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  • 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 as socially situated in a rural poor fishing community. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Obeng, Bernard A. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.11.015, 2016-11-24)
    ANDERSON, A. and OBENG, B. A. 2016. Enterprise as socially situated in a rural poor fishing community. Journal of rural studies [online], 49, pages 23-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.11.015
    We examine enterprise processes in a poor rural fishing village in Ghana, having become interested in why poverty persists in spite of considerable industry. Our case study uses the village as the unit for analysis because ...
  • 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 and poetry: analyzing an aesthetic dimension. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-09-2012-0103, 2015-07-01)
    SMITH, R. 2015. Entrepreneurship and poetry: analyzing an aesthetic dimension. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 22(3), pages 450-472. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-09-2012-0103
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the aesthetic dimension of entrepreneur poems. The notion of the entrepreneur as storyteller, and the entrepreneur story as cultural genres have become so firmly entrenched in ...
  • Entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon: reconnecting meanings and place. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Gaddefors, Johan (Inderscience https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2016.077576, 2016-07-01)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2016. Entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon: reconnecting meanings and place. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (online), 28(4), pages 504-518. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2016.077576
    This paper explores entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon to establish the roles of entrepreneurship within the social and spatial boundaries of place. During the decade of studying this place through an entrepreneurial ...
  • 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 as re-sourcing: towards a new image of entrepreneurship in a time of financial, economic and socio-spatial crisis. 

    Korsgaard, Steffen; Anderson, Alistair R.; Gaddesfors, Johan (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-03-2014-0002, 2016-04-01)
    KORSGAARD, S., ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2016. Entrepreneurship as re-sourcing: Towards a new image of entrepreneurship in a time of financial, economic and socio-spatial crisis. Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy [online], 10(2), pages 178-202. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-03-2014-0002
    The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship that can help researchers, policymakers and practitioners develop entrepreneurial responses to the current economic, environmental and socio-spatial ...
  • Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. 

    Schäfer, Dorothea; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.05.010, 2011-07-02)
    SCHA̋FER, D., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C. 2011. Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. Economic modelling [online], 28(5), pages 2174-2180. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.05.010
    We investigate the link between the propensity to become an entrepreneur and the exogenous release from financial constraints in Germany. This is defined in terms of the movement from employment to self-employment on receipt ...
  • Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. 

    Schäfer, Dorothea; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (University of East Anglia http://ideas.repec.org/p/uea/aepppr/2010_9.html, 2010-05)
    SCHA̋FER, 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 ...
  • Entrepreneurship: a divergent pathway out of crime. 

    Smith, Robert (Cambridge Scholars Publisher., 2009)
    SMITH, R., 2009. Entrepreneurship: a divergent pathway out of crime. In: K. JAISHANKAR (ed.) International perspectives on crime and justice. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 162-184.
    This chapter illustrates how knowledge of entrepreneurship can be used as a diversionary mechanism to divert and lead offenders out of crime. Indeed, entrepreneurship offers such a divergent pathway but paradoxically ...
  • The Environing Air: A meditation on communications structures in natural environments. 

    Spark, Judy (University of Windsor, Canada. http://www.phaenex.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/phaenex/article/view/3908/3094, 2013)
    SPARK, J., 2013. The Environing Air: A meditation on communications structures in natural environments. PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, 8 (1), pp. 185-207.
    Any attention paid to the positioning of telecommunications installations in natural landscapes usually relates to the aesthetic impact. However, such paraphernalia, particularly when contrasted with “natural” surroundings, ...
  • Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (Robert Gordon University. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A., 2014. Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 3-12.
    Since the elaboration of the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities in 2007, energy retrofit has become one of the priorities for the European Union. However, to achieve a sustainable development of the built ...
  • Environmental design using dynamic insulation. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers., 2000-07)
    TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S., 2000. Environmental design using dynamic insulation. ASHRAE Transactions, 106(1), pp. 15- 26.
    In conventional airtight buildings, the architect has considerable freedom to decide how much the external environment will influence the internal heating, cooling, and ventilation loads. The services engineer provides the ...
  • The environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy generation. 

    Dacre, Sarah Lynn (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2007-07)
    The thesis discusses the environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy. Using an iterative approach and drawing upon a number of different methodologies the thesis attempts to evaluate the ...