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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mapping neurobiological drivers to entrepreneurial proclivity. 

    Smith, Robert (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/, 2010)
    SMITH, R., 2010. Mapping neurobiological drivers to entrepreneurial proclivity. In: A.A. STANTON, M. DAY and I.M. WELPE, eds. Neuroeconomics and the firm. Edward Elgar. pp. 193-216.
    This chapter contributes from a theoretical and practical perspective providing an overview of emerging research strands in entrepreneurship and neuroeconomics. This review maps and unites the research in a unified ...
  • Masculinity, doxa and institutionalisation of entrepreneurial identity in the novel Cityboy. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald Group Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17566261011026538, 2010)
    SMITH, R., 2010. Masculinity, doxa and institutionalisation of entrepreneurial identity in the novel Cityboy. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 2 (1), pp. 27-48.
    Purpose – As a result of a plethora of scholarly articles by feminist scholars of entrepreneurship, it is now widely accepted that the notion of entrepreneurship is ideologically skewed towards masculine ideology. Although ...
  • Mentoring and perpetuating the entrepreneurial spirit within family business by telling contingent stories. 

    Smith, Robert (Sacred Heart University, John F. Welch College of Business http://www.sacredheart.edu/download/2919_neje_fall09.pdf, 2009)
    SMITH, R., 2009. Mentoring and perpetuating the entrepreneurial spirit within family business by telling contingent stories. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 12 (2), pp. 27-40.
    Family businesses do not perpetuate themselves. Entrepreneurs must nurture and propagate the values that led to the creation of the very thing most precious to them—their business. This of course depends on stability. Nor ...
  • The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Smith, Robert (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985620701672377, 2007-11)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and SMITH, R., 2007. The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 19(6), pp. 479-497.
    This paper explores the morality associated with entrepreneurship. It has been argued that there is no moral space in entrepreneurship, but such instrumental views may miss out much of the nature of enterprise and how ...
  • Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being ‘outed’ can force a blogger to cease. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M.; Smith, Robert; O'Neill, Anne (AoIR http://spir.aoir.org/index.php/spir/article/view/9/pdf, 2012)
    PEDERSEN, S., BURNETT, S., SMITH, R. and O’NEILL, A., 2012. Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being ‘outed’ can force a blogger to cease. Selected Papers of Internet Research. [online]. ir 13.0. Available from: http://spir.aoir.org/index.php/spir/article/view/9/pdf [Accessed 22 November 2012].
    There is an expanding literature on the police use of storytelling, but very little has been written in a policing context in relation to the contemporary practice of blogging. Consequentially, this paper reports on an ...
  • Narrating the decline of subsistence entrepreneurship in a Scottish fishing community: 1934-2004. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550610644472, 2006)
    SMITH, R., 2006. Narrating the decline of subsistence entrepreneurship in a Scottish fishing community: 1934-2004. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 12 (1), pp. 40-62.
    Purpose ? The purpose of this research paper is to explore the decline of subsistence entrepreneurship in a ?Scottish Fishing Community?, namely the village of Gourdon in Kincardineshire, Scotland over a 60-year period. ...
  • No choices, no chances: how contemporary enterprise culture is failing Britain’s underclasses. 

    Smith, Robert; Air, Carol (IP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/ijei.2012.0075, 2012-05)
    SMITH, R. and AIR, C., 2012. No choices, no chances: how contemporary enterprise culture is failing Britain’s underclasses. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 13 (2), pp. 103-113.
    Despite an increasing interest in minority entrepreneurship in recent years, the issue of ‘underclass entrepreneurship’ and its linkages to ‘enterprise culture’ remain underresearched. In this article, the authors examine ...
  • Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. 

    Smith, Robert (Inderscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2011.037340, 2011)
    SMITH, R., 2011. Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12 (1), pp. 62-81.
    Entrepreneurship as a manifestation of change is vital in terms of jobs and business dynamism. However, entrepreneurship as a social activity occurs in time and space and is seen as a natural, organic process. We assume ...
  • Policing rural crime. 

