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Towards realisation of stable oil prices: an empirical analysis of the impact of OPEC's oil price band/stabilisation policies. (2014)
Thesis
IBRAHIM, M.U. 2014. Towards realisation of stable oil prices: an empirical analysis of the impact of OPEC's oil price band/stabilisation policies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This dissertation contributes to the literature on the role of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in (de)stabilising oil prices by identifying and critically investigating a gap in the extant literature with respect to OPECs act... Read More about Towards realisation of stable oil prices: an empirical analysis of the impact of OPEC's oil price band/stabilisation policies..

The public accountability of business associations under conditions of EU policy participation. (2014)
Thesis
BARLOW, R.A. 2014. The public accountability of business associations under conditions of EU policy participation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Set in the context of wider problems of EU popular legitimacy, the thesis explores a participatory model of EU policy making based around business associations as agents of participation. Policy participation implies public accountability, where ther... Read More about The public accountability of business associations under conditions of EU policy participation..

The social construction of technical innovation in the UK oil and gas industry. (2014)
Thesis
OYOVWEVOTU, J.S. 2014. The social construction of technical innovation in the UK oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.

Innovation and creative destruction should thrive in the competitive, high risk and high cost environment of the North Sea. Paradoxically, uptake of new technology is slow. The focus of this research was to understand how new technology is developed... Read More about The social construction of technical innovation in the UK oil and gas industry..

An empirical investigation of the regulatory governance practice of Nigeria's downstream petroleum sector. (2014)
Thesis
TIJJANI, G.M. 2014. An empirical investigation of the regulatory governance practice of Nigeria's downstream petroleum sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis contributes to the research literature by reporting the results of an investigation that explores whether regulatory governance practices in Nigerias downstream petroleum sector are fit for purpose. The rationale for the study originated... Read More about An empirical investigation of the regulatory governance practice of Nigeria's downstream petroleum sector..

Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada. (2014)
Thesis
TELESFORD, J.N. 2014. Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.

The purpose of this research is to show how business and enterprise can align sustainability and sustainable development to create strategic sustainability (SS) procedures, which can be used for planning towards sustainability in an island context. E... Read More about Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada..

IT strategizing of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. (2014)
Thesis
AQUILINA, R. 2014. IT strategizing of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The contribution of small firms towards the creation of economic value in a countrys Gross Domestic Product, employment and innovation is widely acknowledged. Relatively little is known on how small firms are adopting IT strategically to acheive busi... Read More about IT strategizing of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach..

An empirical investigation of the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's management of Nigeria's upstream petroleum sector. (2014)
Thesis
ADAM, I.S. 2014. An empirical investigation of the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's management of Nigeria's upstream petroleum sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis empirically investigates how well the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ensures value for money (VfM) in its exploitation of Nigerias oil resources. This focus on VfM distinguishes the study from other researches carried out... Read More about An empirical investigation of the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's management of Nigeria's upstream petroleum sector..

Investigating accountability and governance practices in joint development zones: a case study of Nigeria and Sao Tomé & Príncipe's Tomé & Príncipe's Joint Development Zone. (2014)
Thesis
SAIDU, S. 2014. Investigating accountability and governance practices in joint development zones: a case study of Nigeria and Sao Tomé & Príncipe's Tomé & Príncipe's Joint Development Zone. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study critically assesses the appropriateness of the governance system used to control all aspects of oil exploration and production within the Nigeria São Tomé and Príncipe Joint Development Zone (NSTP-JDZ). The motivation for carrying out t... Read More about Investigating accountability and governance practices in joint development zones: a case study of Nigeria and Sao Tomé & Príncipe's Tomé & Príncipe's Joint Development Zone..

The road to nowhere? A critical case study of the political discourses in the debates around the decision to construct a bypass road around Aberdeen. (2014)
Thesis
FURRIE, N. 2014. The road to nowhere? A critical case study of the political discourses in the debates around the decision to construct a bypass road around Aberdeen. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research examined the role of communication “ and in particular public relations (PR) and public affairs activities “ in the decision-making processes around the proposal to build a bypass road around the city of Aberdeen. The study focused on t... Read More about The road to nowhere? A critical case study of the political discourses in the debates around the decision to construct a bypass road around Aberdeen..

An empirical study of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). (2014)
Thesis
BATURE, B.T. 2014. An empirical study of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study conducts research to investigate whether Nigeria gaining Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) compliance status in 2011 has, in practice, improved transparency practices in its oil and gas industry. Its findings are the res... Read More about An empirical study of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)..

The contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. (2014)
Thesis
LEE, Y.C.E. 2014. The contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis explores the contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Although previous research has considered the subject of guanxi and Chinese entrepreneurship, this study aims at providing a deeper and richer understanding of its role... Read More about The contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship..