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  • Accounting, accountability and governance in upstream petroleum contracts: the case of local content sustainability in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. 

    Ado, Rabiu (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Accounting and Finance Department., 2016-03)
    ADO, R. 2016. Accounting, accountability and governance in upstream petroleum contracts: the case of local content sustainability in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Local Content is an oil sector governance and sustainability policy that aims at check-mating the dominance of the foreign oil companies in host countries, and encouraging the participation of the local oil firms in the ...
  • Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. 

    Manewa, Anupa; Siriwardena, Mohan; Ross, Andrew; Madanayake, Upeksha (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053, 2016-05-03)
    MANEWA, A., SIRIWARDENA, M., ROSS, A. and MADANAYAKE, U. 2016. Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. Built environment project and asset management [online], 6(2) Suppl 1, pages 139-158. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053.
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the ability of 'adaptable buildings' to respond to future potential built environment changes in sustainable way. Design/methodology/approach - A detailed literature review ...
  • The 'biophilic organization': an integrative metaphor for corporate sustainability. 

    Jones, David R. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2640-2, 2015-04-02)
    JONES, D.R. 2015. The biophilic organization: an integrative metaphor for corporate sustainability. Journal of business ethics [online], 138(3), pages 401-403. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2640-2
    This paper proposes a new organizational metaphor, the 'Biophilic Organization', which aims to counter the bio-cultural disconnection of many organizations despite their espoused commitment to sustainability. This conceptual ...
  • Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice. 

    Cull, Kirsty; Malins, Julian Paul (University of Barcelona. http://www.ub.edu/5ead/PDF/5%20/CullMalins.pdf, 2003-04)
    CULL, K. and MALINS, J., 2003. Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice. In: Proceedings of the 5th European Academy of Design Conference. April 2003. Barcelona: University of Barcelona.
    This paper questions the basis of a sustainable approach to product design in an attempt to clarify the key issues which are liable to influence the outcome of the development of new products. The paper describes ...
  • Entry routes into Institute of Chartered Accountants on Scotland training: status versus sustainability. 

    Gammie, Elizabeth Black Anderson; Allison, Mark; Matson, Morag (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373217706774, 2017-06-02)
    GAMMIE, E., ALLISON, M. and MATSON, M. 2018. Entry routes into Institute of Chartered Accountants on Scotland training: status versus sustainability. Accounting history [online], 23(1/2), pages 14-43. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373217706774/1032373217706774
    Education plays a pivotal role in establishing the elite status of a profession. This paper sets out to understand the role of social and political influences in the determination of entry routes to professional accounting ...
  • Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. 

    Hunter, Marion; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Gilkison, Andrea; MacGregor, Debbie; Gunn, Jackie (New Zealand College of Midwives https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.8.50-55, 2016-11-30)
    HUNTER, M., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J., GILKISON, A., MACGREGOR, D. and GUNN, J. 2016. Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. New Zealand College of Midwives journal [online], 52, pages 50-55. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.8.50-55
    Background: This article is the third in a series reporting on original research exploring the sustainability of Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) midwifery. Previous publications have described sustainable practice arrangements ...
  • Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed; Laing, Richard Alexander (World Academic Publishing. http://dx.doi/org/10.5963/PHF0202009, 2013-06)
    WILSON, G., KISHK, M. and LAING, R., 2013. Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. Public Health Frontier, 2 (2), pp. 114-121.
    Public spending across the United Kingdom is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the economic downturn. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than the interface between the National Health Service (NHS) and the ...
  • In search of sustainable and responsible consumption. 

    Zabkar, Vesna; Kos Koklic, Mateja; McDonald, Seonaidh; Abosag, Ibrahim (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-04-2018-891, 2018-04-09)
    ZABKAR, V., KOS KOKLIC, M., MCDONALD, S. and ABOSAG, I. 2018. In search of sustainable and responsible consumption. European journal of marketing [online], 52(3/4), pages 470-475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-04-2018-891
    Sustainability entails meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It has become a major norm of behaviour of various societal groups in recent years and it ...
  • An integrated decision support model for the sustainable refurbishment of hospitals and healthcare facilities: developing a prototype. 

    Wilson, Grant (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, 2013-10)
    The National Health Service (NHS) is recognised as the largest public sector institution in Europe. This presents significant challenges in regards to operation and maintenance of the diverse built estate, and the ...
  • Investigating the adoption of sustainable green initiatives in Scottish food and drink SMEs. 

    Dakup, Karan; Fulford, Heather; Sutherland, Bill J. (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd., 2014-09)
    DAKUP, K., FULFORD, H. and SUTHERLAND, B., 2014. Investigating the adoption of sustainable green initiatives in Scottish food and drink SMEs. In: B. GALBRAITH, ed. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 18-19 September 2014. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd. Pp. 507-513
    Increasing concerns towards environmental issues (transportation emissions, global warming, depletion of natural resources) in today’s global economy has resulted in the need for businesses to be more environmentally ...
  • Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Deery, Ruth; Daellenbach, Rea; Davies, Lorna; Gilkison, Andrea; Kensington, Mary; Rankin, Jean (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004 https://www.womenandbirth.org/article/S1871-5192(17)30321-9/fulltext, 2018-04-21)
    CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., GILKISON, A., KENSINGTON, M. and RANKIN, J. 2018. Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. Women and birth [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004
    Background: Globally there are challenges meeting the recruitment and retention needs for rural midwifery. Rural practice is not usually recognised as important and feelings of marginalisation amongst this workforce are ...
  • Key criteria for sustainable wind energy planning – lessons from an institutional perspective on the impact assessment literature. 

