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Comfort in clothing: a Baumanian critique of how clothing contributes to the well-being of women in the United Kingdom. (2021)
Thesis
CROSS, K.A. 2021. Comfort in clothing: a Baumanian critique of how clothing contributes to the well-being of women in the United Kingdom. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446979

This Comfort in Clothing study explores how fashion, clothing and dress practices contribute to the psychosocial well-being of women in the UK. Fashion is a global industry, fuelled in recent times by the growth of the athleisurewear sector, reflecti... Read More about Comfort in clothing: a Baumanian critique of how clothing contributes to the well-being of women in the United Kingdom..

The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle. (2020)
Thesis
MCNICHOLAS, C. 2020. The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The global market for international postgraduate students is becoming increasingly competitive as more institutions offer Masters level courses and universities need to increase revenues. The UK Government and universities want to stop the declining... Read More about The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle..

Identifying and facilitating a community of practice in information literacy in higher education. (2020)
Thesis
DEAN, C.J. 2020. Identifying and facilitating a community of practice in information literacy in higher education. Robert Gordon University [online], DInfSci thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This research project focuses upon the role of the academic librarian in higher education. It explores the concept of communities of practice in information literacy in that sector via a study of a specific university in the United Kingdom, with an a... Read More about Identifying and facilitating a community of practice in information literacy in higher education..

National identity and "Muslim immigrant" representation in the British and Danish press, 2005-2015. (2019)
Thesis
LAWRIE, M. 2019. National identity and "Muslim immigrant" representation in the British and Danish press, 2005-2015. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis examines, through a diachronic analysis, how the British and Danish press utilise national identity when constructing a representation of Muslims. Key cluster events are examined to identify media discourses over a ten-year time period be... Read More about National identity and "Muslim immigrant" representation in the British and Danish press, 2005-2015..

Planning families in Zaria: an investigation into the information-behaviours and favoured advice-givers of parents in northern Nigeria. (2019)
Thesis
HELLANDENDU, M.M.-A. 2019. Planning families in Zaria: an investigation into the information-behaviours and favoured advice-givers of parents in northern Nigeria. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The availability of precise, impartial and credible information is crucial to building knowledge and empowering citizens to make rational individual and collective decisions. For this reason, the usefulness of information for satisfying identified ne... Read More about Planning families in Zaria: an investigation into the information-behaviours and favoured advice-givers of parents in northern Nigeria..

Scottish style: the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion and style influencers on Instagram. (2019)
Thesis
MARCELLA-HOOD, M. 2019. Scottish style: the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion and style influencers on Instagram. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Research into Scottish fashion is a developing field; existing studies have tended to focus on the production of iconic textiles such as tartan, tweed and cashmere. The aim of this thesis was to explore the construction of national identity and place... Read More about Scottish style: the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion and style influencers on Instagram..

Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. (2018)
Thesis
ANDERSON, C.E. 2018. Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Robert Gordon University [online], DInfSci thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study charts and describes, within a live and emergent environment, how a large organisation responded to the requirements of the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Using action research and a records continuum perspective, the study explores the rol... Read More about Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry..

An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. (2018)
Thesis
SMITH, P. 2018. An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis is predominantly focused upon the relevance of deliberative democracy and agonistic pluralism in helping us to understand and analyse the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, as it played out on Twitter. In doing so, it advances theo... Read More about An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014..

In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs. (2018)
Thesis
SETKUTE, J. 2018. In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The focus of this study is the use and role of digital marketing communications (DMC) among B2B SMEs in the oil and gas industry. In order to understand the role of DMC, which is described as the use of DMC channels, such as website, social media, e-... Read More about In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs..

The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar. (2018)
Thesis
ISMAEL EL SAYED, A.A. 2018. The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In recent years, a global movement towards a knowledge-based economy through the provision of adequate and appropriate infrastructure and development programs for leveraging the potential of human capital has started. There has been tremendous cognit... Read More about The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar..

An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process. (2018)
Thesis
MD YUSOF, M. 2018. An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study explored the issues related to academic libraries' position and the positioning process. The study adopted an inductive and grounded theory approach to illuminate the academic library's position and positioning process through the percepti... Read More about An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process..

Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision. (2018)
Thesis
EMELE, C.D. 2018. Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The provision of accessible and usable health information is vital for making informed health decisions and embracing active and preventative health behaviours (such as reporting of symptoms, early screening and seeking medical help). Previous resear... Read More about Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision..

The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin. (2017)
Thesis
ABBAS, H. 2017. The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In late-eighteenth-century Dublin, options were limited for an expanding reading public who wished to consult quality printed works. During this period of the Anglican Ascendancy, membership to institutional libraries or participation in associationa... Read More about The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin..

I've got a feeling: the effect of haptic information on the preferred location of purchase of guitars and stringed wooden instruments. (2017)
Thesis
PIRIE, E. 2017. I've got a feeling: the effect of haptic information on the preferred location of purchase of guitars and stringed wooden instruments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis develops technology adoption and sensory information literatures through an evaluation of antecedents to consumers purchase location intention of Musical Instruments (MI). With the unique factor of instrument heterogeneity MI e-retail sal... Read More about I've got a feeling: the effect of haptic information on the preferred location of purchase of guitars and stringed wooden instruments..

Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. (2017)
Thesis
CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Many organizations are trying to re-create the Google experience, to find and exploit their own corporate information. However, there is evidence that finding information in the workplace using search engine technology has remained difficult, with so... Read More about Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes..

The impact of knowledge management processes on organizational resilience: data mining as an instrument of measurement. (2017)
Thesis
FRELAS, M. 2017. The impact of knowledge management processes on organizational resilience: data mining as an instrument of measurement. Robert Gordon University, DInfSci thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The aim of the research conducted for this thesis is to test the feasibility of using data mining (DM) to assess the relationship between and the impact of knowledge management (KM) on organizational resilience (OR). The emphasis currently placed on... Read More about The impact of knowledge management processes on organizational resilience: data mining as an instrument of measurement..

An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. (2017)
Thesis
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..

Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. (2017)
Thesis
STEVENSON, P. 2017. Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. Robert Gordon University, DInfSc thesis.

There is limited engagement with research based evidence among senior managers within the NHS, and a failure to consistently integrate research findings into the decision making process. While much is known about the decision making and information b... Read More about Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers..

Only connect: a phenomenographic study exploring stakeholders' conceptions of information literacy across an international middle school community. (2017)
Thesis
CUNNINGHAM, V. 2017. Only connect: a phenomenographic study exploring stakeholders' conceptions of information literacy across an international middle school community. Robert Gordon University, DInfSci thesis.

The dynamic information context is challenging school communities to calibrate their ways of understanding information literacy. However empirical research reports a lack of shared understanding and vision around information literacy that is negative... Read More about Only connect: a phenomenographic study exploring stakeholders' conceptions of information literacy across an international middle school community..

What is citizen journalism? A critical analysis from the perspective of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation. (2016)
Thesis
RAI, N. 2016. What is citizen journalism? A critical analysis from the perspective of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

With the rise of internet literacy across the world, men and women on the street are increasingly participating in the news media more than ever before. Early speculations about the influence of citizen journalism imbued the practice with an almost m... Read More about What is citizen journalism? A critical analysis from the perspective of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation..