Recent Submissions

  • Building online learner communities: an activity theory perspective. 

    Fulford, Heather; Bailey, Moira; Stephen, Graeme; McWhirr, Susan M. (University of Stirling (Organisers) https://www.stir.ac.uk/events/archive/propelconference/, 2014-06-25)
    FULFORD, H., BAILEY, M., STEPHEN, G. and MCWHIRR, S.M. 2014. Building online learner communities: an activity theory perspective. Presented at the Professional practice education and learning conference (ProPEL), 25-27 June 2014, Stirling, UK.
    In recent decades there has been a considerable growth in the delivery of professional education in online mode. To support this mode of learning, educators now have at their disposal an array of tools, with recent additions ...
  • Journals and jottings on entrepreneurial learning journeys. 

    Fulford, Heather; Bailey, Moira (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited http://www.proceedings.com/24280.html, 2014-09-18)
    FULFORD, H. and BAILEY, M. 2014. Journals and jottings on entrepreneurial learning journeys. In Galbraith, B. (ed.) Proceedings of the 9th European conference on innovation and entrepreneurship (ECIE 2014), 18-19 September 2014, Belfast, UK. Reading: Academic Conferences Ltd [online], pages 198-206. Available from: http://www.proceedings.com/24280.html
    Review of relevant literature highlighted that entrepreneurs need help to reflect on, and make sense of, the challenges and opportunities that occur during the entrepreneurial process. For students who are unfamiliar with ...
  • Matching experiential learning style with entrepreneurial opportunities: a framework. 

    Kakouris, Alexandros; Fulford, Heather; Liargovas, Panagiotis (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited http://academic-bookshop.com/ourshop/prod_4014001-ECIE-2015-10th-European-Conference-on-Innovation-and-Entrepreneurship-Genoa-Italy-ISBN-9781910810491-ISSN-20491050.html, 2015-09-17)
    KAKOURIS, A., FULFORD, H. and LIARGOVAS, P. 2015. Matching experiential learning style with entrepreneurial opportunities: a framework. In Dameri, R.A., Garelli, R. and Resta, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th European innovation and entrepreneurship conference (ECIE 2015), 17-18 September 2015, Genoa, Italy. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited [online], pages 836-839. Available from: http://academic-bookshop.com/ourshop/prod_4014001-ECIE-2015-10th-European-Conference-on-Innovation-and-Entrepreneurship-Genoa-Italy-ISBN-9781910810491-ISSN-20491050.html
    In the present conceptual article, we draw upon the notions of entreprenteurial opportunity and learning style to discuss a research question, and the corresponding theoretical framework, for an online experiment. The ...
  • The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. 

    Hood, Caroline; Laing, Richard Alexander; Gray, David; Napier, L.; Simpson, A.; Tait, Elizabeth (University of Victoria (Organisers) https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/nhice/about-the-conference/, 2018-04-25)
    HOOD, C., LAING, R., GRAY, D., NAPIER, L., SIMPSON, A. and TAIT, E. 2018. The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. To be presented at the 1st International new horizons in green civil engineering conference 2018 (NHICE-01), 25-27 April 2018, Victoria, Canada.
    The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is a major 58km roads infrastructure project with funding partners including Transport Scotland, two local Municipal Authorities and the Scottish Futures Trust. The project aims ...
  • The direction of reflection: helping students make sense of work placements. 

    Fulford, Heather; Cargill, Erica (http://www.asetonline.org/events/conference-proceedings/, 2016-09-06)
    FULFORD, H. and CARGILL, E. 2016. The direction of reflection: helping students make sense of work placements. In Siva-Joth, D. (ed). Proceedings of the 23rd annual ASET conference 2016: placement and employability professionals, 6-8 September 2016, York, UK. Sheffield: ASET [online], pages 84-92. Available from: http://www.asetonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-ASET-Conference-Proceedings.pdf
    When students are asked to write an account reflecting on a work placement or internship, they have the opportunity to consider their period of work experience from a number of perspectives. For example, they could concentrate ...
  • Five go to a country house: reflections on developing a residential programme for undergraduate management students. 

    Fulford, Heather; Cargill, Erica (CABS (Organisers), 2017-04-25)
    FULFORD, H. and CARGILL, E. 2017. Five go to a country house: reflections on developing a residential programme for undergraduate management students. Presented at the 6th Chartered Association of Business Schools conference on learning teaching and student experience (CABS LTSE 2017), 25-26 April 2017, Bristol, UK.
    For the academic year 2015-16, a new route was devised for undergraduate students in year three of their four-year Management degree. This route, denoted 'Connect to Business', was designed to allow students to participate ...
  • Household behaviour and sustainability: from inactive to involved, and what lies in-between. 

    Oates, Caroline J.; McDonald, Seonaidh; Padmore, Jo; Oke, Adekunle (Academy of Marketing http://programme.exordo.com/am2015/delegates/presentation/28/, 2015-04-24)
    OATES, C., MCDONALD, S., PADMORE, J. and OKE, A. 2015. Household behaviour and sustainability: from inactive to involved, and what lies in-between. In Proceedings of the 48th Academy of Marketing conference 2015 (AM2015); the magic in marketing, 7-9 July 2015, Limerick, Ireland. Helensburgh: Academy of Marketing [online]. Available from: http://programme.exordo.com/am2015/delegates/presentation/28/
    In this working paper we present the initial findings from a 2013 postal survey into green and ethical household behaviour. 457 usable questionnaires were returned from 3000 householders in a large northern city in the UK, ...
  • The effect of early berthing prospects on the energy efficiency operational index in oil tanker vessels. 

    Acomi, Nicoleta; Acomi, Ovidiu (IOP https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/145/8/082001, 2016-08-23)
    ACOMI, N. and ACOMI, O.C. 2016. The effect of early berthing prospects on the energy efficiency operational index in oil tanker vessels. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 145: proceedings of the 4th modern technologies in industrial engineering, 15 -18 June 2016, Lasi, Romania, article ID 082001. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/145/8/082001
    Marine pollution is one of the main concerns of our society. In order to reduce air pollution produced by ships, the International Maritime Organization has developed technical, operational and management measures. Part ...
  • Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Tait, Elizabeth; Gray, David (RICS/COBRA http://www.care-north.eu/sites/default/files/COBRA%20paper.pdf, 2012-09-11)
    LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. Presented at the construction, building and real estate research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2012), 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada. London: RICS. Hosted on www.care-north.eu [online]. Available from: www.care-north.eu/sites/default/files/COBRA paper.pdf
    Currently, emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland's total. While the Scottish Government has identified a number of transport policies, which would contribute to Scotland's ability to meet its targets, ...
  • A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed (IET https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558, 2016-09-21)
    GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2016. A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In the Proceedings of the 5th IET international conference on renewable power generation (RPG), 21 -23 September 2016, London, UK. New York: IET [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558.
    Biomass thermo-chemical systems (BTCS) source remains one of the means of providing sustainable electricity to rural areas in developing nations. Due the dwindling power generation and supply in Nigeria representing between ...
  • In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. 

    Bugali, Hilal; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Halsall, Robert (TRADERS http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf, 2016-11-21)
    BUGALI, H., FAIRBURN, S. and HALSALL, R. 2016. In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. In the Proceedings of training art and design researchers for participation in public space (TRADERS): mediations; art and design agency and participation in public space, 21-22 Nov 2016, London, UK. London: TRADERS [online], pages 163-173. Available from: http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf.
    Design has expanded its scope towards social change and innovation - this is observed to a great extent in the UK in parallel with the 'Big Society', but is happening globally as well. The existing literature concentrates ...
  • Diversification of seafarers' employability paths. 

    Acomi, Nicoleta; Acomi, Ovidiu (Future Academy https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2016.09.4, 2016-04-12)
    ACOMI, N. and ACOMI, O. 2016. Diversification of seafarers' employability paths.. In the European proceedings of social and behavioural sciences [EpSBS]; 15th World lumen congress [WLC 2016], 12-17 April 2016, Lasi, Romania. London: Future academy [online], pages 21-27. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2016.09.4.
    Romania's admission following the extension of the EU and the globalisation of the maritime industry exposed Romanian employees to the maritime labour market. This market is characterised by increased competition determined ...
  • Critique to pro-cyclical admission in maritime higher education. 

    Acomi, Ovidiu; Acomi, Nicoleta (Future Academy https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2016.09.3, 2016-04-12)
    ACOMI, O. and ACOMI, N. 2016. Critique to pro-cyclical admission in maritime higher education. In the European proceedings of social and behavioural sciences [EpSBS]; 15th World lumen congress [WLC 2016], 12-17 April 2016, Lasi, Romania. London: Future academy [online], pages 16-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15405/ejpsbs.2016.09.3.
    The paper represents a critical analysis of the options ahead of maritime universities in terms of number of students admitted, particularly in periods of industry downturns. The study refers to the global maritime industry ...
  • Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking sector perspective. 

    Shedid, Maha; Russell, Ken (ICARB http://www.intlafr.com/dubaiproceedings2017.pdf, 2016-12-12)
    SHEDID, M. and RUSSELL, K. 2016. Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking sector perspective. In Proceedings of Dubai international conference for advanced research in business (ICARB 2016), 12-13 Dec 2016, Al Badaa, Dubai. Al Badaa: ICARB [online], 2, pages 4-16. Available from: http://www.intlafr.com/dubaiproceedings2017.pdf
    This article reflects the results of a pilot study conducted in connection with an analysis of the antecedents and consequences of empowerment on the service quality for UAE Banking customers and the banking sector in ...
  • 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 ...

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