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Social capital and engagement in Nigerian small business marketing. (2021)
Thesis
JAMES, I.N. 2021. Social capital and engagement in Nigerian small business marketing. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447143

This study explores social capital and engagement in Nigerian small business marketing. It examines how Nigerian small business owner-managers develop and use social capital in the network of relationships to overcome marketing constraints. Social ca... Read More about Social capital and engagement in Nigerian small business marketing..

An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria. (2021)
Thesis
UKANWA, I. 2021. An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447375

This study set out to understand how one of the poorest, most disadvantaged groups - rural African women - perceive and experience microfinance in the context of extreme poverty. The study employed a qualitative method and purposefully sampled thirty... Read More about An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria..

An investigation into contemporary tobacco smoking behaviour in Nigeria: the impact of cultural transference on consumer behaviour and usage intentions. (2021)
Thesis
ADEWUSI, I. 2021. An investigation into contemporary tobacco smoking behaviour in Nigeria: the impact of cultural transference on consumer behaviour and usage intentions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357835

Tobacco has continued to be a global threat, particularly in developing countries. While it appears that the demands for tobacco products have continued to fall in many developed countries, tobacco growing and consumption is posited to become increas... Read More about An investigation into contemporary tobacco smoking behaviour in Nigeria: the impact of cultural transference on consumer behaviour and usage intentions..

Coopetition as an emerging organisational strategy for supply chain resilience: an exploratory study of the UKCS oil and gas sector. (2020)
Thesis
OKE, E.Y. 2020. Coopetition as an emerging organisational strategy for supply chain resilience: an exploratory study of the UKCS oil and gas sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447315

Coopetition, a form of inter-organisational relationship that combines competitive and collaborative theories, has gained the interests of academics and practitioners of inter-organisational studies. However, despite numerous extensive coopetition re... Read More about Coopetition as an emerging organisational strategy for supply chain resilience: an exploratory study of the UKCS oil and gas sector..

The influence of organisational typology, strategy, leadership and psychological forces on UK offshore oil and gas industry safety performance. (2020)
Thesis
SPENCE, P.A. 2020. The influence of organisational typology, strategy, leadership and psychological forces on UK offshore oil and gas industry safety performance. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358146

The UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry is recognised as having made significant safety performance improvement progress, following the Piper Alpha disaster (6th July 1988), subsequent Public Inquiry and 106 recommendations made by the Cullen Report. Ho... Read More about The influence of organisational typology, strategy, leadership and psychological forces on UK offshore oil and gas industry safety performance..

An investigation of gendered institutions and the ideal worker narrative in the Scottish ICT industry. (2020)
Thesis
RILEY, L. 2020. An investigation of gendered institutions and the ideal worker narrative in the Scottish ICT industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358123

This study critically investigates gendered organisational barriers in the Scottish technology industry, in an effort to understand the impact on gender-minority workers and the most effective ways to support those workers at the firm level. Aspects... Read More about An investigation of gendered institutions and the ideal worker narrative in the Scottish ICT industry..

An exploration of the influence of the Research Excellence Framework on the implementation of responsible management education in UK business schools. (2020)
Thesis
NDUBUKA, N.N. 2020. An exploration of the influence of the Research Excellence Framework on the implementation of responsible management education in UK business schools. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358102

A previous work by Doherty et al. (2015) identified the Research Excellence Framework (REF) as one of the barriers to embedding Responsible Management Education (RME) within six UK business and management schools. Since the study concluded, no other... Read More about An exploration of the influence of the Research Excellence Framework on the implementation of responsible management education in UK business schools..

Entrepreneuring as performance: understanding entrepreneurship as a process of becoming. (2020)
Thesis
AIR, C. 2020. Entrepreneuring as performance: understanding entrepreneurship as a process of becoming. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This research sought to explain how musicians became entrepreneurs in the city of Dundee, by considering the career transitions of twenty musicians-come-entrepreneurs. It focussed on exploring processes of becoming from their early childhood, through... Read More about Entrepreneuring as performance: understanding entrepreneurship as a process of becoming..

The identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities on family-owned estates in the north-east of Scotland. (2020)
Thesis
GRANT, G.A.I. 2020. The identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities on family-owned estates in the north-east of Scotland. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Family-owned estates face challenges achieving economic stability. Estate owners, including those in the North East of Scotland (the focus of this study) are committed to perpetuating family ownership. To enable this, entrepreneurial diversification... Read More about The identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities on family-owned estates in the north-east of Scotland..

