Recent Submissions

  • Developing students’ innovation and enterprise skills through external collaboration. 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary; Crawford, Izzy; Godsman, Fiona (2019-05-02)
    BREMNER, P. A. M., CRAWFORD, I. and GODSMAN, F. 2019. Developing students’ innovation and enterprise skills through external collaboration. Presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.
    This presentation aimed to outline the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) process from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), to provide an progress update on SISA and to demonstrate the student enhancement.
  • Developing the student journey through collaborative professional skills enhancement sessions. 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary; Laing, Audrey M.; Scott, Helen (2019-05-02)
    BREMNER, P. A. M., LAING, A. and SCOTT, H. 2019. Developing the student journey through collaborative professional skills enhancement sessions. Presented at the2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.
    This presentation outlined the Professional Skills Enhancement programme, and how it seeks to aid the student in becoming 'work ready'. The authors highlights it's move and development into other degree programmes within ...
  • NGOs in the European Union. 

    Greenwood, Justin (Edward Elgar Publishing https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785361685.00027, 2018-09-28)
    GREENWOOD, J. 2018. NGOs in the European Union. In Kellow, A. and Murphy-Gregory, H. (eds.) Handbook of research on NGOs. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing [online], pages 391-403. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785361685.00027
    NGOs play an institutionalised role in the European Union (EU), serving as unofficial opposition in a system otherwise orientated around consensus, and as policy partner to in times of need. Dialogue with institutions is ...
  • Interest organizations and European Union politics. 

    Greenwood, Justin (Oxford University Press https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1162, 2019-04-30)
    GREENWOOD, J. 2019. Interest organizations and European Union politics. In Thompson, W.R. (ed.) Oxford encyclopedia of European Union politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press [online], article ID 1162. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1162
    Interest representation plays a systemic role in EU policy making and integration, recognised as such in the Treaty on European Union. Interest organisations supply technical and political information to the EU institutions, ...
  • Refusal of planning consent for the Docking Shoal offshore wind farm: stakeholder perspectives and lessons learned. 

    Broadbent, Ian D.; Nixon, Caroline (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103529, 2019-06-04)
    BROADBENT, I.D. and NIXON, C.L.B. 2019. Refusal of planning consent for the Docking Shoal offshore wind farm: stakeholder perspectives and lessons learned. Marine policy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103529
    The Docking Shoal project was developed by Centrica as part of The Crown Estate’s Round 2 of UK offshore wind licensing. After 8 years of development, the project was ultimately refused planning consent by the Secretary ...
  • Business support and training in minority-ethnic, family-run firms: the case of SMEs in Scotland. 

    Cunningham, James; McGuire, David (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2019.1608124, 2019-04-28)
    CUNNINGHAM, J. and MCGUIRE, D. 2019. Business support and training in minority-ethnic, family-run firms: the case of SMEs in Scotland. Human resource development international [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2019.1608124
    Minority-ethnic, family-run SMEs perform an increasingly important role in the Scottish economy. Yet, research has identified that such businesses are less likely to access publicly-funded business support and training ...
  • Interest representation in the EU: an open and structured dialogue? 

    Greenwood, Justin (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98800-9_2, 2018-12-12)
    GREENWOOD, J. 2019. Interest representation in the EU: an open and structured dialogue? In Dialer, D. and Richter, M. (eds.) Lobbying in the European Union: strategies, dynamics and trends. Cham: Springer [online], pages 21-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98800-9_2
    Since 1992, the European Commission has sought to build ‘An Open and Structured Dialogue’ with interest groups, and since 2001 a broader ‘Dialogue with Civil Society’. A core feature of this dialogue involves instruments ...
  • Taming trilogues: the EU's law-making process in a comparative perspective. 

    Greenwood, Justin; Roederer-Rynning, Christilla (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97391-3_6, 2018-11-24)
    GREENWOOD, J. and ROEDERER-RYNNING, C. 2019. Taming trilogues: the EU's law-making process in a comparative perspective. In Costa, O. (ed.) The European Parliament in times of EU crisis: dynamics and transformations. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 121-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97391-3_6
    As the directly elected institution of representative democracy, the European Parliament (EP) is at the centre of debates about the nature of the EU polity. The dramatic increase in its legislative powers since becoming a ...
  • Power at the expense of diffuse interests? The European Parliament as a legitimacy-seeking institution. 

