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  • Enterprise education with Chinese characteristics: policy, practices and uneven development in PRC. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Zhang, Xiuxiang (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JEEE-12-2014-0047, 2015)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and ZHANG, X., 2015. Enterprise education with Chinese characteristics: policy, practices and uneven development in PRC. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 7 (3), pp. 276-292.
    Purpose – The paper aims to review the emergence and nature of entrepreneurship education in China. This paper considers the variability of developments in practices despite policy. In turn, this allows one to consider ...
  • The entrepreneur as hero and jester: enacting the entrepreneurial discourse. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Warren, Lorraine (SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242611416417, 2011-08)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and WARREN, L., 2011. The entrepreneur as hero and jester: enacting the entrepreneurial discourse. International Small Business Journal, 29 (6), pp. 589 – 609.
    Employing a social construction perspective, we argue that entrepreneurs are uniquely empowered by entrepreneurial discourse to bring about creative destruction. Analysis of the representation of entrepreneurship in the ...
  • Entrepreneurial networking, trust process and virtual interactions. 

    Hardwick, Jialin (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2010-10)
    The aim of this research was to understand the entrepreneurial networking process and the role played by virtual interactions. In particular, the objective was to establishing how, and if, virtual interactions enhanced ...
  • The entrepreneurial process and the role of gender: a comparative study of entrepreneurs in the business services and technology sectors in Scotland. 

    Kearney, Gemma (Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting & Finance, 2012-10)
    The comparatively low levels of entrepreneurship in Scotland and in particular, low rates of female entrepreneurship are well documented and have been the focus of numerous government policies. In addition, there are ...
  • Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Park, John; Jack, Sarah L. (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242607076526, 2007-06)
    ANDERSON, A., PARK, J. and JACK, S.L., 2007. Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. International Small Business Journal, 25 (3), pp. 245-272.
    Although the literature on social capital has increased dramatically in recent years, concerns have been raised about the expanse of applications of the term, diversity of constructs, definitions and variety of analyses. ...
  • An entrepreneurial theorising of the recycling industry. 

    Gan, Bee Ching (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2010)
    The research interest for this study began with a general observation of the lack of theory-practice integration between the academic context of recycling and entrepreneurship set against the growth in the recycling ...
  • Entrepreneurship activities in rural Tanzania: understanding women's micro businesses. 

    Ssendi, Lucy Boniface (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2013-02)
    In rural Tanzania women play a crucially important role in social and economic production. However, the constraints of poverty, combined with poor infrastructure and minimal resources, limit entrepreneurial possibilities. ...
  • Entrepreneurship as connecting: some implications for theorising and practice. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L. (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00251741211227708, 2012)
    ANDERSON, A. R., DODD, S. D. and JACK, S. L., 2012. Entrepreneurship as connecting: some implications for theorising and practice. Management Decision, 50 (5), pp. 958-971
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider why entrepreneurship theorising has become fragmented and how the research problem might be resolved. Design/methodology/approach – The authors first examine how ...
  • Excellence: capturing Aristotelian notions of meaning and purpose 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Crockett, Carter (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBEX.2008.017883, 2008)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and CROCKETT, C., 2008. Excellence: capturing Aristotlian notions of meaning and purpose. International Journal of Business Excellence, 1 (3), pp. 262-281.
    In this paper we argue that conventional models for excellence are too narrow, too internally focused, too instrumental and too functionalist to achieve excellence in dealing with broad emerging socio-economic concerns. ...
  • Experts' views on success factors for high tech start ups - lessons from Israel. 

    Chorev, Schaul; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald, 2008)
    CHOREV, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2008. Experts’ views on success factors for high tech start ups – lessons from Israel. In: A. GROEN, R. OAKEY, P. VAN DER SIJDE and G. COOK, eds. New technology-based firms in the new millenium, Volume VI. Emerald. pp. 237-
    Beyond the widely acknowledged importance of new business, the role of young exporting high-tech business in Israel and many other small economies is seen as vital for economic growth. Israel is small and geographically ...
  • Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. 

    Connon, Neil G. (The Robert Gordon University Department of Marketing, 2007-12)
    The UK micro/SME (known here as SME) retail sector is very important to the economic well being of the country. Its ability to generate jobs as well as income makes it a key part of the drive towards economic growth, and ...
  • Family entrepreneurship as a field of research: exploring its contours and contents. 

    Randerson, Kathleen; Bettinelli, Cristina; Fayolle, Alain; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.08.002, 2015-09)
    RANDERSON, K., BETTINELLIB, C., FAYOLLE, A. and ANDERSON, A., 2015. Family entrepreneurship as a field of research: exploring its contours and contents. Journal of Family Business Strategy, Vol. 6 (3), pp. 143-154.
    This research note presents some food for thought about linking and relating the family, family business and entrepreneurship fields. Although each field has developed an important body of knowledge and some work has been ...
  • From admiration to abhorrence: the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. 

    Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L.; Anderson, Alistair R. (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2012.746878, 2013-01)
    DODD, S. D., JACK, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2013. From admiration to abhorrence; the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 25 (1-2), pp. 69-89.
    Although entrepreneurship seems to offer a universal economic solution, there are some doubts about whether it is universally attractive. We argue that entrepreneurship is a socially constructed concept and consequently ...
  • From tradition to modern: attitudes and applications of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Lee, Edward Yiu-Chung (Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14626000810917852, 2008)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and LEE, E. Y-C., 2008. From tradition to modern: attitudes and applications of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 15 (4), pp. 775-787.
    Purpose – This article aims to examine one aspect of Chinese culture, guanxi. Guanxi, “special relationships” has long been employed to facilitate business in China. The authors ask whether this is likely to continue in ...
  • Grounding the theory of virtue. 

    Crockett, Carter (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2005-08)
    Business plays a powerful role in contemporary society, but this increasing role has been accompanied by a growing concern regarding the social and moral impact of enterprising endeavour. One of the greatest challenges ...
  • ICT (information communication technology), peripherality and smaller hospitality businesses in Scotland. 

    Irvine, Wilson; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550810887381, 2008)
    IRVINE, W. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2008. ICT (information communication technology), peripherality and smaller hospitality businesses in Scotland. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 14 (4), pp. 200-218
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of information communication technology (ICT) in small rural hospitality businesses. Although ICT is often presented as a means of reducing the impact of being ...
  • The impacts of foot and mouth disease on a peripheral tourism area: the role and effect of crisis management. 

    Irvine, Wilson; Anderson, Alistair R. (Haworth Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J073v19n02_05, 2005)
    IRVINE, W. and ANDERSON, A.R., 2005. The impacts of foot and mouth disease on a peripheral tourism area: the role and effect of crisis management. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 19 (2/3), pp. 47-60.
    This study reports on the consequences of endemic cattle and sheep disease (2001) on two separate areas on the tourist industry; a) the Grampian Region of Scotland (indirectly affected) and b) Cumbria in England, (directly ...
  • 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 ...
  • Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Benavides-Espinosa, Maria del Mar; Mohedano-Suanes, Antonia (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2011.558573, 2011-07)
    ANDERSON, A. R., BENAVIDES-ESPINOSA, M. and MOHEDANO-SUANES, A., 2011. Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture. Services Industries Journal, 31 (12), pp. 2019-2032.
    Innovation determines a firm’s competitiveness and survival and a joint venture is a fast and effective way to acquire the missing knowledge that partners require to innovate. But “knowing how to cooperate” can be a ...
  • Innovation in small business: comparing face-to-face with virtual networking. 

    Hardwick, Jialin; Cruickshank, Douglas; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02756661211282795, 2012)
    HARDWICK, J., CRUICKSHANK, D. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2012. Innovation in small business: comparing face-to-face with virtual networking. Journal of Business Strategy, 33 (5), pp. 51-58.
    Purpose – The paper aims to better understand the process of networking by small business with their customers to achieve innovations. In particular the relative roles of face-to-face and virtual interaction are to be ...