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  • After the fall: developing a conceptual script-based model of shame in narratives of entrepreneurs in crisis! 

    Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01443331111104823, 2011)
    SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G., 2011. After the fall: developing a conceptual script-based model of shame in narratives of entrepreneurs in crisis! International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 31 (1/2), pp. 91-109.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of shame in entrepreneurship. Extant research in relation to the entrepreneurial process has tended to concentrate upon the entrepreneur as hero and other ...
  • Assessing the contribution of the 'theory of matriarchy' to the entrepreneurship and family business literatures. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJGE-06-2011-0061, 2014-09-01)
    SMITH, R. 2014. Assessing the contribution of the 'theory of matriarchy' to the entrepreneurship and family business literatures. International journal of gender and entrepreneurship [online], 6(3), pages 255-275. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJGE-06-2011-0061
    The purpose of this paper is to assess the contribution of 'Matriarchy' to the entrepreneurship and family business literature. The literature on gendered aspects of entrepreneurship is expanding and maturing in its level ...
  • Assessing the role of ‘entrepreneurial policing’ in changing times. 

    Smith, Robert (National Policing Improvement Agency http://npia.pressofficeadmin.com/news-service-guest-blog/488, 2012-07)
    SMITH, R., 2012. Assessing the role of ‘entrepreneurial policing’ in changing times. Policing 2012: a #100blog time capsule, No. 14. [online]. 25 July 2012. Available from: http://npia.pressofficeadmin.com/news-service-guest-blog/488 [Accessed 2 April 2013].
  • Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-11-2011-0050, 2014-07-01)
    SMITH, R. 2014. Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories. Journal of family business management [online], 4(2), pages 149-170. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-11-2011-0050
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the under researched interface between entrepreneur and family business stories and in particular the form and structure of second-generation entrepreneur stories. It illustrates how ...
  • Being differently abled: learning lessons from dyslexic entrepreneurs. 

    Smith, Robert (Routledge, 2008)
    SMITH, R., 2008. Being differently abled: learning lessons from dyslexic entrepreneurs. In: R. T. HARRISON and C. M. LEITCH, eds. Entrepreneurial learning: conceptual frameworks and applications. Abingdon: Routledge. Pp. 291-312
  • A Bourdieuan analysis of qualitative authorship in entrepreneurship scholarship. 

    Drakopoulou-Dodd, Sarah; McDonald, Seonaidh; McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12125, 2014-10)
    DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S., MCDONALD, S., MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R., 2014. A Bourdieuan analysis of qualitative authorship in entrepreneurship scholarship. Journal of Small Business Management, Vol 52 (4), pp 633-654.
    Empirically, this study builds on responses from leading qualitative entrepreneurship scholars. We carry out a Bourdieuan analysis of the field of entrepreneurship scholarship—particularly heterodox qualitative writing—and ...
  • BrewDog: business growth for punks! 

    Smith, Robert; Moult, Susan; Burge, Phil; Turnbull, Andrew (IP Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000010791291785, 2010-05)
    SMITH, R., MOULT, S., BURGE, P. and TURNBULL, A., 2010. BrewDog: business growth for punks! International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 11 (2), pp. 161-168
    This case study tells an atypical entrepreneurship story about two men and a dog. It explores the rapid growth of the phenomenon that is BrewDog plc - a company situated in the remote north-east of Scotland. What makes ...
  • A call for the integration of 'Biographical Intelligence' into the National Intelligence Model. 

    Smith, Robert (Oxford Journals http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pap006, 2009)
    SMITH, R., 2009. A call for the integration of “Biological Intelligence” into the National Intelligence Model. Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, 3 (2), pp. 191-199.
    Biographical intelligence is an established concept within Intelligence circles and is used to develop a wider picture of activities of heads of state and politicians likely to be harmful to the interests of the sovereign ...
  • Classifying the strategic capability of farmers: a segmentation framework. 

    McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEV.2012.046517, 2012)
    MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R., 2012. Classifying the strategic capability of farmers: a segmentation framework. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 4 (2), pp. 111-131.
    This paper examines the capability of farmers to diversify and outlines the barriers and challenges that confront farmers. It suggests that not all farmers have a high level of ‘strategic awareness capability’. The ...
  • Conforming non-conformists: semiotic manifestations of an entrepreneurial identity. 

    Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R. (Babson College http://fusionmx.babson.edu/entrep/fer/BABSON2003/VII/VII-S14/VII-S14.html, 2003-06)
    SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2003. Conforming non-conformists: semiotic manifestations of an entrepreneurial identity. In: W. D. BYGRAVE, ed. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 4-8 June 2003. Boston: Babson College. (summary only)
    Existing research has exposed the role of myth and metaphor in the social construction of entrepreneurship. This study considers the physical images portrayed, an appreciation of which presents a useful additional dimension ...
  • Confronting social constructions of rural criminality: a case story on 'illegal pluriactivity' in the farming community. 

    Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9523.2012.00580.x, 2013-01)
    SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G., 2013. Confronting social constructions of rural criminality: a case story on 'illegal pluriactivity' in the farming community. Sociologia Ruralis, 53 (1), pp. 112-134.
    The accepted social construction of the rural criminal is that of the (alien) urban marauder. In this social script the farmer is presented as the victim of crime. Traditionally, farmers enjoy high levels of social esteem ...
  • The contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. 

    Lee, Yiu Chung Edward (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2014-03)
    This thesis explores the contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Although previous research has considered the subject of guanxi and Chinese entrepreneurship, this study aims at providing a deeper and ...
  • Criminal entrepreneurship, white-collar criminality, and neutralization theory. 

    Gottschalk, Petter; Smith, Robert (Emerald Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17506201111177334, 2011)
    GOTTSCHALK, P. and SMITH, R., 2011. Criminal entrepreneurship, white-collar criminality, and neutralization theory. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 5 (4), pp. 300-308.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to apply neutralization theory to white-collar criminals to discuss criminal entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach – The theoretical framework of neutralization techniques ...
  • Crisis plan? What crisis plan! How microentrepreneurs manage in a crisis 

    Budge, Alan; Irvine, Wilson; Smith, Robert (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2008.019131, 2008)
    BUDGE, A., IRVINE, W. and SMITH, R., 2008. Crisis plan? What crisis plan! How microentrepreneurs manage in a crisis. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 6 (3), pp. 337-354
    This inductive research study seeks to answer these research questions: (1) Do owners of successful microbusinesses react to crises unknowingly; or (2) Do they proactively manage crises? Using naturalistic observation ...
  • Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published. 

    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. Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published. In: H. NEERGAARD and J. P. ULHOI, eds. Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 434-459
    Qualitative methodologies continue to proliferate in social sciences such as sociology and anthropology. Yet, despite this uptake they currently exist on the margins of entrepreneurship research. Indeed, Rae (2001) ...
  • The dark side of the rural idyll: stories of illegal/illicit economic activity in the UK countryside. 

    Somerville, Peter; Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.12.001, 2015-02-07)
    SOMERVILLE, P., SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G. 2015. The dark side of the rural idyll: stories of illegal/illicit economic activity in the UK countryside. Journal of rural studies [online], 39, pages 219-228. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.12.001
    In rural sociology and rural studies, rurality in many countries is commonly constructed as an idyllic space in which crime is perceived as an urban problem. In other countries, however, rurality is constructed as a place ...
  • Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise. 

    Smith, Robert; Juwah, Charles (Chartered Management Institute http://www.managers.org.uk/sites/default/files/u54973/Management_Articles_of_the_Year_June_2012_0.pdf, 2012-06)
    SMITH, R. and JUWAH, C., 2012. Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise. In: Management Articles of the Year. London: Chartered Management Institute. Pp. 29-34.
    Traditionally delivering academic input to members of the small and medium enterprise community can be problematic because the material is often considered too theoretical or is skewed towards delivery to post graduate or ...
  • Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. 

    Abebrese, Armstrong; Smith, Robert (Amity Business School, 2014-01-17)
    ABEBRESE, A. and SMITH, R. 2014. Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. Amity business journal, 3(1).
    This article develops a deeper conceptualization of institutionalized adaptive strategies adopted by indigenous Ghanaian entrepreneurs operating within a web of institutional constraints. The qualitative research demonstrates ...
  • Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective. 

    Smith, Robert (Ohio State University. http://hdl.handle.net/1811/58844, 2013-12)
    SMITH, R., 2013. Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 2 (1), pp. 126 – 145.
    This article develops a working typology of rural criminal types in a UK wide context. It considers strategies used by these diverse ideal-typologies of rural criminals to successfully evade the police intelligence apparatus. ...
  • Developing and animating enterprising individuals and communities: A case study from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17506201211211000, 2012)
    SMITH, R., 2012. Developing and animating enterprising individuals and communities: A case study from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 6 (1), pp. 57-83
    Purpose – Socio-economic decline in rural areas is a pervasive and debilitating phenomenon in terms of regional development, particularly when former models of economic growth which once stimulated business generation and ...