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  • Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2016-08-01)
    HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. 2016. Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Thermal improvement of traditional and historic buildings is going to play a crucial role in the achievement of established carbon emission targets. The suitable retrofit options for traditional buildings are, however, ...
  • Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? 

    Cowell, Richard; Ellis, Geraint; Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala; Strachan, Peter; Toke, David (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.006, 2016-10-31)
    COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2016. Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? Energy research and social science [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.006
    Amidst growing analytical interest in the spatial dimensions of sustainable energy transitions, relatively little attention has been given to the role of sub-national government, or the ways in which dominant socio-technical ...
  • 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 https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2016.1200658, 2016-06-29)
    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 [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2016.1200658
    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 ...
  • England's healthy living pharmacy (HLP) initiative: facilitating the engagement of pharmacy support staff in public health. 

    Donovan, G. R.; Paudyal, Vibhu (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.05.010, 2015-05-29)
    DONOVAN, G.R. and PAUDYAL, V. 2016. England's healthy living pharmacy (HLP) initiative: facilitating the engagement of pharmacy support staff in public health. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 12(2), pages 281-292. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.05.010
    Background - The concept of the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) in England was first piloted in Portsmouth in 2010. HLPs proactively promote health and wellbeing, offering brief advice, services or signposting on a range of ...
  • Enhanced microcomputer operation of X-ray diffractometers and subsequent applications. 

    Stewart, Neil Sutherland (The Robert Gordon University School of Applied Sciences, 1992-05)
    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 for ...
  • 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 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 ...