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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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].
  • 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 ...