Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Identifying as an outsider: implications for nonfamily in small family firms 

    Cunningham, James (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1469160, 2018-04-27)
    CUNNINGHAM, J. 2018. Identifying as an outsider: implications for nonfamily in small family firms. International journal of human resource management [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1469160
    Family businesses are held in high regard the world over for their impact on employment, credited in part to their longevity and abundance. In spite of this omnipresence, we have only begun to understand the day-to-day ...
  • Social enterprising informing our concept; exploring informal micro social enterprise. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Younis, Sohail; Hashim, Hina; Air, Carol
    ANDERSON, A., YOUNIS, S., HASHIM, H. and AIR, C. [2018]. Social enterprising informing our concept; exploring informal micro social enterprise. Social enterprise journal [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-04-2018-0034
    This paper considers whether micro social enterprise is a new genre of social enterprise, a scaled down, micro version of conventional social enterprise or something completely different. The authors have identified themes ...
  • Romancing the rural: the rural as an entrepreneurial context; concept and engagements. 

    Gaddefors, Johan; Anderson, Alistair R. (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750318785545, 2018-07-03)
    GADDEFORS, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2018. Romancing the rural: the rural as an entrepreneurial context; concept and engagements. International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750318785545
    The purpose of this paper is to consider the role of context in understanding and theorising rural entrepreneurship. We discuss the relation between entrepreneurship and its context and review some of the implications of ...
  • 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 ...
  • The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills: using scholarly enquiry to aid in future teaching practice. 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary (Robert Gordon University https://www3.rgu.ac.uk/events/future-work-future-graduates-forging-the-link, 2018-05-03)
    BREMNER, P.A.M. 2018. The gap between degree outcomes and employability skills: using scholarly enquiry to aid in future teaching practice. Presented at the Robert Gordon University annual learning and teaching conference: future work, future graduates; forging the link, 3 May 2018, Aberdeen, UK.
    An honours year of any degree performs a valuable platform in enhancing the relevant skills sets, aiding graduates to become more 'work ready'. Whilst these skill sets take into account many factors, they translate to Level ...
  • Drillers' cognitive skills monitoring task. 

    Roberts, Ruby Clyde; Flin, Rhona; Cleland, Jennifer; Urquhart, Jim (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1064804617744713, 2018-05-10)
    ROBERTS, R.C., FLIN, R., CLELAND, J. and URQUHART, J. 2018. Drillers' cognitive skills monitoring task. Ergonomics in design [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1064804617744713
    Drilling incidents have emphasized that offshore drillers require a high level of cognitive skills, including situation awareness and decision making, to maintain safe and efficient well control. Although a number of tools ...
  • 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 ...
  • The regional offices in Brussels: from 'push and pull' to 'people and place'. 

    Greenwood, Justin (Berghahn Journals https://doi.org/10.3167/reco.2014.040301, 2014-12-01)
    GREENWOOD, J. 2014. The regional offices in Brussels: from 'push and pull' to 'people and place'. Regions and cohesion [online], 4(3), pages 1-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3167/reco.2014.040301
    The potential of 'people and place' is assessed as a means to broaden research about regional political actors into key questions about their role in European integration, largely dormant since the European Commission's ...
  • 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 future of social security in Scotland: views from inside the system. 

    Public and Commercial Services Union; Spicker, Paul (Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union https://www.pcs.org.uk/sites/default/files/site_assets/regional_websites/scotland/2017/FSS_Scotland_FINAL.pdf, 2017-10-6)
    PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES UNION and SPICKER, P. 2017. The future of social security in Scotland: views from inside the system. Glasgow: PCS [online]. Available from: https://www.pcs.org.uk/sites/default/files/site_assets/regional_websites/scotland/2017/FSS_Scotland_FINAL.pdf
    The report is based on group interviews and questionnaires done earlier this year with 228 DWP officers. This is not the first report ever to ask social security officers what they think, but it's a rare and rather special ...
  • 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 ...

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