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  • The devil is in the e-tale: form and structure in the entrepreneurial narrative. 

    Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R. (Edward Elgar, 2004)
    SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2004. The devil is in the e-tale: form and structure in the entrepreneurial narrative. In: Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert (eds), Narrative and Discursive Approaches in Entrepreneurship: A Second Movements in Entrepreneurship Book. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Pp. 125 – 143.
    In this chapter we explore the genre of ‘Entrepreneurial Tales’, which we refer to as e-tales. The title is an obvious parody of the proverb, “The devil is in the detail” and reflects the power of entrepreneurial narratives, ...
  • The diva storyline: an alternative social construction of female entrepreneurship. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17566260910969698, 2009)
    SMITH, R., 2009. The Diva storyline: an alternative social construction of female entrepreneurship. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 1 (2), pp. 148-163.
    Purpose: Many ‘Divas’ despite possessing destructive character traits ironically become successful entrepreneurs thus illustrating an alternative ‘storied’ social construction of entrepreneurship. This influences how ...
  • Documenting Essex-Boy as a local gendered regime. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17566261311328846, 2013)
    SMITH, R., 2013. Documenting Essex-Boy as a local gendered regime. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 5 (2), pp. 174-197.
    Purpose – As a social construct, entrepreneurship is portrayed as an unashamedly masculine endeavour. This forms the basis for much feminist research in entrepreneurship. Despite a sustained research effort in the field ...
  • The embeddedness of illegal entrepreneurship in a closed ethnic community. 

    Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard (Inderscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2013.055315, 2013)
    SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G., 2013. The embeddedness of illegal entrepreneurship in a closed ethnic community. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 11 (1), pp. 45-62.
    Purpose: There is an emerging body of literature driven by entrepreneurship scholars which attempts to differentiate between the conceptual and theoretical aspects of legal, illegal, amoral and immoral entrepreneurial ...
  • Entrepreneurship and poetry: analyzing an aesthetic dimension. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-09-2012-0103, 2015-07-01)
    SMITH, R. 2015. Entrepreneurship and poetry: analyzing an aesthetic dimension. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 22(3), pages 450-472. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-09-2012-0103
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the aesthetic dimension of entrepreneur poems. The notion of the entrepreneur as storyteller, and the entrepreneur story as cultural genres have become so firmly entrenched in ...
  • Entrepreneurship: a divergent pathway out of crime. 

    Smith, Robert (Cambridge Scholars Publisher., 2009)
    SMITH, R., 2009. Entrepreneurship: a divergent pathway out of crime. In: K. JAISHANKAR (ed.) International perspectives on crime and justice. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 162-184.
    This chapter illustrates how knowledge of entrepreneurship can be used as a diversionary mechanism to divert and lead offenders out of crime. Indeed, entrepreneurship offers such a divergent pathway but paradoxically ...
  • Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus. 

    Smith, Robert (The Scottish Institute for Policing Research. http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Briefing2.pdf, 2008-08)
    SMITH, R., 2008. Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus. SIPR Briefing Paper, 2.
    Although the term ‘Entrepreneurial Policing’ (EP) is in vogue it remains little more than meaningless rhetoric because traditionally, the term entrepreneur itself has not been part of the pragmatic lexicon of Policing. ...
  • Extracting value from their environment: some observations on pimping and prostitution as entrepreneurship. 

    Smith, Robert; Christou, Maria L. (Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Faculty of Administration of the University of Regina., 2009)
    SMITH, R. and CHRISTOU, M. L., 2009. Extracting value from their environment: some observations on pimping and prostitution as entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 22 (1), pp. 69-84.
    There has been an upsurge in academic studies relating to the underclass as a marginalized group. Notwithstanding this, the literature seldom represents the underclass as an economically active grouping. This study counters ...
  • The 'fairness paradox' and 'small-firm growth resistance strategies'. 

    Ullah, Farid; Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2015-0005, 2015-09-30)
    ULLAH, F. and SMITH, R. 2015. The 'fairness paradox' and 'small-firm growth resistance strategies'. World journal of entrepreneurship, management and sustainable development [online], 11(3), pages 154-175. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2015-0005
    The purpose of this paper is to examine and explore why 'Small-Businesses' resist employing outside the immediate family and investigate the employee as an outsider and entrepreneurial resource. Design/methodology/approach ...
  • Fraternity, legitimacy and (his)tory: the collective presentation of entrepreneur stories as excess. 

    Warren, Lorraine; Smith, Robert (New Mexico State University (NMSU) http://tamarajournal.com/, 2009-09)
    WARREN, L. and SMITH, R., 2009. Fraternity, legitimacy and (his)tory: the collective presentation of entrepreneur stories as excess. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 8 (1), pp. 48-58.
    This paper is about an entrepreneurial fraternity and its role in reworking and reframing entrepreneurial excess. We achieve this through considering the historical presentation of the entrepreneur as an isolated individual, ...
  • Gender and white-collar crime: examining representations of women in media? 

