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  • 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 ...
  • The experiences of former UK military personnel re-entering the civilian world. 

    Caddick, David John (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, Management, 2016-07-01)
    CADDICK, D.J. 2016. The experiences of former UK military personnel re-entering the civilian world. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The Experiences of Former UK Military Personnel re-entering the Civilian World. This thesis focuses on the experiences of former UK military personnel from all three armed services re-entering the civilian workplace. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Going with the flow: shadowing in organisations. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh (Sage https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sage-handbook-of-qualitative-business-and-management-research-methods/book259058, 2017-12-14)
    MCDONALD, S. 2017. Going with the flow: shadowing in organisations. In Cassell, C., Cunliffe, A.L. and GRANDY, G. (eds). The Sage handbook of qualitative business and management research methods, volume 2: methods and challenges. London: Sage [online], chapter 13, pages 205-218. Available from: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sage-handbook-of-qualitative-business-and-management-research-methods/book259058
    In 1997 I undertook my first shadowing in an organisation. I had already been researching the organisation with a team of colleagues for more than a year. Despite the fact that I had already spent many long weeks in the ...
  • 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.
  • Household behaviour and sustainability: from inactive to involved, and what lies in-between. 

    Oates, Caroline J.; McDonald, Seonaidh; Padmore, Jo; Oke, Adekunle (Academy of Marketing http://programme.exordo.com/am2015/delegates/presentation/28/, 2015-04-24)
    OATES, C., MCDONALD, S., PADMORE, J. and OKE, A. 2015. Household behaviour and sustainability: from inactive to involved, and what lies in-between. In Proceedings of the 48th Academy of Marketing conference 2015 (AM2015); the magic in marketing, 7-9 July 2015, Limerick, Ireland. Helensburgh: Academy of Marketing [online]. Available from: http://programme.exordo.com/am2015/delegates/presentation/28/
    In this working paper we present the initial findings from a 2013 postal survey into green and ethical household behaviour. 457 usable questionnaires were returned from 3000 householders in a large northern city in the UK, ...
  • 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 ...
  • In search of sustainable and responsible consumption. 

    Zabkar, Vesna; Kos Koklic, Mateja; McDonald, Seonaidh; Abosag, Ibrahim (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-04-2018-891, 2018-04-09)
    ZABKAR, V., KOS KOKLIC, M., MCDONALD, S. and ABOSAG, I. 2018. In search of sustainable and responsible consumption. European journal of marketing [online], 52(3/4), pages 470-475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-04-2018-891
    Sustainability entails meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It has become a major norm of behaviour of various societal groups in recent years and it ...
  • 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 ...
  • Learning from type? An evaluation of the impact of personality type and relationship context in formal mentoring relationships. 

    McWhirr, Susan M. (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2016-09-01)
    MCWHIRR, S.M. 2016. Learning from type? An evaluation of the impact of personality type and relationship context in formal mentoring relationships. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis explores the impact of mentor and mentee personality type in formal mentoring relationships. The research sought to identify whether there were individual personality characteristics which impact on relationship ...
  • 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 ...
  • The logic of practice - understanding the Chinese newly rich consumers' status consumption in luxury fashion clothes. 

    Zhang, Wei (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-08-01)
    ZHANG, W. 2017. The logic of practice - understanding the Chinese newly rich consumers' status consumption in luxury fashion clothes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Chinese newly rich consumers have gained substantial power in the luxury sector through their conspicuous consumption. Chinese consumers’ lack of cultural capital and inexperience in the purchase and use of material ...
  • 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 J.; 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.