Recent Submissions

  • Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Smithson, Janet (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.03.004, 2013-04-09)
    PEDERSEN, S. and SMITHSON, J. 2013. Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. Women's studies international forum [online], 38, pages 97-106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.03.004
    This paper investigates the motivations and online behaviour of the users of Mumsnet, a UK online parenting community. The Mumsnet discussion forum is characterised by its difference to other mothering websites in its ...
  • 'I've got a feeling': the effect of haptic information on the preferred location of purchase of guitars and stringed wooden instruments. 

    Pirie, Elliot (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2017-10-01)
    PIRIE, E. 2017. 'I've got a feeling': the effect of haptic information on the preferred location of purchase of guitars and stringed wooden instruments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis develops technology adoption and sensory information literatures through an evaluation of antecedents to consumers’ purchase location intention of Musical Instruments (MI). With the unique factor of instrument ...
  • An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. 

    Martin, Andrew (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2017-04-01)
    MARTIN, A.L. 2017. An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Since the early 1990s, the rapid growth of international hotel chains and its effects on managerial work have drawn the attention of researchers (Gilbert & Guerrier, 1997 and Ladkin & Juwaheer 2000). There is a current ...
  • Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments. 

    Balfour, Donna S. (Robert Gordon University School of Food and Consumer Studies, 1994-12-31)
    BALFOUR, D.S. 1994. Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Increased scientific understanding of the links between nutrition and health has led to a demand for more nutrition information to be made available to consumers. Nutrition information is widely available on supermarket ...
  • Discovering strange events in empty spaces: the role of multimodal practice and the interpretation of paranormal events. 

    Ironside, Rachael (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2017.09.005, 2017-09-28)
    IRONSIDE, R. 2017. Discovering strange events in empty spaces: the role of multimodal practice and the interpretation of paranormal events. Journal of pragmatics [online], 120, pages 88-100. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2017.09.005
    This article examines how empty space may be used as an interactional resource to see, understand and categorise events as potentially paranormal. By drawing upon video data of groups noticing and negotiating their experiences ...
  • The analysis, presentation and sustainability of a past Northeast of Scotland "way of life" through video capture. 

    Carney, Don (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2003-07-01)
    CARNEY, D. 2003. The analysis, presentation and sustainability of a past Northeast of Scotland "way of life" through video capture. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The research upon which the outputs submitted as part of this thesis are based examines the socio-cultural environment of the Northeast of Scotland, from Aberdeen to Cabrach and from Portsoy to Laurencekirk. In total, five ...
  • Caroline Phillips: Aberdeen suffragette and journalist. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Robert Gordon University, 2017-11-01)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2017. Caroline Phillips: Aberdeen suffragette and journalist. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery holds a unique collection of correspondence that belonged to a woman journalist called Caroline Phillips. As honorary secretary of the Aberdeen branch of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), ...
  • "Citizen curation" in online discussions of Donald Trump's presidency: sharing the news on Mumsnet. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2017.1399806, 2017-11-14)
    PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S. 2017. "Citizen curation" in online discussions of Donald Trump's presidency: sharing the news on Mumsnet. Digital journalism [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2017.1399806
    In an era of fake news and concerns about "social-media bubbles," we consider how participants in online discussions on the UK parenting website Mumsnet assess the validity and potential subjectivity of news information ...
  • Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. 

    Oke, Adekunle; Pedersen, Sarah; McDonald, Seonaidh (Westburn Publishers https://doi.org/10.1362/204440817x14970183958041, 2017-09-29)
    OKE, A., PEDERSEN, S. and MCDONALD, S. 2017. Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. Social business [online], 7(2), pages 127-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1362/204440817x14970183958041
    Purpose: This article analyses the comments of consumers concerning the introduction of a minimum charge on single-use carrier bags in Scotland through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. ...
  • Are we being served? Consumer versus retailers perceptions of customer service expectations within selected menswear stores. 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary; Freathy, Paul (EAERCD, 2001-06-27)
    BREMNER, P.A.M. and FREATHY, P. 2001. Are we being served? Consumer versus retailers perceptions of customer service expectations within selected menswear stores. Presented at the 11th international European association for education and research in commercial distribution conference (EAERCD), 27-29 June 2001, Tilburg, Netherlands.
    This paper examines the mismatch between consumer and retailer perceptions of customer service and its potential impact on customer satisfaction. Having examined the main influences and themes from primary research this ...
  • Online branding of the offline experience: the importance of corporate branding for experiential events. 

    Stewart, Christina; Davis, Andrew (ACADEMY OF MARKETING, 2016-07-04)
    STEWART, C. and DAVIS, A. 2016. Online branding of the offline experience: the importance of corporate branding for experiential events. Presented at the 49th Academy of Marketing conference (AM2016): Radical marketing, 4-7 July 2016, Newcastle, UK. Newcastle: Academy of Marketing, paper number 435.
    In a recent survey, European music festivals organisers confirmed a lack of available headliners and increasing cost of headline acts were two of the immediate challenges facing the European music festival industry (IQ ...
  • Impulse shopping in convenience stores does gender make a difference? 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary; Hamilton, Morag; McLennan, Kirsty (EIRASS, 2006-07-09)
    BREMNER, P.A.M., HAMILTON, M. and MCLENNAN, K. 2006. Impulse shopping in convenience stores does gender make a difference? In the Proceedings of the 12th European Institute of Retailing and Service Studies (EIRASS): recent advances in retailing and services sciences, 9-12 July 2006, Budapest, Hungary.
    The paper explores the phenomenon of impulse purchasing, which accounts for a growing proportion of total retail spend. The study investigates whether males and females act differently in respect of impulse purchasing. ...
  • Invisible enemies, wars without winners: when 'khaki elections' fail. 

