Recent Submissions

  • An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps. 

    Lupton, Deborah; Pedersen, Sarah (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.01.008, 2016-02-10)
    LUPTON, D. and PEDERSEN, S. 2016. An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps. Women and birth [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.01.008
    Background There are now many pregnancy and parenting apps available on the market for both pregnancy and parenting. Aims To investigate how Australian women use pregnancy and parenting apps, their attitudes about ...
  • 'What are you feeling right now?': communities of maternal feeling on Mumsnet. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Lupton, Deborah (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2016.05.001, 2016-05-14)
    PEDERSEN, S. and LUPTON, D. 2016. 'What are you feeling right now?': communities of maternal feeling on Mumsnet. Emotion, space and society [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2016.05.001
    In this article, we present an analysis of how communities of maternal feeling are configured by users on the discussion boards of Mumsnet, a popular British online parenting forum. A search was conducted to find threads ...
  • The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M.; Smith, Robert; Grinnall, Andy (John Wiley & Sons Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12028, 2014-07)
    PEDERSEN, S., BURNETT, S., SMITH, R. and GRINNALL, A., 2014. The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere. New Technology, Work and Employment Management, Vol 29 (2), pp. 160-176.
    This article investigates the concept of influence within a group of police work-bloggers. During the period studied (2007–2013), three influential police bloggers, well-known within the small and tightly knit UK police ...
  • Ladies ‘doing their bit’ for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Women's History Network http://womenshistorynetwork.org/womens-history-summer-2015/, 2015)
    PEDERSEN, S., 2015. Ladies ‘doing their bit’ for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. Women’s History: The Journal of the Women’s History Network, Vol. 2(2), pp. 16-20.
    My son’s primary school class recently undertook a project on the First World War. One of the topics that the children could choose to study was ‘Women in the War’ and the usual subjects were included – nurses, VADs, ...
  • Owning failure: insights into the perceptions and understandings of art educators. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Kearney, Gemma (John Wiley & Sons Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jade.12083, 2015-10)
    FREMANTLE, C. and KEARNEY, G., 2015. Owning Failure: Insights Into the Perceptions and Understandings of Art Educators. International Journal of Art and Design Education, Vol 34 (3), pp 309-318.
    Failure forms an important dimension of art and design and is inherent in creative endeavours. This article explores current literature on failure in the art and design context and offers a contribution through qualitative ...
  • An exploration of the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be applied across creative industries through a study of their application in the fashion industry in the North East of Scotland. 

    Marcella, Madeleine; Rowley, Sheonagh (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.12.002, 2015-05)
    MARCELLA, M. and ROWLEY, S., 2015. An exploration of the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be applied across creative industries through a study of their application in the fashion industry in the North East of Scotland. International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 33 (4), pp. 735-746.
    This exploratory research took the form of a qualitative study that aims to investigate the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be effectively applied across the creative industries through a study ...
  • Experiential places or places of experience? Place identity and place attachment as mechanisms for creating festival environment. 

    Davis, Andrew (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2016.01.006, 2016)
    DAVIS, A., 2016. Experiential places or places of experience? Place identity and place attachment as mechanisms for creating festival environment. Tourism Management, Vol. 55, pp.49-61.
    Tourism theory suggests mechanisms of place are critical in the construction of tourism environments. However, contradictory place theory has created confusion as to exactly what these mechanisms are and how they affect ...
  • A linguistic and cultural analysis of localisation practices on oil and gas company websites. 

    Umoh, Idara Enobong (Robert Gordon University Department of Communication, Marketing and Media, 2015-08)
    Oil and Gas companies have the inevitable need to operate in a global environment and therefore have a global reach. This thesis seeks to understand the nature and degree of localisation of the websites in this industry. ...
  • Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling. 

    Smith, Robert; Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M. (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.2014.913853, 2014)
    SMITH, R., PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S., 2014. Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling. Folklore, 125 (2), pp. 218-237.
    For police officers, much of the working day consists of telling stories about everyday policing and events. Although the study of narrative and storytelling in organizational contexts is an expanding area of research, the ...
  • Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Baxter, Graeme; Burnett, Simon M.; MacLeod, Iain; Goker, Ayse; Heron, Michael; Isaacs, John; Elyan, Eyad; Kaliciak, Leszek (Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University. http://www.electionanalysis.uk/, 2015)
    PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., MACLEOD, I., GOKER, A., HERON, M., ISAACS, J., ELYAN, E. and KALICIAK, L., 2015. Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. In: D. JACKSON and E. THORSEN, eds. UK Election Analysis 2015: Media, Voters and the Campaign; Early reflections from leading UK academics. Bournemouth: Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University. p. 73.
  • The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. 

    Royle, Jo; Laing, Audrey Frances (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2013.11.008, 2014-04)
    ROYLE, J. and LAING, A., 2014. The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. International Journal of Information Management, 34 (2), 65-73.
    Scholarly literature suggests digital marketing skills gaps in industry, but these skills gaps are not clearly identified. The research aims to specify any digital marketing skills gaps encountered by professionals working ...
  • Bookselling online: an examination of consumer behaviour patterns. 

    Laing, Audrey Frances; Royle, Jo (Springer Verlag. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12109-013-9318-3, 2013-06)
    LAING, A. and ROYLE, J., 2013. Bookselling online: an examination of consumer behaviour patterns. Publishing Research Quarterly, 29 (2), pp. 110-127.
    Based upon empirical research, and using a range of methods, this paper examines the behaviour and experiences of consumers in online bookselling settings and offers comparison between online and offline (traditional) ...
  • Festival place or place of festival? The role of place identity and attachment in the festival environment. 

    Davis, Andrew; Martin, Andrew (Academy of Marketing. https://marketing.conference-services.net/resources/327/4002/pdf/AM2014_0243_paper.pdf, 2014-07)
    DAVIS, A. and MARTIN, A., 2014. Festival place or place of festival? The role of place identity and attachment in the festival environment. In: AM2014 - Marketing Dimensions: People, Places and Spaces (47th Academy of Marketing Conference) [online]. 7-10 July 2014. Helensburgh: Academy of Marketing. Available from: https://marketing.conference-services.net/resources/327/4002/pdf/AM2014_0243_paper.pdf [Viewed 03 September 2015].
    This paper addresses place identity and attachment theory in the context of events. Viewing place as a symbolic part of the consumption process, a "Model of Festival Place" is developed. This advances theories that presuppose ...
  • Membership and activity in an online parenting community. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Smithson, Janet (IGI Global http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-773-2.ch005, 2010)
    PEDERSEN, S. and SMITHSON, J., 2010. Membership and activity in an online parenting community. In: R. TAIWO, ed. Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction, Volume 1, pp. 88-103.
    Recent studies have shown that British women, especially mothers of young children, spend a particularly large amount of time online. Many are logging on to parenting websites. This chapter investigates Mumsnet, a large ...
  • Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (IGI Global http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-368-5.ch025, 2010)
    PEDERSEN, S., 2010. Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere. In: T. DUMOVA and R. FIORDO, eds. Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends; Volume 1, pp. 281-291.
    Previous researchers investigating motivations for blogging have suggested mainly intangible benefits: for instance, documenting the author’s life, providing commentary and opinions, expressing deeply felt emotions, ...
  • Women users’ motivations for establishing and interacting with blogs (web logs). 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Common Ground Publishing., 2007)
    PEDERSEN, S., 2007. Women users’ motivations for establishing and interacting with blogs (web logs). International Journal of the Book, 3 (2), pp. 85-90.
    An investigation into the motivations of women who write blogs (web logs) and the audience for whom they consider themselves to be writing. From the outset of blogging, journal blogs have been associated with women. They ...
  • Readers’ use of news blogs. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Chivers, A. (Common Ground Publishing., 2007)
    PEDERSEN, S. and CHIVERS, A., 2007. Readers’ use of news blogs. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 3 (1), pp. 15-24.
  • Tourism development and the backpacker market in Highland Scotland. 

    Hindle, Natalie; Martin, Andrew; Nash, Robert (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1467358415578471, 2015-07)
    HINDLE, N., MARTIN, A. and NASH, R., 2015. STUART, A., 2015. Tourism development and the backpacker market in Highland Scotland. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 15 (3), pp. 178-192.
    Backpacking is an emerging market within the tourism sector. Despite its growth limited research has been conducted in Scotland, or even Europe, in relation to this form of travel. Qualitative data were gathered utilising ...
  • Female form in the media: body image and obesity. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (M&K Publishing, 2010-04)
    PEDERSEN, S., 2010. Female form in the media: body image and obesity. In: G. TSICHLIA and A. JOHNSTONE, eds. Fat Matters: From Sociology to Science. Cumbria: M&K Publishing. Chapter 1.
  • Supporting the open innovation process in small and medium entreprises. 

    Kearney, Gemma; McHattie, Lynn-Sayers (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2014.065680, 2014)
    KEARNEY, G. and MCHATTIE, L.-S., 2014. Supporting the open innovation process in small and medium entreprises. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 23 (4), pp. 552-567.
    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) encounter specific barriers in engaging in innovation. This paper explores the concept of open innovation and how best conditions conducive to this can be created to support SMEs to ...

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