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Informal slack in organisations: a qualitative analysis of innovative organisations. (2012)
Journal Article
MCDONALD, S., 2012. Informal slack in organisations: a qualitative analysis of innovative organisations. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management: Annual Review [online], 12, pp. 71-83. Available from: http://ijmar.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.286/prod.8

This paper considers the relationship between organisational slack and innovation from a new perspective. Moving away from the traditional quantitative research approaches, semi-structured interviews and an activity theory framework are used to opera... Read More about Informal slack in organisations: a qualitative analysis of innovative organisations..

Support for older people with COPD in community settings: a systematic review of qualitative research. (2012)
Journal Article
KIRKPATRICK, P., WILSON, E. and WIMPENNY, P., 2012. Support for older people with COPD in community settings: a systematic review of qualitative research. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 10(57), pages 3649-3763. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2012-6

There are an estimated three million people affected by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the UK with only about 900,000 of these being diagnosed according to the Healthcare Commission, and prevalence is increasing. Significant progress... Read More about Support for older people with COPD in community settings: a systematic review of qualitative research..

Scoping review: a needs-based assessment and community-based survey of ex-service personnel and their families in Scotland. (2012)
Report
KLEIN, S., ALEXANDER, D. A. and BUSUTTIL, W. 2012. Scoping review: a needs-based assessment and community-based survey of ex-service personnel and their families in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. [online]. Available from: https://www2.gov.scot/Resource/0041/00417172.pdf

The deployment of the UK Armed Forces to Iraq and Afghanistan has engendered a broad political imperative and increased the academic interest in the health and wellbeing of both Service and ex-Service personnel. Each year in the UK, approximately 25,... Read More about Scoping review: a needs-based assessment and community-based survey of ex-service personnel and their families in Scotland..

Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. (2012)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. 2012. Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. Critical studies in improvisation [online], 8(2), article number 2122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21083/csieci.v8i2.2122

Replacing artist with player as if adopting an alias is a way of altering a fixed identity. And a changed identity is a principle of mobility, of going from one place to another¦ (Kaprow, Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life 125-6) This paper explo... Read More about Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation..

Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world. (2012)
Journal Article
STEED, J. 2011. Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world. Making futures journal [online], 2, pages 297-306. Available from: http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/media/75867/steed_josephine.pdf

Knitting is embedded within our culture and navigates between practice, artefact, and narrative, acting as a rich metaphor for social change (Hemmings, 2010). Knitting can transcend traditional boundaries of craft practice and transfer knowledge from... Read More about Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world..

Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
TUOHY, P., MURPHY, G. and DEVECI, G. 2012. Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland. In Proceedings of the 2012 PassivhusNorden conference: from low energy buildings to plus energy developments, 21-23 October 2012, Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim: TAPIR Akademisk Forlag.

This paper describes an investigation carried out to understand the performance in practice of the first certified Passive House in Scotland and associated low or zero carbon technologies LZCT. The aim was to provide some useful feedbacks on actual p... Read More about Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland..

Understanding leadership and management development in a health board of NHS Scotland. (2012)
Thesis
SEOW, J.H.I. 2012. Understanding leadership and management development in a health board of NHS Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This doctoral thesis, entitled Understanding Leadership and Management Development in a Health Board of NHS Scotland, is completely written by Jireh Hooi Inn Seow for submission to meet the partial requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy. This docto... Read More about Understanding leadership and management development in a health board of NHS Scotland..

Addressing food production planning and control issues through information visualisation: an agile development. (2012)
Journal Article
ALLISON, I.K., STRATTON, R. and ROBEY, D. 2012. Addressing food production planning and control issues through information visualisation: an agile development. Communications of the IIMA, 12(1), pages 1-16.

Food manufacturers have a compelling requirement to address their information management needs in relation to the management of variation in their supply chain and subsequent production processes. However, many organisational information systems are... Read More about Addressing food production planning and control issues through information visualisation: an agile development..

The relationship between regulatory focus and online shopping: perceived risk, affect, and consumers' response to online marketing. (2012)
Journal Article
ATOROUGH, P. and DONALDSON, B. 2012. The relationship between regulatory focus and online shopping: perceived risk, affect, and consumers' response to online marketing. International journal of internet marketing and advertising [online], 7(4), pages 333-358. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJIMA.2012.051615

Regulatory focus theory (RTF) has demonstrated that individuals can be distinguished on the basis of two independent structures of strategic inclination and orientation in the pursuit of goals: promotion focus - which emphasises the presence of posit... Read More about The relationship between regulatory focus and online shopping: perceived risk, affect, and consumers' response to online marketing..