    Morrison, James (Bournemouth University. Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community http://www.electionanalysis.uk/uk-election-analysis-2017/section-4-parties-and-the-campaign/invisible-enemies-wars-without-winners-when-khaki-elections-fail/, 2017-06-19)
    MORRISON, J. 2017. Invisible enemies, wars without winners: when 'khaki elections' fail. In Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D. (eds.) UK election analysis 2017: media, voters and the campaign; early reflections from leading academics [online]. Poole: Bournemouth University Centre for the study of journalism, culture and community, page 86. Available from: http://bit.ly/UKElectionAnalysis2017_Thorsen-Jackson-and-Lilleker_v1
    This article argues that, in the aftermath of the Manchester and London terror attacks, a concerted attempt was made by Theresa May and her senior ministers to re-frame the coming contest as a 'khaki election', which ...
  • Latest 'Essential Public Affairs' sees huge changes. 

    Morrison, James (Hold the Front Page http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2017/news/james-morrison-huge-changes-in-the-latest-essential-public-affairs-for-journalists/, 2017-04-04)
    MORRISON, J. 2017. Latest 'Essential Public Affairs' sees huge changes. [online]. 04 April 2017. Available from: http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2017/news/james-morrison-huge-changes-in-the-latest-essential-public-affairs-for-journalists/
    This blog post summarises the changes to the fifth edition of "Essential Public Affairs for Journalists" by James Morrison.
  • Authors using social media: layers of identity and the online author community. 

    Laing, Audrey Frances (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-017-9524-5, 2017-06-29)
    LAING, A. 2017. Authors using social media: layers of identity and the online author community. Publishing research quarterly [online], 33(3), pages 254-267. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-017-9524-5
    This article offers an analysis of the impact of professional social-media engagement upon authors. Authors primarily use Facebook, Twitter and there is growing use of Pinterest. Authors use social-media platforms primarily ...
  • From fourth year to the outside world: are we making our fashion graduates 'work ready' - are their skills transferable into the workplace? 

    Bremner, Pauline Ann Mary (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, 2017-06-06)
    BREMNER, P.A.M. 2017. From fourth year to the outside world: are we making our fashion graduates 'work ready' - are their skills transferable into the workplace? Presented at the 3rd International enhancement in higher education conference: inspiring excellence, transforming the student experience, 6-8 June 2017, Glasgow, UK.
    An honours year of any degree performs a valuable platform in enhancing the relevant skills sets, aiding the students to become more ‘work ready’. These skill sets take into account the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher ...
  • The Scottish suffragettes and the press. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53834-5_1, 2017-07-02)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2017. The Scottish suffragettes and the press. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], chapter 1, pages 1-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53834-5_1
    The file associated with this record contains only the first chapter - the full book is available for purchase from the publisher's website. This work approaches the Scottish women's suffrage campaign from the point of ...
  • Social media: a force for inclusion. 

    Brown, Alyson; MacLure, Katie; Addison, Brian; Pedersen, Sarah; Stewart, Derek C.; Andrews, J. (ESCP http://www.escpweb.org/previous-symposia-workshops, 2016-10-05)
    BROWN, A., MACLURE, K., ADDISON, B., PEDERSON, S., STEWART, D. and ANDREWS, J. 2016. Social media: a force for inclusion. Presented at the 45th ESCP-NSF international symposium on clinical pharmacy: clinical pharmacy tackling inequalities and access to health care, 5 -7 October 2016, Oslo, Norway.
    The migration of modern social networks to the internet has facilitated the transition of traditional pharmacy networks online. The ubiquitous nature of social media (SoMe) combined with merging of personal and professional ...
  • Fixed Term Parliaments Act. 

    Morrison, James (OUP, 2017-05-31)
    MORRISON, J. 2017. Fixed Term Parliaments Act. [online]. 31 May 2017. Available from: https://blog.oup.com/2017/05/fixed-term-parliaments-act/
    Was there ever a more hollow and impotent piece of legislation than the UK's Fixed Term Parliaments Act? Trumpeted by the Conservative-led coalition as a way of stopping opportunist prime ministers ever again calling snap ...
  • Where, when, why: academic authorship in the UK. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (University of Toronto Press http://www.utpjournals.press/loi/jsp, 1998-04-30)
    PEDERSEN, S. 1998. Where, when, why: academic authorship in the UK. Journal of scholarly publishing, 29(3), pages 154-166.
    This article offers a snapshot of the status of and pressures on the academic author in the UK at the end of the twentieth century. The Research Assessment Exercise of 1996 and the Report of the Inquiry into Higher Education, ...

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