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Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. (2017)
Book
SPICKER, P. 2017. Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. Translated to Arabic by H.M.I. Matter. Berlin: Democratic Arabic Centre [online]. Available from: http://democraticac.de/?p=46477

This book is about social policy and administration, which is a field of study mainly concerned with 'social welfare' and the 'social services'. Social policy is not a self-contained academic discipline. The book attempts to draw material together an... Read More about Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state..

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..

Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. (2017)
Journal Article
TOLEDANO, N. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2020. Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. Action research [online], 18(3), pages 302-318. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750317748439

Narrative is an important tool for developing and writing up action research experiences. Its power lies in the fact that narrative construction and narrative recounting are fundamental human communication practices. Narratives are also knowledge pro... Read More about Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research..

Going with the flow: shadowing in organisations. (2017)
Book Chapter
MCDONALD, S. 2018. Going with the flow: shadowing in organisations. In Cassel, C., Cunliffe, A.L. and Grandy, G. (eds.) The SAGE handbook of qualitative business and management research methods. London: SAGE [online], volume 2: methods and challenges, chapter 13, pages 205-218. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526430236.n13

In 1997 I undertook my first shadowing in an organisation. I had already been researching the organisation with a team of colleagues for more than a year. Despite the fact that I had already spent many long weeks in the organisation, travelling to al... Read More about Going with the flow: shadowing in organisations..

Capacity expansion under uncertainty in an oligopoly using indirect reinforcement-learning. (2017)
Journal Article
OLIVEIRA, F.S. and COSTA, M.L.G. 2018. Capacity expansion under uncertainty in an oligopoly using indirect reinforcement-learning. European journal of operational research [online], 267(3), pages 1039-1050. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.11.013

We model capacity expansion in oligopolistic markets, with endogenous prices, under uncertainty, considering multiple production technologies. As this environment is complex, capacity expansion is the outcome of a learning process by individual firms... Read More about Capacity expansion under uncertainty in an oligopoly using indirect reinforcement-learning..

Exploring the emancipatory dimensions of globalisation: the struggle over IFRS8 and country-by-country reporting. (2017)
Journal Article
CRAWFORD, L. 2019. Exploring the emancipatory dimensions of globalisation: the struggle over IFRS8 and country-by-country reporting. Critical perspectives on accounting [online], 63, article ID 102017. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2017.10.005

This paper unravels how Publish What You Pay (PWYP), a transnational social movement organisation campaigning for transparency reporting in the extractive sector to improve the lives of women, men and children in resource-rich countries, successfully... Read More about Exploring the emancipatory dimensions of globalisation: the struggle over IFRS8 and country-by-country reporting..

Earnings management and audit quality: stakeholders' perceptions. (2017)
Journal Article
BARGHATHI, Y., COLLISON, D. and CRAWFORD, L. 2018. Earnings management and audit quality: stakeholders' perceptions. Journal of management and governance [online], 22(3), pages 629-659. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10997-017-9396-2

This paper examines the perceptions of Libyan Commercial Banks’ (LCBs) stakeholders regarding the role of the external auditor in relation to earnings management (EM). A total of 28 semi-structured interviews were carried out with a range of LCB stak... Read More about Earnings management and audit quality: stakeholders' perceptions..

Entrepreneurship in Oman: policies and practices. (2017)
Journal Article
AL-BALUSHI, R.A. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2017. Entrepreneurship in Oman: policies and practices. Journal of Asia entrepreneurship and sustainability [online], 13(4): proceedings of the 8th International conference for entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development (ICEIRD 2015), 18-19 June 2015, Sheffield, UK, pages 29-47. Available from: http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/JAESVolXIIINov2017.pdf

Oman provides an interesting context to examine how formal institutions encourage local enterprise. We examine the views of local entrepreneurs about the effectiveness of government policies that are intended to foster indigenous small business. We a... Read More about Entrepreneurship in Oman: policies and practices..

Is entrepreneurship research out of context? (2017)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2017. Is entrepreneurship research out of context? Dilemmas with (non)contextualised views of entrepreneurship. Journal of Asia entrepreneurship and sustainability [online], 13(4): proceedings of the 8th International conference for entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development (ICEIRD 2015), 18-19 June 2015, Sheffield, UK, pages 3-9. Available from: http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/JAESVolXIIINov2017.pdf

This is an editorial written for this special issue in the Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability of the proceedings of the 8th International entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conference (ICEIRD2015) held at the Unive... Read More about Is entrepreneurship research out of context?.

Accountability and not-for-profit organisations: implications for developing international financial reporting standards. (2017)
Journal Article
CRAWFORD, L., MORGAN, G.G. and CORDERY, C.J. 2018. Accountability and not-for-profit organisations: implications for developing international financial reporting standards. Financial accountability and management [online], 34(2), pages 181-205. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/faam.12146

This paper provides empirical evidence which informs contemporary debates on developing international financial reporting standards for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) (CCAB, 2013a,b; IFRS Foundation, 2015). Drawing on a global survey with respon... Read More about Accountability and not-for-profit organisations: implications for developing international financial reporting standards..

Using paradox theory to understand responses to tensions between service and training in general surgery. (2017)
Journal Article
CLELAND, J., ROBERTS, R., KITTO, S., STRAND, P. and JOHNSTON, P. 2018. Using paradox theory to understand responses to tensions between service and training in general surgery. Medical education [online], 52(3), pages 288-301. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.13475

Context: The tension between service and training in pressured health care environments can have a detrimental impact on training quality and job satisfaction. Yet the management literature proposes that competing demands are inherent in organisation... Read More about Using paradox theory to understand responses to tensions between service and training in general surgery..

Solar energy development and implementation in Nigeria: Drivers and barriers (2017)
Conference Proceeding
ABDULLAHI, D., SURESH, S., RENUKAPPA, S. and OLOKE, D. 2017. Solar energy development and implementation in Nigeria: drivers and barriers. In Proceedings of the 2017 ISES (International Solar Energy Society) Solar world congress (ISES SWC 2017), co-located with the 5th International Energy Agency Solar heating and cooling for buildings and industry international conference (IEA SHC 2017), 29 October - 02 November 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Freiburg: ISES [online], pages 923-931. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18086/swc.2017.16.01

The over dependency on fossil fuel in Nigeria could be one big reason for the total failure of the power sector. The country's economic development which depends on productivity output is in peril due to the imminent energy crisis from gas shortage,... Read More about Solar energy development and implementation in Nigeria: Drivers and barriers.

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..

Future directions in international financial integration research: a crowdsourced perspective. (2017)
Journal Article
LUCEY, B.M., VIGNE, S.A., BALLESTER, L. et al. 2018. Future directions in international financial integration research: a crowdsourced perspective. International review of financial analysis [online], 55, pages 35-49. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2017.10.008

This paper is the result of a crowdsourced effort to surface perspectives on the present and future direction of international finance. The authors are researchers in financial economics who attended the INFINITI 2017 conference in the University of... Read More about Future directions in international financial integration research: a crowdsourced perspective..

Talent exchange project description and evaluation. (2017)
Report
COOK, Y., FULFORD, H. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. Talent exchange project description and evaluation. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The 3 year Talent Exchange project, funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), was designed to widen and extend the pool of work related experience (WRE) opportunities available to Robert Gordon University (RGU) students; enhance student employabi... Read More about Talent exchange project description and evaluation..

Interactions and entrepreneurial agency; a relational view of entrepreneurs' control cognitions. (2017)
Journal Article
VESALA, K.M., ANDERSON, A.R. and VESALA, H.T. 2017. Interactions and entrepreneurial agency; a relational view of entrepreneurs' control cognitions. Archives of psychology [online], 1(1), article ID 11. Available from: http://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/11/18

This paper is about relational view to control constructs and entrepreneurship. It introduces the concept 'interaction locus of control' to the study of entrepreneurial agency cognitions. We argue that a better understanding of entrepreneurial agency... Read More about Interactions and entrepreneurial agency; a relational view of entrepreneurs' control cognitions..

Enhancing safety performance: non-technical skills and a modicum of chronic unease. (2017)
Book Chapter
FLIN, R. 2017. Enhancing safety performance: non-technical skills and a modicum of chronic unease. In Bieder C., Gilbert C., Journé B., 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 question of the role of profe... Read More about Enhancing safety performance: non-technical skills and a modicum of chronic unease..

The future of social security in Scotland: views from inside the system. (2017)
Report
PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES UNION and SPICKER, P. 2017. The future of social security in Scotland: views from inside the system. Glasgow: PCS [online]. Available from: https://www.pcs.org.uk/sites/default/files/site_assets/regional_websites/scotland/2017/FSS_Scotland_FINAL.pdf

The report is based on group interviews and questionnaires done earlier this year with 228 DWP officers. This is not the first report ever to ask social security officers what they think, but it's a rare and rather special event. The officers general... Read More about The future of social security in Scotland: views from inside the system..

Flexible lease contracts in the fleet replacement problem with alternative fuel vehicles: a real-options approach. (2017)
Journal Article
ANSARIPOOR, A.H. and OLIVEIRA, F.S. 2018. Flexible lease contracts in the fleet replacement problem with alternative fuel vehicles: a real-options approach. European journal of operational research [online], 266(1), pages 316-327. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.09.010

We study the use of flexible lease contacts in the fleet portfolio management problem of a firm that aims to minimize its cost and risk (Recursive Expected Conditional Value at Risk), simultaneously, in a stochastic multi-period setting by deciding w... Read More about Flexible lease contracts in the fleet replacement problem with alternative fuel vehicles: a real-options approach..

Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy. (2017)
Journal Article
COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2017. Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy. Environment and planning C: politics and space [online], 35(7), pages 1139-1155. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654417730359

In an effort to understand how to promote more sustainable forms of energy provision, researchers have begun addressing the scale of political and governance processes, yet the effects of sub-national government remain neglected. At the same time, an... Read More about Sub-national government and pathways to sustainable energy..