Recent Submissions

  • Finishing the "unfinished" story. 

    Morrison, James (Routledge https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2016.1165129, 2016-04-06)
    MORRISON, J. 2016. Finishing the "unfinished" story. Digital journalism [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2016.1165129
    Discussion threads published beneath articles on news websites have only lately become the subject of serious scholarship. While early research preoccupied itself with the hostile nature of comments posted on such forums, ...
  • Accounting, accountability and governance in upstream petroleum contracts: the case of local content sustainability in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. 

    Ado, Rabiu (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Accounting and Finance Department., 2016-03)
    ADO, R. 2016. Accounting, accountability and governance in upstream petroleum contracts: the case of local content sustainability in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Local Content is an oil sector governance and sustainability policy that aims at check-mating the dominance of the foreign oil companies in host countries, and encouraging the participation of the local oil firms in the ...
  • Theoretical and applied issues on the impact of information on musical creativity: an information seeking behaviour perspective. 

    Lavranos, Charilaos; Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Martzoukou, Konstantina (IGI Global https://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0270-8.ch001, 2016-01-01)
    LAVRANOS, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Theoretical and applied issues on the impact of information on musical creativity: an information seeking behaviour perspective. In Kostagiolas, P., Martzoukou, K. and Lavranos, C. (eds.) Trends in music information seeking, behavior and retrieval for creativity. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], pages 1-16. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0270-8.ch001
    This century is an era of information and knowledge intensification. Novel information systems and services are developing through modern online information technologies. The rapid changes in the online information environment ...
  • Moral legitimacy: the struggle of homeopathy in the NHS. 

    Crawford, Louise (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12227, 2016-01-25)
    CRAWFORD, L. 2016. Moral legitimacy: the struggle of homeopathy in the NHS. Bioethics [online], 30(2), pages 85-95. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12227
    This article deploys a well-established theoretical model from the accountability literature to the domain of bioethics. Specifically, homeopathy is identified as a controversial industry and the strategic action of advocates ...
  • A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. 

    Ejiogu, Amanze Rajesh (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Management Department., 2016-02)
    EJIOGU, A.R. 2016. A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This study examines the processes of advice seeking by small business owners and employs a Strategy-as-Practice perspective. The analysis of the data from 33 small business owners identified eleven factors that influenced ...
  • A comparative analysis of risk-return characteristics between Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds. 

    Shalhoob, Hebah Shafeq (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Accounting and Finance Department., 2016-06)
    SHALHOOB, H.S. 2016. A comparative analysis of risk-return characteristics between Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Sukuk are an important mode of financing in the Islamic financial system. As usury (interest) is prohibited in Islam, conventional bonds are not suitable for investors in Islamic countries. Since their launch in the 1980s, ...
  • Contemporary challenges facing the South African accounting profession: issues of selection, recruitment and transformation. 

    Coetzee, Stephen Arthur (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Accounting and Finance Department., 2016-03)
    COETZEE, S.A. 2016. Contemporary challenges facing the South African accounting profession: issues of selection, recruitment and transformation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis aims to illuminate, through the lens of Murphy’s interpretation of Weber’s theory of social exclusion, contemporary challenges faced by the South African accounting profession pertaining to the shortage of ...
  • Arbitration law in Qatar: the way forward. 

    Al-Obaidli, Jassim Mohammed A. A. (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Law School., 2016-04)
    AL-OBAIDLI, J.M.A.A. 2016. Arbitration law in Qatar: the way forward. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Qatar is among the fastest growing developing countries in all fields. Since the State of Qatar gained independence from the United Kingdom, the Qatari government has been focusing on the formation of state institutions ...
  • The temporal nature of legitimation: the case of IFRS8. 

    Crawford, Louise; Helliar, Christine; Power, David (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449480.2016.1160136, 2016-03-17)
    CRAWFORD, L., HELLIAR, C. and POWER, D. 2016. The temporal nature of legitimation: the case of IFRS8. Accounting in Europe [online], 13(1), pages 43-64. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449480.2016.1160136.
    Legitimation can operate on an episodic or continual basis [Suchman, M.C. (1995). Managing legitimacy: Strategic and institutional approaches. Academy of Management Review, 20(3), 571-610]. We examine the temporal legitimation ...
  • Earnings management in Libyan commercial banks: perceptions of stakeholders. 

    Barghathi, Yasser; Collison, David; Crawford, Louise (Inderscience, 2016-01-19)
    BARGHATHI, Y., COLLISON, D. and CRAWFORD, L. 2016. Earnings management in Libyan commercial banks: perceptions of stakeholders. International journal of accounting, auditing and performance evaluation, (accepted).
    The issue of earnings management has continued to be problematic in the financial reporting context. It has proved to be an important topic that concerns a wide range of stakeholders, including regulators, investors and ...
  • Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance learning students. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Kemp, Vanessa (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.082, 2016-08-04)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and KEMP. V. 2016. Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning students. Procedia: social and behavioral sciences [online], 228, Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on higher education advances (HEAd'16), 21-23 June 2016, València, Spain, pages 535-540. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.082
    Distance learning (DL) students typically learn with very limited or no requirements for physical presence and this often means that learning may be perceived as a more isolating or less 'natural' experience. Postgraduate ...
  • Break-point for Brexit? How UKIP's image of 'hate' set race discourse reeling back decades. 

