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  • 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1548-643520160000013014, 2016-07-01)
    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 [online], 13: Malhotra, N.K. (ed.) Marketing in and for a sustainable society, pages 139-168. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1548-643520160000013014
    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: ...
  • Perceptions and reflections of mothers’ working lives: narratives from women on their second, or subsequent, maternity leave. 

    McDougall, Basia Halina (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2013-03)
    A longitudinal study addressed the question: what can women’s stories tell us about their working lives? Of specific interest was the importance of maternity leave to career which is treated by academics and organisations ...
  • Power and wind power: exploring experiences of renewable energy planning processes in Scotland. 

    Aitken, Mhairi (The Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2008-12)
    Energy use and production have become highly salient within both national and international policy. This reflects an international recognition of the need to cut emissions in order to mitigate the threats of climate ...
  • Power, mastery and organizational learning. 

    Blackler, Frank; McDonald, Seonaidh (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00206, 2000-09)
    BLACKLER, F. and MCDONALD, S., 2000. Power, mastery and organizational learning. Journal of Management Studies, 37 (6), pp. 833-852.
    The topic of power has not featured strongly in debates about organizational learning, a point that is illustrated in a discussion of influential studies of teamworking. Despite the insights that such studies have provided ...
  • Qualitative entrepreneurship authorship: antecedents, processes and consequences. 

    Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard; McDonald, Seonaidh; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou (Emerald. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-11-2010-0179, 2013)
    SMITH, R., MCELWEE, G., MCDONALD, S. and DODD, S. D., 2013. Qualitative entrepreneurship authorship: antecedents, processes and consequences. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 19 (4), pp. 364-386.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on a review of the writing practices and experiences of scholars who have published qualitative papers in the field of entrepreneurship. It evaluates existing knowledge about ...
  • Recycling and the domestic division of labour: is green pink or blue? 

    Oates, Caroline J.; McDonald, Seonaidh (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038506063667, 2006-06)
    OATES, C. J. and MCDONALD S., 2006. Recycling and the domestic division of labour: is green pink or blue? Sociology, 40 (3), pp. 417-433.
    Domestic or household recycling has a crucial role to play in meeting EU targets for overall recycling rates. However, researchers have yet to agree on the characteristics of the domestic recycler and how recycling is ...
  • 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: ...
  • Studying actions in context: a qualitative shadowing method for organizational research 

    McDonald, Seonaidh (SAGE Publications http://qrj.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/4/455, 2005)
    MCDONALD, S., 2005. Studying actions in context: a qualitative shadowing method for organizational research, Qualitative Research, Vol. 5, No. 4, 455-473
    Shadowing is a qualitative research technique that has seldom been used and rarely been discussed critically in the social science literature. This paper has pulled together all of the studies using shadowing as a research ...
  • Sustainability: consumer perceptions and marketing strategies. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J. (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bse.524, 2006-05)
    MCDONALD, S. and OATES, C. J., 2006. Sustainability: consumer perceptions and marketing strategies. Business Strategy and the Environment, 15 (3), pp. 157-170.
    Studies of green consumer behaviour, in particular purchasing and disposal, have largely focused on demographics and/or socio-demographics, with mixed and frequently contradictory results. To move the debate forward, we ...
  • Sustainable consumption: green consumer behaviour when purchasing products. 

    Young, William; Hwang, Kumju; McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J. (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.394, 2010-01)
    YOUNG, W., HWANG, K., MCDONALD, S. and OATES, C. J., 2010. Sustainable consumption: green consumer behaviour when purchasing products. Sustainable Development, 18 (1), pp. 20-31.
    The ‘attitude–behaviour gap’ or ‘values–action gap’ is where 30% of consumers report that they are very concerned about environmental issues but they are struggling to translate this into purchases. For example, the market ...
  • Toward sustainable consumption: researching voluntary simplifiers. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Young, C. William; Hwang, Kumju (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/mar.20132, 2006-06)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C. J., YOUNG, C. W. and HWANG, K., 2006. Toward sustainable consumption: researching voluntary simplifiers. Psychology and Marketing, 23 (6), pp. 515-534.
    This article examines and extends the notion of voluntary simplifiers (VS). VS are individuals who have freely chosen a frugal, anticonsumer lifestyle that features low resource use and environmental impact. The article ...
  • Voluntary simplicity. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh (Routledge, 2013-12-17)
    MCDONALD, S. 2014. Voluntary simplicity. In Parker, M., Cheney, G., Fournier, V. and Land, C. (eds.) The Routledge companion to alternative organization. Abingdon: Routledge, pages 210-235.
    Etzioni describes voluntary simplifiers (VS) as people who choose, 'out of free will - rather than by being coerced by poverty, government austerity programs, or being imprisoned - to limit expenditures on consumer goods ...
  • The well(s) of knowledge: the decoding of sustainability claims in the UK and Greece. 

    Alevizou, Panayiota J.; Oates, Caroline J.; McDonald, Seonaidh (MDPI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su7078729, 2015-07)
    ALEVIZOU, P. J., OATES, C. J. and MCDONALD, S., 2015. The well(s) of knowledge: the decoding of sustainability claims in the UK and in Greece. Sustainability, 7 (7), pp. 8729-8747.
    Sustainability claims have existed on fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs) for over four decades and there is evidence that they are increasing. Research suggests that consumers have a low level of knowledge and understanding ...