Recent Submissions

  • 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.
    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], (accepted).
    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 ...
  • The direction of reflection: helping students make sense of work placements. 

    Fulford, Heather; Cargill, Erica (http://www.asetonline.org/events/conference-proceedings/, 2016-09-06)
    FULFORD, H. and CARGILL, E. 2016. The direction of reflection: helping students make sense of work placements. In Siva-Joth, D. (ed). Proceedings of the 23rd annual ASET conference 2016: placement and employability professionals, 6-8 September 2016, York, UK. Sheffield: ASET [online], pages 84-92. Available from: http://www.asetonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-ASET-Conference-Proceedings.pdf
    When students are asked to write an account reflecting on a work placement or internship, they have the opportunity to consider their period of work experience from a number of perspectives. For example, they could concentrate ...
  • Five go to a country house: reflections on developing a residential programme for undergraduate management students. 

    Fulford, Heather; Cargill, Erica (CABS (Organisers), 2017-04-25)
    FULFORD, H. and CARGILL, E. 2017. Five go to a country house: reflections on developing a residential programme for undergraduate management students. Presented at the 6th Chartered Association of Business Schools conference on learning teaching and student experience (CABS LTSE 2017), 25-26 April 2017, Bristol, UK.
    For the academic year 2015-16, a new route was devised for undergraduate students in year three of their four-year Management degree. This route, denoted 'Connect to Business', was designed to allow students to participate ...
  • Learning from type? An evaluation of the impact of personality type and relationship context in formal mentoring relationships. 

    McWhirr, Susan M. (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2016-09-01)
    MCWHIRR, S.M. 2016. Learning from type? An evaluation of the impact of personality type and relationship context in formal mentoring relationships. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis explores the impact of mentor and mentee personality type in formal mentoring relationships. The research sought to identify whether there were individual personality characteristics which impact on relationship ...
  • Economics as practical wisdom. 

    Spicker, Paul (World Economics Association (WEA) https://www.worldeconomicsassociation.org/journals/rwer/, 2016-06-27)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. Economics as practical wisdom. Real-world economics review [online], 75, pages 113-125. Available from: http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue75/Spicker75.pdf
    The discipline of economics has been represented as deductive and theoretical, deductive and empirical, and inductive and empirical. All of these approaches have been subject to withering criticism in other social sciences: ...
  • Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making. 

    Cunningham, James; Anderson, Alistair R. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-018-9563-0, 2018-02-22)
    CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2018. Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making. Group decision and negotiation [online], 27(3), pages 393-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-018-9563-0
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of confidence in how both new and experienced entrepreneurs interpret and make sense of their business environment to inform decision-making. We illustrate our conceptual ...
  • Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. 

    Spicker, Paul (Democratic Arabic Centre http://democraticac.de/?p=46477, 2017-12-31)
    SPICKER, P. 2017. Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. Translated to Arabic by H. M. I. Matter. Berlin: Democratice Arabic Centre [online]. Available from: http://democraticac.de/?p=46477
    This book is about social policy and administration, which is a field of study mainly concerned with 'social welfare' and the 'social services'. Social policy is not a self-contained academic discipline. The book ...
  • A new future for social security: response to the consultation document. 

    Spicker, Paul (Scottish Government, 2016-07-29)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. A new future for social security: response to the consultation document. In Scottish Government. Consultation on social security in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government [online], response ID 500312666. Available from: https://consult.gov.scot/social-security/social-security-in-scotland/consultation/view_respondent?_b_index=420&uuId=500312666
    This submission covers genearl issues related to the statement of principles, broader issues of policy and general administrative arrangements. The main points are these: 1) The aims of benefit systems are complex. ...
  • The fiscal framework and the delivery of welfare benefits. 

    Spicker, Paul (Scottish Parliament http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/PreviousCommittees/83010.aspx, 2016-02-26)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. The fiscal framework and the delivery of welfare benefits. Presented at the 10th meeting (session 4) of the Scottish Parliament Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, 3 March 2016, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: Scottish Parliament [online], pages 19-23. Available from: http://www.parliament.scot/Papers_20160303_updated_3.3.16.pdf
    The author author was approached by the Clerks of the committee to comment on the Scotland Bill and Fiscal Framework, since the publication of the Committee's Interim Report published in May 2015. This is his written submission.
  • What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? 

    Spicker, Paul (COMMON WEAL, 2016-02-28)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? Glasgow: Comon Weal [online]. Available from: http://allofusfirst.org/tasks/render/file/?fileID=5F353C60-ECE3-72D9-CAD3D044ACBB03D0
    Professor Paul Spicker analyses the planned devolution of social security powers to the Scottish Parliament in the Scotland Bill and argues: "The reforms have been represented as giving Scotland 'one of the most powerful ...

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