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Employee reactions to management communication: a study of operations personnel in the oil industry.
(Robert Gordon University, 2012-05)
Based on an intense small scale study which observed a small team of operations personnel who work in a telecommunications company within the oil industry, this thesis examined employee reactions to management communication. ...
Askesis and organizational culture.
This article makes the case for the contribution of the cultural theory of Sloterdijk and the tradition of philosophical anthropology on which it is based to an understanding of the processes of culture formation in ...
The end of ‘cosmopolitan’ capitalism? Reflections on nations, models and brands in the global economic crisis.
(Philosophy Documentation Center., 2012)
This article reflects on the philosophical implications of the crisis for the nation-state and culture in relation to business and management. The global triumph of the neo-liberal economic model in the 1990s and early ...
"Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht" : Handke and the spirit of place in Versuch über den stillen ort.
(Stauffenburg Verlag., 2013-12)
Handke’s concern with place has been seen as a search for a utopia, characteristic of a writer who has allegedly become increasingly ‘weltfremd’. This essay examines Handke’s most recent work, Versuch über den Stillen Ort, ...
A linguistic and cultural analysis of localisation practices on oil and gas company websites.
(Robert Gordon University, 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. ...
Communications and cosmopolitanism.
(Business Expert Press., 2012)
The role of CEO (auto-) biographies in the dissemination of neo-ascetic leadership styles.
This paper attempts to relate the critical analysis of religious or 'sacred' metaphors in leadership to the theory of askēsis, the idea of leader as an incarnation of a virtue defined as 'the formation of a full, perfect, ...
Signs of crisis and recovery: geographical imaginaries in press coverage of the financial crisis in the UK and German press 2008-2009.
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
This article examines the role of models of capitalism in the media coverage surrounding the economic crisis in the period 2008–2009 in the UK and German press, during the outbreak of the crisis and the beginning of the ...
Global nomadism: a discursive and narratological analysis of identity concepts in the ‘mobile professional’.
(Robert Gordon University, 2015-03)
This thesis examined to what extent a particular class of highly mobile professionals has internalized the contemporary discourse of corporate global nomadism, proposed by the researcher as an example of the kind of ...
Scottish style: the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion and style influencers on Instagram.
(Robert Gordon University, 2019-01-31)
Research into Scottish fashion is a developing field; existing studies have tended to focus on the production of iconic textiles such as tartan, tweed and cashmere. The aim of this thesis was to explore the construction ...