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Illegal diversification in the farming community? (2012)
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MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R. 2012. Illegal diversification in the farming community? RuSource [online], Briefing 1660. Available from: http://ofi.openfields.org.uk/1.12120694

Traditionally, farmers enjoy high levels of social esteem. Like the entrepreneur, they are ascribed the twin status of hero and loner. However, not all farmers are paragons of virtue and some are dishonest. These are what we call ‘rogue’ farmers.

North-east property survey 2012. (2012)
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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..

Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. (2012)
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MARCELLA, R., ROWLANDS, H. and PIRIE, T. 2012. Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.

Aberdeen Business School, part of Robert Gordon University, have conducted multiple interviews in nine operating and contracting companies across the globe to gain insight into the management of workforce safety and competency, with a view of identif... Read More about Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry..

North-east finance survey 2012. (2012)
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ATOROUGH, P. 2012. North-east finance survey 2012. Aberdeen: Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

Customer trust and confidence in the North-easts finance sector appears to be recovering, but overall public perception of the sector is still negative according to this survey. Finance businesses continue to struggle to increase their market share a... Read More about North-east finance survey 2012..

Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. (2012)
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WHITTEMORE, S. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. [Final report]. Bristol: Jisc [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc...._Case_Study_(v0.76).doc

The TDI project explored the types of digital engagement that are currently in use and how they are monitored. The project assessed what BCE skills, digital focused and traditional, that were available in the institutions and set out to share and emb... Read More about Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners..

North-east transport survey 2012. (2012)
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ATOROUGH, P. 2012. North-east transport survey 2012. Aberdeen: Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

The aim of this survey is to highlight the importance of transport and deliver a general overview of the services provided. Our conclusion is that transport providers in North-east Scotland are generally positive and satisfied with their current busi... Read More about North-east transport survey 2012..

Autonomous working in the oil and gas industry: research report. (2012)
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GIBBONS-WOOD, D. and MACLEOD, I. 2012. Autonomous working in the oil and gas industry: research report. [Final report]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University

This report is the final report detailing the findings of a study of autonomous working in the oil and gas industry. This study is part of the final output of a 30 month project run by Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen College. Funding for this s... Read More about Autonomous working in the oil and gas industry: research report..

Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise. (2012)
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SMITH, R. and JUWAH, C., 2012. Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise. In: Management Articles of the Year. London: Chartered Management Institute [online], pages 29-34. Available from: http://www.managers.org...he_Year_June_2012_0.pdf

Traditionally delivering academic input to members of the small and medium enterprise community can be problematic because the material is often considered too theoretical or is skewed towards delivery to post graduate or paying corporate clients who... Read More about Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise..

c4di Project Evaluation Report. (2012)
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MALINS, J. 2012. c4di Project Evaluation Report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The purpose of this review is to evaluate the work of the center for Design and Innovation, an ERDF and SEEKIT funded project established by the Robert Gordon University in October 2008. The project aimed to assist SMEs in Scotland to become more com... Read More about c4di Project Evaluation Report..

Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: report on evaluation of pilots. (2012)
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GIBBONS-WOOD, D. and MACLEOD, I. 2012. Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: report on evaluation of pilots. [Evaluation report]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This report is the final document detailing the evaluation of two pilot programmes carried out during 2011/12. These pilots were the culmination of a 30 month project run by Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen College. Funding for the pilots (and t... Read More about Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: report on evaluation of pilots..

Testing of a method for insulation of masonry and lath walls in existing domestic Scottish construction. (2012)
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BENNADJI, A., ABDEL-WAHAB, M., LEVIE, M.C. and CHOUMAN, D. 2012. Testing of a method for insulation of masonry and lath walls in existing domestic Scottish construction. Glasgow: CIC Start Online [online], FS24. Available from http://www.cicstart.org...asonryandlathwalls.html

The main aim of this research project was to develop and test the feasibility of a method of insulating an existing historic listed building whilst maintaining its original architectural features. The success of the project is conditioned by the avoi... Read More about Testing of a method for insulation of masonry and lath walls in existing domestic Scottish construction..

Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. (2011)
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BURNETT, S., PEDERSEN, S. and SMITH, R., 2011. Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. SIPR Research Summary. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Scool of Social Sciences, University of Dundee [online]. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/P...Research_Summary_13.pdf

Narrative and storytelling play an important part in knowledge management in policing and criminal justice contexts. As probationary constables and young officers, officers learn the job from listening to the stories of others, and for this reason pa... Read More about Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing..

Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. (2011)
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HOURIGAN, N. and MCCLEAN, D. 2011. Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. York: Higher Education Academy.

This report presents the results of a collaborative project between Queens University, Belfast and the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and builds on a dialogue initiated during Session 2009-10 through which course guidance and feedback received b... Read More about Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture..

Tick safety not boxes: competency and compliance in the oil and gas industry. (2011)
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MARCELLA, R., PIRIE, T. and DOIG, D. 2011. Tick safety not boxes: competency and compliance in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. Dubai: OPITO International FZ LLC.

This paper details the results of an independent study, conducted by Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University and commissioned by OPITO. It sought to explore the primary goals of organisations in the oil and gas industry in addressing com... Read More about Tick safety not boxes: competency and compliance in the oil and gas industry..

Electric Mobility: Point of Departure. (2011)
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GRAY, D. 2011. Electric Mobility: Point of Departure. 10 March 2011. Viborg: North Sea Region Programme. [online]. Available from: http://eharbours.eu/unc...-of-departure-documents

The organisations cooperating in eharbours investigate the potential of electric transport (both on land and on water) for the harbour regions of North West Europe. Current types of electric vehicles still have a short driving range and limited poss... Read More about Electric Mobility: Point of Departure..

Benevolent gang leaders, commercial escapees and sleepers: a conceptual framework for Scottish social enterprise leadership engaging with the 'new society'. (2011)
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BROWN, M. FULFORD, H., GRIST, A. and MCDONALD, S. 2011. Benevolent gang leaders, commercial escapees and sleepers: a conceptual framework for Scottish social enterprise leadership engaging with the 'new society'. ╦ťAberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This exploratory research study examines the experiences of a purposive sample of leaders of Social Enterprises (SEs) in Scotland to discover how leaders deal with the challenges of running this type of organisation at a period of financial constrain... Read More about Benevolent gang leaders, commercial escapees and sleepers: a conceptual framework for Scottish social enterprise leadership engaging with the 'new society'..