Recent Submissions

  • An exploratory study of localisation drivers and barriers of oil and gas service firms: a case study approach. 

    McDonald, Jeff (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-01-31)
    MCDONALD, J. 2017. An exploratory study of localisation drivers and barriers of oil and gas service firms: a case study approach. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.
    The purpose of this thesis is to explore and understand the ‘localisation’ phenomenon from a geographical, cultural, technical and governmental theme to help explain why the level of local content in the oil and gas ...
  • The dynamic relationship between oil wealth and economic growth: the case of Nigeria. 

    Musa Sa'eed, Zainab (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-02-01)
    MUSA SA'EED, Z. 2017. The dynamic relationship between oil wealth and economic growth: the case of Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The problem of weak economic development in Nigeria despite a substantial inflow of revenues from oil exports especially from the early 1970s and other subsequent periods is an important issue to examine. This outcome ...
  • Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria: an investigation. 

    Lawan, Umar (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-05-01)
    LAWAN, U. 2017. Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria: an investigation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The significant contributions of female entrepreneurs to both the social and economic development of their various countries have been recognized over the past two decades. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found ...
  • Enhancing B2Com relationship quality: a research study investigating the oil producing company to host community relationship in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. 

    Osobajo, Oluyomi Abayomi (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-03-01)
    OSOBAJO, O.A. 2017. Enhancing B2Com relationship quality: a research study investigating the oil producing company to host community relationship in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The rapid and continuous deterioration of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria in the last four decades has been a major source of concern for the government and practitioners. Hence, the region has been the subject of ...
  • A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta. 

    Ajide, Olushola (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-06-01)
    AJIDE, O.E. 2017. A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis makes a new contribution to the field of corporate social responsibility in the area of corporate community engagement (CCE) and public relations in the area of organization-public relationships (OPRs). The ...
  • Technology innovation management in the Nigerian banking industry: integrating stakeholders’ perspectives, an exploration of strategy and policy implications. 

    Sokari, Ibukun Esther (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-06-01)
    SOKARI, I.E. 2017. Technology innovation management in the Nigerian banking industry: integrating stakeholders’ perspectives, an exploration of strategy and policy implications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Technology innovation is one of the defining attributes of the 21st century. The banking sector amongst other key sectors has embraced the use of new technologies to offer electronic banking (e-banking) services. E-banking ...
  • Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on shape community project. 

    Butu, Ahmed Ibrahim (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-04-01)
    BUTU, A.I. 2017. Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on shape community project. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The transition from one energy system to another has been analysed by many researchers especially in the context of developed countries. Community renewable energy transition in rural areas is largely under-researched, ...
  • Methodological choices in relationship quality (RQ) research 1987 to 2015: a systematic literature review. 

    Osobajo, Oluyomi Abayomi; Moore, David R. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/15332667.2016.1242395, 2017-03-01)
    OSOBAJO, O.A. and MOORE, D. 2017. Methodological choices in relationship quality (RQ) research 1987 to 2015: a systematic literature review. Journal of relationship marketing [online], 16(1), pages 40-81. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15332667.2016.1242395
    Different methodological choices (i.e., data collection method, sample size, sample characteristics, and analytical instrument) in 122 relationship quality (RQ) peer-reviewed articles published in accredited academic ...
  • The B2Com relationship: an empirical study of the measure of relationship quality in a business-to-community relationship. 

    Osobajo, Oluyomi Abayomi; Moore, David R. (CCSE https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v10n7p118, 2017-06-19)
    OSOBAJO, O.A. and MOORE, D. 2017. The B2Com relationship: an empirical study of the measure of relationship quality in a business-to-community relationship. International business research [online], 10(7), pages 118-147. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v10n7p118
    The quality of relationship between Oil Producing Companies (OPC) and their Host Communities (HC) within the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (NDRN) is a source of concern for different stakeholders such as the practitioners, ...
  • Perceptions of knowledge sharing among small family firm leaders: a structural equation model. 

    Cunningham, James; Seaman, Claire; McGuire, David (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0894486516682667, 2016-12-28)
    CUNNINGHAM, J., SEAMAN, C. and MCGUIRE, D. 2017. Perceptions of knowledge sharing among small family firm leaders: a structural equation model. Family business review [online], 30(2), pages 160-181. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0894486516682667
    Small family firms have many unique relational qualities with implications for how knowledge is passed between individuals. Extant literature posits leadership approach as important in explaining differences in knowledge-sharing ...
  • The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives. 

    Kalden, Jan Niklas; Cunningham, James; Anderson, Alistair R. (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750317706439, 2017-05-09)
    KALDEN, J.N., CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2017. The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives. The international journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 18(2), pages 91-104. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750317706439
    The German economy is praised for its stability, creating a seemingly strong economic environment in which entrepreneurship should thrive. Our research problem is that, in spite of the strong economy, new venture creation ...
  • The economic reification of entrepreneurship: re-engaging with the social. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (Routledge https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138802537, 2015-10-01)
    ANDERSON, A. 2015. The economic reification of entrepreneurship: re-engaging with the social. In Fayolle, A. and Riot, P. (eds.) Rethinking entrepreneurship: debating research orientations. Abingdon: Routledge, chapter 4, pages 44-56.
    Growth and development at personal, firm and national levels are all, quite properly, attributed to entrepreneurship. However, the importance of these entrepreneurial outcomes has shaped how we perceive entrepreneurs and ...
  • The use of imagery in the campaign speeches of Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain during the 2008 US Presidential Election. 

    McGuire, David; Garavan, Thomas N.; Cunningham, James; Duffy, Greg (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-07-2014-0136, 2016-06-06)
    MCGUIRE, D., GARAVAN, T.N., CUNNINGHAM, J. and DUFFY, G. 2016. The use of imagery in the campaign speeches of Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain during the 2008 US Presidential Election. Leadership and organization development journal [online], 37(4), pages 430-449. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-07-2014-0136
    Purpose - The use of imagery in leadership speeches is becoming increasingly important in shaping the beliefs and actions of followers. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of speech imagery and linguistic ...
  • The effect of early berthing prospects on the energy efficiency operational index in oil tanker vessels. 

    Acomi, Nicoleta; Acomi, Ovidiu (IOP https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/145/8/082001, 2016-08-23)
    ACOMI, N. and ACOMI, O.C. 2016. The effect of early berthing prospects on the energy efficiency operational index in oil tanker vessels. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering; Proceedings of the 4th modern technologies in industrial engineering, 15 -18 June 2016, Lasi, Romania. Bristol: IOP Publishing [online], 145, article ID 082001. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/145/8/082001
    Marine pollution is one of the main concerns of our society. In order to reduce air pollution produced by ships, the International Maritime Organization has developed technical, operational and management measures. Part ...
  • Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Tait, Elizabeth; Gray, David (RICS/COBRA http://www.care-north.eu/sites/default/files/COBRA%20paper.pdf, 2012-09-11)
    LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. Presented at the construction, building and real estate research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2012), 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada. London: RICS. Hosted on www.care-north.eu [online]. Available from: www.care-north.eu/sites/default/files/COBRA paper.pdf
    Currently, emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland's total. While the Scottish Government has identified a number of transport policies, which would contribute to Scotland's ability to meet its targets, ...
  • Corporate global nomadism: the role of the transnational professional as consumer of popular management discourses. 

    Whitehead, Gabriela; Halsall, Robert (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507616678758, 2016-12-14)
    WHITEHEAD, G. and HALSALL, R. 2016. Corporate global nomadism: the role of the transnational professional as consumer of popular management discourses. Management learning [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507616678758.
    An increasing body of research has paid particular attention to the role of different organizational actors in the consumption of popular management ideas, including their local diffusion, adaptation and enactment. However, ...
  • A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed (IET https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558, 2016-09-21)
    GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2016. A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In the Proceedings of the 5th IET international conference on renewable power generation (RPG), 21 -23 September 2016, London, UK. New York: IET [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558.
    Biomass thermo-chemical systems (BTCS) source remains one of the means of providing sustainable electricity to rural areas in developing nations. Due the dwindling power generation and supply in Nigeria representing between ...
  • In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. 

    Bugali, Hilal; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Halsall, Robert (TRADERS http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf, 2016-11-21)
    BUGALI, H., FAIRBURN, S. and HALSALL, R. 2016. In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. In the Proceedings of training art and design researchers for participation in public space (TRADERS): mediations; art and design agency and participation in public space, 21-22 Nov 2016, London, UK. London: TRADERS [online], pages 163-173. Available from: http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf.
    Design has expanded its scope towards social change and innovation - this is observed to a great extent in the UK in parallel with the 'Big Society', but is happening globally as well. The existing literature concentrates ...
  • Collaboration: ideas from the construction industry. 

    Christie, David S. (Press and journal, 2015-10-09)
    CHRISTIE, D. 2015. Collaboration: ideas from the construction industry. Energy voice [online], 9 October. Available from: https://www.energyvoice.com/opinion/90045/opinion-collaboration-ideas-from-the-construction-industry/
    During the current difficult period faced by the UKCS oil and gas industry, collaboration between the various parties in the offshore industry has been identified as one of the key factors in ensuring that the oil and gas ...
  • Challenges for marketers in sustainable production and consumption. 

    Oates, Caroline J.; Alevizou, Panayiota J.; McDonald, Seonaidh (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/su8010075, 2016-01-13)
    OATES, C., ALEVIZOU, P. and MCDONALD, S. 2016. Challenges for marketers in sustainable production and consumption. Sustainability [online], 8(1), article 75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su8010075.
    As one of the biggest issues facing today's global society, sustainability cuts across all areas of production and consumption and presents challenges for marketers who attempt to understand and incorporate sustainability ...

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