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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.cgpublishe.../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..

Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations. (2012)
Journal Article
GOODFELLOW, L. M., MACDUFF, C., LESLIE, G., COPELAND, S., NOLFI, D. and BLACKWOOD, D. 2012. Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations. International nursing review [online], 59(4), pages 511-518. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2012.01008.x

Background:‚ Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are a valuable resource for nurse scholars worldwide. ETDs and digital libraries offer the potential to radically change the nature and scope of the way in which doctoral research results are pr... Read More about Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations..

Mechanical performance of foam glass with nanoscale structure elements. (2012)
Journal Article
KAZMINA, O.V., SEMUKHIN, B.S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2012. Mechanical performance of foam glass with nanoscale structure elements. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering, 40(1), Article 012042. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012042

The paper presents experimental data on studying the strengthening of glass foam material. Glass foam material is foamed glass of increased strength achieved due to nanoscale structural elements. Glass foam is obtained through thermal treatment of no... Read More about Mechanical performance of foam glass with nanoscale structure elements..

Potential of silicon nanowires structures as nanoscale piezoresistors in mechanical sensors. (2012)
Journal Article
MESSINA, M. and NJUGUNA, J. 2012. Potential of silicon nanowires structures as nanoscale piezoresistors in mechanical sensors. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 40(1), Article 012038. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012038

This paper presents the design of a single square millimeter 3-axial accelerometer for bio-mechanics measurements that exploit the potential of silicon nanowires structures as nanoscale piezoresistors. The main requirements of this application are mi... Read More about Potential of silicon nanowires structures as nanoscale piezoresistors in mechanical sensors..

Tannin-based flax fibre reinforced composites for structural applications in vehicles. (2012)
Journal Article
ZHU, J., ABHYANKAR, H., NASSIOPOULOS, E. and NJUGUNA, J. 2012. Tannin-based flax fibre reinforced composites for structural applications in vehicles. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 40(1), Article 012030. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012030

Innovation is often driven by changes in government policies regulating the industries, especially true in case of the automotive. Except weight savings, the strict EU regulation of 95% recyclable material-made vehicles drives the manufactures and sc... Read More about Tannin-based flax fibre reinforced composites for structural applications in vehicles..

Enhancement of thermal conductivity of materials using different forms of natural graphite. (2012)
Journal Article
DESAI, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2012. Enhancement of thermal conductivity of materials using different forms of natural graphite. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 40(1), Article 012017. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012017

The quest for improvement of thermal conductivity in every area including aerospace structures is gaining momentum as the modern day technology is embedded with electronics which generate considerable amounts of heat energy. In some other application... Read More about Enhancement of thermal conductivity of materials using different forms of natural graphite..

Assessment of nanoparticle release and associated health effect of polymer-silicon composites. (2012)
Journal Article
ZHU, H., IRFAN, A., SACHSE, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2012. Assessment of nanoparticle release and associated health effect of polymer-silicon composites. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 40(1), Article 012015. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012015

Little information is currently available on possible release of nanomaterials or/and nanoparticles (NP) from conventional and novel products and associated health effect. This study aimed to assess the possible release of NP during the application s... Read More about Assessment of nanoparticle release and associated health effect of polymer-silicon composites..

Physical characteristics of nanoparticles emitted during drilling of silica based polyamide 6 nanocomposites. (2012)
Journal Article
SACHSE, S., SILVA, F., IRFAN, A., ZHU, H., PIELICHOWSKI, K., LESZCZYNSKA, A., BLAZQUEZ, M., KAZMINA, O., KUZMENKO, O. and NJUGUNA, J. 2012. Physical characteristics of nanoparticles emitted during drilling of silica based polyamide 6 nanocomposites. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 40(1), Article 012012. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012012

During the past decade, polymer nanocomposites have emerged as a novel and rapidly developing class of materials and attracted considerable investment in research and development worldwide. However, there is currently a lack of information available... Read More about Physical characteristics of nanoparticles emitted during drilling of silica based polyamide 6 nanocomposites..

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.pl...867/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..

The end of 'cosmopolitan' capitalism? (2012)
Journal Article
HALSALL, R. 2012. The end of 'cosmopolitan' capitalism? Reflections on nations, models and brands in the global economic crisis. Philosophy of management [online], 11(1), pages 63-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5840/pom201211112

This article reflects on the philosophical implications of the crisis for the nation-state and culture in relation to business and management. The global triumph of the neo-liberal economic model in the 1990s and early 2000s brought with it an ontolo... Read More about The end of 'cosmopolitan' capitalism?.

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..

The Tunisian textile industry: local responses to internationalisation. (2012)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R., HARBI, S.E. and BRAHEM, M. 2012. The Tunisian textile industry: local responses to internationalisation. European journal of international management [online], 6(5), pages 525-541. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2012.049640

The continuing internationalisation of the textile industry has reduced the labour cost advantages of Tunisian clothing firms. These firms have a precarious position in the international value chain, often as subcontractors and only rarely contributi... Read More about The Tunisian textile industry: local responses to internationalisation..


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