westhuizen, D. W., Ghobadia, A., Webber, D. J., & O'Regan, N. (2016). The Changing Influence of Societal Culture on Job Satisfaction across Europe. British Journal of Management, 27(3), 606-627. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12150

© 2016 British Academy of Management This paper contributes to the growing multidisciplinary body of literature on subjective well-being by investigating the longitudinal stability and impact of societal cultural values (SCVs) – as opposed to the mor... Read More about The Changing Influence of Societal Culture on Job Satisfaction across Europe.

Temporary versus permanent employment: Does health matter? (2015)
Journal Article
Webber, D. J., Pacheco, G., & Page, D. (2015). Temporary versus permanent employment: Does health matter?

Poor health may inhibit active participation in the labour market and restrict the types of employment available to an individual. This paper uses recent survey data from New Zealand and employs a bivariate probit approach (to address sample selecti... Read More about Temporary versus permanent employment: Does health matter?.

Is temporary employment a cause or consequence of poor mental health? A panel data analysis (2015)
Journal Article
Dawson, C., Veliziotis, M., Pacheco, G., & Webber, D. J. (2015). Is temporary employment a cause or consequence of poor mental health? A panel data analysis. Social Science and Medicine, 134, 50-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.04.001

Mental health status has an association with labour market outcomes. If people in temporary employment have poorer mental health than those in permanent employment then it is consistent with two mutually inclusive possibilities: temporary employment... Read More about Is temporary employment a cause or consequence of poor mental health? A panel data analysis.

University entrepreneurship education experiences: Enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystems in a UK city-region (2015)
Journal Article
Kitagawa, F., Webber, D. J., Plumridge, A., & Robertson, S. (2015). University entrepreneurship education experiences: Enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystems in a UK city-region

The recognition of a strong association between education and economic prosperity has enthused higher education institutions (HEIs) to amplify their initiatives to stimulate entrepreneurship within their local economies and beyond. However, the actua... Read More about University entrepreneurship education experiences: Enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystems in a UK city-region.

Enabling data linkage to maximise the value of public health research data (2015)
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Green, E., Ritchie, F., Mytton, J., Webber, D. J., Deave, T., Montgomery, A., …Chowdhury, S. (2015). Enabling data linkage to maximise the value of public health research data

This project was commissioned by The Wellcome Trust on behalf of the Public Health Research Data Forum. The project aimed to identify the gains to public health research from linking existing data sources, the opportunities in and barriers to such da... Read More about Enabling data linkage to maximise the value of public health research data.

Quality of work environment and quitting intention: A dilemma (2015)
Journal Article
Markey, R., Revenswood, K., & Webber, D. J. (2015). Quality of work environment and quitting intention: A dilemma

A substantial body of research has linked job satisfaction with employees’ quitting intentions. That research predominantly analyses individual-level determinants rather than organisational-level or work environment antecedents of quitting. This stud... Read More about Quality of work environment and quitting intention: A dilemma.

The Role of Structural Change in European Regional Productivity Growth (2015)
Journal Article
O’Leary, E., O'Leary, E., & Webber, D. J. (2015). The Role of Structural Change in European Regional Productivity Growth. Regional Studies, 49(9), 1548-1560. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2013.839868

© 2014 Regional Studies Association. O’Leary E. and Webber D. J. The role of structural change in European regional productivity growth, Regional Studies. Recent literature suggests that inter-sectoral structural change has a negligible impact on agg... Read More about The Role of Structural Change in European Regional Productivity Growth.

Understanding student attendance in business schools: An exploratory study (2014)
Journal Article
Webber, D., Mearman, A., Pacheco, G., Webber, D. J., Ivlevs, A., & Rahman, T. (2014). Understanding student attendance in business schools: An exploratory study. International Review of Economics Education, 17, 120-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iree.2014.10.002

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. There is considerable literature indicating that class attendance is positively related to academic performance. However, the narrative on what influences students' decisions to attend class is scant. This article examines why st... Read More about Understanding student attendance in business schools: An exploratory study.

Consumer resistance to internet-based services: Implications for real estate customer service (2014)
Journal Article
Patsiotis, A., Hughes, T., & Webber, D. J. (2014). Consumer resistance to internet-based services: Implications for real estate customer service

Internet-based applications are very commonplace within business and personal contexts. Online banking, chat based customer service, and shopping are just some of the e-functions that permeate our day-to-day lives. Some consumers, though, show great... Read More about Consumer resistance to internet-based services: Implications for real estate customer service.

Why do students study economics? (2014)
Journal Article
Mearman, A., Papa, A., & Webber, D. J. (2014). Why do students study economics?. Economic Issues, 19(1), 119-147

Mental and physical health: Re-assessing the relationship with employment propensity (2014)
Journal Article
Pacheco, G., Page, D., & Webber, D. J. (2014). Mental and physical health: Re-assessing the relationship with employment propensity. Work, Employment and Society, 28(3), 407-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017013491450

There is significant research demonstrating the labour market disadvantage experienced by the disabled community. Yet, relationships between wider ill-health concepts and employment are poorly investigated. This article presents an empirical investig... Read More about Mental and physical health: Re-assessing the relationship with employment propensity.

Using student evaluations to improve individual and departmental teaching qualities (2014)
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Hedges, M., & Webber, D. J. (2014). Using student evaluations to improve individual and departmental teaching qualities. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 19(3), 323-339

Student evaluations can be seen as an opportunity for students to vent their views on the quality of teaching that they receive, and sometimes instructors trivialise the importance of this opportunity for dialogue with students and colleagues and ref... Read More about Using student evaluations to improve individual and departmental teaching qualities.

Scoring environmental credentials: a review of UK conference and meetings venues using the GREENER VENUE framework (2014)
Journal Article
Webber, D. E., Whitfield, J., Dioko, L. A., & Webber, D. J. (2014). Scoring environmental credentials: a review of UK conference and meetings venues using the GREENER VENUE framework. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 22(2), 299-318. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2013.809090

This paper investigates frameworks to conceptualise, monitor and compare corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance at individual conference venues, and provides a new comparative framework that organises and communicates information detailing... Read More about Scoring environmental credentials: a review of UK conference and meetings venues using the GREENER VENUE framework.