Recent Submissions

  • Beyond choice: ‘Thick’ volunteering and the case of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. 

    O'Toole, Michelle; Grey, Chris (SAGE Publications http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726715580156, 2016-01)
    This article problematizes the dominant assumption in the literature on volunteer work that it is undertaken primarily as a matter of individual choice. Using findings from a qualitative study of volunteers at the ...
  • ‘We can tell them to get lost, but we won’t do that’: cultural control and resistance in voluntary work. 

    O'Toole, Michelle; Grey, Christopher (SAGE Publications http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840615604507, 2016-01)
    Although cultural control and resistance in organizations have been widely researched, this has invariably been within the context of paid work. This paper examines how they operate within voluntary work, using the case ...
  • A Bourdieuan analysis of qualitative authorship in entrepreneurship scholarship. 

    Drakopoulou-Dodd, Sarah; McDonald, Seonaidh; McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12125, 2014-10)
    Empirically, this study builds on responses from leading qualitative entrepreneurship scholars. We carry out a Bourdieuan analysis of the field of entrepreneurship scholarship—particularly heterodox qualitative writing—and ...
  • Knowledge sharing in small family firms: A leadership perspective. 

    Cunningham, James; Seaman, Claire; McGuire, David (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.10.002, 2016-03)
    Knowledge sharing is considered critical in the development of a knowledge resource to contribute to the strategic development of the firm. However, how this key organisational activity takes place in small family firms ...
  • Family entrepreneurship as a field of research: exploring its contours and contents. 

    Randerson, Kathleen; Bettinelli, Cristina; Fayolle, Alain; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2015.08.002, 2015-09)
    This research note presents some food for thought about linking and relating the family, family business and entrepreneurship fields. Although each field has developed an important body of knowledge and some work has been ...
  • Embedded entrepreneurship in the creative re-construction of place. 

    McKeever, Edward; Jack, Sarah L.; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.07.002, 2015-01)
    This paper focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs engage with place and community. Drawing on the ideas of embeddedness and transferring value across spheres, we develop insight about how the relationship between entrepreneurs ...
  • The European Citizens’ Initiative: a new sphere of EU politics? 

    Garcia, Luis Bouza; Greenwood, Justin (Palgrave Macmillan http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.14, 2014-10)
    EU public policy is notoriously technical and consensus orientated, and dialogue between political institutions and interest groups enhance tendencies for inward looking and elite politics. The European Citizens’ Initiative ...
  • The Transparency Register: a European vanguard of strong lobby regulation? 

    Greenwood, Justin; Dreger, Joanna (Palgrave http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1057/iga.2013.3, 2013-06)
    A recent comparative analysis of the content of lobby regulation schemes published in this journal casts measures developed at European Union (EU) level as the vanguard of a ‘new wave’ of strong lobby regulation across ...
  • The European Citizen’s Initiative and EU civil society organisations. 

    Greenwood, Justin (Taylor & Francis. http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15705854.2012.702576, 2012-09)
    The procedural demands of the new European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) require the 'Citizens Committees' which host them to be backed by professional organisation. One potential source would be civil society organisations ...
  • Actors of the common interest? The Brussels offices of the regions. 

    Greenwood, Justin (Taylor & Francis. http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07036337.2011.579749, 2011-07)
    The absence of a formal place in representative democracy at EU level casts sub-national authorities more as actors of EU participatory democracy. Where they have specific interests to pursue their Brussels offices act ...
  • The European Commission and the public governance of interest groups in the European Union: seeking a niche between accreditation and laissez-faire. 

    Greenwood, Justin; Halpin, Darren (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15705850701322541, 2007)
    As interest groups participate in public policy, so demands arise for the regulation of their input. These vary between purposeful laissez-faire, and accreditation in return for norm observance, with attempts to find ...
  • Organized civil society and democratic legitimacy in the European Union. 

    Greenwood, Justin (Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007123407000166, 2007-04)
    Structural limitations in models of representative democracy have enhanced the space for other mechanisms of legitimacy in the European Union, including participatory models in which organized civil society interests are ...
  • Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences. 

    Baghdadi, Ahmad; Kishk, Mohammed (Diamond Congress Limited. Published under a Creative Commons CC BY NC ND licence. http://www.scribd.com/doc/270181066/CCC2015-Proceedings, 2015-06)
    Airport projects are considered to be very complex, as they face a number of challenges which inevitably expose them to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the aviation sector is considered an important sector due to the fact that ...
  • Flying in the face of environmental concern: why green consumers continue to fly. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Thyne, Maree; Timmis, Andrew J.; Carlile, Claire (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2015.1059352, 2015-08)
    Some unsustainable consumer behaviours have proved extremely hard to change or even challenge. Despite the fact that flying can be more damaging than any other activity that an individual can undertake, many otherwise ...
  • The corporate reputation of Islamic banks: a measurement scale. 

    Almahy, Jaafer A. M.; Al-Sahn, Farid; Beloucif, Ahmed (Canadian Center of Science and Education http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijms.v6n6p91, 2014-12)
    During the last few years, the concept of corporate reputation has received considerable attention from marketing academics and practitioners alike. This is not surprising in view of the concept enormous practical ...
  • The well(s) of knowledge: the decoding of sustainability claims in the UK and Greece. 

    Alevizou, Panayiota J.; Oates, Caroline J.; McDonald, Seonaidh (MDPI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su7078729, 2015-07)
    Sustainability claims have existed on fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs) for over four decades and there is evidence that they are increasing. Research suggests that consumers have a low level of knowledge and understanding ...
  • Informal slack in organisations: a qualitative analysis of innovative organisations. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh (Common Ground Publishing. http://ijmar.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.286/prod.8, 2012)
    This paper considers the relationship between organisational slack and innovation from a new perspective. Moving away from the traditional quantitative research approaches, semi-structured interviews and an activity theory ...
  • How green is children’s television? 

    Oates, Caroline J.; McDonald, Seonaidh; Blades, Mark; Laing, Audrey Frances (Westburn Publishers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1362/204440813X13645551140991, 2013)
    Purpose To meet stated waste reduction goals, the UK government via Defra (Department for environment, farming and rural affairs) is attempting to reduce household mainstream waste. One approach is to encourage children ...
  • Managing experts and competing through innovation: an activity theoretical analysis. 

    Blackler, Frank; Crump, Norman; McDonald, Seonaidh (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135050849961001, 1999-02)
    An activity theoretical analysis is presented of an organisation that is operating in a rapidly changing sector and whose competitiveness depends upon the design skills of its engineers, a number of whom are world experts ...
  • Power, mastery and organizational learning. 

    Blackler, Frank; McDonald, Seonaidh (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00206, 2000-09)
    The topic of power has not featured strongly in debates about organizational learning, a point that is illustrated in a discussion of influential studies of teamworking. Despite the insights that such studies have provided ...

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