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Reflecting on the relationship between standardized admissions, academic expectations and diverse student cohorts in postgraduate taught business and management programmes. (2007)
Journal Article
TURNER, Y. 2007. Reflecting on the relationship between standardized admissions, academic expectations and diverse student cohorts in postgraduate taught business and management programmes. International journal of management education, 6(1), pages 7-13.

This paper discusses the relationship between admissions approaches which rely exclusively upon standard academic criteria to select students for Business and Management programmes and classroom diversity. It draws on a small-scale research project c... Read More about Reflecting on the relationship between standardized admissions, academic expectations and diverse student cohorts in postgraduate taught business and management programmes..

Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published. (2007)
Book Chapter
SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2007. Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published. In Neergaard, H. and Ulhøi, J.P. (eds.) Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, chapter 17, pages 434-459.

Qualitative methodologies continue to proliferate in social sciences such as sociology and anthropology. Yet, despite this uptake they currently exist on the margins of entrepreneurship research. Indeed, Rae (2001) criticised entrepreneurship researc... Read More about Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published..

Recognizing meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research. (2007)
Book Chapter
SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2007. Recognizing meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research. In Neergaard, H. and Ulhøi, J.P. (eds.) Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, chapter 7, pages 169-192.

Entrepreneurship is a process which involves discontinuity and change; entrepreneurs create disequilibria and exploit the resulting change. Thus, entrepreneurship is in essence change. This fundamental characteristic of entrepreneurship makes it diff... Read More about Recognizing meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research..

The role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. (2007)
Journal Article
LEE, E.Y.-C. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2007. The role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Journal of Asia entrepreneurship and sustainability [online], 3(3), pages 38-51. Available from: http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/AJESIII3All.pdf

Although networks are widely recognised as improving entrepreneurial performance, China which is seen as a traditional Confucian society, has a unique form of networking, guanxi - special relationships. These guanxi networks were seen as a social mea... Read More about The role of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship..

Shareholder wealth gains through better corporate governance: the case of European LBO transactions. (2007)
Journal Article
ANDRES, C., BETZER, A. and WEIR, C. 2007. Shareholder wealth gains through better corporate governance: the case of European LBO transactions. Financial markets and portfolio management [online], 21(4), pages 403-424. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11408-007-0061-7

We examine shareholder wealth effects in a heterogeneous sample of 115 European leveraged going private transactions from 1997 to 2005. Average abnormal returns as reaction to the LBO announcement amount to 24.20%. In cross-sectional regressions, we... Read More about Shareholder wealth gains through better corporate governance: the case of European LBO transactions..

Reading the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen and the novels of Horatio Alger as proto-entrepreneurial narrative. (2007)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. and NEERGAARD, H. 2007. Reading the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen and the novels of Horatio Alger as proto-entrepreneurial narrative. Bridge: journal of the Danish American Heritage Society, 30(2).

Once upon a time, long ago, in the slums of Odense in the State of Denmark, there lived a poor boy whose ambition it was to write stories. His name was Hans Christian Andersen, a cobbler's son. As a boy, Hans was noticebly different from other boys,... Read More about Reading the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen and the novels of Horatio Alger as proto-entrepreneurial narrative..

The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising. (2007)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. and SMITH, R. 2007. The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising. Entrepreneurship and regional development [online], 19(6), pages 479-497. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08985620701672377

This paper explores the morality associated with entrepreneurship. It has been argued that there is no moral space in entrepreneurship, but such instrumental views may miss out much of the nature of enterprise and how it is understood. Consequently w... Read More about The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising..

Special issue: listening to voices from the margins of entrepreneurship: introduction. (2007)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2007. Special issue: listening to voices from the margins of entrepreneurship: introduction. International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 8(4), pages 245-250. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5367/000000007782433240

This special issue is concerned with entrepreneurial activities that occur at the ‘margins of entrepreneurship’. Traditionally, many entrepreneurs have emerged from pariah groups at the margins of individual societies. Moreover, it would appear that... Read More about Special issue: listening to voices from the margins of entrepreneurship: introduction..

The dynamics of upward communication in organisations. (2007)
Thesis
TOURISH, N. 2007. The dynamics of upward communication in organisations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study has researched the dynamics of upward communication within organisations through the rubric of ingratiation theory (Jones, 1964) and impression management (Goffman, 1955). Upward communication was explored via in-depth case studies, in a h... Read More about The dynamics of upward communication in organisations..

Mumpsimus and the mything of the individualistic entrepreneur. (2007)
Journal Article
DRAKOPOULOU DODD, S. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2007. Mumpsimus and the mything of the individualistic entrepreneur. International small business journal: researching entrepreneurship [online], 25(4), pages 341-360. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242607078561

The purpose of this article is to explore the persistence, in the face of considerable evidence to the contrary, of the notion that entrepreneurship is a purely individualistic practice. It may be that taking account of the dynamics of social conditi... Read More about Mumpsimus and the mything of the individualistic entrepreneur..

Irrevocable commitments, going private and private equity. (2007)
Journal Article
WRIGHT, M., WEIR, C. and BURROWS, A. 2007. Irrevocable commitments, going private and private equity. European financial management [online], 13(4), pages 757-775. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-036X.2007.00382.x

This paper adds to growing interest in public to private buy-outs and mechanisms to ensure bid success. Using a unique, hand-collected dataset of 155 public to private buy-outs we provide one of the first examinations of the determinants of irrevocab... Read More about Irrevocable commitments, going private and private equity..

The European Commission and the public governance of interest groups in the European Union: seeking a niche between accreditation and laissez-faire. (2007)
Journal Article
GREENWOOD, J. and HALPIN, D. 2007. The European Commission and the public governance of interest groups in the European Union: seeking a niche between accreditation and laissez-faire. Perspectives on European politics and society [online], 8(2), pages 189-210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15705850701322541

As interest groups participate in public policy, so demands arise for the regulation of their input. These vary between purposeful laissez-faire, and accreditation in return for norm observance, with attempts to find points between these often focusi... Read More about The European Commission and the public governance of interest groups in the European Union: seeking a niche between accreditation and laissez-faire..

Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. (2007)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A., PARK, J. and JACK, S. 2007. Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. International small business journal: researching entrepreneurship [online], 25(3), pages 245-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242607076526

Although the literature on social capital has increased dramatically in recent years, concerns have been raised about the expanse of applications of the term, diversity of constructs, definitions and variety of analyses. The purpose of this article i... Read More about Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms..

Culture, change and individual differences in the Scottish episcopal church. (2007)
Thesis
BROWN, M.L. 2007. Culture, change and individual differences in the Scottish episcopal church. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

There is continuing interest in religion and spirituality in Britain, although membership of mainstream churches is declining. Perceived secularisation of contemporary British society, together with increasing competition from New Age movements, is c... Read More about Culture, change and individual differences in the Scottish episcopal church..

Competitive and cooperative impulses to internationalization: reflecting on the interplay between management intentions and the experience of academics in a British university. (2007)
Journal Article
TURNER, Y. and ROBSON, S. 2007. Competitive and cooperative impulses to internationalization: reflecting on the interplay between management intentions and the experience of academics in a British university. Education, knowledge and economy [online], 1(1), pages 65-82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17496890601128241

This paper explores some of the practical tensions associated with higher education internationalization through the introduction of an institutional case study. The case highlights the interplay between policy-makers and academics around the emergen... Read More about Competitive and cooperative impulses to internationalization: reflecting on the interplay between management intentions and the experience of academics in a British university..

Organized civil society and democratic legitimacy in the European Union. (2007)
Journal Article
GREENWOOD, J. 2007. Organized civil society and democratic legitimacy in the European Union. British journal of political science [online], 37(2), pages 333-357. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123407000166

Structural limitations in models of representative democracy have enhanced the space for other mechanisms of legitimacy in the European Union, including participatory models in which organized civil society interests are significant players. To some... Read More about Organized civil society and democratic legitimacy in the European Union..

The ethics of policy research. (2007)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 2007. The ethics of policy research. Evidence and policy: a journal of research, debate and practice [online], 3(1), pages 99-118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/174426407779702148

Codes of ethics governing research in social science have tended to focus on the rights of participants in research. This focus is too narrow to be an effective guide for ethical policy research. Some typical problems concern the development of organ... Read More about The ethics of policy research..

Teaching is a co-learning experience: academics reflecting on learning and teaching in an 'internationalized' faculty. (2007)
Journal Article
ROBSON, S. and TURNER, Y. 2007. Teaching is a co-learning experience: academics reflecting on learning and teaching in an 'internationalized' faculty. Teaching in higher education [online], 12(1), pages 41-54. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13562510601102115

This paper reports on a study that took place in a faculty of humanities and social sciences at a UK university. The institution had recently undergone a radical restructure and the vision for the future presented by the new senior management team hi... Read More about Teaching is a co-learning experience: academics reflecting on learning and teaching in an 'internationalized' faculty..

Poverty: an international glossary. (2007)
Book
SPICKER, P., LEGUIZAMÓN, S.A. and GORDON, D. (eds.) 2007. Poverty: an international glossary. CROP international studies in poverty research [online]. 2nd edition. London: Zed Books. Available from: https://www.crop.org/viewfile.aspx?id=238

This second edition of this highly-successful glossary provides an exhaustive and authoritative guide to over 200 technical terms used in contemporary scholarly research on poverty. It seeks to make researchers, students and policy makers aware of th... Read More about Poverty: an international glossary..