Recent Submissions

  • Voluntary simplicity. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh (Routledge, 2013-12-17)
    MCDONALD, S. 2014. Voluntary simplicity. In Parker, M., Cheney, G., Fournier, V. and Land, C. (eds.) The Routledge companion to alternative organization. Abingdon: Routledge, pages 210-235.
    Etzioni describes voluntary simplifiers (VS) as people who choose, 'out of free will - rather than by being coerced by poverty, government austerity programs, or being imprisoned - to limit expenditures on consumer goods ...
  • The 'Europeanization' of the Basel process: financial harmonization between globalization and parliamentarization. 

    Greenwood, Justin; Roederer-Rynning, Christilla (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rego.12063, 2014-09-24)
    GREENWOOD, J. and ROEDERER-RYNNING, C. 2015. The 'Europeanization' of the Basel process: financial harmonization between globalization and parliamentarization. Regulation and governance [online], 9(4), pages 325-338. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rego.12063
    Public policy initiatives aimed at the prevention of future financial crises originate with global harmonization in the form of executive standards issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. This article explores ...
  • The evolution of agile manufacturing. 

    Li, Jin-Hai; Anderson, Alistair R.; Harrison, Richard (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14637150310468380, 2003-04-01)
    LI, J.-H., ANDERSON, A.R. and HARRISON, R.T. 2003. The evolution of agile manufacturing. Business process management journal [online], 9(2), pages 170-189. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14637150310468380
    This paper provides an exploration of the concept and content of agile manufacturing (AM). It describes the nature of the content of AM and synthesises the literature to propose a comprehensive definition of purpose and ...
  • Innovation culture in small Tunisian ICT firms. 

    El Harbi, Sana; Anderson, Alistair R.; Amamou, Meriam (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-06-2013-0086, 2014-01-01)
    EL HARBI, S., ANDERSON, A.R. and AMAMOU, M. 2014. Innovation culture in small Tunisian ICT firms. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 21(1), pages 132-151. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-06-2013-0086
    The research aims to ask whether, in the absence of overarching innovative conditions, a small firm can have an innovative culture and what its scale and scope is. The study employs four exploratory case studies. This ...
  • How to recognise a kick: a cognitive task analysis of drillers' situation awareness during well operations. 

    Roberts, R.; Flin, Rhona; Cleland, J. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2016.07.003, 2016-07-09)
    ROBERTS, R., FLIN, R. and CLELAND, J. 2016. How to recognise a kick: a cognitive task analysis of drillers' situation awareness during well operations. Journal of loss prevention in the process industries [online], 43, pages 503-513. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2016.07.003
    The ability to monitor and detect anomalous changes in an oil well is a fundamental aspect of an offshore driller’s job, so as to maintain well control, the safety of the surrounding rig and minimize risk. Drillers are ...
  • The 'biophilic organization': an integrative metaphor for corporate sustainability. 

    Jones, David R. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2640-2, 2015-04-02)
    JONES, D.R. 2015. The biophilic organization: an integrative metaphor for corporate sustainability. Journal of business ethics [online], Online First. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2640-2
    This paper proposes a new organizational metaphor, the 'Biophilic Organization', which aims to counter the bio-cultural disconnection of many organizations despite their espoused commitment to sustainability. This conceptual ...
  • Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. 

    Abebrese, Armstrong; Smith, Robert (Amity Business School, 2014-01-17)
    ABEBRESE, A. and SMITH, R. 2014. Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. Amity business journal, 3(1).
    This article develops a deeper conceptualization of institutionalized adaptive strategies adopted by indigenous Ghanaian entrepreneurs operating within a web of institutional constraints. The qualitative research demonstrates ...
  • Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation? 

    Warren, Lorraine; Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-03-2014-0052, 2015-04-30)
    WARREN, L. and SMITH, R. 2015. Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation? International journal of entrepreneurial behaviour and research [online], 21(2), pages 243-262. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-03-2014-0052
    The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the tension between rule-breaking and legitimacy for entrepreneurs, who are expected to challenge and change social or business norms. In doing so, they may be presented ...
  • Gender and white-collar crime: examining representations of women in media? 

    Gottschalk, Petter; Smith, Robert (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2013.841571, 2013-10-08)
    GOTTSCHALK, P. and SMITH, R. 2015. Gender and white-collar crime: examining representations of women in media? Journal of gender studies [online], 24(3), pages 310-325. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2013.841571
    Using documentary research methodology, we collected empirical data from three national Norwegian newspapers to examine the issue of gender and white-collar crime to examine representations of women in the media. Only 8 ...
  • The dark side of the rural idyll: stories of illegal/illicit economic activity in the UK countryside. 

    Somerville, Peter; Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.12.001, 2015-02-07)
    SOMERVILLE, P., SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G. 2015. The dark side of the rural idyll: stories of illegal/illicit economic activity in the UK countryside. Journal of rural studies [online], 39, pages 219-228. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.12.001
    In rural sociology and rural studies, rurality in many countries is commonly constructed as an idyllic space in which crime is perceived as an urban problem. In other countries, however, rurality is constructed as a place ...
  • Seeing the light: using visual ethnography in family business settings. 

    Smith, Robert (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894486513504585, 2013-10-01)
    SMITH, R. 2015. Seeing the light: using visual ethnography in family business settings. Family business review [online], 28(1), pages 76-82. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894486513504585
    The purpose of this research note is to illustrate the usefulness of the qualitative method of visual ethnography in producing new insights into family business research by investigating the 'lived narrative' of a family ...
  • The 'fairness paradox' and 'small-firm growth resistance strategies'. 

    Ullah, Farid; Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2015-0005, 2015-09-30)
    ULLAH, F. and SMITH, R. 2015. The 'fairness paradox' and 'small-firm growth resistance strategies'. World journal of entrepreneurship, management and sustainable development [online], 11(3), pages 154-175. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2015-0005
    The purpose of this paper is to examine and explore why 'Small-Businesses' resist employing outside the immediate family and investigate the employee as an outsider and entrepreneurial resource. Design/methodology/approach ...
  • Prohibition and the American Dream: an analysis of the entrepreneurial life and times of Al Capone. 

    Hipango, Waata; Smith, Robert; Dana, Léo-Paul (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2014.057912, 2014-01-01)
    HIPANGO, W., SMITH, R. and DANA, L.-P. 2014. Prohibition and the American Dream: an analysis of the entrepreneurial life and times of Al Capone. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 21(1), pages 1-15. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2014.057912
    The iconic figure of Al Capone is arguably the most prominent figure of organised crime. Both biographers and scholars have analysed his life and behaviour. Hollywood has immortalised his character in film. Today, the name ...
  • New radicals: digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland: final report on pilot project to the Communities and Culture Network+. 

    McLaverty, Peter; MacLeod, Iain; Tait, Elizabeth; Baxter, Graeme; Goker, Ayse; Heron, Michael James (Communities and Culture Network+ http://www.communitiesandculture.org/projects/outputs, 2015-05-01)
    MCLAVERTY, P., MACLEOD, I., TAIT, E., BAXTER, G., GOKER, A. and HERON, M. 2015. New radicals: digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland: final report on pilot project to the Communities and Culture Network+. In Working Papers of the Communities and Culture Network+ [online], 6, Oct 2015. Available from: http://www.communitiesandculture.org/projects/outputs
    The main aim of this study will be to analyse the transition of social media activism since the Scottish referendum, in order to establish whether the related activism is sustained over a longer timescale, particularly in ...
  • Sustainability integration in corporate environments. 

    Ajide, Olushla; 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: ...
  • Inequality and deliberative democracy. 

    McLaverty, Peter (Edinburgh University Press, 2014-01-01)
    MCLAVERTY, P. 2014. Inequality and deliberative democracy. In Elstub, S. and McLaverty, P. (eds.) Deliberative democracy: issues and cases. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, chapter 2.
    Deliberative Democracy is the darling of democratic theory and political theory more generally, and generates international interest. In this book a number of leading democratic theorists address the key issues that surround ...
  • The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880, 2015-02-01)
    SPICKER, P. 2015. The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. Journal of poverty and social justice [online], 23(1), pages 17-28. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880
    The United Kingdom is a unitary state, and social security benefits are some of the most centralised services in it. The powers of the Scottish Parliament in relation to benefits have been heavily restricted, to the point ...
  • Policy translation: a reply. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2015.1004251, 2015-01-23)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. Policy translation: a reply. Global discourse: an interdisciplinary journal of current affairs and applied contemporary thought [online], 6(1-2), pages 116-118. Available from https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2015.1004251
    The purpose of this paper is explained as being to enhance "the analysis of processes of movement of ideas between multiple actors and in the process of implementation of social policies." The core argument made by Latour ...
  • Cohesion, exclusion and social quality. 

    Spicker, Paul (Berghan Journals https://dx.doi.org/10.3167/IJSQ.2014.040107, 2014-06-01)
    SPICKER, P. 2014. Cohesion, exclusion and social quality. International journal of social quality [online], 4(1), pages 95-107. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.3167/IJSQ.2014.040107
    The concept of social quality has been operationalized in terms of four component dimensions: social inclustion, social cohesion, socio-economic security and social empowerment. This article argues that inclusion and ...
  • Seven principles of public life: time to rethink. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.865927, 2013-11-29)
    SPICKER, P. 2014. Seven principles of public life: time to rethink. Public money and management [online], 34(1), pages 11-18. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.865927
    The Seven Principles of Public Life, developed by the Nolan Committee, claim to be concerned with the development of an ethical culture, but they have been imposed by central authority. The principles are muddled and ...

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