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  • Agency costs, corporate governance mechanisms and ownership structure in large UK publicly quoted companies: a panel data analysis. 

    McKnight, Phillip J.; Weir, Charlie (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2007.09.008, 2008-02-01)
    MCKNIGHT, P.J. and WEIR, C. 2009. Agency costs, corporate governance mechanisms and ownership structure in large UK publicly quoted companies: a panel data analysis. The quarterly review of economics and finance [online], 49(2), pages 139-158. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2007.09.008
    This paper examines the impact of governance and ownership variables on agency costs for a panel of large UK quoted companies. We use three measures of agency costs: the ratio of sales-to-total assets, the interaction of ...
  • Agile method tailoring in distributed enterprises: product owner teams. 

    Bass, Julian M. (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2013.27, 2013-08)
    BASS, J. M., 2013. Agile method tailoring in distributed enterprises: product owner teams. In: ICGSE 2013: 2013 IEEE 8th international Conference on Global Software Engineering. 26-29 August 2013. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE. Pp. 154-163.
    This paper explores practitioner descriptions of agile method tailoring in large-scale offshore or outsourced enterprise projects. Specifically, tailoring of the product owner role is discussed. The product owner ...
  • Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences. 

    Duncan, Eilidh Mairi (Robert Gordon University School of Applied Social Studies, 2010-10)
    This PhD project investigated the nature, occurrence , and consequences of alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy. The main objective bieng to identify those at risk of continued alcohol and nicotine use, to determine ...
  • Alcohol: through our eyes; young people’s representations of drinking in Scotland. 

    Hackett, Charlie; Seaman, Pete; Edgar, Fiona (Glasgow Centre for Population Health http://www.gcph.co.uk/assets/0000/3174/Book_final_version.pdf, 2012-03)
    HACKETT, C., SEAMAN, P. and EDGAR, F., 2012. Alcohol: through our eyes; young people’s representations of drinking in Scotland. Glasgow: Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
    This book is based on a research project that explored how young men and women use alcohol as they move from their mid teens through to their late twenties. This period of life is sometimes referred to as ‘the transition ...
  • Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels. 

    Jonsson, Bjorn Thor; Larusdottir, Marta Kristin; Daniels, Mats; Clear, Alison; Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757419, 2016-10-12)
    JONSSON, B.T., LARUSDOTTIR, M.K., DANIELS, M., CLEAR, A., CLEAR, T. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2016. Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 1-9. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757419.
    Quality assurance is a subject that has grown dramatically in importance in recent times. In previous work, we have described how the ACM Curricula can be used to support the Quality Assurance process of educational programs, ...
  • All of your co-workers are gone: story, substance, and the empathic puzzler. 

    Heron, Michael James; Belford, Pauline Helen (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. http://www.gamescriticism.org/articles/heronbelford-2-1, 2015-01)
    HERON, M. J. and BELFORD, P. H., 2015. All of your co-workers are gone: story, substance, and the empathic puzzler. Journal of Games Criticism, 2 (1)
    Narrative games such as The Walking Dead, Gone Home, Dear Esther and The Stanley Parable are difficult to situate into the general framework of game genres that are popularly, albeit informally, understood by mainstream ...
  • The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. 

    Baghdadi, Ahmad Mohammadhasan A. (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Build Environment, 2017-03-01)
    BAGHDADI, A.M.A. 2017. The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Airports projects, amongst other construction projects, are considered very complex as they face a number of challenges that inevitably cause them to become exposed to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the sector of aviation is ...
  • Alterations in the macronutrient content of the diet and the effects on body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the control of energy metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 

    Gryka, Anna (Robert Gordon University Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, 2011-10)
    Background/Objective: Several studies have shown that a low carbohydrate diet (LCHOD) can improve glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The objective of the current study was to compare two ways of administration ...
  • Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Guelph https://doi.org/10.21083/csieci.v8i2.2122, 2012)
    DOUGLAS, A., 2012. Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. Critical Studies in Improvisation. [online] 8 (2). Available from: http://www.criticalimprov.com/issue/view/158 [Accessed 18 August 2014]
    "Replacing artist with player as if adopting an alias is a way of altering a fixed identity. And a changed identity is a principle of mobility, of going from one place to another…" (Kaprow, Essays on the Blurring of Art ...
  • Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). 

    Ranstam, Jonas; Turkiewicz, Aleksandra; Boonen, Steven; Van Meirhaeghe, Jan; Bastian, Leonard; Wardlaw, Douglas (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-35, 2012-03-24)
    RANSTAM, J., TURKIEWICZ, A., BOONEN, S., VAN MEIRHAEGHE, J., BASTIAN, L. and WARDLAW, D. 2012. Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). BMC medical research methodology [online], 12, article 35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-35
    Background - Clinical trial participants may be temporarily absent or withdraw from trials, leading to missing data. In intention-to-treat (ITT) analyses, several approaches are used for handling the missing information - ...
  • An alternative design for electrostatically accelerated ion beam fusion. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Gerrard, Claire E. (British Interplanetary Society http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.336, 2015-11-01)
    MACLEOD, C. and GERRARD, C.E., 2015. An alternative design for electrostatically accelerated ion beam fusion. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], Vol 68 (11), pp. 336-341. Available from: http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.336
    Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) is an alternative approach to nuclear fusion which uses electrostatically accelerated ions instead of hot plasmas. The best known device that utilises the principle is the ...
  • Alternative strategies for security labelling/encoding of paper and plastic products. 

    Officer, Simon J. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2005-04)
    A literature and patent review of current optical security techniques has been carried out and identified a need in the market for an improved optical security label to rival molecular fluorescent dyes. The label proposed ...
  • Ambivalence and ambiguity in social enterprise: narratives about values in reconciling purpose and practices. 

    Diochon, Monica C.; Anderson, Alistair R. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11365-010-0161-0, 2011-03)
    DIOCHON, M. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2011. Ambivalence and ambiguity in social enterprise: narratives about values in reconciling purpose and practices. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 7 (1), pp. 93-109
    Social enterprises are unusual change organizations; typically their purpose is to bring about change to improve social well-being. Yet they do so in unusual ways. Traditional entrepreneurs generate social value as a ...
  • Analysing creative image search information needs. 

    Konkova, Elena; MacFarlane, Andrew; Goker, Ayse (ISKO UK http://www.iskouk.org/content/analysing-creative-image-search-information-needs, 2015-09-10)
    KONKOVA, E., MACFARLANE, A. and GOKER, A. 2015. Analysing creative image search information needs. In the Proceedings of the ISKO UK biennial conference: knowledge organization - making a difference, 13-14 July 2015, London, UK. London: ISKO [online]. Available from: http://www.iskouk.org/content/analysing-creative-image-search-information-needs
    Creative professionals in advertising, marketing, design and journalism search for images to visually represent a concept for their project. The main purpose of this paper is to present an analysis of documents known as ...
  • Analysis and hardware testing of cell capacitor discharge currents during DC faults in half-bridge modular multilevel converters. 

    Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Jovcic, Dragan (IEEE https://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2015.0010, 2015-02-10)
    ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H. and JOVCIC, D. 2015. Analysis and hardware testing of cell capacitor discharge currents during DC faults in half-bridge modular multilevel converters. In the Proceedings of the 11th international conference on AC and DC power transmission, 10-12 February 2015, Birminham, UK. New York: IEEE [online], pages 1-7. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2015.0010
    This paper focuses on the behaviour of the cell capacitor discharge currents during DC faults in half-bridge modular multilevel converters. Active switches, not designed for fault conditions, are tripped to minimize discharge ...
  • An analysis of age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics within information retrieval tasks. 

    Crabb, Michael; Hanson, Vicki L. (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2856046, 2016-05)
    CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. An analysis of age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics within information retrieval tasks. ACM transactions on accessible computing (TACCESS) [online], 8(3), article number 10. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2856046
    This work presents two studies that aim to discover whether age can be used as a suitable metric for distinguishing performance between individuals or if other factors can provide greater insight. Information retrieval ...
  • An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen. 

    Gibbons-Wood, David; Tait, Elizabeth; Copper, Katie (Robert Gordon University, 2009-10-31)
    GIBBONS-WOOD, D., TAIT, E. and MORRISON, K. 2009. An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    The relationship between alcohol and crime is highly topical and increasingly important to policy makers. The connection between alcohol consumption and crime has significant implications for the implementation of appropriate ...
  • Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Toniolo, A. (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150191, 2015-09)
    LEON, M. and TONIOLO, A., 2015. Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages. In: L. MAHJOUBI, C. A. BREBBIA and R. LAING, eds. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations. Southampton: WIT Press. Pp. 217-228.
    The early design stages are the most vital for the development of the design of a building project and the decisions taken during these steps are significant for the further progress of the project, regarding aspects like ...
  • An analysis of eParticipation in Scottish local authorities 

    Tait, Elizabeth (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2010-03)
    Consulting the public in policy making is a statutory obligation for Scottish local authorities but ‘traditional’ forms of public participation such as public meetings are not considered to be effective for engaging a ...
  • Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.046, 2015-06-14)
    HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings. Energy procedia [online], 78: Proceedings of the 6th international building physics conference (IBPC 2015), 14-17 June 2015, Torino, Italy, pages 639-644. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.046
    Due to the relevance of the internal boundary conditions and the lack of specific data for the Scottish context, an exploration of the internal environment of traditional dwellings is needed. In this study the indoor climate ...