Recent Submissions

  • Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria: an investigation. 

    Lawan, Umar (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-05-01)
    LAWAN, U. 2017. Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria: an investigation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The significant contributions of female entrepreneurs to both the social and economic development of their various countries have been recognized over the past two decades. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found ...
  • The difference in how UAE and EW law controls Gharar (risk) and so Riba in a construction contract in the Emirate of Dubai, UAE. 

    Crawley, Shaun Edward (Robert Gordon University The Law School, 2017-02-01)
    CRAWLEY, S.E. 2017. The difference in how UAE and EW law controls Gharar (risk) and so Riba in a construction contract in the Emirate of Dubai, UAE. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This research critically analyses and compares how the United Arab Emirates (UAE)1 Law and English and Welsh (EW) Law regulates obligations in a contract, for a thing that is to come into existence in the future, namely a ...
  • Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. 

    Stevenson, Paul (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2017-04-01)
    STEVENSON, P. 2017. Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. Robert Gordon University, DInfSc thesis.
    There is limited engagement with research based evidence among senior managers within the NHS, and a failure to consistently integrate research findings into the decision making process. While much is known about the ...
  • Enhancing B2Com relationship quality: a research study investigating the oil producing company to host community relationship in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. 

    Osobajo, Oluyomi Abayomi (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-03-01)
    OSOBAJO, O.A. 2017. Enhancing B2Com relationship quality: a research study investigating the oil producing company to host community relationship in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The rapid and continuous deterioration of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria in the last four decades has been a major source of concern for the government and practitioners. Hence, the region has been the subject of ...
  • A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta. 

    Ajide, Olushola (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-06-01)
    AJIDE, O.E. 2017. A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis makes a new contribution to the field of corporate social responsibility in the area of corporate community engagement (CCE) and public relations in the area of organization-public relationships (OPRs). The ...
  • Technology innovation management in the Nigerian banking industry: integrating stakeholders’ perspectives, an exploration of strategy and policy implications. 

    Sokari, Ibukun Esther (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-06-01)
    SOKARI, I.E. 2017. Technology innovation management in the Nigerian banking industry: integrating stakeholders’ perspectives, an exploration of strategy and policy implications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Technology innovation is one of the defining attributes of the 21st century. The banking sector amongst other key sectors has embraced the use of new technologies to offer electronic banking (e-banking) services. E-banking ...
  • Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on shape community project. 

    Butu, Ahmed Ibrahim (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-04-01)
    BUTU, A.I. 2017. Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on shape community project. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The transition from one energy system to another has been analysed by many researchers especially in the context of developed countries. Community renewable energy transition in rural areas is largely under-researched, ...
  • The contradictory condition of 'homelessness' in the life of the transnational professional. 

    Whitehead, Gabriela (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2017.1341517, 2017-06-23)
    WHITEHEAD, G. 2017. The contradictory condition of 'homelessness' in the life of the transnational professional. Culture and organization [online], 23(4), pages 306-324. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2017.1341517
    This paper explores the condition of 'homelessness' as self-represented by a particular category of skilled professionals, who in the pursuit of work have relocated internationally more than once. The argument proposed is ...
  • The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (University of Boras http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/isic/isicsp5.html, 2014-09-02)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2014. The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour. Information research [online], 19(4), Special Issue Supplement: Proceedings of the information behaviour conference (ISIC 2014), 2-5 September 2014, Leeds, UK, Part 1. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/isic/isicsp5.html
    Introduction. The paper will present the preliminary results of a study of voters' online information behaviour being conducted during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign. The referendum provides a rare ...
  • Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. 

    Bloice, Lyndsay; Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David (SPARA 2020 http://spara2020.eu, 2017-02-28)
    BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.1.
    This report presents the results of qualitative research conducted as Activity 7.1 within Work Package 7 of the SPARA 2020 project. It specifically explores the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral ...
  • The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Bloice, Lyndsay; Hood, Caroline; Barton, Flora (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685, 2017-08-04)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H., BLOICE, L., HOOD, C. and BARTON, F. 2017. The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. Journal of information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685
    Early- and mid-career researchers will shape the future of library and information science (LIS) research and it is crucial they be well placed to engage with the research impact agenda. Their understanding of research ...
  • Are we being served? Consumer versus retailers perceptions of customer service expectations within selected menswear stores. 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary; Freathy, Paul (EAERCD, 2001-06-27)
    BREMNER, P.A.M. and FREATHY, P. 2001. Are we being served? Consumer versus retailers perceptions of customer service expectations within selected menswear stores. Presented at the 11th international European association for education and research in commercial distribution conference (EAERCD), 27-29 June 2001, Tilburg, Netherlands.
    This paper examines the mismatch between consumer and retailer perceptions of customer service and its potential impact on customer satisfaction. Having examined the main influences and themes from primary research this ...
  • Online branding of the offline experience: the importance of corporate branding for experiential events. 

    Stewart, Christina; Davis, Andrew (ACADEMY OF MARKETING, 2016-07-04)
    STEWART, C. and DAVIS, A. 2016. Online branding of the offline experience: the importance of corporate branding for experiential events. Presented at the 49th Academy of Marketing conference (AM2016): Radical marketing, 4-7 July 2016, Newcastle, UK. Newcastle: Academy of Marketing, paper number 435.
    In a recent survey, European music festivals organisers confirmed a lack of available headliners and increasing cost of headline acts were two of the immediate challenges facing the European music festival industry (IQ ...
  • Impulse shopping in convenience stores does gender make a difference? 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary; Hamilton, Morag; McLennan, Kirsty (EIRASS, 2006-07-09)
    BREMNER, P.A.M., HAMILTON, M. and MCLENNAN, K. 2006. Impulse shopping in convenience stores does gender make a difference? In the Proceedings of the 12th European Institute of Retailing and Service Studies (EIRASS): recent advances in retailing and services sciences, 9-12 July 2006, Budapest, Hungary.
    The paper explores the phenomenon of impulse purchasing, which accounts for a growing proportion of total retail spend. The study investigates whether males and females act differently in respect of impulse purchasing. ...
  • Invisible enemies, wars without winners: when 'khaki elections' fail. 

    Morrison, James (Bournemouth University. Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community http://www.electionanalysis.uk/uk-election-analysis-2017/section-4-parties-and-the-campaign/invisible-enemies-wars-without-winners-when-khaki-elections-fail/, 2017-06-19)
    MORRISON, J. 2017. Invisible enemies, wars without winners: when 'khaki elections' fail. In Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D. (eds.) UK election analysis 2017: media, voters and the campaign; early reflections from leading academics [online]. Poole: Bournemouth University Centre for the study of journalism, culture and community, page 86. Available from: http://bit.ly/UKElectionAnalysis2017_Thorsen-Jackson-and-Lilleker_v1
    This article argues that, in the aftermath of the Manchester and London terror attacks, a concerted attempt was made by Theresa May and her senior ministers to re-frame the coming contest as a 'khaki election', which ...
  • The role of networking in the growth process of entrepreneurial family firms. 

    Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L. (Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Family-Entrepreneurship-Rethinking-the-research-agenda/Randerson-Bettinelli-Dossena-Fayolle/p/book/9781138841192, 2015-12-14)
    DODD, S.D., ANDERSON, A. and JACK, S. 2015. The role of networking in the growth process of entrepreneurial family firms. In Randerson, K., Bettinelli, C., Dossena, G. and Fayolle, A. (eds.) Family entrepreneurship: rethinking the research agenda. Abingdon: Routledge, chapter 10, pages 212-238.
    We investigate the role of networks in the growth processes of the entrepreneurial family firm. The study adds to two main stream of literature, drawing together theoretical developments from the family firm realm and ...
  • Collateral commentaries: construction law and the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill. 

    Christie, David S.
    CHRISTIE, D. [2017] Collateral commentaries: construction law and the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill. Juridical review, (accepted).
    Contracts create binding legal relationships between the parties to that contract. In Scotland and England, those who are not parties to a contract - 'third parties' - only gain rights in restricted circumstances. The ...
  • Latest 'Essential Public Affairs' sees huge changes. 

    Morrison, James (Hold the Front Page http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2017/news/james-morrison-huge-changes-in-the-latest-essential-public-affairs-for-journalists/, 2017-04-04)
    MORRISON, J. 2017. Latest 'Essential Public Affairs' sees huge changes. [online]. 04 April 2017. Available from: http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2017/news/james-morrison-huge-changes-in-the-latest-essential-public-affairs-for-journalists/
    This blog post summarises the changes to the fifth edition of "Essential Public Affairs for Journalists" by James Morrison.
  • Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Sheach Leith, Valerie; Macduff, Colin; Christie, Sarah (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2015.1108547, 2016-01-06)
    STEPHEN, A., SHEACH LEITH, V., MACDUFF, C. and CHRISTIE, S. 2015. Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. Bereavement care [online], 34(3), pages 103-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2015.1108547
    When a family is grieving the loss of a member the consideration of post mortem is an additional concern. This study set out to explore how relatives are supported to give authorisation and throughout the post mortem ...
  • Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.05.013, 2017-06-29)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. International journal of information management [online], 37(6), pages 539-546. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.05.013
    Research into the public's motivations for, and barriers to, the use of referendum campaign sites was carried out in the final weeks before the 2014 vote on Scottish independence. As a qualitative study, drawing on 54 ...

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