    Thygesen, Janne; Agarwal, Abhishek (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.173, 2014-11)
    THYGESEN, J. and AGARWAL, A., 2014. Key criteria for sustainable wind energy planning – lessons from an institutional perspective on the impact assessment literature. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39, pp. 1012-1023.
    An increasing number of researchers stress the importance of national planning institutions׳ role with respect to promoting an “effective” decision-making process in terms of bringing about sustainable energy. Impact ...
  • Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed (Association of Researchers in Constructiom Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-1423-1433_Wilson_Kishk.pdf, 2012-09)
    WILSON, G. and KISHK, M., 2012. Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review. In: S. D. Smith, ed. Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARCOM conference. 3-5 September 2012. London: ARCOM. Pp. 1423-1433
    Hospital refurbishment has taken a secondary role in the last decade, in favour of new build facilities. This has allowed the Client and the Design Team to build and specify with greater flexibility and from essentially ...
  • Management of sustainability transitions through planning in shrinking resource city contexts: an evaluation of Yubari City, Japan. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shih, Wan-yu (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2018.1443004, 2018-03-01)
    MABON, L. and SHIH. W.-Y. 2018. Management of sustainability transitions through planning in shrinking resource city contexts: an evaluation of Yubari City, Japan. Journal of environmental policy and planning [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2018.1443004
    This paper evaluates the planning competences required to enact a managed transition to sustainability at the municipal level for cities facing population, economic and employment decline. Drawing on the 'shrinking cities' ...
  • Material resources optimization for sustainable construction in Nigeria. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Olaleye, Y. O.; Jibrin, N. S. (CIB http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf, 2015-06-10)
    GARBA, A., OLALEYE, Y.O. and JIBRIN, N.S. 2015. Material resources optimization for sustainable construction in Nigeria. In Proceedings of the 12th international post-graduate research conference, 10-12 June 2015, Media City Salford. Rotterdam : CIB [online], ID 071, pages 824-834. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf
    The aim of this paper is to examine the ways by which construction material resources can be optimised towards sustainable material resource preservation. Material waste in construction contributes approximately 30-35% ...
  • No through road: a critical examination of researcher assumptions and approaches to researching sustainability. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Alevizou, Panayiota J. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1548-643520160000013014, 2016-07-01)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C.J. and ALEVIZOU, P.J. 2016. No through road: a critical examination of researcher assumptions and approaches to researching sustainability. Review of marketing research [online], 13: Malhotra, N.K. (ed.) Marketing in and for a sustainable society, pages 139-168. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1548-643520160000013014
    Purpose: The purpose of this chapter is to examine the ways in which academic researchers frame and conduct sustainability research, and to ask to what extent we are limited by these frames. Design/methodology/approach: ...
  • Providing rural and remote rural midwifery care: an 'expensive hobby'. 

    Crowther, Susan (New Zealand College of Midwives https://www.midwife.org.nz/pdf/Journal/Jnl%2052%20article%204.pdf, 2016-05-31)
    CROWTHER, S. 2016. Providing rural and remote rural midwifery care: an 'expensive hobby'. New Zealand College of Midwives' journal [online], 52, pages 26-34. Available from: https://www.midwife.org.nz/pdf/Journal/Jnl%2052%20article%204.pdf
    Background: Providing midwifery care in rural and remote rural regions can be challenging in many ways. This includes financial arrangements for midwives in New Zealand. This paper draws from a larger study exploring the ...
  • Restorative counter-spacing for academic sustainability. 

    Jones, David R. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1086026614545088, 2014-09)
    JONES, D. R., 2014. Restorative counter-spacing for academic sustainability. Organization & Environment, 27 (3), pp. 297-314.
    By combining pertinent theories from environmental psychology and human geography, this article proposes a socio-spatial framework of principles, which could be used by academic actors, to reflexively embody and critically ...
  • Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada. 

    Telesford, John N. (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2014-06)
    The purpose of this research is to show how business and enterprise can align sustainability and sustainable development to create strategic sustainability (SS) procedures, which can be used for planning towards sustainability ...
  • Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: a discussion paper. 

    Crowther, Susan; Hunter, Billie; McAra-Couper, Judith; Warren, Lucie; Gilkison, Andrea; Hunter, Marion; Fielder, Anna; Kirkham, Mavis (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005, 2016-06-08)
    CROWTHER, S., HUNTER, B., MCARA-COUPER, J., WARREN, L., GILKISON, A., HUNTER, M., FIELDER, A. and KIRKHAM, M. 2016. Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: a discussion paper. Midwifery [online], 40, pages 40-48. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005
    Sustainability and resilience are concepts which have recently come into use in the midwifery workforce literature (Wakelin & Skinner, 2007; Sullivan, Lock & Homer, 2011, Yoshida & Sandall, 2013). These notions have appeared ...