Recent Submissions

  • Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed (SEEDS (Organisers), 2015-09-17)
    GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2015. Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In Proceedings of the international sustainable ecological engineering design for society (SEEDS) conference, 17-18 September 2015, Leeds, UK.
    Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) in general, and biomass source in particular, remains one of the means of providing sustainable electricity to rural areas in developing countries. This is because of its strategic value ...
  • Sustainability integration in corporate environments. 

    Ajide, Olushola; Onyejekwe, Chisa (Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen Business School, 2016-01-01)
    AJIDE, O. and ONYEJEKWE, C. (eds.) 2016. Sustainability integration in corporate environments. Working papers series, 9(1), special issue featuring revised papers from the 2014 RGU Institute for Management, Governance and Society research students conference.
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the concept that companies should pursue a role in society that is above just profits. Companies are seen to be socially responsible when they align themselves with values such as: ...
  • Proceedings of the energy policy conference: energy projects and social license of energy projects in Scotland. 

    Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen Business School (Robert Gordon University, 2015-01-01)
    ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY. ABERDEEN BUSINESS SCHOOL. 2013. Proceedings of the energy policy conference: energy projects and social license of energy projects in Scotland. 14-15 November 2013, Aberdeen, UK.
    Attracting investments for renewing infrastructure, developing onshore gas activity or carbon capture and storage are just a few of the policy entries in the United Kingdom's long list of priorities for enhancing the ...
  • Reading strategy for the MBA: information effective use of learner time for critical reading. 

    Sutherland, Bill J.; Nichol, Anne (RGU, 2014-05-09)
    SUTHERLAND, B. and NICHOL, A. 2014. Reading strategy for the MBA: information effective use of learner time for critical reading. In the Proceedings for the 1st annual teaching and learning conference, 9 May 2014, Aberdeen, UK.
    This paper is motivated by the development of a reading strategy for the MBA at RGU. It provides an overview of current views on the importance of reading to inform significant learner hours on directed and self-directed ...
  • 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 ...
  • A systems view of youth business start-ups in the Arab countries: influences and barriers. 

    Beloucif, Ahmed; Bouguerra, A. (Middlesex University Dubai., 2013-11)
    BELOUCIF, A. and BOUGUERRA, A., 2013. A systems view of youth business start-ups in the Arab countries: influences and barriers. In: A. KARNIK, A. EPPS and K. SANDERSON, eds. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Studies. 26th-28th November 2013. Dubai: Middlesex University Dubai.
    Purpose – After the Arab spring, much attention has been devoted recently to diffuse the boiling situation across the Arab world. A number of policies have been introduced by governments. Amongst of them, it is to encourage ...
  • Biting the league table that feeds: reflections on managerialism at work within U.K. university sustainability agendas. 

    Jones, David R. (Unpublished, 2013-05)
    JONES, D. R., 2013. Biting the league table that feeds: reflections on managerialism at work within U.K. university sustainability agendas. In: The 8th International Critical Management Studies Conference: Extending the limits of neo-liberal capitalism. 10-13 July 2013. Manchester. (Unpublished)
    Most proponents of ecological sustainability within universities seem to have found a space where they feel they can more or less shrug off the need for such meaningful critical reflection. There has been a preoccupation ...
  • Post-experience MBAs: The transition back into the workplace for FT students. 

    Sutherland, Bill J.; Russell, Ken; Scott, Allan (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) http://enhancementthemes.ac.uk/pages/docdetail/docs/paper/post-experience-mbas-the-transition-back-into-the-workplace-for-ft-students, 2015-06)
    SUTHERLAND, W., RUSSELL, K. and SCOTT, A., 2015. Post-experience MBAs: The transition back into the workplace for FT students. In: International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education. [online] 9-11 June 2015. Glasgow: Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Pp. 693-702. Available from: http://enhancementthemes.ac.uk/conference/conference-resources/full-papers-(individual) [Accessed 09 July 2015]
    Full-time students undertaking a MBA experience a number of transitions, most notably from work to study and study to work. Consideration of effective transition strategies may offer insight into improving course structure, ...
  • Investigating the adoption of sustainable green initiatives in Scottish food and drink SMEs. 

    Dakup, Karan; Fulford, Heather; Sutherland, Bill J. (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd., 2014-09)
    DAKUP, K., FULFORD, H. and SUTHERLAND, B., 2014. Investigating the adoption of sustainable green initiatives in Scottish food and drink SMEs. In: B. GALBRAITH, ed. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 18-19 September 2014. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd. Pp. 507-513
    Increasing concerns towards environmental issues (transportation emissions, global warming, depletion of natural resources) in today’s global economy has resulted in the need for businesses to be more environmentally ...
  • Optoelectronics in Scotland: network reconfiguration in a sectoral system of innovation. 

    Sutherland, Bill J. (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd. http://academic-conferences.org/ecie/ecie2014/ecie14-proceedings.htm, 2014-09)
    SUTHERLAND, W. J., 2014. Optoelectronics in Scotland: network reconfiguration in a sectoral system of innovation. In: B. GALBRAITH, ed. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 18-19 September 2014. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd. Pp. 438-445.
    Optoelectronics (or photonics) has developed as a significant enabling technology central to the operation of a wide range of artefacts evident in telecommunications, consumer electronics, medical devices and defence. ...
  • Improving representativeness in online surveys using a combined internet/postal approach: evidence from a UK-wide survey of consumers. 

    Atorough, Peter; Donaldson, Bill; Harris, Ainslie J. (Edukator d.o.o., 2011-06)
    ATOROUGH, P., DONALDSON, B. and HARRIS, A., 2011. Improving representativeness in online surveys using a combined internet/postal approach: evidence from a UK-wide survey of consumers. In: Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference. June 1 -2 2011. Slovenia: Edukator.
    The Internet is fast gaining popularity as a medium for undertaking various forms of research, particularly research of a quantitative and survey nature. While the benefits of undertaking such research are numerous and ...
  • Conforming non-conformists: semiotic manifestations of an entrepreneurial identity. 

    Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R. (Babson College http://fusionmx.babson.edu/entrep/fer/BABSON2003/VII/VII-S14/VII-S14.html, 2003-06)
    SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2003. Conforming non-conformists: semiotic manifestations of an entrepreneurial identity. In: W. D. BYGRAVE, ed. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 4-8 June 2003. Boston: Babson College. (summary only)
    Existing research has exposed the role of myth and metaphor in the social construction of entrepreneurship. This study considers the physical images portrayed, an appreciation of which presents a useful additional dimension ...
  • Inspirational tales: propagating the entrepreneurial narrative amongst children. 

    Smith, Robert (Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship http://www.babson.edu/entrep/fer/Babson2002/III/III_P2/III_P2.htm, 2002)
    SMITH, ROBERT, 2002. Inspirational tales: propagating the entrepreneurial narrative amongst children. In: WILLIAM D. BYGRAVE et al., eds. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2002: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 2002. Babson Park, Massachusetts: Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship.
    Many entrepreneurial narratives act as inspirational tales, propagating valued stories at an ideological and mythological level. By participating in them we expose others to the inspirational power of the narrative and ...

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