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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The nature and processes of internationalisation at a French Grand Ecole de Management. 

    Bryant, Michael (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2013-03)
    Globalisation has changed the higher education landscape dramatically in the past 20 years, especially for business schools. Accordingly, universities have had to adopt different internationalisation strategies in order ...
  • Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2010.01.005, 2010-06)
    ANDERSON, A. R., DODD, S. D. and JACK, S., 2010. Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. Scandinavian Journal of Management , 26 (2), pp. 121-133.
    Networking plays an important and well-studied role in entrepreneurial start-up processes, but its role in subsequent venture growth is less well understood. This paper reports on an in-depth longitudinal study of ...
  • News and nuances of the entrepreneurial myth and metaphor: linguistic games in entrepreneurial sense-making and sense-giving. 

    Nicholson, Louise; Anderson, Alistair R. (Blackwell http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2005.00074.x, 2005-03)
    NICHOLSON, L. and ANDERSON, A.R., 2005. News and nuances of the entrepreneurial myth and metaphor: linguistic games in entrepreneurial sense-making and sense-giving. Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, 29 (2), pp. 153-173.
    This paper describes a social construction of entrepreneurship by exploring the constructionalist building blocks of communication, myth and metaphor presented in the Independent newspaper. We argue that the sensemaking role ...
  • Old-fashioned or enlightened?: small retailers’ practices in e-procurement. 

    Connon, Neil G.; Donaldson, Bill; Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience, 2012)
    CONNON, N., DONALDSON, B. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2012. Old-fashioned or enlightened?: small retailers’ practices in e-procurement. International Journal of Technology Marketing, 7 (1), pp. 47-62.
    The paper considers how and why SME retailers use the internet in their procurement processes. Examining retailers' views and reasons, we relate these to existing technology acceptance models, employing a qualitative ...