Recent Submissions

  • Human factors in safety management: safety culture, safety leadership and non-technical skills. 

    Flin, Rhona; Agnew, Cakil (CRC Press https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781498781909, 2018-05-30)
    FLIN, R. and AGNEW, C. 2018. Human factors in safety management: safety culture, safety leadership and non-technical skills. In Samman, S.N. (ed.) Human factors and ergonomics for the Gulf Cooperation Council: processes, technologies and practices. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press [online], chapter 3, pages 43-64. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781498781909
    Human factors/ergonomics aspects of safety management are wide-ranging and it is now recognized that these are essential for effective risk control, as well as performance efficiencies and worker well-being. This chapter ...
  • The European Citizens’ Initiative: bringing the EU closer to its citizens? 

    Greenwood, Justin (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-018-0138-x, 2018-10-16)
    GREENWOOD, J. 2018. The European Citizens' Initiative: bringing the EU closer to its citizens? Comparative European politics [online], First Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-018-0138-x
    In defiance of accounts which see the European Union (EU) as structurally incompatible with democracy, the Lisbon Treaty set out the general right and specific means for citizens to participate in EU decision-making. Whilst ...
  • Scotland, Wales and press discourses amid the 2016 EU referendum. 

    Higgins, Michael; Ridge-Newman, Anthony; McKay, Fiona (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73682-2_3, 2018-05-08)
    HIGGINS, M., RIDGE-NEWMAN, A. and MCKAY, F.M. 2018. Scotland, Wales and press discourses amid the 2016 EU referendum. In: Ridge-Newman, A., León-Solís, F. and O'Donnell, H. (eds.) Reporting the road to Brexit. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 47-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73682-2_3
    This chapter is concerned with establishing and analysing the discourses that shaped the coverage of the 2016 EU referendum in a selection of Scottish and Welsh newspapers. The chapter looks at the Scottish editions of the ...
  • Enhancing safety performance: non-technical skills and a modicum of chronic unease. 

    Flin, Rhona (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65527-7_6, 2017-10-13)
    FLIN, R. 2017. Enhancing safety performance: non-technical skills and a modicum of chronic unease. In Bieder C., Gilbert C., Journé B. and Laroche H. (eds.) Beyond safety training. SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology. Cham: Springer [online], pages 45-58. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65527-7_6
    Current debates on professionalism and safety cover a range of interpretative challenges and theoretical perspectives, as the workshop organized by FonCSI in 2015 revealed. One avenue for consideration was to address the ...
  • Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. 

    Gibbons-Wood, David; Stevenson, Anne; Smith, Steve; Williams, Hector (Robert Gordon University, 2018-05-02)
    GIBBONS-WOOD, D., STEVENSON, A., SMITH, S. and WILLIAMS, H. 2018. Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    This survey was commissioned by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), working in conjunction with the recognised Trade Unions and ACAS. These together form the Joint Working Party (JWP) which provided guidance during ...
  • Gender and the development of a political persona: the case of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

    Higgins, Michael; McKay, Fiona (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/bp.2015.44, 2016-12-19)
    HIGGINS, M. and MCKAY, F. 2016. Gender and the development of a political persona: the case of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. British politics [online], 11(3), pages 283-300. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/bp.2015.44
    Much recent research has focussed on the manner in which women political leaders are portrayed in media. This article examines the press discourses around Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, beginning before her ...
  • Levelised cost of energy: a theoretical justification and critical assessment. 

    Aldersey-Williams, John; Rubert, T. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.10.004, 2018-10-15)
    ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J. and RUBERT, T. 2019. Levelised cost of energy: a theoretical justification and critical assessment. Energy policy [online], 124, pages 169-179. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.10.004
    Although widely accepted as a measure of the comparative lifetime costs of electricity generation alternatives, levelised cost of energy (LCOE) lacks a theoretical foundation in the academic literature and encompasses a ...
  • Eradicating information poverty; an agenda for research. 

    Marcella, Rita; Chowdhury, Gobinda (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618804589, 2018-10-14)
    MARCELLA, R. and CHOWDHURY, G. 2018. Eradicating information poverty; an agenda for research. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618804589
    Information poverty remains a critical issue for societies today. The literature of information poverty is reviewed tracking its origins in library and information science in the 1970s and the various approaches that have ...
  • Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction. 

    Salina, Aigul Pazenovna (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-12-01)
    SALINA, A.P. 2017. Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Purpose – The financial systems in many emerging countries are still impacted by the devastating effect of the 2008 financial crisis which created a massive disaster in the global economy. The banking sector needs appropriate ...
  • Understanding waste recycling behaviour in the UK: home-work consistency. 

    Oke, Adekunle (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2018-04-01)
    OKE, A.O. 2018. Understanding waste recycling behaviour in the UK: home-work consistency. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Despite the increasing attention being paid to waste recycling, there is a dearth of both empirical evidence on recycling at work and examination of any spillover effects of recycling behaviour from home to work. Situated ...
  • The adoption of eco-innovations: a study of SMEs in the Scottish food and drink sector. 

    Dakup, Karan (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2018-05-01)
    DAKUP, K. 2018. The adoption of eco-innovations: a study of SMEs in the Scottish food and drink sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The increasing government and consumer interest in, and growing concerns about environmental issues have pressured businesses to adopt eco-innovative measures and activities. These pressures have been felt particularly by ...
  • Civil dialogue and the Citizens' Initiative: accounting for collaboration and competition using the advocacy coalition framework and the strategic action field. 

    Greenwood, Justin (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137500724_11, 2015-08-15)
    GREENWOOD, J. 2015. Civil dialogue and the Citizens' Initiative: accounting for collaboration and competition using the advocacy coalition framework and the strategic action field. In Johannson, H. and Kalm, S. (eds.) EU civil society: patterns of cooperation, competition and conflict. London: Palgrave MacMillan [online], chapter 11, pages 193-209. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137500724_11
    The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) has introduced a largely new set of campaigners working in a fresh 'direct democracy' frame at EU level, alongside an established group of Brussels based EU NGOs seeking to ...
  • The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills. 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary (QAA (Organisers) http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/news-events/conference, 2018-06-07)
    BREMNER, P.A.M. 2018. The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills. Presented at the 15th Enhancement themes conference; evaluation, evidence and enhancement; inspiring staff and students, 7th June 2018, Glasgow, UK. Glasgow: QAA [online]. Available from: http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/docs/ethemes/evidence-for-enhancement/the-gap-between-degree-outcomes-and-employability-skills-(paper).pdf
    This research aims to highlight, via the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, a possible mismatch between a degree learning outcomes and employability skills. By use of a mixed methods approach, inclusive of employer ...
  • Reading, writing and apprenticeships: developing an authentic reading and assessment strategy for graduate apprenticeships. 

    Sutherland, Bill J.; Fulford, Heather (Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) https://charteredabs.org, 2018-04-24)
    SUTHERLAND, W.J. and FULFORD, H. 2018. Reading, writing and apprenticeships: developing an authentic reading and assessment strategy for graduate apprenticeships. Presented at the Chartered Association of Business Schools learning, teaching and student experience conference 2018 (LTSE 2018), 24-25 April 2018, Glasgow, UK.
    The recent launch of graduate apprenticeships in Scotland requires participating universities to collaborate closely with employers to design and develop innovative curricula to enable apprentices to acquire new knowledge ...
  • Introducing Universal Credit. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press https://doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0001, 2013-12-31)
    SPICKER, P. 2013. Introducing Universal Credit. In Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K. and Irving, Z. Social policy review 25: analysis and debate in social policy. Bristol: Policy Press [online], pages 1-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0001
    In this chapter, author Paul Spicker interrogates the government's introduction of Universal Credit, a controversial scheme designed to unify various means-tested benefits for people of working age. The scheme brings ...
  • Personalisation falls short. 

    Spicker, Paul (Oxford University Press https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcs063, 2012-05-09)
    SPICKER, P. 2013. Personalisation falls short. British journal of social work [online], 43(7), pages 1259-1275. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcs063
    Personalisation offers individualised treatment in circumstances where markets do not operate. Personalisation is described variously as a process involving an individualised assessment and response, the expression of ...
  • Institutional influence and the role of family in poor women’s micropreneurship. 

    Xiong, Lin; Ukanwa, Irene; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-05-2017-0162, 2018-08-03)
    XIONG, L., UKANWA, I. and ANDERSON, A. 2018. Institutional influence and the role of family in poor women's micropreneurship. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], Earlycite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-05-2017-0162
    Purpose – The paper's purpose is to develop understanding of how institutions (family and culture) play out in shaping family micro business practices. Our focus on family business led by poor entrepreneurial women in a ...
  • A living legislature: the EP as an ordinary legislator. 

    Roederer-Rynning, Christilla; Greenwood, Justin (EUSA (ORGANISERS) https://eustudies.org/conference/papers/download/250, 2015-03-05)
    ROEDERER-RYNNING, C. and GREENWOOD, J. 2015. A living legislature: the EP as an ordinary legislator. In the Proceedings of the 14th European Unions Studies Association biennial conference [online], 5-7 March 2015, Boston, USA. Available from: https://eustudies.org/conference/papers/download/250
    This paper explores possibilities of cooperation between rationalist and sociological insights by examining the institutionalization of legislative powers in the European Parliament (EP). By this, we refer to the social ...
  • The takeup of benefits: lessons from the UK. 

    Spicker, Paul (Die Keure https://www.diekeure.be/nl-be/professional/8167/armoede-en-ineffectiviteit-van-rechten-pauvrete-et-ineffectivite-des-droits, 2017-06-30)
    SPICKER, P. 2017. The takeup of benefits: lessons from the UK. In Van Hootegem, H (ed.) Poverty and ineffectiveness of rights. Bruges: Die Keure [online]. Available from: https://www.diekeure.be/nl-be/professional/8167/armoede-en-ineffectiviteit-van-rechten-pauvrete-et-ineffectivite-des-droits
    The issue of take-up has had a prominent role in the consideration of benefits in the UK, and there is a considerable amount of information available about the issues and problems. As time has gone on, however, the comfortable ...
  • Nonfamily knowledge during family business succession: a cultural understanding. 

    Wasim, Jahangir; Cunningham, James; Maxwell-Cole, Alexander; Taylor, James Richard (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-05-2017-0167, 2018-06-28)
    WASIM, J., CUNNINGHAM, J., MAXWELL-COLE, A. and TAYLOR, J. 2018. Nonfamily knowledge during family business succession: a cultural understanding. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], Earlycite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-05-2017-0167
    Purpose: Knowledge transfer plays a key role in the succession process. While much attention has been given to the passing of business knowledge form incumbent to successor, less is known about the use of nonfamily knowledge ...

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