    Gottschalk, Petter; Smith, Robert (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2013.841571, 2013-10-08)
    GOTTSCHALK, P. and SMITH, R. 2015. Gender and white-collar crime: examining representations of women in media? Journal of gender studies [online], 24(3), pages 310-325. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2013.841571
    Using documentary research methodology, we collected empirical data from three national Norwegian newspapers to examine the issue of gender and white-collar crime to examine representations of women in the media. Only 8 ...
  • Humble leadership and the police service. 

    Smith, Robert (Scottish Institute for Policing Research http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Briefing6.pdf, 2009)
    SMITH, R., 2009. Humble leadership and the Police Service. SIPR Briefings. [online] 6. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Briefing6.pdf [Accessed 23 November 2009]
    The concepts of ‘Humble Leadership’ and ‘Leader Humility’ are emerging as areas of interest in leadership studies and this briefing note is intended to highlight their potential relevance as a leadership style in the police ...
  • Illegal diversification in the farming community? 

    McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert (Arthur Rank Centre, 2012-12)
    MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R., 2012. Illegal diversification in the farming community? RuSource Briefing. [online]. 1660. Available from: http://ofi.openfields.org.uk/1.12120694 [Accessed 2 April 2013].
  • Images, forms and presence outside and beyond the pink ghetto. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-02-2014-0012, 2014-11-15)
    SMITH, R. 2014. Images, forms and presence outside and beyond the pink ghetto. Gender in management: an international journal [online], 29(8), pages 466-486. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-02-2014-0012
    The purpose of this study is to consider entrepreneurial imagery that sheds light on differing and emerging patterns of female entrepreneurial identity which illustrate shifts in the locus of power that challenge masculine ...
  • The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M.; Smith, Robert; Grinnall, Andy (John Wiley & Sons Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12028, 2014-07)
    PEDERSEN, S., BURNETT, S., SMITH, R. and GRINNALL, A., 2014. The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere. New Technology, Work and Employment Management, Vol 29 (2), pp. 160-176.
    This article investigates the concept of influence within a group of police work-bloggers. During the period studied (2007–2013), three influential police bloggers, well-known within the small and tightly knit UK police ...
  • Inspirational tales: propagating the entrepreneurial narrative amongst children. 

    Smith, Robert (Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship http://www.babson.edu/entrep/fer/Babson2002/III/III_P2/III_P2.htm, 2002)
    SMITH, ROBERT, 2002. Inspirational tales: propagating the entrepreneurial narrative amongst children. In: WILLIAM D. BYGRAVE et al., eds. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2002: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 2002. Babson Park, Massachusetts: Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship.
    Many entrepreneurial narratives act as inspirational tales, propagating valued stories at an ideological and mythological level. By participating in them we expose others to the inspirational power of the narrative and ...
  • Investigating financial aspects of dog-fighting in the UK. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13590791111173687, 2011)
    SMITH, R., 2011. Investigating financial aspects of dog-fighting in the UK. Journal of Financial Crime 18 (4), pp. 336-346.
    Purpose – The purpose of this article is to discuss financial aspects of illegal dog-fighting in the UK and to reflect upon and discuss the difficulties of researching illegal entrepreneurial activities such as dog-fighting ...
  • Listening to alternative perspectives on rural crime and criminality: a report on the pilot study. 

    Smith, Robert; Laing, Audrey Frances (Scottish Institute for Policing Research http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Research_Summaries/Research_Summary_15.pdf, 2013-09)
    SMITH, R. and LAING, A., 2013. Listening to alternative perspectives on rural crime and criminality: a report on the pilot study. SIPR Research Summary. [online] Number 15. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Research_Summaries/Research_Summary_15.pdf
    This summary reports on the pilot phase of an ongoing study, funded by SIPR, into the changing nature of rural crime and what constitutes rural criminality. We set out to listen to alternative perspectives on rural crime ...
  • The long goodbye: a note on the closure of rural police stations and the decline of rural policing in Britain. 

    Smith, Robert; Somerville, Peter (OUP http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pat031, 2013-11-01)
    SMITH, R. and SOMERVILLE, P. 2013. The long goodbye: a note on the closure of rural police stations and the decline of rural policing in Britain. Policing [online], 7(4), pages 348-358. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pat031
    This research note documents the recent controversy surrounding the closure of police stations in the UK between 2007 and 2012. It examines the statistics as reported in the press and discusses the rhetoric used in the ...
  • Looking back at Scottish travellers as nomadic entrepreneurs? 

    Smith, Robert (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2009.023497, 2009)
    SMITH, R., 2009. Looking back at Scottish travellers as nomadic entrepreneurs? International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 3 (3), pp. 237-255.
    This qualitative paper adopts a historical approach and reports on desk research conducted by the author using a mixture of internet based research backed up by a critical reading of published writings on the travelling ...