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An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng). (2019)
Thesis
MONARE, K.S. 2019. An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng). Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Governments around the world are actively developing policies that encourage consumers to move from passive to active engagement in localised renewable energy projects. In particular, small-scale, decentralised community renewable projects are being... Read More about An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng)..

How do auditors navigate conflicting logics in everyday practice? (2019)
Journal Article
BARAC, K., GAMMIE, E., HOWIESON, B. and VAN STADEN, M. 2019. How do auditors navigate conflicting logics in everyday practice? Professions and professionalism [online], 9(3), article ID e2916. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7577/pp.2916

Historically professional logic has shaped accountancy, increasingly it has been shaped also by commercial logic. This study moves beyond these distinctions for a better and more nuanced analyses of how actors (Big 4 auditors) navigate conflicting lo... Read More about How do auditors navigate conflicting logics in everyday practice?.

Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking. (2019)
Journal Article
ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., BROADBENT, I.D. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2020. Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking. Utilities policy [online], 62, article ID 100985. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2019.100985

Policymakers and regulators increasingly need to balance the requirements of energy demand, security and costs, and to do so they need accurate estimates of performance. This study uses public data to assess UK offshore wind farm performance to impro... Read More about Analysis of United Kingdom offshore wind farm performance using public data: improving the evidence base for policymaking..

Offshore helicopter travel: is the U.K. oil and gas industry failing offshore workers? (2019)
Journal Article
DOWNIE, M. and GOSLING, D. 2020. Offshore helicopter travel: is the U.K. oil and gas industry failing offshore workers? New solutions: a journal of environmental and occupational health policy [online], 29(4), pages 504-518. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1048291119887189

In the United Kingdom, oil and gas workers have been transported by helicopter to their workplace at offshore installations for over fifty years. During that time, there have been numerous fatal helicopter accidents. Despite calls from trade unions,... Read More about Offshore helicopter travel: is the U.K. oil and gas industry failing offshore workers?.

The psychological factors that influence successful technology adoption in the oil and gas industry. (2019)
Journal Article
ROBERTS, R. and FLIN, R. 2019. The psychological factors that influence successful technology adoption in the oil and gas industry. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society annual meeting [online], 63(1): proceedings of the 63rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society annual meeting, 28 October - 1 November 2019, Seattle, Washington, pages 1183-1187. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181319631105

To ensure that the full potential of innovative technology is maximised, it is crucial to understand the psychological factors that influence technology adoption in all industrial consumers. The oil and gas (O&G) industry exemplifies industrial consu... Read More about The psychological factors that influence successful technology adoption in the oil and gas industry..

A study of Albanian and UK consumers' identity creation within food shopping experiences: a consumer culture theory approach. (2019)
Thesis
QENDRO, A.-E. 2019. A study of Albanian and UK consumers' identity creation within food shopping experiences: a consumer culture theory approach. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis investigates the relationship that Albanian and UK consumers have with food shopping culture, and how their choice of food outlets is affected by social factors. An emic approach is used to gather 'culture-rich' data with regards to the r... Read More about A study of Albanian and UK consumers' identity creation within food shopping experiences: a consumer culture theory approach..

Firm failure processes and determinants of failure in EU countries and UK regions: a quantitative analysis of SMEs. (2019)
Thesis
MAKROPOULOS, A. 2019. Firm failure processes and determinants of failure in EU countries and UK regions: a quantitative analysis of SMEs. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis is motivated by the fact that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are of vital importance to most European countries collectively, and to each country individually. For these reasons, understanding SME failure is an integral part of... Read More about Firm failure processes and determinants of failure in EU countries and UK regions: a quantitative analysis of SMEs..

A ward-round non-technical skills for surgery (WANTSS) taxonomy. (2019)
Journal Article
SCHUUR, K., MURRAY, K., MARAN, N., FLIN, R. and PATERSON-BROWN, S. 2020. A ward-round non-technical skills for surgery (WANTSS) taxonomy. Journal of surgical education [online], 77(2), pages 369-379. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2019.09.011

Background: Around half of surgical adverse events occur outside the operating room. However the majority of non-technical skills (NTS) training programs have been developed for the intra-operative environment. Ward rounds are a crucial part of extra... Read More about A ward-round non-technical skills for surgery (WANTSS) taxonomy..

In the shadow of public opinion: the European Parliament, civil society organizations and the politicization of trilogues. (2019)
Journal Article
GREENWOOD, J. and ROEDERER-RYNNING, C. 2019. In the shadow of public opinion: the European Parliament, civil society organizations and the politicization of trilogues. Politics and governance [online], 7(3), pages 316-326. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v7i3.2175

This article examines the relations between the European Parliament (EP) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in the EU’s legislative process. It focuses specifically on legislative trilogues, an informal institution bringing together the represent... Read More about In the shadow of public opinion: the European Parliament, civil society organizations and the politicization of trilogues..

Capability approach for realising the sustainable development goals through responsible management education: the case of UK business school academics. (2019)
Journal Article
NDUBUKA, N. and REY-MARMONIER, E. 2019. Capability approach for realising the sustainable development goals through responsible management education: the case of UK business school academics. International journal of management education [online], 17(3), article ID 100319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100319

This paper assesses whether RME can help UK business schools that are signatories to the PRME contribute to the realisation of any of the 17 SDGs through the lens of 15 UK business school academics. We found that RME (in the context of this study) ca... Read More about Capability approach for realising the sustainable development goals through responsible management education: the case of UK business school academics..

Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry. (2019)
Journal Article
OMOTAYO, T.S., BOATENG, P., OSOBAJO, O., OKE, A. and OBI, L.I. 2020. Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry. International journal for productivity and performance management [online], 69(2), pages 271-296. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-11-2018-0417

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a capability maturity model (CMM) developed to implement continuous improvement in small and medium scale construction companies (SMSCC) in Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach: A multi-strategy approa... Read More about Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry..

Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking-sector perspective. (2019)
Thesis
SHEDID, M. 2019. Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking-sector perspective. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study explores the relationship between the empowerment of front-line employees and service quality (in terms of customer satisfaction) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) banking industry. The UAE banking industry is a sector in which minimal res... Read More about Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking-sector perspective..

Fostering sustainable development: a corporate social responsibility approach. (2019)
Journal Article
OSOBAJO, O.A., AJIDE, O.E. and OTITOJU, A. 2019. Fostering sustainable development: a corporate social responsibility approach. Journal of management and sustainability [online], 9(2), pages 62-72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5539/jms.v9n2p62

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the sacrificing of profits in the social interest of the public for sustainable management in an economical, ecological and social manner. It is the use of assets responsibly to create a competitive advantage... Read More about Fostering sustainable development: a corporate social responsibility approach..

Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors. (2019)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and TOLONEN, K.-M. 2019. Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 37(4), pages 492-512. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2019.101700

Berlin is a city famous for its artistic culture and uniquely inspired history, building a hotbed of creativity to draw talent from across the world. Our research problem is that, notwithstanding abundant creativity, Berlin's economy struggles behind... Read More about Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors..

Indiana Christmas trees: growers' perspectives. (2019)
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FARMER, J., BRUCE, A., STAVRIANAKIS, K., ELLETT, J., DULL, D., NORRIS, J. and DULL, L. 2019. Indiana Christmas trees: growers' perspectives. Bloomington: Indiana University SFSS [online]. Available from: https://sfss.indiana.edu/projects/indiana/christmastree/

Christmas tree farms across the USA are experiencing a decline in sales, as consumers have increasingly turned to artificial trees that are mostly imported from China. The National Christmas Tree Association reports that U.S. consumers have been choo... Read More about Indiana Christmas trees: growers' perspectives..

Expanding the contribution of community gardens to city sustainability through family education programs. (2019)
Journal Article
STAVRIANAKIS, K. and FARMER, J. 2019. Expanding the contribution of community gardens to city sustainability through family education programs. Children, youth and environments [online], 29(1), pages 84-104. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.29.1.0084

Limited outdoor residential spaces and the cost of high-quality, sustainably grown vegetables have led families to engage in community gardening. The educational and recreational opportunities provided by community gardening make the settings an appe... Read More about Expanding the contribution of community gardens to city sustainability through family education programs..

Corporate financial disclosure measurement in the empirical accounting literature: a review article. (2019)
Journal Article
HASSAN, O.A.G. and MARSTON, C. 2019. Corporate financial disclosure measurement in the empirical accounting literature: a review article. International journal of accounting [online], 54(2), article ID 1950006. Available from : https://doi.org/10.1142/S1094406019500069

This paper develops a framework for corporate financial disclosure measurement to identify and evaluate common measures of financial disclosure employed in prior empirical accounting studies. It identifies two approaches: (i) a disclosure-based appro... Read More about Corporate financial disclosure measurement in the empirical accounting literature: a review article..

Thinking collectively: social policy, collective action and the common good. (2019)
Book
SPICKER, P. 2019. Thinking collectively: social policy, collective action and the common good. Bristol: Policy press [online]. Available from: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/thinking-collectively

In this book, well-respected author Paul Spicker lends a complementary voice to his Reclaiming Individualism, reviewing collectivism as a dimension of political discourse. Breaking down his analysis to examine collectivism through substantive, moral... Read More about Thinking collectively: social policy, collective action and the common good..

Refusal of planning consent for the Docking Shoal offshore wind farm: stakeholder perspectives and lessons learned. (2019)
Journal Article
BROADBENT, I.D. and NIXON, C.L.B. 2019. Refusal of planning consent for the Docking Shoal offshore wind farm: stakeholder perspectives and lessons learned. Marine policy [online], 110, article ID 103529. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103529

The Docking Shoal project was developed by Centrica as part of The Crown Estate’s Round 2 of UK offshore wind licensing. After 8 years of development, the project was ultimately refused planning consent by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climat... Read More about Refusal of planning consent for the Docking Shoal offshore wind farm: stakeholder perspectives and lessons learned..

A narrative synthesis of qualitative studies conducted to assess patient safety culture in hospital settings. (2019)
Journal Article
ALQATTAN, H., MORRISON, Z. and CLELAND, J.A. 2019. A narrative synthesis of qualitative studies conducted to assess patient safety culture in hospital settings. Sultan Qaboos University medical journal [online], 19(2), pages e91-e98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2019.19.02.002

This review aimed to identify methodological aspects of qualitative studies conducted to assess patient safety culture (PSC) in hospital settings. Searches of Google Scholar (Google LLC, Menlo Park, California, USA), MEDLINE® (National Library of Med... Read More about A narrative synthesis of qualitative studies conducted to assess patient safety culture in hospital settings..