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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..

The logic of practice - understanding the Chinese newly rich consumers' status consumption in luxury fashion clothes. (2017)
Thesis
ZHANG, W. 2017. The logic of practice - understanding the Chinese newly rich consumers' status consumption in luxury fashion clothes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Chinese newly rich consumers have gained substantial power in the luxury sector through their conspicuous consumption. Chinese consumers lack of cultural capital and inexperience in the purchase and use of material commodities in the luxury consumpti... Read More about The logic of practice - understanding the Chinese newly rich consumers' status consumption in luxury fashion clothes..

Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates. (2017)
Thesis
DOUGLAS, S. 2017. Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates why accountancy graduates are not preferred by large accountancy firms. This investigation is underpinned by two key factors sought by large accountancy recruiters: the ability of trainees to pass professional examinations (p... Read More about Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates..

A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta. (2017)
Thesis
AJIDE, O.E. 2017. A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis makes a new contribution to the field of corporate social responsibility in the area of corporate community engagement (CCE) and public relations in the area of organization-public relationships (OPRs). The thesis focuses on the Nigerian... Read More about A critical assessment of corporate community engagement (CCE) in the Niger Delta..

Technology innovation management in the Nigerian banking industry: integrating stakeholders' perspectives, an exploration of strategy and policy implications. (2017)
Thesis
SOKARI, I.E. 2017. Technology innovation management in the Nigerian banking industry: integrating stakeholders' perspectives, an exploration of strategy and policy implications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Technology innovation is one of the defining attributes of the 21st century. The banking sector amongst other key sectors has embraced the use of new technologies to offer electronic banking (e-banking) services. E-banking has been introduced in vari... Read More about Technology innovation management in the Nigerian banking industry: integrating stakeholders' perspectives, an exploration of strategy and policy implications..

Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria: an investigation. (2017)
Thesis
LAWAN, U. 2017. Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria: an investigation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The significant contributions of female entrepreneurs to both the social and economic development of their various countries have been recognized over the past two decades. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that between 17 and 41 percen... Read More about Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria: an investigation..

Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on Shape community project. (2017)
Thesis
BUTU, A.I. 2017. Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on Shape community project. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The transition from one energy system to another has been analysed by many researchers especially in the context of developed countries. Community renewable energy transition in rural areas is largely under-researched, particularly in developing coun... Read More about Energy and sustainability transitions: the case of community renewables for off-grid rural electrification in Nigeria with emphasis on Shape community project..

Enhancing B2Com relationship quality: a research study investigating the oil producing company to host community relationship in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. (2017)
Thesis
OSOBAJO, O.A. 2017. Enhancing B2Com relationship quality: a research study investigating the oil producing company to host community relationship in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The rapid and continuous deterioration of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria in the last four decades has been a major source of concern for the government and practitioners. Hence, the region has been the subject of continuous conflicts and violence... Read More about Enhancing B2Com relationship quality: a research study investigating the oil producing company to host community relationship in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria..