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  • CEO and CSR: business leaders and corporate social responsibility. 

    Russell, Ellina Osseichuk (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2010-04)
    The increasing commercial and social pressure for business leaders to act in a socially responsible manner is undermined by the lack of standards in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) legislation, auditing, indexing, ...
  • Comparing sustainable consumption patterns across product sectors. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline; Thyne, Maree; Alevizou, Panayiota J.; McMorland, Leigh-Ann (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-6431.2009.00755.x, 2009-03)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C., THYNE, M., ALEVIZOU, P. and MCMORLAND, L., 2009. Comparing sustainable consumption patterns across product sectors. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 33 (2), pp. 137-145.
    In this paper, we present findings from two qualitative studies where we explored sustainable consumption practices through examining consumers' information search and decision-making processes for recent purchases of five ...
  • The content, scope and purpose of local studies collections in the libraries of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. 

    Nolan, Marie E. (Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2014)
    This research examines the presence of and reasons for local studies resources in the libraries and learning centres of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The study’s aims were to investigate ...
  • A continuum approach to lifestyle entrepreneurship. 

    Allardyce, Susan (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2015-05)
    Recent years have witnessed an increased interest in small independently operated businesses with researchers expressing an interest in the manner in which the independent owner-operator is motivated to enter the market ...
  • An entrepreneurial theorising of the recycling industry. 

    Gan, Bee Ching (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2010)
    The research interest for this study began with a general observation of the lack of theory-practice integration between the academic context of recycling and entrepreneurship set against the growth in the recycling ...
  • Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. 

    Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Moore, David R.; McDonald, Seonaidh (Oxford University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctr031, 2011-12)
    ABDEL-WAHAB, M., MOORE, D. and MCDONALD, S., 2011. Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 6 (4), pp. 318-323
    Housing associations (HAs) are responsible for building and managing approximately one-third of affordable homes in Scotland. The adoption of low carbon technologies (LCTs) by HAs presents an area that could potentially ...
  • Flying in the face of environmental concern: why green consumers continue to fly. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Thyne, Maree; Timmis, Andrew J.; Carlile, Claire (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2015.1059352, 2015-08)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C. J., THYNE, M., TIMMIS, A. J. and CARLILE, C., 2015. Flying in the face of environmental concern: why green consumers continue to fly. Journal of Marketing Management, 31 (13-14), pp. 1503-1528.
    Some unsustainable consumer behaviours have proved extremely hard to change or even challenge. Despite the fact that flying can be more damaging than any other activity that an individual can undertake, many otherwise ...
  • Global nomadism: a discursive and narratological analysis of identity concepts in the ‘mobile professional’. 

    Whitehead, Gabriela (Robert Gordon University Department of Communication, Marketing and Media, 2015-03)
    This thesis examined to what extent a particular class of highly mobile professionals has internalized the contemporary discourse of corporate global nomadism, proposed by the researcher as an example of the kind of ...
  • Green behaviour: difference in recycling behaviour between the home and the workplace. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh (British Psychological Society, 2011-02)
    MCDONALD, S., 2011. Green behaviour: difference in recycling behaviour between the home and the workplace. In: D. BARTLETT, ed. Going green: the psychology of sustainability in the workplace. Leicester: The British Psychological Society. pp. 59-64.
  • How green is children’s television? 

    Oates, Caroline J.; McDonald, Seonaidh; Blades, Mark; Laing, Audrey Frances (Westburn Publishers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1362/204440813X13645551140991, 2013)
    OATES, C. J., MCDONALD, S., BLADES, M. and LAING, A., 2013. How green is children’s television? Social Business, 3 (1), pp. 37-45.
    Purpose To meet stated waste reduction goals, the UK government via Defra (Department for environment, farming and rural affairs) is attempting to reduce household mainstream waste. One approach is to encourage children ...
  • Individual strategies for sustainable consumption. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Alevizou, Panayiota J.; Young, C. William; Hwang, Kumju (Westburn Publishers/Routledge., 2012-03)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C. J., ALEVIZOU, P. J., YOUNG, C. W. and HWANG, K., 2012. Individual strategies for sustainable consumption. Journal of Marketing Management, 28 (3-4), pp. 445-468.
    Consumers have a key role to play in meeting governments’ targets for reduced energy consumption, more sustainable waste management practices and lifestyles with fewer environmental consequences. We discuss some of the ...
  • The influencing effect of socialization agents on male children’s sportswear choice decisions: a study of 8-11 year old male reactions to mother versus peers. 

    Mackie, Grace E. (Robert Gordon University Department of Communication, Marketing and Media., 2014-05)
    Academics, educationalists and parents have all expressed increasing concern about targeting and marketing towards children, particularly to those within the age group of eight to thirteen, and identified as tweenagers. ...
  • Informal slack in organisations: a qualitative analysis of innovative organisations. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh (Common Ground Publishing. http://ijmar.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.286/prod.8, 2012)
    MCDONALD, S., 2012. Informal slack in organisations: a qualitative analysis of innovative organisations. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management: Annual Review, 12, pp. 71-83.
    This paper considers the relationship between organisational slack and innovation from a new perspective. Moving away from the traditional quantitative research approaches, semi-structured interviews and an activity theory ...
  • Jungian archetypes and dreams of social enterprise. 

    Brown, Mary Louise; McDonald, Seonaidh; Smith, Fiona (Emerald. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-Sep-2012-0146, 2013)
    BROWN, M. L., MCDONALD, S. and SMITH, F., 2013. Jungian archetypes and dreams of social enterprise. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26 (4), pp. 670-688.
    This paper considers organizational identity and the way in which cultural change involves repercussions at an unconscious, psychodynamic level. It considers, in Jungian terms, the nature of the relationship between ...
  • Locating ‘power’ in wind power planning processes: the (not so) influential role of local objectors. 

    Aitken, Mhairi; McDonald, Seonaidh; Strachan, Peter (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09640560802423566, 2008-11)
    AITKEN, M., MCDONALD, S. and STRACHAN, P., 2008. Locating ‘power’ in wind power planning processes: the (not so) influential role of local objectors. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 51 (6), pp. 777-799.
    There have been conflicting accounts of the role and influence of local opposition within planning application outcomes for wind power developments. There is an expanding literature that considers public responses to ...
  • Managing experts and competing through innovation: an activity theoretical analysis. 

    Blackler, Frank; Crump, Norman; McDonald, Seonaidh (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135050849961001, 1999-02)
    BLACKLER, F., CRUMP, N. and MCDONALD, S., 1999. Managing experts and competing through innovation: an activity theoretical analysis. Organization, 6 (1), pp. 5-31.
    An activity theoretical analysis is presented of an organisation that is operating in a rapidly changing sector and whose competitiveness depends upon the design skills of its engineers, a number of whom are world experts ...
  • Marketing sustainability: use of information sources and degrees of voluntary simplicity. 

    Oates, Caroline; McDonald, Seonaidh; Alevizou, Panayiota J.; Hwang, Kumju; Young, William; McMorland, Leigh-Ann (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13527260701869148, 2008-10)
    OATES, C., MCDONALD, S., ALEVIZOU, P., HWANG, K., YOUNG, W. and MCMORLAND, L-A., 2008. Marketing sustainability: use of information sources and degrees of voluntary simplicity. Journal of Marketing Communications, 14 (5), pp. 351-365.
    The concept of voluntary simplicity (VS) is taken as a starting point to investigate consumers' use of information sources when making purchases of sustainable technological products and services. Differences in information ...
  • Means-end theory in tourism research. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Thyne, Maree; McMorland, Leigh-Ann (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2007.09.006, 2008-04)
    MCDONALD. S., THYNE, M. and MCMORLAND, L-A., 2008. Means-end theory in tourism research. In: Annals of Tourism Research, 35 (2), pp. 596-599.
  • A model of key characteristics affecting consumer attitudes toward the usage of free legitimate ad-supported music download services. 

    Harris, Ainslie J. (Robert Gordon University Department of Management., 2013-06)
    Digital music file sharing has had a significant negative financial impact on the recorded music industry, causing multi-billion dollar losses over the past decade. In a world where file sharing is now an activity that ...
  • No through road: a critical examination of researcher assumptions and approaches to researching sustainability. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Alevizou, Panayiota J. (Emerald, 2016)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C.J. and ALEVIZOU, P.J. 2016. No through road: a critical examination of researcher assumptions and approaches to researching sustainability. Review of marketing research, (accepted).
    Purpose: The purpose of this chapter is to examine the ways in which academic researchers frame and conduct sustainability research, and to ask to what extent we are limited by these frames. Design/methodology/approach: ...