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Finding the hidden gems: recommending untagged music. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
HORSBURGH, B., CRAW, S., MASSIE, S. and BOSWELL, R. 2011. Finding the hidden gems: recommending untagged music. In Proceedings of the 22nd International joint conference on artificial intelligence (IJCAI-11), 16-22 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain. Palo Alto: AAAI Press [online], pages 2256-2261. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5591...57735-516-8/IJCAI11-376

We have developed a novel hybrid representation for Music Information Retrieval. Our representation is built by incorporating audio content into the tag space in a tag-track matrix, and then learning hybrid concepts using latent semantic analysis. We... Read More

Designing transformations: schools of excellence. (2011)
Journal Article
FAIRBURN, S.M. 2011. Designing transformations: schools of excellence. Acta astronautica [online], 69(11-12), pages 1132-1142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.07.006

For over 50 years, including some form of Space education in school curriculum has become an established approach for inspiring young minds to study the sciences and pursue science-based careers. Space camps and schools are active all around the glob... Read More

Stigma and social welfare. (2011)
Book
SPICKER, P. 2011. Stigma and social welfare. [Self-published]

This book looks at the concept of stigma in the context of social welfare. The idea of 'social welfare' is commonly identified with the 'social services'. Both terms are regrettably unclear. 'Welfare' can be taken to mean 'relief'; a 'welfare recipie... Read More

Innovation by design: a programme to support SMEs. (2011)
Journal Article
MALINS, J.P. 2011. Innovation by design: a programme to support SMEs. Swedish design journal, 2011(2), pages 25-31.

Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)1 are generally clear on the need for innovation; however they are very often less clear on how innovation can be achieved. One possible reason for this may be because of a lack of a culture supportive of innov... Read More

Adaptive re-use and urban regeneration in Dhaka - a theoretical exploration. (2011)
Journal Article
ZAMAN, Q.M.M. 2011. Adaptive re-use and urban regeneration in Dhaka - a theoretical exploration. Open house international, 36(2), pages 45-58.

At a time, when there are world-wide calls for sustainable building design and construction focusing on building adaptation and remodeling rather than demolition and replacement, a local system of remodeling and functional adaptation has been applied... Read More

Knowledge sharing processes in Tunisian small ICT firms. (2011)
Journal Article
EL HARBI, S., ANDERSON, A.R. and AMAMOU, M. 2011. Knowledge sharing processes in Tunisian small ICT firms. Library review [online], 60(1), pages 24-36. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/00242531111100559

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to examine how knowledge and information is shared by small information and communication technology firms in Tunisia. Design/methodology/approach “ The paper employs a comparative case study approach. This was... Read More

The university's role in developing Chinese entrepreneurship. (2011)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. 2011. The university's role in developing Chinese entrepreneurship. Journal of Chinese entrepreneurship [online], 3(3), pages 175-184. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17561391111166957

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to review the existing literature and conceptual developments to explore how and why universities should teach entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach “ This is a theoretical paper which draws on the rich... Read More

Investigating financial aspects of dog-fighting in the UK. (2011)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2011. Investigating financial aspects of dog-fighting in the UK. Journal of financial crime [online], 18(4), pages 336-346. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/13590791111173687

Purpose “ The purpose of this article is to discuss financial aspects of illegal dog-fighting in the UK and to reflect upon and discuss the difficulties of researching illegal entrepreneurial activities such as dog-fighting which are operated for cri... Read More

After the fall: developing a conceptual script-based model of shame in narratives of entrepreneurs in crisis! International journal of sociology and social policy [online], 31(1/2), pages 91-109. (2011)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G. 2011. After the fall: developing a conceptual script-based model of shame in narratives of entrepreneurs in crisis! International journal of sociology and social policy [online], 31(1/2), pages 91-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/01443331111104823

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of shame in entrepreneurship. Extant research in relation to the entrepreneurial process has tended to concentrate upon the entrepreneur as hero and other positive aspects of the process.... Read More

Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. (2011)
Report
BURNETT, S., PEDERSEN, S. and SMITH, R., 2011. Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. SIPR Research Summary. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Scool of Social Sciences, University of Dundee [online]. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/P...Research_Summary_13.pdf

Narrative and storytelling play an important part in knowledge management in policing and criminal justice contexts. As probationary constables and young officers, officers learn the job from listening to the stories of others, and for this reason pa... Read More

Criminal entrepreneurship, white-collar criminality, and neutralization theory. (2011)
Journal Article
GOTTSCHALK, P. and SMITH, R. 2011. Criminal entrepreneurship, white-collar criminality, and neutralization theory. Journal of enterprising communities: People and places in the global economy [online], 5(4), pages 300-308. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17506201111177334

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to apply neutralization theory to white-collar criminals to discuss criminal entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach “ The theoretical framework of neutralization techniques is applied to criminal entrepre... Read More

Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. (2011)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2011. Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 12(1), pages 62-81. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2011.037340

Entrepreneurship as a manifestation of change is vital in terms of jobs and business dynamism. However, entrepreneurship as a social activity occurs in time and space and is seen as a natural, organic process. We assume this change will occur natural... Read More

Electronic theses and dissertations: promoting 'hidden' research. (2011)
Book Chapter
COPELAND, S. 2011. Electronic theses and dissertations: promoting 'hidden' research. In Rikowski, R. (ed.) Digitisation perspectives. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pages 103-113.

Since the 1990s an increasing number of higher education institutions and research-related organisations have been encouraging the submission of theses and dissertations in electronic format. The transition from print theses and dissertations to ETDs... Read More

An examination of Canadian information professionals' involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services. (2011)
Journal Article
PATTERSON, L. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2012. An examination of Canadian information professionals' involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 44(1), pages 47-64. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000611426215

The present study investigated the processes information professionals, working in a business environment, follow to meet business clients information needs and particularly their involvement in information synthesis and analysis practices. A combina... Read More

The psychological contract and implied contractual terms: Synchronous or asynchronous models? (2011)
Journal Article
MIDDLEMISS, S. 2011. The psychological contract and implied contractual terms: Synchronous or asynchronous models? International journal of law and management [online], 53(1), pages 32-50. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17542431111111872

Purpose “ For longer than most people would think, over 40 years, organisational psychologists have been defining and characterising the employment relationship in terms of the psychological contract. Across the same period, judges have through their... Read More

Ecological modernisation and the development of the UK's green industrial strategy: the case of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme. (2011)
Thesis
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

Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. (2011)
Report
HOURIGAN, N. and MCCLEAN, D. 2011. Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. York: Higher Education Academy.

This report presents the results of a collaborative project between Queens University, Belfast and the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and builds on a dialogue initiated during Session 2009-10 through which course guidance and feedback received b... Read More

Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? (2011)
Journal Article
MCELWEE, G., SMITH, R. and SOMERVILLE, P. 2011. Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? International journal of rural criminology [online], 1(1), pages 40-62. Available: https://kb.osu.edu/bits...vol1-issue1_pp40-62.pdf

Illegal entrepreneurship in the rural is under researched and scrutinised, yet it occupies a distinctive space in entrepreneurship practice in terms of how it is construed and how it is enacted. This is a theoretical paper which provides a conceptual... Read More

The effects of very-low calorie diets on HDL: a review. (2011)
Journal Article
ROLLAND, C. and BROOM, I. 2011. The effects of very-low calorie diets on HDL: a review. Cholesterol [online], 2011, article ID 306278. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1155/2011/306278

This paper investigates the effects of very-low-calorie diets (VLCDs) used in the treatment of obesity on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Although the studies varied widely in their intervention format, duration, and baseline HDL levels, it wo... Read More

The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign. (2011)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and VARFIS, E. 2011. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign. Aslib Proceedings [online], 63(5), pages 464-483. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531111164969

Purpose “ This paper seeks to report the results of a study, which investigated the use of the internet by political parties and individual candidates in Scotland as part of their campaign for election to the UK Parliament in 2010. Design/methodology... Read More