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The making of modern Scottish craft: revival and invention in 1970s Scotland. (2017)
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PEACH, A. 2017. The making of modern Scottish craft: revival and invention in 1970s Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The 1970s were a period of renaissance for the crafts in Britain, often referred to as a craft revival. The creation of national organisations and infrastructures to support craft, and define its identity, played a crucial role in this. The received... Read More about The making of modern Scottish craft: revival and invention in 1970s Scotland..

An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. (2017)
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MARTIN, A.L. 2017. An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Since the early 1990s, the rapid growth of international hotel chains and its effects on managerial work have drawn the attention of researchers (Gilbert & Guerrier, 1997 and Ladkin & Juwaheer 2000). There is a current need to investigate how managem... Read More about An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models..

A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. (2016)
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EJIOGU, A.R. 2016. A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study examines the processes of advice seeking by small business owners and employs a Strategy-as-Practice perspective. The analysis of the data from 33 small business owners identified eleven factors that influenced the processes. These include... Read More about A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners..

Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. (2015)
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SMITH, H. 2015. Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

What insights can art reveal in the context of organizational change? How do artistic practices influence the way communities address change? In what ways can an individual artistic practice, concerned with the role of art in society, add new insight... Read More about Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice..

Understanding entrepreneurial resilience development within institutional constraints: a case of Ghana. (2015)
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ABEBRESE, A. 2015. Understanding entrepreneurial resilience development within institutional constraints: a case of Ghana. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis contributes towards understanding the dynamic phenomenon of entrepreneurship by exploring how entrepreneurs developed resilience within institutional constraints at the lived experience level. This is a qualitative research based on sever... Read More about Understanding entrepreneurial resilience development within institutional constraints: a case of Ghana..

The social construction of technical innovation in the UK oil and gas industry. (2014)
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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..

The contemporary role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. (2014)
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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..

The nature and processes of internationalisation at a French Grand Ecole de Management. (2013)
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BRYANT, M. 2013. The nature and processes of internationalisation at a French Grand Ecole de Management. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Globalisation has changed the higher education landscape dramatically in the past 20 years, especially for business schools. Accordingly, universities have had to adopt different internationalisation strategies in order to cope with this shifting con... Read More about The nature and processes of internationalisation at a French Grand Ecole de Management..

Entrepreneurship activities in rural Tanzania: understanding women's micro businesses. (2013)
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SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship activities in rural Tanzania: understanding women's micro businesses. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In rural Tanzania women play a crucially important role in social and economic production. However, the constraints of poverty, combined with poor infrastructure and minimal resources, limit entrepreneurial possibilities. Nonetheless, poor rural fema... Read More about Entrepreneurship activities in rural Tanzania: understanding women's micro businesses..

Understanding leadership and management development in a health board of NHS Scotland. (2012)
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SEOW, J.H.I. 2012. Understanding leadership and management development in a health board of NHS Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This doctoral thesis, entitled Understanding Leadership and Management Development in a Health Board of NHS Scotland, is completely written by Jireh Hooi Inn Seow for submission to meet the partial requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy. This docto... Read More about Understanding leadership and management development in a health board of NHS Scotland..

The entrepreneurial process and the role of gender: a comparative study of entrepreneurs in the business services and technology sectors in Scotland. (2012)
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KEARNEY, G. 2012. The entrepreneurial process and the role of gender: a comparative study of entrepreneurs in the business services and technology sectors in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The comparatively low levels of entrepreneurship in Scotland and in particular, low rates of female entrepreneurship are well documented and have been the focus of numerous government policies. In addition, there are specific issues regarding female... Read More about The entrepreneurial process and the role of gender: a comparative study of entrepreneurs in the business services and technology sectors in Scotland..

The mature learner: understanding entrepreneurial learning processes of university students from a social constructivist perspective. (2012)
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MUELLER, S. 2012. The mature learner: understanding entrepreneurial learning processes of university students from a social constructivist perspective. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Entrepreneurship is identified as a highly complex (Neck and Greene 2011), unpredictable (Kuratko 2004), dynamic (Cope 2005) and constantly evolving (Anderson 2000) phenomenon that is embedded into and emerges from its social and cultural context (Ja... Read More about The mature learner: understanding entrepreneurial learning processes of university students from a social constructivist perspective..

Strategic orientation and organizational performance of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. (2011)
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RIZZO, A. 2011. Strategic orientation and organizational performance of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.

Although the contribution of the small enterprise to a nations economy, job creation and innovation is well known, comparatively little is understood on how small firms behave strategically and how the more common patterns of strategic behaviour rela... Read More about Strategic orientation and organizational performance of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach..

An entrepreneurial theorising of the recycling industry. (2010)
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GAN, B.C. 2010. An entrepreneurial theorising of the recycling industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research interest for this study began with a general observation of the lack of theory-practice integration between the academic context of recycling and entrepreneurship set against the growth in the recycling industry. The research thus began... Read More about An entrepreneurial theorising of the recycling industry..

Entrepreneurial networking, trust process and virtual interactions. (2010)
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HARDWICK, J.Y. 2010. Entrepreneurial networking, trust process and virtual interactions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this research was to understand the entrepreneurial networking process and the role played by virtual interactions. In particular, the objective was to establishing how, and if, virtual interactions enhanced collaborative incremental produ... Read More about Entrepreneurial networking, trust process and virtual interactions..

Economic and socio cultural experiences of female entrepreneurs in Brazil and the United States: an exploratorial and empirical analysis. (2010)
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HOLLAND-NORNHA, N. 2010. Economic and socio cultural experiences of female entrepreneurs in Brazil and the United States: an exploratorial and empirical analysis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Over the last twenty years female entrepreneurs have been increasing in numbers in economies of developing and developed nations across the world. But although female entrepreneurship participation rates have increased worldwide, it appears that econ... Read More about Economic and socio cultural experiences of female entrepreneurs in Brazil and the United States: an exploratorial and empirical analysis..

Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. (2007)
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CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The UK micro/SME (known here as SME) retail sector is very important to the economic well being of the country. Its ability to generate jobs as well as income makes it a key part of the drive towards economic growth, and as such it is supported by go... Read More about Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer..

Understanding the entrepreneur as socially constructed. (2006)
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SMITH, R. 2006. Understanding the entrepreneur as socially constructed. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The objective of this thesis, which combines two levels of analysis, is to explore the entrepreneur as a social construct and the socially constructed nature of entrepreneurship. It builds upon a limited number of extant studies considering the socia... Read More about Understanding the entrepreneur as socially constructed..

Grounding the theory of virtue. (2005)
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CROCKETT, C. 2005. Grounding the theory of virtue. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Business plays a powerful role in contemporary society, but this increasing role has been accompanied by a growing concern regarding the social and moral impact of enterprising endeavour. One of the greatest challenges of our time is the need to chan... Read More about Grounding the theory of virtue..