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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..

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..

An artificially-intelligent biomeasurement system for total hip arthroplasty patient rehabilitation. (2012)
Thesis
LAW, E.J. 2012. An artificially-intelligent biomeasurement system for total hip arthroplasty patient rehabilitation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study concerned the development and validation of a hardware and software biomeasurement system, which was designed to be used by physiotherapists, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The purpose of the system is to detect... Read More about An artificially-intelligent biomeasurement system for total hip arthroplasty patient rehabilitation..

An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance: evidence from Ghana. (2012)
Thesis
OWUSU, A. 2012. An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance: evidence from Ghana. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance prompted by the Ghanaian Code introduced in 2003. Using a sample of the Ghanaian listed firms from 2000-2009 and the directors of these same firms, the thesis... Read More about An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance: evidence from Ghana..

Relational leadership in global multistakeholder groups. (2012)
Thesis
YAGHFOURI, Y. 2012. Relational leadership in global multistakeholder groups. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This doctoral thesis explores relational leadership in global multistakeholder groups. As a complete participant observer, I used grounded theory to investigate relational processes through which leadership is constructed, sustained and deconstructed... Read More about Relational leadership in global multistakeholder groups..

The entrepreneurial process and the role of gender: a comparative study of entrepreneurs in the business services and technology sectors in Scotland. (2012)
Thesis
KEARNEY, G. 2012. The entrepreneurial process and the role of gender: a comparative study of entrepreneurs in the business services and technology sectors in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The comparatively low levels of entrepreneurship in Scotland and in particular, low rates of female entrepreneurship are well documented and have been the focus of numerous government policies. In addition, there are specific issues regarding female... Read More about The entrepreneurial process and the role of gender: a comparative study of entrepreneurs in the business services and technology sectors in Scotland..

Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. (2012)
Thesis
ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this study was to examine, understand and conceptualise the critical thinking and clinical reasoning adopted by new graduate occupational therapists as they enter the workforce to become newly autonomous practitioners. The study obtained t... Read More about Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study..

Problem dependent metaheuristic performance in Bayesian network structure learning. (2012)
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WU, Y. 2012. Problem dependent metaheuristic performance in Bayesian network structure learning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Bayesian network (BN) structure learning from data has been an active research area in the machine learning field in recent decades. Much of the research has considered BN structure learning as an optimization problem. However, the finding of optimal... Read More about Problem dependent metaheuristic performance in Bayesian network structure learning..

Situation awareness approach to context-aware case-based decision support. (2012)
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NWIABU, N.D. 2012. Situation awareness approach to context-aware case-based decision support. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Context-aware case-based decision support systems (CACBDSS) use the context of users as one of the features for similarity assessment to provide solutions to problems. The combination of a context-aware case-based reasoning (CBR) with general domain... Read More about Situation awareness approach to context-aware case-based decision support..

Whole life costing optimisation with integrated logistics support considerations. (2012)
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BOUACHERA, T. 2012. Whole life costing optimisation with integrated logistics support considerations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

It has long been recognised that, in the military sector, the Integrated Logistics Support ILS can significantly enhance system effectiveness and add value to their competitiveness. Hence, it is not surprising that many organisations outside to the m... Read More about Whole life costing optimisation with integrated logistics support considerations..

Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. (2012)
Thesis
WONG, L.S. 2012. Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This PhD thesis investigated solid and liquid waste treatment systems for Sureclean, a waste Management company based in the North of Scotland. Sureclean receives a diverse range of waste streams and the increasing need for sustainable development as... Read More about Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment..

The role of specialised groups in the debate about the European Constitution. (2012)
Thesis
GARCIA, L.B. 2012. The role of specialised groups in the debate about the European Constitution. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis uses the notion of specialised publics in order to analyse whether the participation of civil society organisations in the European Convention contributed to make European publics more aware of this debate. In particular it asks whether a... Read More about The role of specialised groups in the debate about the European Constitution..

The impact of digitalisation on the management role of architectural technology. (2012)
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HARTY, J. 2012. The impact of digitalisation on the management role of architectural technology. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also an analysis tool for all stakeholders in the supply chain procurement process. Analysis tools such as the code checking of building regulations... Read More about The impact of digitalisation on the management role of architectural technology..

Studies to determine the mechanisms of the anti-atherosclerotic effects of eicosapentaenoic acid: possible role for endocannabinoids? (2012)
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MICHEL, L. 2012. Studies to determine the mechanisms of the anti-atherosclerotic effects of eicosapentaenoic acid: possible role for endocannabinoids? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have been shown to have cardioprotective and antiatherosclerotic actions. While it has been proposed that ω-3 PUFAs may structurally stabi... Read More about Studies to determine the mechanisms of the anti-atherosclerotic effects of eicosapentaenoic acid: possible role for endocannabinoids?.

Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. (2012)
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FRIDAY, K. 2012. Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The massive expansion of electronic resources has been identified as one of the major drivers behind the explosion in the popularity of family history, which bring ease, convenience and accessibility to some parts of the research process. Amongst thi... Read More about Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections..

Employee reactions to management communication: a study of operations personnel in the oil industry. (2012)
Thesis
TSIONTSI, N. 2012. Employee reactions to management communication: a study of operations personnel in the oil industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Based on an intense small scale study which observed a small team of operations personnel who work in a telecommunications company within the oil industry, this thesis examined employee reactions to management communication. Employee interpretations... Read More about Employee reactions to management communication: a study of operations personnel in the oil industry..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations. (2012)
Thesis
ISLAM, S.Z. 2012. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Modern technological advancements in our lifestyle have caused a significant increase in the consumption of energy. With this growing demand, people are more concerned about the rational use of existing limited energy and searching for alternative fo... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations..

The applicability of aerodynamic models to tidal turbines. (2012)
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TURNER, N. 2012. The applicability of aerodynamic models to tidal turbines. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

For the tidal current power industry to progress, simple models for predicting the performance of tidal current turbines are needed. Currently the aerodynamic models developed for wind turbines are typically used to predict tidal turbine performance.... Read More about The applicability of aerodynamic models to tidal turbines..

An investigation of foreign trade policy and its impact on economic growth: the case of Kazakhstan (1991 - 2008). (2012)
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SALYKOVA, L.N. 2012. An investigation of foreign trade policy and its impact on economic growth: the case of Kazakhstan (1991 - 2008). Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

With the economic shift of Kazakhstan in 1991 from a centrally planned economy to a democratically independent republic, the country has seen its volume of external trade increase on a global basis. Consequently, Kazakhstan is now engaged in internat... Read More about An investigation of foreign trade policy and its impact on economic growth: the case of Kazakhstan (1991 - 2008)..

Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems. (2012)
Thesis
PESTANA, C.J. 2012. Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacterial secondary metabolites can cause serious harm to animals and humans (cyanotoxins) and can have a major financial impact on the potable water and aquaculture industries (taste and odour compounds). Understanding the factors that affect c... Read More about Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems..