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Partial structure learning by subset Walsh transform. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
CHRISTIE, L.A., LONIE, D.P. and MCCALL, J.A.W. 2013. Partial structure learning by subset Walsh transform. In Jin, Y. and Thomas, S.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th UK workshop on computational intelligence (UKCI 2013), 9-11 September 2013, Guildford, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article number 6651297, pages 128-135. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/UKCI.2013.6651297

Estimation of distribution algorithms (EDAs) use structure learning to build a statistical model of good solutions discovered so far, in an effort to discover better solutions. The non-zero coefficients of the Walsh transform produce a hypergraph rep... Read More

Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht: Handke and the spirit of place in 'Versuch über den Stillen Ort'. (2013)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2013. Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht: Handke and the spirit of place in 'Versuch über den Stillen Ort'. In Lützeler, P.M., McGlothlin, E. and Kapczynski, J. (eds.) Gegenwartsliteratur: ein germanistischen Jahrbuch: a German studies yearbook, 12/2013. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, pages 139-164.

Handkes concern with place has been seen as a search for a utopia, characteristic of a writer who has allegedly become increasingly ˜weltfremd. This essay examines Handkes most recent work, Versuch über den Stillen Ort, in the light of this critique... Read More

Content based video retrieval via spatial-temporal information discovery. (2013)
Thesis
WANG, L. 2013. Content based video retrieval via spatial-temporal information discovery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Content based video retrieval (CBVR) has been strongly motivated by a variety of realworld applications. Most state-of-the-art CBVR systems are built based on Bag-of-visual- Words (BovW) framework for visual resources representation and access. The f... Read More

Documenting Essex-Boy as a local gendered regime. (2013)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2013. Documenting Essex-Boy as a local gendered regime. International journal of gender and entrepreneurship [online], 5(2), pages 174-197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17566261311328846

Purpose “ As a social construct, entrepreneurship is portrayed as an unashamedly masculine endeavour. This forms the basis for much feminist research in entrepreneurship. Despite a sustained research effort in the field of gendered entrepreneurship r... Read More

Qualitative entrepreneurship authorship: antecedents, processes and consequences. (2013)
Journal Article
SMITH, R., MCELWEE, G., MCDONALD, S. and DRAKOPOULOU DODD, S. 2013. Qualitative entrepreneurship authorship: antecedents, processes and consequences. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], 19(4), pages 364-386. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-11-2010-0179

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to report on a review of the writing practices and experiences of scholars who have published qualitative papers in the field of entrepreneurship. It evaluates existing knowledge about how well-published entrepr... Read More

Migrating software products to the cloud: an adaptive STS perspective. (2013)
Journal Article
WERFS, M., BAXTER, G., ALLISON, I. K. and SOMMERVILLE, I. 2013. Migrating software products to the cloud: an adaptive STS perspective. Journal of international technology and information management [online], 22(3), pp. 37-54. Available from: https://scholarworks.li....edu/jitim/vol22/iss3/3

Cloud computing, as a disruptive innovation, has the potential to adversely affect companies. The effects can be particularly extreme for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Subsequently, considerations of organisational resilience should be m... Read More

The environing air: a meditation on communications structures in natural environments. (2013)
Journal Article
SPARK, J. 2013. The environing air: a meditation on communications structures in natural environments. PhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture [online], 8(1), pages 185-207. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22329/p.v8i1.3908

Any attention paid to the positioning of telecommunications installations in natural landscapes usually relates to the aesthetic impact. However, such paraphernalia, particularly when contrasted with natural surroundings, invites us to think beyond t... Read More

Linking to the past: an analysis of community digital heritage initiatives. (2013)
Journal Article
TAIT, E., MACLEOD, M., BEEL, D., WALLACE, C., MELLISH, C. and TAYLOR, S. 2013. Linking to the past: an analysis of community digital heritage initiatives. Aslib Proceedings [online], 65(6), pages 564-580. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/AP-05-2013-0039

Purpose “ Community initiatives to collate and manage different kinds of cultural forms and resources are a popular way for local people to engage with the heritage of their area. These initiatives are often heavily dependent, however, upon short-ter... Read More

Poverty and social security: concepts and principles. (2013)
Book
SPICKER, P. 2013. Poverty and social security: concepts and principles. [Self-published]

Author's note, 2013 Poverty and social security was published in November 1992 (though the title page states 1993). First published 1993 by Routledge, ISBN 0-415-05935-6 and 0-415-05936-4. The rights to publish have reverted to me, and I am making it... Read More

Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. (2013)
Book
SPICKER, P. 2013. Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. [Self-published]

Author's note, 2013 Principles of social welfare was my second book. First published 1988 by Routledge, ISBN 0-415-00630-9 and 0-415-00631-7. The rights to publish have reverted to me,and I am making it freely available on the internet. The book was... Read More

The embeddedness of illegal entrepreneurship in a closed ethnic community. (2013)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G., 2013. The embeddedness of illegal entrepreneurship in a closed ethnic community. International journal of business and globalisation [online], 11(1), pages 45-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2013.055315

Purpose: There is an emerging body of literature driven by entrepreneurship scholars which attempts to differentiate between the conceptual and theoretical aspects of legal, illegal, amoral and immoral entrepreneurial practice. Many such studies are... Read More

Signs of crisis and recovery: geographical imaginaries in press coverage of the financial crisis in the UK and German press 2008-2009. (2013)
Journal Article
HALSALL, R., 2013. Signs of crisis and recovery: geographical imaginaries in press coverage of the financial crisis in the UK and German press 2008-2009. Culture and organization [online], 19(5), pages 377-395. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2013.815617

This article examines the role of models of capitalism in the media coverage surrounding the economic crisis in the period 2008“2009 in the UK and German press, during the outbreak of the crisis and the beginning of the ˜recovery from it. Models of c... Read More

Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective. (2013)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2013. Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective. International journal of rural criminology [online], 2(1), pages 126-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18061/1811/58844

This article develops a working typology of rural criminal types in a UK wide context. It considers strategies used by these diverse ideal-typologies of rural criminals to successfully evade the police intelligence apparatus. It demonstrates hidden l... Read More

Rescripting criminal identity: a 'close reading' of contemporary biographies of British criminals as entrepreneurship discourse. (2013)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2013. Rescripting criminal identity: a 'close reading' of contemporary biographies of British criminals as entrepreneurship discourse. Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy [online], 7(4), pages 316-339. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-09-2012-0051

Purpose “ This research paper aims to examine how organized criminals rescript their identities to engage with entrepreneurship discourse when authoring their biographies. From a sociological perspective, stereotypes and social constructs of the entr... Read More

Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. (2013)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2013. Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. In Frisk, H. and Östersjö, S. (eds.) (Re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing. Malmö: Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music, pages 29-41.

In life there exists no script. The primacy of experience in the form of 'trying out' or improvisation, a moving from an indefinable and undifferentiated state to feeling our way by creating a direction. In art, improvisation is differently nuanced.... Read More

Poly(allylamine) magnetomicelles for image guided drug delivery. (2013)
Journal Article
BARNETT, C. M., LEES, M. R., CURTIS, A. D. M., KONG THOO LIN, P., CHENG, W. P. and HOSKINS, C. 2013. Poly(allylamine) magnetomicelles for image guided drug delivery. Pharmaceutical nanotechnology [online], 1(3), pages 224-238. Available at: https://doi.org/10.2174/22117385113019990002

Polymeric micelles have received considerable interest for their use as drug delivery vehicles for hydrophobic drug solubilisation. Inorganic metallic nanoparticles have already been exploited clinically in diagnostics for their contrast ability, usi... Read More

Is an independent Scottish electricity system good for renewable energy and Scotland? (2013)
Report
TOKE, D., STRACHAN, P., COWELL, R., ELLIS, G. and SHERRY-BRENNAN, F. 2013. Is an independent Scottish electricity system good for renewable energy and Scotland? The DREUD Report on implications of the UK Government's decisions on new nuclear power and Electricity Market Reform for the prospects of renewable energy in Scotland. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. [online]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/the-dreud-report

At the beginning of 2013 five academics from different UK universities published a paper on the prospects for renewable energy in the context of the debate about Scottish independence (Toke et al 2013). The conclusion was that it would likely be rath... Read More

The development and implementation of business simulations in higher education in the United Kingdom. (2013)
Thesis
DOONGA, N. 2013. The development and implementation of business simulations in higher education in the United Kingdom. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis is a study of the development and implementation of business simulations/games in United Kingdom Higher Education institutions. The research takes an holistic approach and examines the topic from the perspective of developers of business... Read More

Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. (2013)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2013. Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. eJournal of eDemocracy and open government [online], 5(2), pages 107-127. Available from: https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v5i2.210

Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland. These are the only such studies which have... Read More

Voters' information behaviour when using political actors' web sites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. (2013)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R., CHAPMAN, D. and FRASER, A. 2013. Voters' information behaviour when using political actors' web sites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Aslib proceedings [online], 65(5), pages 515-533. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/AP-09-2012-0073

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a study of voters' online behaviour conducted during the 2011 Scottish parliamentary election campaign. Design/methodology/approach “ The study used an interactive, electronically-assist... Read More