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  • 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 ...
  • Great expectations or small country living? Enabling small rural creative businesses with ICT. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Wallace, Claire; Townsend, Leanne (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soru.12104, 2015-09-02)
    ANDERSON, A.R., WALLACE, C. and TOWNSEND, L. 2015. Great expectations or small country living? Enabling small rural creative businesses with ICT. Sociologia ruralis [online], 56(3), pages 450-468. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soru.12104
    Small businesses are prototypical rural business, but limited by distance. However, creative businesses are less constrained by space and hold great promise for rural development. Indeed, the rural is an attractive creative ...
  • 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 ...
  • Identity, enactment and entrepreneurship engagement in a declining place. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Warren, Lorraine; Bensemann, Jo (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12406, 2018-02-11)
    ANDERSON, A.R., WARREN, L. and BENSEMANN, J. 2018. Identity, enactment and entrepreneurship engagement in a declining place. Journal of small business management [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12406
    We examine entrepreneurship practice and identity work in a rural small town in New Zealand. Once prosperous, the town suffered economically and socially as old industries closed. Recently the town was rejuvenated, at ...
  • 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 culture in small Tunisian ICT firms. 

    El Harbi, Sana; Anderson, Alistair R.; Amamou, Meriam (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-06-2013-0086, 2014-01-01)
    EL HARBI, S., ANDERSON, A.R. and AMAMOU, M. 2014. Innovation culture in small Tunisian ICT firms. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 21(1), pages 132-151. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-06-2013-0086
    The research aims to ask whether, in the absence of overarching innovative conditions, a small firm can have an innovative culture and what its scale and scope is. The study employs four exploratory case studies. This ...
  • 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 ...
  • Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making. 

    Cunningham, James; Anderson, Alistair R. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-018-9563-0, 2018-02-22)
    CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2018. Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making. Group decision and negotiation [online], 27(3), pages 393-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-018-9563-0
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of confidence in how both new and experienced entrepreneurs interpret and make sense of their business environment to inform decision-making. We illustrate our conceptual ...
  • 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 ...
  • Interactions and entrepreneurial agency; a relational view of entrepreneurs' control cognitions. 

    Vesala, Kari Mikko; Anderson, Alistair R.; Vesala, Hannu T. (KEI Journals http://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/11/18, 2017-10-15)
    VESALA, K.M., ANDERSON, A.R. and VESALA, H.T. 2017. Interactions and entrepreneurial agency; a relational view of entrepreneurs' control cognitions. Archives of psychology [online], 1(1), article ID 11. Available from: http://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/11/18
    This paper is about relational view to control constructs and entrepreneurship. It introduces the concept 'interaction locus of control' to the study of entrepreneurial agency cognitions. We argue that a better understanding ...
  • An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. 

    Martin, Andrew (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2017-04-01)
    MARTIN, A.L. 2017. An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Since the early 1990s, the rapid growth of international hotel chains and its effects on managerial work have drawn the attention of researchers (Gilbert & Guerrier, 1997 and Ladkin & Juwaheer 2000). There is a current ...
  • Is entrepreneurship research out of context? Dilemmas with (non) contextualised views of entrepreneurship. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Gaddefors, Johan (RossiSmith Academic Publications http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com, 2017-11-30)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2017. Is entrepreneurship research out of context? Dilemmas with (non) contextualised views of entrepreneurship. Journal of Asia entrepreneurship and sustainability: proceedings of the 8th international entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conference, 18-19 June 2015, Sheffield, UK [online], 13(4), pages 3-9. Available from: http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/JAESVolXIIINov2017.pdf
    This is an editorial written for this special issue in the Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability of the proceedings of the 8th International entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conference ...
  • 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 ...