Now showing items 70-83 of 83

  • 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 ...
  • Special issue: Listening to voices from the margins of entrepreneurship; introduction. 

    Smith, Robert (IP Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000007782433240, 2007-11)
    SMITH, R., 2007. Special issue: Listening to voices from the margins of entrepreneurship; introduction. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 8 (4), pp. 245-250.
  • Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. 

    Burnett, Simon M.; Pedersen, Sarah; Smith, Robert (The Scottish Institute for Policing Research. http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Storytelling.pdf&sa=U&ei=pAbVTp_eG4WE4gTa1rmWAQ&ved=0CAQQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNGDE9SAMAzLTBSWS2qej4BadupNBA, 2011)
    BURNETT, S., PEDERSEN, S. and SMITH, R., 2011. Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. SIPR Research Summary.
    Narrative and storytelling play an important part in knowledge management in policing and criminal justice contexts. As probationary constables and young officers, officers learn the job from listening to the stories of ...
  • Tackling the illlicit commercial exploitation of children off campus - a case study. 

    Smith, Robert; Frondigoun, Liz (Scottish Institute for Policing Research. http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Child_exploitation.pdf, 2013-09)
    SMITH, R. and FRONDIGOUN, L., 2013. Tackling the illicit commercial exploitation of children off campus – a case study. SIPR Practice Notes [online] Number 2. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Child_exploitation.pdf [Accessed 10 October 2013]
    The illicit exploitation of children and young persons for commercial gain by rogue shopkeepers and unscrupulous business proprietors is an important topic seldom considered by criminologists. In this case study we report ...
  • Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? 

    McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert; Somerville, Peter (Ohio State University https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/51127/IJRC_mcelwee_vol1-issue1_pp40-62.pdf, 2011-12)
    MCELWEE, G., SMITH, R. and SOMERVILLE, P., 2011. Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? International Journal of Rural Criminology, 1 (1), pp. 40 – 62.
    Illegal entrepreneurship in the rural is under researched and scrutinised, yet it occupies a distinctive space in entrepreneurship practice in terms of how it is construed and how it is enacted. This is a theoretical ...
  • Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling. 

    Smith, Robert; Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M. (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.2014.913853, 2014)
    SMITH, R., PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S., 2014. Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling. Folklore, 125 (2), pp. 218-237.
    For police officers, much of the working day consists of telling stories about everyday policing and events. Although the study of narrative and storytelling in organizational contexts is an expanding area of research, the ...
  • Understanding entrepreneurial behaviour in organized criminals. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. nttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17506200910982019, 2009)
    SMITH, R., 2009. Understanding entrepreneurial behaviour in organized criminals. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 3 (3), pp. 256-268.
    Purpose: This research paper focuses upon organised criminals as an enterprising community and as enterprising people. Organized crime is a global phenomenon that concentrates upon the development of both [1] Sustainable ...
  • Understanding entrepreneurial resilience development within institutional constraints: a case of Ghana. 

    Abebrese, Armstrong (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2015-04)
    This thesis contributes towards understanding the dynamic phenomenon of entrepreneurship by exploring how entrepreneurs developed resilience within institutional constraints at the lived experience level. This is a qualitative ...
  • Understanding the entrepreneur as socially constructed. 

    Smith, Robert (The Robert Gordon University School of Management, 2006-01)
    The objective of this thesis, which combines two levels of analysis, is to explore the entrepreneur as a social construct and the socially constructed nature of entrepreneurship. It builds upon a limited number of extant ...
  • Venting, joining and educating: motivations for knowledge sharing in the UK police blogosphere. 

    Burnett, Simon M.; Pedersen, Sarah; Smith, Robert; O'Neill, Anne (SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266382112438689, 2012-03)
    BURNETT, S., PEDERSEN, S., SMITH, R. and O’NEILL, A., 2012. Venting, joining and educating: motivations for knowledge sharing in the UK police blogosphere. Business Information Review, 29 (1), pp. 57-63
    This article examines motivations for knowledge sharing in blogs written by police officers. It draws on the findings of a research project completed in 2011 based on content analysis of 63 blogs.
  • What influences ethnic entrepreneurs' decision to start-up: some evidence from Aberdeen, Scotland. 

    Ullah, Farid; Rahman, Md. Zillur; Smith, Robert; Beloucif, Ahmed (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-12-2015-0182, 2016-11-21)
    ULLAH, F., RAHMAN, M.Z., SMITH, R. and BELOUCIF, A. 2016. What influences ethnic entrepreneurs' decision to start-up: some evidence from Aberdeen, Scotland. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 23(4), pages 1081-1103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-12-2015-0182.
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore some key factors that influences ethnic entrepreneur's decision in starting-up a new business in Aberdeen, Scotland. Design/methodology/approach - The authors set out to ...
  • Writing and publishing qualitative research: some basic advice for early career scholars. 

    Smith, Robert (Robert Gordon University, 2010-03)
    SMITH, R., 2010. Writing and publishing qualitative research: some basic advice for early career scholars. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    Qualitative writing is increasing within entrepreneurship research circles. However, writing up qualitative research for publication can be a daunting prospect particularly for early career researchers and PhD candidates ...
  • Zzzz.....Some reflections on the dynamics of village entrepreneurship. 

    Smith, Robert (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2008.019133, 2008)
    SMITH, R., 2008. Zzzz.....Some reflections on the dynamics of village entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 6 (3), pp. 370-389
    Using the qualitative research techniques of auto-ethnography, active reflection and natural observation to construct a data set of businesses in a village in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK this exploratory, ...