Publications by Date
Impact of the Recession on Age Management Policies: Case Study: Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH, Austria — January 1, 2012
While age management at the Borealis Group has always made use of generous regulations for early retirement there has also been a movement to maintain older workers in the workplace by creating sustainable work processes and adapting work practices to take into account employees' needs.
Using Ordered Attitudinal Indicators in a Latent Variable Choice Model: A Study of the Impact of Security on Rail Travel Behaviour — January 1, 2011
In this article, we present an application of jointly estimated attitudinal and choice models to a real-world transport study, looking at the role of latent attitudes in a rail travel context. Our results show the impact that concern with privacy, liberty and security, and distrust of business, technology and authority have on the desire for rail travel in the face of increased security measures, as well as for universal security checks.
Incentives and Challenges for Information Sharing in the Context of Network and Information Security — September 8, 2010
This report sets out findings from a research project into the barriers to and incentives for information sharing in the field of network and information security, in the context of peer-to-peer groups such as Information Exchanges (IE) and Information Sharing Analysis Centres (ISACs).
Spotlight on 2011 — January 19, 2012
RAND Europe's annual report, Spotlight 2011, focuses on selected present and past RAND Europe signature research. With 2012 being our 20th anniversary year, the report features some of our most recent work while reflecting on how RAND Europe has developed and remained relevant over the last two decades. It also highlights selected research and corporate activity in 2011.
Study on Appropriate Methodologies to Better Measure Consumer Preferences for Postal Services: Final Report — January 16, 2012
This report summarises work undertaken using stated preference discrete choice experiments to measure consumer needs and preferences for postal services in three European countries.
The impact of migration on transport and congestion — January 10, 2012
This study examined evidence on how migration is likely to impact transport networks and congestion. The research was comprised of two phases: a literature review followed by empirical analysis using UK data.
A Flair for Sharing - Encouraging Information Exchange Between CERTs — December 16, 2011
This study focuses on the legal and regulatory aspects of information sharing and cross-border collaboration of national/governmental CERTs in Europe.
Evaluation of the Social Impact Bond: Lessons from planning and early implementation at HMP Peterborough — December 14, 2011
RAND Europe has evaluated the world's first Social Impact Bond (SIB), an innovative payment-by-results mechanism to fund public services which aims to reduce reoffending by prisoners. This report presents the initial findings of the evaluation.
The Answer Is 17 Years, What Is the Question: Understanding Time Lags in Translational Research — December 1, 2011
This study aimed to review the literature describing and quantifying time lags in the health research translation process.
Searching for the Strategy — December 1, 2011
Unmanned aerial systems have enormous potential, but the MoD lacks an overarching UAS vision.
The impact of information and communication technologies in the Middle East and North Africa — November 30, 2011
This report explores the impact of information and communication technologies in the Middle East and North Africa region. It provides a series of analyses and inputs to the World Bank that intended to help frame their thinking about ICT use in MENA.
Lessons learned from the planning and early implementation of the Social Impact Bond at HMP Peterborough — November 4, 2011
This report identifies early lessons from the development and implementation of the world's first Social Impact Bond, which is being piloted by the UK Ministry of Justice and aims to provide interventions to reduce reoffending.
Map the Gap: a critical review of the literature on gambling-related harm — October 17, 2011
This report 'maps the gaps' in the current evidence base relating to harmful gambling. It describes the quantity and quality of existing research in this field, and highlights areas in which evidence and knowledge are sparse or lacking.
A rapid review of the Greek research and development system — October 10, 2011
This report was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to identify the scope for reform and improvement within the Greek R&D system. It is based on analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats relating to the research system.
Qualitative Research and Its Place in Health Research in Nepal — October 1, 2011
There has been a steady growth in recent decades in Nepal in health and health services research, much of it based on quantitative research methods.
To strengthen the governance dimension in social safety net programs in the ASEAN region — September 16, 2011
Aims to contribute to the development of more effective social safety net programmes in the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) region.
Translational Research and Knowledge in agriculture and food production — September 12, 2011
This report considers how translational research and knowledge exchange can be enhanced throughout the food and agricultural value chain so that best use is made of public and private investment in research and knowledge generation.
Time Lags: A Feasibility Study — September 6, 2011
Explores the feasibility of using data from Alberta Innovate Health Solutions to study time lags between research expenditure and the eventual health benefits.
Evaluating Health Research Funding in Ireland: Assessing the Impacts of the Health Research Board of Ireland's Funding Activities — September 1, 2011
The Health Research Board (HRB) has funded research in Ireland for over 20 years. We analysed eight examples of HRB grants from between 10 and 15 years earlier using the Payback Framework to catalogue the impacts.
Assessing Policy and Practice Impacts of Social Science Research: The Application of the Payback Framework to Assess the Future of Work Programme — September 1, 2011
The Payback Framework is a conceptual approach previously used to evaluate impacts from health research. We tested its applicability to social sciences by using an adapted version to assess the impacts of the Future of Work (FoW) programme.
Development of a European Crime Report: Improving safety and justice with existing crime and criminal justice data — August 2, 2011
The European Commission seeks to develop a European Crime Report (ECR) to improve understanding of the EU crime and justice situation. RAND Europe researched the analytical and operational challenges and opportunities to developing an ECR.
Travel Using Managed Lanes: An Application of a Stated Choice Model for Houston, Texas — August 1, 2011
The mean value of travel time savings obtained from a random parameters logit model estimated using the respondents who received the D-efficient design survey was closer to what is typically found in the literature.
Testing the Police Workforce Resilience Hypothesis: An application of labour economics to policing management — July 20, 2011
This study clarifies key concepts in policing workforce management and by employing an innovative and novel econometric approach, quantifies the relationship between police force human resource levels and composition and demand for policing.
Exploring Patterns of Behaviour in Violent Jihadist Terrorists: An analysis of six significant terrorist conspiracies in the UK — July 12, 2011
An examination of the groups/cells and their 38 core individuals involved in the six most serious violent Jihadist terrorist conspiracies and attacks in the UK between 2004 and 2007 to see if they exhibited any specific types of behaviour.