Recent Submissions

  • The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Elliott, Joanneke (Communications in information literacy http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=v10i1p99, 2016-06-01)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and ELLIOTT, J. 2016. The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians. Communications in information literacy [online], 10(1), pages 99-115. Available from: http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=v10i1p99
    This paper examines the extent to which public librarians are successfully prepared to engage the community in digital literacy and inclusion. A qualitative, multiple case study research design was chosen, using an analysis ...
  • Linking physicians' medical practice information needs, resources and barriers to job satisfaction: a moderated mediation model. 

    Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Gorezis, P.; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Deligeorgis, D.; Niakas, Dimitris (Emerald, 2016)
    KOSTAGIOLAS, P., GOREZIS, P., MARTZOUKOU, K., DELIGEORGIS, D. and NIAKAS, D. 2016. Linking physicians' medical practice information needs, resources and barriers to job satisfaction: a moderated mediation model. Journal of documentation [online], (accepted).
    Purpose: Medical doctors seek information in order to satisfy their demanding everyday work practices and professional development endeavours. Information seeking is acontinuous goal-related process that has impact on how ...
  • An analysis of seasonality fluctuations in the oil and gas stock returns. 

    Sanusi, Muhammad Surajo; Ahmad, Farooq (Cogent OA https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2015.1128133, 2016-01-04)
    SANUSI, M.S. and AHMAD, F 2016. An analysis of seasonality fluctuations in the oil and gas stock returns. Cogent economics and finance [online], 4: 1128133. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2015.1128133
    This paper investigates the existence of seasonality anomalies in the stock returns of the oil and gas companies on the London Stock Exchange. It employs F-test, Kruskal–Wallis and Tukey tests to examine days-of-the-week ...
  • Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Burnett, Simon M.; Muir, Laura J. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23595, 2015-09-23)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H., BURNETT, S. and MUIR, L. 2015. Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) [online], Early View. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23595
    No prior research has been identified that investigates the causal factors for workplace exploratory search task performance. The impact of user, task, and environmental factors on user satisfaction and task performance ...
  • Do company directors underestimate the adoption of corporate governance provisions? A survey approach. 

    Owusu, Andrews; Weir, Charlie (David Publishing https://dx.doi.org/10.17265/1548-6583/2013.11.010, 2013-11-30)
    OWUSU, A. and WEIR, C. 2013. Do company directors underestimate the adoption of corporate governance provisions? A survey approach. Journal of modern accounting and auditing [online], 9(11), pages 1526-1534. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.17265/1548-6583/2013.11.010
    This paper examines whether company directors underestimate the adoption of corporate governance provisions within Ghanaian listed firms. Using a survey approach, the respondents, who were company executives and non-executive ...
  • Cultural resilience: the production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. 

    Beel, David; Wallace, Claire; Webster, Gemma; Nguyen, Hai; Tait, Elizabeth; MacLeod, Marsaili; Mellish, Chris (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.05.002, 2015-10-09)
    BEEL, D.E., WALLACE, C.D., WEBSTER, G., NGUYEN, H., TAIT, E., MACLEOD, M. and MELLISH, C. 2015. Cultural resilience: the production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. Journal of rural studies [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.05.002
    The following paper addresses a lacuna in the literature relating to the concept of resilience. To date, cultural activity in relation to resilient communities has been given little attention and this paper will highlight ...
  • Beyond REF 2014: the impact of impact assessment on the future of information research. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Bloice, Lyndsay (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636291, 2016-03-07)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H. and BLOICE, L. 2016. Beyond REF 2014: the impact of impact assessment on the future of information research. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 369-385. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636291
    The importance of demonstrating value for money in terms of academic research beyond the walls of institutions grows stronger as demonstrated by the inclusion of impact assessment in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence ...
  • An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps. 

    Lupton, Deborah; Pedersen, Sarah (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.01.008, 2016-02-10)
    LUPTON, D. and PEDERSEN, S. 2016. An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps. Women and birth [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.01.008
    Background There are now many pregnancy and parenting apps available on the market for both pregnancy and parenting. Aims To investigate how Australian women use pregnancy and parenting apps, their attitudes about ...
  • 'What are you feeling right now?': communities of maternal feeling on Mumsnet. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Lupton, Deborah (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2016.05.001, 2016-05-14)
    PEDERSEN, S. and LUPTON, D. 2016. 'What are you feeling right now?': communities of maternal feeling on Mumsnet. Emotion, space and society [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2016.05.001
    In this article, we present an analysis of how communities of maternal feeling are configured by users on the discussion boards of Mumsnet, a popular British online parenting forum. A search was conducted to find threads ...
  • No through road: a critical examination of researcher assumptions and approaches to researching sustainability. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Alevizou, Panayiota J. (Emerald, 2016)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C.J. and ALEVIZOU, P.J. 2016. No through road: a critical examination of researcher assumptions and approaches to researching sustainability. Review of marketing research, (accepted).
    Purpose: The purpose of this chapter is to examine the ways in which academic researchers frame and conduct sustainability research, and to ask to what extent we are limited by these frames. Design/methodology/approach: ...
  • (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. 

