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The client perspective on factors in the retrofitting of sustainable technologies to traditional rural homes in North East Scotland. (2010)
Journal Article
MOORE, D.R. 2010. The client perspective on factors in the retrofitting of sustainable technologies to traditional rural homes in North East Scotland. Journal of building appraisal [online], 6(2), pages 117-128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/jba.2010.18

Through the study of a project completed in 2009, this article seeks to determine what barriers can be encountered by homeowners when trying to improve the performance of older properties with regard to energy use and CO2 emissions. The scope of the... Read More

Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. (2010)
Book Chapter
HARTY, J. and LAING, R. 2010. Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. In Underwood, J. and Isikdag, U. (eds.) Handbook of research on building information modeling and construction informatics: concepts and technologies. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, chapter 24, pages 546-560.

Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also for all stakeholders in the building programme procurement process. Analysis tools like code checking of building regulations and environmental... Read More

UK compliance with international law: bribery and corruption. (2010)
Journal Article
ARNELL, P. and QUIROZ-ONATE, D. 2010. UK compliance with international law: bribery and corruption. International journal of liability and scientific enquiry [online], 3(3), pages 183-212. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLSE.2010.033355

UK compliance with its international obligations in the area of bribery and corruption is in question. Recent domestic and international developments have brought this issue to the fore. This article addresses UK compliance. In doing so it highlights... Read More

Policing the changing landscape of rural crime: a case study from Scotland. (2010)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2010. Policing the changing landscape of rural crime: a case study from Scotland. International journal of police science and management [online], 12(3), pages 373-387. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1350/ijps.2010.12.3.171

Although the notion of rural crime has an idyllic aura to it, crime occurs in a changing social landscape and is affected by demographic changes, changing crime trends and by the introduction of new policing practices. Similarly, exactly what constit... Read More

Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. (2010)
Report
SMITH, R., 2010. Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. SIPR Briefing Paper, 10. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, University of Dundee.

This briefing paper discusses the new and innovative role of the police Early Intervention Officer or ˜Early Intervention Worker. This specialist role is the latest in the portfolio of police staff specialisms in Scotland. In this paper the author ex... Read More

Masculinity, doxa and institutionalisation of entrepreneurial identity in the novel Cityboy. (2010)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2010. Masculinity, doxa and institutionalisation of entrepreneurial identity in the novel Cityboy. International journal of gender and entrepreneurship [online], 2(1), pages 27-48. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17566261011026538

Purpose “ As a result of a plethora of scholarly articles by feminist scholars of entrepreneurship, it is now widely accepted that the notion of entrepreneurship is ideologically skewed towards masculine ideology. Although this body of work has been... Read More

Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence. (2010)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2010. Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence. In Hoffman, E.P. (ed.) Somalia: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 2, pages 41-60. Available from: http://www.novapublishe...o.php?products_id=15320

In this chapter, the transformation of violence in Somalia is explored alongside concomitant shifting levels of insecurity and social constraint. Key historical, regional, national and international factors behind Somalia's structural weaknesses are... Read More

Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations? (2010)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2010. Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations? In Hoffmann, E.P. (ed.) Somalia: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 13, pages 211-213. Available from: http://www.novapublishe...o.php?products_id=11233

When examining the recent history of Somalia it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the post colonial approach and, in particular, the role of the nation-state has largely been a failure. The fundamentals associated with the state in the West,... Read More

Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. (2010)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and ILLINGWORTH, L. 2010. Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. Information research [online], 15(4), paper 442. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/15-4/paper442.html

This study explored the information behaviour of representative groups in responding to Scottish Government consultations. It investigated how organizations find out about relevant consultations, how they go about gathering information in preparation... Read More

On probation; 'Tracey Emin' as sign. (2010)
Journal Article
KOKOLI, A.M. 2010. On probation; 'Tracey Emin' as sign. Wasafiri [online], 25(1), pages 33-40. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02690050903425342

Emin’s multimedia practice is not merely profoundly autobiographical, narrating intimate details of her teens in Margate and beyond, but has become emblematic of a genre of confessionalism, which attracts popular attention, if not always critical acc... Read More

Practical algorithms for incremental growth. (2010)
Report
MACLEOD, C. 2010. Practical algorithms for incremental growth. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This report considers some of the practical issues involved in the implementation of Incremental Growth or Incremental Evolution algorithms as outlined in the paper: Incremental Growth in Modular Neural Networks (doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2008.11.002),... Read More

Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. (2010)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C., GOW, K.S. and CAPANNI, N. 2009. Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 62(9), pages 320-331. Available from: http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2009.62.320

Electromagnetic Activation (EMA) is an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The basis of the system was outlined in previous publications. This paper builds on these results and explores some further practical and theoretica... Read More

Re-storying and visualizing the changing entrepreneurial identities of Bill Gates and Richard Branson. (2010)
Journal Article
BOJE, D. and SMITH, R. 2010. Re-storying and visualizing the changing entrepreneurial identities of Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Culture and organization [online], 16(4), pages 307-331. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551003769250

The storytelling in textual and visual re┬Éconstructions of Bill Gates and Richard Branson by their organizations produces entrepreneurial identities bound into particular social power“knowledge relations. Our purpose is to examine how these organizat... Read More

Homo Adipatus: a new species: weight management, treatment and prevention. (2010)
Book Chapter
BROOM, I. and ROLLAND, C. 2010. Homo Adipatus: a new species: weight management, treatment and prevention. In Tsichlia, G. and Johnstone, A.M. (eds.) Fat matters: from sociology to science. Keswick: M and K Publishing, chapter 5, pages 51-66.

The current obesity epidemic, indeed pandemic, is a major public health problem affecting not only the developed nations but also developing countries as they become modern industrialised nations. Over the last thirty years the prevalence of obesity... Read More

Female form in the media: body image and obesity. (2010)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. 2010. Female form in the media: body image and obesity. In Tsichlia, G. and Johnstone, A. (eds.) Fat matters: from sociology to science. Keswick: M and K Publishing, chapter 1, pages 5-12.

Can we blame the media for the ‘thin ideal’? Many commentators suggest that the media’s influence on body image stems from the 1920s when the illustrations in fashion magazines changed from drawings to photographs. Readers could now see, and aspire t... Read More

Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere. (2010)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. 2010. Women bloggers seeking validation and financial recompense in the blogosphere. In Dumova, T. and Fiordo, R. (eds.) Handbook of research on social interaction technologies and collaboration software: concepts and trends. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, volume 1, chapter 25, pages 281-291.

Previous researchers investigating motivations for blogging have suggested mainly intangible benefits: for instance, documenting the authors life, providing commentary and opinions, expressing deeply felt emotions, working out ideas through writing,... Read More

Membership and activity in an online parenting community. (2010)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. and SMITHSON, J. 2010. Membership and activity in an online parenting community. In Taiwo, R. (ed.) Handbook of research on discourse behavior and digital communication: language structures and social interaction. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, volume 1, chapter 5, pages 88-103.

Recent studies have shown that British women, especially mothers of young children, spend a particularly large amount of time online. Many are logging on to parenting websites. This chapter investigates Mumsnet, a large British parenting site, and ev... Read More

Visitor narratives: researching and illuminating actual destination experience. (2010)
Journal Article
GUTHRIE, C. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2010. Visitor narratives: researching and illuminating actual destination experience. Qualitative market research: an international journal [online], 13(2), pages 110-129. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/13522751011032575

Purpose: This paper argues that whilst destination benchmarking and visitor surveys seek to measure the visitor experience, they privilege the destination manager or researcher rather than taking the visitors viewpoint. It suggests that capturing and... Read More

Employer's vicarious liability: where are we now? (2010)
Journal Article
ARNELL, S. 2010. Employer's vicarious liability: where are we now? Juridical review, 243.

The recent decision of the Inner House of the Court of Session in the case of Wilson v Exel UK Ltd (t/a Exel)1 has given the Scottish courts the opportunity to demonstrate how they are going to treat the approach to the application of vicarious liabi... Read More

Meaningful engagement: computer-based interactive media art in public space. (2010)
Conference Proceeding
HER, J.-J. and HAMLYN, J., 2010. Meaningful engagement: computer-based interactive media art in public space. In Huang, F. and Wang, R.-C. (eds.) Arts and Technology: revised selected papers from the proceedings of the 1st International conference on arts and technology (ArtsIT 2009), 24-25 September 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan. Lecture notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 30. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 17-24. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_3

Interactive technologies, including electronic devices are increasingly being utilized as a medium for artistic expression and have been placed in freely accessible public environments with mixed results. When audiences encounter computer-based inter... Read More