Recent Submissions

  • Removing oil subsidies in Nigeria: between necessity and false economy. 

    EZEANI, E.C. (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/jwelb/jwu018, 2014-05-29)
    EZEANI, E.C. 2015. Removing oil subsidies in Nigeria: between necessity and false economy. Journal of world energy law and business [online], 7(4), pages 364-389. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jwelb/jwu018
    The rising costs of oil products on the global market and increasing dependency on fossil fuels have become a concern for both governments and international bodies. Aside from calls to governments to move towards alternatives ...
  • Patents and the Trans-Pacifica Partnership: how TPP-style intellectual property standards may exacerbate the access to medicines problems in the East African community. 

    Owoeye, Olasupo; Olatunji, Olugbenga; Faturoti, Bukola
    OWOEYE, O., OLATUNJI, O. and FATUROTI, B. 2017. Patents and the Trans-Pacifica Partnership: how TPP-style intellectual property standards may exacerbate the access to medicines problems in the East African community. International trade journal [online], (accepted).
    Least developed countries (LDCs) generally enjoy some exemptions under the WTO TRIPS Agreement. Despite these exemptions, patents continue to pose a major challenge to access to affordable medicines in the East African ...
  • Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy. 

    Cowell, Richard; Ellis, Geraint; Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala; Strachan, Peter; Toke, David (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654417730359, 2017-09-13)
    COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2017. Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy. Environment and planninc C: politics and space [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654417730359
    In an effort to understand how to promote more sustainable forms of energy provision, researchers have begun addressing the scale of political and governance processes, yet the effects of sub-national government remain ...
  • Reports on payments to governments: a critical review of early developments and experiences. 

    Chatzivgeri, Eleni; Chew, Lynsie; Crawford, Louise; Gordon, Martyn; Haslam, Jim (Robert Gordon University, 2017-06-30)
    CHATZIVGERI, E., CHEW, L., CRAWFORD, L., GORDON, M. and HASLAM, J. 2017. Reports on payments to governments: a critical review of early developments and experiences. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    We are concerned to review and discuss aspects of the Reports submitted in line with the Payments to Governments Regulations. We consider the process of transposition of this EU Accounting Law into UK law and the early ...
  • Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. 

    Oke, Adekunle; Pedersen, Sarah; McDonald, Seonaidh (Westburn Publishers https://doi.org/10.1362/204440817x14970183958041, 2017-09-29)
    OKE, A., PEDERSEN, S. and MCDONALD, S. 2017. Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. Social business [online], 7(2), pages 127-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1362/204440817x14970183958041
    Purpose: This article analyses the comments of consumers concerning the introduction of a minimum charge on single-use carrier bags in Scotland through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. ...
  • Copyright and digital academic library development in the UK. 

    Muir, Adrienne (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617732380, 2017-09-26)
    MUIR, A. 2017. Copyright and digital academic library development in the UK. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617732380
    Reviews the role of copyright in digital academic and research library development in the UK over the last 25 years, drawing on policy documents, legislative reviews and statutes, project documentation and programme ...
  • Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime. 

    Onyejekwe, Chisa (Robert Gordon University Law School, 2017-01-01)
    ONYEJEKWE, N.C. 2017. Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The recession that started in the late 2000s has created significant economic and financial challenges globally and within nation states. In particular, oil-producing countries have been further affected by the fall in oil ...
  • The use of the internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Smith, Sandra (IIIS (ORGANISERS), 2003-07-31)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and SMITH, S. 2003. The use of the internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. Presented at the 1st international politics and information systems: technologies and applications conference (PISTA '03), 31 July - 2 August 2003, Orlando, USA.
    This paper reports the preliminary results of a study which investigated the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaign for election ...
  • Experiencing microfinance: effects on poor women entrepreneurs' livelihood strategies. 

    Ukanwa, Irene; Xiong, Lin; Anderson, Alistair R.
    UKANWA, I., XIONG, L. and ANDERSON, A. [2017]. Experiencing microfinance: effects on poor women entrepreneurs' livelihood strategies. Journal of small business and enterprise development, (accepted).
    Purpose - To address the problem of why the poorest, most disadvantaged groups such as rural African women benefit less from microfinance. We focus on the perception and experiences of ordinary rural entrepreneurial women ...
  • Glass ceilings and velvet ghettos? Women in the Scottish media and communication industries. 

