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  • 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) ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. 

    Smith, Robert (The Scottish Institute for Policing Research. http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Briefing10.pdf, 2010-12)
    SMITH, R., 2010. Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. SIPR Briefing Paper, 10.
    This briefing paper discusses the new and innovative role of the police “Early Intervention Officer” or ‘Early Intervention Worker’. This specialist role is the latest in the portfolio of police staff specialisms in ...
  • 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: 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 ...