    Greenwood, Justin; Roederer-Rynning, Christilla
    GREENWOOD, J. and ROEDERER-RYNNING, C. [2019]. Power at the expense of diffuse interests? The European Parliament as a legitimacy-seeking institution. European politics and society [online], (accepted).
    Has the European Parliament (EP)’s acquisition of legislative powers diluted its traditional support for diffuse interests? This article considers the various arguments that challenge the EP’s reputation as a champion of ...
  • Business models for the circular economy: opportunities and challenges. 

    Fraccascia, Luca; Giannoccaro, Ilaria; Agarwal, Abhishek; Hansen, Erik G. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2285, 2019-02-19)
    FRACCASCIA, L., GIANNOCCARO, I., AGARWAL, A. and HANSEN, E.G. 2019. Business models for the circular economy: opportunities and challenges. Business strategy and the environment [online], 28(2), pages 430-432. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2285
    This is a call for papers for a special issue of the journal, Business Strategy and the Environment. The special issue aims to collect original and high-quality studies on how business models inform the perspective of the ...
  • Propositions for utilising emotional intelligence in construction organisations. 

    Lawani, Ama; Moore, David R. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2018.1512028, 2018-12-13)
    LAWANI, A. and MOORE, D.R. 2018. Propositions for utilising emotional intelligence in construction organisations. International journal of construction management [online], Latest articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2018.1512028
    The emotional intelligence (EI) concept is prevalent within management literature and is recognized as an important skill for managers in achieving organisational effectiveness. However, scholars report an unwillingness ...
  • Human factors in safety management: safety culture, safety leadership and non-technical skills. 

    Flin, Rhona; Agnew, Cakil (CRC Press https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781498781909, 2018-05-30)
    FLIN, R. and AGNEW, C. 2018. Human factors in safety management: safety culture, safety leadership and non-technical skills. In Samman, S.N. (ed.) Human factors and ergonomics for the Gulf Cooperation Council: processes, technologies and practices. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press [online], chapter 3, pages 43-64. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781498781909
    Human factors/ergonomics aspects of safety management are wide-ranging and it is now recognized that these are essential for effective risk control, as well as performance efficiencies and worker well-being. This chapter ...
  • The European Citizens’ Initiative: bringing the EU closer to its citizens? 

    Greenwood, Justin (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-018-0138-x, 2018-10-16)
    GREENWOOD, J. 2018. The European Citizens' Initiative: bringing the EU closer to its citizens? Comparative European politics [online], First Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-018-0138-x
    In defiance of accounts which see the European Union (EU) as structurally incompatible with democracy, the Lisbon Treaty set out the general right and specific means for citizens to participate in EU decision-making. Whilst ...
  • Scotland, Wales and press discourses amid the 2016 EU referendum. 

    Higgins, Michael; Ridge-Newman, Anthony; McKay, Fiona (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73682-2_3, 2018-05-08)
    HIGGINS, M., RIDGE-NEWMAN, A. and MCKAY, F.M. 2018. Scotland, Wales and press discourses amid the 2016 EU referendum. In: Ridge-Newman, A., León-Solís, F. and O'Donnell, H. (eds.) Reporting the road to Brexit. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 47-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73682-2_3
    This chapter is concerned with establishing and analysing the discourses that shaped the coverage of the 2016 EU referendum in a selection of Scottish and Welsh newspapers. The chapter looks at the Scottish editions of the ...
  • Enhancing safety performance: non-technical skills and a modicum of chronic unease. 

    Flin, Rhona (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65527-7_6, 2017-10-13)
    FLIN, R. 2017. Enhancing safety performance: non-technical skills and a modicum of chronic unease. In Bieder C., Gilbert C., Journé B. and Laroche H. (eds.) Beyond safety training. SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology. Cham: Springer [online], pages 45-58. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65527-7_6
    Current debates on professionalism and safety cover a range of interpretative challenges and theoretical perspectives, as the workshop organized by FonCSI in 2015 revealed. One avenue for consideration was to address the ...
  • Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. 

    Gibbons-Wood, David; Stevenson, Anne; Smith, Steve; Williams, Hector (Robert Gordon University, 2018-05-02)
    GIBBONS-WOOD, D., STEVENSON, A., SMITH, S. and WILLIAMS, H. 2018. Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    This survey was commissioned by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), working in conjunction with the recognised Trade Unions and ACAS. These together form the Joint Working Party (JWP) which provided guidance during ...
  • 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 (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618804589, 2018-10-14)
    MARCELLA, R. and CHOWDHURY, G. 2018. Eradicating information poverty; an agenda for research. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618804589
    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 ...

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