Recent Submissions

  • Learning from type? An evaluation of the impact of personality type and relationship context in formal mentoring relationships. 

    McWhirr, Susan M. (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2016-09-01)
    MCWHIRR, S.M. 2016. Learning from type? An evaluation of the impact of personality type and relationship context in formal mentoring relationships. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis explores the impact of mentor and mentee personality type in formal mentoring relationships. The research sought to identify whether there were individual personality characteristics which impact on relationship ...
  • The logic of practice - understanding the Chinese newly rich consumers' status consumption in luxury fashion clothes. 

    Zhang, Wei (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-08-01)
    ZHANG, W. 2017. The logic of practice - understanding the Chinese newly rich consumers' status consumption in luxury fashion clothes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Chinese newly rich consumers have gained substantial power in the luxury sector through their conspicuous consumption. Chinese consumers’ lack of cultural capital and inexperience in the purchase and use of material ...
  • A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. 

    Oguagha, Udechukwu Offordile (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-10-01)
    OGUAGHA, U.O. 2017. A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    One of the aims of the Local Content Policy (LCP) is the economic development of Nigeria through the utilisation of local personnel and resources in the activities of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Many studies have ...
  • Faith based organizations in Lebanon: objectives and practices. 

    Abboud, Alia (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-02-28)
    ABBOUD, A. 2017. Faith based organizations in Lebanon: objectives and practices. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.
    The Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) witnessed the prominence of the voluntary sector through the active involvement of existing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the emergence of new ones as service providers in ...
  • An exploratory study of localisation drivers and barriers of oil and gas service firms: a case study approach. 

    McDonald, Jeff (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-01-31)
    MCDONALD, J. 2017. An exploratory study of localisation drivers and barriers of oil and gas service firms: a case study approach. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.
    The purpose of this thesis is to explore and understand the ‘localisation’ phenomenon from a geographical, cultural, technical and governmental theme to help explain why the level of local content in the oil and gas ...
  • The dynamic relationship between oil wealth and economic growth: the case of Nigeria. 

    Musa Sa'eed, Zainab (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-02-01)
    MUSA SA'EED, Z. 2017. The dynamic relationship between oil wealth and economic growth: the case of Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The problem of weak economic development in Nigeria despite a substantial inflow of revenues from oil exports especially from the early 1970s and other subsequent periods is an important issue to examine. This outcome ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Traditional and hybrid leadership styles in Rwanda: examining the common leadership styles, influencing factors, and culture in post-genocide Rwanda. 

    Rugerinyange, Nshuti (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Department of Management, 2016-08)
    RUGERINYANGE, N. 2016. Traditional and hybrid leadership styles in Rwanda: examining the common leadership styles, influencing factors, and culture in post-genocide Rwanda. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.
    For most of Rwanda's post-independence past, the country has been marked by ethnic feuding, mass population movements and long exiles in neighbouring countries, and civil wars that culminated in the genocide in 1994. As ...
  • A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development. 

    Anderson, Matthew William (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2016-10)
    ANDERSON, M.W. 2016. A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This research examined which factors of influence contributed towards efficacious systemic leadership development, within case studies in the energy and military sectors, and identified and explained common underlying ...
  • The experiences of former UK military personnel re-entering the civilian world. 

    Caddick, David John (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, Management, 2016-07-01)
    CADDICK, D.J. 2016. The experiences of former UK military personnel re-entering the civilian world. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The Experiences of Former UK Military Personnel re-entering the Civilian World. This thesis focuses on the experiences of former UK military personnel from all three armed services re-entering the civilian workplace. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Grounding the theory of virtue. 

    Crockett, Carter (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2005-08)
    Business plays a powerful role in contemporary society, but this increasing role has been accompanied by a growing concern regarding the social and moral impact of enterprising endeavour. One of the greatest challenges ...
  • An empirical investigation of transfer pricing regulations for Nigeria with a particular emphasis on the petroleum sector. 

    Zannah, Kalli (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2015-06)
    This research critically investigates the adoption and implementation of transfer pricing regulations in Nigeria with a particular emphasis on the petroleum sector. It opportunely chose Nigeria as a case study of transfer ...
  • Towards realisation of stable oil prices: an empirical analysis of the impact of OPEC’s oil price band/stabilisation policies. 

    Ibrahim, Mas'ud Usman (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2014-12)
    This dissertation contributes to the literature on the role of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in (de)stabilising oil prices by identifying and critically investigating a gap in the extant literature ...
  • A continuum approach to lifestyle entrepreneurship. 

    Allardyce, Susan (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2015-05)
    Recent years have witnessed an increased interest in small independently operated businesses with researchers expressing an interest in the manner in which the independent owner-operator is motivated to enter the market ...
  • Understanding entrepreneurial resilience development within institutional constraints: a case of Ghana. 

    Abebrese, Armstrong (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2015-04)
    This thesis contributes towards understanding the dynamic phenomenon of entrepreneurship by exploring how entrepreneurs developed resilience within institutional constraints at the lived experience level. This is a qualitative ...

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