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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..

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 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..

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..

A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. (2017)
Thesis
OSU, V.R. 2017. A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The move towards addressing two pertinent energy challenges that is access to electricity and climate change has seen the transition towards sustainable forms of energy including Ocean Based Renewable Energy (OBRE). However, much work remains to be d... Read More about A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria..

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..

A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development. (2016)
Thesis
ANDERSON, M.W. 2016. A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research examined which factors of influence contributed towards efficacious systemic leadership development, within case studies in the energy and military sectors, and identified and explained common underlying themes and factors which could h... Read More about A cross case thematic analysis of systemic leadership development..

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..

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..

Ecological modernisation and the development of the UK's green industrial strategy: the case of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme. (2011)
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AGARWAL, A. 2011. Ecological modernisation and the development of the UK's green industrial strategy: the case of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) is the first industrial symbiosis (IS) network in the world to have been established at national level. Many studies have recently investigated the UK NISP, but much work remains to be done in und... Read More about Ecological modernisation and the development of the UK's green industrial strategy: the case of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme..

An investigation of the prevalence and impact of organisational learning in UK police forces. (2010)
Thesis
RITCHIE, S.H. 2010. An investigation of the prevalence and impact of organisational learning in UK police forces. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aims to inform the relevance of Organisational Learning (OL) to policing management practice by investigating its impact and prevalence in UK policing. In the prescriptive literature, OL is propounded as an important aspect of effective... Read More about An investigation of the prevalence and impact of organisational learning in UK police forces..

Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states. (2010)
Thesis
OTITOJU, A. 2010. Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Worldwide energy policies are built on three pillars: cost competitiveness, security of energy supply, and environmental responsibility. This has brought about the integration of renewable energy sources into national systems with the deployment of p... Read More about Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states..

CEO and CSR: business leaders and corporate social responsibility. (2010)
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RUSSELL, E.O. 2010. CEO and CSR: business leaders and corporate social responsibility. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The increasing commercial and social pressure for business leaders to act in a socially responsible manner is undermined by the lack of standards in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) legislation, auditing, indexing, and reporting. Moreover, CSR r... Read More about CEO and CSR: business leaders and corporate social responsibility..

Power and wind power: exploring experiences of renewable energy planning processes in Scotland. (2008)
Thesis
AITKEN, M. 2008. Power and wind power: exploring experiences of renewable energy planning processes in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Energy use and production have become highly salient within both national and international policy. This reflects an international recognition of the need to cut emissions in order to mitigate the threats of climate change. Within the UK there is sig... Read More about Power and wind power: exploring experiences of renewable energy planning processes in Scotland..