    Morrison, James (Bournemouth University. Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community http://www.referendumanalysis.eu/eu-referendum-analysis-2016/section-5-campaign-and-political-communication/break-point-for-brexit-how-ukips-image-of-hate-set-race-discourse-reeling-back-decades/, 2016-06-30)
    MORRISON, J. 2016. Break-point for Brexit? How UKIP's image of 'hate' set race discourse reeling back decades. In Jackson, D., Thorsen, E. and Wing, D. (eds.) EU referendum analysis 2016: media, voters and the campaign [online]. Poole: Bournemouth University, Centre for the study of journalism, culture and community, page 66-67. Available from: http://bit.ly/EUReferendumAnalysis2016_Jackson-Thorsen-and-Wring_v1
    This article argues that the Grassroots Out "Breaking Point" poster was the crystallisation of a moral panic narrative framed around negative stereotypes of foreigners that had echoes of similarly racialized moral panics ...
  • Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1200953, 2016-06-29)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2016. Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders. Journalism studies [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1200953
    Celebrity culture and the personalisation of both politics and the media in the last few decades has exacerbated the media's focus on the appearance of women politicians. However, this article argues that we can see a ...
  • Parenting and digital media: from the early days of the web to contemporary digital society. 

    Lupton, Deborah; Pedersen, Sarah; Thomas, Gareth M. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12398, 2016-08-02)
    LUPTON, D., PEDERSEN, S. and THOMAS, G.M. 2016. Parenting and digital media: from the early days of the web to contemporary digital society. Sociology compass [online], 10(8), pages 730-743. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12398
    Parents have accessed websites, online discussion forums and blogs for advice, information and support since the early days of the World Wide Web. In this article, we review the literature in sociology and related social ...
  • Accountability and non-for-profit organisations: implications of an international financial reporting framework. 

    Crawford, Louise; Morgan, Gareth G.; Cordery, Carolyn J. (Wiley, 2018-05)
    CRAWFORD, L., MORGAN, G.G. and CORDERY, C.J. 2016. Accountability and non-for-profit organisations: implications of an international financial reporting framework. Financial accountability and management, (accepted).
    This paper provides empirical evidence which informs contemporary debates on developing international financial reporting standards for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) (CCAB, 2013a,b; IFRS Foundation, 2015). Drawing ...
  • Waste management in USA through case studies: e-waste recycling and waste energy plant. 

    Ghosh, Sadhan Kumar; Lee, Joonheon; Godwin, Achi Chibueze; Oke, Adekunle; Al-Rawi, Reem; El-Hoz, Mervat (Widener University, 2016-04-03)
    GHOSH, S.K., LEE, J., GODWIN, A.C., OKE, A., AL-RAWI, R. and EL-HOZ, M. 2016. Waste management in USA through case studies: e-waste recycling and waste energy plant. In Proceedings of the 31st international conference on solid waste technology and management, 3-6 April 2016, Philadelphia, USA. Pennsylvania: Widener University.
    USA has improved waste management system than many other countries, namely India, China, Middle East countries and South Africa. In 2012, Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash. It recycled and composted almost ...
  • Mountain child: systematic literature review. 

    Audsley, Annie; Wallace, Rebecca M. M.; Price, Martin F. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-016-2051-8, 2016-07-11)
    AUDSLEY, A., WALLACE, R.M.M. and PRICE, M.F. 2016. Mountain child: systematic literature review. Maternal and child health journal [online], Online First. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-016-2051-8
    Objectives This systematic review identifies and reviews both peer-reviewed and 'grey' literature, across a range of disciplines and from diverse sources, relating to the condition of children living in mountain communities ...
  • Rape and sexual violence in war: establishment of a non-derogable norm? 

    Ezeani, Elimma C.; Jones, Rhian Elin (Royal University of Women, 2016-04-19)
    EZEANI, E. and JONES, R.E. 2016. Rape and sexual violence in war: establishment of a non-derogable norm? RUW conference on women and society, 19-20 April 2016, Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain.
    International rules and custom have not always out-rightly condemned and punished rape and sexual violence against women as a war crime. Its contemporary evolution under the jurisprudence of the International Criminal ...
  • The European Citizens’ Initiative: the territorial extension of a European political public sphere? 

    Greenwood, Justin; Tuokko, Katja (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23745118.2016.1202234, 2016-07-04)
    GREENWOOD, J. and TUOKKO, K. 2016. The European Citizens’ Initiative: the territorial extension of a European political public sphere? European politics and society [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23745118.2016.1202234
    A key aim of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) introduced in 2012 was to promote transnational discussion and deliberation, but there is relatively little analysis of the impact of this feature. We use primary and ...
  • The European Parliament as a developing legislature: coming of age in trilogues? 

    Roederer-Rynning, Christilla; Greenwood, Justin (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2016.1184297, 2016-06-08)
    ROEDERER-RYNNING, C. and GREENWOOD, J. 2016. The European Parliament as a developing legislature: coming of age in trilogues? Journal of European public policy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2016.1184297
    This article examines the institutionalization of the European Parliament-as-a-legislature. It draws on the political development scholarship to conceptualize institutionalization and highlight the role of the environment ...

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