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  • 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 ...
  • The Tunisian textile industry: local responses to internationalisation. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Harbi, Sana El; Brahem, Meriam (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2012.049640, 2012)
    ANDERSON, A. R., HARBI, S. E. and BRAHEM, M., 2012. The Tunisian textile industry: local responses to internationalisation. European Journal of International Management, 6 (5), pp. 525 – 541.
    The continuing internationalisation of the textile industry has reduced the labour cost advantages of Tunisian clothing firms. These firms have a precarious position in the international value chain, often as subcontractors ...
  • Understanding entrepreneurial resilience development within institutional constraints: a case of Ghana. 

    Abebrese, Armstrong (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2015-04)
    This thesis contributes towards understanding the dynamic phenomenon of entrepreneurship by exploring how entrepreneurs developed resilience within institutional constraints at the lived experience level. This is a qualitative ...
  • Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies. 

    Karatas-Ozkan, Mine; Anderson, Alistair R.; Fayolle, Alain; Howells, Jeremy; Condor, Roland (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12124, 2014-09-05)
    KARATAS-OZKAN, M., ANDERSON, A.R., FAYOLLE, A., HOWELLS, J. and CONDOR, R. 2014. Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies. Journal of small business management [online], 52(4), pages 589-593. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12124
    Entrepreneurship is characterized by complex, dynamic and emergent processes, and the interplay between actors, processes, and contexts. Postpositivistic approaches offer the opportunity to examine subtleties of the ...
  • Understanding leadership and management development in a health board of NHS Scotland. 

    Seow, Jireh Hooi Inn (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2012-12)
    This doctoral thesis, entitled Understanding Leadership and Management Development in a Health Board of NHS Scotland, is completely written by Jireh Hooi Inn Seow for submission to meet the partial requirements of the ...
  • Understanding the entrepreneur as socially constructed. 

    Smith, Robert (The Robert Gordon University School of Management, 2006-01)
    The objective of this thesis, which combines two levels of analysis, is to explore the entrepreneur as a social construct and the socially constructed nature of entrepreneurship. It builds upon a limited number of extant ...
  • Understanding the entrepreneurial learning process and its impact on students’ personal development: a European perspective. 

    Mueller, Sabine; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2014.05.003, 2014-11)
    MUELLER, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2014. Understanding the entrepreneurial learning process and its impact on students’ personal development: a European perspective. International Journal of Management Education, 12 (3), pp. 500-511.
    Based on what we know about the multiplex nature of entrepreneurship, we argue that entrepreneurship is a difficult topic to teach. One response has been a shift to constructionist perspectives where learning is seen as ...
  • The university's role in developing Chinese entrepreneurship. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17561391111166957, 2011)
    ANDERSON, A. R., 2011. The university’s role in developing Chinese entrepreneurship. Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, 3 (3), pp. 175-184
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the existing literature and conceptual developments to explore how and why universities should teach entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach – This is a theoretical ...
  • Visitor narratives: researching and illuminating actual destination experience. 

    Guthrie, Cathy; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13522751011032575, 2010)
    GUTHRIE, C. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2010. Visitor narratives: researching and illuminating actual destination experience. Qualitative Market Research: an International Journal, 13 (2), pp. 110-129.
    Purpose: This paper argues that whilst destination benchmarking and visitor surveys seek to measure the visitor experience, they privilege the destination manager or researcher rather than taking the visitor’s viewpoint. ...
  • The vulnerability of peripheral tourism: the rapid disenchantment of peripheral attraction 

    Irvine, Wilson; Anderson, Alistair R. (CABI http://www.cabi.org/bk_BookDisplay.asp?PID=1991, 2006)
    IRVINE, W. and ANDERSON, A., 2006. The vulnerability of peripheral tourism: the rapid disenchantment of peripheral attraction. In: D. MULLER and B. JANSON, eds. Tourism in peripheries: perspectives from the far north and south. Wallingford, CABI. pp. 109-123
    This chapter explores the impact of foot and mouth disease on peripheral tourist destinations. It is argued that such destinations are extremely vulnerable to changes in visitor perception and that the effects of national ...