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Freedom of religion and gender equality: inclusive or exclusive? (2010)
Journal Article
STUART, A. 2010. Freedom of religion and gender equality: inclusive or exclusive? Human rights law review [online], 10(3), pages 429-459. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/hrlr/ngq014

This article critically analyses European jurisprudence to ascertain the extent to which the right to freedom of religion has been interpreted as a right of religion to internal autonomy. It asserts that women are being denied an effective right to f... Read More about Freedom of religion and gender equality: inclusive or exclusive?.

Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report. (2010)
Report
GIBBONS-WOOD, D. and MACLEOD, I. 2010. Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report. Executive summary. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This interim report provides an overview of the research phase of a project examining the way in which skills use can be maximised in the oil and gas industry. The research has been funded by the Scottish Funding Council as part of a broader package... Read More about Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report..

Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives. (2010)
Thesis
REIJONEN, E.K. 2010. Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Worldwide, externally supported craft development initiatives aim to enhance the capability of local craft producers to succeed in globalized markets. However, the contribution that these organizations make towards the abilities of local actors remai... Read More about Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives..

In vitro and in vivo characterisation of a novel peptide delivery system: amphiphilic polyelectrolyte–salmon calcitonin nanocomplexes. (2010)
Journal Article
CHENG, W.-P., THOMPSON, C., RYAN, S.M., AGUIRRE, T., TETLEY, L. and BRAYDEN, D.J. 2010. In vitro and in vivo characterisation of a novel peptide delivery system: amphiphilic polyelectrolyte–salmon calcitonin nanocomplexes. Journal of controlled release [online], 147(2), pages 289-297. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2010.07.128

The cationic peptide, salmon calcitonin (sCT) was complexed with the cationic amphiphilic polyelectrolyte, poly(allyl)amine, grafted with palmitoyl and quaternary ammonium moieties at pH 5.0 and 7.4 to yield particulates (sCT-QPa). The complexes were... Read More about In vitro and in vivo characterisation of a novel peptide delivery system: amphiphilic polyelectrolyte–salmon calcitonin nanocomplexes..

The governance of oil and gas operations in hostile but attractive regions: West Africa. (2010)
Journal Article
MOLLER, L. 2010. The governance of oil and gas operations in hostile but attractive regions: West Africa. International energy law review, 4, pages 110-122.

West Africa with its well-endowed natural resources remains a highly attractive investment opportunity. That is, to investors who are not deterred by the economical and political challenges of these countries including the responsibilities of governm... Read More about The governance of oil and gas operations in hostile but attractive regions: West Africa..

Automatic features characterization from 3d facial images. (2010)
Conference Proceeding
ELYAN, E. and UGAIL, H. 2010. Automatic features characterization from 3d facial images. In Arabnia, H.R., Deligiannidis, L. and Solo, A.M.G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International computer graphics and virtual reality conference (CGVR 2010), 12-15 July 2010, Las Vegas, USA. Georgia, USA: CSREA Press, pages 67-73.

This paper presents a novel and computationally fast method for automatic identification of symmetry profile from 3D facial images. The algorithm is based on the concepts of computational geometry which yield fast and accurate results. In order to de... Read More about Automatic features characterization from 3d facial images..

The role of networking in the growth processes of family firms: an international study. (2010)
Presentation / Conference
JACK, S., DRAKOPOULOU DODD, S. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2010. The role of networking in the growth processes of family firms: an international study. Presented at the 10th Annual world family business research conference (IFERA 2010): long term perspectives on family business: theory, practice, policy, 6-9 July 2010, Lancaster, UK.

The paper aims to investigate the role of networks in the growth processes of family firms. The study adds to two main stream of literature, drawing together theoretical developments from the family firm realm and networking theory, to investigate th... Read More about The role of networking in the growth processes of family firms: an international study..

Underwriting relationships and analyst independence in Europe. (2010)
Journal Article
MCKNIGHT, P.J., TAVAKOLI, M. and WEIR, C. 2010. Underwriting relationships and analyst independence in Europe. Financial markets: institutions and instruments [online], 19(3), pages 189-213. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0416.2010.00157.x

This paper examines the accuracy of security analysts' earnings forecasts and stock recommendations for firms in 13 European countries. We document at least three key findings. First, we find strong evidence that lead and co-lead underwriter analysts... Read More about Underwriting relationships and analyst independence in Europe..

Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. (2010)
Report
STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., DIACK, L., MCCAIG, D., MACLURE, K., BOND, C. and GEORGE, J. 2010. Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This report describes in detail the research conducted by the 'Prescribing Research Group', supported by NES funding. Members of the group are listed on the front cover. Since inception date, this group has been highly active in the field of pharmacy... Read More about Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing..

The characterisation and identification of body fluid proteins for forensic purposes. (2010)
Thesis
VINCINI, L. 2010. The characterisation and identification of body fluid proteins for forensic purposes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Advances in DNA technology have led to the extremely sensitive and rapid analysis methods used in forensic science. It can often be crucial to a criminal case to unequivocally identify the body fluid source of DNA. This is of particular importance in... Read More about The characterisation and identification of body fluid proteins for forensic purposes..

Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine derivatives: their mode of action in a breast cancer cell system. (2010)
Thesis
BARRON, G. 2010. Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine derivatives: their mode of action in a breast cancer cell system. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The synthesis and characterisation of novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine (BNIPP) derivatives, has gained pace over the last couple of years, as they have enhanced aqueous solubility, without loss of biological activity, in contrast to parent bisn... Read More about Novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl polyamine derivatives: their mode of action in a breast cancer cell system..

Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. (2010)
Journal Article
HARBI, S.E. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2010. Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. Journal of socio-economics [online], 39(3), pages 436-444. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2010.02.011

Entrepreneurship is a broad concept encompassing a wide range of activities, from the Schumpertian ideal associated with innovation to simply creating a job for oneself. Because we ask about national differences in entrepreneurship, we consider natio... Read More about Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship..

Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. (2010)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R., DRAKOPOULOU DODD, S. and JACK, S. 2010. Network practices and entrepreneurial growth. Scandinavian journal of management [online], 26(2), pages 121-133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2010.01.005

Networking plays an important and well-studied role in entrepreneurial start-up processes, but its role in subsequent venture growth is less well understood. This paper reports on an in-depth longitudinal study of entrepreneurial networking practices... Read More about Network practices and entrepreneurial growth..

Development of a novel single-phase auto-reclosing scheme for distribution network with integrated distributed generation. (2010)
Thesis
TAN, S.F. 2010. Development of a novel single-phase auto-reclosing scheme for distribution network with integrated distributed generation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

According to G59 recommendation, the common practice adopted by utilities in the UK is to disconnect Distributed generators (DGs) immediately once a network fault is detected to prevent islanding operation and disruption of the operation of conventio... Read More about Development of a novel single-phase auto-reclosing scheme for distribution network with integrated distributed generation..

The new crimes of bribery in Scotland. (2010)
Journal Article
ARNELL, P. 2010. The new crimes of bribery in Scotland. Scottish law gazette, 78(2), pages 42-45.

Introduction. The Bribery Act 2010, enacted in the wash-up prior to the dissolution of Parliament, will completely change in the Scots law on bribery. As discussed in The Crime of Bribery in Scotland 2009 SLT 1 by present author a number of criticism... Read More about The new crimes of bribery in Scotland..

The NDLTD and ETDs in the global context. (2010)
Presentation / Conference
COPELAND, S. 2010. The NDLTD and ETDs in the global context. Presented at the 2010 Annual conference of the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européenes de Recherche / Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER 2010): re-inventing the library: the challenges of the new information environment, 29 June - 1 July 2010, Aarhus, Denmark [online]. Available from: https://www.statsbiblio...ions/Susan_Copeland.pdf

“The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of digital theses and dissertations. The NDLTD supports universitie... Read More about The NDLTD and ETDs in the global context..

Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. (2010)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., BRINDLEY, G. and ECCLESTON, G. 2010. Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. In Proceedings of the 15th Innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference (ITiCSE '10), 26-30 June 2010, Ankara, Turkey. New York: ACM [online], pages 147-151. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132

The pedagogical basis of a project aimed at encouraging students to engage in reflective activities using blogs to document their learning experiences is described. It also gives some details of the practical implementation of this work. Activities w... Read More about Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs..

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care. (2010)
Journal Article
KILBRIDE, L., COX, M., KENNEDY, C.M., LEE, S.H. and GRANT, R. 2010. Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care. Journal of clinical nursing [online], 19(13-14), pages 1767-1783. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x

If you wish to read an English version of this article please contact Siew Hwa Lee. Aim and objectives - The aim of this review was to address: (1) How is spinal stability assessed? (2) What is the role of bracing/should braces be used? (3) When is i... Read More about Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care..

BrewDog: business growth for punks! International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 11(2), pages 161-168. (2010)
Journal Article
SMITH, R., MOULT, S., BURGE, P. and TURNBULL, A. 2010. BrewDog: business growth for punks! International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 11(2), pages 161-168. Available from:https://doi.org/10.5367/000000010791291785

This case study tells an atypical entrepreneurship story about two men and a dog. It explores the rapid growth of the phenomenon that is BrewDog plc - a company situated in the remote north-east of Scotland. What makes this case special is that the b... Read More about BrewDog: business growth for punks! International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 11(2), pages 161-168..

Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. (2010)
Thesis
ADAMS, M. 2010. Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Novel glass tracers, organic and inorganic polymers based on narrow band atomic fluorescence, have been developed for deployment as environmental tracers. The use of discrete fluorescent species in an environmentally stable host has been investigated... Read More about Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications..