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  • 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 ...
  • Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. 

    Harbi, Sana El; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2010.02.011, 2010-06)
    HARBI, S. E. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2010. Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. Journal of Socio-Economics, 39 (3), pp. 436-444
    Entrepreneurship is a broad concept encompassing a wide range of activities, from the Schumpertian ideal associated with innovation to simply creating a job for oneself. Because we ask about national differences in ...
  • Knowledge sharing processes in Tunisian small ICT firms. 

    El Harbi, Sana; Anderson, Alistair R.; Amamou, Meriam (Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00242531111100559, 2011)
    EL HARBI, S., ANDERSON, A. R., AMAMOU, M., 2011. Knowledge sharing processes in Tunisian small ICT firms. Library Review, 60(1), pp. 24-36.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how knowledge and information is shared by small information and communication technology firms in Tunisia. Design/methodology/approach – The paper employs a comparative ...
  • Marketing in high-tech start-ups: overcoming the liability of newness in Israel 

    Chorev, Schaul; Anderson, Alistair R. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11365-006-8689-8, 2006-06)
    CHOREV, S. and ANDERSON, A., 2006. Marketing in high-tech start-ups: overcoming the liability of newness in Israel. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2 (2), pp. 281-297
    For new companies in general, marketing is a critical issue. However, many high tech start ups face particular problems associated with marketing. They may have a product, rather than a customer focus; they may lack marketing ...
  • Marketing landscapes: the social context. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; McAuley, Andrew (Emerald. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13522759910291680, 1999)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and MCAULEY, A., 1999. Marketing landscapes: the social context. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 2 (3), pp. 176-188.
    Explores the relationship between marketing theory and marketing activity within the context of rural entrepreneurship. The key to unlocking our understanding the dynamics of this relationship was to use a number ...
  • The mature learner: understanding entrepreneurial learning processes of university students from a social constructivist perspective. 

    Mueller, Sabine (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2012-02)
    Entrepreneurship is identified as a highly complex (Neck and Greene 2011), unpredictable (Kuratko 2004), dynamic (Cope 2005) and constantly evolving (Anderson 2000) phenomenon that is embedded into and emerges from its ...
  • The mechanisms and processes of entrepreneurial networks: continuity and change. 

    Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L.; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald, 2006)
    DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S., JACK, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2006. The mechanisms and processes of entrepreneurial networks: continuity and change. In: J. WIKLUND, D. DIMOV, J. A. KATZ and D. SHEPHERD, eds. Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth, Volume 9: Entrepreneurship: frameworks and empirical investigations from forthcoming leaders of European research, pp. 107-145.
    The relevance of networks for entrepreneurship is now well established. However, despite the extent of work carried out there are still clear gaps in our understanding about how networks change and adapt over time and ...
  • The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Smith, Robert (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985620701672377, 2007-11)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and SMITH, R., 2007. The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 19(6), pp. 479-497.
    This paper explores the morality associated with entrepreneurship. It has been argued that there is no moral space in entrepreneurship, but such instrumental views may miss out much of the nature of enterprise and how ...
  • Mumpsimus and the mything of the individualistic entrepreneur 

    Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Anderson, Alistair R. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242607078561, 2007-08)
    DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S. and ANDERSON, A.R., 2007. Mumpsimus and the mything of the individualistic entrepreneur. International Small Business Journal, 25 (4), pp. 341-360
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the persistence, in the face of considerable evidence to the contrary, of the notion that entrepreneurship is a purely individualistic practice. It may be that taking account of ...