    Marcella, Rita; Illingworth, Lorraine; Baxter, Graeme (MeCCSA and AMPE (ORGANISERS), 2006-01-13)
    MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2006. Glass ceilings and velvet ghettos? Women in the Scottish media and communication industries. Presented at the 2nd joint Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and Association of Media Practice Educators (AMPE) annual conference, 13-15 January 2006, Leeds, UK.
    This paper reports the results to date of a research project, funded by the European Social Fund and currently in its second year, which is investigating the existence of any barriers facing women in the Scottish media and ...
  • The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Cheah, Shih (Robert Gordon University, 2007-06-25)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and CHEAH, S. 2007. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. Presented at the 1st information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2007), 25-28 June 2007, Aberdeen, UK.
    This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaigns for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. This was a ...
  • Information and library studies on a virtual campus. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (2001-03-21)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. Information and library studies on a virtual campus. In Ashcroft, L. (ed). Continuity, culture, competition: the future of library and information studies education?: proceedings of the 4th British-Nordic conference on library and information studies, 21-23 March 2001, Dublin, Ireland. Bradford: Emerald, pages 161-170.
    In September 2000, the School of Information and Media at the Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen began delivery of its Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)/Master of Science (MSc) course in Information and Library Studies ...
  • A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk scheme as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Taylor Graham Publishing, 2000-08-16)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk scheme as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs. New review of information behaviour research: proceedings of the 3rd international information needs, seeking and use in differenct contexts, 6-18 Aug 2000, Gothenburgh, Sweden, 2, pages 87-104.
    This paper discusses the second stage of the Citizenship Information research project, funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre: a national survey, by personal doorstep interview and using the random ...
  • The wheels of justice in extradition. 

    Arnell, Paul (Sweet and Maxwell http://login.westlaw.co.uk, 2017-07-01)
    ARNELL, P. 2017. The wheels of justice in extradition. Scots law times [online], 26, pages 143-146. Available from: http://login.westlaw.co.uk
    Reports on recent extradition cases, namely: Dean (Zain Taj) v Lord Advocate (SC) on whether the extradition of a UK citizen to Taiwan to serve a custodial sentence would give rise to a breach of his rights under ECHR art.3 ...
  • Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals? 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; O'Shea, Mary (Robert Gordon University, 2015-06-23)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and O'SHEA, M. 2015. Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals? Presented at the 5th information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2015), 23-26 June 2015, Aberdeen, UK.
    The purpose of this paper is 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. While there ...
  • Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; Chapman, Denise; Fraser, Alan (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043, 2013-02-27)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R., CHAPMAN, D. and FRASER, A. 2013. Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Procedia social and behavioral sciences: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on integrated information (IC-INNFO 2012), 30 August - 3 September 2012, Budapest, Hungary [online], 73, pages 209-216. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043
    This paper reports the results of a study of voters' online behaviour conducted during the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election campaign. Here, 64 citizens of Aberdeen, North-east Scotland, were observed and questioned ...
  • The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. 

    Bloice, Lyndsay; Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David (Aberdeen University, 2017-08-27)
    BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. Presented at the Conversations from the north conference, 27-29 August 2017, Aberdeen, UK.
    This paper presented the key themes emerging from Work Package 7.1 of the project entitled Smart Peripheral and Remote Airports (SPARA) 2020. Work Package 7.1 consisted of qualitative research that explored the social and ...
  • Enterprising the rural: creating a social value chain. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Diochon, Monica C. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.08.020, 2017-09-02)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and LENT, M. 2017. Enterprising the rural: creating a social value chain. Journal of rural studies [online], In Press. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2476
    This paper explores how a social enterprise in Kenya, Farmstore, addresses problems associated with rural poverty. It also aims to demonstrate how organising different stakeholder's interests and abilities enables ...
  • Hooray for Holyrood? Twelve years of research into the use of the internet by political actors in Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY http://www.informingthegoodsociety.com/, 2015-10-30)
    BAXTER, G. 2015. Hooray for Holyrood? Twelve years of research into the use of the internet by political actors in Scotland. Presented at Scottish info polity seminar as part of informing the good society (InGSoc): new directions in information policy project, 30 October 2017, Edinburgh, UK.
    This presentation provided an overview of the key results of a longitudinal series of studies (conducted since 2003) that have examined the use of the Internet by political actors in Scotland. The studies discussed included: ...
  • Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University https://meccsa2014.bournemouth.ac.uk/, 2014-01-08)
    BAXTER, G. 2014. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Presented at the Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2014), 8-10 January 2014, Bournemouth, UK.
    This conference paper presented the main results of the comparative analysis of newspaper coverage of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland: the building of a North Sea gas reception terminal at St. ...

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