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  • Recognising meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research. 

    Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R. (Edward Elgar http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/Bookentry_contents.lasso?id=3448, 2007)
    SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2007. Recognising meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research. In: H. NEERGAARD and J. P. ULHOI, eds. Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 169-192
    Entrepreneurship is a process which involves discontinuity and change; entrepreneurs create disequilibria and exploit the resulting change. Thus, entrepreneurship is in essence change. This fundamental characteristic of ...
  • Relationships, marketing and small business: an exploration of links in theory and practice. 

    Zontanos, Grigorios; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald Publishing Group Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13522750410540236, 2004)
    ZONTANOS, G. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2004. Relationships, marketing and small business: an exploration of links in theory and practice. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 7 (3), pp. 228-236.
    This paper explores the links between the theory and practices of marketing and small business. The review of the literature highlights the close association of the more advanced conceptualisations of marketing, especially ...
  • Religion as an environmental influence on enterprise culture – the case of Britain in the 1980s. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Scott, Michael G. (Emerald. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550010323050, 2000)
    ANDERSON, A. R., DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S. L. and SCOTT, M. G., 2000. Religion as an environmental influence on enterprise culture – the case of Britain in the 1980s. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 6 (1), pp. 5-20.
    This paper explores the role of religion in the formation and development of enterprise culture. The approach is that of legitimisation leading to an increase in environmental munifence. It is argued that entrepreneurial ...
  • Research practices in entrepreneurship: problems of definition, description and meaning. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Starnawska, Marzena (IP Publishing. http://www.ippublishing.com, 2008)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and STARNAWSKA, M., 2008. Research practices in entrepreneurship: problems of definition, description and meaning. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 9 (4), pp. 221 - 230
    The dominant paradigm of entrepreneurship research practices, positivism, has brought about a fundamental paradox: researchers often try to analyse a phenomenon that cannot properly be defined. As a result, much entrepreneurship ...
  • A review of research methods in entrepreneurship 1985-2013. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Gan, Bee Ching; Fraser, Simon S.; Oke, Adekunle; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-02-2014-0021, 2015)
    MCDONALD, S., GAN, B.C., FRASER, S.S., OKE, A. and ANDERSON, A.R., 2015. A review of research methods in entrepreneurship 1985-2013. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 21 (3), pp. 291 – 315.
    Purpose: This study addresses the research questions: Which methodologies and data gathering methods are employed by researchers publishing in top entrepreneurship journals, and how has this changed over time? Design: ...
  • The role of family members in entrepreneurial networks: beyond the boundaries of the family firm. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou (Blackwell http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6248.2005.00037.x, 2005-06)
    ANDERSON, A.R., JACK, S.L. and DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S., 2005. The role of family members in entrepreneurial networks: beyond the boundaries of the family firm. Family Business Review, 18 (2), pp. 135-154.
    Research has traditionally concentrated on formal kin involvement in the family business. This study investigates if, to what extent, and how entrepreneurs capitalised on resources embedded in the family, but beyond the ...
  • The role of guanxi in chinese entrepreneurship 

    Lee, Edward Yiu-Chung; Anderson, Alistair R. (USA Info, Inc. http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/AJESIII3All.pdf, 2007-12)
    LEE, E. Y.-C. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2007. The role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, 3 (3), pp. 38-51.
    Although networks are widely recognised as improving entrepreneurial performance, China which is seen as a traditional Confucian society, has a unique form of networking, guanxi - “special relationships”. These guanxi ...
  • The Role of Networking in the Growth Processes of Family Firms: An International Study. 

    Jack, Sarah L.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Anderson, Alistair R. (IFERA (International Family Enterprise Research Academy), 2010)
    JACK, S., DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2010. The Role of Networking in the Growth Processes of Family Firms: An International Study. In: Long Term Perspectives on Family Business: Theory, Practice, Policy ; IFERA Lancaster 2010: 10th Annual World Family Business Research Conference. Pp. 92 -
    The paper aims to investigate the role of networks in the growth processes of family firms. The study adds to two main stream of literature, drawing together theoretical developments from the family firm realm and networking ...
  • Role typologies for enterprising education: the professional artisan? 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14626000810871664, 2008)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and JACK, S. L., 2008. Role typologies for enterprising education: the professional artisan? Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 15 (2), PP. 259-273
    Purpose of paper To examine how the context, approach and teaching techniques used for entrepreneurship education need to reflect the different roles that encompass enterprise. Design We analyse and reflect upon what ...
  • Rural small businesses in turbulent times: impacts of the economic downturn. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Osseichuk, Ellina; Illingworth, Laura (IP Publishing Ltd. http://www.ippublishing.com, 2010-02)
    ANDERSON, A. R., OSSEICHUK, E. and ILLINGWORTH, L., 2010. Rural small businesses in turbulent times: impacts of the economic downturn. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 11 (1), pp. 45 – 56.
    This paper explores differences in behaviour and performance between rural and urban small firms during the economic downturn. The authors had anticipated that the ‘thinness’ of the rural environment would have had ...
  • Scottish entrepreneurial networks in the international context. 

    Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L.; Anderson, Alistair R. (SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242602202005, 2002-05)
    DODD, S. D., JACK, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2002. Scottish entrepreneurial networks in the international context. International Small Business Journal, 20 (2), pp. 213-219.
    The research note reports findings of a study into the personal contact networks of Scottish entrepreneurs, and compares these to results already published for other countries (Canada, Greece, Japan, Italy, Northern Ireland, ...
  • The social construction of technical innovation in the UK oil and gas industry. 

    Oyovwevotu, Joy Sunday (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2014-10)
    Innovation and ‘creative destruction’ should thrive in the competitive, high risk and high cost environment of the North Sea. Paradoxically, uptake of new technology is slow. The focus of this research was to understand ...
  • Social structures and entrepreneurial networks: the strength of strong ties. 

    Jack, Sarah L.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Anderson, Alistair R. (IP Publishing Ltd. http://www.ippublishing.com, 2004-05)
    JACK, S. L., DODD, S. D. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2004. Social structures and entrepreneurial networks: the strength of strong ties. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 5 (2), pp. 107-120
    The entrepreneurial context provides a fertile arena for the study of networks. This qualitative study critically examines the nature, content and process of strong ties, which are found to fall into three categories: ...
  • The strategic farmer: a cheese producer with cold feet? 

    McElwee, Gerard; Anderson, Alistair R.; Vesala, Kari (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02756660610710373, 2006)
    MCELWEE, G., ANDERSON, A.R. and VESALA, K., 2006. The strategic farmer: a cheese producer with cold feet? Journal of Business Strategy, 27 (6), pp. 65-72.
    Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this article is to explore the strategy of an enterprising farmer. The background problematic is that in Europe, agriculture has faced dramatic pressures for restructuring, and facilitation ...
  • Strategic orientation and organizational performance of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. 

    Rizzo, Alexander (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2011-04)
    Although the contribution of the small enterprise to a nation’s economy, job creation and innovation is well known, comparatively little is understood on how small firms behave strategically and how the more common ...
  • A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. 

    Ejiogu, Amanze Rajesh (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Management Department., 2016-02)
    EJIOGU, A.R. 2016. A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This study examines the processes of advice seeking by small business owners and employs a Strategy-as-Practice perspective. The analysis of the data from 33 small business owners identified eleven factors that influenced ...
  • Success in Israeli high-tech start-ups: critical factors and process 

    Chorev, Schaul; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2005.06.014, 2006-02)
    CHOREV, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2006. Success in Israeli high-tech start-ups: critical factors and process. Technovation, 26 (2), pp. 162-174
    This paper develops a model of the factors deemed critical for success in high-tech new ventures in Israel. Israel presents an interesting forum, geographically distant from main markets but richly endowed with human ...
  • Tanzanian micro enterprises and micro finance: the role and impact for poor rural women. 

    Ssendi, Lucy Boniface; Anderson, Alistair R. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/097135570801800101, 2009-03)
    SSENDI, L. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2009. Tanzanian micro enterprises and micro finance: the role and impact for poor rural women. The Journal of Entrepreneurship, 18 (1), pp. 1-19.
    This article explores the nature of micro finance, or micro credit, in rural Tanzania. It begins by examining the types of finance available to the poor who operate micro enterprises. We then consider the intended role and ...
  • Teaching the entrepreneurial art. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L. (ESCEM, 1999)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and JACK, S. L., 1999. Teaching the entrepreneurial art. In: D. S. EVANS, ed. International Dimensions of Teaching Entrepreneurship. Paris: ESCEM. pp. 84 – 105.
  • Trust formation processes in innovative collaborations: networking as knowledge building practices. 

    Hardwick, Jialin; Anderson, Alistair R.; Cruickshank, Douglas (Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14601061311292832, 2013)
    HARDWICK, J., ANDERSON, A. R. and CRUICKSHANK, D., 2013. Trust formation processes in innovative collaborations: networking as knowledge building practices. European Journal of Innovation Management, 16 (1), pp. 4 – 21.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the practices and processes of trust building and use in collaborative networking for product innovation and to compare face to face with virtual networking. Design/m ...