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  • Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Scott, Jonathan R.; Taylor, Bruce J. (Les Presses de l’Universite Laval. http://www.plea2009.arc.ulaval.ca/En/Proceedings.html, 2009-06)
    BENNADJI, A., SCOTT, J. and TAYLOR, B., 2009. Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. In: C.M.H. DEMERS and A. POTVIN, eds. Architecture, Energy and the Occupant’s Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2009) 22-24 June 2009. Quebec, Canada: Les Presses de l’Universite Laval. Pp. 3.2.6
    The increase in energy price has sparked a debate in the UK as to what would be the best way to address this problem. The British Prime Minister gave a straightforward and radical answer, suggesting that, existing ...
  • Engagement on risk and uncertainty – lessons from coastal regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan after the 2011 nuclear disaster? 

    Mabon, Leslie; Kawabe, Midori (Taylor and Francis, 2016)
    MABON, L. and KAWABE, M. 2016. Engagement on risk and uncertainty – lessons from coastal regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan after the 2011 nuclear disaster? Journal of risk research, (accepted).
    This paper uses the case study of the south-east coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan to draw lessons for risk communication under situations of high uncertainty and conditions of varying trust. Based on an existing field ...
  • Engaging patients, clinicians and health funders in weight management: the Counterweight Programme. 

    Counterweight Project Team; McQuigg, Maria; Brown, Jennifer E.; Broom, Iain; Laws, Rachel A.; Reckless, John P. D.; Noble, Paula A.; Kumar, Sudhesh; McCombie, E. Louise; Lean, Mike E. J.; Lyons, G. Felicity; Mongia, Sarika; Frost, Gary S.; Quinn, Marney F.; Barth, Julian H.; Haynes, Sarah M.; Finer, Nick; Haslam, David W.; Ross, Hazel M.; Hole, David J.; Radziwonik, Steven (Oxford University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmn081, 2008-12)
    THE COUNTERWEIGHT PROJECT TEAM: MCQUIGG, M., BROWN, J. E., BROOM, J. I., LAWS, R. A., RECKLESS, J. P. D., NOBLE, P. A., KUMAR, S., MCCOMBIE, E. L., LEAN, M. E. J., LYONS, G. F., MONGIA, S., FROST, G. S., QUINN, M. F., BARTH, J. H., HAYNES, S. M., FINER, N., HASLAM, D. W., ROSS, H. M., HOLE, D. J., and RADZIWONIK, S., 3008. Engaging patients, clinicians and health funders in weight management: the Counterweight Programme. Family Practice, 25 (S1), pp. i79-i86.
    Background. The Counterweight Programme provides an evidence based and effective approach for weight management in routine primary care. Uptake of the programme has been variable for practices and patients. Aim. To explore ...
  • Engaging the future. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (2014-08-13)
    Whilst design thinking and user needs and experience remain important to the debate about design and design as a driver of innovation, this paper suggests that greater attention should be given to the increasing importance ...
  • Engineering assessment made easy: the 'Energysave' approach. 

    Bouchlagem, N. M.; Holmes, M.; Loveday, D.; Bennadji, Amar (Univesity of Salford, School of the Built Environment, 2005)
    BOUCHLAGHEM, N. M., HOLMES, M., LOVEDAY, D. and BENNADJI, A., 2005. Engineering assessment made easy: the ‘Energysave’ approach. In: nD modelling roadmap: a vision for nD-enabled construction. Salford: University of Salford, School of the Built Environment. pp. 62-69.
    Whilst naturally ventilated buildings are currently considered to be the ideal solution to low energy design there remain a large proportion of buildings for which air conditioning offers the only practical solution. This ...
  • The engineering dimension of nD modelling: performance assessment at conceptual design stage. 

    Bouchlaghem, N. B.; Holmes, M.; Loveday, D.; Bennadji, Amar (ITcon.org http://www.itcon.org/data/works/att/2005_3.content.04818.pdf, 2005-04)
    BOUCHLAGHEM, N. B., HOLMES, M., LOVEDAY, D. and BENNADJI, A., 2005. The engineering dimension of nD modelling: performance assessment at conceptual design stage. ITcon Vol. 10, Special Issue From 3D to nD modelling , pg. 17-25.
    Whilst naturally ventilated buildings are currently considered to be the ideal solution to low energy design there remain a large proportion of buildings for which air conditioning offers the only practical solution. The ...
  • Engineers learning to become entrepreneurs: stimulations and barriers in Israel. 

    Chorev, Schaul; Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJCEELL.2006.010956, 2006)
    CHOREV, S. and ANDERSON, A.R., 2006. Engineers learning to become entrepreneurs: stimulations and barriers in Israel. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning, 16 (5), PP. 321-340.
    This paper explores the processes by which Israeli engineers become entrepreneurs. We employed a qualitative approach, using ethnographic life history interviews with nine entrepreneurial engineers. We find that the ...
  • Enhanced microcomputer operation of X-ray diffractometers and subsequent applications. 

    Stewart, Neil Sutherland (The Robert Gordon University School of Applied Sciences, 1992-05)
    COX, P. J., DOIDGE-HARRISON, S., NOWELL, I., STEWART, N., HOWIE, R. and TURNER, A., 1989. Structure of la,2,3,7b-Tetrahydro-1-phynyl-lH-cyclopropa[a]naphthalene. Acta crystallographica C45, p. 1452
     
    COX, P., STEWART, N., TURNER, A. and HOWIE, R., 1990. Crystal and molecular structure of the product from solvolysis of DHEA tosylate in benzyl alcohol. Journal of Crystallographic and Spectroscopal Research, 20 (6), p. 577
     
    COX, P., STEWART, N., TURNER, A. and HOWIE, R., 1990. Crystal and molecular structure of the product form solvolysis of DHEA tosylate in benzyl alcohol. Poster presentation at the 1990 British Crystallographic Association spring conference, Exeter University, England
     
    WILSON, C. C., COX, P. J. and STEWART, N. S., 1991. Structure and disorder in schultenite, lead hydrogen arsenate. Journal of Crystallographic and Spectroscopal Research, 21 (5), p. 589
     
    HARSTON, P., HOWIE, R. A., McQUILLAN, G. P., WARDELL, J. L., ZANETTI, E., DOIDGE-HARRISON, S. M. S. V., STEWART, N. S. and COX, P. J., 1991. Crystal structure and coordination chemistry of (2-carbomethoxyethyl)iodoiphenylstannane, IPh2SnCH2CO2Me. Polyhedron, 10 (10), p. 1085
     
    WILSON, C. C., KEEN, D. A. and STEWART, N. S., 1992. Hydrogen atom positions in 3-deazauracil. Chemical Communications.
     
    The work described within this thesis is mainly concerned with the solution and refinement of the molecular structures of a variety of novel compounds. A number of X-ray and neutron diffractometers have been utilised ...
  • Enhancement of thermal conductivity of materials using different forms of natural graphite. 

    Desai, S.; Njuguna, James (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012017, 2012)
    DESAI, S. and NJUGUNA, J., 2012. Enhancement of thermal conductivity of materials using different forms of natural graphite. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40, pp. 012017
    The quest for improvement of thermal conductivity in every area including aerospace structures is gaining momentum as the modern day technology is embedded with electronics which generate considerable amounts of heat energy. ...
  • Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher education. 

    Thayaparan, Menaha; Siriwardena, Mohan; Malalgoda, Chamindi Ishara; Amaratunga, Dilanthi; Lill, Irene; Kaklauskas, Arturas (Emerald Group Publishing., 2015)
    THAYAPARAN, M., SIRIWARDENA, M., MALALGODA, C. I., AMARATUNGA, D., LILL, I. and KAKLAUSKAS, A., 2015. Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher education. Disaster Prevention and Management, 24 (3), pp. 338-354.
    Purpose – Due to the complexities involved in disasters and due to the peculiar nature of post-disaster reconstruction, built environment professionals require continuous updating of their skills and knowledge to contribute ...
  • Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives. 

    Reijonen, Eeva Katriina (The Robert Gordon University Grays School of Art, 2010-08)
    Worldwide, externally supported craft development initiatives aim to enhance the capability of local craft producers to succeed in globalized markets. However, the contribution that these organizations make towards the ...
  • Enterprise education with Chinese characteristics: policy, practices and uneven development in PRC. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Zhang, Xiuxiang (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JEEE-12-2014-0047, 2015)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and ZHANG, X., 2015. Enterprise education with Chinese characteristics: policy, practices and uneven development in PRC. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 7 (3), pp. 276-292.
    Purpose – The paper aims to review the emergence and nature of entrepreneurship education in China. This paper considers the variability of developments in practices despite policy. In turn, this allows one to consider ...
  • The entrepreneur as hero and jester: enacting the entrepreneurial discourse. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Warren, Lorraine (SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242611416417, 2011-08)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and WARREN, L., 2011. The entrepreneur as hero and jester: enacting the entrepreneurial discourse. International Small Business Journal, 29 (6), pp. 589 – 609.
    Employing a social construction perspective, we argue that entrepreneurs are uniquely empowered by entrepreneurial discourse to bring about creative destruction. Analysis of the representation of entrepreneurship in the ...
  • Entrepreneurial networking, trust process and virtual interactions. 

    Hardwick, Jialin (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2010-10)
    The aim of this research was to understand the entrepreneurial networking process and the role played by virtual interactions. In particular, the objective was to establishing how, and if, virtual interactions enhanced ...
  • The entrepreneurial process and the role of gender: a comparative study of entrepreneurs in the business services and technology sectors in Scotland. 

    Kearney, Gemma (Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting & Finance, 2012-10)
    The comparatively low levels of entrepreneurship in Scotland and in particular, low rates of female entrepreneurship are well documented and have been the focus of numerous government policies. In addition, there are ...
  • Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Park, John; Jack, Sarah L. (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242607076526, 2007-06)
    ANDERSON, A., PARK, J. and JACK, S.L., 2007. Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. International Small Business Journal, 25 (3), pp. 245-272.
    Although the literature on social capital has increased dramatically in recent years, concerns have been raised about the expanse of applications of the term, diversity of constructs, definitions and variety of analyses. ...
  • An entrepreneurial theorising of the recycling industry. 

    Gan, Bee Ching (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2010)
    The research interest for this study began with a general observation of the lack of theory-practice integration between the academic context of recycling and entrepreneurship set against the growth in the recycling ...
  • Entrepreneurship activities in rural Tanzania: understanding women's micro businesses. 

    Ssendi, Lucy Boniface (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2013-02)
    In rural Tanzania women play a crucially important role in social and economic production. However, the constraints of poverty, combined with poor infrastructure and minimal resources, limit entrepreneurial possibilities. ...
  • Entrepreneurship as connecting: some implications for theorising and practice. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Jack, Sarah L. (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00251741211227708, 2012)
    ANDERSON, A. R., DODD, S. D. and JACK, S. L., 2012. Entrepreneurship as connecting: some implications for theorising and practice. Management Decision, 50 (5), pp. 958-971
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider why entrepreneurship theorising has become fragmented and how the research problem might be resolved. Design/methodology/approach – The authors first examine how ...
  • Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. 

    Schaeffer, Dorothea; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (University of East Anglia http://ideas.repec.org/p/uea/aepppr/2010_9.html, 2010-05)
    SCHAEFFER, D., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C., 2010. Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. University of East Anglia AEP Discussion Papers in Economics, Paper 2010_09.
    We investigate the link between the propensity to become an entrepreneur and exogenous release from financial constraints in Germany. This is defined in terms of the movement from employment to self employment on receipt ...