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  • 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. ...
  • Prohibition and the American Dream: an analysis of the entrepreneurial life and times of Al Capone. 

    Hipango, Waata; Smith, Robert; Dana, Léo-Paul (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2014.057912, 2014-01-01)
    HIPANGO, W., SMITH, R. and DANA, L.-P. 2014. Prohibition and the American Dream: an analysis of the entrepreneurial life and times of Al Capone. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 21(1), pages 1-15. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2014.057912
    The iconic figure of Al Capone is arguably the most prominent figure of organised crime. Both biographers and scholars have analysed his life and behaviour. Hollywood has immortalised his character in film. Today, the name ...
  • 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 ...
  • Restorying entrepreneurship in a changing world. 

    Warren, Lorraine; Smith, Robert (Kozminski University. http://crow.kozminski.edu.pl/journal/index.php/tamara/article/view/142, 2012-03)
    WARREN, L. and SMITH, R., 2012. Restorying entrepreneurship in a changing world. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Enquiry, 10 (1-2), pp. 5-8.
  • The rise of illicit rural enterprise within the farming industry: a viewpoint. 

    Smith, Robert; Laing, Audrey Frances; McElwee, Gerard (Institute of Agricultural Management in association with International Farm Management Association. http://dx.doi.org/10.5836/ijam/2013-04-01, 2013-07)
    SMITH, R., LAING, A. and MCELWEE, G., 2013. The rise of illicit rural enterprise within the farming industry: a viewpoint. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 2 (4), pp. 185-188.
    In this viewpoint article we seek to make the farming community aware of the increasing presence of organised criminals and crime within the farming community. In the past decade there has been a discernible rise in the ...
  • Robert Maxwell. 

    Smith, Robert (SAGE http://www.sagepub.com/books.nav, 2013-07)
    SMITH, R., 2013. Robert Maxwell. In: L. M. SALINGER, ed. Encyclopedia of white-collar and corporate crime. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA.: SAGE. Pp. 586-588.
  • The role of storyboards and scrapbooks in propagating entrepreneurial value in family business settings. 

    Smith, Robert (Inderscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/WREMSD.2011.040808, 2011-06)
    SMITH, R., 2011. The role of storyboards and scrapbooks in propagating entrepreneurial value in family business settings. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 7 (3), pp. 260-271.
    The concepts of entrepreneurial narrative and biography are an emerging field of entrepreneurship research, but there is more to entrepreneurial narrative and biography than written words. Consequentially, this research ...
  • Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation? 

    Warren, Lorraine; Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-03-2014-0052, 2015-04-30)
    WARREN, L. and SMITH, R. 2015. Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation? International journal of entrepreneurial behaviour and research [online], 21(2), pages 243-262. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-03-2014-0052
    The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the tension between rule-breaking and legitimacy for entrepreneurs, who are expected to challenge and change social or business norms. In doing so, they may be presented ...
  • Rural rogues: a case story on the 'Smokies' trade. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550410544231, 2004)
    SMITH, R., 2004. Rural rogues: a case story on the ‘Smokies’ trade. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 10 (4), pp. 277-294.
    Research into rural entrepreneurship continues to expand, albeit slowly. A common theme in the literature is the creation of value and its extraction from the environment. Rural entrepreneurship potentially covers a wide ...
  • The Scottish campus officer: past, present and future. 

    Frondigoun, Liz; Smith, Robert; MacLeod, Iain (Scottish Institute for Policing Research http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Scottish_Campus_Officer.pdf, 2013-06)
    FRONDIGOUN, L., SMITH, R. and MACLEOD, I., 2013. The Scottish campus officer: past present and future. [online] Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Scottish_Campus_Officer.pdf [Accessed 30 July 2013]
  • Seeing the light: using visual ethnography in family business settings. 

    Smith, Robert (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894486513504585, 2013-10-01)
    SMITH, R. 2015. Seeing the light: using visual ethnography in family business settings. Family business review [online], 28(1), pages 76-82. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894486513504585
    The purpose of this research note is to illustrate the usefulness of the qualitative method of visual ethnography in producing new insights into family business research by investigating the 'lived narrative' of a family ...