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Highly textured and transparent RF sputtered Eu2O3 doped ZnO films. (2014)
Journal Article
SREEDHARAN, R. S., GANESAN, V., SUDARSANAKUMAR, C. P., BHAVSAR, K., PRAHBU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.P.M., 2015. Highly textured and transparent RF sputtered Eu2O3 doped ZnO films. Nano reviews [online], 6, Article 26759. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3402/nano.v6.26759

Background: Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a wide, direct band gap II-VI oxide semiconductor. ZnO has large exciton binding energy at room temperature, and it is a good host material for obtaining visible and infrared emission of various rare-earth ions. Method... Read More

Large-scale tourism development: an investigation into the likely impacts of the proposed Trump Golf Scotland development. (2014)
Book Chapter
NASH, R., MARTIN, A. and RUXTON, L. 2014. Large-scale tourism development: an investigation into the likely impacts of the proposed Trump Golf Scotland development. In Nelson, W.D. (ed.) Advances in business and management. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], volume 6, pages 119-137. Available from: http://www.novapublishe...o.php?products_id=47089

The large-scale development by Trump Golf Scotland will potentially thrust the North East of Scotland into worldwide fame as a golf destination. This research adopted a qualitative approach involving a focus group and interviews. The focus group comp... Read More

Ill wind. (2014)
Physical Artefact
HENDERSON, D. 2014. Ill wind. [Watercolour].

This watercolour is a response to the changing weather patterns experienced by Aberdeen in recent years, with storm force winds causing havoc. David Henderson is the recipient of this year's David Gluck Memorial Award for this work, which was exhibit... Read More

Researching rural enterprise. (2014)
Book Chapter
MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R. 2014. Researching rural enterprise. In Fayolle, A. (ed.) Handbook of research on entrepreneurship: what we know and what we need to know. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar [online], chapter 14, pages 307-334. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4337/9780857936929.00022

This chapter is concerned with the topic of researching rural enterprise. As a subset of the literature of entrepreneurship, rural entrepreneurship and in particular rural enterprise is an emerging area of study.[1] Bryant (1989) makes an important p... Read More

DART-Europe: access to European research theses. (2014)
Journal Article
COPELAND, S. 2011. DART-Europe: access to European research theses. Biblos: revista a filialei iesene a Asociatiei Bibliotecarilor din România [online], 22-23, pages 54-57. Available from: http://www.bcu-iasi.ro/...biblos/biblos.22.23.pdf

This article describes developments relating to the management and use of electronic theses and dissertations, with particular reference to the DART-Europe E-theses Portal. This Portal provides free access to a wide range of full text research theses... Read More

Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. (2014)
Thesis
ALLAN, E. 2014. Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Aim: This thesis aimed to explore community nursing middle manager role enactment in managing change within Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) in three regions of Scotland from 2008-2011. Background: CHPs were established to play a key role in shif... Read More

Towards realisation of stable oil prices: an empirical analysis of the impact of OPEC's oil price band/stabilisation policies. (2014)
Thesis
IBRAHIM, M.U. 2014. Towards realisation of stable oil prices: an empirical analysis of the impact of OPEC's oil price band/stabilisation policies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This dissertation contributes to the literature on the role of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in (de)stabilising oil prices by identifying and critically investigating a gap in the extant literature with respect to OPECs act... Read More

Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. (2014)
Thesis
GULARI, M.N. 2014. Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth and job creation. Governments have devoted considerable resources to increase their competitiveness in the market. Several design support programmes (DSPs) have emerged from... Read More

The content, scope and purpose of local studies collections in the libraries of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. (2014)
Thesis
NOLAN, M.E. 2014. The content, scope and purpose of local studies collections in the libraries of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research examines the presence of and reasons for local studies resources in the libraries and learning centres of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The studys aims were to investigate the content and scope of loca... Read More

Structure, strength and defect characterisation of cement based materials. (2014)
Thesis
CHOUDHURY, A.H. 2014. Structure, strength and defect characterisation of cement based materials. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In cement based systems, the residual stresses are created by internal expansion. This provides toughening by the release of the residual stresses as the macro-crack propagates. While circumstantial evidence of the residual stresses exist (e.g. micro... Read More

Multiple case study approach to identify aggravating variables of insider threats in information systems. (2014)
Journal Article
NICHO, M. and KAMOUN, F. 2014. Multiple case study approach to identify aggravating variables of insider threats in information systems. Communications of the association for information systems [online], 35, Article 18. Available from: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol35/iss1/18

Malicious insiders present a serious threat to information systems due to privilege of access, knowledge of internal computer resources, and potential threats on the part of disgruntled employees or insiders collaborating with external cybercriminals... Read More

Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: results from social science research. (2014)
Journal Article
MABON, L., SHACKLEY, S., BLACKFORD, J.C., STAHL, H. and MILLER, A. 2015. Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: results from social science research. International journal of greenhouse gas control [online], 38, pages 18-25. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.10.022

This paper explores the social dimensions of an experimental release of carbon dioxide (CO2) carried out in Ardmucknish Bay, Argyll, United Kingdom. The experiment, which aimed to understand detectability and potential effects on the marine environme... Read More

In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells. (2014)
Journal Article
IBIE, C., KNOTT, R. and THOMPSON, C.J. 2015. In-vitro evaluation of the effect of polymer structure on uptake of novel polymer-insulin polyelectrolyte complexes by human epithelial cells. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 479(1), pages 103-117. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.058

The biocompatibility and cellular uptake of polymer, insulin polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) prepared using polyallylamine-based polymers was evaluated in-vitro using Caco-2 cell monolayers as a predictive model for human small intestinal epithelial... Read More

Twinning anisotropy of tantalum during nanoindentation. (2014)
Journal Article
GOEL, S., BEAKE, B., CHAN, C.-W., FAISAL, N.H. and DUNNE, N. 2015. Twinning anisotropy of tantalum during nanoindentation. Materials science and engineering: A [online], 627, pages 249-261. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2014.12.075

Unlike other BCC metals, the plastic deformation of nanocrystalline Tantalum (Ta) during compression is regulated by deformation twinning. Whether or not this twinning exhibits anisotropy was investigated through simulation of displacement-controlled... Read More

An exploration of the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be applied across creative industries through a study of their application in the fashion industry in the North East of Scotland. (2014)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, M. and ROWLEY, S. 2015. An exploration of the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be applied across creative industries through a study of their application in the fashion industry in the North East of Scotland. International journal of project management [online], 33(4), pages 735-746. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.12.002

This exploratory research took the form of a qualitative study that aims to investigate the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be effectively applied across the creative industries through a study of their application in the... Read More

Virtual embedded librarianship for information literacy teaching. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
MARTZOUKOU, K. and TRAMANTZA, E. 2014. Virtual embedded librarianship for information literacy teaching. In Kurbanoglu, S., Špiranec, S., Grassian, E., Mizrachi, D. and Catts, R. (eds.) Information literacy: lifelong learning and digital citizeanship in the 21st century; proceedings of the 2nd European conference on information literacy (ECIL 2014), 20-23 October 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Communications in computer and information science, 492.Cham: Springer [online], pages 446-455. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14136-7_47

This paper, reports on the planning and preliminary results of an action research project undertaken for the redesign of an online distance learning information literacy (IL) module on the basis of virtual 'embedded librarianship'. The research proje... Read More

A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. (2014)
Journal Article
IRWIN, A. and WEIDMANN, A. 2015. A mixed methods investigation into the use of non-technical skills by community and hospital pharmacists. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 11(5), pages 675-685. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.11.006

Background: Non-technical skills refer to the social and cognitive factors that may influence efficient and safe job performance. Research has shown that non-technical skills are an important element of patient safety in a variety of healthcare disci... Read More

The electrochemical and statistical evaluation of isolation of mellitin and apamin from honey bee (Apis Mellifera) venom. (2014)
Journal Article
NGUYEN, H. V., HEGER, Z., KOMINKOVA, M., MICHALEK, P., GUMULEC, J., GURAN, R., PRIDAL, A., FERNANDEZ, C., HYNEK, D., ADAM, V. and KIZEK, R. 2015. The electrochemical and statistical evaluation of isolation of mellitin and apamin from honey bee (Apis Mellifera) venom. International journal of electrochemical science [online] , 10(2), pages 1249-1260. Available from: http://www.electrochems...ers/vol10/100201249.pdf

We present in this manuscript for the first time the electrochemical and statistical evaluation of FPLC isolation of mellitin and apamin from honey bee (Apis mellifera) venom. Venoms are extremely complex blends of diverse substances that target a my... Read More

The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? (2014)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A. 2014. The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? In Proceedings of the 30th Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2014): sustainable habitat for developing societies: choosing the way forward, 16-18 December 2014, Ahmedabad, India. Ahmedabad: CEPT University press [online], volume 3, pages 35-42. Available from: http://www.plea2014.in/...4_Proceedings_Vol_3.pdf

Reducing the CO2 emission by 80% from 1990 level by 2050 is a challenging operation for the UK. This challenge has embarked the whole nation in a national exercise that involves professionals in all sectors, corporations, SMEs, families and individua... Read More

Renewable energy potentials in Cameroon: prospects and challenges. (2014)
Journal Article
WIRBA, A.V., MAS'UD, A.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., AHMAD, S., TAHAR, R.M., RAHIM, R.A., MUNIR, A.B. and KARIM, M.E. 2015. Renewable energy potentials in Cameroon: prospects and challenges. Renewable energy [online], 76, pages 560-565. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2014.11.083

This paper aims at discussing the renewable energy potentials in delivering parts of the energy needs in Cameroon. The country has an enormous renewable energy potential. The lack of clear renewable energy policy in the mix is an issue that needs to... Read More