    Smith, Robert; Laing, Audrey Frances; McElwee, Gerard (Arthur Rank Centre http://ofi.openfields.org.uk/1.12120687, 2012-12)
    SMITH, R., LAING, A. and MCELWEE, G., 2012. Policing rural crime. RuSource Briefing. [online]. 1653. Available from: http://ofi.openfields.org.uk/1.12120687 [Accessed 2 April 2013].
    Key points o Between 2000 and 2012 over 1,000 police stations have been closed in the UK and many more have been placed on reduced opening hours. A similar situation is unfolding in Northern Ireland and Eire. This may ...
  • Policing the changing landscape of rural crime: a case study from Scotland. 

    Smith, Robert (Vathek Publishing., 2010)
    SMITH, R., 2010. Policing the changing landscape of rural crime: a case study from Scotland. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 12 (3), pp. 373-387.
    Although the notion of rural crime has an idyllic aura to it, crime occurs in a changing social landscape and is affected by demographic changes, changing crime trends and by the introduction of new policing practices. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Re-storying and visualizing the changing entrepreneurial identities of Bill Gates and Richard Branson. 

    Boje, David; Smith, Robert (Taylor and Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14759551003769250, 2010)
    BOJE, D. and SMITH, R., 2010. Re-storying and visualizing the changing entrepreneurial identities of Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Culture and Organization, 16 (4), pp. 307-331.
    The storytelling in textual and visual re‐constructions of Bill Gates and Richard Branson by their organizations produces entrepreneurial identities bound into particular social power–knowledge relations. Our purpose is ...
  • Re-writing the Danish American dream? An enquiry into Danish enterprise culture and Danish attitudes toward entrepreneurship. 

    Smith, Robert; Neergaard, Helle (Danish American Heritage Society., 2008)
    SMITH, R. and NEERGAARD, H., 2008. Re-writing the Danish American dream? An enquiry into Danish enterprise culture and Danish attitudes toward entrepreneurship. The Bridge: Journal of the Danish American Heritage Society, 31 (1), pp. 41-64.
  • Reading the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen and the novels of Horatio Alger as proto-entrepreneurial narrative. 

    Smith, Robert; Neergaard, Helle (Danish American Heritage Society, 2007-11)
    SMITH, R. and NEERGAARD, H., 2007. Reading the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen and the novels of Horatio Alger as proto-entrepreneurial narrative. The Bridge: Journal of the Danish American Heritage Society, 30 (2)
  • Recognising meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research. 

    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. Recognising meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research. In: H. NEERGAARD and J. P. ULHOI, eds. Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 169-192
    Entrepreneurship is a process which involves discontinuity and change; entrepreneurs create disequilibria and exploit the resulting change. Thus, entrepreneurship is in essence change. This fundamental characteristic of ...
  • Religion, the Scottish work ethic and the spirit of enterprise. 

    Smith, Robert (IP Publishing Ltd., 2009-05)
    SMITH, R., 2009. Religion, the Scottish work ethic and the spirit of entreprise. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 10 (2), pp. 111-124.
    Using a historical approach, this paper revisits Max Weber’s ‘Protestant ethic’, addressing in particular a variant form of it – the ‘Scottish work ethic’. It examines that ethic as both a collective and individuated ...
  • Rescripting criminal identity: a ‘close reading’ of contemporary biographies of British criminals as entrepreneurship discourse. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-09-2012-0051, 2013)
    SMITH, R., 2013. Rescripting criminal identity: a ‘close reading’ of contemporary biographies of British criminals as entrepreneurship discourse. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 7 (4), pp. 316-339
    Purpose – This research paper aims to examine how organized criminals rescript their identities to engage with entrepreneurship discourse when authoring their biographies. From a sociological perspective, stereotypes and ...
  • Rescripting the Danish-American dream: an exploration of the embeddedness of enterprise cultures and discourses. 

    Smith, Robert; Neergaard, Helle (Asia Entrepreneurship Journal http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/AJESIV2008aberdeen.pdf, 2008-10)
    SMITH, R. and NEERGAARD, H., 2008. Rescripting the Danish-American dream: an exploration of the embeddedness of enterprise cultures and discourses. The Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, IV (2), pp. 61-86.
    INTRODUCTION: It has been documented by numerous studies that countries differ in their rate of entrepreneurial activity. The reasons why this is so are usually attributed to structural issues. However, we argue that these ...