    Tait, Elizabeth; Laing, Richard Alexander; Grinnall, Andy; Burnett, Simon M.; Isaacs, John (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306, 2016-03-11)
    TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S. and ISAACS, J. 2016. (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 420-433. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306
    Cultural heritage is increasingly being viewed as an economic asset for geographic areas who aim to capitalise in the surge in interest in local history and heritage tourism from members of the public. Digital technologies ...
  • Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)? 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; O'Shea, Mary (Emerald (ASLIB) https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-02-2016-0010, 2016)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. AND O’SHEA, M., 2016. ’Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)? Aslib Journal of Information Management, (accepted). The published version of this will be made available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-02-2016-0010
    Purpose – To explore the use of Twitter by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) for the provision of constituency-related information, or in support of their constituency service work. Design/methodology/approach ...
  • Modelling oil and gas stock returns using multi factor asset pricing model including oil price exposure. 

    Sanusi, Muhammad Surajo; Ahmad, Farooq (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2016.04.005, 2016-04-09)
    SANUSI, M.S. and AHMAD, F., 2016. Modelling oil and gas stock returns using multi factor asset pricing model including oil price exposure. Finance Research Letters [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2016.04.005
    Oil and gas is one of the most important sectors in every economy and the valuation of oil and gas companies becomes quite challenging due to the volatility of crude oil price. The paper investigates the determinants of ...
  • Linking for influence: Twitter linked content in the Scottish Referendum televised debates. 

    Burnett, Simon M.; Bloice, Lyndsay (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551515624355, 2016-03-18)
    BURNETT, S. and BLOICE, L. Linking for influence: Twitter linked content in the Scottish Referendum televised debates. Journal of information science, OnlineFirst, pages 1-17. [online]. Available from https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551515624355.
    Twitter, the micro-blogging social media tool, has established a critical role in facilitating social engagement. Its low technical and economic barriers to uptake provide a readily accessible forum for public engagement ...
  • Connecting with stakeholders: An investigation into the perspectives of university – educated youths on the barriers to employment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. 

    Ezeani, Elimma C. (Nigeria Village Square. http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/articles-comments/88940-university-employment-entrepreneurship-research-paper.html, 2015-04-30)
    EZEANI, E. C., 2015. Connecting with stakeholders: An investigation into the perspectives of university – educated youths on the barriers to employment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Available from Nigeria Village Square [online]. Available from: http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/articles-comments/88940-university-employment-entrepreneurship-research-paper.html
    There is a gap with identifying what factors educated youths actually perceive as the barriers to their employment or entrepreneurship opportunities. In developing economies in particular, this question is certainly very ...
  • Beyond choice: ‘Thick’ volunteering and the case of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. 

    O'Toole, Michelle; Grey, Chris (SAGE Publications http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726715580156, 2016-01)
    O’TOOLE, Michelle. and GREY, C., 2016. Beyond choice: ‘Thick’ volunteering and the case of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Human Relations, Vol. 69(1), pp. 85-109.
    This article problematizes the dominant assumption in the literature on volunteer work that it is undertaken primarily as a matter of individual choice. Using findings from a qualitative study of volunteers at the ...
  • ‘We can tell them to get lost, but we won’t do that’: cultural control and resistance in voluntary work. 

    O'Toole, Michelle; Grey, Christopher (SAGE Publications http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840615604507, 2016-01)
    O’TOOLE, Michelle. and GREY, C., 2016. ‘We can tell them to get lost, but we won’t do that’: cultural control and resistance in voluntary work. Organizational Studies, Vol. 37(1), pp. 55-75.
    Although cultural control and resistance in organizations have been widely researched, this has invariably been within the context of paid work. This paper examines how they operate within voluntary work, using the case ...
  • The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M.; Smith, Robert; Grinnall, Andy (John Wiley & Sons Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12028, 2014-07)
    PEDERSEN, S., BURNETT, S., SMITH, R. and GRINNALL, A., 2014. The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere. New Technology, Work and Employment Management, Vol 29 (2), pp. 160-176.
    This article investigates the concept of influence within a group of police work-bloggers. During the period studied (2007–2013), three influential police bloggers, well-known within the small and tightly knit UK police ...
  • Ladies ‘doing their bit’ for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Women's History Network http://womenshistorynetwork.org/womens-history-summer-2015/, 2015)
    PEDERSEN, S., 2015. Ladies ‘doing their bit’ for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. Women’s History: The Journal of the Women’s History Network, Vol. 2(2), pp. 16-20.
    My son’s primary school class recently undertook a project on the First World War. One of the topics that the children could choose to study was ‘Women in the War’ and the usual subjects were included – nurses, VADs, ...
  • A Bourdieuan analysis of qualitative authorship in entrepreneurship scholarship. 

    Drakopoulou-Dodd, Sarah; McDonald, Seonaidh; McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12125, 2014-10)
    DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S., MCDONALD, S., MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R., 2014. A Bourdieuan analysis of qualitative authorship in entrepreneurship scholarship. Journal of Small Business Management, Vol 52 (4), pp 633-654.
    Empirically, this study builds on responses from leading qualitative entrepreneurship scholars. We carry out a Bourdieuan analysis of the field of entrepreneurship scholarship—particularly heterodox qualitative writing—and ...

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