Determinants of dividend policy: empirical evidence from Nigerian listed firms. (2020)
Thesis
ALAETO, H.E. 2020. Determinants of dividend policy: empirical evidence from Nigerian listed firms. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The aim of this research thesis is to contribute to already extensive corporate finance literature in the context of the Nigerian market by examining the determinants of dividend payouts by non-financial firms listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (N... Read More about Determinants of dividend policy: empirical evidence from Nigerian listed firms..

A stakeholder-grounded evaluation of the seven functions model of technological innovation systems theory in UK offshore wind and marine renewables. (2020)
Thesis
ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J. 2020. A stakeholder-grounded evaluation of the seven functions model of technological innovation systems theory in UK offshore wind and marine renewables. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Technological innovation systems theory (TIS) provides a useful framework within which to consider energy transitions. The "seven functions" framework allows researchers to examine the progress of emergence of new technologies, but has not hitherto b... Read More about A stakeholder-grounded evaluation of the seven functions model of technological innovation systems theory in UK offshore wind and marine renewables..

An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng). (2019)
Thesis
MONARE, K.S. 2019. An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng). Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Governments around the world are actively developing policies that encourage consumers to move from passive to active engagement in localised renewable energy projects. In particular, small-scale, decentralised community renewable projects are being... Read More about An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng)..

A study of Albanian and UK consumers' identity creation within food shopping experiences: a consumer culture theory approach. (2019)
Thesis
QENDRO, A.-E. 2019. A study of Albanian and UK consumers' identity creation within food shopping experiences: a consumer culture theory approach. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis investigates the relationship that Albanian and UK consumers have with food shopping culture, and how their choice of food outlets is affected by social factors. An emic approach is used to gather 'culture-rich' data with regards to the r... Read More about A study of Albanian and UK consumers' identity creation within food shopping experiences: a consumer culture theory approach..

Firm failure processes and determinants of failure in EU countries and UK regions: a quantitative analysis of SMEs. (2019)
Thesis
MAKROPOULOS, A. 2019. Firm failure processes and determinants of failure in EU countries and UK regions: a quantitative analysis of SMEs. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis is motivated by the fact that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are of vital importance to most European countries collectively, and to each country individually. For these reasons, understanding SME failure is an integral part of... Read More about Firm failure processes and determinants of failure in EU countries and UK regions: a quantitative analysis of SMEs..

Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking-sector perspective. (2019)
Thesis
SHEDID, M. 2019. Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking-sector perspective. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study explores the relationship between the empowerment of front-line employees and service quality (in terms of customer satisfaction) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) banking industry. The UAE banking industry is a sector in which minimal res... Read More about Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking-sector perspective..

The adoption of eco-innovations: a study of SMEs in the Scottish food and drink sector. (2018)
Thesis
DAKUP, K. 2018. The adoption of eco-innovations: a study of SMEs in the Scottish food and drink sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The increasing government and consumer interest in, and growing concerns about environmental issues have pressured businesses to adopt eco-innovative measures and activities. These pressures have been felt particularly by the food and drink sector in... Read More about The adoption of eco-innovations: a study of SMEs in the Scottish food and drink sector..

Understanding waste recycling behaviour in the UK: home-work consistency. (2018)
Thesis
OKE, A.O. 2018. Understanding waste recycling behaviour in the UK: home-work consistency. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Despite the increasing attention being paid to waste recycling, there is a dearth of both empirical evidence on recycling at work and examination of any spillover effects of recycling behaviour from home to work. Situated at the confluence of three s... Read More about Understanding waste recycling behaviour in the UK: home-work consistency..

Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon. (2018)
Thesis
AL MARDINI, M. 2018. Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research on the development of accounting profession has been mostly confined to Anglo-Saxon settings and specific historical. In recent years, some researchers examined the impact of colonization, imperialism, race, and gender on the accounting... Read More about Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon..

Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction. (2017)
Thesis
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 quantitative techniques... Read More about Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction..

A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. (2017)
Thesis
OGUAGHA, U.O. 2017. A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

One of the aims of the Local Content Policy (LCP) is the economic development of Nigeria through the utilisation of local personnel and resources in the activities of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Many studies have investigated the LCP, but limi... Read More about A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry..