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  • Fiduciary content in joint ventures and partnering contracts in the construction industry. 

    Begg, Paul D. (LexisNexis, 2003-10)
    BEGG, P.D., 2003. Fiduciary content in joint ventures and partnering contracts in the construction industry. Scottish Law & Practice Quarterly, 8 (4), pp. 272-288
    ‘Partnering’ is a co-operative arrangement in the construction industry which is commonly based on general expressions of trust, co-operation and good faith. However it seems that partnering parties can have negligible ...
  • Finding the hidden gems: recommending untagged music. 

    Horsburgh, Ben; Craw, Susan; Massie, Stewart; Boswell, Robin (AAAI Press/ International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence., 2011)
    HORSBURGH, B., CRAW, S., MASSIE, S. and BOSWELL, R., 2011. Finding the hidden gems: recommending untagged music. In: WALSH, T., ed. Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 16-22 July 2011. Menlo Park, California: AAAI Press/ International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence. Pp. 2256-2261
    We have developed a novel hybrid representation for Music Information Retrieval. Our representation is built by incorporating audio content into the tag space in a tag-track matrix, and then learning hybrid concepts ...
  • First catch your fish: designing a “low energy fish” label. 

    Grinnall, Andy; Burnett, Simon M. (MDPI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su7056086, 2015-05)
    GRINNALL, A. and BURNETT, S., 2015. First catch your fish: designing a “low energy fish” label. Sustainability, 7 (5), pp. 6086-6101.
    This paper explores the application of information design principles to label design for fish packaging, identifying energy implications for the product. This stage of the project has consisted of: A review and distillation ...
  • First line supervisors in the offshore oil and gas industry. 

    Carnegie, David (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 1998-07)
    The offshore oil and gas industry has created significant wealth for the UK economy; approximately 250 billion Great British Pounds (GBP) since oil was discovered under the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) of which ...
  • Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty? 

    Mabon, Leslie; Kawabe, Midori (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2015.1051425, 2015)
    MABON, L. and KAWABE, M., 2015. Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty? Costal Management, Vol 43(5) p.p. 498-518.
    This article evaluates factors driving perception of risk and uncertainty in fisheries in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, following the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident. Particular attention is paid to lessons ...
  • Five types of complexity. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press http://www.policypress.co.uk/journals_jpsj.asp, 2005-02)
    SPICKER, P., 2005. Five types of complexity. Benefits, 13 (1), pp. 5 – 9.
    This article describes five types of complexity in the operation of social security benefits. The first is intrinsic complexity: some benefits are complex in their concept, structure or operation. The second is extrinsic: ...
  • Flow induced acoustic resonances in heat exchangers. 

    Rae, George J. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1986-03)
    This thesis describes an investigation into the acoustic phenomenon in in-line tubular heat exchangers subjected to cross flow. The flow through such a heat exchanger can result in the production of very high noise ...
  • Flying in the face of environmental concern: why green consumers continue to fly. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Thyne, Maree; Timmis, Andrew J.; Carlile, Claire (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2015.1059352, 2015-08)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C. J., THYNE, M., TIMMIS, A. J. and CARLILE, C., 2015. Flying in the face of environmental concern: why green consumers continue to fly. Journal of Marketing Management, 31 (13-14), pp. 1503-1528.
    Some unsustainable consumer behaviours have proved extremely hard to change or even challenge. Despite the fact that flying can be more damaging than any other activity that an individual can undertake, many otherwise ...
  • A follow-up study of professionals' perspectives on the development of family health nursing in Scotland: a questionnaire survey 

    Macduff, Colin (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.05.004, 2006-03)
    MACDUFF, C., 2006. A follow-up study of professionals' perspectives on the development of family health nursing in Scotland: a questionnaire survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43 (3), pp. 345-356
    Background In 1998 the World Health Organisation Europe introduced the Family Health Nurse concept. The envisaged role of this community-based nurse was seen as multi-faceted and included helping individuals, families ...
  • Foreword. 

