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  • Impulse shopping in convenience stores does gender make a difference? 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary; Hamilton, Morag; McLennan, Kirsty (EIRASS, 2006-07-09)
    BREMNER, P.A.M., HAMILTON, M. and MCLENNAN, K. 2006. Impulse shopping in convenience stores does gender make a difference? In the Proceedings of the 12th European Institute of Retailing and Service Studies (EIRASS): recent advances in retailing and services sciences, 9-12 July 2006, Budapest, Hungary.
    The paper explores the phenomenon of impulse purchasing, which accounts for a growing proportion of total retail spend. The study investigates whether males and females act differently in respect of impulse purchasing. ...
  • In conversation: is care in opposition to design? 

    Fremantle, Chris; McHattie, Lynn-Sayers (Lancaster University, 2017-09-12)
    FREMANTLE, C. and MCHATTIE, L.-S. 2017. In conversation: is care in opposition to design? In Does design care...?: an international workshop of design thought and action, 12-13 September 2017, Lancaster, UK. Lancaster: Lancaster University, pages 95-98.
    We need to challenge underpinning assumptions of design including 'Who does it?' 'What's it for?' and 'How do we learn to do it?' are brought into sharp focus by the question of care. Care might even be something conceived ...
  • In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. 

    Bugali, Hilal; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Halsall, Robert (TRADERS http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf, 2016-11-21)
    BUGALI, H., FAIRBURN, S. and HALSALL, R. 2016. In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. In the Proceedings of training art and design researchers for participation in public space (TRADERS): mediations; art and design agency and participation in public space, 21-22 Nov 2016, London, UK. London: TRADERS [online], pages 163-173. Available from: http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf.
    Design has expanded its scope towards social change and innovation - this is observed to a great extent in the UK in parallel with the 'Big Society', but is happening globally as well. The existing literature concentrates ...
  • In search of sustainable and responsible consumption. 

    Zabkar, Vesna; Kos Koklic, Mateja; McDonald, Seonaidh; Abosag, Ibrahim (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-04-2018-891, 2018-04-09)
    ZABKAR, V., KOS KOKLIC, M., MCDONALD, S. and ABOSAG, I. 2018. In search of sustainable and responsible consumption. European journal of marketing [online], 52(3/4), pages 470-475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-04-2018-891
    Sustainability entails meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It has become a major norm of behaviour of various societal groups in recent years and it ...
  • "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" - using a case study to identify Critical Success Factors contributing to the initiation of international collaborative projects. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (IOS Press http://www.iospress.nl/loadtop/load.php?isbn=01678329, 2005-03)
    JOHNSON, I.M., 2005. "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" - using a case study to identify Critical Success Factors contributing to the initiation of international collaborative projects. Education for Information, 23 (1/2), pp.9-42.
    This paper aims to identify factors that contribute to the successful initiation of international collaborative projects that are intended to support the development of education for librarianship and information sciences. ...
  • In vitro analysis of the effect of supplementation with activated charcoal on the equine hindgut. 

    Edmunds, J. L.; Worgan, Hilary J.; Dougal, Kirsty; Girdwood, Susan E.; Douglas, Jamie-Leigh; McEwan, Neil R. (Japanese Society of Equine Science https://doi.org/10.1294/jes.27.49, 2016-06-21)
    EDMUNDS, J.L., WORGAN, H.J., DOUGAL, K., GIRDWOOD, S.E., DOUGLAS, J.-L. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2016. In vitro analysis of the effect of supplementation with activated charcoal on the equine hindgut. Journal of equine science [online], 27(2), pages 49-55. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1294/jes.27.49
    The present study uses in vitro analytical techniques to investigate the effect of activated charcoal on the microbial community of the equine hindgut and the metabolites they produce. Incubations were performed in Wheaton ...
  • In-situ atomic-scale phase transformation of Mg under hydrogen conditions. 

    Peng, Qiuming; Sun, Yong; Ge, Bincheng; Feng, Jiawen; Guo, Jianxin; Fernandez, Carlos; Huang, Jianyu (American Chemical Society https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04694, 2018-08-09)
    PENG, Q., SUN, Y., GE, B., FENG, J., GUO, J., FERNANDEZ, C. and HUANG, J. [2018]. In-situ atomic-scale phase transformation of Mg under hydrogen conditions. Journal of physical chemistry C [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04694
    Magnesium hydrogenation issue poses a serious obstacle to designing strong and reliable structural materials, as well as offering a safe alternative for hydrogen applications. Understanding phase transformation of magnesium ...
  • In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells. 

    Ibie, Chidinma O.; Knott, Rachel M.; Thompson, Colin J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.058, 2014-12-27)
    IBIE, C., KNOTT, R. and THOMPSON, C.J. 2015. In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 479(1), pages 103-117. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.058
    The biocompatibility and cellular uptake of polymer, insulin polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) prepared using polyallylamine-based polymers was evaluated in-vitro using Caco-2 cell monolayers as a predictive model for human ...
  • Incentive effects, monitoring mechanisms and the market for corporate control: an analysis of the factors affecting public to private transactions in the UK. 

    Weir, Charlie; Laing, David; Wright, Mike (Blackwell http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0306-686X.2005.00617.x, 2005-06)
    WEIR, C., LAING, D. and WRIGHT, M., 2005. Incentive effects, monitoring mechanisms and the market for corporate control: an analysis of the factors affecting public to private transactions in the UK. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 32 (5-6), pp. 909-943.
    This paper investigates the factors that influence the decision to change the status of a publicly quoted company to that of a private company. We find that firms that go private are more likely to have higher CEO ownership ...
  • Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol] 

    Thomas, Binny; Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; Al Hail, Moza; El Kassem, Wessam; Al Saad, Doua; Singh, Rajvir; Stewart, Derek C.; Paudyal, Vibhu; MacLure, Katie; McLay, James S. (PROSPERO https://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019693, 2015-04-21)
    THOMAS, B., ABDUL ROUF, P., AL HAIL, M., EL KASSEM, W., AL SAAD, D., SINGH, R., STEWART, D., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K. and MCLAY, J. 2015. Incidence, nature and causes of medication errors in hospitalised patients in Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42015019693. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.15124/CRD42015019693
    The review will consider studies, which focus on errors in hospitalised patients (of any age or speciality) in any of the countries of the Middle East. Studies of hospital practitioners (or other key stakeholders) which ...
  • Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Douglas, Anne (Gaia Project Press, 2016-01-01)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. In Brady, J. (ed.) Elemental: an arts and ecology reader. Manchester: Gaia Project Press.
    The aim of this essay is to draw out the learning from the authors' analysis of the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, collectively known as 'the Harrisons'. The Harrisons are widely acknowledged as ...
  • Incorporating a metropolis method in a distribution estimation using Markov random field algorithm. 

    Shakya, Siddhartha; McCall, John; Brown, Deryck (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2005.1555017, 2005-09)
    SHAKYA, S., MCCALL, J. and BROWN, D., 2005. Incorporating a metropolis method in a distribution estimation using Markov random field algorithm. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2005), Volume 3. 2-5 September 2005. New York: IEEE. pp. 2576-2583.
    Markov Random Field (MRF) modelling techniques have been recently proposed as a novel approach to probabilistic modelling for Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs)[34, 4]. An EDA using this technique, presented ...
  • Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. 

    Stevenson, Paul (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2017-04-01)
    STEVENSON, P. 2017. Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. Robert Gordon University, DInfSc thesis.
    There is limited engagement with research based evidence among senior managers within the NHS, and a failure to consistently integrate research findings into the decision making process. While much is known about the ...
  • The increasing role of small business in the Chinese economy. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Li, Jin-Hai; Harrison, Richard; Robson, Paul J. A. (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1540-627X.00084, 2003-07)
    ANDERSON, A. R., LI, J.-H., HARRISON, R. T. and ROBSON, P. J. A., 2003. The increasing role of small business in the Chinese economy. Journal of Small Business Management, 41 (3), pp. 310-316.
    This paper considers the changes in firm ownership since the Chinese government implemented its “open-door” policy in 1978. Most significant amongst these is the relative decline in State owned enterprises and the marked ...
  • Increasing the temperature stability of environmentally friendly drilling and completion fluids based on organic brine. 

    Kaminski, Lauren (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Engineering, 2013-10-30)
    KAMINSKI, L. 2013. Increasing the temperature stability of environmentally friendly drilling and completion fluids based on organic brine. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Formates provide an already superior system, designed to complement synthetic polymers and extend their temperature capabilities as drilling fluids. However, as HPHT drilling continues to move into more harsh environments ...
  • Incremental growth in modular neural networks. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Maxwell, Grant M.; Muthuraman, Sethuraman (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2008.11.002, 2009-06)
    MACLEOD, C., MAXWELL, G. M., and MUTHURAMAN, S., 2009. Incremental growth in modular neural networks. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 22 (4/5), pp. 660-666.
    This paper outlines an algorithm for incrementally growing Artificial Neural Networks. The algorithm allows the network to expand by adding new sub-networks or modules to an existing structure; the modules are trained using ...
  • Indigenous capability building as an intervention strategy for sustainable enerby implementation in vulnerable societies. 

    Garniati, Leuserina (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-10)
    Geospatial regions have different requirements for energy development due to variations in environmental, economic, social, and political constraints which influence their energy demand profiles and generation capacities. ...
  • Individual strategies for sustainable consumption. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Alevizou, Panayiota J.; Young, C. William; Hwang, Kumju (Westburn Publishers/Routledge., 2012-03)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C. J., ALEVIZOU, P. J., YOUNG, C. W. and HWANG, K., 2012. Individual strategies for sustainable consumption. Journal of Marketing Management, 28 (3-4), pp. 445-468.
    Consumers have a key role to play in meeting governments’ targets for reduced energy consumption, more sustainable waste management practices and lifestyles with fewer environmental consequences. We discuss some of the ...
  • An inductive logic programming approach to learning which uORFs regulate gene expression. 

    Selpi (The Robert Gordon University School of Computing, 2008-03)
    Some upstream open reading frames (uORFs) regulate gene expression (i.e. they are functional) and can play key roles in keeping organisms healthy. However, how uORFs are involved in gene regulation is not het fully understood. ...
  • Industrial relations in the North Sea oil and gas industry 1965-1995. 

    Gourlay, Douglas (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 1998-11)
    This thesis analyses the reasons why the system of industrial relations on the United Kingdom continental shelf is very different from that which prevails both onshore and on the Norwegian continental shelf, where the same ...