Department of Education

Ewart Keep

Professor Emeritus

Professor Ewart Keep holds the chair in Education, Training and Skills at the Department of Education, Oxford University.

He was one of the founders and a director of the Centre on Skills, Knowledge & Organisational Performance (SKOPE). SKOPE was funded by the ESRC for the first 15 years of its life. Before coming to Oxford, he worked for 21 years in Warwick Business School, and then at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. He has been at Oxford since 2013.

His first degree was in Modern History, Economic History and Politics (Royal Holloway College, University of London) and his PhD is in Industrial relations (University of Warwick). He has researched and written on apprenticeships, personnel management in schools and HE, HE policy more generally, the relationship between skills and economic performance, managerial attitudes towards investing in skills, qualifications reform, the youth labour market, adult and lifelong learning, and skills policy formation and enactment across the four UK nations. He is currently managing an ESRC-funded project on NEETs (those not in education, employment or training) in the UK, as part of a wider European project on NEETs.

He has served on major committees of the Scottish Funding Council, Higher Education Funding Council for England, and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, as well as advising HM Treasury, DBIS, DfE, the No.10 Policy Unit, the Cabinet Office, the UK Commission on Employment and Skills, the Scottish, Welsh, New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand governments, the NAO, the OECD, and various professional bodies and think tanks (including Demos and IPPR). He also acted as an advisor to a Government Office for Science (Foresight) project on adult learning and the changing labour market, and was a member of the Greater London Authority’s task and finish group on the skills strategy for London. He is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Labour Market Strategy Group.

Doctoral Applications

Ewart welcomes doctoral applications from students interested in the following research areas:

  • Links between skills and economic performance
  • Skill policy formation
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult training and re-training
  • The governance of skills formation activities
  • Vocational education colleges
  • The links between work organisation, job design and skills
  • Workplace innovation and skills

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

  • Books

    • Pring, R, Hayward, G, Hodgson, A, Johnson, J, Keep, E, Oancea, A, Rees, G, Spours, K, Wilde, S (2012) Education for all: The future of education and training for 14-19 year olds. London: Routledge.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203873595

    • Hermannsson, K, Keep, EJ, Lecca, P, Peat, J, Sutton, L, Swales, K (2012) Further Education, the Scottish Labour Market and the Wider Economy. Edinburgh: David Hume Institute.

    • Warhurst, C, Grugulis, I, Keep, E (2006) The Skills that Matter. Palgrave Macmillan.

    • Evans, K, Hodkinson, P, Keep, EJ, Maguire, M, Raffe, D, Rainbird, H, Senker, P, Unwin, L (1997) Working to Learn. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

  • Book chapters

    • JAMES RELLY, S, KEEP, E (2019) “Recognizing and Developing Vocational Excellence Through Skills Competitions”, In: S McGrath, M Mulder, J Papier, R Suart (eds.) Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work. Springer.

    • Keep, E (2018) “FE colleges in England and the skills policy agenda”, In: New Frontiers for College Education: International Perspectives. 61-76
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315142593

    • James, SF, Bryson,, J, Keep, E (2012) “Recruitment and Selection”, In: S Bach, M Edwards (eds.) Managing Human Resources: Human resource Management in transition. 5th Edition. Chichester: Wiley.

    • Keep, EJ, James, S (2012) “Making Bad Jobs Better – Trends, determinants and responses to job quality in the twenty-first century”, In: C Warhurst, P Findlay, C Tilly, F Carre (eds.) Making Bad Jobs Better – Trends, determinants and responses to job quality in the twenty-first century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 240-253

    • Keep, EJ (2011) “Education and the Economy”, In: N Lawson, K Spours (eds.) Education for the Good Society The Values and Principles of a New Comprehensive Vision. London: Compass. 49-52

    • Keep, EJ (2011) “Education, Employment and the Economy: Time to Bid the Past Goodbye?”, In: Open to Ideas. London: Associate Parliamentary Skills Group. 31-33

    • Keep, EJ (2011) “The English skills policy narrative”, In: A Hodgson, K Spours, M Warring (eds.) Post-compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning Across the United Kingdom Policy, Organisation and Governance. London: Institute of Education. 18-38

    • James, SF, Keep, E (2011) “Employer Demand for Apprenticeships”, In: T Dolphin, T Lanning (eds.) Rethinking Apprenticeships. London: Institute for Public Policy Research IPPR. 55-65

    • Keep, EJ, Payne, J, Rees, G (2010) “Devolution and strategies for learning and skills: the Leitch Report and its alternatives”, In: G Lodge (ed.) Devolution in Practice 2010. London: ippr. 83-100

    • Keep, EJ (2010) “Recent Research on Workplace Learning and Its Implications for National Skills Policies Across the OECD”, In: J Bryson (ed.) Beyond Skill Institutions, Organisations and Human Capability. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 105-126

    • Keep, EJ, Lloyd, C, Payne, J (2010) “Skills Policy and the Displacement of Industrial Relations: The Elephant in the Corner”, In: T Colling, M Terry (eds.) Industrial Relations Theory and Practice. London: Wiley. 398-421

    • Mayhew, K, Keep, E (2009) “Knowledge, skills and competitiveness”, In: F Rauner, R Maclean (eds.) Handbook of TVET Research.

    • Keep, EJ (2009) “Higher education and a skills agenda more broadly conceived”, In: K Withers (ed.) First class? challenges and opportunities for the UK's university sector. London: ippr. 73-84

    • Keep, EJ (2007) “The multiple paradoxes of state power in the English education and training system”, In: L Clarke, C Winch (eds.) Vocational Education International Approaches, Developments and Systems. London: Routledge. 161-178

    • Keep, EJ (2006) “Training and Skills: An Institutional Patchwork”, In: L Dickens, AC Neal (eds.) The Changing Institutional Face of British Employment Relations. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International. 49-61

    • Keep, EJ (2006) “Who can bring forward the education and training dimension of the National Action Plans?”, In: M Kuhn, R Sultana (eds.) Homo Sapiens Europæus Creating the European Learning Citizen. New York: Peter Lang. 149-165

    • Keep, EJ, Payne, J (2005) “Promoting Workplace Development: Lessons for UK Policy from Nordic Approaches to Job Redesign and the Quality of Working Life”, In: B Harley, J Hyman, P Thompson (eds.) Participation and Democracy at Work, Essays in Honour of Harvey Ramsey. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 146-165

    • Keep, EJ (2005) “‘Skills, Training and the Quest for the Holy Grail of Status and Influence”, In: S Bach (ed.) Managing Human Resources Personnel Management in Transition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 211-236

    • Keep, EJ, Payne, J (2004) “‘”I can’t believe it’s not skill”: the changing meaning of skill in the UK context and some implications”, In: G Hayward, S James (eds.) Balancing the Skills Equation Key Issues and Challenges for Policy and Practice. Bristol: Policy Press. 53-76

    • Grugulis, I, Keep, EJ, Warhurst, C (2004) “Introduction”, In: I Grugulis, EJ Keep, C Warhurst (eds.) The Skills That Matter. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 1-18
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1057/9781137269928.0004

    • Brown, A, Keep, EJ (2004) “Paradoxes, pitfalls and prospects for a dynamic VET system”, In: WJ Nijhof, W van Esch (eds.) Evaluation of the Dutch VET System. Den Hague: Ellsevere. 255-256

    • Keep, EJ (2004) “After access: researching labour market issues”, In: M Osborne, J Gallagher, B Crossan (eds.) Researching Widening Access to Lifelong Learning Issues and Approaches in International Research. London: Routledge. 115-126

    • Brown, A, Keep, EJ (2003) “Competing perspectives on workplace learning and the learning organisation”, In: B Nyham, M Kelleher, P Cressey, R Poell (eds.) Facing Up to the Learning Organization Challenge: Selected European writings. Thessaloniki: CEDEFOP. 73-91

    • Keep, EJ, Rainbird, H (2002) “Towards the Learning Organization?”, In: F Reeve, M Cartwright, R Edwards (eds.) Supporting Lifelong Learning: Organising learning. London: RoutledgeFalmer. 64-90

    • Keep, EJ (2002) “ICT and its Impact on Skills and Creativity – Transforming Catalyst or Dependent Variable?”, In: B Stanford-Smith, E Chiozza, M Edin (eds.) Challenges and Achievements in E-Business and E-Work. Oxford: IOS Press. 140-146

    • Keep, EJ, Payne, J (2002) “Policy Interventions for a Vibrant Work-Based Route – Or When Policy Hits Reality’s Fan (Again)”, In: K Evans, P Hodkinson, L Unwin (eds.) Working to Learn. London: Kogan Page.

    • Keep, EJ (2002) “Management Skills for the Third Millenium: management education, Training and Development”, In: P Jeffcutt (ed.) The Foundations of Management Knowledge. London: Routledge.

    • Keep, EJ (2001) “The Skills System in 2015”, In: The Future of Learning for Work. London: CIPD Publishing. 25-32

    • Keep, EJ, Rainbird, H (2000) “The Learning Organization”, In: S Bach, K Sisson (eds.) Personnel Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice Third Edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 173-194

    • Huddleston, P, Keep, EJ (1999) “What do employers want from education – a question more easily asked than answered”, In: J Cramphorn (ed.) The Role of Partnerships in Economic Regeneration and Development International Perspectives. Coventry: University of Warwick. 38-49

    • Senker, P, Rainbird, H, Evans, K, Keep, EJ, Maguire, M, Raffe, D, Unwin, L (1999) “Working to Learn: An Holistic Approach to Young People’s Education and Training”, In: P Ainley, H Rainbird (eds.) Apprenticeship - Towards a New Paradigm of Learning. London: Kogan Page. 191-205

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1998) “Vocational Education and Training and Economic Performance”, In: T Buxton, P Chapman, J Temple (eds.) Britain’s Economic Performance. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. 367-395

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1998) “Training and Development”, In: S Fox (ed.) The European business environment UK. London: Thomson Business Press. 219-241

    • Keep, EJ, Sisson, K, Storey, J (1996) “Managing the employment relationship in higher education - quo vadis?”, In: R Cuthbert (ed.) Working in Higher Education. London: Society for Research in Higher Education/Open University Press. 34-46

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1996) “Training for the Unemployed”, In: P Meadows (ed.) Work out - or Work in? Contributions to the debate on the future of work. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 140-155

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1996) “UK Training Policy - Assumptions and Reality”, In: A Booth, DJ Snower (eds.) Acquiring Skills Market Failures, Their Symptoms and Policy Responses. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 303-334

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1995) “The Economic Demand for Higher Education, and Investing in People - Two Aspects of Sustainable Development in British Higher Education”, In: F Coffield (ed.) Higher Education in a Learning Society. Durham: Durham University School of Education. 81-110

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1995) Training Policy for Competitiveness - Time for a Fresh Perspective?. London: Policy Studies Institute. 110-145

    • Keep, EJ, Rainbird, H (1995) “Training”, In: PK Edwards (ed.) Industrial Relations in Britain. Oxford: Blackwell. 515-542

    • Keep, EJ (1994) “Vocational Education and Training for the Young”, In: K Sisson (ed.) Personnel Management. 2nd. Oxford: Blackwell. 299-333

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1994) “The Changing Structure of Training Provision”, In: T Buxton, P Chapman, P Temple (eds.) Britain's Economic Performance. London: Routledge.

    • Keep, EJ (1993) “Missing: Presumed Skilled - Training Policy in the UK”, In: R Edwards, S Sieminski, D Zeldin (eds.) Adult Learners, Education, and Training A Reader. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1993) “Training and the Labour Market”, In: C Trinder, P Jackson (eds.) The Public Services Yearbook 1993. London: Chapman and Hall. 169-190

    • Keep, EJ (1992) “Schools in the Marketplace? Some Problems with Private Sector Models”, In: G Wallace (ed.) Local Management of Schools Research and Experience. BERA Dialogues 6. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 102-118

    • Keep, EJ (1991) “The Grass Looked Greener - Some Thoughts on the Influence of Comparative Vocational Training Research on the UK Policy Debate”, In: P Ryan (ed.) International Comparisons of Vocational Education and Training for Intermediate Skills. London: Falmer.

    • Keep, EJ (1990) “Training for the Low Paid”, In: A Bowen, K Mayhew (eds.) Improving Incentives for the Low-Paid. London: Macmillan/NEDO. 139-180

    • Keep, EJ (1989) “Corporate Training Strategies - The Vital Component?”, In: J Storey (ed.) New perspectives on human resource management. London: Routledge. 109-125

    • Keep, EJ (1989) “A Training Scandal”, In: Personnel Management in Britain. Wiley-Blackwell. 177-202

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K “Education and Training”, In: C Trinder, P Jackson (eds.) Public Services Yearbook 1994. London: Chapman and Hall. 237-254

    • JAMES RELLY, SF, KEEP, E “Recognizing and Developing Vocational Excellence through Skills Competitions”, In: Handbook of Vocational Education and Training.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49789-1_112-1

  • Conference papers

    • James Relly, SF, Keep, E Are bad jobs inevitable? Incentives to learn at the bottom end of the labour market. (New Jersy)

  • Journal articles

    • KEEP, EWART (2019) “Parallel lines or divergent trajectories? A response to the other contributions”, Journal of Education and Work.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2019.1632423

    • Keep, E, Vignoles, A, Lauder, H (2019) “The case against education: why the education system is a waste of time and money”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION. 40(3) 430-440.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2019.1579402

    • Keep, EJ (2017) “English exceptionalism re-visited: divergent skill strategies across England and Scotland”, Journal of Education and Work.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2017.1380755

    • Findlay, P, Warhurst, C, Keep, E, Lloyd, C (2017) “Opportunity Knocks? The Possibilities and Levers for Improving Job Quality”, Work and Occupations: an international sociological journal.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0730888416689813

    • Keep, E (2015) “Thinking about where to go and what next to do in the reform of vocational qualifications”, Journal of Education and Work. 28(2) 117-125.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2014.1001337

    • Keep, E (2015) “Governance in English VET: On the functioning of a fractured ‘system’”, Research in Comparative and International Education. 10(4) 464-475.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1745499915612185

    • Keep, E, Mayhew, K (2014) “Inequality - 'wicked problems', labour market outcomes and the search for silver bullets”, OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION. 40(6) 764-781.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2014.979580

    • Keep, E (2014) “The Role of Higher Education within Broader Skills Policies, a Comparison of Emerging Scottish and English Approaches”, Higher Education Quarterly. 68(3) 249-266.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12050

    • Keep, E, James, S (2012) “A Bermuda triangle of policy? 'Bad jobs', skills policy and incentives to learn at the bottom end of the labour market”, JOURNAL OF EDUCATION POLICY. 27(2) 211-230.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2011.595510

    • Keep, E (2012) “Where next for vocational education?”, British Journal of Sociology of Education. 33(2) 315-322.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2012.649845

    • Keep, E (2012) “Education and industry: taking two steps back and reflecting”, Journal of Education and Work. 25(4) 357-379.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2012.708727

    • Keep, E, Mayhew, K (2010) “Moving beyond skills as a social and economic panacea”, WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY. 24(3) 565-577.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0950017010371663

    • Keep, E, Mayhew, K, Payne, J (2006) “From skills revolution to productivity miracle - Not as easy as it sounds?”, OXFORD REVIEW OF ECONOMIC POLICY. 22(4) 539-559.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/grj032

    • Keep, E (2006) “State control of the English education and training system—playing with the biggest train set in the world”, Journal of Vocational Education & Training. 58(1) 47-64.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13636820500505819

    • Keep, E (2005) “Reflections on the curious absence of employers, labour market incentives and labour market regulation in English 14–19 policy: first signs of a change in direction?”, Journal of Education Policy. 20(5) 533-553.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/02680930500221685

    • Gleeson *, D, Keep, E (2004) “Voice without accountability: the changing relationship between employers, the state and education in England”, Oxford Review of Education. 30(1) 37-63.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/0305498042000190050

    • Keep, E, Mayhew, K (2004) “The economic and distributional implications of current policies on higher education”, OXFORD REVIEW OF ECONOMIC POLICY. 20(2) 298-314.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/grh017

    • Payne, J, Keep, E (2003) “Re-visiting the Nordic approaches to work re-organization and job redesign: lessons for UK skills policy”, Policy Studies. 24(4) 205-225.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/0144287042000216108

    • Keep, E (2002) “The English Vocational Education and Training Policy Debate--Fragile 'Technologies' or Opening the 'Black Box': Two competing visions of where we go next”, Journal of Education and Work. 15(4) 457-479.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1363908022000023579

    • Casey, B, Keep, E, Mayhew, K (1999) “Flexibility, quality and competitiveness”, National Institute Economic Review. 168 70-81.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/002795019916800108

    • Keep, E (1999) “UK's VET Policy and the ‘Third Way’: following a high skills trajectory or running up a dead end street?”, Journal of Education and Work. 12(3) 323-346.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1363908990120307

    • Keep, E, Mayhew, K (1999) “The assessment: Knowledge, skills, and competitiveness”, OXFORD REVIEW OF ECONOMIC POLICY. 15(1) 1-15.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/15.1.1

    • Keep, E (1997) “’There's no such thing as society . . .’: some problems with an individual approach to creating a Learning Society”, Journal of Education Policy. 12(6) 457-471.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/0268093970120602

    • Keep, E, Mayhew, K (1996) “Economic Demand for Higher Education?A Sound Foundation for Further Expansion?”, Higher Education Quarterly. 50(2) 89-109.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2273.1996.tb01693.x

    • Keep, E, Mayhew, K (1996) “Towards a learning society — Definition and measurement”, Policy Studies. 17(3) 215-232.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/01442879608423708

    • KEEP, E, SISSON, K (1992) “OWNING THE PROBLEM: PERSONNEL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY-MAKING IN THE 1990s”, Oxford Review of Economic Policy. 8(2) 67-78.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/8.2.67

    • KEEP, E, MAYHEW, EN (1988) “THE ASSESSMENT: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE”, Oxford Review of Economic Policy. 4(3) 1-1.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/4.3.1-a

    • Senker, P, Rainbird, H, Evans, K, Hodkinson, P, Keep, EJ, Maguire, M, Raffe, D, Unwin, L “Working to learn: an holistic approach to young people’s education and training”, European Journal of Vocational Training. (20) 37-46.

    • Ferner, A, Keep, EJ, Waddington, J “Industrial restructuring and EU-wide social measures: broader lessons of the ECSC experience”, Journal of European Public Policy. 4(1) 56-72.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/135017697344235

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K “Was Ratner Right? Product Market and Competitive Strategies and Their Links with Skills and Knowledge”, EPI Economic Report. 12(3) 1-14.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K “Towards the knowledge-driven economy”, Renewal. 7(4) 50-59.

    • Keep, EJ “Schools in the Marketplace - Some Problems with Private Sector Models”, British Journal of Education and Work. 5(2) 43-56.

    • “Rethinking the race between education and technology”, Issues in Science and Technology.

    • Keep, EJ “La politica, sobre el desempieo juvenil en al Reino Unido”, Economia y Sociologia del Trabajo. 1(1/2) 127-136.

    • KEEP, E “Employers, the ghost at the feast?”, Journal of Education and Work.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2020.1852501

  • Reports

    • KEEP, E (2018) Scripting the future – exploring potential strategic leadership responses to the marketization of English FE and vocational provision. Further Education Trust for Leadership.

    • ROBSON, JAMES, RANDHAWA, A, KEEP, E (2018) Employability Skills Development in Studio Schools: Investigating the use of the CREATE Framework. London: The Edge Foundation.

    • Chankseliani, M, Keep, E, Wilde, S (2017) People and policy: A comparative study of apprenticeship across eight national contexts. https://www.wise-qatar.org/2017-wise-research-people-policy-apprenticeship.

    • Keep, EJ (2016) Improving skills utilisation in the UK - Some reflections on what, who and how?. Oxford: SKOPE Research Centre.

    • Keep, EJ (2012) “Youth Transitions, the Labour Market and Entry into Employment: Some Reflections and Questions”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2012) “Skill ecosystems – lessons for England?”, In: paper written for David Willetts, minister for higher education in DBIS (mimeo). Cardiff: Cardiff University: SKOPE.

    • Holmes, C, Mayhew, K, Keep, EJ (2012) “Ten Big Questions for Higher Education”, In: SKOPE Issues Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2012) “Reforming Vocational Qualifications: Some Problems Ahead?”, In: SKOPE Issues Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2012) “Employer Involvement and Leadership in Skills Policy”, In: paper written for the Skills and FE Branch of DBIS. London: UKCES.

    • Keep, EJ (2012) “Apprenticeships – some problems and issues”, In: submission of evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills inquiry into apprenticeships.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (2011) “Future Directions for Skills Policy”, In: SKOPE submission to the Labour Party Policy Review on skills (mimeo). Universities of Oxford and Cardiff, SKOPE.

    • Payne, J, Keep, EJ (2011) “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Skills Policy in England under the Coalition Government”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • James Relly, SF, Keep, E (2010) “Recruitment and Selection – The Great Neglected Topic”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Cardiff: SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ, James, S (2010) “Recruitment and selection – A review of extant research and some thoughts on its implications for education and training policy”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2010) “The challenges and dilemmas of public skills policy and investment”, In: EEDA Foresight: Skills. Cambridge: East of England Development Agency.

    • James Relly, SF, Keep, E (2010) “What Incentives to Learn at the Bottom End of the Labour Market?”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2009) “Internal and External Incentives to Engage in Education and Training – A Framework for Analysing the Forces Acting on Individuals?”, In: SKOPE Monograph. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2009) “The limits of the possible: shaping the learning and skills landscape through a shared policy narrative”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2008) “Skills and Social Justice”, In: SKOPE Issues Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2008) “From Competence and Competition to the Leitch Review – The Utility of Comparative Analyses of Skills and Performance”, In: IES Working Paper. Brighton: Institute of Employment Studies.

    • Keep, EJ (2008) “A Comparison of the Welsh Workforce development Programme and England’s Train to Gain”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Cardiff: Cardiff University, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2007) “Key Future Labour Market and Skills Issues in Scotland (and beyond)”, In: Futureskills Scotland Expert Briefings Series. Glasgow: FSS.

    • Oancea, AE, Hayward, G, Hodgson, A, Johnson, J, Keep, E, Pring, R, Rees, G, Spours, K, Wilde, S (2006) The Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education & Training: annual report 2005-2006.

    • Keep, EJ (2006) The English Lesson’, The Skill Ecosystem National project, Sydney, NSW. DET NSW, SKOPE and the Australian Government Department for Education, Science and Training.

    • Keep, EJ (2006) “Market Failure in Skills”, In: SSDA Catalyst. Wath-upon-Dearne: SSDA.

    • Oancea, AE, Hayward, G, Hodgson, A, Johnson, J, Keep, E, Pring, R, Spours, K, Wilde, S, Wright, S (2005) The Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education & Training: annual report 2004-2005.

    • Huddleston, P, Keep, EJ, Unwin, L (2005) “What Might the Tomlinson and White Paper proposals Mean for Vocational Education and the Work-Based Route?”, In: Nuffield Review Discussion Paper.

    • Keep, EJ, Huddleston, P (2004) “Education-Business Link Activity Structure and funding”, In: Report for internal use by the Learning and Skills Council National Office (mimeo). Coventry: University of Warwick, Centre for Education and Industry.

    • Oancea, AE, Hayward, G, Hodgson, A, Johnson, J, Keep, E, Pring, R, Spours, K, Wright, S (2004) Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education & Training: annual report 2003-2004.

    • Keep, EJ (2004) “The Multiple Dimensions of Performance – Performance as Defined By Whom, Measured in What Ways, To What Ends?”, In: Nuffield Review Working Paper.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (2004) Can Employers Be Persuaded That Training Pays?. Glasgow: Future Skills Scotland/ScottishEnterprise.

    • Keep, EJ, Westwood, A (2003) Can the UK Learn…..to Manage?. London: SKOPE/Work Foundation.

    • Mayhew, K, Keep, E, Bosworth, D (2003) Tackling the low skills equilibrium: a review of the issues. Department of Trade and Industry.

    • Keep, EJ, Payne, J (2003) “What can the UK learn from the Norwegian and Finnish experience of attempts at work re-organisation?”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, SKOPE.

    • Mayhew, K, Wilson, R, Hogarth, T, Keep, E (2003) Tackling the low skills equilibrium. London: Department of Trade and Industry.

    • Keep, EJ, Wilson, R (2003) DTI Skills Seminar – An overview. London: DTI.

    • Keep, EJ (2003) “Training in the current economic climate”, In: Training in the current economic climate. London: CIPD.

    • Keep, EJ (2002) “Organisation, Governance and Regulation”, In: Nuffield Foundation, 14-19 Education – Papers Arising from a seminar series held at the Nuffield Foundation. London: Nuffield Foundation.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K, Corney, M (2002) Review of the evidence on the rate of return to employers of investment in training and employer training measures. London: Department of Trade and Industry.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (2001) “Globalisation, Models of Competitive Advantage and Skills”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, SKOPE.

    • Coleman, S, Keep, EJ (2001) Background Literature Review for PIU Project on Workforce Development. London: Cabinet Office/PIU.

    • Costley, D, Fettes, T, Fiehn, J, Foweather, R, Gleeson, D, Harper, S, Huddleston, P, Keep, EJ, Neill, S, Stillwell, S (2001) Independent Research to Evaluate the Key Skills Support Programme (KSSP) – Stage One. Coventry: University of Warwick, Centre for Education and Industry.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (2000) “The Leisure Sector”, In: National Skills Task Force Research Project Report. Sheffield: DfEE.

    • Keep, EJ (2000) “Learning Organisations, Lifelong Learning and the Mystery of the Vanishing Employers”, In: SKOPE Research Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2000) Upskilling Scotland – A New Horizon Report. Edinburgh: Centre for Scottish Public Policy.

    • Keep, EJ (2000) “Creating a Knowledge-Driven Economy – Definitions, Challenges and Opportunities”, In: SKOPE Policy Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, SKOPE.

    • Keep, EJ (2000) “Employers’ Attitudes Towards Adult Training”, In: National Skills Task Force Research Project Report. Sheffield: DfEE.

    • Keep, EJ (1999) National Skills Task Force Issues Paper on Management Skills for the Third Millenium and UK Management Education, Training and Development. Coventry: University of Warwick, SKOPE.

    • Brown, A, Keep, EJ (1999) Lifequal Project: Effective processes for the acquisition of qualifications for lifelong learning - with the focus on processes of school to work transition through vocational education and training - English National Report’. Coventry: University of Warwick, IER.

    • Brown, A, Keep, EJ (1999) Review of Vocational Education and Training Research in the United Kingdom. Luxembourg: European Commission.

    • Keep, EJ (1998) Employment Policies and Training Policy in Europe – the UK Case Study. Fondazione Regionale Pietro Seveso/Warwick University: SKOPE.

    • Edwards, P, Gilman, M, Hall, M, Keep, EJ, Lloyd, C, Sisson, K (1997) “The industrial relations consequences of New Labour”, In: European Industrial Relations Observatory. Dublin: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

    • Edwards, P, Gilman, M, Hall, M, Keep, EJ, Lloyd, C, Sisson, K (1997) “The industrial relations consequences of New Labour”, In: Hot Topics series, (special web edition). Warwick Business School.

    • Ferner, A, Keep, EJ, Waddington, J (1995) ECSC Readaptation Measures in the Restructuring of the European Coal and Steel Industries - Initial Report. Coventry: University of Warwick Business School, IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ, Waddington, J (1995) ECSC Measures and the Restructuring of Steel and Coal in the UK. Coventry: University of Warwick Business School, IRRU.

    • Ferner,, A, Keep, EJ, Waddington, J (1995) ECSC Readaptation Measures in the Restructuring of the European Coal and Steel Industries - Final Report. Coventry: University of Warwick Business School, IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1994) “UK Training Policy - Assumptions and Reality”, In: Background briefing paper for TUC national conference 'Looking Forward to Full Employment'. London: TUC.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1994) Scoping paper for the Institute of Personnel Management 'What Makes Training Pay?' Project. London: IPM.

    • Keep, EJ (1993) Final Report for the EC on Social Dialogue in the Community Steel Industry. Coventry: University of Warwick, IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ, Waddington, J (1993) Report on Social Dialogue in the Implementation of Social Measures Accompanying the Restructuring of the Steel Industry: The Case of the United Kingdom'. Coventry: University of Warwick: IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ, Edwards, P, Ferner, A, Hall, M, Sisson, K, Waddington, J (1993) Report for the EC on Social Dialogue and Restructuring in the Community Steel Industry - Initial Report. Coventry: University of Warwick, IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1993) Submission on training and skills utilisation to the House of Commons Select Committee on Trade and Industry's inquiry into the competitiveness of British manufacturing', June, 1993. (subsequently published in Evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Trade and Industry Committee 2nd Report 'Competitiveness of UK Manufacturing Industry', Vol 2, Memoranda of Evidence. London: HMSO.

    • Keep, EJ (1992) Submission of Evidence to the National Commission on Education on Key Issue 3, The Teaching Profession and Quality. Coventry: University of Warwick, IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ (1992) Report on British Steel for the ILVA-METIS-STOA Project. Coventry: University of Warwick, IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ (1992) “The Need for a Revised Management System for the Teaching Profession”, In: National Commission on Education Briefing No 2. London: NCE.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/09645299300000007

    • Keep, EJ, Sisson, K, Finegold, D, Miliband, D, Robinson, D, Ziman, J (1992) Higher Education: Expansion and Reform. London: Institute of Public Policy Research.

    • Keep, EJ, Finegold, D, Miliband, D, Raffe, D, Spours, K, Young, M (1990) “A British 'Baccalaureate' - Ending the Division Between Education and Training”, In: Education and Training Paper No 1. London: Institute of Public Policy Research.

    • Keep, EJ (1987) “Britain's Attempts to Create a National Vocational Education and Training System: A Review of Progress”, In: Warwick Papers in Industrial Relations. Coventry: University of Warwick, IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ (1986) “Designing the Stable Door: A Study of How the Youth Training Scheme was Planned”, In: Warwick Papers in Industrial Relations. Coventry: University of Warwick, IRRU.

    • Keep, EJ “Reflections on a curious absence – the role of employers, labour market incentives and labour market regulation in English 14-19 policy”, In: Nuffield Review Working Paper.

  • Other

    • Keep, EJ (2013) “Skills Policy in England – a case of the Walking Dead? TJ Opinion Piece”, Training Journal. (May) 12-13.

    • Keep, EJ (2012) “Danger review will be left on the shelf”, Adults Learning. 24(2) 36-36.

    • Keep, EJ (2012) “The reform of vocational qualifications should loom large”, Adults Learning. 24(1) 12-12.

    • Keep, EJ (2012) “Communicating the reforms will be a huge challenge”, Adults Learning Extra. (January) 7-7.

    • Keep, EJ (2011) “Skills utilisation”, Holyrood Magazine, skills supplement. (September) 7-8.

    • Keep, EJ (2010) “Where now for adult learning?”, Adults Learning. 21(10) 16-16.

    • Keep, EJ (2009) “Understanding Incentives Better”, Workplace Learning and Skills Bulletin. (7) 15-16.

    • Keep, EJ (2009) “The Skills Story”, Workplace – Learning and Skills Bulletin. (7) 12-12.

    • Keep, EJ (2007) “Balls no one is likely to catch”, Parliamentary Brief. 11(7) 29-30.

    • Keep, EJ (2007) “Live and learn is a better strategy”, Talisman. (57) 14-14.

    • Keep, EJ (2007) “Both Leitch and Gordon Brown are over-optimistic about what skills and education alone can deliver”, Adults learning. 18(5) 15-15.

    • Keep, EJ (2007) “Skills equals success? If only it were that simple”, Parliamentary Brief. 11(1) 9-9.

    • Keep, EJ (2007) “Unless we link skills policies to economic development, much effort will be wasted”, Adults learning. 19(1) 15-15.

    • Keep, EJ (2006) “Live and Learn, Viewpoint”, People Management. (27 July) 7-7.

    • Keep, EJ (2006) “Adult learning in the balance”, Adults Learning. NIACE. 18(1) 8-8.

    • Keep, EJ (2006) “Market failure and public policy on training: some reasons for caution”, Development and Learning in Organizations. 20(6) 7-9.

    • Keep, EJ (2005) “New Labour”, New Humanist. (July/August) 14-15.

    • Keep, EJ (2004) “Trapped on the low road”, Adult Learning. 15(6) 16-17.

    • Keep, EJ (2003) “The trouble with training”, People Management. 9(7) 27-27.

    • Keep, EJ (2003) “‘We have been here before…..’”, Adult Learning. 14(11) 16-17.

    • Keep, EJ (2002) “Joined up thinking”, People Management.

    • Keep, EJ (2001) “Researchers on tap but never on top: working with the Cabinet Office”, Social Sciences. (49)

    • Keep, EJ (2001) “Ewart Keep talks to LSC chief John Harwood”, Parliamentary Brief. 7(7) 16-17.

    • Keep, EJ (2001) “La impaciencia del capital”, Organizaciones que aprenden. (42) 18-20.

    • Keep, EJ (2000) “The future of work may not be highly-skilled”, The Edge. (5) 16-17.

    • Huddleston, P, Keep, EJ (2000) “What do employers want from education – a question more easily asked than answered?”, Centrelink. (7) 3-5.

    • Keep, EJ (2000) “New dynamics to encourage social inclusion and lifelong learning”, College Research. 3(2) 9-10.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1999) “Demand and supply”, People Management. 40-42.

    • Keep, EJ (1999) “Success may need a little more learning”, Parliamentary Brief. 6(2) 7-8.

    • Keep, EJ (1999) “'Missing links’, Viewpoint”, People Management. (28) 35-35.

    • Keep, EJ (1998) “When the secretary is better educated than her boss”, Parliamentary Brief. 5. 5

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1998) “Welfare to Work - some questions ministers must answer”, Parliamentary Brief. 5(3) 18-19.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1998) “Was Ratner Right”, T-Magazine. 15-17.

    • Keep, EJ (1996) “A New Approach”, Training Tomorrow. 10(1) 5-6.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1996) “What Training Can and Cannot Do for the Jobless”, Parliamentary Brief. 4(4) 43-46.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1994) “Skilling the Jobless: Time for a New Deal”, Employment Policy Institute Economic Report. 8(1) 1-5.

    • Keep, EJ, Mayhew, K (1994) “Skills Cannot Promise a Job”, Parliamentary Brief. 3(2) 17-20.

    • Keep, EJ (1988) “Ministers Prepare to Hand Training Over to Employers”, BIM Employment Bulletin and IR Digest. (3) 1-3.

    • Keep, EJ (1986) “Can Britain Build a Coherent Vocational Training System?”, Personnel Management. 28-31.

    • Keep, EJ “Are employers failing young people?”, Business in Wales. (Feb/March) 30-30.

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