The 21st century terrorist: hostis humani generis? (2012)
Journal Article
EZEANI, E.C. 2012. The 21st century terrorist: hostis humani generis? Beijing law review [online], 3(4), pages 158-169. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4236/blr.2012.34022

Some argue that 21st century terrorism is no different from the past. This paper argues otherwise. It considers that our social response”The revulsion against the frequent violation of the sanctity of human life and the indiscriminate de- struction o... Read More about The 21st century terrorist: hostis humani generis?.

North-east property survey 2012. (2012)
Report
ATOROUGH, P. 2012. North-east property survey 2012. Aberdeen: Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

Businesses are optimistic about the future, expecting to achieve their overall objectives and to see both turnover and profits increase. They see opportunity in their sector with over 40% stating that they plan to grow and expand their operations and... Read More about North-east property survey 2012..

Automatic 3D facial modelling with deformable models. (2012)
Thesis
XIANG, G. 2012. Automatic 3D facial modelling with deformable models. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Facial modelling and animation has been an active research subject in computer graphics since the 1970s. Due to extremely complex biomechanical structures of human faces and peoples visual familiarity with human faces, modelling and animating realist... Read More about Automatic 3D facial modelling with deformable models..

Assessing the role of 'entrepreneurial policing' in changing times. (2012)
Digital Artefact
SMITH, R. 2012. Assessing the role of 'entrepreneurial policing' in changing times. Posted on the Policing 2012: 100 blog time capsule [online]. 25 July 2012. Available from: https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130812072700/http://www.npia.police.uk/en/19821.htm

This blog focuses on a contemporary area of specific concern – namely the emerging concept of ‘Entrepreneurial Policing’. In these austere times, change is increasingly being thrust on the Police Service with reform very much on the agenda. For examp... Read More about Assessing the role of 'entrepreneurial policing' in changing times..

Illegal diversification in the farming community? (2012)
Report
MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R. 2012. Illegal diversification in the farming community? RuSource [online], Briefing 1660. Available from: http://ofi.openfields.org.uk/1.12120694

Traditionally, farmers enjoy high levels of social esteem. Like the entrepreneur, they are ascribed the twin status of hero and loner. However, not all farmers are paragons of virtue and some are dishonest. These are what we call ‘rogue’ farmers.

Weight loss and ethnicity: a cohort study of the effects induced by a very low calorie diet. (2012)
Journal Article
ROLLAND, C., HALLAM, C., LULA, S., WIGGINS, J., DYSON, L., VAN GAAL, L.F. and BROOM, I. 2013. Weight loss and ethnicity: a cohort study of the effects induced by a very low calorie diet. Clinical and experimental medical sciences [online], 1(3), pages 97-109. Available from: http://m-hikari.com/cems/cems2013/cems1-4-2013/rollandCEMS1-4-2013.pdf

We aimed to determine whether British Asians of Indian or Pakistani descent differed in their baseline characteristics and in response to a twelve-week, very-low-calorie diet (VLCD). We then assessed whether or not a VLCD had a different effect on As... Read More about Weight loss and ethnicity: a cohort study of the effects induced by a very low calorie diet..

It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department: the establishment of Scotland's second library school. (2012)
Journal Article
REID, P.H. 2012. It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department: the establishment of Scotland's second library school. Library and information history [online], 28(4), pages 257-271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/1758348912Z.00000000018

In the middle of the 1960s, amid concerns about the direction of professional education in Scotland and problems with the number of places available for those to wishing to study librarianship, there emerged a strongly nationalistic debate surroundin... Read More about It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department: the establishment of Scotland's second library school..

Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease. (2012)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S., BURNETT, S., SMITH, R. and NEILL, A. 2013. Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease. Selected papers of internet research [online], 13: selected papers from the 13th Association of Internet Researchers conference (IR 13.0), 18-21 October 2012, Salford, UK, article number 8219. Available from: https://spir.aoir.org/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/8219

There is an expanding literature on the police use of storytelling, but very little has been written in a policing context in relation to the contemporary practice of blogging. Consequentially, this paper reports on an ongoing research project into t... Read More about Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease..

Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness. (2012)
Report
MALINS, J., STEED, J., FAIRBURN, S., ROBERTSON, S., MCINTYRE, L., CRUICKSHANK, L. and SCOTT, K., 2012. Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

A report prepared for the Scottish Government on behalf of the Scottish Academy of Fashion, which examines the potential of new textiles solutions for health applications. Following a Sandpit event hosted by the Scottish Academy of Fashion on 13th an... Read More about Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness..