Recent Submissions

  • 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
    MARCELLA, R. and CHOWDHURY, G. [2018]. Eradicating information poverty; an agenda for research. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], (accepted).
    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 ...
  • 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 ...

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