    Agnew, Michael (IDEAS Research Institute, Robert Gordon University., 2011)
    AGNEW, M., 2011. Foreword. In: M. AGNEW, ed. Hurricane Lamb at Duff House. Aberdeen: IDEAS Research Institute. Pp. 4-5
  • A formalism for describing and simulating systems with interacting components. 

    Corr, Glenn A. (The Robert Gordon University School of Computing, 1996-05)
    This thesis addresses the problem of descriptive complexity presented by systems involving a high number of interacting components. It investigates the evaluation measure of performability and its application to such ...
  • Formulation studies on cysteamine for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. 

    Buchan, Barbara Elizabeth (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-08)
    Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of almost all organs. It is treated by regular oral and topical administration of the aminothiol, ...
  • Forward and backward motion control of a vibro-impact capsule system. 

    Liu, Yang; Pavlovskaia, Ekaterina; Wiercigroch, Marian; Peng, Zhike (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2014.10.009, 2015-04)
    LIU, Y., PAVLOVSKAIA, E., WIERCIGROCH, M. and PENG, Z., 2014. Forward and backward motion control of a vibro-impact capsule system. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 70, pp. 30-46.
    A capsule system driven by a harmonic force applied to its inner mass is considered in this study. Four various friction models are employed to describe motion of the capsule in different environments taking into account ...
  • Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states. 

    Otitoju, Afolabi (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2010-05)
    Worldwide energy policies are built on three pillars: ‘cost competitiveness’, ‘security of energy supply’, and ‘environmental responsibility.’ This has brought about the integration of renewable energy sources into national ...
  • A framework using institutional analysis and the capability approach in ICT4D. 

    Bass, Julian M.; Nicholson, Brian; Subhramanian, Eswaran (University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. http://www.itidjournal.org/index.php/itid/article/view/1028, 2013)
    BASS, J. M., NICHOLSON, B. and SUBHRAMANIAN, E., 2013. A framework using institutional analysis and the capability approach in ICT4D. Information Technologies & International Development, 9 (1), pp. 19-35.
    nstitutional theory and the capability approach have grown inºuential in development research and practice. Both theories offer analytical tools for interpreting and guiding information and communication technology for ...
  • Fraternity, legitimacy and (his)tory: the collective presentation of entrepreneur stories as excess. 

    Warren, Lorraine; Smith, Robert (New Mexico State University (NMSU) http://tamarajournal.com/, 2009-09)
    WARREN, L. and SMITH, R., 2009. Fraternity, legitimacy and (his)tory: the collective presentation of entrepreneur stories as excess. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 8 (1), pp. 48-58.
    This paper is about an entrepreneurial fraternity and its role in reworking and reframing entrepreneurial excess. We achieve this through considering the historical presentation of the entrepreneur as an isolated individual, ...
  • Freedom of religion and gender equality: inclusive or exclusive? 

    Stuart, Alison (Oxford University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hrlr/ngq014, 2010-09)
    STUART, A., 2010. Freedom of religion and gender equality: inclusive or exclusive? Human Rights Law Review, 10 (3), pp. 429-459.
    This article critically analyses European jurisprudence to ascertain the extent to which the right to freedom of religion has been interpreted as a right of religion to internal autonomy. It asserts that women are being ...
  • Freedom of speech and the limits of UK criminal legislation. 

    Ezeani, Elimma C. (Islamic University of Uganda., 2009-01)
    EZEANI, E. C., 2009. Freedom of speech and the limits of UK criminal legislation. Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 3, pp. 135 - 172.
    This article draws attention to the fact that while the application of criminal law may serve to punish racially aggravated offences where they can be proved, such legislation in themselves do little to address the causes ...
  • French and British corporate political strategies in the case of the European Merger Control Regime: national or European? 

    Aubry, Nathalie O. (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2009-02)
    Has the construction of a European level playing field in terms of policy solutions in the merger control field led to a de facto standardisation of European corporate modes of representation? This study challenges ...
  • Freshwater bacterial diversity, functions and stability. 

    Giaramida, Luca (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2013-05)
    Biodiversity is declining worldwide with detrimental effects on ecosystems functions and services that it sustains. The relationship between biodiversity and freshwater purification remains unclear. Freshwater purification ...